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Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Copyright holders asked Google to remove 1B+ allegedly infringing links in past year; Google removed more than 90% of the reported links   —  Copyright holders continue to flood Google with DMCA takedown requests, targeting “pirate links” in the company's search results.
Nov 30, 2016, 3:45 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google will display election results in search as polls close, including presidential, House, Senate, and gubernatorial races, as well as state-level referenda   —  Google has been highly involved with connecting U.S. voters to timely information throughout this election cycle …
Nov 7, 2016, 1:55 PMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Google Capital rebrands as CapitalG and reveals its investment in Snap Inc.   —  Alphabet's investment arm, Google Capital, has quietly made an investment in Snapchat parent company, Snap Inc.  —  The investment was only revealed after Google Capital rebranded itself to CapitalG on Friday …
Nov 4, 2016, 5:55 PMIn context
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Many publishers say an AMP pageview generates half the revenue of a pageview on their full mobile website due to reliance on standardized banner ad units   —  Some publishers aren't generating as much ad revenue as they had hoped  —  Google is stepping up its efforts to serve speedy content …
Oct 30, 2016, 1:55 PMIn context
Alex Kras:
Google AMP accused of stealing publishers traffic, by directing search traffic to cached snapshots of sites at Google-hosted URLs   —  I run my blog on WordPress with a custom theme. 6 month ago I've added support for Accelerate Mobile Pages (AMP) in order to provide better user for mobile devices.
Oct 23, 2016, 8:00 AMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: Alphabet executives nixed a plan to sell robotic arms built by Google's robotics group because they wouldn't be used daily by billions of people   —  @mhbergen , More stories by Mark Bergen  —  Product developed in-house failed Page's ‘toothbrush test’  —  Robotics experts frustrated with Google's perfectionism
Oct 9, 2016, 10:20 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Criteo is paying $250 million to buy e-commerce ad firm HookLogic   —  Like Google product listing ads, but for e-commerce sites.  —  HookLogic, a startup that helps consumer brands place ads on e-commerce sites, has agreed to sell for $250 million to publicly traded ad-tech firm Criteo.
Oct 4, 2016, 12:10 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Recode:
Report: Google Fiber chief Craig Barratt was told by Larry Page to halve staff to 500; Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat interceded to defend business model   —  Another bump in the road for Alphabet.  —  For the past year, Ruth Porat, the CFO of Google and its parent Alphabet, has told Wall Street …
Aug 25, 2016, 3:35 PMIn context
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Google plans to lower search rankings of publishers' mobile pages that use intrusive interstitial ads starting January 10   —  Google has announced that it will begin cracking down on “intrusive interstitials” on January 10, 2017, because this type of ad “can be problematic on mobile devices where screens are often smaller.”
Aug 23, 2016, 4:55 PMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google says links in mobile search results will soon take you to AMP version of page, if available, not the traditional HTML page   —  Google's “Accelerated Mobile Pages,” more commonly known as AMP, are meant to be a reboot of the mobile web.  Designed to fix mobile webpages that suck …
Aug 2, 2016, 1:20 PMIn context

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