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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google algorithm change appears to be moving Holocaust-denial and other controversial sites down in search results   —  Several days after Google put a search ranking change into place, the first page of results for “did the holocaust happen” now appears to be entirely free of denial sites.
Dec 25, 2016, 5:05 PMIn context
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Palantir CEO Alex Karp was the only Trump summit attendee from a private firm, showing Peter Thiel's influence   —  President-elect Donald Trump met with top tech executives on Wednesday.  —  The execs that Trump talked to included the people who run some of the most valuable companies in the US …
Dec 14, 2016, 5:30 PMIn context
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

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