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The Verge:
Verizon is primed to become ad-tracking giant and take full advantage of an impotent FCC, using consumer data without permission, as it's done with supercookies   —  Zombie adtech is coming to kill Google  —  Two seemingly unrelated things happened Monday that actually point directly at the future of the internet:
Apr 5, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube viewers worldwide watch more than 1B hours of video a day, a 10-fold increase since 2012, threatening to eclipse US TV viewership   —  Google unit posts 10-fold increase in viewership since 2012, boosted by algorithms personalizing user lineups  —  YouTube viewers world-wide …
Feb 27, 2017, 3:25 PMIn context
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
Google to discontinue Site Search on April 1, its search tool for publishers' websites, according to email to customers and partners   —  This spring, Google plans to discontinue Google Site Search, a product it has sold to web publishers that wanted to apply the industry's leading search technology to their own sites.
Feb 21, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Kelly Fiveash / Ars Technica UK:
Google and Microsoft's Bing agree to demote piracy search results in the UK by June 1, 2017, as part of a deal with the entertainment industry   —  Google and Microsoft's Bing have agreed to crack down on piracy sites in the UK after years of wrangling with film and music rights holders.
Feb 20, 2017, 7:30 AMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Ford says it will invest $1B into Argo AI over 5 years and take a majority stake in the startup; Argo AI will work on autonomous driving tech for Ford's cars   —  The automaker will take a majority stake in Argo AI, founded by two top engineers from Google and Uber.
Feb 10, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context
Stephen Witt / Billboard:
Interview with Jeff Bezos and Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music, about the music industry, Echo and Alexa's place in it, more   —  Amazon founder Jeff Bezos would make almost any list of the world's most powerful people.  In retail, he's clearly on top, and in tech, he's close to it.
Feb 9, 2017, 1:45 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Filing: Snap has a $1B agreement with Amazon Web Services to use its services alongside Google's; minimum 2017 spend is $50M, rising to $350M by 2021   —  Snap disclosed the deal in a revised version of its S-1 made public Thursday.  —  It turns out that Google isn't the only company Snap …
Feb 9, 2017, 12:40 PMIn context
Michael Brown / TechHive:
Linksys Velop Wi-Fi mesh router review: performs better than Google Wifi, worse than Eero when used with 1 or 2 nodes, has strong feature set but is expensive   —  Velop Whole Home Wi-Fi  —  TECHHIVE RATING  —  Linksys bid its time before jumping into the consumer mesh Wi-Fi router market …
Jan 9, 2017, 3:40 AMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Gooligan, new Android malware found in 86 apps in 3rd-party marketplaces, has compromised 1M+ Google accounts to date, targeting versions 4 and 5 of Android   —  86 apps available in third-party marketplaces can root 74 percent of Android phones.  —  Researchers say they've uncovered a family …
Nov 30, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Chris Strohm / Bloomberg:
Trump's picks for AG Jeff Sessions and CIA director Mike Pompeo are leading domestic surveillance advocates, may reverse curbs imposed after Snowden revelations   —  Attorney general, CIA picks oppose Apple, Google on spying  —  New rule in effect Dec. 1 gives FBI greater hacking authority
Nov 30, 2016, 8:10 AMIn context

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