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Miguel Helft / Forbes:
Dropbox Hires Google, Facebook And Twitter Veteran Todd Jackson As VP Of Product   —  Dropbox has hired Twitter's Todd Jackson to be its first VP of product, filling a critical position as the company attempts to fend off powerful rivals.  —  Jackson's hiring comes days …
Jul 28, 2015, 4:35 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Now Lets Developers Bring Their Own Security Keys To Compute Engine   —  Starting today, developers who use Google's Compute Engine infrastructure as a service platform will be able to bring their own security keys to the service.  Google argues that using these customer-supplied encryption keys …
Jul 28, 2015, 1:20 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google search now lets you avoid lines by showing the busiest times at millions of places and businesses   —  Google search today gained a brilliant new feature that has the potential to save you a lot of time.  You can now see “popular times” (read: the busiest, most crowded …
Jul 28, 2015, 12:25 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Android users can now say ‘Ok Google’ to send messages via WhatsApp, WeChat, NextPlus, Telegram, and Viber   —  In April, Google launched custom voice actions on Android, allowing users to control select third-party apps simply by starting with the “Ok Google” command.
Jul 28, 2015, 11:50 AMIn context
eMarketer and Newsroom Posts:
Instagram should bring in $595M in mobile ad revenues this year, reach $2.81B in 2017   —  Instagram Mobile Ad Revenues to Reach $2.81 Billion Worldwide in 2017  —  Instagram will surpass Google, Twitter in US mobile display ad revenues by 2017  —  Instagram will bring in $595 million …
Jul 27, 2015, 6:35 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google changes AdSense, DoubleClick policies, will require all publishers from Sept. 30 to get consent from European Union visitors to use cookies   —  Google AdSense Publishers Must Now Obtain EU Visitors' Consent Before Collecting Data  —  Google has announced a change to its user consent policy …
Jul 27, 2015, 3:55 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google is dropping its Google+ requirement across all products, starting with YouTube   —  Google has finally announced the Google+ news that everyone has been waiting for: Your Google+ profile will no longer be your identity in all Google products.  This change will be trickling out …
Jul 27, 2015, 12:20 PMIn context
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Smoking Gun: MPAA Emails Reveal Plan To Run Anti-Google Smear Campaign Via Today Show And WSJ   —  If you talk to the reporters who work for various big media companies, they insist that they have true editorial independence from the business side of their companies.
Jul 27, 2015, 11:10 AMIn context
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube offers money and help to top creators to ward off online video rivals like Facebook   —  YouTube Creates Stars.  Can It Keep Them?  —  At VidCon, Google battles with Facebook and startups to woo ‘MyCupcakeAddiction’ and other popular online video creators  —  YouTube created a new kind of celebrity.
Jul 26, 2015, 10:00 PMIn context
Re/code:
Q&A with Baidu CEO Robin Li on moving away from desktop search to focus on online-to-offline commerce on mobile, investment in Uber, and more   —  China's Baidu, With Uber in Tow, Takes Search to the Offline World (Q&A)  —  In many ways, Baidu went through the same existential crisis three years ago that Google faces now.
Jul 26, 2015, 12:15 PMIn context

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