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The Markup:
Study of 15K+ recent popular queries finds Google devoted 41% of the first page of search results on mobile devices to its own properties and “direct answers”   —  The search engine dedicated almost half of the first page of results in our test to its own products, which dominated the coveted top of the page
Jul 28, 2020, 9:30 AMIn context
Ashley Gold / Axios:
Source: the rescheduled House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee hearing featuring CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google will take place this Wednesday   —  The CEOs of Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google will now testify before the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee on Wednesday …
Jul 25, 2020, 11:03 AMIn context
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Monday's antitrust hearing featuring CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google has been postponed due to memorial services for Rep. John Lewis; new date TBA   —  - The highly anticipated antitrust hearing featuring CEOs from Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google has been officially postponed.
Jul 24, 2020, 4:07 PMIn context
Bill Ready / The Keyword:
Google Shopping goes commission-free for retailers and adds support for third-party providers, starting with PayPal and Shopify   —  Over the past few months, we've made significant changes to help businesses reach more consumers and help people find the best products, prices and places to buy online.
Jul 23, 2020, 10:00 AMIn context
The Information:
Source: in an agreement signed in May 2019, TikTok committed to buying more than $800M in cloud services from Google over a three-year period   —  For years, Google Cloud has languished in third place in the cloud computing market, with fewer marquee customers to boast of than rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.
Jul 15, 2020, 4:35 AMIn context
Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters:
Google says it has removed search ads linking to sites that charged US users large fees for voter registration or harvested their data, after a watchdog report   —  (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google said on Monday that it had removed search ads that charged users searching …
Jun 29, 2020, 10:10 PMIn context
Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
Sundar Pichai says Google will increase its proportion of execs from underrepresented groups by 30% by 2025, contribute $175M+ for Black business owners, more   —  Not new to debates on race, Google seeks to address ‘systemic racism’ in society  —  Google announced a new hiring goal …
Jun 17, 2020, 5:55 PMIn context
Ruth Reader / Fast Company:
Researchers find sites monetizing health misinformation with Google's AdSense and DoubleClick; Google says the specific sites don't violate its policy   —  Google's programmatic ad tools AdSense and DoubleClick are placing ads on websites that publish health misinformation, according to reports from two independent research groups.
Jun 11, 2020, 10:55 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook confirms it is testing an updated version of Search that displays information panels with publicly available data, including from Wikipedia   —  Facebook is testing a new feature that aims to keep users inside its platform when they're looking for factual information they would otherwise turn to Google or Wikipedia to find.
Jun 11, 2020, 1:00 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Global Disinformation Index report examining 49 sites with COVID-19 disinformation says Google placed ads on 84% of them   —  One ad for telecom company O2 appeared on an article linking virus to 5G networks  —  Google has taken aggressive action to scrub coronavirus conspiracies …
Jun 1, 2020, 9:45 AMIn context

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