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YouTube makes a move against brand-sponsored videos
/ February 19, 2015 12:59 pm
YouTube makes a move against brand-sponsored videos

Digiday reports "YouTube is putting down the clamps on video creators who work directly with brands, nudging them instead to rely on Google’s sales team for deals.". Read More

Russian Internet giant Yandex files antitrust complaint against Google over Android
/ February 18, 2015 11:05 am
Russian Internet giant Yandex files antitrust complaint against Google over Android

VentureBeat reports "Russian Internet giant Yandex has asked its home country’s antitrust body to investigate Google over the way it forces its own services on Android devices." . Read More

Google and Mattel reimagine the View-Master to make virtual reality kid-friendly
/ February 13, 2015 12:30 pm
Google and Mattel reimagine the View-Master to make virtual reality kid-friendly

VentureBeat reports "At a press event in New York today, toy-manufacturing giant Mattel and Google unveiled a reimagined View-Master — a $30 augmented reality (AR) gadget powered by Google’s Cardboard tech. The View-Master is set to launch sometime in October of this year." . Read More

Google Starts Fading Out SPDY Support In Favor Of HTTP/2 Standard
/ February 9, 2015 1:01 pm
Google Starts Fading Out SPDY Support In Favor Of HTTP/2 Standard

TechCrunch reports "Google today announced that it plans to fade out support for SPDY — its alternative to HTTP — in Chrome by early 2016. Now that the next version of HTTP is well on its way to standardization, Google has decided to abandon its own program in favor of the new standard. Support for HTTP/2 will arrive in Chrome’s main release channel in a few weeks.". Read More

Is Google Ready to Go to War With Wireless Carriers?
/ February 9, 2015 1:01 pm
Is Google Ready to Go to War With Wireless Carriers?

AdvertisingAge reports "Two years ago, AT&T had a cozy pact with Starbucks. The telecom company provided Wi-Fi to 7,000 of the coffee chain's outlets, a contract won in 2008. Then, suddenly, in July 2013, its Starbucks contract was wrested away.". Read More

Google Uses Hangouts As A Virtual Genius Bar To Sell Google Devices
/ February 6, 2015 11:42 am
Google Uses Hangouts As A Virtual Genius Bar To Sell Google Devices

TechCrunch reports "In 2013, Google expanded its Hangouts video conferencing service into a commerce platform called Helpouts, where people buy and sell services like cooking or technical advice via live video. Now Google is transplanting a free version of that into its own business to help with sales of its products.". Read More

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Google’s slippery slope: If search giant pays Twitter for content, should it pay all publishers?
/ February 5, 2015 12:30 pm
Google’s slippery slope: If search giant pays Twitter for content, should it pay all publishers?

VentureBeat reports "Toward the end of Bloomberg’s story about a potential deal between Google and Twitter to display tweets in search results, this bit at the end made me sit up: 'There’s no advertising revenue involved in the deal between Twitter and Google, one of the people said. That suggests Twitter will receive data-licensing revenue, which was $41 million in the third quarter, up from $16 million a year earlier.'". Read More

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