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Columnist Wesley Young compares the online presence of several new businesses to find out what makes one stand out and consistently outperform the others in Google Map search results.
The virtual assistant capability will soon be available on smartphones running Android 6.0 and 7.0.
SoftBank is being linked with an investment that could value WeWork at more than $20 billion.
US millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers respond differently
Mobile World Congress kicked off over the weekend with press conferences from Samsung, Sony, LG and Motorola.
This is the latest of several acquisitions designed to increase Singtel’s product offerings, data capabilities and market reach.
Those with a bachelor’s degree or below also make up large majority of users
Millennials’ behavior, more than research, is a good indicator
Sporting goods and personal care items not nearly as popular
- Brexit, EU Legislation, hyper local marketing strategies and ad blockers among key topics to be covered at London event-
Uber employees have flocked to an anonymous workplace app called Blind as a sort of catharsis since ex-Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti posted about being propositioned and discriminated against while working for the company, according to Blind’s founder Alex Shin.
Better communication helps combat blocking behavior
Apple Search Ads also delivered high user retention for non-gaming apps.
The sales price of the struggling startup was finally revealed in a quarterly financial results statement.
More than half are still at the starting gate
Think you’re too small to benefit from Google Shopping campaigns? Think again!
Amazon is making it cheaper to qualify for free shipping.
This grand opening has been years in the making. Apple’s new campus now has a name and an opening date. It’ll be called Apple Park and the first employees will move in April 2017.
After nearly six years as a bootstrapped independent business, Street Fight has been acquired by Brandify, the Anaheim-based multi-location digital marketing platform for brands — and we couldn’t be more excited.
Retailer Urban Outfitters saw 75 percent conversion increase and 146 percent revenue growth from using offline signals vs. online only.
Presence is there, but their expertise lags
Few are advanced users, but strong ROI beckons
Company says it can provide highly reliable store- specific visitation data, even in malls.
Many shop for clothing and sports equipment
By applying their technology to the publishers’ antiquated subscription systems, the two Internet giants could help create a sustainable news ecosystem.
Leading digital platform expands papers’ audiences to North America and Asia-Pacific
Retailers paint a mixed earnings picture, but they all agree on one thing
Yahoo successor Altaba will bear the cost of shareholder lawsuits.
Company seeks to make local employee recruiting easier, generate more SMB loyalty and perhaps some additional revenue in the process.
Google and Microsoft Bing agree to reduce pirated content from their search results in an agreement named the Voluntary Code of Practice.
The CEO describes the next phase of Facebook in a nearly 6,000-word missive.
Men shop and buy slightly more than women
Facebook’s not the only news feed in town. Yahoo is courting British newspapers and publishers to push their content to Yahoo’s.
Ad blocking, which was once treated as a mortal threat to publishers, has now become a chronic condition: They might die with it, but they’re more likely to have been killed by other causes.
More than eight in 10 internet users will use a mobile phone to access the web regularly in 2017
Google has brought back displaying emojis in the search results when the query thinks it is relevant.
Millennials particularly apt to buy via smartphones and tablets
Columnist James Collins dives into data on the behavior of shoppers who are looking for savings and discusses what it means for your marketing strategy.
Atomico has closed its fourth fund with $765 million, making it one of Europe’s single largest venture capital funds.
Useful feature will automatically remind users of time-sensitive events.
Shopping becomes a new front in the battle of the virtual assistants.
Discounts are the thing
Massive hacking revelations prompted the renegotiation by Verizon.
Russia's largest search engine generated $364.7 million for the last quarter of 2016 and averaged 55.4% share of the country's search market.
“This ‘news’ is there to influence the political process in Germany, and we think it’s very important to put them straight.”
The research firm says it’s at least five years from being a mass consumer medium, although augmented reality, 360-degree video and mixed reality are acting as stepping stones.
Potentially disruptive new player in an already competitive market
When Apple News launched, The Washington Post made all its content available on the news aggregation app.
Twitter is fighting to disclose how many times the government has secretly accessed its users’ data — and a judge may soon allow the company to do so.
A startup called Caavo thinks it has a solution to the too-much-TV problem, with a device that brings together all the different streaming boxes and TV services you subscribe to.
Ad blockers still make up more than one-quarter of internet users
As the public grows more concerned with state-sponsored hacking, Microsoft is calling on tech companies to form a so-called “Digital Geneva Convention” by promising to protect users from nation-state attacks and vowing to never mount offensive cyber attacks.
But e-commerce totals are much smaller than digital-influenced in-store sales.
Zürich (ots) - localsearch (Swisscom Directories AG), die Schweizer Nummer 1 im Verzeichnisgeschäft und Betreiberin von local.ch und search.ch, erweitert das Angebot um eine Buchungs- und Kundenverwaltungslösung. Dazu geht localsearch eine Partnerschaft mit dem Europäischen Marktführer Shore ein.
How do you avoid getting made obsolete by artificial intelligence in a time when resources and research are largely being funnelled toward improving that area of tech?
Google Maps is today rolling out a new feature to all users on iOS and Android devices that will allow you to make lists of places that you can star, save and share with friends.
Uber’s Southeast Asia rival Grab is in the process of buying up Indonesia-based online payment startup Kudo in its first major acquisition.
2017 is poised to be a transformative year in tech. Already we are seeing signs of consolidation and the emergence of powerful, well-financed industry leaders.
Too many is too much
Mavrck has shown that Facebook activity has declined from 2015 to 2016, with fewer posts and less engagement across the board.
High costs, data protection and security
e-ventures Worldwide vs. Google should have been dismissed earlier.
New capability means that users no longer need to download an app to view online VR.
The company will continue to focus on growing its mobile-app user base in 2017.
Snowbirds can also get quick results for snow conditions at U.S. ski resorts.
Mobile ad platform InMobi on Wednesday said it’s partnering with mobile data exchange adsquare to create a suite of in-app audience targeting solutions for advertisers in Europe, offering brands access to InMobi’s global mobile consumer profiles.
Traditional media still slightly more effective at getting internet users to shop
Devices hit a sweet spot between price and functionality
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Nearly 60 percent used voice because it was faster or easier than typing.
Tesla is pausing production at its California assembly plant in Fremont in order to prepare for Model 3 production, the company announced on Wednesday, and Reuters reports via separate sources that it will look to start test production of its Model 3 on February 20, ahead of planned wide-scale production beginning sometime later this year.
The retail future involves fewer stores, which become 'product playgrounds.'
The Jawbone/Fitbit ugliness appears to be continuing on unabated, even the rival fitness companies work to deal with their own financial struggles and concerns around the health of the wearable market at large.
The company says it differs from other social content trackers because it looks at engagement from the perspective of the originating publishers’ sites.
Since first being unbundled back in 2015 in the U.S., Alexa Voice Service — the voice-response software that powers the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot — has been one of Amazon’s chief tools to spread its services to a range of connected devices.
Upday, the news aggregator platform and subsidiary of Axel Springer, plans to be in 16 regions across Europe by the end of June, doubling its editorial staff from 25 to 50.
Advertisers attempting phishing attacks and pushing counterfeit goods continued to try to evade detection.
TV maker Vizio will pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit after it was shown that for years the company has been secretly collecting viewing data and selling it to third parties.
Chinese ecommerce giant seen as controlling stake
The company, which publishes tech sites in the Mid-Atlantic, wants to grow beyond its core events revenue model while keeping community at the heart of what it does.
Six months after British newspaper group Trinity Mirror integrated a server-to-server solution — the sequel to header bidding — the publisher is getting advertisers to increase their programmatic ad spending.
Report shows 52% of total population is social
Changing consumer buying habits complicate efforts
Viewing habits were meticulously tracked, tied to demographics and sold to third parties for ad targeting and tracking.
Uber is making moves to expand the scope of its flying car experiment – the company just hired NASA engineer Mark Moore, who worked at the federal agency as an advanced aircraft engineer and basically kickstarted the current interest in vertical take-off and landing craft for short-haul urban flight with a 2010 paper on the feasibility of the helicopter-like vehicles.
Digital ad spending across six key markets to grow 20.4% this year
Transparency, consumer choice, data sensitivity and security are the four principles that companies must respect.
A U.S. judge has ordered Google to hand over emails stored outside the country in order to comply with an FBI search warrant. The warrant in question pertains to a domestic fraud probe.
Amazon was responsible for 43 percent of 2016 e-commerce revenues.
Snapchat reported revenues of $404.5 million in 2016
Facebook had another strong quarter in Q4 2016, earning $8.81 billion in revenue and $1.41 EPS.
Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus just became a half billion more expensive.
The Guardian has made big strides in growing its membership revenue, with the number of paying supporters jumping from 15,000 to just under 200,000 in the past year.
Other traditional media will see gains as digital investment grows
It looks like Apple’s big bet on building an array of services like iCloud, Apple Music and the App Store is starting to be the big business the company hoped it would be.
Court rules that search results are a form of speech entitled to protection.
Double-digit growth in share of internet users who pay for digital content, with games and music the most popular
In Indonesia, 58 percent of mobile devices are running adblockers. In the United States: 1 percent.
A new paper from Princeton and Stanford researchers says their model for user identification works up to 70 percent of the time, using only anonymous browsing histories.
More confident in retailers than the government
Apple is no longer the leader in a much more crowded virtual assistant field.
Daimler and Uber have announced a partnership that will see the automaker introduce its own self-driving cars for use on Uber’s ride sharing service.
Being comfortable on the internet is not the key
According to the Salesforce Research “2016 Connected Small Business Report,” with more than 300 small business owners in the nationwide survey commissioned online by Harris Poll, most small business owners still rely on manual, outdated processes, such as email and spreadsheets, to store and track their customer information.
On Monday the IAB released its second “Outlook for Data” report, a survey conducted by the Winterberry Group that benchmarks data-driven marketing practices.
More than 25 tech companies potentially involved in the action.