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Nick Statt / The Verge:
Google says it will require close content parity between AMP and original pages beginning February 2018 to discourage publishers from using AMP pages as teasers   —  Google is cracking down on link baiting  —  Google today announced a forthcoming update to its Accelerated Mobile Pages …
Nov 16, 2017, 4:25 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube partners with Ticketmaster to sell concert tickets on artists' video pages, launching today in the US   —  YouTube today announced a partnership with Ticketmaster that will see the Google-owned video network connecting fans with concert tickets and tour information directly on artists' YouTube video pages.
Nov 14, 2017, 12:29 PMIn context
Artem Russakovskii / Android Police:
Google rolls out patch to partially fix bug that caused Google Home Minis to repeatedly record, transmit audio to company, says it is working on a long-term fix   —  When the first home assistants were announced, I was excited.  A device I could wake up with a simple hotword that would answer my questions …
Oct 10, 2017, 7:40 PMIn context
Jordan Palmer / Android Police:
Google promises minimum of three years of OS and security updates for Pixel 2 phones, after originally promising two years support for Pixel phones   —  If you've been caught up in all of the Pixel news today, then you might have overlooked something in the specs page.
Oct 4, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
How the big tech platforms including Facebook, Google, and Twitter, who've pledged to provide accurate information during major crises, are failing miserably   —  In aftermath of Sunday evening's mass shooting in Las Vegas, visitors to Facebook's Crisis Response page for the tragedy …
Oct 3, 2017, 7:20 AMIn context
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Facebook's Safety Check page for Las Vegas shooting promoted sites giving misinformation like Alt-Right News and End Times Headlines; Google highlighted 4Chan   —  In the wake of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas last night that left more than 50 dead and hundreds injured …
Oct 2, 2017, 1:30 PMIn context
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Google begins rolling out overhauled European shopping search results to comply with EU ruling that let third-parties bid for top space on the page   —  Part of effort to comply with a European Union antitrust decision that fined the company $2.7 billion  —  Google has started overhauling millions …
Sep 27, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Becky Peterson / Business Insider:
Google adds per-second billing for Google Cloud, effective today, before Amazon's per-second billing takes effect on October 2   —  The cloud wars rage on, and this time, the battle is over billing increments.  —  On Tuesday, Google announced that its cloud service will offer per-second billing.
Sep 26, 2017, 4:55 PMIn context
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
Sources: Google to create a standalone unit for its shopping unit and require it to bid against rivals for ads, to satisfy EU antitrust concerns   —  Google Shopping must rely on own revenues to bid for ad slots  —  EU gave Thursday deadline for Google to comply with order
Sep 26, 2017, 11:05 AMIn context
Axios:
Sources: Alphabet, which invested in Uber through GV, is in talks to invest about $1B in Lyft, driven by CEO Larry Page   —  Google has held talks to invest around $1 billion in Lyft, Axios has learned from multiple sources.  It is unclear which group within Google would make the investment …
Sep 14, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context

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