Month: July 2018

Sen. Warner has new policy paper with proposals to regulate…

Sen. Warner has new policy paper with proposals to regulate…

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A policy paper from the office of Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., contains 20 options for government to regulate technology companies. The proposals, which were sent to CNBC by Warner's office, are designed to protect consumers and stop the spread of disinformation. Although Warner, who serves as the vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is in the minority, it is possible he could possibly find an ally in President Donald Trump's administration. David Redl, a senior U.S. Commerce Department official who oversees the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, said in a speech on Friday that the administration is determining its own data privacy doctrine. Axio...
Cision Acquires ShareIQ To Search, Track Performance Of Ima…

Cision Acquires ShareIQ To Search, Track Performance Of Ima…

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Cision announced on Monday the acquisition of Berlin-based ShareIQ, which finds, analyzes and indexes original pieces of visual content. The company’s patent-pending technology searches for images and earned media independent of text-based content.Searching for visual content that may or may not appear alongside text is a primary focus for Cision. “The world is going image-based,” said Kevin Akeroyd, Cision CEO. “The whole earned media and marketing communications industry really enables marketers to capture data for visual content not tied to text.”ShareIQ’s technology recognizes and monitors any type of earned media from images to logos, and enables marketers to monitor where products appear in pictures or where logos were placed next to tweets or in blog posts and written articles.Ma
Google Calls Out Insecure Sites in New Chrome Version

Google Calls Out Insecure Sites in New Chrome Version

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The latest version of the Chrome browser puts a label on unencrypted websites.As of July 24, websites that aren't encrypted will stand out for Chrome browser users with a "Not Secure" label in the address bar. The good news is that use of the unsecured HTTP protocol has diminished by more than 20 percentage points, according to Google, since it announced its intention to call out vulnerable sites more than two years ago. In its blog post announcing the change, Google restated its desire to see the Web as an environment of 100% encrypted communications. Users of the latest version of Chrome (68) will see a new “not secure” notification when visiting HTTP pages. For the October release of Chrome (70), the company intends to call out unencrypted sites in bright red letters  Google also poi
Google Testing New Visual Product Recommendations in Image …

Google Testing New Visual Product Recommendations in Image …

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Google is testing a new visual product search in image search results, adding a new similar items carousel based on the products that were seen in the images for the image search.In this test, instead of automatically loading more images, as usually happens when you scroll down, it instead adds a button to view more images, but then adds a product carousel of similar products that were seen in the images from the image search.Heather Physioc spotted the test.It does seem to be picking out the images visually.  In this example, she notes that Geddy Lee is wearing glasses now more closely associated with Harry Potter, and one of the image search recommends is for Harry Potter glasses.This seems to be a spinoff from a couple of previous image search additions – the Shop the Look that AdWor
Google’s John Mueller on Penalty Recovery

Google’s John Mueller on Penalty Recovery

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Alphabet: Its Dominance ‘Tends to Feed on Itself’

Alphabet: Its Dominance ‘Tends to Feed on Itself’

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July 30, 2018 9:38 a.m. ET Alphabet’s (GOOGL) valuation is “well-justified,” investor Mark Oelschlager told Barron’s Teresa Rivas in a Q&A that published Monday. Oelschlager, manager of Oak Associates’ Pin Oak Equity fund, lists Alphabet among his fund’s largest holdings. (It, and Bank of New York Mellon (BK), are the largest in terms.) He told Rivas: Alphabet has built the world’s leading search engine, and obviously internet search is something that people are using more and more every day. Google in entrenched there because of the nature of the way its search engine works—it gets better the mor
María Rebeca Latigo de Hernández, Mexican immigrant rights …

María Rebeca Latigo de Hernández, Mexican immigrant rights …

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The Google logo on Google’s home page in the United States, Mexico Argentina, Chile, Peru, Singapore, and Uruguay celebrates the life and achievements of María Rebeca Latigo de Hernández. María Rebeca Latigo de Hernández was a Mexican-American rights activist who fought for the rights of Mexican immigrants. She was born in San Pedro Garza García, Mexico on July 29, 1896 – 122 years ago. She got married in 1915 at the age of 19 to Pedro Hernández Barrera in Hebbronville, Texas. They had 10 children. She was an activist against the segregation, racial oppression, and poor education that the Mexican American children were receiving. She passed at the age of 89 on January 8, 1986 in Texas. Google wrote: Today’s Doodle celebrates what would have been the 122
Google touts G Suite momentum in office productivity battle

Google touts G Suite momentum in office productivity battle

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SAN FRANCISCO – Google may not usurp Microsoft’s office productivity dominance anytime soon, but the raft of updates to its G Suite portfolio rolled out at its Cloud Next event this week aim to build momentum as it woos business users with artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud capabilities. “One of the biggest themes of Google Next this year is the use of machine learning for better customer experience,” said Wayne Kurtzman, a research director at IDC.There are now 4 million businesses paying for G Suite, Google’s collection of productivity and collaboration apps that includes Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Hangouts Chat and Meet.“Since last year we have added more than one million businesses to G Suite, and the momentum we are seeing is across the globe and across companies of all si