Month: December 2018

Apple to top 1,000 employees in Seattle, add new site in ci…

Apple to top 1,000 employees in Seattle, add new site in ci…

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Photo Illustration by Monica Nickelsburg, GeekWire, original photo by Dan Hershman, via Flickr. Apple will expand its Seattle operations to more than 1,000 employees and establish a new site in the city, moving further into the backyards of hometown tech titans Microsoft and Amazon, and escalating the competition for tech talent in the region. The company announced the plan for Seattle as part of a broader national expansion unveiled this morning. Austin landed Apple’s big prize, a new $1 billion, 133-acre campus with capacity for up to 15,000 employees. However, Seattle is among three other U.S. cities where the tech giant says it will significantly expand its operations over the next three years. Apple Image Apple first announced plans for a national expansion and ne
‘Young miracle:’ Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

‘Young miracle:’ Baby recovers from Ebola in Congo outbreak

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — They call her the "young miracle." A baby who was admitted to an Ebola treatment center just six days after birth is now recovered from the virus.Congo's health ministry calls the baby the youngest survivor in what is now the world's second-deadliest Ebola outbreak.The ministry has tweeted a photo of the infant, swaddled and with tiny mouth open in yawn or squall, surrounded by caregivers who watched over her 24 hours a day for weeks.The ministry says the baby's mother, who had Ebola, died in childbirth.The infant was discharged from the treatment center in Beni on Wednesday. The ministry says that "she went home in the arms of her father and her aunt."Experts have reported worryingly high numbers of children with Ebola in this outbreak. Algolia Trends
Amazon, Flipkart beware! Google enters e-commerce, launches…

Amazon, Flipkart beware! Google enters e-commerce, launches…

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Amazon, Flipkart beware! Google enters e-commerce, launches new shopping search features for Indian users Tech giant Google Thursday unveiled ‘Google Shopping’ in India that will allow users to easily filter through offers, review prices from multiple retailers and find products that they are looking for. The personalised experience will be available across various Google products — a Shopping home page, Shopping tab on Google Search and through Google Lens. Customers will be able to see trending products across different categories, various deals, and compare prices using the new offering. READ ALSO | After Flipkart, Walmart eyes another Indian startup that specialises in AI For retailers, the company will offer its ‘Merchant Center’ in Hindi, which will allow the sellers to l
Jlo’s ‘Second Act’ was this giant pink dress

Jlo’s ‘Second Act’ was this giant pink dress

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Okay, honestly, Second Act was totally not on our radar, but after Jennifer Lopez’s jaw-dropping premiere look last night — we’re willing to reconsider. The film has jlo playing a Value Shop assistant manager, desperate for a promotion, alongside Vanessa Hudgens and Milo Ventimiglia. But more importantly, she arrived to the screening in a giant hot pink Giambattista Valli gown that lands somewhere in between Rihanna at the 2015 Grammy’s (remember the plethora of memes?) and the twirling Lullaby League ballerinas from The Wizard of Oz. The 49-year old icon can truly do no wrong. This isn’t the first time La Lopez has caused a stir on the red carpet — her recently reissued Versace gown literally inspired Google image search when she wore it to the Grammy’s in 2000. For real — so many p
EU can set Google straight by passing copyright protection …

EU can set Google straight by passing copyright protection …

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By David Chavern The European Union is currently considering a copyright law that would give news publishers the ability to protect their content online. This is part of a broader fight publishers are having around the world to establish the core legal rights needed to be compensated for their work.The online audience for reporting is huge and, in fact, people are consuming more hard news than ever. But outdated laws make it very hard for publishers to protect their work and the investments they make in great journalism. Information may “want to be free,” but reporters want to be paid.Article 11 of the EU Copyright Directive, currently under consideration and set to be voted on soon, would provide news publishers the right to charge for commercial use of their content online —
Tim Cook didn’t run a contest like Amazon for Apple’s new c…

Tim Cook didn’t run a contest like Amazon for Apple’s new c…

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Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, speaks during an event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on September 12, 2018 in Cupertino, California.  Apple CEO Tim Cook kept his promise in placing Apple's newest campuses — spanning several states and including a new $1 billion facility in Austin, Texas — and he didn't run a contest like Amazon's. Apple had been pointing to expansion efforts for several months, starting with a commitment announced in January to contribute $350 billion and 20,000 jobs to the U.S. economy over five years. But the company and its CEO were determined to keep competition and media
Google and Facebook to push hard against proposal for regul…

Google and Facebook to push hard against proposal for regul…

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Google and Facebook are expected to push back hard against proposals to set up a new authority that would monitor how they use their market power and the operation of algorithms that drive the placement of news and advertising content on their sites. Publicly, the two digital multinationals say they are studying the nearly 400-page report released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Monday. “We develop innovative products to the benefit of consumers, businesses and the economy, and we work closely with advertisers and publishers across Australia. We will continue to engage with the ACCC between now and the final report next year, said Google in a statement. But behind the scenes there is consternation about the ACCC’s proposal to set up a new regulatory body which
Google Rolls Out Image Icons In Related Searches

Google Rolls Out Image Icons In Related Searches

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In August we caught Google testing showing thumbnails or icons in the related searches options in the mobile search results. Well now it seems to be fully live for all searchers on mobile. Not for all queries and related searches but for many.Jim Boykin, an old SEO friend, and Bhumika Kateliya posted on Twitter about it. Here are screen shots from their samples that I was able to replicate myself:How will this impact you all? Probably won't but hey, it is a change to the Google search results page.Forum discussion at Twitter. Site Search 360 Trends
Amazon Bought Tons Of Google Ads For Its Competitors’ Searc…

Amazon Bought Tons Of Google Ads For Its Competitors’ Searc…

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It may be a familiar result for avid online shoppers — an Amazon ad appears when you search for a totally different company. Type "Target" or "Walmart" into the Google search box and, along with the result for the thing you're actually looking for, there is an Amazon ad.That's because Amazon and other companies engage in an ongoing bidding war for Google search ads targeted to the names of various retailers in an effort to win, or perhaps hijack, your click.Over Black Friday weekend, retailers ramped up these efforts. But Amazon beat out the competition by bidding far more for competing search terms than it did its own name, according to competitive search analysis company Adthena. Adthena reports that it found Amazon's brand bidding rate over Black Friday wee
Grace Millane: Google breaks name suppression in mass email

Grace Millane: Google breaks name suppression in mass email

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Google says it didn't know it was breaking name suppression when it sent an email identifying the man accused of murdering Grace Millane. The search engine sent out an email to subscribers of its Google Trends service naming the accused in the subject line on Tuesday morning, The Spinoff reported. Since his court appearance, there had been more than 100,000 searches of the man's name on the global search engine, Google analytics showed. That was despite the man's name being suppressed. A Google spokeswoman said on Thursday the information was spread because the company did not receive a court order in relation to the Millane case.  "We respect New Zealand law and understand the concerns around what is clearly a sensitive case," she said. SUPPLIEDGrace Millane's body was found in the Wai