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How Chronicle’s VirusTotal search engine plays into Alphabe…

How Chronicle’s VirusTotal search engine plays into Alphabe…

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Earlier this year, Google parent Alphabet unveiled a new, top-level company called Chronicle that would be dedicated to cybersecurity.Initially created within X, Alphabet’s so-called “moonshot factory” unit, Chronicle has said that it’s developing a security analytics platform for corporate customers, harnessing the company’s strengths in search, artificial intelligence, raw computing, and data storage power. But Chronicle also includes an often-overlooked security product called VirusTotal, sometimes described as “Google for malware.”Bernardo Quintero [Photo: courtesy of VirusTotal]Acquired by Google in 2012, the Malaga, Spain, based company was first created by cybersecurity developer Bernardo Quintero in 2004, who’s worked on antivirus technology since he was a teenager. Quintero’s e
Singer Carrie Underwood gets political

Singer Carrie Underwood gets political

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SINGER, mother and self-confessed Dolly Parton enthusiast Carrie Underwood’s new album is a political departure — and not a moment too soon.This interview is happening 90 minutes ahead of schedule — at your request. Are you a stickler for punctuality?I was brought up under the principle that if you’re on time, you’re late and if you’re early, you’re on time. People intentionally tell musicians to be someplace early because they know they’ll be late. That doesn’t work with us.media_cameraSinger Carrie Underwood is pregnant with her second child. Picture: UniversalYou’re pregnant with your second child and plan to head out on tour soon after you give birth. How’s that going to work?Well, that’s what you do — you have an album and you go on tour. We’re just gonna make it work. I will bring
Eagles Fans, Why Are You Like This?

Eagles Fans, Why Are You Like This?

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Photo: Getty. Illustration: Jim Cooke/GMGThis week, Deadspin and Jezebel swap beats to celebrate America’s most dangerous and controversial pastimes: football and fashion, two sports that have far more in common than you think.Philadelphia is a city of many great things. Brotherly love. Amish markets. Rappers like Lil Uzi Vert. Something called “scrapple,” which you shouldn’t Google image search and just eat, okay? It is also, notoriously, a city of insane sports fans. And I mean that as a compliment, sincerely. I grew up in South Jersey, minutes outside of Philadelphia, and Philly sports teams were the only ones I really knew. Because of this, I’ve grown up thinking passionate fans climbing telephone polls, setting fires, and hurling snowballs at beloved Santa Claus is all normal behav
Stock Photo Co. Gets One Shot At Google Antitrust Suit

Stock Photo Co. Gets One Shot At Google Antitrust Suit

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By Cara Bayles Law360, San Francisco (September 6, 2018, 5:38 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday said he will give stock photography company Dreamstime.com LLC one shot at a sprawling antitrust suit alleging Google LLC stifles access to Dreamstime's images in search results, giving it the option to amend its complaint before he rules on a dismissal bid or submit the filing knowing "that would be it."U.S. District Judge William Alsup heard about an hour of argument on Google's motion to dismiss Dreamstime's suit alleging its stock images were intentionally ranked below those of rivals... To view the full article, register now. Site Search 360 Reports
Did Someone Light Their Feet on Fire to Protest Nike?

Did Someone Light Their Feet on Fire to Protest Nike?

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Nike’s decision to make Colin Kaepernick the center of its new ad campaign sparked a small (nay, microscopic) contingent of Nike consumers to begin a #JustBurnIt movement involving tossing their Nike gear into a fire. This encouraged one bit of satire involving a Mr. "Mustard" purportedly burning his Nike shoes while they still adorned his feet. TWS Fact Check readers may shake their heads, suggesting “No way. No one thought this was real.” But alas, many (seemingly more than those who participated in #JustBurnIt) were fooled into belief, including a humor writer for the web-based film company FunnyOrDie. The website 12up posted the tweets as if “Mustard” truly did burn his feet, garnering thousands
How visual recognition is set to change advertising

How visual recognition is set to change advertising

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Ad relevancy is key to moving a customer down their purchase path. The consumer profiles we build on each individual user provide insight into their needs, brand biases, social stances and much, much more. When done correctly, we are able to better understand a prospect, allowing us to place a relevant ad in front of a person who is actively shopping for our brands or products. To be even more successful, we need to go beyond what that individual wants at that specific moment. Behavioral economics have shown that consistent touch points over a period of time allow us to influence potential customers when they are activated to make a purchase decision at a later date. Being there throughout the funnel, not just at the bottom of the funnel, is key to increasi...
Are Japanese souffle pancakes worth the wait? | Food

Are Japanese souffle pancakes worth the wait? | Food

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Even in the increasingly filthy world of food porn, these fluffy pancake clouds seem especially X-rated. Perform a Google image search for “Japanese wobbly pancake” – not in the office, obviously; they’re strictly NSFW – and you will see what I mean. There they are, lolloping gently on top of each other, drizzled in syrup, dolloped with cream, and all the while teasing you that they might just float away before you get to taste them. They certainly proved to be elusive. My first attempt to sample them was thwarted after Fuwa Fuwa – the only place in the UK that seems to sell them – ended its east London pop-up residency on the day I was planning to visit. Of course, I wasn’t sad enough to spend the next few months refreshing its Instagram feed every morning, drooling afresh at the pict
20 surprising and defining moments in Google’s history, on …

20 surprising and defining moments in Google’s history, on …

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Google officially turns 20 today. Back on Sept. 4, 1998, Google was a two-man operation being run out of a garage in Menlo Park, by a pair of recent Stanford University grads who weren't sure they wanted to become entrepreneurs. Today, it's become Alphabet Inc — one of the most valuable companies on the planet, employing tens of thousands of people, with a market cap of $852 billion. Here's a look back on 20 defining moments in Google's history. 1998: Larry Page and Sergey Brin start to show investors their novel search engine, Google, which ranks search r
In India, Google races to parry the rise of Facebook

In India, Google races to parry the rise of Facebook

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SAN FRANCISCO/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Google retains only a slight lead over Facebook in the competition for digital ad dollars in the crucial India market, sources familiar with the figures say, even though the search giant has been in the country far longer and has avoided the controversies that have dogged its rival. Facebook’s success has shaken Alphabet Inc’s Google, led by an Indian-born CEO, Sundar Pichai, who has made developing markets a priority. Google officials in India earlier this year were alarmed to learn that Facebook Inc was likely to generate about $980 million in revenue in the country in 2018, according to one of the sources. Google’s India revenues reached $1 billion only last year. Facebook and Google declined to comment on Indian revenue figures or the competition bet