Search Through Time

Over the years, the web and the world have changed. Since our launch in 1997, Google Search has continued to evolve to help you find the information you’re looking for. — Read on http://www.google.com/search/howsearchworks/our-history/

On Google’s 21st birthday, a look back in time

Google’s exact “birthday” remains a mystery, but the official line is that September 27, 1998 was the day the startup launched. Today marks the 21st anniversary of the company that has grown into one of the world’s largest companies, now considered by most to be a tech titan. — Read on searchengineland.com/on-googles-21st-birthday-a-look-back-in-time-322721

Instagram just took advantage of Amazon’s biggest weakness

Instagram took a big step on Tuesday in its evolution into an online shopping destination, and for once, Amazon finds itself looking up from a position of weakness. Instagram announced that users of the photo-sharing app will for the first time be able to start making purchases of some products directly within the app, capping … Continue reading Instagram just took advantage of Amazon’s biggest weakness

Google Introduces New Search Engine for Finding Datasets

Google has launched a new type of search engine designed specifically around helping people find data. Simply called “Dataset Search,” the tool provides easier access to millions of datasets across thousands of data repositories on the web. — Read on http://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-introduces-new-search-engine-for-finding-datasets/268337/

Google rolls out updates to give users easier access to privacy controls – Search Engine Land

Google is rolling out a redesign of Google Account to give users clearer access to their privacy controls and settings. Jan Hannemann, product manager of Google Account, announced the updates on Google’s blog Thursday. Only Android users will see them right away; iOS and web users will see the new interface later this year. — Read on searchengineland.com/google-rolls-out-updates-to-give-users-easier-access-to-privacy-controls-300763

Supreme Court ruling opens up legal sports betting | CMO Strategy – Ad Age

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country, in a ruling likely to unleash a race among the states to attract billions of dollars in legal wagers. Ruling in a New Jersey case, the court said the 1992 law unconstitutionally forced states … Continue reading Supreme Court ruling opens up legal sports betting | CMO Strategy – Ad Age

Day 1 of Facebook’s F8 conference was packed with announcements and updates. FaceDate “Clear History” Instagram video-chat and antibullying Reopening its app review process Oculus – on sale for $199 Messenger simplifies and starts translation Introducing VR memories and 3D photos WhatsApp hits 450 MM stories users Sharing to Facebook and Instagram Stories from other apps … Continue reading

What is GDPR & How Does It Affect Me?

What Is GDPR? GDPR is the General Data Protection Regulation, which is coming from the EU and associated countries. Its purpose is to finally make good on a legal question from several years ago about how data is used and whether individuals own the data that they create by interacting with websites online. The courts … Continue reading What is GDPR & How Does It Affect Me?

Can Augmented Reality Breathe New Life Into Banner Ads?

Can Augmented Reality Breathe New Life Into Banner Ads? The very first banner ad on the Internet—for AT&T on Wired in 1994—had a click-through rate (CTR) of 44 percent. Now that the novelty has worn off, that rate is more like 0.05 percent. Add augmented reality (AR), however, and it may be a different story. Taking … Continue reading Can Augmented Reality Breathe New Life Into Banner Ads?

2018 Update: What Happens In An Internet Minute by Lori Lewis | Merge | AllAccess.com

Radio listening remains strong; Nielsen’s Comparable Metrics Report reveals radio reaches 93% of the U.S. each week. The audience relies on us at work, at home and in the car. They trust we’ll curate the best music, and keep them entertained and informed. We also know they have other choices. And some of those choices … Continue reading 2018 Update: What Happens In An Internet Minute by Lori Lewis | Merge | AllAccess.com