• Google fined $2.7 billion by E.U. in anti-trust ruling

    … Google has been fined a record $2.7 billion for a breach of E.U. anti-trust rules. The search giant was charged with giving “illegal advantages” to another Google product within search results in a case that started more than seven years ago. The case relates specifically to Google Shopping, Google’s increasingly profitable shopping comparison…

    Search Engine Watchin Google- 15 readers -
  • Six most interesting search marketing news stories of the week

    … both were for Google-related products.” Al Roberts took a look at the study’s methodology and findings over on ClickZ, and considered what this means in terms of conflicts of interest from the internet’s biggest search engine. Mobile search and YouTube lead Alphabet’s revenue growth Yesterday, Google’s parent company Alphabet announced its fourth…

    Search Engine Watchin Social- 47 readers -
  • Taboola adds Commerce Sciences as part of its evolution ‘from widget to platform’

    … was launched in 2012 by ex-Israeli Intelligence alumni, include Alphabet/Google Chairman CEO Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors. Commerce Sciences will discontinue its current free-standing offering, and its employees, based in Tel Aviv, will move to Taboola’s offices in that city. Deal terms were not made public. Taboola founder/CEO Adam Singolda told…

    Marketing Land- 30 readers -
  • Project Shield: Defending Maka Angola

    … Rafael Marques De Morais is a journalist in Angola who runs Maka Angola, the largest independent news site in the country. Operating from Rafael’s kitchen table, Maka Angola may have a small staff, but its impact in Angola is massive. Their investigative journalism, covering topics from conflict diamonds, to wartime atrocities and crippling…

    The Official Google Blog- 12 readers -
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