Google: Business Issues

  • New EU copyright rules: basic fairness or punitive media subsidy?

    … would take the largely failed copyright approaches of Spain and Germany and impose them across the EU. As a practical matter EU is seeking to strengthen the bargaining power of traditional publishers vs. giant internet companies like Google. Critics call the new directive’s copyright provisions a link tax. Publishers argue it’s simple fairness…

    Greg Sterling/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 7 readers -
  • Supreme Court allows AdWords class action against Google to proceed

    … According to Reuters, the Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from Alphabet/Google about whether an advertiser class action can proceed against Google. The underlying litigation was filed on behalf of advertisers who used AdWords between 2004 and 2008. The original suit (Pulaski & Middleman v. Google) claims that Google deceived…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Land- 7 readers -
  • Google now handles at least 2 trillion searches per year

    … How many searches per year happen on Google? After nearly four years, the company has finally released an updated figure today of “trillions” per year. How many trillions exactly, Google wouldn’t say. Consider two trillion the starting point. At least 2 trillion and less than a quadrillion Google did confirm to Search Engine Land that because…

    Danny Sullivan/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 19 readers -
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