Google: Business Issues

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

    … societies. However the question is what do about the business models of legacy media organizations. The recently proposed EU copyright directive has one answer — and it’s one that Google doesn’t like very much. Here’s what the European Commission says the proposed rules will accomplish: better choice and access to content online and across borders…

    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- 6 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- 17 readers -
  • Google: No “current plans” for ads in Gboard

    … Google launched Gboard, its keyboard app for iOS, on Thursday and it is currently sitting in the top spot in the App Store’s chart of free apps. Among other things, Gboard brings Google search into any app with the press of the “G” icon. This, of course, could also mean bringing Google search ads to any app. For example, one can easily…

    Ginny Marvin/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 6 readers -
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