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Google will roll out new updates to reduce low-quality and unoriginal content in search results

Google announced today that it’s rolling out new Search updates over the next few weeks that will aim to make it easier for people to find...

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TikTok’s latest test feature aims to improve the app’s search capabilities

TikTok is testing a new feature that enhances the popular short-form video app's search functions.

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Meta launches Sphere, an AI knowledge tool based on open web content, used initially to verify citations on Wikipedia

Facebook may be infamous for helping to usher in the era of “fake news”; but it’s also tried to find a place for itself in the...

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AlphaSense, an analysis and business intel search engine, finds $225M at a $1.7B valuation

Google showed the way when it came to the world understanding and valuing the importance of a good search engine to unlock all the information you...

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Google brings phishing detection to Docs, Sheets and Slides, along with other privacy and security updates

Among the privacy and security-related updates announced today at Google’s I/O conference, the company says it’s bringing phishing...

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As Roe v. Wade looms, should you delete your period-tracking app?

Experts say fears over period-tracking apps in a post-Roe vs. Wade world aren't unfounded, but knowing which apps track you is only half of the...

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How Europe has expanded its bid to disrupt Big Tech

The European Union’s co-legislators reached political agreement on a major reform of digital competition rules late yesterday which will...

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Europe says yes to messaging interoperability as it agrees major new regime for big tech

Late Thursday the European Union secured agreement on the detail of a major competition reform that will see the most powerful, intermediating tech...

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UK expands Online Safety Bill to cover scam ads and eyes wider reforms

The UK government has again announced an extension to the scope of the draft Online Safety Bill — this time bringing scam ads into scope...

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Disco gets brands to boogie together on customer acquisition

Disco used to be Co-op Commerce, and leadership says the new name better reflects the company's focus on consumer discovery.

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EU confirms ban on Kremlin-backed media is expected to cover online platforms

The EU’s ban on Kremlin-backed media outlets, Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik (plus any subsidiaries), is expected to cover online platforms and...

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MEPs back limits on Big Tech’s ability to set self-serving defaults

The European Parliament has agreed its negotiating position on draft legislation to put limits on how Big Tech can operate with the aim of rebooting...

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Europe’s final push on the Digital Markets Act must include default settings

What has been deemed anti-competitive by the EU in the case of the Android choice screen must now be reflected in EU law via the DMA.

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How to acquire customer research that shapes your go-to-market strategy

Before you can hire a full-time marketer, you must first get to know your potential customer and what is going on in their life that will ultimately...

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How to execute an amplified marketing strategy

Marketers need a new plan of action that puts creativity before quantity, audience before engine, and sets connection as the top priority. They need...

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Bolt makes first acquisition with Tipser, launches ‘Remote Checkout’

The ability to purchase something at the point of discovery from digital content exists, but Bolt is ready to give that purchase its “one-click”...

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European Parliament’s IMCO backs limits on tech giants’ ability to run tracking ads

In what looks like bad news for adtech giants like Facebook and Google, MEPs in the European Parliament have voted for tougher restrictions on how...

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Baidu’s robotaxi service aims to be in 100 cities by 2030

Baidu keeps ramping up its autonomous driving ambitions. The Chinese tech company made its name in search engines and still relies greatly on search...

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You.com lands $20M Seed to reimagine the search engine

Richard Socher, former chief scientist at Salesforce, and his co-founders at You.com have been on a mission over the last year to build a different...

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Android search choice screen is needed to tackle Google’s market power, says Australia’s ACCC

Australia could be next to mandate a choice screen in a bid to break Google’s dominance of the search market. The Australian Competition and...

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Google rivals call on EU to set rules for search engine preference menus

Four search engine rivals to Google have called on European Union lawmakers to address the tech giant’s continued dominance of the market by...

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DuckDuckGo presses the case for true ‘one-click’ search competition on Android

When antitrust accusations close in on Google the tech giant loves to fire back a riposte that competition is just “one click away“....

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Privacy-oriented search app Xayn raises $12M from Japanese backers to go into devices

Back in December 2020 we covered the launch of a new kind of smartphone app-based search engine, Xayn. “A search engine?!” I hear you say? Well,...

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Demand Curve: Questions you need to answer in your paid search ads

Around 15% of website traffic comes through paid search ads. But to turn passive searchers into active shoppers, your ads should answer their...

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Brave’s nontracking search engine is now in beta

Pro-privacy browser Brave, which has been testing its own brand search engine for several months — operating a waitlist where brave (ha!) early...

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Google updates its kids online safety curriculum with lessons on gaming, video and more

Google announced today it’s updating and expanding its digital safety and citizenship curriculum called Be Internet Awesome, which is aimed at...

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Google ditches pay-to-play Android search choice auction for free version after EU pressure

Google is ditching a massively unpopular auction format that underpins a choice screen it offers in the European Union, it said today. Eligible...

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