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The Big Tech Hearing Proved Congress Isn't Messing Around
"The purpose of today's hearing is to examine the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. Roger the covert 19 pandemic. These corporations already stood out as titans in our economy. As American families shift more of their work, shopping and communications online, These Giants stand to profit. Locally owned businesses. Meanwhile, Mom and pop stores on Main Street facing economic price is unlike any in recent history. Rhode Island Democrat David Cellini, opening today's House hearing with the heads of the world's big tech companies. Amazon's Jeff Bezos out of Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google Sunder Pitch I. The foremen faced hours of questions from House lawmakers over whether they've used their superpower status to crowd out competition. And enrich themselves. The House Judiciaries Antitrust committee, which Cellini chairs has been looking into that question for the last year. Joining us to talk about the hearing today is tech expert Tim Woo. He teaches at Columbia Law School and is the author of the book The Curse of Bigness, Anti Trust in the New Gilded Age. Him welcome back to press play. Thanks for having me here. Well, you've argued for a very long time that the's tech giants have gotten too big. What do you think today's hearing accomplished in terms of getting more support to break them up? Well, they I think there are you know, for the first time, putting the most intense documents right in front of them and seeing how they react, and I think what we've gotten out of them, especially on Facebook. Is already some admissions of anti competitive intent that to my mind, make the case for filing a complaint even stronger. And what were some of those admissions that you heard today. Well, Ah. Mark Zuckerberg was questioned about by Jerry Nadler about the his. Ah, why he bought Instagram and pretty much Zuckerberg admitted they were ah, dangerous competitors. We sought to eliminate them at Natalie reminded him that it's illegal to buy off competitors because I don't want to compete with them, and they left it there. But, yeah, that was, I think a big admission and the main thing I've taken from the hearing so far. But isn't that part of business of hostile takeovers and trying to squeeze out the competition isn't part of the American way of doing business, so there's a difference between beating out your competitors and buying them. And since about 18 90. It's been illegal to buy a company just because you're sick of competing with him. You know, you could imagine. Let's take Coke was tired of Pepsi People's Children, Coke and Pepsi, you know and said, All right, forget it. We'll just buy each other and, you know, settle the so so Now it's been illegal since 18 90 or so. Right. So when it comes to Facebook, what about the issues of how it Spreads misinformation, especially campaign misinformation, and, you know, fake news for lack of a better term. Yeah, I know. It hasn't so far. Um, it has a little bit sorry, especially hate speech. I think the big issue there that they're focusing on and Is this idea that that Facebook has an impunity because they have such a secure market position that they're not really afraid of advertising boycotts. They're not really afraid of people leaving That's the least a point that the House representatives were trying to make, and so therefore they don't really have an incentive to clean up their act. What about the other companies? Amazon that also has incredible market share. Can you first catalogue just how big Amazon is and how much bigger it's gotten since the current virus epidemic? Yeah, you know, the Amazon has closed in on the market cap of 1.5 trillion They have 280 billion in revenue. They have increased dramatically. Actually, stock prices increased since the beginning of the Corona virus by I don't know the exact percentage don't want to get it wrong, but by a tremendous amount, in fact, And there was one day in which Jeff Bezos gained $13 billion personally, so they are the biggest of big attack for the first part of hearing they didn't get any questions, but representative Dia Paul brought it in accusing them. Of lying in front of Congress about how they treat third party sellers and pressing bass. Those hard on how he runs his marketplace. So they they, they've got some of they've got some fire. Coming in. Yeah, I guess the problem. There is not only well they sell, you know products from third parties always there slow selling their own products, and so they are. I guess in competition with 1/3 party supplies on their own platform. How does that work? I mean, that's I think the acquisition or the problem is that people worry that Amazon has become more or less the dominant online retailer. They have some competition Homer, but you know, more or less dominant. So you make it on Amazon are Or you don't make it at all. And if that's the marketplace, the prospect of You come up with successful thing? I don't know Better mousetrap, and then Amazon makes their own copy of it. So the Amazon version of it and then sells it for less. You know, that turns into a sucker's game, and I think that's been the main complaint about Amazon is ah, less that they You know about their competitors or something but more that they have turned the marketplace into something of a rigged game for their own products. Right and a sweet noted Jeff Bezos is the world's richest man. Right now, the company is you outline is just so big. It's hard to even wrap your mind around it. Is there any way you could break up Amazon or hasn't just become too big to break up? That's a good question. You know, it hasn't been subject to a lot of discussion, probably for the reasons you suggest. Most of scrutiny of Amazon is how they treat the marketplace. I think for a true old school antitrust type who just believes that too much power to concentrated should always be broken. Would want to switch, you know, break Amazon into some kind of pieces. One way might be to break off their Web services division, which is a dominant in its space. You could also imagine, as with it and t breaking it into baby Amazons. I guess that are supposed to compete with each other. But I know it hasn't been unlike Facebook and even Google. Has been talks about how would you break them up? Think Amazon. It's been more about can they? Can you get them to run their at their market place better? And then Google. Obviously a search giant and it's become a verb. It's such an intimate part of who we are at this point again. How would you break up Google if you could It's a good question. Let me let me say that Google has come under fire this hearing both from Sicily knee on the idea that they are essentially eating their ecosystem That is to say. You know if you if you like like with Amazon actually similar that if You know, you could come up with a really successful Web service of some kind in your sort of small enough that Google will make a version of it and then send all the traffic to it so that that's the accusation against them. As for you know, what would you do to Google one You could say, don't do that. That's what the Europeans are trying to dio. Another would be to say, Well, listen, it Google, you run the search part and just leave it there. Don't do everything else. Okay. Maybe run Gmail, maybe right maps. But all these other little things that are just clones of other companies. Stay out of that, or make them be independent companies. I should add. By the way, there's you know, I'm maybe we get to this, but there's been AH, Google face us a lot of Republicans during the hearing, talking about different issues. Trying to get Google to admit that it Ah Is too friendly to China. Eyes too unfriendly to the US Pentagon. That's been another theme of this hearing is that I think should be mentioned. Well, you bring up China, and I guess the argument against breaking up these companies is that they're competing against Chinese companies, which In many cases have the backing of the state and there's there's no limit to their monopolistic practices. And so if these are global companies, should there be different rules when it comes to monopoly now than there were, you know, back in the 19th century. Yeah. Or the 20th? Yeah, that is the argument. So you know, kind of goes like this. If you break up Facebook or make fix books, life difficulty the Chinese will take over. It's kind of a national champion like argument. So we have to have our guys. Um I don't find it convincing at all. Last time we heard that kind of argument was when Japan was the all great mighty power that was going to take over everything in America. And they said it so you can't break up the tea and you can't break up IBM. I think we've had a better track record. Forcing American companies to be competitive. It's not breaking them up, at least putting him under heavy scrutiny like Microsoft and hoping a new generation arises. So yeah, I think that's a pretty lame excuse not to enforce the law that put it that way. So what do you think is going to come out of this? You know, I think from what I've heard there was some documents that were coming out of this that nobody has seen. And I think they put more pressure on the administration and also the states to file complaints. I would not be surprised if Google ends up on the receiving end of an antitrust complaint before November. And after this hearing, I wonder of Facebook's gonna get 12 or whether that's going to be something that the election decides. But, yes, I think it adds to the pressure to file actual cases as opposed to talking about it.
Google Toughens Anti-Discrimination Rules for Advertisers
"These days where you live in word can be dramatically affected by the ads you see online. That's also true when it comes to whether you can get a loan or a credit card. That's because advertisers love to use targeted ads to reach their ideal customers in this way, a Burger Company, for instance can avoid wasting its add by showing cheeseburger images to a vegetarian fair enough. But when it comes to housing, for instance, landlords in housing developers can use algorithms to choose not to show ads to people based on their race, parental status and more, the American Civil Liberties Union calls it web lining a digital version of the term redlining. That's a widespread practice that denied homeownership to black people on the Internet, if you're not shown an ad for housing employment or that low interest car loan, you don't know what you're missing for. Instance, if a company serves up ads for high paying jobs, only the men and not to women, women lose those employment. In this way, targeted ads can cause serious harm. That's the conclusion. Google drew last week on Thursday. The company announced that it's cracking down on potential discrimination by toughening up. It's targeted ad rules. Specifically, the search giant will no longer allow advertisers in these three groups to target users based on their gender age, parental status, marital status or Zip Code in addition, it won't let advertisers exclude ads from being shown to people based on these demographics according to Ad Week. Google claims its announcement. Announcement was not a direct response to ongoing racial justice protests. Rather the company says it's been working on the policy changes with the US Department of Housing and urban development or Hud since last year Google has prohibited advertisers from targeting or excluding people based on their race, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. For years, the new rules simply add to those existing requirements Google said, but companies rarely make these kinds of sweeping policy changes without something else going on, and here's what it is. Last March Hud charged facebook with housing discrimination based on the way it had allowed advertisers to target facebook users at the time Hud Secretary Ben Carson said, using a computer to limit a person's housing. Choices can be just as discriminatory as slamming a door and someone space according to The Washington Post. The department, let it be known that it was stepping up scrutiny on Google and twitter for the same thing, but if Google facebook and other online at platforms already prohibited targeted advertising by race, ethnicity, religion and other identity categories. How could that be? For one thing zip codes can be used as proxies for race. The Post reported which is why Google forbidding the use of ZIP codes in ads for housing employment and credit is such a big deal. Last March facebook agreed to overhaul its policies according to Ad Week. The changes Google announced last week or similar to those facebook undertook. It'll take some months to fix its algorithms to reflect the new rules. The company says it will definitely make the updates by the end of the year to what extent updates to personalized ads will actually be reflected in people's lives, which houses they may now consider buying or which apartments they'll rent which jobs they'll be shown online well those real changes. Maybe, be hard to see. But online rules, both reflect the culture and shape, and so the hope is that by cracking down on discrimination, online or offline lives will improve.
Alphabet Becomes Fourth U.S. Firm to Reach $1 Trillion Market Value
"Google parent alphabet has become the fourth U. S. company to top a market value of one trillion dollars shares of the internet search giant are up nearly seventeen percent over the last three months Google joins apple Amazon and Microsoft as the only U. S. companies two of hit one trillion dollars in market value although Amazon has since pulled back from that
Which company just hit $1 trillion? Google it.
"Update apparent alphabet has become the fourth U. S. company to top of market value of more than one trillion dollars shares of the internet search giant are up nearly seventeen percent over the last three months Google joins apple Amazon of Microsoft is the only U. S. companies to hit one trillion dollars in
Google to Restrict User Information It Gives Advertisers
"Google Parent Company Alphabet says they'll stop up telling advertisers on what types of websites their ads will appear right now every time you search for something on Google and hit enter the search giant shares data like your location and search history with advertisers who then bid on the advertising real estate on the page you visit but in February that process is going to change. It's a concession to European in data protection authorities who say the practice violated European privacy laws
Google could be about to start offering bank accounts
"Google is preparing to move into consumer banking the internet search giant will offer checking accounts next year the accounts will be run by city group and Stanford federal credit union rival apple just recently offer their own credit card and Facebook is working on their own crypto
Google to change search algorithm to elevate 'original reporting'
"Vice President of News Richard Gingrich announced that the search giant made a change to its algorithm to give an advantage original reporting keeping those articles more highly visible for a longer period of time Google also updated its search raider guidelines asking raiders to rate original indepth depth and investigative reporting as very high quality content as well as to take the publisher's reputation of original reporting into account including journalistic awards one
Privacy part 5 - heroes and villains
"Talking tech is brought to you by wicks dot com. Create and publish a stunning website. All from one powerful platform. Go to wicks dot com to create your very own professional website today. That's w I x dot com in stay tuned after the show to hear you can take advantage of special offer for talking tech listeners this week. We've been talking about the murky world of tracking of how companies like Facebook, Google Amazon, and apple follow our every footstep, I'm Jefferson Graham. This is talking tech in today, the Sunday shin the bottom line edition, how these companies could improve what we've learned how Facebook and Google or the greediest of data consumers tracking us on smartphones even if we're not using their apps, how under the guise of opt in the company say, these features are accepted by consumers who are urged to do so in order to grab another app feature. Because the companies are not up front with them at no time in these smartphone pop-ups to the companies actually spell out in black and white. That doing so opting in will enable them to track our every move, we've learned how Amazon is recording. Our conversations at home in the car. The, the Alexa, personal assistant, even if we didn't use the Alexa, wake word to start the recording process. We know how apple is using it stance on privacy as a marketing tool. Woo, consumers who are uncomfortable with buying a competing device that grabs more information to turn around and resell to advertisers. So which one of these top four companies has the most to apologize for all of them. Let us count the ways we'll begin with apple we begin with the company behind the selling consumer device in the world apple in the iphone. It's great that CEO Tim cook regularly make speeches decrying rivals practices on privacy. But come on, Tim, you could stop Facebook, and Google from spying on people overnight by simply changing the usage rules of the iphone you turn on. Switch in no company could ever use the. The iphone to track people again, what a marketing tool that would be against Android phones, which, of course, track even more information Google, I loved that the search giant could tell me how long my morning commute will be and better yet. Make meaningful auto place elections on YouTube. Where knows my musical tastes really well, but the location history feature in maps has gotta go. It's intrusive and helps only one party, Google to sell more personalized ads Google claims that I opted in for it. I don't recall doing that nor if I did was Google up front about what I was signing up for. I found this clear upfront language, not in the pop-up urging me to change my settings, but on a helpage location history, quote saves where you go even when you aren't using a specific Google service, unquote. Or in other words, even if you don't have a Google app. Open like Google maps, or ways, what would happen. Even if Google was actually up front with consumers Facebook, so many people believed that the social network records, our phone conversations to listen in and serves us up ads that Facebook was forced to put out a blog post denying it. I had this really good idea instead of beating your chest and denying things that many believe to be true. Why not be up front with the public Facebook and actually explain really explain why these ads are so good at showing up immediately after being discussed with our friends Amazon in using the number one e Taylor. We realize what the game is all about. We sign in shop for stuff. Amazon takes notes. It tracks are licensed purchases in intern can recommend products. We might like that's all finding good, but along with that, it also throws ads for those products that follow us around on the web, that sometimes useful it reminding us that we forgot to click by, but most of the time, it's annoying and creepy. Amazon says we can change those add settings. People should not have to go to the bother at home. The echo speaker records our interactions, usually when confronted with the Alexa, wake word, but not always as when snippets of a USA day staff meeting were recorded, and the Alexa word was never mentioned. Amazon has dozens of hell pages to opt out of things, but they're not easy to read, and I would argue confusing to many why should I have to opt out in the first place? If I buy an Amazon, branded TV or the popular fire stick streaming player. Why should I have to go in and opt out a personalized adds a less? You tell me up front that I'm getting a deal on the TV in exchange for this service. No. And also, can we fix a Lexus? So it stops recording us without the wake word because that's creepy bottom line. Love using Google and Facebook, free services in many of us, don't mind, dropping thousand dollars on a shiny new iphone or one hundred bucks smarts, be here. But do we all like being tracked in these change? No, we need. To stand up and scream stop to tell the companies, we're not okay with being tracked or else. It's only going to get worse and apple needs to stop putting the blame of on us for not changing our settings. It needs to change the settings permanently to stop the snooping. How'd y'all fee? I would love to hear your feedback on Twitter where I'm at Jefferson Graham. You've been listening to talking tech, please subscribe to us wherever you listen. Online audio and I will be back at you very shortly with another quick hit from the world tech, sometimes having a great idea is the easy, part getting people to hear about your idea, not always so simple. But now there's wicks at wicks dot com. 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U.S. moving toward major antitrust probe of tech giants
"Morning. Stock. Futures are indicating a higher Wall Street open after we saw a mainly lower close yesterday. With tech shares taking a big hit on those reports that the government is considering antitrust investigations the NASDAQ slid one point six percent. The tech giant's lost about one hundred thirty seven billion dollars in their market value yesterday. Meanwhile, as many as a dozen companies with longstanding grievances against Google or sharpening, their knives, amid that looming US antitrust probe of the search giant, these companies ranging from media to advertising technology firms are ready to assist the Justice department in its
U.S. Justice Department prepares Google antitrust probe
"The Trump Justice department is targeting is targeting Google for the way they've basically got a essentially what they're saying is a monopoly on search. Now here's the question. His Trump targeting President Trump President Trump Trump. Is he targeting Google, because he feels like it's being unfair to the conservatives or is he targeting because they're just so big. Makes you wonder right? It does. I think I think this is all part of let's go fight the social media, and there's really no downside to him doing it. Because look the left is going after social media big time. Right. So there's, there's no, it's not like suddenly Adam shifts going to run out and defend Google. They're all hitting Google. They're all hitting these, these outlets at the same time and the idea that they're going to target. Google is certainly very interesting. This was telegraphed by the way back last August. Back last August advisors were saying there is a there is an effort underway to look at Google. They are preparing apparently an antitrust probe into this, this reporting coming out of the Daily Beast, right here, saying the Justice department is preparing an antitrust probe into tech giant Google. That's the Wall Street Journal reporting and being reported kinda hate when they do this by the Daily Beast. So the department of Justice is gearing up for an antitrust investigation of alphabet Inc. Google a move that could present a major new layer of regulatory scrutiny for the search giant, the department's anti-trust division in recent weeks is laying the groundwork for the probe the Federal Trade Commission, which shares antitrust authorities with department. Previously conducted abroad antitrust investigation of Google, but closed it in two thousand thirteen without taking
Weekend wrap--Facebook breakup and Google I/O
"Hiring is challenging, but there's one place you can go. We're hiring is simple. And smart that place is ZipRecruiter. Where growing businesses connect to qualified candidates. Try it for free at ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech talk. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to hire. Hey, it's Jefferson Graham with USA. I am that for my Spain and Portugal holiday. And here we go again with another weekend wrap up on talking tech two-goal held its big I o conference for app developers. This week announcing new low cost phones in a rebranding of Google home products. But the search giant didn't dominate the week's headlines ride hailing company. Uber went public on Friday and got its share of chatter while Amazon founder Jeff Bezos made a detailed pitch for flying astronauts to the moon by twenty twenty four. Now, those stories were big, but the internet blew up this week talking about Facebook at a co-founders thoughtful heartfelt plead a US regulators to break up the company that Chris Hughes and Mark Zuckerberg to- founded in a Harvard dorm room Hughes pen the piece for the New York Times. And then did the talk show circuit saying that zuckerberg's a good kind person? But the focus on growth led. Him to quote, sacrifice security and civility for clicks, unquote. Meanwhile, Google looked to address consumer burn out over super expensive smartphones with a new pixel phone for three hundred ninety nine dollars. It's not waterproof and doesn't offer wireless charging. But then it doesn't cost a grand either. Google also lent some confusion to its Alexa, rival the Google home line. Remember that Google home hub that I love when it was released last year. It's now called the nest home hub because well Google owns nest which makes several home automation products and wanted to beef up the nest name a larger addition selling for two hundred thirty dollars that nest home hub max will be released in the summer. It will also feature a video camera. That follows users around the home similar to Facebook's portal device that is your weekend. Talking tech news wrap up I'm Jefferson Graham with USA today. Thanks for indulging with me while I was on. Holiday in Spain and Portugal. Thanks to all my guest host. If you have any feedback on today's show, you can find me on Twitter where I'm at Jefferson Graham, please subscribe to talking tech where every listen to online audio and I'll be back at you tomorrow with another quick hit from the world attack. Hiring used to be hard. It was and still is one of the biggest challenges businesses face before it meant dealing with endless stacks of resumes flipping through them. And hoping the perfect candidate would jump out at you and the manual review process wasn't any easier. But in today's high tech world hiring can be easy. And you only have to go to one place to get it done. Ziprecruiter dot com slash tech, talk with their powerful matching technology. Ziprecruiter scans thousands of resumes to find the most qualified contenders for your job. And actively invites them to apply. Ziprecruiter is so effective that four out of five and players who post on the site. Get a qualified candidate within the first day and right now talking tech listeners can try ZipRecruiter for free at this exclusive web address, ZipRecruiter dot com slash talk. That's ZipRecruiter dot com slash T. E C H T A L K, ZipRecruiter dot com slash tech talk. Ziprecruiter, the smartest way to. Higher.
Looks like Google's thinking about a folding screen of its own
"Like Google is thinking about a folding screen of its own and have a picture on here. A folding screen our recent patent application filed by Google suggests these search giant is experimenting with foldable display technologies similar to the pound seen on the hallway ex and Samsung galaxy fold now the filing describes a method for constructing an oily de pound that can be bent repeatedly, and using a modern computing device. Now, what's interesting here is Google doesn't produce any displays of its own. And isn't the kind of company that really manufacturers its own hands. It's either like apple iphones, Google poorly, all sorts of manufacturing to pixel three two facts Khan and both HEC algae shared manufacturing duties on a pixel two phones. It doesn't mean this impossible for a product based on his Patton to see the light of day. It's just that invented does. It'll probably be because Google license it out to third party rather than producing affordable screen. Itself. So couple images that go along with it. Hopefully. We'll see what comes of this. Ironically to patent goes onto lay a possible folding vice that could be bent in two different places called z full display without breaking thanks to whatever sounds like a smaller number of layers required. When building screen of the device now, we're not display manufacturing experts verges who has this article written. But it's not clear whether Google would ever build such a thing or why we'd want of z full, but survivability of folding phones, definitely still open question. We're still early on in stages of bendable technology, especially when it comes to displays Samsung's. Galaxy fold is rated to survive hundreds of thousands of folds while gorilla glass manufacturer. Corning is of upping glass screen. It can be folded, and it hosts will be more durable than existing plastic solutions. Now, it's important to mention that Google Patent doesn't even mention the word phone once instead of refers how to display could be used by modern computing devices. It sounds like we're talking about. Phones, but it could refer tablets, possibly, even laptops consuming still working on tablets and laptops. Any more apparently decided oh, look tablet moon, maybe two Chromebook Dutta interest in full phones has so far focused on the software aspect of their design. It added support for foldable displays an Android last year and also worked with Samsung to ensure that Android would work as a galaxy folds operating system. Glee foldable phones are important to the future of Android. Google has to be interested in both hardware as well. As the software.
Apple will finally tell us why it spent $1B on video (The 3:59, Ep. 521)
"Three fifty nine. I'm Ben FOX Ruben Joni salesman apple is expected to reveal a rumored video service and a new subscription service at an event next month. I think it's March twenty fifth. All right. Yep. Okay. Is this apple Netflix? Is that what we're all expecting? No. Yeah. Well, it's actually a little bit more like apple Amazon prime video more. So than or worse thing. The idea. Now, all of this is speculation based on reporting. It's hasn't none of this has been confirmed by apple because they're still keeping mum on on everything has to do with this except that they. Yeah. Hyun on basically everything, but the understanding is that Apple's going to unveil video service a subscription video service so similar to net flex, but a little bit more like Amazon prime video might also have the ability to add on existing streaming services like HBO, although the reporting that HBO is holding out for better terms. But you know, stars stars the streaming service or another one Netflix also is one that like not shockingly is also not reportedly not involved. But yeah, Alison spending. A billion reportedly a billion dollars lining up all these really high profile television projects and up until now and continuing until March twenty fifth. We have no idea exactly how they're going to be distributed them letting people see them is this. So we're going to be able to watch planet of the apps on this slow. I assume so because you can watch planet of the app, which was Apple's first attempts at a television show in which went swimmingly did not do great. That's one that they distributed via apple music their subscription music service that was a video element to their subscription music. And it had other things on the subscription music service. That are video like they had a Taylor stuff concert special. If I remember they've had other things that are a little more appropriate for music service to have than planet of the apps, which was like a shark tank for ABC development. But they haven't had anything that anyone would consider to be a runaway success television. Apple really spotty track record on television contents other than just like being a storefront for people in tune. So also really quickly. I wanted to mention the new service because I got a lot of attention from folks like us who are reporters apparently apple was interested in creating again, I'm gonna use not flex neck. Netflix for news was asking publishers for fifty percent cut of subscriptions. So people were pretty upset about this. But I'm assuming if they've already got this rumored event going on. This is going to happen to a certain extent, right? The news service, I presume, it's gonna happen. This company texture last year, which is essentially what the service is magazine publishers already involved in texture texture wasn't a big success in terms of like most people have never heard of it. But apple bought it. And they've used that as the building blocks to create this new service, which we presume we'll have to see the today at some point next up. Our own Laura hotel wrote about how a lot of Android apps appear to be violating Google's policies by transmitting more data than they should to advertisers. This data makes it easier to track people online, even when they wipe their in for information from these apps. Google said it reviewed this research and has taken action, but interestingly enough wouldn't provide any additional information. This is another example of tech companies really seeming in in my mind to stumble and not really doing what they should be doing related to privacy, and maybe helping advertisers more than they should user privacy. Right. Even when there is a purported protect privacy protection. It can be used to violate your privacy. Yeah. Last Google CEO soon. Darpa Chai's said the search giant is investing thirteen billion dollars in data centers and offices around the country. Why the company didn't talk up the effort for a full year beforehand is beyond me. Right. It should've labeled it perhaps Google HQ dollar sign. Absolutely. Okay. If you want to read more about these stories, check them out on CNN. I'm Ben FOX Rueben I'm Joanie thousand thanks for listening.
Google Assistant is making a run for Alexa (The 3:59, Ep. 516)
"Welcome to the three fifty nine. I'm Ben FOX ribbon. Joni thousand Google is trying to use its massive brain power to outsmart Amazon's Alexa, our own rich. The wrote a story today about the search giant using machine learning artificial intelligence to create new features for its assistant that are tough to match some of these are interpreter mode, which speaks twenty seven different languages. There's also duplex which is that robocaller that mimics like if you had a secretary that was calling to schedule a hairport -ment or get a restaurant reservation. So a question you, though, is this something that you think people are going to want out of their assistance in the first place. Well, one of the things that I think people want is. More natural conversation with assistance, not having to feel like you have to say, hey, Google play me this song on this album from this artist. It feels like you're talking in code basic does. And so I think people as as it seems like people are welcoming more voice assistance into their lives. I think that the work that we will says it wants to do on making the con- making the conversations conversational. Yeah. And so this executive that rich talked to said that they're hoping to get the basics of natural human conversation down Pat in five years, right? A little skeptical about that. I think that's actually a much much harder problem to solve even for Google by. I think they'll get a hell of a lot closer to it in five years. The other thing that I want to mention about this because I cover Amazon is a company don't can Amazon out there. They've hired like something like ten thousand people for their Alexa team Rio. They they see this. Huge opportunity for them. They're not just building the hardware. They're really trying to push this as much as possible because they see voice computing as a really big opportunity on as making push into it. But where do you think will does have the advantage? I think rich had it right where Google currently has the advantage when you talk about machine learning artificial intelligence their ability to do translation, I also think that Google in general is just much much better at actually understanding what it is that you say like us both and Google typically just gets it. Right. More often. I don't know it'll be an interesting battle. And we'll keep writing about it either way next up podcasts. So hot right now. Spotify. Spotify announced bought to podcasts companies Gimblett an anchor can't say that I actually heard of anchor, but Gimblett to me that sounds like a pretty big deal. I mean, like, that's that's a rather significant podcasting company. Right, right. Yeah. So this is something that Spotify has been messaging that they would be doing that. They're really interested in non music, audio entertainment. And so it's not a surprise that. They would be going after podcast they've been talking about how much they're interested in that kind of thing. But I think it is surprising how much Spotify thinks the market for podcasts really arts still sort of a knee ship thing in not in terms of listening, but in terms of making money off, right? And that's something that spot if I really need to do music streaming doesn't make a lot of money. Most music streaming companies are not profitable, including Spotify. If you look at their total like year rather than just looking single quarter. But yeah, they wanna spend up to half a billion dollars on acquisitions year, and this is a big chunk out. Yeah. How do you think this helps them against apple music? Well, apple in terms of itunes is obviously like the defacto place that people get their podcasts already. So while Spotify is still ahead of the game ahead in the game against apple music in terms of the number of people that are using it and the number of people that are subscribing to it podcasting is an area where it's definitely apples turf. So if Spotify wants to sort of change the equation about how we find podcasts how people post podcasts and where you're listening to your podcasts. Then apples the one that they're still going to be batting up against bright being said, they're not gonna like pull Gimblett podcasts off of I tunes. Right. Like that would be crazy nuclear option. Yeah. That'd be a great question. I mean, you could say that if they were to do that it wouldn't be it wouldn't be like they'd be putting it behind a paywall because Spotify obviously has the free tier two. Listen to anything with ads, and that's not going to be going away anytime soon. And so it would be I guess it just depends on how disruptive they wanna be to dedicated podcast listeners and people have sort of their ingrained ways of doing things, even if it's not necessarily a loyalty to apple like, I gotta listen to this is where I got it. Yeah. It's it's at least a very grain behavior. So it would be interesting to see if they do pull up. I'd be surprised if they do just because it would be so destructive to this core audience of podcast listeners. But we'll see last Angela aren't errands. I think Aaron Jila errant here anymore. Pun still works. Yes. Apple's retail chief and former Burberry CEO is leaving an April apple said she's heading out for quote, new personal and professional pursuits either way, we're out of time. So if you want to read more about these stories, check them out on seen it. I'm Ben facs Rueben Joni thousand thanks for listening.
Apple revokes Google’s enterprise iOS certificate, shuts down internal apps
"On Thursday said the business insider piece apple revoked Google's ability to run internal IOS apps, leaving Google employees unable to access tools. Necessary to do their jobs, according to a port in the verge. The move was meant as a punishment for Google's use of data collecting app and violation about those rules and came one day after apple imposed similar consequences for employees at Facebook. Feels weird to call it punishment. But I'm not sure what word would be better as with Facebook on Wednesday number of internal apps, simply stopped working for Google employees on Thursday. The P says Apple's move caused pre released Berge of Google maps. Hang outs g mail and more to stop working for employees. Meanwhile, employee only apps such as the one for g bus transportation and Google cafe also went dark as of this writing the companies are said to be working toward a resolution business insider had Google saying we're working with apple the fix temporary this Russian to some of our corporate IOS apps, which we expect will be resolved soon. Apple seem to agree saying we are working together with Google to help them reinstate their enterprise typically, it's very quickly. How long is it likely to take for apple and Google to make nice probably thirty six hours or less? If things go as smoothly for the search giant as they did for Facebook. Listen, I know the Google things over, but I'd already written this. So let me get throw it that piece from apple insider says internal I o s apps for Facebook employees or getting back to business the peace at a Facebook spokesperson saying we have had our enterprise vacation which enables our internal employee applications restored where in the process of getting our internal apps up and running to be clear. This didn't have an impact on our consumer facing services. I must express a bit of disappointment. It seems that Facebook does whatever it wants whenever it wants at gets caught. It doesn't completely unconvincing song and dance of apology. Then it goes back to doing whatever it wants whenever it wants for one brief moment it like Facebook might suffer the consequences of its actions. And you could argue it did for one seriously brief moment. I mean who knows what deal was made between the companies to get the wheels rolling again from outside. It's disappointing.
New York Governor Cuomo aims to legalize recreational marijuana use
"Can long survive, which does not accept as fundamental to its very existence the recognition of the rights of its minority. And the fact is we have had to criminal Justice systems one for the wealthy and the well off and one for everyone else. And that's going to end. We must also and the needless and unjust criminal convict convictions and the criminal stigma and let's legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana. Wants to. Komo offered. Few details, including how legalized pot will be regulated who will regulate it and how much revenue the state stands to gain from retail sales of pot. Meanwhile, Google announced this week, it will spend more than a billion dollars to build a new office complex in New York City allowing the internet search giant double the number of people at employs there. It's the tech industries latest a major expansion beyond Seattle, and San Francisco it also follows recent expansions by Amazon and apple Julie Samuels is the executive director of tech NYC here Vancouver is
Google pays $1 billion for offices in biggest Bay Area sale of the year
"You're listening to the spoken edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. Google pays one billion dollars for offices in biggest bay area sale of the year by Rolan Lee, Google has purchased the former side of Lincoln's Mountain View headquarters for one billion dollars in the largest bay area real estate sale in twenty eighteen the search giant on Monday confirmed. It bought the twelve building Britannia shoreline technology park totalling seven hundred ninety five thousand six hundred sixty three square feet, Google declined to comment further the deal caps a year of seemingly boundless growth in investment for Google and the rest of the tech industry with vast digital profits. Fuelling concrete acquisitions Google's parent. Alphabet reported earnings of thirty three point seven billion dollars in the third quarter up. Twenty one percent it had thirteen billion in cash at the end of the quarter. Google is channeling some of its profits to save its physical growth. Earlier this month, Google agreed to buy more than ten acres from the city of San Jose for one hundred ten million dollars for part of its expansion in that city. It also bought the Chesapeake Commons office park in Sunnyvale earlier this year in San Francisco, Google least three hundred thousand square feet in the landmark building at one market. The former Salesforce headquarters building Google is now responsible for the largest and second largest twenty eighteen real estate acquisitions nationwide in March it paid two point four billion dollars for Chelsea market in Manhattan, a retail and office complex next to the company's offices at one eleven eighth avenue. The Britannia shoreline deal is the second largest, according to brokerage data. Google already occupies most of the Britannia shoreline offices, which linked in vacated after a 2016 land swap totaling over three million square feet in existing and planned buildings that helped each company console. Holiday it space. It is in clear how many Google employees worked there. But the space has room for more than five thousand the Mercury News first reported the Britannia deal, Irvine real estate firm HCP sold the property and made a seven hundred million dollar profit. According to records filed with the securities and Exchange Commission. The company said it would use the proceeds to pay down debt and by and develop new projects linked in which is now owned by Microsoft has a corporate campus that straddles Sunnyvale and Mountain View and also has a large office tower in San Francisco.
Google Pixel Slate Now Available To Pre-Order From Amazon, Best Buy & Google Store
"Google's I o s tablet, and while is now available for preorder. There's a sixty four gig version of the pixel slate that cost seven hundred ninety nine dollars and a one hundred twenty eight gig version runs you thousand you can also order the near obligatory. Keyboard and blue pixelbook pen, Google might soon be able to tell you which restaurants are more likely to give you food poisoning working with researchers from Harvard. The search giant's using machine learning technology in a couple of cities to identify searches for words, like stomach cramps and diarrhea and then cross referencing damn with. Recently visited food establishments from the smartphones us to make those searches health inspectors sent to a number of the restaurants. Founded fifty two percent of the restaurants, run safe. Whereas the overall rate of detection of unsafe restaurants via routine inspections was twenty three
"search giant" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Gmt the internet search giant google has for years had an unofficial motto don't be evil but some of its employees have complained that the companies worked for the us defense department breaches that promise in particular google has been helping out with a pentagon scheme known as project maven the aim is to use artificial intelligence to better interpret video images the fear of some google employees is that the technology the company brings to the table may make it easier for the us military to target individuals with drone strikes but now appears google has decided not to seek a new contract with the pentagon when its current one runs out next year weekends paul schuster has been finding out more from kate conga she writes for the technology news website gizmodo and she broke the story project is a pilot program that the department of defense launched last year to try to bring artificial intelligence more into the department of defense and this project is focused on using artificial intelligence to analyze this vast bulk of footage that is collected by drones and the idea is to analyze footage and quickly classify the objects and the figures that appear in the footage so to say do you know for instance a vehicle that has come and gone from a building that is of interest to the military and then identifying that same vehicle showing up at another location that might have some interest for intelligence purposes to say oh you know we know people that were interested in our in this building and now one of them has popped up you know over this other residents now this project has been controversial within google it so frozen food yeah there's been a lot of backlash within google against google's involvement in this project there is a letter that i think over four thousand google employees signed asking google to cancel the contract and several google employees also resigned over google's involvement in this they did not want to continue to work for the company as long as the company was doing this all of which brings us to a.
"search giant" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Be looking for as this progress is through one big flat for you um i mean i think that trump will eventually get what he wants on deregulation it's going to be longer than someone hope but but were eventually going to get there i mean some democrats will tell you that they think doddfrank went too far too i mean so i i think we'll get there okay we're going to watch it with you jesse westbrook financial regulation reporter for bloomberg news thank you for bringing this at the scene coming up on bloomberg politics policy power and law google says it is defending the public's right to information as the search giant faces a new right to be forgotten long suit first let's check the latest world and national headlines bloomberg's nancy lyons standing by in washington thanks amy well as we've been reporting the senate is front and center today as a government shutdown looms at midnight and as bloomberg serve chap and reports today's senate session has been testing the session began with fingerpointing at which party would bear responsibility if the effort today fails deputy democratic leader dick durban the best that the republican leader in the senate can offer us is another bandaid another four weeks of temporary funding a wasteful exercise and he knows it majority leader mitch mcconnell this vote should be a nobrainer and it would be except the democratic leader has confessed as members the filibuster any funding build a dozen include legislation for people who came into the united states illegally the possible shorter term extension has also been suggested in washington earth chapman bloomberg radio budget director mick mulvaney says president trump is busy working to come up with some sort of a green at before the deadline senate minority leader chuck schumer well apparently be meeting with the president at the white house this afternoon well any washington post abc poll on who would be blamed for shutdown indicates that president trump and republicans would shoulder that blame by twenty point margin over the democrats while the trump.
"search giant" Discussed on BuzzFeed News: Reporting To You
"A former gugel employee is suing the company saying discriminated against him for being a white man james to more was fired from the search giant in 2016 after circulating a manifesto that argued the companies pay gap was based on women's genetic inferiority now d'amour saying google quote singled out mistreated and systematically punished and terminated and quote anyone who disagreed with views on diversity namely that it is a good thing the more and a fellow former gugel engineer are seeking class action that is for the suit for quote any one that identified as conservative caucasian or male to join the suit does not identify how much the pair are currently seeking in damages from google and finally after a spectacularly received speech at the golden globes all anyone cable news could talk about on monday with the speculation that oprah yes that oprah could make a run for president and 2020 in particular winfrey strong stance against sexual assault and harassment in hollywood had people saying that the former talk show host turn billionaire boss sounded pretty presidential so one all the girls watching hearing now to know that a new day is rising winfrey herself has said anything about the buzz but cnn reported that two sources close to oprah they she is quote seriously considering a run so but would oprah's campaign slogan be here reporting to you were torn between wintry for the wind 2020 and oh oh it's magic for more and latest dory's download the buzzfeed news app and if you've welcomed new robot into your family this holiday season whether it's an amazon echo warragul home make sure to look for buzzfeed news.
"search giant" Discussed on AP News
"Oxford dictionaries is recognising the power of the millennial generation with its 2017 word of the year ap's charles dental desmond tells us that word is youth quake oxford that says there's been a fivefold increase in the use of the term between 2016 and 2017 it's defined as a significant cultural political or social change arising from the actions all influence of young people the word conned almost fifty years ago has been used to describe phenomena including surging you support for britain's labour party and the election of thirtysomething leaders in france and new zealand oxted says youth quake has yet to land firmly on american soil but it certainly a word on the move last year's word of the year was post truth charles london the executive chairman of google parent alphabet is stepping down in january the company says eric schmitt will become a technical advisor and will continue to sit on the board schmidt join google in two thousand one and ceo three years after the search giant was founded google launched a new structure in october of 2015 making alphabet a holding company for google and related businesses some of those other beds include selfdriving cars smart thermostats and internet delivering balloons schmidt said in a statement he felt the alphabet structure was working well with gugel end its other bets thriving he said he has plans to spend more time on science and technology issues and philanthropy senior missy elliot will be honored at a.
"search giant" Discussed on AP News
"Of google perod alphabet is stepping down in january the company says eric schmitt will become a technical advisor and will continue to sit on the board schmidt join google in two thousand one and ceo three years after the search giant was founded google launched a new structure in october of 2015 making alphabet a holding company for google and related businesses some of those other bats include selfdriving cars smart thermostats and internet delivering balloons schmidt said in a statement he felt the alphabet structure was working well with gugel end its other bets thriving he said he has plans to spend more time on science and technology issues and philanthropy abuse doomed dedicated to the phone communications genre has opened the doors that ohio what the ohio players are members of the punk music hall of fame and exhibitions thunder in dayton which received final approval from the city and is now taking reservations for private tours amd events the dayton daily news reports president david webb says the official grand opening will be held in january or february five dollars donations request to per visitor date was sometimes referred to as the land of punk in the 1970s and 80s thanks to groups like the ohio players steve arrington zap faizo heatwave song slave amd lakeside the numbers for spain's el gordo lottery have been drawn people lucky enough to hold tickets with the number seven double one nine eight were blessed with.
"search giant" Discussed on AP News
"Gives present to children during the holidays he expects verification of the record to take about twelve weeks the executive chairman of google parent alphabet is stepping down in january the company says eric schmitt will become a technical advisor and will continue to sit on the board schmidt join google in two thousand one and ceo three years after the search giant was founded who launched a new structure in october of 2015 making alphabet a holding company for gugel and related businesses some of those other beds include selfdriving cars smart thermostats and internet delivering balloons schmidt said in a statement he felt the alphabet structure was working well with gugel end its other bets thriving he said he has plans to spend more time on science and technology issues and philanthropy good turtle emails of the miss america organization ridiculing past winners now now cost the group its production partner dick clark productions says it's cutting ties with the miss america organization after emails from ceo sam haskell leaked the huffington post reports the emails were exchanged with a writer for the television pageant and others and made derogatory comments about contestants appearance intelligence and sex lives declined productions which produces the nationally televised pageant calls the emails appalling there are now calls for haskell to step down or be removed from his job that pays a half a million dollars a year the comments are in stark contrast to the glowing supportive statements haskell repeatedly made in public about past winners the miss america organization says he has apologized to the board wow unmatched.
"search giant" Discussed on Download
"Google side of it um it on one level it doesn't make sense that google would block youtube from the echo show because the way they had it implemented it was literally a web you which means that you got the parole ads and you got the play lists and everything that that we thought that youtube wanted then a google wanted so now sounds like you know it's just a proxy for something else that gugel once out of amazon and and starts to sound familiar like cable tv negotiations where that were the channels just vanished for a few weeks while they're negotiating where everybody gets angry but it's just you know we're all ponds in this game of the that the to the flat fight between the two giants are happening because like youtube a m it was essentially did what google wanted on the aca show as far as we can tell and kubo said no that's not enough i mean you look at all the places google an amazon compete and i'm not surprised that they're not exactly in love with each other both in streaming kugler has you to amazon has twitch the both in search google is the search giant amazon's alexa to both an ai alexa and assistant so the idea that the rothe in streaming obviously and they're both and cloud services to his amazon has the number one had big foot and googles trying desperately to make inroads into that industry three even both in retail were gugel has google express delivery an amazon sells everything from the biggest ecommerce site on the planet so the fact that they're in a measuring contests to try to be polite doesn't surprise me very much but you're right it really only screws over anyone trying to by what they want from their favorite stored access their favorite content from their favorite streaming device nuts none of it works in it's i don't know how one regulates a pissing contest between two internet giants but something's got to be done or you're just going to be locked into an ecosystem and this is how it's going to be and they're going keep they're going to decide what you buy forever well that's been amazon's goal pretty much from the beginning thou because again with kindle they didn't have to do a proprietary format further eib.
"search giant" Discussed on KKOB 770 AM
"I don't know whether dad's gonna be hired back or not don't know uh but it was just twenty years ago while only 25 tan i don't know how many years ago a video like this or a home movie like there's somebody would have thought it was great everybody would have been happy for her having a good time with her mom family getting together today sharing something like that makes you oh hey target and a focus of genuine dangerous rage and anger it's where we are eric schmitt is vive ceo emeritus of alphabet inc which is google and i i think he's for this actual title i don't think he's the active dated no he's not larry pages he's not the active daytoday ceo but there's a story here the fast company dot com about eric schmitt being concerned about all this stuff on facebook and twitter in eric schmitt is asking the queen remembered this guy is considered to be one of the most brilliant computer scientists in the history of computer scientists this guys reputations right of there may beyond gates in terms of brain power he's a non extraordinaire but he is a multi multi multibillion air in ever since the two thousand sixteen presidential election google has been under intense scrutiny to acknowledge its role in traffic gang russia backed dis information that potentially help shape the outcome of the election hill googles getting blame for passing along fake news that help trump in some of the most unequivocal unequivocal comments yet the company's executive chairman eric schmitt recently acknowledged that the search giant didn't do enough to safeguard its services against russian manipulation we didn't understand the extent to which governments essentially what the russians did would use hacking joe control the information space it was not something we anticipate strong i worry the russians in 2020 we'll have a lot more powerful tools so this guy is now sign manning on with this rigmarole that the russians did all the hacking and benefited trump and some other russians fooled twitter enfold facebook and then he paused this is what.
"search giant" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Topped estimates an amazon showed investors it can run grocery stores with profitability at its whole foods unit it out for expanded its cloud computing business we have our this breaking over the bloomberg terminal for japan is his core consumer prices rising in the month of september seventenths of one percent now that's a yearoveryear reading and it is smack in line with estimates pivot to google now this is actually the parent of google alphabet that stock classa shares are trading up by about three percent in late us trading alphabet beat third quarter sales and earnings a surge in google to add volume one of the key drive let's hear that helped the word webs search giant shrug off concerns about regulatory scrutiny and inexpensive foray into hardware yeah by do shares are down about ten percent were watching right now after quarterly sales fell short of analysts estimate sets after an online ad crackdown by beijing to past traffic chain the usually busy quarter debt and staying with the earning story in china we have china construction bank are thirdquarter profit rose as interest income climbed the story now from bloomberg's savan man china construction bank said thursday that its thirdquarter net profit rose four point one percent a year ago that's as a lender boosted interest income amid signs of stability an asset quality china's secondlargest commercial lender by asaid said graf after the three minds ending on september thirty it was nine and a half billion the figures will be keenly scrutinized by analysts seeking to parse the effects of government efforts to curtail risks from china's almost thirty trillion dollars of debt in hong kong vine man bloomberg daybreak asia and investors are keeping a close eye on apple here headed companies big day on.
"search giant" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Of puerto rico were show phone towers were knocked down by hurricane maria two of the search giant project luhn balloons are already over the country enabling text emails and basic with anxious i'm christopher cruise and i'm susanna palmer from bloomberg world headquarters in spain prime minister mariano rajoy hoyer says the spanish government will seek to dismiss hotel on president carlos putsch amonte as part of actions under article one fifty five of the constitution that aims to shut down the push for independence another big advance for stocks and another week of records we get more on that from bloomberg's charlie pellett the nasdaq one hundred indexes finished a records sixty two different times this year while the sp 500 and dow jones industrial average are closing in on his retool bears point out the market has been spared of three percent pull back from more than a year the dow has made fifty three record since january in the week just ended the measure across the twenty three thousand level for the first time ever the six one thousand point milestone reached in the past twelve months charlie pellett bloomberg radio year to date the dow is up eighteen percent the sp 500 up fifty gene percent and the nasdaq is up twenty three point two percent so far this year president donald trump says he's considering stanford university economist john taylor and federal reserve governor jerome powell for the top job at the central bank and he indicated fed chair janet yellen remains in the running for renomination to a second fouryear term several people familiar with the process say trump's closest advisers are steering him toward either taylor or powell trump says he'll make his decision very soon wells fargo and company said four employee in foreign exchange trading left the bank and the former leader of the business accepted a new role as wall street journal reported that regulators are investigating the units business practices the reports citing unidentified people familiar with the matter says the four were fired four caused but that it isn't clear what the target of the probe is global news 24 hours a day powered by more than twenty seven hundred journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries i'm susanna palmer this is bloomberg you're listening to bloomberg business week with carol massar and julia generally from bloomberg.
"search giant" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing
"This is tech news briefing from the wall street journal hello this is the wall street journal's tech news briefing reporting from the newsroom in new york i'm tanya boustos so first it was facebook and it was twitter it's googles turned to on earth russianbacked ads for the search giant found that russianlinked entities bought tens of thousands of dollars worth of politically motivated ads on its platform around the us presidential election the ads mainly ran above google search results and on thirdparty websites congressional investigators have asked koogle facebook and twitter to testify publicly on november first until then let's break down what we now joining us now with more patching in from the journal san francisco bureau is the wall street journal's jack nicklaus hijack love so now we've come to the global chapter of this russian interference saga when did google first discover their issue with russian add buys what do we know about how this all came to light for them well facebook and twitter sorta were the first to be looked at by investigators for interference by russianlinked entities around the time of the election google sort of skater under the radar for a few weeks we didn't hear much they the kind of were quiet their statements were saying they hadn't found any evidence but they also uh didn't say there were really looking we've reported about a week ago that uh google had begun abroad internal investigation into this and now earlier this week we now are hearing from them or at least hearing from sources around the company they did confirmed they're working with researchers and other companies about this but we heard from sources around them that they have now discovered russianlinked entities bought tens of thousands of dollars of politically motivated ads on koogle's add platforms including guide search engine and also on thirdparty websites so now that the cat is out of the bag ford gugel now as well as all these social media companies what is google currently doing to sort all of this out what are they learning or trying to learn as they go about assessing the damage.
"search giant" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"High of eighty two i'm alex rab fox on lugo is ditching its first click free policy long hated by publishers because it would grab news articles from behind pay walls search giant will replace first click free with what they're calling flexible sampling according to the verge which will give publishers the controls on the number of free articles google can grab for users hope shire's had the ability to opt out of the first click free but that could result in articles not being index by google and then not showing up in search results the wall street journal reported that would it disabled free access to google search their traffic from google dropped by thirty eight percent and from gugel news by eighty nine percent compared to a year earlier google is also working on tools to help publishers online to reach new audiences and grow their bottom wind and gugel has the audience to help with around ten billion clicks to publishers every month publishers are cautiously optimistic about the plan as many continue to struggle in the world of digital with fox on tech i'm brought larsen fox news donald trump's america president trump condemned the worst shooting in modern us history as an active pure evil and called for the nation define unity and peace in the aftermath of the deadly las vegas shooting we call upon the bonds that unite us our faith our family and our shared values his we call upon the bonds of citizenship the ties of community and the comfort of our common humanity the president also praised the first responders who located the shooter and responded to the scene quickly after the lone gunman opened fire the speed with which they acted it's miraculous and prevent it further loss of life the president will travel out to las vegas tomorrow to meet with local state and federal law enforcement officials and also the families of the victims to express his condolences at the white house john decker fox news reported rebel we looked out from the coast to coast am on newsradio 1410 wdov can this life talkradio is nice because it keeps you informed leading no happen on newsradio 1410 wdov you're listening to rush limbaugh week in review some of the other things that are out there that we will get to the nfl story so percolating of it's got some to me fascinating new angles to.
"search giant" Discussed on 1410 WDOV
"Modern american history forced thousands of music fans to flee he for their lives everybody's hiding everywhere i mean they're hiding under the bleachers than this stance in steven paddock opened fire on the crowd from a high hotel floor but was there any wait a stop him from getting several handguns and rifles to his perks former police investigator steve rogers says stopping this depends on observant people is really no way to prevent a crazed individual for committing such an act unless you see something and somebody sense is something clark county sheriff joe lombardo says those avenues are being investigation that was intent to prevent any harm associated that so tori hardening evaluating customers will could be a continuous basis there are many who expect this tragedy to also reignite the guncontrol debate but there is already backlash over putting a political spin on the tragedy could all scott fox news stocks on little is ditching its first click free policy long hated by publishers because it would grab news articles from behind pay walls search giant will replace first click free with what they're calling flexible sampling according to the verge which will give publishers the controls on the number of free articles google can grab for you there's publishers had the ability to opt out of the first click free but that could result in articles not being index by google and then not showing up in search results the wall street journal reported that when it disabled free access to google search their traffic from google dropped by thirty eight percent and from gugel news by eighty nine percent compared to a year earlier google is also working on tools to.
"search giant" Discussed on KOMO
"Clean up some troublesome hotspots there for drug activity was your marino live at smokey pointed out work a lot of people say the heroin epidemic is simply too out reopen joel i'm oregon shoppers say they see this all the time they leave the car the stores are pushing a card on back to where their car is and right there on the kerb they see someone shooting up were maybe selling drugs there's got people scared rampant drug use sales are easy to see if the edges of parking lot quite corners along the business district of smoking point it's like a rave go in the parking lot people sleeping people peeing people defecating people passed out on the kerb laying down twitching drug reports have nearly doubled in recent years and one of the things we looked out is a soda and now the arlington city council has approved this day added designated area smoky point any other tools we can give the police right now are better taken under a soda people charge for drug offenses would be banned from the zone or face immediate arrest is seen there again it really is targeting specific individuals that are a menace to the community the drug offenders in particular still there is concern lack of jail space will make arrests meaningless and that the soda might just pushed the problem to another part of town on and it seems like it's just the bandied to fix a much larger problem well this soda zone takes effect in a battle weak and police say they will keep close watch so that the drug activity just doesn't up to another area molly jill thank several agencies currently use those soda zones set clampdown on drugs and problematic neighborhoods everett has maintained sodas for years primarily along the broadway corridor marysville has one in the southern part of that said city and here's a live look in seattle which has two designated soda sounds both in the west precinct and that includes downtown in the last few hours relearn google fired an employee who were a controversial laissez criticising the search giant for its efforts to promote diversity and inclusion eight its workforce in this memo the unidentified employee says women shouldn't take tech jobs due to quote biological reasons the rider also said men have a quote higher drivers status than women and that the company diversity programmes are merely political actions some eclipsewatchers could be shut out the prime viewing location near the.
"search giant" Discussed on Finding Your Frequency
"After school he joined forces with the search giant google as an intern and fell in love with search engine marketing in google analytics he worked there for two years before rolling up the corporate chain with some of the largest digital marketing firms in the country he always says if we focused on our clients growth our growth will naturally follow ladies and gentlemen welcome mr cody jensen cody eight thank you so much a reshaping here desperately insufficient after lowly and welcome to the show it's our pleasure to have you so we're gonna jump right into this uh what makes a guy fall in love with search engine marketing in google analytics as a great well you know i interestingly enough and junior high school in high school i fail math pretty are i wasn't that type of learn rice gross but now i after working in it in working in analytics and working in technology and code it the things that we can do in today's business world are far surpassing anything that we could ever do before and especially with regards to search engine optimization bay component of low website ranking is it's technology if you have a very slow website that doesn't it doesn't have the right relevant constantly you're not in a ranked third well either now so can combining debt technology background in in debt analytics background in using statistical significance and data to help gauge our decisionmaking in in strategies has really been a big a selling point for search lou absolutely so can rank shortly attests all yet what you're saying so yeah one of the questions i wanted to ask cody as you know as we always talk about finding a frequency on the finding of frequency radio show you know what was like that aha moment for you where you decided that this is the path that i'm following this is my frequency and and what led to that.
"search giant" Discussed on This Week In Google
"Oh so on his start with the largest fine the eu has ever levied four point two point four two billion euros trick wanted seven billion dollars to google because it uh pushed it according to the eu search results towards frugal it's shopping engine or the thing formerly known as frugal frugal doesn't even exist anymore our doesn't exist and i you know i'm not as you know i've criticize google forgetting into businesses that a you know a a search giant shouldn't get into leg youtube like content but i never felt like they they preferred they're shopping engine well it they they they do with us as those are ads and they sell those ads those ads appear topped the page and that's the way the business works uh how your article in political dot eu going right new lion's den is has exactly the ray headline two point four billion euros for google shopping really that was down did i was a good headline i like it but then you point out that this really probably has less to do with shopping and more to do with european companies that compete with google like axel springer in advertising right uh well you start here so i use every possible google product there is accepted as macintosh which doesn't work and not a if google would only make a computer of israel and would have won that microsoft would respect skype bond but as an oslo use every google partner as i have no sense of ever using google shop i use used for wolf ruled i'd i e i don't use frugal wasn't a shopping said it was a search engine search of shopping comparison right.
"search giant" Discussed on Talking Tech
"Folks every day of questions about how to do things untac him hey that's what we're here for today's question comes from brian how recorder facetime the audio hunger seeking on your own worth computer plug up the answer to stick with us i'm jeff graham usa day and you are listening to talking ted there are several ways to do this and they're pretty easy facetime for those who don't know is the free twoway video calling system and i found my method for recording facetime conversations expands the other video chats as well whether that be facebook skype were the google hang out sap who's ready let's start with windows and folks who use the most current edition of the software windows ten go to the windows game center by pressing g click the red record button to start screen share in now you're in business you can record you facebook chat your skype chat what ever on max my favorite method for recording his with the free time app using the lightning cable the used to charger iphone connect the iphone your computer open up quicktime and click new movie recording in the file menu next the record button click it to make sure that the tab is set to your iphone great now click record when you're done choose a destination for the file another good one but it's only for voice conversations google voice google voices an application from the search giant that assigns you one central phone number the you can use to bran calls from your cell phone and landline there's a feature within google voice to record incoming conversations by just clicking core on the key bad and it works really well google stores an audio file of the conversation for you to play back when you're done.