Marriott Rolls Out Media Network That Lets Brands Reach Travel...
Agencies - Branding - Online - Travel

A media network in the hotel category presents marketers with a different array of opportunities, the companies said. On the road, travelers need things like ground transportation, personal items they...

The Latest Pixel Watch Leak Offers Our Best Look Yet at the Up...
Electronics - Tech

At this point, it is no secret that Google is working on a Pixel Watch that should make its debut later this year. The smartwatch has already leaked in some blurry renders, hinting that it would featu...

Android Police
April 20, 2022

McLaren Racing Announces Major Multi-Year Partnership With Goo...
Automotive - Branding - Sponsorships - Sports

McLaren Racing today announced a major multi-year partnership with Google, as a new Official Partner of the McLaren Formula 1 Team and the McLaren MX Extreme E Team from 2022. The partnership will br...

McLaren
March 17, 2022

Google, Apple & Amazon Come Together to Simplify Smart Ho...
Electronics - Household - Tech

The smart home should be a natural evolution of our homes, bringing better appliances, better systems, better experiences. But to date, it’s been complicated, confusing, and expensive. Walled garden...

The Verge
February 23, 2022

Kraft Heinz Partners with Google to Accelerate and Scale Digit...
Press Releases - Tech

PITTSBURGH, CHICAGO and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kraft Heinz Company (Nasdaq: KHC) ("Kraft Heinz") and Google today announced a new, multi-year strategic partnership to str...

Nicholas Fox
February 18, 2022

Roku Stock Pops on Multiyear Agreement with Google to Keep You...
Streaming

The deal will allow the 56.4 million active Roku accounts to continue to watch YouTube and YouTube TV, Google’s livestreaming service, without disruption. Google had previously threatened to pull b...

CNBC
January 18, 2022

Google Accused Apple of Exploiting ‘Peer Pressure and Bu...
Electronics - Tech

Some young people feel social pressure to own iPhones so they have full access to Apple's messaging service iMessage, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. When iPhone users exchange mess...

Business Insider
January 10, 2022

Google Infringed on Sonos Audio Patents
Electronics - Tech

Google’s smart speakers and Android devices are a major part of its vision for a connected ecosystem, which could be in jeopardy after a trade court’s ruling. The United States International Trad...

Gizmodo
January 7, 2022

The Best Gadgets of 2021
Electronics - Tech

A year after a global pandemic knocked all of us back on our heels, gadget makers are struggling to meet the demand caused by our dramatic shift in work and life routines. Coupled with an ongoing chip...

Gizmodo
January 6, 2022

Best iOS and Android Apps We Used in 2021
Online - Tech

Yes, everyone downloaded TikTok this year. But there are plenty of other iOS and Android apps worth using. Whether we needed to chill out, do some work, or get some fresh air, here are the best apps ...

Mashable
January 6, 2022

Top Trending Searches in Beauty & More, Google Trends Rep...
Health & Beauty

Google has released its annual Year in Search data, showing the Top Trending Searches in the U.S. and the world—after looking back at the trillions of searches that defined the past year. Google Tr...

Beauty Packaging
December 9, 2021

Facebook is Planning to Rebrand the Company with a New Name
Branding - Online - Tech

Facebook is planning to change its company name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter. The coming name change, which CEO ...

The Verge
October 20, 2021

Google Boosts NBA Partnership with Pixel 6
Branding - Electronics - Sports - Tech - Television

Over the years, Google has aggressively sponsored the NBA, and that’s increasing for the league’s “75th anniversary season.” The company is specifically using the NBA and basketball as an opp...

9to5Google
October 19, 2021

Google Partners With General Mills To Define Future Of Consume...
CPG - Partnerships - Press Releases - Tech

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Google today announced it has expanded its partnership with General Mills, as the food leader has selected Google Cloud as its preferred cloud par...

Nicholas Fox
October 12, 2021

YouTube TV and NBCUniversal Have Agreed to Make Nice—for Now
Streaming - Television

After a drawn-out public showdown over a contract dispute that could have resulted in 14 NBC Universal channels being yanked from YouTube TV, the two services announced in a Thursday night statement t...

Gizmodo
October 1, 2021

Google’s latest plans for Chromecast are all about free ...
Streaming - Tech - Television

Google is looking to make its Chromecast streaming device more appealing to cord cutters. The company has plans to add free TV channels to Google TV, the Android-based smart TV platform that powers Ch...

Protocol
September 17, 2021

Inside the War on Apple & Google App Stores
Tech

Match Group, the online dating company that recently spun off from Barry Diller’s IAC, generated $2.4 billion in revenue last year. Its biggest single expense? The 30% app store “tax” charged b...

Variety
August 5, 2021

Facebook’s Smart Glasses Will Be Its Next Stab at Hardwa...
Electronics - Online - Tech

The smart glasses came up while Zuckerberg was describing his vision for “building the next computing platform” aka mixed reality. In particular, he emphasized that VR is moving beyond gaming and ...

Gizmodo
July 29, 2021

YouTube Profits Soar as Google Sets Records
Tech

Last quarter, Google roared out of the post-pandemic-peak period with a record $17.9 billion in profit, finally joining other tech giants that had been raking it in despite (or perhaps because of) the...

The Verge
July 28, 2021

Google TV for Android Gets New Discovery Features and More Str...
Streaming - Tech

The Android app for Google TV is getting new discovery features and support for a handful of entertainment, news, and live TV apps not previously available, including YouTube TV and FuboTV. Google TV...

The Verge
July 27, 2021

Product Placement, Now Starring in the Streaming Era
Beverages - Branding - Theatrical

Hiram Lodge, the manipulative crime lord who targets the fictional town of Riverdale, sits back in his office chair. After plotting his latest scheme with a cohort over submarine sandwiches, he takes ...

Bloomberg
July 23, 2021

Bed Bath & Beyond’s Redesigned and Transformed Flag...
Household - Press Releases - Retail

UNION, N.J., July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bed Bath & Beyond (Nasdaq: BBBY) today announced its flagship store in New York City will reopen tomorrow, after undergoing a co...

Faisal Hussain
July 21, 2021

Google TV Rolls Out New Celeb-Curated Streaming Series
Streaming

Evidently acknowledging our collective content fatigue, Google TV has announced a new celebrity-curated Watch With Me series that should make finding something to binge a little less painful. Google ...

The Verge
July 1, 2021

ADT Security Bets on Google Partnership to Drive Revenue
Electronics - Tech

The alarm system-provider began selling Google’s Nest products this spring, hoping to solidify its place in the smart-home arena. Security-system provider ADT Inc. is betting on its partnership wit...

Wallstreet Journal
June 29, 2021

Brands & Retailers Need to Rethink Digital Marketing
Branding - Fashion - Health & Beauty - Influencers - Online

What’s become clear to e-tailers globally is that the Facebook-dominated era, which fuelled thousands of new direct-to-consumer brands, is transforming. Already, marketers must think more broadly ab...

Vogue Business
June 21, 2021

Facebook’s Smartwatch is Coming, with Cameras & AR
Electronics - Online - Tech

The device will feature a display with two cameras that can be detached from the wrist for taking pictures and videos that can be shared across Facebook’s suite of apps, including Instagram. https:...

The Verge
June 10, 2021

FaceTime is Coming to Android & Windows
Online - Tech

Android and Windows users will finally be able to join FaceTime calls. During its WWDC keynote, Apple announced that FaceTime is going to be available on the web, so that users can call in from Androi...

The Verge
June 7, 2021

Fossil to Launch New Android-Powered Smartwatch
Fashion - Retail - Tech

The upcoming wave of Android-compatible watches will be entirely new, with new chips focused on faster performance and better battery life. These watches will also offer LTE cellular options globally,...

CNET
June 7, 2021

What Live Sports on Amazon Means for Brands
CPG - Retail - Sports - Streaming - Television

On the surface, the new focus on sports might seem like an odd choice. Sports streaming rights are incredibly expensive — the NFL deal is costing Amazon about $1 billion a year — and while Amazon ...

Modern Retail
May 21, 2021

Google is Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store in NYC
Retail - Tech

Google is taking a step outside the digital realm to open a physical retail store, in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood. Its doors will open this summer, the company said in a blog post Thursday. ...

CNET
May 20, 2021

Amazon Launches ‘Echo Frames’ Sunglasses with Alex...
Fashion - Tech

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant has now found its way into sunglasses. The Echo Frames debuted to the general public in December as a pair of rectangular eyeglasses, but with a twist — thanks to ti...

WWD
May 19, 2021

Shopify Partners with Google on Online Shopping Expansion
Online - Retail - Tech

Google is deepening its partnership with Shopify by letting the company’s more than 1 million merchants make their products more discoverable in Google Search and elsewhere. Google and Shopify are i...

CNBC
May 19, 2021

Google, Samsung, Fitbit Unite to Reboot Android Watches
Electronics - Fashion - Tech

Were you considering buying a smartwatch for your Android phone? Hold off until the fall. Google and Samsung have announced a partnership to redesign Google's Wear OS for watches, and Samsung's future...

CNET
May 19, 2021

PayPal Expands E-Commerce Capabilities with Happy Returns Acqu...
Online - Retail

Looking to create more of an end-to-end ecommerce solution and move beyond the perception that it’s a payments platform only, PayPal has acquired Happy Returns, which consolidates returns for its re...

Multi Channel Merchant
May 17, 2021

Expedia Group Bets on Brand Marketing as it Prepares for Trave...
Branding - Travel

As Expedia Group aims to differentiate its offerings and capitalize on returning travel demand, it’s focusing investment on brand marketing, vice chairman and CEO Peter Kern said in a call with anal...

PhocusWire
May 7, 2021

Facebook Board Upholds Trump Ban
Online

Facebook was justified in its decision to suspend then-President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, the company's Oversight Board said on Wednesday. That means the compan...

NPR
May 5, 2021

Roku Pulls YouTube TV Over Fight With Google
Online - Streaming

Roku’s deal to distribute YouTube TV expired Friday — and amid its standoff with Google, Roku pulled YouTube TV from its channel store. For now, however Roku said it is continuing to provide acce...

Variety
April 30, 2021

Google is Adding COVID-19-Related Information to Searches for ...
Tech - Travel

Google has unveiled new tools to help people planning their first post-vaccination vacations, as COVID-19 restrictions and requirements still vary widely among domestic and international travel destin...

The Verge
April 28, 2021

Microsoft Teams Usage Jumps to 145 Million Daily Active Users
Online - Tech

Microsoft now has 145 million people using its Microsoft Teams communications app. This is another increase of 26 percent since Microsoft revealed Teams usage had jumped during the pandemic to 115 mil...

The Verge
April 28, 2021

Roku: Google’s ‘Unfair’ Demands May Make You...
Electronics - Streaming

Roku warned YouTube TV customers Monday that the live-TV service may be removed from the company's popular streaming devices, saying in an email to customers that Google is making unfair, anti-competi...

CNET
April 26, 2021

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