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...

September 17, 2021

Inside the War on Apple & Google App Stores

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...

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 ...

July 29, 2021

YouTube Profits Soar as Google Sets Records

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 ...

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

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,...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

May 7, 2021

Facebook Board Upholds Trump Ban

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...

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...

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...

April 26, 2021

Roku is Feuding with Google, putting YouTube in Jeopardy
Streaming - Television

Roku is warning its customers with YouTube TV subscriptions that the service could go dark in the coming days due to what it calls Google’s “predatory” and “monopoly” behavior. In a lengthy...

April 26, 2021

App Makers Blast Apple and Google in Senate Hearing on App Sto...

Apple and Google faced a battery of accusations on Wednesday from prominent app developers, including Spotify and Tile, who alleged that the large tech platforms have abused their dominance and harmed...

CNN Business
April 23, 2021

Oscars Sells Out Ad Inventory Despite Awards Show Ratings Decl...
Television - Theatrical

Disney Advertising Sales said Thursday it’s sold out of ad inventory for the 93rd Oscars telecast on ABC this Sunday. The show, which typically airs in February or early March, was pushed back by o...

April 23, 2021

Brands are Urging People to Get the Covid Vaccine So We Can Re...
Beverages - Branding - Health & Beauty - Tech - Television

Budweiser, Google, Walgreens and other companies have launched ad campaigns to encourage consumers to get the vaccine.

April 9, 2021

The Return of Business Travel

With the advent of technology that provides diagramming of meeting rooms for distancing, safe meetings can return more quickly. We believe that when the convention segment comes back, it will come bac...

Hospitality Net
April 7, 2021

TikTok Adds Automatic Captions to Videos in Accessibility Push
Influencers - Online - Tech

TikTok creators will soon be able to add automatically generated captions to their videos as the app attempts to make itself more accessible. The option to add auto captions will appear in the editing...

The Verge
April 6, 2021

Why Verizon is Launching its Yahoo Shops Marketplace
Online - Retail

Yahoo is entering the marketplace wars. Verizon Media Group announced that it is building out a third-party marketplace called Yahoo Shops, which will launch with roughly 50 sellers later this year an...

Modern Retail
April 6, 2021

Photos: See Fiat’s ‘Hey Google’ Family of Ca...
Automotive - Electronics

Tech companies like Google have been putting their technology in cars for years, but a new collaboration marks the first time drivers will be able to motor around in an actual Google-branded car. Fia...

April 5, 2021

LG is Quitting the Smartphone Business
Electronics - Retail

LG is exiting the smartphone business, the company confirmed today. The decision will “enable the company to focus resources in growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices, s...

The Verge
April 5, 2021

As Customer Data Gets Scarcer, Performance Marketers Face Fall...
Agencies - Branding - Online - Tech

Brands that have relied solely on quick and easy digital customer acquisition tricks to grow their businesses face a tough road ahead. And the leagues of guru-style performance marketers will likely s...

Modern Retail
April 5, 2021

How Brands Design Loyalty Programs with Data in Mind
Branding - Online - Retail - Tech

In-house rewards and loyalty programs continue to rise in popularity, as brands are seeking out new ways to collect first-party data. There are a few reasons why data collection is becoming the domin...

Modern Retail
March 31, 2021

Albertsons & Google Launch Smart Shopping Partnership
Retail - Tech

Albertsons Companies, which began leveraging Google Business Messages to inform customers about vaccine availability earlier in March, is embarking on a multi-year partnership with Google to make shop...

Chain Store Age
March 30, 2021

Google Aims to Be the Anti-Amazon of E-Commerce
Online - Retail

Google tried to copy Amazon’s playbook to become the shopping hub of the internet, with little success. Now it is trying something different: the anti-Amazon strategy. Google is trying to present i...

The New York Times
March 29, 2021

Apple Says Goodbye to Pricey HomePod Smart Speaker

After three years of production, Apple will discontinue its smart speaker that was lauded for its sound quality, but criticized for a steep price tag and subpar Siri support. As Apple noted in its st...

March 16, 2021

Facebook Strikes News Corp Deal to License News from Australia...
Online - Publishing - Tech

Facebook last month shut off the ability for Australian users and media organizations to share news links in the country, and now it seems the company’s extraordinary measure has resulted in a compr...

The Verge
March 16, 2021

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