Google to stop reading people's Gmail to help sell ads

/ Jun 24, 2017

Google to stop reading people's Gmail to help sell ads

Google is going to stop reading people’s Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads. The change, announced Friday, will end a practice that Google has embraced since it introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out ...

Jun 16, 2017

Google skeptic Reyes seen fading from race to lead FTC

The race to lead one of America’s top competition watchdogs just lost a front-runner. That may be good news for Google. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, who last year urged antitrust officials to consider re-opening an investigation into the search practices of Alphabet Inc.’s ...

Verizon completes $4.5 billion takeover of Yahoo

Jun 14, 2017

Verizon completes $4.5 billion takeover of Yahoo

Verizon has taken over Yahoo, completing a $4.5 billion deal that will usher in a new management team to attempt to wring more advertising revenue from one of the internet’s best-known brands. Tuesday’s closure of the sale ends Yahoo’s 21-year history as a publicly ...

Google linking online and offline worlds in new ad challenge

/ May 28, 2017

Google linking online and offline worlds in new ad challenge

Google is testing a way to tie online ads to brick-and-mortar store purchases, a move that is whetting appetites of marketers but fueling worries over privacy. A product called Google Attribution was unveiled at a marketing conference this month in San Francisco by the ...

Uber eyes 2020 'flying car' launch in Dubai, Dallas

Apr 26, 2017

Uber eyes 2020 'flying car' launch in Dubai, Dallas

Uber said Tuesday it wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a goal of putting demonstration projects in place by 2020. The ridesharing giant announced a series of partnerships to manufacture “vertical takeoff and landing” (VTOL) vehicles ...