Facebook may start flagging fake news posts, says Mark Zuckerberg

On Facebook nobody knows if you’re a liar. But they might someday soon. Facebook is considering flagging to its users when a piece of content posted to Facebook has been reported as false by Facebook users or entities outside of Facebook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post published Friday night. To flag…

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European survey finds 70 percent of Android owners want pre-installed apps

According to a new European consumer survey from the Application Developers Alliance, 70 percent of respondents would prefer to buy an Android device with basic apps pre-installed. This finding, as well as others in the report, appears to support Google’s argument to the European Commission that its pre-installed suite of apps benefits consumers and is…

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When AI and analytics drive business disruption vs. hype

The sales and marketing industry has been abuzz with talk of predictive analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) this fall, especially on the heels of a flurry of AI updates from Microsoft and Oracle, Salesforce’s recent Einstein announcement at Dreamforce, and Google’s unveiling of its efforts in machine learning and AI yesterday. In all of…

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Pinterest queues up autoplay video ads for new Explore tab

A few months after introducing click-to-play video ads, Pinterest is catching up with the times — and competitors like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat — and testing video ads that play automatically. American Express, The Home Depot, Macy’s and Sony Pictures are among the first brands to test Pinterest’s autoplay video ads, which Pinterest announced…

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Google’s advanced verification test in San Diego just dropped over 89% of listings from the 3-pack

I have just managed to find my first live example of the next step for the advanced verification beta test for locksmiths and plumbers in San Diego. We knew that these businesses had to pass advanced verification before November 10 or Google was going to be removing their listings. So now that we are past…

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Google posts its new policy against fake news & ‘misrepresentative’ sites

Google has posted a new policy for AdSense publishers regarding advertising on pages and sites with “misrepresentative” content. The new policy went live midday Tuesday, stating: Users don’t want to be misled by the content they engage with online. For this reason, Google ads may not be placed on pages that misrepresent, misstate, or conceal…

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Mobile paid search has increased by 134% since last year: stats

There has been an increase of 20% in the YoY growth of Google search ad spending in Q3 2016, while paid search mobile phone spend has increased by 134% from the past year. This is according to Merkle’s Q3 Digital Marketing Report, which covers the latest trends in paid search, social media, display, and organic…

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Behind the Scenes with Dylan Lorimer, Google Surveys Product Lead

Google Surveys, a new product from Google Analytics Solutions, launched on Wednesday. Google Surveys makes it easy to get fast, reliable opinions from consumers on mobile devices and across the internet. The goal, as always, is to help you make more informed business decisions, understand your marketing impact, and take the pulse of your brand.…

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