Saturday, October 21, 2017

YouTube Jumps into the Live TV Streaming Fray

YouTube on Tuesday jumped headfirst into the growing market for live streaming television with the announcement of YouTube TV, a service aimed squarely at DirecTV Now, Sling and other streaming TV...

Instagram Snaps Up Rivals’ Users

Instagram on Wednesday announced that it had reached a milestone of 700 million members while enjoying the fastest-ever growth rate in the company's history. The network has grown by more than 100...

Internet Giants Ramp Up Fake News Defenses

Three high-profile Internet brands this week announced initiatives to combat "fake news" online. Google on Tuesday revealed that it had tweaked its search processes to help bring high-quality content to the top...

Google Mulls Ways to Banish Bad Ads

Google has been working on a plan to install an ad blocker onto its Chrome browser for both desktop and mobile versions, The Wall Street Journal reported this week. It also has...

Facebook Builds a VR Space, but Will Anyone Come?

Facebook on Tuesday announced the beta launch of Facebook Spaces, a new app that allows users to connect with friends and colleagues in an interactive virtual reality environment. Facebook Spaces is...

Google’s Fact Check Labeling System Goes Global

Google on Friday announced the extension of the Fact Check feature it introduced last fall in partnership with Jigsaw. Publishers now can display a Fact Check tag in news stories everywhere...

Google Clamps Down on Sneaky Malicious Sites

Sites that repeatedly violate Google's safe browsing policies will be classified as repeat offenders, the company said last week. A small number of websites take corrective actions after Google displays alerts on...

Google Cracks Down on Intrusive Mobile Ads

Google on Tuesday announced that it soon will downgrade mobile pages in its search rankings if they carry ads that obscure content. Such ads "provide a poorer experience to users than other...

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Nintendo Banks on Switch Hit

Nintendo on Thursday announced the Nintendo Switch handheld gaming console, its long-awaited successor to the poorly received Wii 2. The US$300 Switch will hit the...

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