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Do Google and Facebook Control the News?

It is more than an interesting question. News publishers are quite worried that they do and have banned together with the intent to ask “Congress for an antitrust exemption to let news organizations collectively bargain, like a union would, with …

Google Doodles Demonstrate AI

Google is letting people see how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be used in real life to enhance drawings by providing simple demonstrations. This fascinating article in The Verge explains how the Doodle area of Google’s website lets people use AI …

Internet Advertising Pollution Crisis

The amount of online advertising pollution has hit such a critical mass that Google and Apple, through their Chrome and Safari browsers, are about to take matters into their own hands. For those who do not have software that blocks …

Misspelled Search Words by State

America, we have a problem spelling. In honor of the Scripts National Spelling Bee, Google has supplied a list of the most misspelled search words by state. This story comes to us from Mother Natural Network. Some words are …

Removing Fake-Facts From Search

According to Wired, Google is seeking to remove fake-facts from its search results and has released a feedback form that allows consumers to curate results. Wired praises Google for this effort at transparency and in addressing the issue of …

April Fools’ Day Jokes Made by Brands

Adweek has a selection of the best April Fools’ Day jokes produced by brands this year. Let us know which you think are the top contenders. They run from the macabre for a British home cremation service to the absurd …

YouTube TV Takes on Cable and Others

YouTube has announced a $35 subscription service that allows streaming for up to six users and no contract. Besides local channels, there are a number of traditional television channels offered. Engadget’s article explains which channels are offered, more details about …

Death of the Unskippable Ad on YouTube

Well, it will only be one format of non-skippable ad that will die. Next year, the unskippable 30 second ad on Youtube will go away. Shorter marketing segments of 20 second promo ads and six seconds bumper ads will still …

The Internet’s Fake News Problem

CNET’s story on the internet’s fake news problem shows that it is bad and likely to get worse. Google and Facebook have been shown to run fake news. These marketing giants, which are a primary source of news, have made …

Photography Tech Changing Our World View

Startup tech photography company Planet is changing our understanding and view of the planet. The company has placed in orbit an array of low cost satellites that daily photographs fifty percent of the world’s landmass and ten percent of the …