SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google will begin featuring ads on the homepage of its mobile website and smartphone app later this year, it said on Tuesday, giving the search engine a huge new supply of ad slots to boost revenue. FILE PHOTO: An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Google will also start placing ads with a gallery of up to eight images in search results, potentially increasing ad supply further. The ads will appear on Google pages and apps globally. The changes come as choppy revenue growth prompt questions from some Alphabet investors about whether services such as Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc’s Instagram are drawing online shoppers and in turn, advertisers away from Google. Google executives told reporters on Monday the latest features were a response to how users behave, not competition. The company wants to make it easier for users to … [Read more...] about Google to show ads on homepage of mobile site, app
caption Google’s homepage could be your homepage. source Google Make Google your homepage on Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and other major web browsers with these corresponding steps. After a simple set-up, your browser will open directly to Google.com, saving you those few precious seconds of navigating to the site. If you’re like most people, you probably find yourself Googling every question that comes to your mind: What’s the best recipe for lasagna? What does it mean if you wake up with a headache? Why does your dog keep staring into space and barking? Google provides immediate answers to your weirdest, most random queries, so it’d be handy to have the search engine set as your homepage. Regardless of the web browser you’re using, setting Google as your homepage is a quick and simple process that will mean every time you launch your browser, you’ll immediately open Google.com. This can … [Read more...] about How to make Google your homepage on any major web browser
By William Gallagher Monday, February 11, 2019, 05:42 am PT (08:42 am ET) Apple's homepage in Italy has been required to display a report about iOS updates affecting performance if a battery is chemically depleted or not functioning properly, following a lawsuit and a fine levied against both Apple and Samsung for reportedly misleading users. The Autorite Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM), Italy's official authority on marketing and advertising issues, previously ruled that Apple and Samsung are both guilty of pressing users to update software without acknowledging that this affects the performance of older phones. It has now required Apple's Italian site to display a notice to this effect on its homepage.The AGCM's mandated notice on Apple Italy's homepage The notice is at the very bottom of Apple's front page and comes with no additional comment from Apple. It's described as "dichiarazione rettificativa", an amending declaration, and states that Apple led iPhone 6, … [Read more...] about Italy forces iPhone battery throttling notice posting on Apple’s Italian homepage
By Malcolm Owen Monday, January 21, 2019, 07:19 am PT (10:19 am ET) Apple is commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States by using its homepage to highlight the work and life of the civil rights activist. Visitors to the Apple website on Monday are greeted by a photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that fills the page. Alongside his image are the words "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," one of the civil rights figure's famous quotes. Apple CEO Tim Cook also paid tribute to King in a pair of Twitter posts. In one that uses the same photograph as the website, Cook asks for readers "let us remember our own duty to do good," before quoting King. An earlier post shows Cook thanking Apple volunteers and Dorsa Elementary students, who took part in an event in San Jose on Saturday. Cook advises King "called on all of us to make a career of humanity," before adding the quote "You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your … [Read more...] about Apple’s homepage again honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If recommendations on YouTube’s homepage seemed a little off these past few days, that’s because something weird was definitely happening, according to the company. YouTube’s product team responded to one of many threads on a popular YouTube subreddit where people were complaining about the recommended videos being offered to them on the main homepage. Videos from five or six years ago littered the homepage, alongside gaming live streams. A YouTube representative responded to complaints in a thread, acknowledging that something strange had occurred and a fix was being implemented. “Just confirming that YouTube is aware of this thread and looking into it — we do think something weird is up,” a YouTube community manager wrote on Reddit. The same community manager later confirmed YouTube “identified the cause of the issue,” adding that “it should be fixed now.” “If anyone is still experiencing irrelevant recommendations … [Read more...] about YouTube is fixing homepage recommendation issue after acknowledging “something weird is up”