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Porsche Chooses CarPlay Over Android Auto Due to Google's Data Collection Policy

Porsche has announced that its forthcoming 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S will support Apple's CarPlay platform. According to <i>Moto Trend</i> (via <i>AppleInsider</i>), Porsche selected CarPlay over Android Auto because under the agreement of partnering with Google, certain amounts of data would have …

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96.8 percent of new smartphones sold are either iPhone or Android devices

The latest quarterly smartphone sales data from Gartner is out today, and it tells a very familiar story. BlackBerry keeps shrinking, Microsoft is stagnating, and Google and Apple are tightening their already dominant grip over the entire market.<p>Out of 329 million recorded phone sales over the past …

Bing for Android just beat Google Now on Tap to the punch

Microsoft just beat Google at its own game: the company has updated Bing Search on Android with a new feature that analyzes what’s on your screen to bring you useful, relevant information without the need to switch apps.<p>Google’s promised to offer similar functionality in its upcoming Android …

Why Does Google Want to Deliver Dog Food in Rural Australia?

Google made waves on Thursday by revealing its secret project to deliver dog food to areas of rural Australia via drones.<p>But why would Google, a …

Amazon is now aggressively going after Google’s core business

Amazon and Google, having evolved well beyond their respective beginnings as on online bookstore and a web search engine, are now expanding in ways that bring them closer to becoming direct competitors.<p>The latest: Amazon is spending $970 million to buy Twitch, a live-streaming site for videogame …

Google tells the SEC it could soon be serving ads on thermostats and other devices (Update: Google says no ad-based Nest)

Those who expressed concern about Google’s acquisition of Nest may have have been right: the company has told the Securities and Exchange Commission that it may choose to serve ads on “refrigerators, car dashboards, thermostats, glasses, and watches, to name just a few possibilities.”<p>The Wall …

E-commerce edge helps British retailers expand abroad | Reuters

BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - Marks & Spencer Plc is making a new push to expand abroad, hoping e-commerce will give Britain’s biggest clothing retailer a better chance to succeed than earlier attempts to enter new markets.<p>A parcel travels along a belt at the new Marks & Spencer e-commerce distribution …

Amazon Dominated Online Retail Sales in 2013

Amazon's 2013 e-commerce sales totaled more than those of the nine other largest U.S. merchants, combined, according to data from Internet Retailer, …

Mobile Devices Are Actually Driving Store Sales, Not Hurting Them

<i>Welcome to our new E-Commerce Insider newsletter, a morning email with the top news and analysis on the e-commerce industry, produced by</i> <i>BI Intelligence</i><i>.</i><p><i>Click</i> <i>here</i> <i>to sign up for E-Commerce Insider today, and</i> <i>receive it every morning in your inbox</i><i>.</i><p><b>MOBILE COMMERCE IS DRIVING IN-STORE SALES:</b> Mobile …

Google buys UK retail forecasting firm Rangespan

<b>Internet giant Google has bought Rangespan, a UK start-up that uses data science to help retailers determine which products to sell and when.</b><p>Founded in 2011 in London by former Amazon employees, Rangespan is the third UK start-up to be acquired by Google this year.<p>On its website, Rangespan wrote: …

IDC data shows signs tablet sales may soon plateau

A Bold Google Homepage For The Modern Era

In this exciting concept, one designer has reimagined Google Search for the cautiously evolving search giant.<p>A few weeks ago, I asked Jon Wiley, the lead designer for Google Search, if the Google homepage would ever fundamentally change, or if it would always be a white box beneath the Google …

Google Shopping Express Comes to Los Angeles and New York

Google launched Shopping Express in San Francisco last year, and now it is expanding its same-day delivery service outside of the Bay Area and into West Los Angeles and Manhattan, New York.<p>Available via Android and iOS mobile apps and the Web (google.com/express), Shopping Express brings groceries …

Google initiative will lease solar panels to consumers

Google has just announced another major investment in renewable energy -- not to power its own vast data centers this time, but rather to bring cheaper electricity to the homes of ordinary Americans. Alongside solar cell manufacturer SunPower, the internet giant is starting a $250 million fund …

Google Has New Targeted Ads That Encourage You Dive Into Apps

You’ll soon be seeing mobile ads from Google that can take you directly into an app. These ads will appear in Google’s mobile search, on YouTube, and on third-party websites that use Google’s ad network.<p>Today the company announced it will offer ads that display a button that will open up the …

Shopping: Is there an app for that?

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Ramneek Bhasin, VP & GM, Product and Mobile, TheFind.</i><p>Our fascination with the smartphone is in full swing. We now live in a world where more phones are activated daily than there are babies born, and they seem to be just as demanding. We check our phones every six …

Apple closes the gap on Samsung's advertising budget

The US smartphone market is a big competitive business, to keep yourself ahead of the pack you have to spend big bucks on making sure that consumers know about your products. Samsung is still the biggest spender on advertising in the US, but it’s rival, Apple, is quickly closing the gap.<p>Research …

What you need to know about China’s 700 million smartphones and tablets

By the end of 2013, China had 700 million active smart devices, according to the latest report from Umeng, the country’s largest app analytics …

Report: Desktop Search Poised for 'Significant Decline' This Year

The switch to mobile is hitting the search advertising business in the United States, according to a report from eMarketer.<p>The researcher predicts a …

The Next Chapter of Social Media Marketing Is the Paid Promo

The first two chapters of the social marketing story were about "owned" and "earned" media. Building social pages, developing apps and creating …

Google's New Office In Malaysia Is A Wild Indoor Jungle

From slides and basketball courts to themed floors and endless snacks, Google is always coming up with something quirky and new to add in to their office space.<p>Their new offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia are no exception: Plants sprout from the walls and ceiling, while bright decor make for an …

Tablets Expected to Outsell PCs by 2015

Whether you prefer the iPad, Galaxy Tab or Kindle Fire, the tablet market has become a big part of the mobile computing landscape. In fact, studies …

Google will explore bringing Fiber to 34 new cities including Portland and Atlanta

Google just announced that it's invited nine metro areas across the US to explore "what it would take" to bring its Google Fiber gigabit internet service to more locations. "People are hungrier than ever for faster internet, and as a result, cities across America are making speed a priority," …

Android Gingerbread Refuses To Die

If the world ever comes to a nuclear Armageddon, two things will likely survive: The intrepid and indestructible cockroach… and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.<p>According to the latest Android usage numbers on Google’s developer console, Gingerbread, the version of the Android operating system released in …

YouTube clamps down on 'fake video views'

YouTube has warned users who buy “fake views” for their videos to make them appear more popular that they will be clamping down on the practice and may delete offending clips<p>YouTube has warned users who buy “fake views” for their videos to make them appear more popular that they will be clamping …

Why Google’s results page may soon look a lot different in Europe

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Getty Images / Justin Sullivan<p>The European Commission said on Wednesday that it is satisfied with Google(s goog)’s …

Google Ads SVP Susan Wojcicki Takes Over At YouTube

Senior management at Google is being shifted around, with SVP of Ads & Commerce Susan Wojcicki taking over at YouTube. With that appointment, which was reported by The Information and Re/code, current YouTube boss Salar Kamangar, is expected to move into another role at Google.<p>The L-Team, as it’s …

Nielsen: Internet Display Advertising Grew 32% In 2013, But It’s Still Only 4.5% Of Spend Vs. TV At 57.6%

Nielsen put out its latest figures on the state of the advertising market across old and new media platforms this morning. One big takeaway is that Internet advertising continues to be the fastest-growing medium, but it remains a small player. Global display advertising across the web, mobile …