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3 Critical Investments Leaders Tend to Ignore

Don't make the same mistakes which could hold you back<p>3 Critical Investments Leaders Tend to Ignore<p>Being a leader is tough. It means holding yourself to a higher standard. It means leading by example. It also means leading others to a purpose.<p>You're no longer just in charge of your actions. But …

Leadership

Findings from the 2017 News Nerd Survey

The 2017 News Nerd Survey helps us build a clearer picture of who is part of the journalism tech community and what we can do to support each other …

Calling all media nerds: We're looking for our next Google News Lab Fellow

The Poynter Institute has officially launched a nationwide search for its next Google News Lab Fellow, who will work alongside journalists in our …

Journalism

What consumers need from the ACCC inquiry into Google and Facebook

Yesterday the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) launched an inquiry into digital platforms including Google and Facebook.<p>Chairman …

SEO

Why the ACCC is investigating Facebook and Google's impact on Australia's news media

The competition regulator has announced it will investigate whether online giants Facebook and Alphabet Inc's Google have disrupted Australia's news …

Nick Xenophon

Australia takes on digital media competition

December 4, 2017<p>Digital markets change faster than our understanding of them. Two decades after newspapers began to introduce online editions, news …

Digital Media

Prepare for the New Paywall Era

Digital media’s free-for-all days are ending, but will the new strategy work?<p>If the recent numbers are any indication, there is a bloodbath in digital media this year. Publishers big and small are coming up short on advertising revenue, even if they are long on traffic.<p>The theory of digital …

Digital Media

[D] What is the best method for sentence classification that has full of short text? I tried attention on top of LSTM and CNN, and I was not successful

The average length of a sentence is 5 ( # of words) in my dataset. I did bayesian hyperparameter search on attention-based LSTM and CNN. I am not …

Machine Learning

Google and News Filtering

We've known for a long time that Google makes content decisions, but recent moves in the direction of censorship are going too far. Unfortunately, …

Middle East

YouTube, kids and Silicon Valley's recurring algorithmic blind spot

Elsa from <i>Frozen</i> with a machine gun. <i>Paw Patrol</i> characters visiting a strip joint. Bleeding children pranked by their parents to win subscribers. …

PAW Patrol

How Russia Polices Yandex, Its Most Popular Search Engine

Google said it would demote Russia Today and Sputnik, but the Russian government has tried to control what news appears on Yandex for years.<p>In Russia, when people want to find something on the internet, they often don’t turn to Google or Bing, but to Yandex, a privately-owned and extremely popular …

Russia

Google Big Query Meets SQLite: The Business of Baseball Games

In this blog series, we’ll be experimenting with the most interesting blends of data and tools. Whether it’s mixing traditional sources with modern …

DevOps

Google's plan to "de-rank" Russian media equals censorship, Moscow says

Google's plan to "de-rank" Russian media equals censorship, Moscow says<p>Google hardware products are displayed during a launch event in San Francisco, …

News (China)

This Google Data Viz Is So Meta, You Can’t Look Away

A data viz about data viz–based on Google search data. Meta, much?<p>What does an information designer with access to Google Trend data do?<p>Make a data viz about data viz. At least, that’s what the designer Anna Vital did. Her interactive graphic, called The Visualization Universe, uses 10,000 data …

Edward Tufte

Google Is Filtering News for the Wrong Reason

If the standard is corporate safety, democracy has a problem.<p>We've known for a long time that Google makes content decisions, but recent moves in the direction of censorship are going too far. Unfortunately, it's hard to imagine a regulatory backlash given Google's victims: websites that no …

Eric Schmidt

DATA STORY: Google is losing its position as the king of referral traffic to Facebook

Google was not the primary source of referred internet traffic in 2016 and a large part of this year as well. The top referrer was another internet …

SEO

The Tech Giants’ Secret War Against Fake News Is Too Secret

Facebook, Google, and Twitter have a problem with harmful content. And the consequences of the twin online scourges of political disinformation and …

Business

We still don’t know how Google News works

There is no specific criteria and no full list of publications.<p>Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt said during an interview this week that …

The Future

Russia Threatens to Block Ads on Google in Escalating Media War

As a media war between Russia and the United States escalates, Russia has threatened to block ads appearing on Google, existentially cutting off the …

Russia

Schmidt Says Google Has Russian Problem Under Control

Google is working hard to rid Google News of Russian misinformation, according to Eric Schmidt, executive chariman of parent company Alphabet. “We’re …

Eric Schmidt

Google plans to 'de-rank' Russia Today and Sputnik to combat misinformation

Alphabet chief executive Eric Schmidt says Google and other tech companies must act against state-run Russian news agencies to stop spread of falsehoods<p>Eric Schmidt, the chief executive of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has said the search engine is preparing to take action against state-run …

Eric Schmidt

Google commits to removing Russian news outlets from news search

Following criticism of Russia's online activities designed to influence Americans and now other nations, Eric Schmidt has gone on record to say that …

Eric Schmidt

Feedly: One Of My Favorite Internet Tools

People ask me often enough to share with them what my favorite third-party web tool is. Well, without a doubt, the tool I use most outside of email …

Google Reader

Google to target Russian disinformation

Credits Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesAlt Text Russian state-media is accused of using Google to influence last year's US electionSearch giant facing …

Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt says Google News is working to derank Russian propaganda, naming RT and Sputnik, and adding Google doesn't want to ban the sites (Justin Ling/Motherboard)

Justin Ling / Motherboard: <b><br>Eric Schmidt says Google News is working to derank Russian propaganda, naming RT and Sputnik, and adding Google doesn't</b> …

Eric Schmidt

Ads for housing that exclude demographics are still being approved by Facebook, a year after a study highlighted the illegal discriminatory practice on Facebook

2:10 PM ET, November 21, 2017<p><b>36 female SNL staffers who worked with Senator Al Franken, who was a writer for the show, released a statement of public</b> …

Eric Schmidt

Google Adding Labels to Stories to Distinguish What's Credible Content

Today’s topics include Google adding trust labels to help users identify credible news sources; attackers exploiting Microsoft’s Dynamic Data …

Enterprise Tech

Google to 'De-Rank' RT, Sputnik to Stop Misinformation

The head of RT and Sputnik say Google is defying all reason and logic by de-ranking its sites.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

Eric Schmidt

Google, TUNE Create Technology To Stop App Install Click Fraud

TUNE is integrating Google data into the TUNE Marketing Console to help eliminate click injection fraud in apps running on Android devices downloaded …

Advertising Industry

Facebook, Google, Bing and Twitter join The Trust Project to help users combat fake news

Facebook, Google, Bing and Twitter have all agreed to be part of a non-partisan effort called The Trust project which is aimed at enlightening users …

Journalism