Google News

Time to treat Google and Facebook as the media giants they really are

The boss of WPP, Sir Martin Sorrell, has views on a wide range of topics, from the global economy, to Brexit, to the advertising world.<p>One of his …

Media Industry

10 must-read stories you may have missed this week

The WIRED Weekender is an eclectic weekly digest of the most important, interesting and unusual stories we've published during the previous seven …

Wednesday briefing: Apple to partner with Spielberg for new TV series

Your WIRED daily briefing. Today, Apple's first TV series will be a revival of Steven Spielberg's <i>Amazing Stories</i>, Theresa May wants social media …

Steven Spielberg

How to write and optimize an effective press release.

By: Meenakshi Kaur<p>Online press release can provide considerable platform to reach huge online community. This article will provide complete guidance …

SEO

Google’s hoax problem runs deep, says the creator of Google News

The creator of Google News has criticised the search giant for misleading users by promoting <i>4chan</i> posts in the aftermath of the Las Vegas …

Las Vegas

Baby boomers, not millennials, driving the auto industry | Latest stories from the United States

USA - New In Last 25 minutes<p>Manchester grandmother, 50, avoids jail for drink driving Karen Eastwood, from Denton, Greater Manchester, was arrested …

Transportation

A Google News Creator Calls Its Shooting Coverage “Shameful”

A mass shooting tragedy exposes Google’s own “fake news” problem.<p>(A version of this column originally appeared on Poynter.org.)<p><b>Tracy Chou</b>, a leading Silicon Valley engineer, wrote a few months ago about how “Technology products and services are built by humans who build their biases and flawed …

Journalism

The guy who invented Google News says lack of vetted stories is 'shameful and irresponsible'

Krishna Bharat, one of the engineers who helped lead and create Google News, recently called the product "shameful and irresponsible," after Google …

Google

How Google and Facebook failed us this week

FACEBOOK and Google continue to fail the public.<p>Content from conspiracy theorists, propagandists and counterintelligence agents dressed up as …

Facebook

We're learning more about how Russia weaponized Facebook, Twitter, and Google — and it was remarkably easy

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Getty<p><b>Investigators want to know more about how Russia used Facebook, Twitter, and Google to target ads and spread propaganda.</b><p><b>New details raise questions about whether the tech giants should change their ad infrastructure ahead of the 2018 elections.</b><p><b>One expert said any</b> …

Robert Mueller

Google's latest move means you actually have to pay for news

Google’s decade-long stranglehold on digital publishing business models is loosening after the company announced it would get rid of its first click …

Technology (India)

Google and Facebook Have Failed Us

The world’s most powerful information gatekeepers neglected their duties in Las Vegas. Again.Photo: Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun / ReutersIn the …

Las Vegas

Pixel 2 Liveblog: All the Google News as it Happens

Author: Wired Staff. Wired Staff Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.04.17.<p>Time of Publication: 5:00 am. 5:00 am

Google

House Russia Probe Targets Google’s YouTube and Gmail

As part of a wide-ranging investigation into how Russian-linked operatives harnessed social media during the 2016 U.S. election, lawmakers are homing …

Business

Ellison Demonstrates Oracle's 'Cheap' Cloud at OpenWorld

DAILY VIDEO: Oracle introduces Autonomous Database Cloud and robotic security; Oracle is injecting most cloud applications with artificial …

Machine Learning

Las Vegas shooting: Facebook, Google surfaced fake news

Fake news quickly surfaced on Facebook and Google’s platforms in the aftermath of Sunday’s massacre in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead and more than 500 injured.<p>News reports emerged that Facebook’s Safety Check feature surfaced fake news on Monday. Safety Check lets users notify friends and …

Las Vegas

After Las Vegas shooting, Facebook and Google get the news wrong again

The worst mass shooting in modern US history took place last night in Las Vegas, where a gunman killed at least 58 people and injured more than 515 others, according to the latest reports. Not long after the unfortunate event, Facebook and Google began populating news stories on their respective …

Las Vegas

Google algorithm fail puts 4chan's wrongly named Las Vegas gunman on top of search

In times of crisis, can you trust an algorithm to deliver the most accurate and up-to-date news you're craving to get?<p>In the aftermath of the Las …

Stephen Paddock

Google, Facebook Tackle Misinformation in Wake of Las Vegas Shooting

Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Facebook Inc. displayed false information in the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, again raising concerns over people's ability to manipulate the heavily trafficked platforms for social media and news.<p>The companies Monday said they promptly deleted the material, which had …

Social Media

‘Whole new world’ for publishers as Google finally scraps First Click Free

By Ken Doctor<p>Google’s decade-plus First Click Free programme sounded innocuous enough. In its perpetual effort to keep the Open Web free, Google …

Digital Media

Media Ranking Factors: AMP and more

<b>In Searchmetrics’ first-ever report on industry-specific ranking factors for the online media and publishing industry, we present an analysis of the</b> …

SEO

The names of victims and offenders whose names are under publication bans are appearing in Google searches

OTTAWA -<p>New and startling evidence of Google's ability to possibly defeat court-ordered publication bans has emerged as an Ottawa law firm prepares a …

Canadian News

Possible class-action lawsuit against Google for linking names under publication bans

OTTAWA - New and startling evidence of Google's ability to possibly defeat court-ordered publication bans has emerged as an Ottawa law firm prepares …

Class Action

Searching for news on Google can return victim and offender names under strict pub ban

New and startling evidence of Google’s ability to possibly defeat court-ordered publication bans has emerged as an Ottawa law firm prepares a …

Canadian News

The names of victims and offenders whose names are under publication bans are appearing in Google searches [Video]

New and startling evidence of Google's ability to possibly defeat court- ordered publication bans has emerged as an Ottawa law firm prepares a …

Canadian News

The insane news cycle of Trump's presidency in 1 chart

If it feels like the Trump presidency has been hit by non-stop scandals and crises from day one, it's probably because it has been. The Google News …

Donald Trump

Google searches for mental health issues spike in March

Google searches for mental health terms related to depression, major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorder peak in the late …

Donald Trump

New Research Shows 52% of People Believe Google Search is Biased

New research by Digital Examiner shows that 52% of users believe Google search is biased. In a survey measuring consumer confidence in Google, 1000 …

Google Search

Google News boss Richard Gingras on the future of journalism on the internet

At a time when quality journalism appears to be under threat, a growing chorus has accused technology companies of succeeding at the expense of …

Journalism

Axios AM

1 big thing: Zuck's real campaign<p>Treating tech like a utility (Rebecca Zisser / Axios)<p><b>When Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg</b> announced yesterday that he …

Bobbi Brown