Friday, July 31, 2015

Around The Net

  • Say Hello To Google's Home Services Ad FormatWordStream

    Google began testing a new ad format designed to help connect local home service providers with local customers. Mark Irvine believes these ads will help small businesses rank much higher at the top of the query page. He describes the ads as having an image of the home service professional, their location, their phone number, and a rating of their service, and often appearing alongside call-out extensions.  ...Read the whole story

  • Google Risks Fines Over 'Right To Be Forgotten'The Telegraph

    Google is refusing to bow to an order from the French privacy watchdog to delete search results worldwide when users invoke their "right to be forgotten" online, exposing itself to possible fines. The French data protection authority, the CNIL, ordered the search engine to de-list search results appearing under a person's name from all its Web sites, including Google.com, when asked. Google has complied with 41% of requests "to be forgotten" -- but only from its European sites. ...Read the whole story

Google Refocuses Glass on Enterprise Uses

Google Glass is being repositioned as a tool for workers in various industries, including healthcare, manufacturing and energy ...More

  • Best Known As IoT Brand: Apple, 48%; Samsung, 22%

    When consumers think of connected gadgets of the Internet of Things, they think Apple. The majority (60%) of consumers see a fully connected home as achievable within the next five years and they already have preferences ...More