Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Around The Net

  • Google Phones Get New Spam Protections 9To5Google

    For users of its Nexus and Android One phones, Google will now give a clear warning if an incoming call is potentially a spam call. “The incoming call will show a red screen as opposed to blue and label the call as ‘Suspected spam caller,’” 9To5Google reports. “After the call has been rejected or answered, users will be able to block that phone number or report it as not spam if it was marked by mistake.” ...Read the whole story

  • 6 Questions Marketers Have For AOL-Owner Verizon As It Acquires Yahoo Wall Street Journal

    The Wall Street Journal asks: Does the addition of Yahoo really help Verizon/AOL compete with Google and Facebook in digital advertising? Mike Shields asked marketers and ad buyers questions about the deal. One question: Can Verizon really compete with the giants of digital advertising? "From the outset, the math doesn’t work. According to eMarketer, Yahoo will claim 3.4% of the U.S. digital ad market this year, an even smaller slice of the pie than in years past. AOL? 1.8%. Compare that with Google at almost 39% and Facebook with 15%, and it doesn’t look like a fair fight. The disparity ... ...Read the whole story