Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Around The Net

  • TripAdvisor Dances With Google Play Music The Next Web

    TripAdvisor on Wednesday announced a partnership with Google Play Music to offer playlists for popular travel destinations, such as London, New York, Cancun, Montreal, and Paris. The Next Web reports playlists are supposed to emulate the vibe at these destinations such as Latin-inspired for Miami or surf-and-sand inspired for southern California coastal beaches.  ...Read the whole story

  • Microsoft Puts Plans In Place To Combat Terrorist Content Online Microsoft

    Microsoft said it is taking several steps to identify and combat extremist content online and will launch measures to carry out the task. the measures include a change in its terms of use to prohibit the posting of terrorist content on Microsoft consumer services like Xbox Live, OneDrive, Skype and Outlook, according to a blog post. "The Internet has become the primary medium for sharing ideas and communicating with one another, and the events of the past few months are a strong reminder that the Internet can be used for the worst reasons imaginable," per Microsoft. The company said it's helping to launch ... ...Read the whole story

  • Tax Officials Raid Google Paris BBC

    The BBC reports that 100 tax officials entered Google's offices in central Paris early Wednesday, raiding the offices as part of a tax fraud investigation. Google is accused of owing about $1.8 billion in unpaid taxes. ...Read the whole story

  • What Google Is Doing To Stop Ad Fraud Google

    Google put together a list highlighting what the company has done to protect its ad systems, such as ridding online ads of unwanted ad injectors that are rogue applications and software that inserts new ads, or replaces existing ones, into the pages that users visit while browsing the Web. The company also shared data to help curtail bot traffic, expand defenses against botnets, improve protection around falsely represented ad inventory, and collaborate on industry-related transparency papers. ...Read the whole story

  • Google Maps To Give Directions, And Take Ads Re/code

    Heretofore, Google Maps hasn't allowed much advertising. But The company rolled out several new mobile ad features intended to create  more direct ties between online ads and in-store purchases, something marketers want.  ...Read the whole story