Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Around The Net

  • Google Pushes Brands To Stop Using Some In-App Interstitials Google Webmaster Central Blog

    Google asked Web site owners Tuesday to stop serving annoying, often full-page app install ads when users click from a mobile search result to a Web site. These app install interstitials can hide a significant amount of content and prompt the user to install an app. After Nov. 1, mobile Web pages that show an app install interstitial that hides a significant amount of content on the transition from the search result page will not be considered mobile-friendly, per Google. ...Read the whole story

  • Microsoft Releases Bing Ads For Android DevicesBing Ads

    Microsoft on Wednesday announced Bing Ads for Android to help marketers manage campaigns on mobile devices. The app enables marketers to view accounts, campaigns, ad groups, ads, and keywords performance; monitor multiple performance metrics simultaneously; edit budgets and bids, and more. ...Read the whole story

  • Recipe Search Engine Yummly Gets $15MVentureBeat

    Yummly -- a search engine for recipes -- just closed a $15 million series B investment from Bauer Venture Partners. “The company allows users to browse for personalized recipes and says it wants to help answer the question ‘What’s for dinner?’” VentureBeat writes. The company says it has 10 million registered users, and is currently registering more than 700 thousand new users each month.  ...Read the whole story

  • Amazon's Tap, Not Click, Ordering SystemAmazon

    Need a quick box of laundry detergent or fabric softener? Amazon lets you buy those items with a Dash Button. On Wednesday the company announced the expansion of the Dash Buttons program. The small WiFi-connected hardware devices doesn't require anyone to log onto the company's Web site, search, or see ads for other products. It lets you order the product from Amazon in a tap, not a click. Amazon says it’s adding 11 more brands to the program, and it will refund the $4.99 cost of the button to customers with their first purchase. ...Read the whole story

Supreme Court Urged To Let People Sue Data Aggregators Over Inaccurate Reports

A Virginia resident who says Spokeo posted incorrect information about him is asking the Supreme Court to allow him to proceed with a potential class-action lawsuit against the company. ...More