• France Resumes Collecting Digital Taxes From Google, Others
    France has resumed collecting digital taxes on big tech companies like Google. Earlier this year, France and a few other European countries agreed that tech companies should pay more taxes in the countries where their users and clients are located, mostly to boost tax revenue. France agreed to suspend collection of a tax on digital revenue from large technology companies such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google, and the U.S. delayed the application of tariffs it put on French goods in retaliation for the tax.
  • Apple, Google, Microsoft Form Health Care Partnerships
    Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft are among the top 11 tech icons partnering with health care companies, according to Jackie Dress, who put together a list to help people search for information. One partnership includes Google, which launched a new Google Health app on December 9 that connects individuals to clinical studies. The company partnered with Boston-based Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital for the app's first study, which focuses on respiratory illness.
  • How Internet Speeds Changed During COVID-19
    The COVID-19 pandemic temporarily shutdown workplaces and schools across the country, but many Americans shifted to working and studying from home. WhistleOut analyzed how internet speeds across the United States changed from before the pandemic to now.
  • What To Expect From Mobile Ad Spend
    Mobile ad spending in the United States is forecast to reach $96.07 billion this year, lower than eMarketer's pre-pandemic estimate of $105.34 billion. Despite this year's "blip," monetization remains on a better track than before. The pandemic accelerated the mobile as spend growth rate. By 2023, mobile should reach $156 billion. eMarketer analysts explain in a podcast.
  • Ecosia Becomes Default Search Engine Option On Some Apple Products
    Ecosia, a search engine that promotes privacy first, is now available as a default search engine on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS. The company uses the advertising revenue it earns to plant trees around the world in harsh environments. Ad revenue generated from Apple users have planted more than 7 million trees in 2020.
  • Google Announces Updates To Search Console API
    Google on Wednesday announced updates to its Search Console API. The update includes fresh data and news filters. The Performance report already supports fresh data that is less than a day old. Google explains in a post.
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