Google’s parent company Alphabet has reportedly more than doubled its profits after companies massively invested in digital advertising to reach people working and interacting online during the coronavirus pandemic. The Times reports that profits at Google-parent Alphabet have more than doubled this year due to a major increase in advertising investment from companies attempting to reach people working online during the coronavirus pandemic. Alphabet has been largely boosted by “elevated consumer activity online” as it again beat Wall Street’s expectations. The tech giant’s revenue jumped by 34 percent to $55.31 billion in a record-breaking first quarter, bringing its overall net profits to $17.93 billion. Alphabet’s shares are now on track to reach a new high following the earnings report. Alphabet is now valued at more than $1.5 trillion and makes more money from digital advertising than any other company. Alphabet sells advertising space on Google’s search engine and … [Read more...] about Google’s Parent Company Doubles Profits Thanks to Pandemic Advertising Boom
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close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for April 30 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Google processes over 40,000 searches every single second, according to InternetLiveStats.com. Did you know that there are some things you should never search for? Tap or click for seven Google searches that can land you in serious trouble . For your more embarrassing or private queries, you may think you’re protecting yourself entirely with incognito mode, but that only goes so far. Tap or click here to see what incognito mode is really good for and what it can’t do . Let's take a closer look at the privacy options available to you. This post should be required reading for anyone in today’s digital age. So, be sure to share it out on your social media accounts. 1. Know what private windows do In most browsers, select File > New Private Window or hit the three-dot menu near the search bar to open … [Read more...] about 5 ways to keep your online searches private
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An extra layer of privacy is now in the hands of iPhone users. The new update should help alleviate the feeling that something is eavesdropping on your conversations. That had us wondering, how much does the internet know about us? And how can we keep our lives private? READ MORE: How Do Communities Decide Where To Plant Trees? Good Question. Jeff Wagner learned it’s ultimately up to the user. If you own a smartphone, you likely have one of these tales to tell. “My coworker was getting this new jacket for her boyfriend for Christmas and then my phone all of a sudden started getting targeted ads for that same jacket even though I had never like searched it or anything,” said Erin Ryan-Mosley. “We joke like the FBI is in our phone,” said Tony Preston after having ads pop up on his phone related to recent conversations. How much does the internet know about us? “I would argue that the internet knows pretty much everything about us,” said Mark … [Read more...] about How Much Does The Internet Know About Us?
On Friday, the European Union took aim at one of America’s most iconic companies, Apple, with a multibillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit . The Europeans are hopelessly uncompetitive in the major tech industries , so they resort to lawsuits to slash at American supremacy. The Euro-socialists want to pilfer as much as 10 percent of Apple’s profit stream. This flimsy charge of “monopoly behavior” by the EU is becoming standard practice as Germany, France and others continue to fall technologically behind and their citizens become rapid purchasers of Silicon Valley products and services. The move by the EU is a classic shakedown — the money it wants is akin to imposing a foreign tariff on American products. This could cost U.S. shareholders hundreds of billions of dollars . Europe has similar suits against another trillion-dollar American company, Google. So the U.S. government is rushing to defend America’s crown-jewel companies that have added hundreds … [Read more...] about Why isn’t Washington defending American companies from foreign assaults?