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Google's Ad Dollars Keep Rising Thanks to Smart and Stealthy Moves Shopping ads and text formats drive revenue

Advertiser spending was up about 20 percent at Google last quarter, and market experts said some of the company's strongest initiatives such as enhanced campaigns and shopping ads are helping—even…

July 18, 2014, 4:53 PM EDT

Google Boosts Music Offerings With Songza Deal Complements two other services in the space

Google's musical ambitions took another step forward today with its purchase of Songza, a music-discovery app that complements a streaming music service and another service that Google is developing with YouTube. "Over the coming months,…

July 1, 2014, 7:43 PM EDT

Popular Marijuana Game Gets Pulled by Apple Dude, where's my app?

What a buzz kill, Apple. A popular pot-themed game, Weed Firm, has been removed from Apple’s iTunes App Store. The developer, Manitoba Games, had been riding high in the app charts…

May 21, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT

Almost Extinct, Flappy Bird Priced on eBay for Thousands Fans look to profit after developer drops hit game

How much would you pay to play Flappy Bird? That’s a question new fans must ask themselves, now that it’s no longer available for free via app stores. The developer…

February 10, 2014, 1:32 PM EST

Disney Interactive Partners With Google to Distribute Original Short Film Vinylmation-themed 'Blank' debuts on Play

Disney Interactive is launching a new original short film as part of a unique partnership with Google. Starting today through Feb. 23, the 38-minute video, ‘Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story’ will…

February 10, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Google's New Ads Will Include Familiar Faces Search giant follows a Facebook tactic that has alarmed privacy advocates

Meet the new face of Google advertising: You. The search giant, in the grand tradition of social advertising pioneered by Facebook, will plaster users’ profile photos from Google+  next to brands…

October 11, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT

Google Immediately Runs Out of Free Netflix Subs for Chromecast TV bridge device showcased streaming service in promos

That was fast. Google told the Los Angeles Times this morning that a three-month Netflix promotion offered in limited quantities is no longer available. That puts the kibosh on free Netflix…

July 26, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT

Google to Launch Subscription Streaming Music Service Seeks to compete with Pandora, Spotify

Google, setting its sights on the hot digital streaming market dominated by Spotify and Pandora, will launch its own subscription music service. The tech giant is expected to announce the…

May 15, 2013, 11:37 AM EDT

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Dec. 28 - Jan. 4 Nike disses the NHL, Fiat raps about motherhood and Pixar goes back to college

This week, cigarettes get tumorous and even more disgusting in a new PSA, Cookie Monster quickly breaks his New Year's resolution and Apple's timing is off in its promotion of…

January 4, 2013, 10:07 AM EST

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