By Ben Thompson If the first stage of competition in consumer technology was the race to be the computer users went to (won by Microsoft and the PC), and the second was to be the computer users carried with them (won by Apple in terms of profits, and Google in terms of marketshare), the outlines…

By Ethan Wolff-Mann If you Google “Chiropractor Bethesda Maryland,” you’ll see Google’s famous 10 blue links. But you’ll also see a box with a map — a snippet — at the top with local results, star ratings, and buttons for phone number and directions. Clicking further will show you reviews people left on Google Maps. Google…

By Katharine Schwab Picular analyses the top Google image search results to suggest colours that relate to any topic you search for. A new design tool called Picular is built around an unlikely data source: Google image search. Picular is a new color search tool that lets you enter any search term and presents you with a slew…

By Barry Schwartz Google is opening up Google Search Console automatically, so countless webmasters and site owners will have more access to data and important website alerts. Google has announced that it will soon automatically verify you for a website in Search Console if you are already a verified owner of the same property in Google Analytics. This means you…

By Laurie Sullivan After years of holding the data close to its vest, Google has begun to give advertisers more data to help them make better decisions and run successful campaigns. Earlier this month, Google confirmed that it would run a small-scale rollout of an Insights analytics report in Google My Business that shows business owners the…

By Tim Peterson Google has rankled publishers and ad tech firms with its General Data Protection Regulation compliance strategy. But a pledge the company has presented to ad tech firms is considered particularly burdensome. In the lead-up to the GDPR’s enactment May 25, Google asked ad exchanges and supply-side platforms to guarantee that the publishers whose…

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