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Amazon Is About to Start Delivering Groceries in the UK: Report

Amazon Is About to Start Delivering Groceries in the UK: Report

It looks like Amazon is gearing up to take its grocery delivery service across the pond. Amazon is readying its Amazon Fresh service for the U.K., according to sources familiar with the plans. From the Times of London: Plans for Amazon Fresh are at an advanced stage and it could begin operating in London in September, a development that will …

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Google Seeks Search Console Messaging Guidance

Google Seeks Search Console Messaging Guidance

Earlier this week, Google announced that over the coming weeks it will change the way it sends messages in Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) and to whom it sends them. The company is also looking for feedback from webmasters to consider for other potential changes. Google’s Mariya Moeva wrote in a Google+ post (via Search Engine Roundtable), “How do you …

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Uber Is Not Happy with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Uber Is Not Happy with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Like many cities, New York City has a powerful contingent that’s none too pleased with Uber and other on-demand ride services. The City Council is set to vote on a proposal that would cap Uber, putting a freeze on new drivers. According to the bill, the reason for the freeze is so the city can run a study on traffic …

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Google Posts 11% Revenue Increase At $17.7B

Google Posts 11% Revenue Increase At $17.7B

Google just reported its Q2 financial results, with revenue up 11% year-over-year at $17.7 billion. “Our strong Q2 results reflect continued growth across the breadth of our products, most notably core search, where mobile stood out, as well as YouTube and programmatic advertising”, said CFO Ruth Porat. We are focused every day on developing big new opportunities across a wide …

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Netflix Surpasses 65 Million Members, DVD Business Good For Quite A While

Netflix Surpasses 65 Million Members, DVD Business Good For Quite A While

Netflix released its Q2 earnings report on Wednesday along with the regular letter to shareholders. The biggest news out of this one is that the company has surpassed 65 million members with 42 million in the US and 23 million internationally. “We are at the forefront of a wave of global Internet TV adoption and intend to make our service …

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Report: Sites Saw 10% Loss In Organic Traffic From Google Mobile-Friendly Update

Report: Sites Saw 10% Loss In Organic Traffic From Google Mobile-Friendly Update

Adobe released its Digital Advertising Report for Q2. While it’s only a small section of the broader report, it does look at the impact of Google’s mobile-friendly update. According to that, organic traffic was up to 10% lower among sites with low mobile engagement. “While there wasn’t a precipitous drop among non-friendly sites, the effect is pronounced over the 10 …

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Amazon Prime Day Kinda Sucks, Right?

Amazon Prime Day Kinda Sucks, Right?

Having fun with Amazon’s “bigger than Black Friday” Prime Day? You’re probably the only one. I guess you’re the guy who got that 4K TV for 66% off before the deal ran out. According to people – a lot of people – Amazon’s big 20th birthday celebration is a complete bust. Unless you’re looking for the Lord of the Rings …

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Google Just Revealed A Bunch Of New Shopping Features

Google Just Revealed A Bunch Of New Shopping Features

Google announced a bunch of new features for advertisers to encourage more sales from shoppers. For one, a new enhancement to product listing ads on mobile devices expands the ads as the user swipes to show more information such as product ratings and availability at nearby stores. Google says this will result in more qualified traffic driven directly to retailers. …

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Uber Settles Lawsuit over Death of 6-Year-Old Girl

Uber Settles Lawsuit over Death of 6-Year-Old Girl

Uber has settled a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the tragic death of a six-year-old girl on New Year’s Eve, 2013. On December 31st at around 8pm, Sofia Liu, her younger brother Anthony, and mother Huan Kuang were struck as they walked a crosswalk in San Francisco. Sofia died as a resulted of the accident. The driver was logged in …

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The iWatch Doesn’t Exist, But Apple’s Getting Sued Over It

The iWatch Doesn’t Exist, But Apple’s Getting Sued Over It

Apple is getting sued over its iWatch. You may have not noticed anything wrong with that sentence, and to be honest it’s hard to fault you if you didn’t. Apple’s smartwatch is actually called the Apple Watch, but hey – it should’ve been the iWatch, right? Anyway, the iWatch doesn’t exist. But Apple is still facing legal action over it. …

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Fake Twitter Buyout Article Fools Everyone, Sends Stock Soaring

Fake Twitter Buyout Article Fools Everyone, Sends Stock Soaring

Hoax articles – fooling everyone from your racist uncle on Facebook to top Wall Street investors. An article suggesting that Twitter had received a $31 billion offer sent the company’s stock prices soaring earlier this afternoon. The article, called Twitter Attracts Suitors, is hosted on bloomberg.market and made to look exactly like a Bloomberg Business article. “Twitter is working closely …

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Facebook Wants Real People to Help You Order Stuff Inside Messenger

Facebook Wants Real People to Help You Order Stuff Inside Messenger

Facebook, currently on a mission to beef up its Messenger platform in a multitude of ways, may just give everyone a personal shopping assistant inside the app. The Information reports that sources familiar with the plans are talking about Facebook’s newest addition to the Messenger lineup – a personal assistant codenamed “Moneypenny” (a obvious nod to the James Bond character). …

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