“YouTube’s ad problems finally blow up in Google’s face” was the headline from wired.com on Saturday. The American website added that over the past week, “major advertisers — everyone from the British government to AT&T — have pulled their ad buys from YouTube after their banners appeared over videos posted by extremists.” “Google has apologised. But the company still… Read More
HB Weekly Wrap: Intel Pays Up For Mobileye, But So What?
The biggest highlight of the week arguably was Intel’s purchase of Mobileye. Reaction in the stock market was muted, with the shares of the US-based behemoth essentially unchanged since the announcement, but it is possible to speculate that Intel stock remains undervalued at current levels. Surely, the acquirer paid a… Read More
HB Weekly Wrap: Big Changes Looming In The SEO World?
The headline from Search Engine Land (SEL) was unequivocal this week. SEL wrote: “There appears to be a large Google ranking or algorithm update happening right now in the core Google web search results,” adding that “The Black Hat World forums and WebmasterWorld forums are the most active discussing it.” Here is a an excerpt… Read More
HB Weekly Wrap: Google & Facebook Strike Deals In Emerging-Market Push
Uber, the most popular ride-hailing app, grabbed the headlines again this week, with The New York Times explaining how it deceived the authorities worldwide — but, arguably, the biggest event in tech-land was the IPO of Snap, which received a premium valuation on the stock market. That, some argue, is… Read More