Pichai Talks about Monetizing Google Maps

The Internet has started to mature in terms of its potential for monetizing advertisements on a number of platforms. One need only look at Facebook to see how in a few short years a multi-billion company can be built on this sort of business model. However, online advertising is coming into its own, and we can expect a lot of changes in the near future. Google has always played long game when it comes to monetizing its services, but in a recent interview with a Wall Street analyst, CEO Sundar Pichai suggested that advertising on Google Maps may be around the corner.

The key, according to Alexei Oreskovic’s article in Business Insider, is Google’s philosophy of posting ads that users will find useful. Nobody wants to encounter a barrage of spam whenever they open up Google Maps, but a few non-intrusive suggestions based on user searchers and feedback may turn out to be a huge revenue stream for the company. Even though Google Maps has been around for a long time, it is one of the company’s fastest-growing services due to the continued growth in the use of mobile devices in emerging economies.

Making a profit online was a huge challenge for early Internet companies who struggled to find viable business models. Google understood that it needed to win over the mass of users first and the money would follow in time, and they had the know-how and financing to do it. Now that mobile Internet is widespread in developed countries and growing fast in developing ones, the giant has not hesitated to use its position to find ever more revenue sources, such as the explosive growth of YouTube content in languages other than English.

For Pichai, finding new markets for Google will undoubtedly be an ongoing challenge. Advertising on Google Maps may become a key part of Google’s growth strategy as the company searches for new opportunities and as Android continues to break new ground in emerging markets.

Google Bringing It Resources to the Pi Community

The British most successful computer company Raspberry Pi is selling more than 10 million card size computers. It is about to enter into a contract with one of the world’s technology giants Google thus gaining more prestigious status compared in the past.

 

Google is making great efforts to make its artificial intelligence machine learning accessible to the masses. The tech giant aims at enabling its artificial intelligence, developer tools as well as machine learning to available in the small computer. This is according to Pi’s the small computer creator.

 

 

In 2017 Google is going to arrive in style and according to the Raspberry Pi, the tech giant has one of the most exciting news for the Raspberry Pi community with the various AI and machine learning services ready to be supported by the device.

 

 

The post on the Pi’s website goes on state that the Pi’s community will be provided with new tools that improve the capability of the device. The firm also says that it is interested in the opinion of the PI’s industry’s players so that it can know what could help them most.

 

 

The Pi’s team has not released sufficient details about the specific cases or applications that have been created by Google. During the release of this statement, Raspberry Pi told WIRED that had no specific that at the time and that further information would be released in the future.

 

 

The news that Google is interested in developing and making available its resources on the Raspberry Pi has not come as a surprise since in April 2016 the tech giant made a mysterious developer tree that was open at the Android Open Source Project repository that showed its interest to venture into the small computer industry.

 

 

 

Though the Android Pi is yet to be developed fully, the Raspberry pi founder has stated that the move by Google is encouraging and that any form of development would bring a huge amount of the required content to the platform. Previous Google had developed the Coder a platform that enables the HTML, CSS as well as the JavaScript project to be developed online and then installed on the Pi. The project being developed by Google to bring its products to the Pi community is a great initiative for the Pi communities and the innovators at large.

Google Bringing It Resources to the Pi Community

The British most successful computer company Raspberry Pi is selling more than 10 million card size computers. It is about to enter into a contract with one of the world’s technology giants Google thus gaining more prestigious status compared in the past.

 

Google is making great efforts to make its artificial intelligence machine learning accessible to the masses. The tech giant aims at enabling its artificial intelligence, developer tools as well as machine learning to available in the small computer. This is according to Pi’s the small computer creator.

 

 

In 2017 Google is going to arrive in style and according to the Raspberry Pi, the tech giant has one of the most exciting news for the Raspberry Pi community with the various AI and machine learning services ready to be supported by the device.

 

 

The post on the Pi’s website goes on state that the Pi’s community will be provided with new tools that improve the capability of the device. The firm also says that it is interested in the opinion of the PI’s industry’s players so that it can know what could help them most.

 

 

The Pi’s team has not released sufficient details about the specific cases or applications that have been created by Google. During the release of this statement, Raspberry Pi told WIRED that had no specific that at the time and that further information would be released in the future.

 

 

The news that Google is interested in developing and making available its resources on the Raspberry Pi has not come as a surprise since in April 2016 the tech giant made a mysterious developer tree that was open at the Android Open Source Project repository that showed its interest to venture into the small computer industry.

 

 

 

Though the Android Pi is yet to be developed fully, the Raspberry pi founder has stated that the move by Google is encouraging and that any form of development would bring a huge amount of the required content to the platform. Previous Google had developed the Coder a platform that enables the HTML, CSS as well as the JavaScript project to be developed online and then installed on the Pi. The project being developed by Google to bring its products to the Pi community is a great initiative for the Pi communities and the innovators at large.

Complex Algorithms Being Tested to Curtail Online Harassment and Trolls

Internet giants Twitter and Google recently announced that they are working on developing algorithms to ensure the safety of users and to discourage antisocial behaviors by abusive users commonly known as trolls.

 

Twitter executives are testing new features that will allow users to limit the current functions of their social media activity. Similar to social networks such as the popular Snapchat, users could be allowed to set the amount of time that their tweets can be seen by others. They may also be able to limit visibility to only those followers who have been approved.

 

In addition to letting only followers see their updates, Twitter users will also be able to filter the users who can see their activity. For example, users may be able to filter out accounts that do not have profile photos or that have not been verified by means of email addresses or mobile phone numbers.

 

Analysts are divided on whether the enhanced privacy and safety features will be a good move by Twitter, a social network that has been embattled in terms of its financial future and on Wall Street. One analyst went as far as to label the new Twitter measures as borderline censorship. Although Twitter has been enjoying newfound popularity thanks to the controversial activity of United States President Donald Trump, investors are not convinced that the social network is on a path to profit.

 

Google is reaching out to its substantial developer community with a new API called Perspective. The API is the work of the Jigsaw section at Google, a special group that has been labeled as a premier think tank for the internet search giant. Perspective is expected to work as a tool for publishers whose websites include commenting features.

 

Once Perspective is developed as an application or as a browser enhancement, users who read and posts comments will be able to apply certain filters that lets them know when they may face a potential troll situation. The API will analyze commenting threads to let users know if they are dealing with internet trolls or if their own comments may incite abusive behavior.

 

 

Google Announces Its Effort to Fix the Annoyance of Advertisements on Google Chrome instead of Blocking

In history, Google has made a lot of its income from advertisements. In the first three months of 2015, Google made more than $15 billion in returns from advertisements. The advertisement section returns a major income percentage for Google than its other tech ventures.

 

Recently, most browsers are building ad blocking features, Google has announced that it will not integrate such into Google Chrome browser. In 2016, Opera Mini browser added an option that allows a user to block an advertisement while browsing. The Brave browser has enabled the block feature to automatically block any advertisements. The announcement that was sourced through http://www.reddit.com/r/technology reveal that, study statistics indicate that two thirds of millennials prefer to block ads due to the decreased browsing speeds and potential malware.

 

Google has decided to fix the issue which is an annoyance to internet users instead of removing the adverts. To combat the issue of poor user experience while maintaining the ads, Google Established a movement called ‘Coalition For Better Ads’. Other members of the effort include The Washington Post, Unilever, Facebook, News Corporation, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Association of National Advertisers, and Proctor & Gamble.

 

Another effort is by intervening for users on 2G networks. Google Chrome has disabled the document.write feature that allows websites to execute instructions that manage performance of ads, is major factor in slowing down loading of a website by ten seconds. Alex Komoroske stated that the feature’s effect is similar to that of pop up blockers in result. The pop up blockers have records of malfunctioning websites. He added to say that the balance between advertisements and websites should be regulated to maximize both the websites’ and user’s priorities and meet everyone’s needs.

 

Google has also taken the initiative to serve AMP page results. The function eliminates unnecessary features from a website, caches the data, hence allowing the site to load faster. In addition, only a select type of ads are allowed on AMP pages. Such as AdSense. The limitation rids the website of other annoying advertisements.

The main objective of Google is to offer an option for advertisers’ businesses to thrive through internet marketing while preserving the websites’ performance.

 

While speaking to CNET interviewers, the Vice President of Google Chrome, Darin Fisher stated that are plenty of challenges that arise in advertisements. He concluded by saying that a balance between publishers and advertisers would maintain technology’s ecosystem.

 

Google Bringing It Resources to the Pi Community

The British most successful computer company Raspberry Pi is selling more than 10 million card size computers. It is about to enter into a contract with one of the world’s technology giants Google thus gaining more prestigious status compared in the past.

 

Google is making great efforts to make its artificial intelligence machine learning accessible to the masses. The tech giant aims at enabling its artificial intelligence, developer tools as well as machine learning to available in the small computer. This is according to Pi’s the small computer creator.

 

 

In 2017 Google is going to arrive in style and according to the Raspberry Pi, the tech giant has one of the most exciting news for the Raspberry Pi community with the various AI and machine learning services ready to be supported by the device.

 

 

The post on the Pi’s website goes on state that the Pi’s community will be provided with new tools that improve the capability of the device. The firm also says that it is interested in the opinion of the PI’s industry’s players so that it can know what could help them most.

 

 

The Pi’s team has not released sufficient details about the specific cases or applications that have been created by Google. During the release of this statement, Raspberry Pi told WIRED that had no specific that at the time and that further information would be released in the future.

 

 

The news that Google is interested in developing and making available its resources on the Raspberry Pi has not come as a surprise since in April 2016 the tech giant made a mysterious developer tree that was open at the Android Open Source Project repository that showed its interest to venture into the small computer industry.

 

 

 

Though the Android Pi is yet to be developed fully, the Raspberry pi founder has stated that the move by Google is encouraging and that any form of development would bring a huge amount of the required content to the platform. Previous Google had developed the Coder a platform that enables the HTML, CSS as well as the JavaScript project to be developed online and then installed on the Pi. The project being developed by Google to bring its products to the Pi community is a great initiative for the Pi communities and the innovators at large.

 

 

 

AI Search Engines Aim To Outdo Google Scholar

Faster Searching

The days of Google Scholar are coming to an end or at least the teams behind would like to see that with Semantic Scholar and Microsoft Academic. The new AI based search engines aim to give scientists and others in need of quick access to important research a more efficient means of getting the information they need. Created by the nonprofit Allen Institute the Semantic Scholar search engine allows researchers to navigate what is otherwise a vast sea of information. Scientists are already praising Semantic Scholar for the convenience it offers them. Neurobiologist Andrew Huberman has praised the search engine as a game changer in science. With access to more than 160 million research articles it appears that description is appropriate.

 

 

Revival

Semantic Scholar first launched last year but a lack of content led to disappointment among academics. Only 9 million articles were with the search engine’s scope. Despite this Allen Institute continued to hone the search engine into a more efficient model. Expanding the scope of Semantic Scholar to include 160 million articles and improving the categorization algorithm were high priorities. This improved model is the current model released to the academic world.

 

 

Microsoft Comes Into Play

Microsoft has also created its own AI search engine with Microsoft Academic. Although it has fewer filters than Semantic Scholar Microsoft Academic offers AI competent in its own right. Microsoft Academic can sort files by citations, ranking of the publishing professors, and subdiscipline. Although the search engine is still in construction the search engine is already receiving praise within academic circles. Microsoft Academic combines the scope of Google Scholar with a superior search refining tool suite.

 

 

The Overall Outlook

AI search engines are already making headlines but the future is still brighter. As AI advances the capabilities of these search engines will only improve and offer even more to academics. In addition to Allen Institute and Microsoft Academic there others looking to release AI search engines. With the direction things are heading AI search engines may even become the standard one day.

 

Google Won’t Go For Ad Blockers On Chrome

Google is the giant of all search engines and the company continues to branch out into many different spheres of business. Google does understand one primary, critical component of all business endeavors. A business must make money in order to thrive and succeed. This is why Google is issuing a staunch “no” to calls for ad blockers on the Chrome browser. Blocking ads means less people see them and that means less revenue. Google is hardly going to make a direct step in the direction of hurting advertising revenue.

 

Yes, an ad blocker might appeal to a large number of people using Chrome. Such persons won’t likely be thrilled if Chrome ceased adding new updates and improvements due to budget cutting measures. All companies cut budgets and services when they lose revenue. Cutting out ads cuts out revenue – end of story.

 

The amount of money that Google draws in from advertising is pretty amazing if not outright stunning. In the very first quarter of 2015, the company drew $15 billion in advertising revenue. No one should be surprised that Google is not following suit and blocking ads in the same way other browsers are choosing to do.

 

Ironically, the other browsers may be instituting ad blockers as a marketing strategy. Since Google’s Chrome lacks ad blockers, other browsers could try and target those who do not want to deal with the visuals of unwanted advertisements. Google probably is not too worried about losing those customers. Their numbers are likely small and Chrome has its loyal fans and users. People who enjoy the “Google experience” are not likely to make a jump.

 

Google also knows there are certain browser users who are just not fans of Chrome to being with. They like their Mozilla and Microsoft Edge — formerly Internet Explorer — experiences. Jumping to Chrome is a non-option for these persons even if it ads were removed from the Chrome experience.

 

And then there are those people who really do like the ads. Not everyone considers a pop-up ad to be a bad thing. The ad reveals very important items about deals, discounts, and sales that a consumer might be interested in acquiring.

 

Don’t look for ad blockers or declines in Google revenue figures in 2016 or beyond.

 

Google Announces Its Effort to Fix the Annoyance of Advertisements on Google Chrome instead of Blocking

In history, Google has made a lot of its income from advertisements. In the first three months of 2015, Google made more than $15 billion in returns from advertisements. The advertisement section returns a major income percentage for Google than its other tech ventures.

 

Recently, most browsers are building ad blocking features, Google has announced that it will not integrate such into Google Chrome browser. In 2016, Opera Mini browser added an option that allows a user to block an advertisement while browsing. The Brave browser has enabled the block feature to automatically block any advertisements. The announcement that was sourced through http://www.reddit.com/r/technology reveal that, study statistics indicate that two thirds of millennials prefer to block ads due to the decreased browsing speeds and potential malware.

 

Google has decided to fix the issue which is an annoyance to internet users instead of removing the adverts. To combat the issue of poor user experience while maintaining the ads, Google Established a movement called ‘Coalition For Better Ads’. Other members of the effort include The Washington Post, Unilever, Facebook, News Corporation, Interactive Advertising Bureau, Association of National Advertisers, and Proctor & Gamble.

 

Another effort is by intervening for users on 2G networks. Google Chrome has disabled the document.write feature that allows websites to execute instructions that manage performance of ads, is major factor in slowing down loading of a website by ten seconds. Alex Komoroske stated that the feature’s effect is similar to that of pop up blockers in result. The pop up blockers have records of malfunctioning websites. He added to say that the balance between advertisements and websites should be regulated to maximize both the websites’ and user’s priorities and meet everyone’s needs.

 

Google has also taken the initiative to serve AMP page results. The function eliminates unnecessary features from a website, caches the data, hence allowing the site to load faster. In addition, only a select type of ads are allowed on AMP pages. Such as AdSense. The limitation rids the website of other annoying advertisements.

The main objective of Google is to offer an option for advertisers’ businesses to thrive through internet marketing while preserving the websites’ performance.

 

While speaking to CNET interviewers, the Vice President of Google Chrome, Darin Fisher stated that are plenty of challenges that arise in advertisements. He concluded by saying that a balance between publishers and advertisers would maintain technology’s ecosystem.

 

Google Fiber Putting Further Thought Into It’s High Speed Internet Business

Google Fiber has reached a point in its business of high speed internet has hit an obstacle. There is now a lot of consideration being made on the services of high speed internet connections in cities like Chicago and Los Angeles. Among the things that they are considering for their customers is going wireless. This is when they realized that the underground fiber-optic cables are not catching on to the customers like they hoped it would. Their plans for fiber optic connections have turned out to provide a lot more difficulty for the company than they deem it worth.

Among the issues they have faced was that it is a lot of work to dig up the streets for laying down thousands of miles worth of cables throughout the city. This has also proven to be very costly. Therefore, Google is cutting their losses with this initiative in favor of the more efficient and cost effective wireless initiative. For one thing, Google Fiber has encountered quite a few obstacles in the communications industry. This is to be expected since Google is primarily a software company. Going into the communications sector is going to be really challenging for a company like Google.

As of right now, the plans to bring the fiber-optic services to other cities like Palo Alto are being put on the back burner. They are going to take six months away from the project in order to figure out what it is they can do that is cost effective. Otherwise, Google will still provide exceptional and innovative services to people. Given that Google has always been a software company that has come with really effective solutions, they will figure out something that works very well for them, and their customers. The wireless service does seem like a great solution to go with because it is a much easier alternative. They will be able to reach more cities and connect more people with a more effective solution.