The digital giant has been working on proposals to remove from Chrome so-called third party cookies, which are snippets of code used by a website’s advertisers to record browsing history in order to show users personalized ads.
The problem affected users across the world, but appeared especially widespread in the northeastern United States, Britain and other parts of Europe.
Google controls about 90% of global internet searches, but what’s unfair, many small business owners say, is the way it gives the greatest prominence in search results to the companies that spend the most on advertising.
Like Microsoft was 22 years ago, Google is in the crosshairs of a Justice Department lawsuit accusing it of wielding the immense power of its internet search engine as a weapon that has bludgeoned competition and thwarted innovation to the detriment of the billions of people.
The lawsuit marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago. And it could be an opening salvo ahead of other major government antitrust actions.
The anticipated lawsuit against Google could be the government’s biggest legal offensive to protect competition since the groundbreaking case against Microsoft almost 20 years ago.
The Justice Department is reportedly readying a major case accusing Google of abusing its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and boost its profits.
Politicians and outside antitrust analysts have expressed concern in recent years that Google controls too much of the online digital ad process.
The “Grow with Google” tour will offer free workshops and one-on-one coaching for job seekers, students, teachers and entrepreneurs.
The job cuts that Angie’s List officials alluded to on Tuesday are already under way at its Indianapolis operations, sources inside the company told IBJ on Thursday. The layoffs could run in the hundreds, they said.
ChaCha has moved out of its offices but is still operating. It posted a profit on $2 million in revenue last quarter, and CEO Scott Jones wants to stay in the black until someone buys the Q&A search company.
The most-searched subject in central Indiana was the late comedian, but searchers also sought advice on kissing, faxing and sleeping.
ZergNet.com, an Indianapolis-based Internet company that can claim billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as its seed funder, has added more financial backers.
Internet reviewers aren’t always the kindest people when it comes to their opinions, which is a bit intimidating for a mom-and-pop shop. But not embracing Yelp can be outright foolish as the San Francisco-based customer-review website expands its reach in Indianapolis, business owners say.
Search-engine optimization remains part of Slingshot SEO’s name. But one of the region’s fastest-growing tech companies is abruptly shifting strategy—in part because changes by Google have undercut its core business.
Husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Randy and Angie Stocklin started Greenwood-based One Click Ventures out of their home with $20,000 in 2005. They now own a portfolio of niche retail websites, including SunglassWarehouse.com, HandbagHeaven.com and Scarves.net, which brought $5.3 million in revenue last year.
Traditional retailers are trying to connect with customers, however and whenever they want to do business.
The publication Online Media Marketing & Advertising noted that Indianapolis is home to about 70 companies in the sector.
Indianapolis-based Slingshot SEO Inc., founded by three friends from Zionsville High School, plans to expand operations in Indianapolis, adding 114 more employees by 2013, economic development executives announced Friday morning.