Brave Search doesn’t use Bing’s index anymore
Brave just announced that it is now exclusively using its own index for its search engine. In other words, it doesn’t rely on third-party solutions like Bing anymore. When the company launched B
You.com takes aim at Google and Microsoft with multimodal chat search
You.com founder Richard Socher knows that his company has always been a David going after the Goliath in search, Google, and to a lesser extent Microsoft. He likes to point out that his company built
Google will roll out new updates to reduce low-quality and unoriginal content in search results
Google announced today that it’s rolling out new Search updates over the next few weeks that will aim to make it easier for people to find high-quality content. The new ranking improvements will
TikTok’s latest test feature aims to improve the app’s search capabilities
TikTok is testing a new feature that enhances the popular short-form video app’s search functions. The new feature highlights keywords in comments and links to search results for the term. TikTo
Meta launches Sphere, an AI knowledge tool based on open web content, used initially to verify citations on Wikipedia
Facebook may be infamous for helping to usher in the era of “fake news”, but it’s also tried to find a place for itself in the follow-up: the never-ending battle to combat it. In the
AlphaSense, an analysis and business intel search engine, finds $225M at a $1.7B valuation
Google showed the way when it came to the world understanding and valuing the importance of a good search engine to unlock all the information you could find on the internet. The next iteration of tha
Google brings phishing detection to Docs, Sheets and Slides, along with other privacy and security updates
Among the privacy and security-related updates announced today at Google’s I/O conference, the company says it’s bringing phishing protection to its suite of productivity apps, including D
Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade: Should you delete your period-tracking app?
Experts say fears over period-tracking apps in a post-Roe vs. Wade world aren't unfounded, but knowing which apps track you is only half of the battle.
How Europe has expanded its bid to disrupt Big Tech
The European Union’s co-legislators reached political agreement on a major reform of digital competition rules late yesterday, which will introduce up-front obligations and restrictions (literal
Europe says yes to messaging interoperability as it agrees on major new regime for Big Tech
The European Union late Thursday secured agreement on the detail of a major competition reform that will see the most powerful, intermediating tech platforms subject to a set of up-front rules on how
UK expands Online Safety Bill to cover scam ads and eyes wider reforms
The UK government has again announced an extension to the scope of the draft Online Safety Bill — this time bringing scam ads into scope following pressure from campaigners. In parallel, it has
Disco gets brands to boogie together on customer acquisition
Disco used to be Co-op Commerce, and leadership says the new name better reflects the company's focus on consumer discovery.
EU confirms ban on Kremlin-backed media is expected to cover online platforms
The EU’s ban on Kremlin-backed media outlets, Russia Today (RT) and Sputnik (plus any subsidiaries), is expected to cover online platforms and apps as well as traditional broadcast channels, Tec
MEPs back limits on Big Tech’s ability to set self-serving defaults
The European Parliament has agreed its negotiating position on draft legislation to put limits on how Big Tech can operate with the aim of rebooting competition and fair dealing in digital markets. Th
Europe’s final push on the Digital Markets Act must include default settings
What has been deemed anti-competitive by the EU in the case of the Android choice screen must now be reflected in EU law via the DMA.
How to acquire customer research that shapes your go-to-market strategy
Before you can hire a full-time marketer, you must first get to know your potential customer and what is going on in their life that will ultimately trigger them into using you.
How to execute an amplified marketing strategy
Marketers need a new plan of action that puts creativity before quantity, audience before engine, and sets connection as the top priority. They need an amplified marketing strategy.
Bolt makes first acquisition with Tipser, launches ‘Remote Checkout’
The ability to purchase something at the point of discovery from digital content exists, but Bolt is ready to give that purchase its “one-click” treatment.
European Parliament’s IMCO backs limits on tech giants’ ability to run tracking ads
In what looks like bad news for adtech giants like Facebook and Google, MEPs in the European Parliament have voted for tougher restrictions on how internet users’ data can be combined for ad tar
Baidu’s robotaxi service aims to be in 100 cities by 2030
Baidu keeps ramping up its autonomous driving ambitions. The Chinese tech company made its name in search engines and still relies greatly on search ads for revenues. But it’s hoping that its he