Alphabet touts cloud, YouTube to ease pain of Google costs

San Francisco: Alphabet Inc., a company that has sunk billions into far-fetched projects like driverless cars and internet balloons, is being weighed down by more mundane expenses—the cost of running its behemoth web-search advertising business. Google’s parent company reported fourth-quarter profit that missed analysts’ estimates, hobbled by rising payments for search and ad distribution to companies […]

YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook most trusted for brand information in India, says Terry Peige

New Delhi: Terry Peige, managing director of Interpublic Group, was in India recently to unveil its proprietary consumer study “New Realities” in partnership with FCB Cogito, the consultancy division of advertising agency FCB. The study, which tracks seven countries globally, is being conducted in India since 2011 exploring how digital has impacted the purchase behaviour of […]

Google broadens takedown of extremist YouTube videos

San Francisco: Alphabet Inc.’s Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate, YouTube said on Monday, a major policy shift as social media companies face increasing pressure from governments. The new policy affects videos that feature people and groups that have been designated […]