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Google’s latest ad types target the increasing trend of watching YouTube on TVs

“Revealing an interesting trend, new ad types will help those who watch YouTube on the big screen” writes Breath Of The for 9to5google.com. Another trend is the rise in cord cutters, with Google also adding a new “light TV viewers” targeting segment to AdWords.The domineering shift to mobile in recent years has caused users to watch more YouTube on phones and tablets than on desktops. Source: 9to5google.com Share This:

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Blocking T-Mobile’s last big merger turned out great for U.S. consumers. So what’s different now?

“The big question is whether U.S. regulators will allow the transaction to take place, which would shrink the mobile market to three big, nationwide operators from four” writes Apr Edt for recode.net. Meanwhile, T-Mobile and Sprint have been wasting a lot of money stealing customers from each other. Source: recode.net Share This:

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SCOTUS to hear Google privacy settlement dispute, potentially ending class action settlements that pay charities and other 3rd parties instead of those affected

“The settlement awarded most of the money to universities and organizations that promote internet privacy but nothing to the millions of Google users who the plaintiffs were to have represented in the class action” writes Andrew Chung for reuters.com. Most of the rest of the money went to six entities including Stanford University, Harvard University and the Oregon-based World Privacy Forum, a privacy and data analytics research organization. Source: reuters.com Share This:

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Iran bans use of popular Telegram messaging app

“Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei announced in mid-April he would no longer use the hugely popular messaging app Telegram (AFP Photo/-) Tehran (AFP) – Iran’s judiciary on Monday banned the hugely popular Telegram messaging app, which the authorities have accused of allowing armed opposition groups to fuel unrest” reports yahoo.com. A judge in Tehran gave “the order to interrupt Telegram”, the judiciary’s Mizan Online news agency said. Source: yahoo.com Share This:

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WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum to quit

“Acton left the messaging service company in September to start a foundation, after spending eight years with WhatsApp” writes David Ingram for reuters.com. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The co-founder of WhatsApp, a messaging service owned by Facebook Inc (FB.O) with more than 1 billion daily users, said on Monday he was leaving the company, in a loss of one of the strongest advocates for privacy inside Facebook. Source: reuters.com Share This:

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Iran Orders Internet Providers to Block Telegram

“Tehran, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have ordered internet service providers to block access to Telegram, a popular messaging app used by an estimated 40 million Iranians, state TV reported Monday” writes The Associated Press for bloomberg.com. Last month the head of the parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, said Iran would block Telegram for reasons of national security.The government has said Telegram and other foreign messaging apps can obtain licenses to operate if they transfer their databases into the country.The app was temporarily shut down…

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Computer-based tests are another challenge for low-income students, teachers say

“Nationally, researchers have found that low-income households continue to lag in technology adoption and that the majority of teachers in poor schools say their students are not prepared to take computerized tests” reports washingtonpost.com. Some had access to a computer only once a week, Taylor said, making it difficult for them to develop the skills needed to succeed on an online test.Proponents say online testing is an important way to prepare students for a workplace reliant on technological skills. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Senator Rubio says U.S. workers get little benefit from tax reform: report

“Senator Rubio pushed for a better balance in the tax law between tax cuts for big businesses and families, as he’s done for years” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The tax overhaul, which sailed through the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress in December without Democratic support, permanently cut the top corporate rate to 21 percent from 35 percent. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Chipotle partners with DoorDash for food delivery

“Strategy firm Pentallect Inc expects the third-party food delivery industry’s sales to grow from $13 billion in 2017 to $24.5 billion by 2022” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. U.S. restaurants are partnering with third-party food delivery providers like DoorDash, GrubHub Inc and UberEats as they explore the best and most profitable way to provide the service.”We are making Chipotle even more convenient and accessible to our customers,” said Curt Garner, chief digital and information officer at Chipotle. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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