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A Former Google Executive Takes Aim at His Old Company With a Start-Up - The New York TimesA Former Google Executive Takes Aim at His Old Company With a Start-Up - The New York TimesPosted: 21 Jun 2020 08:18 PM PDT OAKLAND, Calif. — By the end of his 15 years at Google, Sridhar Ramaswamy, then the executive in charge of the company's $115 billion advertising arm, had grown disillusioned with the business he had helped build.The relentless pressure to maintain Google's growth, he said, had come at a heavy cost to the company's users. Useful search results were pushed down the page to squeeze in more advertisements, and privacy was sacrificed for online tracking tools to keep tabs on what ads people were seeing.The final straw came in November 2017 when news reports found videos of scantily clad children on YouTube featuring ads from Deutsche Bank, Amazon, eBay and Adidas. The advertisements were served automatically by the technology systems overseen by Mr. Ramaswamy's t…

June 22: Apple's upcoming WWDC sparks interest on Google's Search trends - Yahoo News

June 22: Apple's upcoming WWDC sparks interest on Google's Search trends - Yahoo News


June 22: Apple's upcoming WWDC sparks interest on Google's Search trends - Yahoo News

Posted: 22 Jun 2020 02:17 AM PDT

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference 2020 kicks off Monday.

On a regular basis, Google compiles a list of which science and technology and science topics are being queried the most by US users in its dedicated Search engine. Over the past 24 hours, the trending searches have revealed the public's anticipation for Apple's upcoming developers conference.

Over the past 24 hours, Apple's 2020 Worldwide Developers Conference topped Google Search's trending science and technology topics.

Apple • Macintosh • ARM architecture • iMac • Apple Worldwide Developers Conference • Intel • Computer

With Apple's online Worldwide Developers Conference kicking off Monday, the event gained a great deal of attention on Google Search over the weekend: in particular, people have been looking up what Apple will reportedly be announcing, especially the rumored iMac powered by its first in-house processor.

Las Vegas • Orthocoronavirinae

Over the weekend, the state of Nevada reportedly broke their record for daily COVID-19 cases which clocked in over 400; as a result, a series of restaurants have closed back down.

Orthocoronavirinae is the sub-family of coronaviruses to which COVID-19 belongs.

Orthocoronavirinae • Apple • iPhone • Android • Mobile phone

Late last week, the notable tech influencer with a passion for Apple Filip Koroy revealed what are believed to be the form factors of the upcoming iPhone 12 series; the smallest model in this generation of devices measures in at just 5.4 inches -- the smallest phone the company launched in years.

Fortnite • Epic Games • Battle royale game

On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Epic Games' Fortnite has removed police cars from the video game in response to the Black Lives Matter movement and the death of George Floyd. 

Dog • Snapchat • Dog breed • Breed • Augmented reality • Snap Inc. • Species

Over the weekend, Business Insider reported that new Scan skills, including the ability to identify species of plants, breeds of dogs and food nutritional information, will soon be rolling out to the public. Currently, the Snapchat AR-powered feature can be used to help users solve math problems and identify objects.

Trip.com Group joins Google to launch Travel Trends Report - PRNewswire

Posted: 23 Jun 2020 01:00 AM PDT

Drawing on various indicators, including analysis of search query statistics from Google Trends, a pilot survey carried out in the Asia-Pacific region, and businesses insights data from Trip.com Group, the report provides a detailed snapshot of how consumers are responding to the evolving dynamics within the travel industry, as well as the expected trends for travel over the coming months.

Coinciding with the gradual resumption of travel and alleviation of restrictions in numerous markets, the report indicates that interest in travel, specifically short-haul travel, is on the rise. According to the report, among those considering travel plans, around 30% would like to take a trip within the next three months.

The report's findings also strongly indicate that domestic and regional travel will be the first sector to experience a rebound, with short-haul products accounting for over 70% of searches made for customers in the Asia-Pacific region.

On the basis of data for the region, the report identifies the top 20 short-haul destinations for upcoming trips as: Bangkok, Seoul, Shanghai, Jeju-do, Tokyo, Bali, Manila, Busan, Xi'an, Kuala Lumpur, Osaka, Penang, Da Nang, Bintan, Taipei, Singapore, Pattaya, Hong Kong, Phuket and Macau.

Looking further into the future, the report anticipates that as conditions improve, the top 20 destinations in the next phase will be: Japan, Thailand,  Hong Kong, the USA, South Korea, Macau, Taiwan, the UK, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, France, Germany, the UAE, the Philippines and the Maldives.

Speaking at the launch event, Google China Head of Industry (Online Travel Agencies) Wilson Wu noted that the report also identifies important trends for the industry to take note of, as businesses make preparations for a resurgence in travel demand and adapt to changed customer expectations.

"With the onset of the pandemic the entire world is facing an unprecedented level of uncertainty. The normal dynamics of the travel business have been completed up-ended, and this is definitely not an easy time for many of us," said Wu. "But even in the middle of this global crisis, there are opportunities to bounce back and innovate towards the new normal."

According to the report's findings, in light of the uncertainties experienced over the past few months, customers identified flexibility as their most important consideration, with 57% of customers nominating penalty-free cancellation policies as the most attractive feature when booking travel. In addition to flexibility, 27% of customers identified advance booking promotions as their key motivator for booking travel, while 25% preferred insurance coverage.

"Now is the time to capture recovery demand," said Wu. "Travel providers must respond with products and services that allow flexibility."

As part of its recently launched "Travel On" initiative, Trip.com Group has responded to the findings of the report with the introduction of flexible booking types, significant discounts for advance bookings and standardised safety guarantees. With these measures in place to rebuild traveller confidence, the leading travel services provider anticipates a rebound for travel over the coming months.

"We can't wait to start travelling again, and exploring the wonders of the world, and what the world needs most right now is the freedom to travel on safely," said Trip.com Group CEO Jane Sun. "With the measures for safety and flexibility we've announced, and these amazing deals and exciting new products on offer, that moment is now. It's time to travel on."

About Trip.com Group:
Trip.com Group is a leading one-stop travel service provider comprising of Trip.com, Ctrip, Skyscanner, and Qunar. Across its platforms, Trip.com Group enables local partners and travelers around the world to make informed and cost-effective bookings for travel products and services, through the aggregation of comprehensive travel related information and resources, and an advanced transaction platform consisting of mobile apps, Internet websites and 24/7 customer service centers. Founded in 1999 and listed on NASDAQ in 2003, Trip.com Group has become one of the best-known travel brands in the world, with the mission of 'making every trip the perfect trip'.

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How to Start a Business, Support Local Business Amongst All-Time-High Search Queries on Google - Gadgets 360

Posted: 23 Jun 2020 12:45 AM PDT

Google has revealed that a large number of people around the world are searching for how to start a business in the last one week. There were queries in record numbers around how to start a clothing, cleaning, trucking, dropshipping, t-shirt, or photography business. In addition to queries related to small business searches, Google has found that several people searched for ways to support businesses run by black entrepreneurs, women, and minorities in their areas over the past 30 days. There has also been an increase in searches for "support local" queries on the search engine over the last 90 days.

As per the search trends released by Google for this week, the query "how to start a business" has emerged in record numbers amongst other odd results. This suggests that several people looked for new business ideas and ways to venture into a small business. The increase could be a result of the ongoing job losses that are occurring worldwide due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Google mentioned in its tweet that various people across the globe searched for queries such as how to start a clothing business, how to start a cleaning business, how to start a trucking business, and how to start a jewellery business.

Record increase in queries around supporting communities, local businesses
In addition to the searches for finding new small business opportunities, Google specified that the query "Black owned businesses near me" was the top business-related search over the past 30 days, with more than 3,750 percent increased search interest over the past month. The search query "minority owned businesses" has also reached a ten-year-high interest in 2020. All this suggests that people want to support different communities in their locality and address racism issues.

Google's latest search trends also show that the query related to women owned businesses has been searched more in the US than any other country in the past few days. Searches for "support local" have also doubled globally over the last 90 days. Further, queries around support local restaurants have increased more than over 5,000 percent in 2020. Search interest towards support local farms has also reached a ten-year-high this year.

Additionally, the query support local business has hit an all-time high in 2020. This shows that several people are looking for ways to support local businesses in their area.


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