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Travel and Retail Led Google’s Search Revenue in the Third Quarter

Although some advertisers reined in their budgets for some Google products, the company's travel and retail verticals led Google's search and other revenues in the third quarter. Couple relax on the beach in the tropical island. Source: Getty Images Parent company Alphabet recently reported that its search and other revenue categories grew 4 percent during…

Online Travel

Google Searches for Summer Trips Doubled in Q2

Searches for travel — and retail items — propelled Google's advertising business in the second quarter, although one executive acknowledged that the travel sector is "experiencing some challenges."

Google Searches for Summer Trips Doubled in Q2

Online Travel

What a Google Breakup Would Mean for Travel

Superapps and connected trips would take a hit if Google were forced to self-immolate. However, competition would flourish if authorities curtail Google bias.

What a Google Breakup Would Mean for Travel

Travel Technology

Google Parent Picks Phoenix for First Airport Trial for Waymo Driverless Cars

Waymo's test is a baby step — autonomous vehicles will serve the perimeter of the airport, avoiding the front door of terminals themselves. But it's the Alphabet unit's first foray into serving an airport. If it works, the days of driverless cars and profitable ridehailing services will edge closer.

Google Parent Picks Phoenix for First Airport Trial for Waymo Driverless Cars

Online Travel

Google.com Gets Free Hotel Booking Links to Level Playing Field … A Tad

Pressure from regulators and maybe disgruntled partners prompted Google to add free booking links in search results and Maps in travel. Google certainly hasn't leveled the proverbial playing field among advertisers and non-advertisers, but hotels and smaller online travel agencies may see some benefit.

Google.com Gets Free Hotel Booking Links to Level Playing Field … A Tad

Online Travel

Google Sees Travel Searches Jump Sixfold Over Covid Rules Confusion

As travel demand picks up helter skelter, depending on the destination and trip mode, travel advertising has returned as a strong piece of Google's business. Among the companies that have emerged from the pandemic with momentum, you can place Google in the upper echelon.

Google Sees Travel Searches Jump Sixfold Over Covid Rules Confusion

Business Travel

Zoom Diversifies From Video Conferencing With Record $15 Billion Call Center Acquisition

Zoom's been riding the video conferencing wave for a while now, so can easily afford to look elsewhere. But who would have thought there's a future in phone calls?

Zoom Diversifies From Video Conferencing With Record $15 Billion Call Center Acquisition

Online Travel

Google’s Soaring Ad Revenue Gets Little Help From Travel

Google's advertising revenue and profits skyrocketed during the fourth quarter — although travel industry spend didn't drive the results. As with other industries, travel advertisers will likely flock to YouTube for brand promotions when demand returns.

Google’s Soaring Ad Revenue Gets Little Help From Travel

Online Travel

Latest Lawsuit Against Google Demands Changes That Could Impact Travel Search

This latest lawsuit against Google gets closer to the heart of travel industry concerns — the way it handles search results. Google defended itself, saying users could always use Tripadvisor or Expedia instead. You can take the Queen Mary 2 from New York to the UK instead of flying there, too.

Latest Lawsuit Against Google Demands Changes That Could Impact Travel Search

Online Travel

Behind the Lens: How Google’s Street View Traveler Is Capturing the World’s Most Iconic Places

Business travel is often dreaded by perpetual road warriors, but that’s not true for Valentina Frassi. Except when there's a pandemic, Frassi travels the world recording iconic scenes of major landmarks that most people can only dream of seeing.

Behind the Lens: How Google’s Street View Traveler Is Capturing the World’s Most Iconic Places