Articles tagged “google”

Google Slapped With Record $2.7 Billion EU Antitrust Fine for Biasing Search Results

Google Slapped With Record $2.7 Billion EU Antitrust Fine for Biasing Search Results

Aoife White, Bloomberg

This is a big defeat for Google although with $90 billion in cash, the $2.7 billion fine won't imperil the company. This ruling is about shopping and doesn't impact Google's travel services, although it gives Google's travel critics a bit of momentum.

2 days ago

Google Picks Avis to Run Its Self-Driving Car Fleet Pilot Program

Google Picks Avis to Run Its Self-Driving Car Fleet Pilot Program

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

Using car rentals to get consumers familiar with the technology is a smart move. Smart enough that Apple had the same idea today, too.

2 days ago

Google Critic No Longer Leading Candidate to Head U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Google Critic No Longer Leading Candidate to Head U.S. Federal Trade Commission

Jennifer Jacobs and David McLaughlin, Bloomberg

If European regulators slap Google with a multi-billion dollar fine over its search practices, will the U.S. Federal Trade Commission or Justice Department just sit back and watch the action from a far. Expedia, TripAdvisor, Yelp and many others have a keen interest in the pick to head the FTC.

2 weeks ago

Google Expands Waze Carpooling Across California

Google Expands Waze Carpooling Across California

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press

Waze carpooling isn't going to upend Google's business model but it can provide Google with valuable data for targeted advertising, and future ride-sharing and driverless car services.

4 weeks ago

Video: Google Exec Says Hotel Ads Are the Big Moneymaker in Europe

Video: Google Exec Says Hotel Ads Are the Big Moneymaker in Europe

Dennis Schaal, Skift

It doesn't surprise any soul who knows the travel industry that Google Hotel Ads is the breadwinner and Google Flights takes a back seat revenue-wise, but it's nice to hear Google finally say it.

1 month ago

Amazon Echo Hears a Challenge From Google in Voice-Powered Travel Search

Amazon Echo Hears a Challenge From Google in Voice-Powered Travel Search

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Despite the hype, neither the Amazon Echo nor the Google Home is delivering the goods yet for voice-command travel research. Google's effort has the most promise, though.

2 months ago

Facebook Expands Its Dynamic Ads for Travel to Airlines

Facebook Expands Its Dynamic Ads for Travel to Airlines

Deanna Ting, Skift

The bigger question here is this: Should airlines and their travel peers be investing more in social versus search?

2 months ago

Google’s Waymo Opens Self-Driving Cars to Public for Road Tests

Google’s Waymo Opens Self-Driving Cars to Public for Road Tests

Associated Press

Waymo and Fiat Chrysler are getting to the fun part of the whole self-driving car enterprise -- letting regular people take the cars out for a spin. Oh wait, it's the other way around. And why aren't they trying this in snowy Vermont instead of Arizona?

2 months ago

Google Hotel Ads Is Becoming the Behemoth Everyone Feared

Google Hotel Ads Is Becoming the Behemoth Everyone Feared

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Google has all the tools, including a giant search engine, to make its mark in hotel metasearch and its competitors are starting to really feel it. The only hope for rivals is a hail Mary to regulators — or to focus on being faster and better.

2 months ago

Facebook and Google’s Travel Ad War — Digital Marketing News This Week

Facebook and Google’s Travel Ad War — Digital Marketing News This Week

Jeremy Kressmann, Skift

Facebook is challenging online advertising heavyweight Google by offering innovative products that target travel brands (and other sectors). Expect the social network to seize some market share but how much remains to be seen.

2 months ago

Google Earth Revamps to Focus on Exploration and Entertainment

Google Earth Revamps to Focus on Exploration and Entertainment

Associated Press

It's not exactly virtual reality or augmented reality, but this interactive approach could be used as another platform for destinations looking to promote themselves to would-be visitors.

2 months ago

Virgin America’s Ex-CEO Talks Candidly About Google’s Pushy Strategy

Virgin America’s Ex-CEO Talks Candidly About Google’s Pushy Strategy

Sean O'Neill, Skift

During the decade he ran Virgin America, David Cush couldn't always speak freely. But now Cush can discuss how airlines struggle with Google's mobile land grab.

3 months ago