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Google confirms some of its own services are now getting blocked in Russia over the Telegram ban

A shower of paper airplanes darted through the skies of Moscow and other towns in Russia today, as users answered the call of entrepreneur Pavel Durov to send the blank missives out of their windows at a pre-appointed time in support of Telegram, a messaging app he founded […]

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There could be big consequences for Google if YouTube can’t get its act together for advertisers (GOOG, GOOGL)

  Despite all of YouTube’s popularity, and no matter how much ad money it stuffed into Google’s coffers during the past quarter, the site’s future is cloudier than ever. Late Thursday night, CNN published a report that calls into question the effectiveness of YouTube’s year-long efforts to […]

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SmugMug acquires Flickr

Two photo-sharing services are teaming up, as SmugMug buys Flickr from Verizon’s digital media subsidiary Oath. USA Today broke the news and interviewed SmugMug CEO Don MacAskill, who said he hopes to revitalize Flickr . At the same time, he said he’s still figuring out his actual […]

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There may be a surprise winner in YouTube’s latest advertising mess: YouTube

Once again, a bunch of big-name advertisers have been spotted running ads next to objectionable content on YouTube. This time, however, the controversy could actually help YouTube by nudging more brands to buy its most expensive ad offering, which promises human vetting of content. The story is […]

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Flickr Takes Another Sad Turn, Gets Bought by Something Called SmugMug – Gizmodo

Gizmodo Flickr Takes Another Sad Turn, Gets Bought by Something Called SmugMugGizmodoIn the latest of an endless series of unfortunate events to befall the once beloved photo-sharing service Flickr, the company has been resurrected from the grave of Yahoo and bought for an undisclosed amount by premium […]

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17 times Rob Delaney’s Twitter game was absolutely off the charts

Aside from being blessed with some of the greatest facial hair we’ve seen this millennium, Rob Delaney is also a very funny guy. Anyone who’s seen Catastrophe will know this. He doesn’t just confine his jokes to his TV show or his standup: he also has an […]

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Facebook’s rep has taken a hit from the Cambridge Analytica scandal — but its ad business hasn’t (FB)

Despite all the negative news lately, particularly relating to the Cambridge Analytica data leak, Facebook’s advertising business appears to be plugging along, Baird analyst Colin Sebastian said in a research note Friday. Ad spending on Facebook continues to grow rapidly, Sebastian reported, citing recent research from data […]

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Allo, goodbye: The craziest thing about Google’s latest messaging pivot – Computerworld

Computerworld Allo, goodbye: The craziest thing about Google's latest messaging pivotComputerworldStop me if you've heard this one: Google has a new plan for fixing its mess of messaging apps and bringing clarity, consistency, and order to an area that's been chaotic for far too long. As reported […]

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Ryan Reynolds and Rob Delaney’s ‘Deadpool 2’ character share glorious Twitter exchange

So the final trailer for Deadpool 2 dropped Thursday, and it seems pretty clear who the new fan favourite is going to be: Peter, played by Rob Delaney, who doesn’t have any powers but just saw the X-Force ad and thought he’d apply. SEE ALSO: ‘Deadpool 2’ […]

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Audit Approved of Facebook Policies, Even After Cambridge Analytica Leak – New York Times

New York Times Audit Approved of Facebook Policies, Even After Cambridge Analytica LeakNew York TimesAn auditing firm responsible for monitoring Facebook for federal regulators told them last year that the company had sufficient privacy protections in place, even after the social media giant lost control of a […]

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