Google Rebrands Feed, Retains All Its Problems

Last year Google introduced Feed, a personalized feed of news and updates appearing below the main search bar within the Google mobile app. I took…

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Technology Companies Think We’re Too Dumb to Have Control

I do most all of my writing and management within Google Drive. That’s where I write most all of my blog posts, where the spreadsheets…

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Data Isn’t Knowledge

There’s an ad campaign from Google I’ve seen quite a bit lately, mostly via Captivate’s in-elevator video package, promoting Google Cloud. The ad is tied…

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Google Buys Tenor, So Let’s Drop the Facade

When it comes to GIF repositories there are two major players (putting Tumblr aside since that’s not it’s main purpose...though it kind of is): Giphy…

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Quick Takes – Marketing and Media News for 3/22/18

More on the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal: At a time when the EPA and other governmental agencies are following conservative directions to strip power from regulatory…

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Can We Still Trust Google?

Announced to great fanfare recently, the Google News Initiative was positioned by the company as a single umbrella for all its various publisher-centric programs and…

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Quick Takes – Marketing and Media News for 3/20/18

It’s hard to top a story like that involving Cambridge Analytics and Facebook. There are all sorts of things going on here, but these seem…

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Quick Takes – Marketing and Media News for 2/13/18

I don’t have much to add to it but if you haven’t read this piece at Buzzfeed about the very real dangers we face from…

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Quick Takes – Content Marketing and Media News for 1/23/18

Media Amazon Studios seems to be in the midst of a bit of upheaval in terms of direction, canceling a number of beloved shows (many…

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Why Is Infinite Scrolling Everywhere But Search Results?

One of my least favorite design trends of the last few years is the “infinite scroll.” I’d like to eventually reach the end of the…

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