Ad spending slowdown hits tech and social media firms, but not equally

Jul 27, 2022
While ad revenue growth is slowing down, experts don't see a decline coming.
Google is expected to comprise 30% of total worldwide digital ad revenues this year, one analyst said. Meanwhile, Snapchat and Twitter are each expected to make up under 1%.
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Traders are looking to the earnings reports of tech giants, like Apple and Amazon, to see how consumers are feeling and spending.
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What's a stock split, anyway?

Feb 11, 2022
Google’s parent company, Alphabet, plans a 20-1 stock split. Similar moves have become rare, and some experts question their usefulness.
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, will split its shares 20-1 in July, which could make small investors more willing to buy.
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You do want fries with that: Wendy's and Google bet on drive-thru AI

Oct 12, 2021
The deal could include voice-recognition software, mapping apps and other digital tools to improve the drive-thru experience.
Artificial intelligence may be coming to a Wendy's drive-thru near you, thanks to a new pairing with Google Cloud.
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Is Congress about to regulate Big Tech?

Jun 24, 2021
Axios reporter Margaret Harding McGill breaks down the antitrust bills moving through the House of Representatives.
Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline is the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law.
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What Google's copyright win means for other industries

Apr 6, 2021
The Supreme Court's ruling that Google's use of Java was "transformative use" has some in the entertainment world worried.
The Supreme Court's fair-use ruling in the case of Google v. Oracle sets a precedent that could have ripple effects on moviemaking.
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Google plans to invest $7 billion in real estate nationwide

Mar 18, 2021
CEO Sundar Pichai says the expansion plan is part of the company's efforts to diversify its workforce racially and geographically.
One of the reasons Google says it's branching out into new locations is to make connections with new communities.
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Google's parent company releases earnings

Feb 2, 2021
Alphabet finished 2020 strong despite facing three antitrust lawsuits.
An investigation published in Politico this week found that nearly a decade ago, commissioners at the FTC ignored evidence that Google was building a monopoly on search.
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How much can a union help Google workers push for social justice?

Jan 8, 2021
Google’s demands continue a long tradition of unions advocating for social justice.
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What Google's union means for Silicon Valley

Jan 4, 2021
This union's main aim is to support employee activism, rather than negotiate a contract.
Google employees stage a walkout over sexual harassment in New York in 2018. Some employees of the giant internet company have created a union to support worker activism.
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