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Google’s Search Paradox: Google is big, very big, in search, but it has yet to live up to its Master of the Universe potential, according to Parmy Olson of Forbes. Olson describes Google’s Achilles heel as search, not social. The architecture of search is a problem – it ought to be more intuitive and responsive – and so is the fact that Google has yet to make semantic search a true possibility. That means Google is missing out on improving user experience in search and, perhaps, as Olson believes, hastening the death of traditional search. Forbes
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Tablets vs. Laptops: Tablet sales continue to grow, leaving some to suggest products such as the iPad will eventually replace the laptop as many users’ primary computing device. The fact remains, though, that their functionality remains limited, rendering them useless for most tasks beyond content consumption and gaming. As a result, the vision of “one device to rule them all” has instead morphed into one of three screens: the laptop, the tablet and the smartphone.
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Overheard at Dmexco 2022
Ad tech's jamboree in Germany is back IRL after two years with dissenting voices striking a note of caution.
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NBC News, Remezcla drive site traffic through search and social
Remezcla has seen 48% of its Gen Z audience reach the site through search, and for NBC News, Snapchat has become a top-five traffic driver in the last few months.
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A+E promotes its podcasts to grow an audience by marketing the shows to its TV audience and finding outside partnerships.
Why IMAX is acquiring AI-driven video company SSIMWAVE
The acquired company provides media and entertainment companies with AI-driven video quality solutions to help minimize image quality issues on streaming services.