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Marketplaces / Walmart's Pitch for E-Commerce Advertising
« on: April 19, 2021, 11:48:10 PM »
"dominated by Amazon, the No. 3 digital advertising platform behind Google and Facebook."

https://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-connects-2021-pitch-for-e-commerce-advertising-2021-4

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Traffic / Google Searches for Male Enhancement Terms
« on: April 19, 2021, 10:00:40 PM »
Linking Evangelical Subculture and Phallically Insecure Masculinity Using Google Searches for Male Enhancement - Perry - - Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion - Wiley Online Library

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jssr.12717#.YH3bgs5CrjA

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Water Cooler / UK has a garden gnome supply chain problem
« on: April 19, 2021, 09:01:54 PM »
Sell 'em if you've got 'em!

The UK Is Facing a Garden Gnome Shortage
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/645712/uk-garden-gnome-shortage

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California and Massachusetts orders banning gas car sales by 2035 now seem relatively cautious.

The initiative would only kick in if the state approves a tax on miles traveled to help fund transportation infrastructure.

Governor Jay Inslee has yet to sign

https://www.engadget.com/washington-state-gas-car-sales-ban-2030-175652987.html

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"ACCC was able to show that unlike what Google claimed, turning off the Location History setting in Android did not stop the collection, storage and use of consumers' personally identifiable location data.

Another Android setting, Web & App Activity, that was turned on by default, meant that people's location data was collected, which was misleading for customers."

https://www.itnews.com.au/news/google-misled-android-users-about-location-data-collection-563455

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It comes as Google has been expanding shopping functionality in Search, Image Search, and YouTube, while increasingly leveraging augmented reality.

https://9to5google.com/2021/04/09/google-shopping-app/

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“FLoC materially harms user privacy under the guise of being privacy-friendly,” Brave’s Peter Snyder and Brendan Eich explain. “FLoC tells sites about your browsing history, [it] makes it easier for sites to track you across the web, [and it] promotes a false notion of what privacy is, and why privacy is important.”

https://www.thurrott.com/cloud/web-browsers/249046/brave-is-blocking-google-floc

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Water Cooler / *groan* Let the memes begin.
« on: April 01, 2021, 04:09:50 PM »
Scientists discover X-rays coming from Uranus
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/01/world/uranus-xrays-detected-scli-scn-intl/index.html

reddit will run with this for days.  I'm going to have to filter.

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