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Monday Memo: Google Acquires Local Inventory Startup, Rolls Out Popular Products on Mobile

By Damian Rollison on Jan 20, 2020 7:15:27 AM

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! In today’s Monday Memo, we look at Google’s acquisition of Pointy; the rollout of Popular Products on mobile; local search alternatives in the EU; the myth of..

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The Local Layer in Consumer Electronics: What I Saw at CES

By Damian Rollison on Jan 17, 2020 7:00:00 AM

I was glad to have the opportunity to visit the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week in Las Vegas, where I saw the latest offerings from Samsung, Google, Sharp, Altec Lansing, Bosch, LG, and..

Tags: Retail, Voice Search, Artificial Intelligence, Local Search

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Monday Memo: CES Highlights Assistant and Alexa, Google Launches My Business Provider Program, and More!

By Damian Rollison on Jan 13, 2020 6:00:00 AM

In this week’s Monday Memo, read about Google Assistant and Alexa at CES; Google’s new My Business Provider program for listing verification; a 2019 recap email for Google Maps users; Yelp’s fight..

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Monday Memo: Apple Returns to CES, Tech Companies Collaborate on Smart Home Standard, and More!

By Damian Rollison on Jan 6, 2020 6:00:00 AM

This week, learn about Apple’s return to CES; collaboration among tech companies on a common standard for smart homes; GM’s addition of Alexa to its vehicles; Google’s new review solicitation..

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Search Conferences You Can't Miss in 2020

By Damian Rollison on Jan 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

[Update 3/24/20: We're making changes to this post to reflect event postponements and other modifications in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. We will update this page as needed with additional..

Tags: Events

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Monday Memo: New York Times Studies Location Data, Holiday Sales Up 3.4%, and More!

By Damian Rollison on Dec 30, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Happy New Year! In this week's Monday Memo, learn about reporting from the New York Times on location data from 12 million phones; gains in 2019 holiday sales; and several new and experimental..

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