Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Google plans for higher quality Gmail ads; more targeted, useful, and tailored towards desires. Although Gmail is said to be implementing changes in the ad’s already, the personalization-based ads could still be a month out….

Google is making use of its virtual tour abilities in Maps to provide Oscar fans with a walk through of the Kodak Theatre where the event is held and 3D models of “the Red Carpet, Hollywood and Highland Center, and the Kodak Theatre.” The Academy Awards show is one of those major events that cross over many demographics and have an international following – like the Superbowl that took place just two weeks ago. YouTube already has some of the ads that will be playing – including the Ozzy Osbourne and Justin Beiber one from the Superbowl with an alternative…

Santa is almost halfway round the world and just passed one of the coolest parts of his journey, according to NORAD Tracks Santa, a high tech aerospace project created 55 years ago….

Yesterday Google released 3D Maps for Android phones equipped with Google Maps 5.0. Rather than stitching images together, Google Maps 5.0 uses scaleable vector graphics – a much touted feature of the next generation of web services….

After receiving reports from marketers and businesses stretching from the U.K. to Hawaii, Google says they have fixed a technical issue that caused some business listings to vanish from Google Maps. According to a post in Google Places Help last night from a Google employee: “We’re aware some of the business listings were not appearing on Google Maps earlier today. This was a technical issue that’s now been resolved.”…

Here’s a shortcut to interesting news that you might have missed this weekend: Google App Inventor, Google China, Facebook closing down its gift store, Yahoo and Zillow and more……

The rumor launched by Kevin Rose about Google working on a social platform to be called Google Me is taking on a new twist as former Facebook CTO, Adam D’Angelo, steps into the dance by saying that it’s “a real project.”…

So many Google updates. So little time….

Only 2 out of 300 events will stream live on the Internet….

Suggestions run the gamut from competitors to simply next-door establishments….