Google considering built-in Chrome ad-blocker in desktop and mobile versions
By targeting only the most disruptive ad formats - pop-ups, interstitials, and autoplay videos, for instance - the hope is that less people will be driven to third-party software. This feature, Wall Street Journal reports, would be turned on by default.
It is unusual that Google, a company which earns a significant portion of their revenue via online advertising would like to introduce an ad-blocking feature in their own browser.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is well aware of this and it's planning to add a built-in ad blocker to the Chrome browser.
Google experimented with generating income without showing display and banner ads on publisher sites in the United States.
Facebook Is Working on Some Brainy Technology
In charge of the unit is Regina Dugan, who led a similar group at Alphabet Inc's Google and was previously director of the U.S. But the system that Facebook hopes to build wouldn't be invasive, relying instead on the use of sensors.
Verstappen fastest in 3rd and final practice at Bahrain GP
The team struggled previous year after switching back to Honda engines and it looks like things are getting worse. Five drivers are eliminated from the first two parts of qualifying - Q3 and Q2 - to leave the best 10 in Q1.
Woah! Phil Jackson Says Carmelo Anthony Is "Better Off Somewhere Else"
Right now the team has the lottery odds to pick 7th in the 2017 NBA Draft; a draft that seems to be relatively deep in talent. Anthony, 32, averaged 22.2 points and 5.9 rebounds while shooting at a 43 percent clip for the Knicks this past season.
But the report claims that Google isn't interested in "blanket" blocks for all online ads.
It's not just you, online ads are getting worse. By offering a way to block only troublesome ads, Google may encourage more consumers to let some ads through, helping reverse the trend of total ad-blockage and the revenue issues that result.
Google's goal here seems clear: to reduce the use of ad platforms other than its own and punish sites who create a less than desirable experience for users.
While desktop ad blocking continues to grow in popularity worldwide, its mobile form has yet to catch on much outside of Asia. It's said that Google may choose to design the feature so that it blocks out all ads on a particular website if it detects that there is even a single ad that could cause a bad experience. This would give Google control over the ad-blocking market, the ad industry as a whole, and even over its competitors, which offer numerous "unacceptable ad" formats the coalition is targeting. While nothing is certain as of now, if Google is indeed trying to bring out such a feature, it could either spell doom for other ad providers, or it would be Google saying "foot, meet axe".
US President Orders Changes to H1-B Visa Program
Citizenship and Immigration Services says the number of applications for H-1B visas fell to 199,000 this year from 236,000 in 2016.
Thousands march demanding Trump release taxes
He wrote, someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies yesterday. More than 100 similar marches are scheduled across the country on Saturday.
Nokia 6 Users Receiving Update to Android 7.1.1
The company is also expected to release the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, which are lower-end, in some countries in early May. At this point, it's still easy days, and there's no way to prove if the purported sketch is legitimate.
Jubilant Zapata sure AC Milan deserved last-gasp Inter draw
Milan got back in the match in the 66th minute when Romagnoli volleyed in Suso's cross from close range, giving Milan new belief. AC Milan are a team in great form the likes of Carlos Bacca, Suso, and Gerard Deulofeu are having huge impacts on the pitch.
Sliding home: Jackie Robinson gets statue at Dodger Stadium
Many historians believe Robinson's breakthrough was an early step that eventually led to other civil rights breakthroughs. The statue is located in the left field reserve plaza with a view of downtown Los Angeles and Elysian Park.
Carmelo Anthony Leaning Towards A Trade
While speaking to reporters on Friday (April 14), the Knicks President concluded that Melo "would be better off somewhere else". While Anthony can confound Jackson by refusing to leave, Porzingis could be the one to topple Jackson by refusing to stay.
Trump reverses himself on NATO, China, Russia and more
Putin told Russian TV in an interview Wednesday that under Trump , the relationship between Washington and Moscow had "worsened". Trump left Washington on Thursday afternoon for a long weekend at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.
Late Schwartz goal puts Wild in 2-0 series hole
In the final minute of regulation Zach Parise found the puck on his stick near the net and put it in for the game tying goal. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are officially underway and last night's game between the Blues and Wild did not disappoint.
Costa relishing Hazard partnership at Chelsea
They deserve the best because they are having a good season, but I think all my players are having a great season. They have been nominated alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sadio Mane, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku.
Lions Easter egg hunt planned for April 15
Take your child for breakfast with the Easter Bunny at Lucky Ladd Farms , 4374 Rocky Glade Road in Eagleville. Though dark clouds hung over the soggy grass, the weather didn't seem to deter many from the egg hunt .