SPOTLIGHT: FCC Won’t Back ‘Do Not Track’, Facebook Earnings Soar

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT

  • Federal officials said they won’t force Google, Facebook, and other companies to honor “Do Not Track” requests.
  • Facebook posted huge increases in usage and revenue. A Bloomberg reporter says usage growth is “accelerating again”.
  • Google’s infamous Penguin update is late, but still on track for 2015.

And that is what you need to know for this week without the hype.

News You Should Know

The FCC says it can’t force Google and Facebook to stop tracking their users

The agency says its net neutrality policy doesn’t let it regulate Web sites — just Internet providers.

Facebook Sales Top Estimates, Fueled by Mobile Advertising

Facebook Inc. notched another quarter of revenue that beat estimates after stepping up its mobile-advertising efforts.

Google Confirms Penguin Update By End of Year

Google Confirms Penguin Update By End of Year

Good news for those anxiously awaiting a Google Penguin update, Google confirms we will be seeing the update before the end of the year. Big news coming on the heels of the “Rank Brain” main algorithm change a couple of weeks ago.

Tech in our Lives

Gmail’s Inbox app will now write (some of) your e-mails for you - The Washington Post

Gmail’s Inbox app will now write (some of) your e-mails for you – The Washington Post

E-mails written by actual robots, rather than just office drones. For now, this is just the Inbox app, not the Gmail app.

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