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If you plan to succeed online and grow your business through online channels, you’re going to need development help. Whether you need a complex custom ecommerce website built from scratch, a simple themed WordPress site setup, or individual fixes, plug-ins, site maintenance, or coding assistance, Thrive’s experienced technical staff has you covered! We will work directly with your in-house technical team, collaborate with your current development contractors, or take on all development needs ourselves. Every situation is different. Thrive will work to make yours a success! Web Development.

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Google Shutting Down Allo, Where Google Assistant Made Its Debut

For years now, Google seems to have been struggling with its messaging strategy.  Ever since it launched back in 2005, Google had done several experiments and false starts since Google Talk first came out.  Add that to the list of two more of the newer initiatives, Hangouts and Allo, which are both being shuttered. Hangouts will [...]

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Google Appeals Record $5 Billion EU Antitrust Android Fine

On October 9, Google filed an appeal of the European Commission’s (EC’s) record €4.3 billion (roughly $5 billion) antitrust fine, which was imposed in July because of Google Play app pre-install requirements. In the eyes of the EC, the practice of requiring handset makers to pre-install specific Google-made apps as was counted as "an abuse of market position."  [...]

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Google Expands Assistant Device Network, Adds Polyglot Support

When to comes to advantages, Google Assistant devices has one over Echo in international markets.  The company, who wants to capitalize on this fact, is expanding multilingual support and has announced a raft of new partners. One of the many things that was announced, one of the things users can do s switch between languages [...]

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Google Uses 265.com To Build China Search Query ‘Blacklist’

A report that came out of The Intercept last week claimed that Google was developing a search engine or mobile search app to re-enter the Chinese search market.  According to the article, it described how the search tool would censor content that was deemed offensive or sensitive by the Chinese government. there was more details on the project in The [...]

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Google Plans To Re-Enter China With Government-Approved Search App

In a report found in The Intercept, Google will be formally re-entering the Chinese search market.  Reportedly, the search company will will offer censorship of keywords and topics deemed sensitive by the Chinese government, such as “human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest.” It seems that the talks that took place between Google and Chinese officials have been [...]

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Google Bringing The Assistant To Tablets And Lollipop Android Phones

Google is rolling out the Assistant to more devices.  Soon, it'll be available on Android tablets that run Nougat and Marshmallow, as well as smartphones running Lolliop. The folks in the US who are running English will be the first to get access.  But, there will be a wide array of Android 5.0 smartphones (Lollipop) getting the [...]

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Investors Anxious About Google Traffic Acquisition Costs, Which Regulation Could Further Increase

Google's traffic acquisition costs (TAC) are climbing.  Both Google's ad revenues and they money they are paying to partners and distributors are growing, and investors aren't really thrilled with this issue. Ruth Porat, the CFO of Alphabet, explained to investor questions recently that Google's increasing traffic costs are part mobile and part programmatic growth.  These [...]

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