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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 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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The United States Finally Starts To Talk About Data Privacy Legislation

Most everybody has probably heard of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that has been sweeping across Europe, which is a data privacy legislation that went into effect end of May.  Even though it originates in Europe, it effects US companies because it governs all European Union (EU) members, no matter where their data is collected. Data [...]

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BrightEdge And Searchmetrics Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuit

Search engine optimization platforms BrightEdge and Searchmetrics, after four years in courts, have finally settle their patent infringement lawsuit.  The two companies “dismissed all legal claims between them as a result of a settlement which became effective on July 9th, 2018,” the press release notes. The terms of the settlement haven't been disclosed, but the settlement “resolves legal claims brought [...]

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Despite Marketers’ Optimism About New Privacy Laws, Massive Data Breaches Continue To Rock Consumers’ Trust

Because of the new data privacy laws being enacted, expectation that consumer privacy will be better maintained. But even with these new rules, will they help stem the seemingly endless reports of data breaches? I talked to some marketers who are hoping they will. Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which governs the handling of European [...]

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Google Rolls Out Updates To Give Users Easier Access To Privacy Controls

A redesign of Google Account gives users a clearer access to their privacy control settings. On Thursday, the product manager of Google Account, Jan Mannermann, announced the updates on Google’s blog.  Currently, Android users will see this redesign immediately.  web users and iOS users will be able to have access to this interface later this year. [...]

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Google Axes Political Ads In Washington state, LinkedIn Does It Globally

According to an article that appeared in GeekWire, Google will pause state and local political ads in Washington state.  This action is in response to a new campaign finance law that requires near “real-time disclosure of detailed information about election ads in response to public records requests.” This is what Google had to say in its AdWords policy update: [...]

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Facebook Faces More Scrutiny, This Time For Sharing User Data With Device Makers

It seems Facebook can't get out of trouble.  The company is, once again, under fire once again for mishandling user data.  This time, it is being charged with Sharing information with at least 60 device makers, including Amazon, Apple, Blackberry, HTC, Microsoft and Samsung. According to reports by The New York Times, since 2007, Facebook has created partnerships [...]

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