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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 Facing Fine In Russia For Allegedly Not Purging Banned Websites

According to Reuters, Russia has initiated a civil action against Google over the search engine’s alleged failure to censor search results in the country. The potential penalty is trivial: 700,000 roubles (approximately $10,450). Next month, a determination will be made on whether or not the fine will be imposed.  The main issue is that Google reportedly [...]

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EU Approves Controversial Copyright Directive Aimed At Google, Facebook, Twitter

A highly restrictive copyright directive has been backed by the European Parliament that is intended to benefit traditional European news publishers and copyright holders at the possible expense of user-generated content and U.S. internet companies, such as Google.  Back in July, an early version of the directive was rejected. In order for the new rules to [...]

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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 Surveys Now Available In More Than 50 Countries

On March 6, Google announced that it is expanding its Google Surveys product and Surveys 360, its survey solution for enterprises, to over than 50 countries. Google Surveys was originally launched in 2012 as Google Consumer Surveys, and was designed to “… put quality market research in the hands of businesses of all sizes,” says Google.  With [...]

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German court: Google Has No ‘Duty To Inspect’ Websites For Illegal Content Before Displaying

It has been ruled by German court that Google isn't required to pre-screen websites for defamation before they are displayed in search results.  This comes from the country's highest court, the German Federal Court of Justice. For the plaintiffs, they sought to make Google filter out websites that allegedly displayed defamatory content about them in an IT-related online [...]

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India’s Competition Regulator Fines Google $21.1 Million For ‘Search Bias’ In Travel Results

On February 8, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) fined Google $1.36 billion rupees (roughly $21.1 million) for “abuse of its dominant position” in search.  The specific finding made by CCI surrounded Google's treatment of flight search results.  The decision was 4 to 2 against Google. According to CCI, Google "allocated disproportionate real estate" to the box [...]

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Google Facing $1 Billion In Potential Liability With UK Class Action

Back in 2012, Google had to pay $22.5 million to settle an FTC claim that the company “misrepresented to users of Apple Inc.’s Safari Internet browser that it would not place tracking cookies or serve targeted ads to those users . . .” The company bypassed Safari’s cookie-blocking settings, it said, to deliver a “signed-in” user experience. According to Google, it “used known [...]

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