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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 Expands Job Search To The UK

It has been announced by Google that the company is expanding Google for Jobs to the United Kingdom.  Google for Jobs had been introduced in the United States a year ago.  According to Google, “We’re excited to bring a new job search experience to Google to connect people in the UK to job opportunities.” Job search features testing began in [...]

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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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EU’s Disruptive ‘Copyright Reform’ Moves Closer To Passage

The GDPR is now in effect, and on its heels is the proposed EU copyright reform for US technology companies.  The pending legislation would take the disastrous “link tax” approach applied in Germany and Spain across the whole of Europe. The idea behind this legislation is to harmonize copyright laws across Europe.  The European Commission wants to fix the fragmented set of laws and enforcement rules [...]

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Yelp-Led Group’s New Video Appeals To Google Employees To Advocate For Internal Change

Recently, Yelp filed a private antitrust complaint against Google with the European Commission (EC).  Now it's attempting to appeal to Google's own employees to agitate for change from within the company. This attempt is both naïve and shrewd at the same time.  Check out the “Focus on the User” video below, which makes several points: Google is an essential tool [...]

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Google Voice-Enables Movie-Ticket Buying With Fandango

As time goes on, Google Assistant is going to become more transactional on smartphones, smartwatches and Google Home.  There are still a number of marketers who are skeptical about the mainstream potential of virtual assistants as a search alternative, or as a commercial platform.  But in the end, it seems that this is going to [...]

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Google Selling Zagat To Restaurant Recommendations Site The Infatuation

In a report by the New York Times, Google will sell Zagat to restaurant search and recommendations site The Infatuation.  The terms behind the deal weren't disclosed. With the sale originally reported by Reuters earlier this year, Google bought the Zagat brand and all of its content in 2011 for about $151 million in the wake of an unsuccessful effort to [...]

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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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