New Zealand Herald: Annabel Langbein is considering legal action against Facebook and Google to stop scam ads

New Zealand Herald: Annabel Langbein is considering legal action against Facebook and Google to stop scam ads. “Celebrity chef Annabel Langbein is considering legal action against Facebook and Google for allowing scammers to use her image to lure in victims.”

Search Engine Land: Package tracking on Google’s search results page is coming to more carriers

Search Engine Land: Package tracking on Google’s search results page is coming to more carriers. “Shipping companies across the world can now sign up to participate in Google’s package tracking early adopters program, the company announced on Thursday. The program enables more shipping companies to show users the real-time status of their delivery right on the search results page.”

PC World: Hallelujah! Google Keep notes and lists are finally coming to Google Assistant

PC World: Hallelujah! Google Keep notes and lists are finally coming to Google Assistant. “After years of promises, changes, and utter confusion involving what should be a staple feature of all assistants, Google appears to finally be rolling out the ability to create and manage notes and lists using Google Assistant. Yeah, we can’t believe it either.”

Neowin: Google lets you share webpages via QR Code in latest Chrome Canary builds

Neowin: Google lets you share webpages via QR Code in latest Chrome Canary builds. “Sharing webpages between Chrome on different devices became a breeze after Google rolled out an update to the browser in August of this year. That cross-device productivity feature lets users send a webpage from a Windows 10 PC to a mobile device with a single click, provided you’ve signed in to your Google account. Now, Google appears to have created a new way of quickly sharing a webpage with others, this time via a QR Code.”

The Verge: Google’s third era

The Verge: Google’s third era. “Alphabet was formed in 2015 as a weird holding company for Google, designed in part to distance Page and Brin’s various pet projects from Google’s core business. That’s when Pichai was put in charge of Google as the CEO. Since then, I think Pichai’s tenure has been marked by a few major stories that are really the same story: he has spent a significant chunk of his time cleaning up the messes that resulted from Google’s culture up to that point.”

Towards Data Science: Using Google Trends data to leverage your predictive model

Towards Data Science: Using Google Trends data to leverage your predictive model. “Using Google Trends data in predictive models has some pitfalls. This article describes a way of making Google Trends data usable for a model to deliver breakthrough results by the hands-on example of predicting the success of movies by using Google Search volume.”

Google Blog: Google Disability Support now includes American Sign Language

Google Blog: Google Disability Support now includes American Sign Language. “There are 466 million people in the world who are deaf and hard-of-hearing, and products like Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier help them communicate and interact with others. If people with disabilities need specialized technical support for Google’s products and services, they can go to Google Disability Support, and starting today, there will be American Sign Language (ASL) specialists to help people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing through video chat, with help from Connect Direct through TELUS international.”