Posted Wednesday 6/13/18 at 3:30AM EDT
Newsweek defends flooding Google with Anthony Bourdain clickbait articles immediately following news of his death
“Readers consume Newsweek’s stories in different ways,” said Newsweek's global editor-in-chief Nancy Cooper in response to criticism over Newsweek's Bourdain clickbait stories. “When a big story breaks, some readers want an in-depth, reflective piece of the kind we run in Newsweek magazine. Others prefer smaller pieces that answer specific questions about the events or people involved. That’s how our newsroom handled the death of Anthony Bourdain: quick takes on key aspects of the story, which in turn feed a classic tribute to Bourdain in the magazine. We did the same with the death of Kate Spade, the Royal Wedding and Trump-Kim summit, which was the subject of a Newsweek cover story a few weeks ago. The goal of our coverage is to serve all of Newsweek’s readers in the ways that they choose to engage with a story.” ALSO: Bourdain fans made a memorial outside his restaurant.
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 7:23PM EDT
Google bought out a Late Show ad break tonight so Stephen Colbert won't have to cut to commercials
Google Nest is sponsoring a single ad break tonight with an "ad-free segment" that will require Colbert to fill some extra time.
Posted Wednesday 12/13/17 at 4:40PM EST
Matt Lauer and Meghan Markle were among Google’s most-searched people of 2017
Lauer was the No. 1 most-searched person, followed by Markle and Harvey Weinstein. Kevin Spacey, Bill O’Reilly and Kathy Griffin came in fifth, sixth and eighth, respectively.
Posted Friday 11/17/17 at 7:14AM EST
Conan partners with Google Play
The one-year partnership will mean that Google Play-branded content will become part of Conan O’Brien’s talk show, such as this recent video with producer Jordan Schlansky ALSO: Watch Conan go hiking on Kevin Nealon's web show.
Posted Tuesday 8/22/17 at 9:14PM EDT
Google searches offer some insight into why Netflix renewed Ozark and canceled Gypsy
Neither summer show was a breakout hit, but Ozark had a larger number of Google searches.