Google to Invest $550 Million in JD.com

| Daniela Forte

Google plans to invest $550 million in Chinese ecommerce marketplace JD.com in an effort to expand its presence in Asia and help JD.com better compete with main rival and regional leader Alibaba. See why this could be a win-win move for Google and JD.com

Google, Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp Face GDPR Related Lawsuits

| Mike O'Brien

The ink was barely dry on the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when a European privacy advocate sued Google, Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram and Whatsapp, claiming they violated the regulation by using “forced consent” practices to obtain consumer data.

Amazon Suddenly Drops Out of Google Shopping PLAs

| Mike O'Brien

After testing the waters, Amazon has stopped bidding on product listing ads on Google Shopping, according to data from marketing agency Merkle, opening the door for home goods sellers in their absence. See what this decision means for sellers, and what might be behind it.

Google Launches Purchases on Google Program

| Daniela Forte

Google has launched its Purchases on Google program, allowing merchants that sell on Google to have a call to action in the search engine results page. See how users can benefit from this program and what it means for Google.

Google Launches Image Search Feature

| Daniela Forte

Google launched its “Style Ideas” image search in the Google app for Android and mobile web. See why this makes the shopping experience visual for customers when they shop products.

UPS Tests Drone Delivery in Florida

| Mike O'Brien

UPS recently conducted a successful drone delivery test to a home in a rural area outside Tampa, FL, launching it from the top of a delivery truck. The drone was from electric truck and drone developer Workhorse Group. See what other drone projects UPS has in the works, how it is working with the FAA and how it sees the future of drone delivery.

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Amazon Tests Product Listing Ads

| Daniela Forte

It looks like Amazon is following Google’s lead and is quietly testing product listing ads. See whether this is a win-win for both Amazon and Google and what it could mean in the future for other retailers.