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.

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Just in Time for the Holidays: Google’s Latest Adwords Update

| Holly Pauzer

Back to school shopping is quickly approaching, and before we know it the holiday shopping season will be in full swing. Google announced the launch of three new AdWords innovations that optimize mobile advertising and give greater control to marketers. With the rush not too far down the road, here are updates marketers will be utilizing to lure the consumers this holiday season.

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Walmart Testing Drones for DC Inventory Management

| Mike O'Brien

Walmart has begun testing drones in its distribution centers for scanning inventory, completing in an hour what it would take two associates a month to do. This seems a more practical and easier to achieve use of the technology than home delivery, and will aid the company in its ecommerce fulfillment battle with Amazon.