THE NEWS WRAP: Google denies AdSense bans on money-making publishers

Google has denied allegations that it banned a large number of web publishers from its AdSense advertising system because they were making too much money.


The allegations arose from a long statement written by an individual claiming to be a former Google employee.


But Google has come out and called the apparent leak a “fake”, with Google executives such as Matt Cutts coming out and denying the allegations, as reported by Business Insider. Google quickly released an official statement debunking the theories outlined in the fake leak.


“This description of our AdSense policy enforcement process is a complete fiction. The colour-coding and ‘extreme quality control’ programs the author describes don’t exist. Our teams and automated systems work around the clock to stop bad actors and protect our publishers, advertisers and users.”


Samsung ordered to pay on patent infringements against Apple


A US federal jury in the Apple v Samsung case has ruled both tech giants infringed patents owned by each other.


The jury decided in the case that Samsung products infringed on two of Apple’s patents and found damages on a third patent, awarding over $119.6 million in damages.


In addition it found Apple infringed on a Samsung patent and awarded Samsung $158,400, while also finding Apple did not infringe on two other patents.


Industry analysts say the outcome is less-than-optimal in the long term for Apple in its fight against Samsung and the threat of the Android mobile operating system.


“Though this verdict is large by normal standards, it is hard to view this outcome as much of a victory for Apple. This amount is less than 10 per cent of the amount Apple requested, and probably doesn’t surpass by too much the amount Apple spent litigating this case,” said Brian Love, assistant professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law, as reported in Fairfax.


Twitter is not dying


SlatesWill Oremus has allayed fears that Twitter is dying, arguing the social media giant is only getting bigger.


Oremus says not to be surprised if Twitter becomes more like YouTube – a real-time news platform accessible to anyone whether they’re signed up or not, in effect drawing in those users who have no interest visiting Twitter to tweet or curate their timelines.




The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 45.98 to 16,512.89. The Australian Dollar is trading at US93 cents.


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