CCN is Shutting Down after Google’s June 2019 Core Update

Dear readers, Let’s get straight to it. Google’s June 2019 Core Update rolled out on June 3th 2019 and CCN’s traffic from Google searches dropped more than 71% on mobile overnight. Our traffic has experienced a massive impact by Google’s June 2019 Core Update. Image from Sistrix.com.   CCN’s visibility index on Sistrix.com shows how …

Google Faces Likely Antitrust Probe by the US Dept of Justice: Report

By CCN: Google parent company Alphabet is on the hot seat with the U.S. Department of Justice. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the DOJ is preparing an antitrust investigation into the internet search giant. It’s not the first time Google has been investigated for violating U.S. federal antitrust statutes. It is, however, the first …

Google Disables Baltimore’s Gmail during $100,000 Bitcoin Ransomware Seige

By CCN: The city of Baltimore has suffered a blow in its bid to keep operations running amidst a bitcoin ransom attack that has crippled critical services. Per The Baltimore Sun, city officials had created Gmail accounts in the wake of ransomware attackers demanding $100,000 in Bitcoin. This was after the baltimorecity.gov official email addresses …

Google Dumps Huawei from Android After Trump-Led U.S Blacklist

By CCN: Huawei has been unceremoniously axed by Google after the U.S government blacklisted the Chinese tech giant earlier this week. Now, Huawei mobile phones are no longer allowed to integrate official Android updates, and will be barred from hosting Google Play mobile apps, such as YouTube and Gmail. Google Drops Huawei: No More Android …

Google’s ‘Surprise’ Nest Microphone Was a Flub

Google copped to making a mistake Thursday by not disclosing a microphone component  present in its Nest Guard devices, an enhancement to the Nest Secure suite. No Reports of Actual Consumers Bothered By Google’s Secret Nest Microphone Google’s surprise microphone alarmed consumer privacy advocates, but no word yet from any major news sources reporting that …

$3 Billion Google-Backed AI Unicorn UiPath Set to Achieve Revenue Growth of 5614%

From CCN.com: UiPath, an artificial intelligence (AI) startup first backed by Google’s CapitalG fund in 2018 will shortly, according to leaked reports, achieve over 5000% growth. Business Insider sources claim UiPath, also backed by Sequoia Capital and Accel, is set to hit $200 million annual recurring revenue (ARR). ARR is a metric used by software-as-a-service …

Google-Backed Fintech Startup Uses Bitcoin for Cross-Border Settlement

Veem, a cross-border payments platform that uses bitcoin to move funds among businesses without the need of banks, has raised $25 million in a round led by Goldman Sachs, according to Forbes. The service, which does not require either counterparty to hold bitcoin directly, has quadrupled its revenue in the past year. Also participating in the …