Spider.io Caught in Google's Web
Square Takes Philanthropic Swipe
Google, Magna Strike Upfront Ad Deal
LinkedIn Unveils New Feature
Forget Bitcoin, Try Amazon's Coins
In a move to breed a safer environment for advertisers, search giant Google has acquired Spider.io, a three-year-old firm that works to preserve the quality of advertising metrics.
Financial services startup Square is trying to turn the swipe of a credit card into an act of generosity with a credit card reader that will serve as a means of charitable giving for the AIDS fight in Africa.
Internet search leader Google struck an "upfront" deal with Magna Global, one of the world's largest ad buyers, the latest effort by Google to win more of the marketing dollars that traditionally pour into TV.
Fighting a downturn in traffic, LinkedIn is hoping to unleash more wisdom on its professional networking service by giving its 277M users more space to share their experiences and insights.
While Bitcoin remains a controversial digital currency system, Amazon is forging ahead with coins of its own that customers in the U.S., U.K., and Germany can use on Android devices.