Today, retailers must pay for their items to appear in the product carousel atop of Google’s search home pages. On Monday, the company announced that starting this summer, those listings will be free for retailers through Google Shopping. The change is small, but meaningful. Google’s search pages are some of the most valuable real estate on the internet. Making those listings free could...
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The Heir Who Wants to Be Mayor
Hi, welcome to your Weekend.To spend time with Daniel Lurie is to understand the true meaning of the word “mensch.” Everyone who knows the San Francisco philanthropist and Levi’s heir says pretty much the same things about him: Daniel is “a really good guy”—affable, smart, egoless and earnest in his desire to improve the lives of the neediest. So earlier this year, when I began hearing...
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