Ads that are deemed unacceptable in some way - for example, pop-up countdowns that force you to view an ad before the page loads, or auto-playing videos - would end up being blocked by the browser. This feature, Wall Street Journal reports, would be turned on by default. One thing that Google is still considering is whether its ad-blocker will only block the offending ads or if it will block all advertising that appears on sites with these unacceptable ads.
That could be huge when you consider the fact that ads earned Google $60 billion in revenues previous year, and that Chrome accounts for almost half all browsers used in the US.
The report says "people familiar with the plans" describe the move as a "defensive" one.
Google experimented with generating income without showing display and banner ads on publisher sites in the United States. Would Chrome ever offer its own whitelisting service or will it stick to predefined standards set by an independent organization?
The decision to create an ad-blocking solution could also be a way to get ahead of the uptick in users adopting ad-blocking software - have released statistics revealing that over 25% of Americans employ an ad-blocker on their desktop computers, with the number expected to rise to 30% by 2018. This could be muscle flexing by Google, considering a major portion of web traffic comes via Google Chrome, this might lead to more advertisers moving on to Adsense.
Chrome's widespread uptake by internet users means the browser has nearly half of the market when it comes to navigating the web, so putting an ad blocker natively within Chrome and turning it on by default would basically stop cold the growth of third-party options: Users won't actively seek out a way to block ads during their web-browsing sessions if the ads are already blocked to begin with. While nothing is certain as of now, if Google is indeed trying to bring out such a feature, it could either spell doom for other ad providers, or it would be Google saying "foot, meet axe". If implemented correctly however, it could solve some of the issues that cause people to use third party ad-blockers in the first place.
The protesters on Saturday demanded Trump to release his taxes like his White House predecessors have done for more than 40 years. Two of the largest marches took place in NY and Los Angeles , with each drawing around 5,000 people.
In Q1, the company reported USA streaming revenues of $1.5 billion and $1.05 billion coming from the worldwide market. By comparison, Google says about 1 billion hours of video per day are watched on its mostly free YouTube service.
We're not going to use it", he told Agence France-Presse. "A successful ouster of a dictator is for me very hard to remember". The statement was made soon after Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the same assessment earlier in the day.
Now 94, widow Rachel Robinson is traveling from the East Coast to attend the unveiling along with daughter Sharon and son David . Currently MLB has players from 19 different countries and about 30% of the players were born outside of the United States.
The officer said the vehicle appeared to stall, and he got out to speak to the driver and could smell marijuana. Hollins was charged with marijuana possession, obstruction of a police officer and several traffic citations.
Protesters started flooding the state capitol in Little Rock on Friday to urge Hutchinson to block the executions. He ran twice unsuccessfully for state Supreme Court - including a bid for chief justice in 2004.
They engaged in intense clashes with the security men across the Valley during which scores of students' sustained injuries. A spokesman of Kashmir University said all university examinations scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed.
Commissioner Sini had not yet shared with the public why and how his officers were alerted to the horrific crime scene. Sources said the bodies were beginning to decompose and that MS-13 is believed to be behind the slayings.
"The Iraqi security forces retain control of both main routes west from Mosul, eliminating enemy freedom of movement", he added. The United States and other Western countries have assisted with air support, intelligence and equipment, General Rasool said.
FREE EASTER EGG HUNT Toys R Us is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, with Geoffrey the giraffe on Sunday, April 9th. There will be 1,200 eggs hidden for Saturday's event. "It's really good because it's safe and keeps the kids contained".
AMD Launches Radeon RX-500 Series; Polaris Evolved for 2017
That seems to be one of the themes of AMD's Radeon RX 500 series of GPUs, the successor to the not-very-old RX 400 series. The Aorus Radeon RX 570 comes with a factory overclock to 1,280MHz, which works out to 36MHz over the stock RX 470 spec.
China, US working on 'North Korea problem'
The administration's immediate emphasis, they said, was to be on increasing pressure on Pyongyang with the help of Beijing. Another missile test from Sinpo failed earlier this month, when the rocket spun out of control and plunged into the ocean.
Tillerson Says US and Russia Remain Divided on Syria
Russian Relations is at a low point", Tillerson, who is in Moscow for meetings, said at a joint news conference Wednesday. Earlier this week, Turkish doctors also said that test results conducted on victims confirmed that sarin gas was used.
S8 Pre-orders Surpass Previous Models — Samsung
Although its predecessor, the Galaxy S7 was an incredible device , the Galaxy S8 comes out on top when both of these are compared. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the first smartphone to be unveiled with Bluetooth 5, the next-generation Bluetooth standard.
Wilson scores in OT as Caps survive scare to beat Leafs
Toronto's young players did not seem to be overwhelmed by the undeniable rise in the importance of every shift in the post-season. The Toronto Maple Leafs embark on their first round series against the Washington Capitals on Thursday as the decided underdog.
Colorado has backed off plans for marijuana clubs
House members say new taxes are needed to close the $2.7 billion gap between what the state government spends and what it raises. The prospects for the Green Mountain State legalizing marijuana this year grow exceedingly dim.