Asian renewable investment to overtake upstream oil and gas spending in 2020: Rystad

An animal farm covered with silicon solar panels is seen in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia autonomous region, China September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Muyu Xu SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Renewable energy investment in the Asia-Pacific region will overtake spending on oil and gas exploration by 2020, consultancy Rystad Energy said on Monday. Total capital Continue Reading

Fiat Chrysler and Renault pursue $35 billion merger to tackle car sector challenges

MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) – Fiat Chrysler pitched a finely balanced merger of equals to Renault on Monday to confront the costs of far-reaching technological and regulatory changes by creating the world’s third-biggest automaker. If it goes ahead, the $35 billion-plus tie-up would alter the landscape for rivals including General Motors and Continue Reading

GDPR: A ‘Y2K’ moment or a sea change for the digital ecosystem?

There was a lot of hand wringing leading up to last May’s implementation of GDPR. But since that time there have been few fines or enforcement actions, with the notable exception of a $57 million fine imposed on Google and a new investigation in Ireland. This raises the question: is GDPR Continue Reading

Google moves hotel pricing chart into the SERP

Google is starting to show hotel price charts in search results. These graphs have been a popular feature of Google travel properties and were tested in search last year. Price graph moves into search. Here’s a SERP for the query New York Marriott Marquis that includes the price chart: Searchers can use arrows Continue Reading

China says U.S. demand on its state-owned enterprises is ‘invasion’ on economic sovereignty

A U.S. dollar banknote featuring American founding father Benjamin Franklin and a China’s yuan banknote featuring late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong are seen among U.S. and Chinese flags in this illustration picture taken May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Illustration BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States has called on China to curb Continue Reading

The middle ground for single keyword ad groups (SKAGs) Search Engine Watch

Aside from perhaps the most unfortunate acronym in the industry, do single keyword ad groups (SKAGs) have a role in modern paid search? For many years, single keyword ad groups were the hallmark of good PPC strategy. And aside from a slight feeling of unease when saying the word, SKAGs Continue Reading

New York court dismisses whistleblower’s libel suit against UBS

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swiss bank UBS at an office building in Zurich July 27, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo ZURICH (Reuters) – A New York appeals court has dismissed a U.S. whistleblower’s $20 million libel suit against Swiss bank UBS, his former employer, concluding that statements the Zurich-based bank Continue Reading