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. No word on when this might be available to everyone.
Web Publishers and Advertising
For publishers who use Google Ad Manager
to sell ad space on your website, Confirming Gross Revenue
is a new tool that lets both advertisers and publishers confirm there were no hidden fees in their transaction. Aggregate gross revenue amounts are used to help protect the privacy of users.
Google is still testing their Privacy Sandbox,
which is meant to help develop alternatives to third party cookies and cross-site tracking. They have apparently received feedback from developers that they need more time for testing. As such they have delayed the complete phasing out of third party cookies in Chrome until the second half of 2024. There will be ongoing testing, and as a web browser you may be able to opt in next year.
New email marketing tools are available in Gmail,
including email templates and “multi-send” for mass emails (including a unique unsubscribe link for each recipient). This is available for Google Workspace Individual accounts and some other Google Workspace editions (Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Starter, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Standard, Education Plus, Nonprofits, and legacy G Suite Basic).
I’m also reading:
“A Century of “Shrill”: How bias in technology has hurt women’s voices
” by Tina Tallon for the New Yorker. Audio equipment and data-compression algorithms “disproportionately affect high frequencies and consonants, and women’s voices lose definition, sounding thin and tinny.” Women are given advice to lower the pitch of their voices, and then criticized for sounding unnatural. It’s a no-win situation.