Perplexity.ai, an AI-powered search engine, has secured millions in funding from a venture capital company and Jeff Bezos. It aims to rival Google by offering a free version running on ChatGPT 3.5 and a $20 per month Perplexity Pro, providing access to ChatGPT 4-driven answers and other advanced features. But what does this mean for SEO?
The antitrust trial against Google is the most significant in decades. The government’s case centers on its exclusive deals with smartphone makes and carriers to make it the default search engine. Google’s CEO defended these partnerships, especially with Apple, as integral to their success. Despite options, Google dominates Internet searches and digital advertising, which accounts for 80% of Google’s revenue. The outcome of the trial could force profound changes in search engine choice, advertising, and potentially lead to Google’s breakup.
As the U.S. Department of Justice and 49 states sue Google over antitrust violations, emerging AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT and Bing Chat, along with Google’s own Bard, are transforming the search landscape. These technologies offer direct answers, challenging Google’s ad revenue model and potentially making the anti-trust case moot.
This article examines the rise of buying and collecting digital artwork known as NFT, or non-fungible tokens. Tied to the same blockchain technology used for cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, is it a fad, or here to stay? How will NFT impact buying, collecting and selling digital artwork? What about authenticated digital copies of fine art paintings? Will blockchain disrupt the fine art auction industry? Read more…