Danny Sullivan: After 21 Years it's Time For a Change
Original Air Date: June 29, 2017
Today on Webcology Jim is Riding Solo, well sort of. Kristine Schachinger sits in with Jim to talk about Google getting hit with a fine from the EU, and SearchEngineLand Founder and SMX Conference Chair Danny Sullivan Retiring.After 21 years running sites about and covering digital and search marketing, it’s time for a change for Danny Sullivan. He's becoming an advisor to Third Door Media, a shift from my position as chief content officer. Third Door Media is the company that he cofounded with the CEO Chris Elwell, VP of programming Chris Sherman and VP of sales Sean Moriarty. It publishes the Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, Digital Marketing Depot and MarTech Today sites and produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo and MarTech conferences. European Union regulators slapped Google with a record €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion) antitrust fine on Tuesday, the latest broadside fired at big American tech companies doing business in the region. The European Commission found that the U.S. tech giant denied "consumers a genuine choice" by using its search engine to unfairly steer them to its own shopping platform. Regulators said that Google must change its behavior within 90 days or face additional penalties.