Kill Creepy Robocalls with Google Pixel Phones

Full disclosure: I bought a Pixel 3 this week and it’s freaking amazing. Now that we got that out of the way, we can talk about one of its coolest features: robocall killing. Google Assistant now has an AI-powered feature that will answer suspected robocalls for you, “talk” to the robo-jerk-caller to make sure it’s not a legit call, then unceremoniously annihilate their annoying bot-butts by hanging up, reporting the number as spam, and blocking the number from calling your phone ever again. This is a good first step toward a full exorcism of spam calls, but we still have a long way to go until we shake that demon for good.

Read more at Slate

Stopping Scary Affiliate Fraud

Affiliate marketing is a great way to bring performance marketers and affiliates together to drive more traffic and conversions for brand campaigns. While many brands and performance agencies enjoy successful and mutually beneficial relationships, the history of affiliate fraud has scared off some brands and left the industry with an aura of distrust. The darkest days of affiliate fraud are behind us, but to banish it for good, we must actively work to detect, fight, and prevent it.

Read more at the Invoca Blog

Google + Disappears in the Night

I’ll keep this as short as the list of people who used Google +: It’s about damn time. A data hack scared away the last six users on the neglected social platform and Google made the decision to mercifully snuff it out. Luckily, we won’t have to worry about anyone resurrecting this one.

Read more at TechCrunch

Here’s to a fun and safe Halloween from everyone at Invoca!

Owen Ray

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Owen Ray is the Senior Content Marketing Manager at Invoca. Prior to that, he worked with SaaS companies like Aria Systems, Glassdoor, and Mindjet. Owen sharpened his writing tools at San Francisco State University and Bay Area newspapers before working his way into the Silicon Valley creative services set. He hails from Petaluma, California and definitely does not leave work early on Wednesdays to go drag racing at Sonoma Raceway.

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