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Google Drive

5 essential Google Drive extensions for Chrome
Save emails, capture web pages, and create documents without leaving your browser tab.
July 18, 2016
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CyberDuck 5 brings back Google Drive support, tweaks Mac user interface
Swiss open-source cloud-storage browser Cyberduck 5.0 has been released for Mac and Windows. the tool provides a friendly front-end for browsing a variety of different cloud servers, including FTP/SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Space.
May 26, 2016
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Evernote and Google Drive are coming together
If you're a fan of keeping notes and lists then you really have two main choices -- Evernote and Microsoft's OneNote. Both can be good methods of keeping track of things. for instance, keep a tab open in your browser to add items to a grocery list as you think of them, then arrive at the store and the list is on your phone.
May 16, 2016
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Google beta testing placeholders on Google Drive
Google has announced that it plans to introduce placeholders on Google Drive. the search giant is currently beta testing the new feature, which is officially called Drive File Stream, with the help of G Suite users as part of the Early Adopter Program.
March 10, 2017
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Google borks its Drive Windows app -- after pushing out unfinished buggy version to public
Silicon Valley's smartest still battling to fix outage
March 16, 2017
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Google brings more of its search features to Drive
Say what you want about Google, but most people love the company for its plethora of free services, like Search, Gmail, Chrome and much more. Today, the search giant brings better integration to one of its popular services -- Drive.
September 20, 2016
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Google Drive adds annual billing options, but Microsoft offers a better deal for some users
Google is adding new annual billing options to its cloud storage service, providing a discount to those willing to pay for a year up front. that will come as a welcome addition for many users, but depending on how much storage you need, you may well find that Microsoft offers a better deal.
December 22, 2016
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Google Drive dumps Windows XP and Vista, now what?
Google Drive is dumping official support for Windows XP and Vista. Here are some options for anyone running those systems.
October 30, 2016
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Google Drive gets more Google-like with debut of smarter search
The search box in Google Drive is getting an upgrade that will make it function more like Google Search, Google announced this morning. the improvements include a new autocorrect feature which will help by suggesting corrections to misspelled search terms, as well as support for natural language processing. that means you can now search for files on Drive using language that's more like the way you speak in real life.
September 20, 2016
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Google Drive has a ton of new updates that make it a lot more enticing for business
Team drives, quick access, and taking up less space on your computer
March 9, 2017
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Google Drive now lets you find docs using natural-language queries
You can type in a search query as if you were asking a simple question in everyday speech.
September 20, 2016
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Google Drive offering discount when you prepay for bulk storage
Bulk discounts available for 100GB and 1TB only.
December 21, 2016
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Google Drive offers sweet prepaid subscriptions for 100GB and 1TB users
Power users can now get 100GB and 1TB plans for less.
December 21, 2016
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Google Drive update makes it a little easier to switch from iPhone to Android
New backup method lets you bring your contacts, calendars, and photos with you when you jump ship.
December 14, 2016
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Google updates Drive with a focus on its business users
Google today announced a number of major updates to Drive, its online file storage service, which all aim to make it more useful for the company's business and enterprise users. In addition, the company announced that Drive now has 800 million daily active users, which probably makes it the largest online file storage service in the market today.
March 9, 2017
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Google Drive will let users stream files from the cloud
New enterprise-focused features allow for legal hold, team folders and more
March 9, 2017
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How to mount your Google Drive on Linux with google-drive-ocamlfuse
If you're looking for an easy way to mount your Google Drive folders to a Linux box, Jack Wallen shows you how with the help of google-drive-ocamlfuse.
June 2, 2016
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How to quickly find out what's using up your Google Drive space
If your Google Drive account is running out of space, discover the quickest way to find out which files are causing the problem and what you can do about it.
June 7, 2016
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How to set up and use Google Drive on Android
Google Drive is one of the handiest cloud storage services around, giving you 15GB of free space, which you can access from just about any device with an internet connection. the age of USB thumb drives is over.
July 29, 2016
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Microsoft's Outlook.com adds Google Drive and Facebook photo integration
Pretty soon you'll be able to send Facebook photos and Google Drive documents via email inside Outlook.com.
September 16, 2016
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OneDrive, Box, Dropbox, Office 365, Google Drive: how Their Storage Compares
When taking Richard Hay's app tour of the new Dropbox app, I was particularly struck by his assessment of whether or not Dropbox was actually a good value for customers. Dropbox is ubiquitous in some circles, but does ubiquity mean quality or value? I decided to take a look at a few common cloud-based storage services and compare their free offerings, their lowest paid offerings, and their feature sets. this way, it would be easy to see which cloud-based storage system works best for different users and their budgets.
May 23, 2016
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Outlook.com adds new features to support Google Drive and Facebook photos
Microsoft today announced some new features that are coming to Outlook.com. Before you get excited, this is only for users that have been migrated to the new Outlook.com. If you're still on the old version, you'll just have to wait until Microsoft clears up its murky schedule of when it wants to upgrade the rest of us.
September 15, 2016
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Outlook.com adds support for Google Drive files
Microsoft is making three changes to Outlook.com today, with Google Drive support the big addition. While Outlook for iOS and Android already support Google Drive access, Microsoft is extending this directly to Outlook on the web.
September 15, 2016
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Outlook.com gains sharing support for Google Drive and Facebook
Microsoft is continuing to add new features and functionality to Outlook.com.
September 15, 2016
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Outlook.com users can now access their Google Drive files and Facebook photos
Microsoft's free web email service Outlook.com has added support for accessing files stored in Google Drive. It has also added support for accessing and attaching photos from a Facebook account.
September 15, 2016
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Google Earth

Five to Try: Google Earth goes 3D, and Guardians of the Galaxy gets interactive
Hit the play Store for this week's freshest Android apps and games.
April 21, 2017
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Forgot about Google Earth? Google aims to jog your memory
The search giant rebuilds Google Earth from the ground up, letting you travel from the Eiffel Tower to Bryce Canyon. and it's now on mobile and the web.
April 18, 2017
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Google Adds Search Function, Oculus Support to Google Earth VR
Google added support for Oculus Touch controllers to the popular Google Earth VR application. the company also added a search function so you don't need to be a geography whiz to find your favorite vacation spot on the map.
April 18, 2017
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Google Earth and Maps get sharper satellite imagery
When Google Earth was first released, it was life-changing. While people take it for granted now, seeing aerial views of the entire planet -- including something as mundane as your neighbor's roof -- was something many folks never thought possible. this satellite imagery is now used in other mapping solutions, such as the ubiquitous Google Maps, giving us the ability to see the world from the comfort of our homes.
June 27, 2016
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Google Earth for Chrome & Android gets upgraded with guided tours, more discovery features
As reported earlier this month, Google today has unveiled its new vision for Google Earth, the software that combines satellite imagery, topographic maps and 3D cities, to help you better visualize the planet. the company is now rolling out an update for Google Earth for web and Android, two years in the making, that will introduce features like guided tours, Knowledge cards, as well as Google's classic "I'm feeling lucky' button for more spontaneous discoveries, and more.
April 18, 2017
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Google Earth gets a new home on the Web, fancy "guided tour' section
Google Earth's "Voyager" section can whisk you away to Earth's most interesting places.
April 18, 2017
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Google Earth's Timelapse update illustrates 30 years of climate change
Watch as the planet is irreversibly changed
November 29, 2016
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Google expands Earth with new VR tours, but Daydream support nowhere to be seen
The new app for Chrome and Android brings new locations and search to VR.
April 18, 2017
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Google expands Earth with new VR tours, but Daydream support nowhere to be seen
The new app for Chrome and Android brings new locations and search to VR.
April 18, 2017
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Google explains how Earth's incredible 3D imagery and Pixel's live wallpapers were made
Google yesterday launched a revamped version of Google Earth, introducing an entire section for professional guided tours and an overhauled user interface, among other improvements. One of the biggest highlights of the new release, however, is the platform's improved 3D capabilities, Google says, and for a good reason. Google Earth has a new "3D' button that quickly makes flat satellite imagery pop, and although it works better in some locations than others, the enhanced 3D view can oftentimes deliver some pretty impressive views.
April 19, 2017
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Google just launched a revamped version of Google Earth, and it's awesome!
Four days ahead of Earth Day, Google has unveiled the revamped version of Google Earth, and it brings a lot of cool new features to the table, such as improved 3D capabilities and professional guided tours. Two years in the making, the brand-new version of Earth is available on the web, while an update for the Android version of the app is rolling out on Google Play.
April 18, 2017
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'New Google Earth' is here to show you the beauty of our planet, diversity of cultures
Last week Google announced it would be launching an overhauled version of Google Earth, its popular geographic software. Now, the new Google Earth is here offering improvements in navigation, an easier way to share points of interest, and curated collections of wonderful places around our pale blue dot.
April 19, 2017
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New version of Google Earth goes live with guided tours and 3D maps
Google Earth has been on autopilot for the last few years as Google busied itself with other things. Now, the product is getting its first major update since 2012 with staggeringly cool 3D maps, guided tours, and a whole lot more. you don't even need to download anything special to check it out on your computer (as long as you use Chrome). Simply head over to the new and improved Earth web interface. for Android users, there's also a new version of the Earth app rolling out.
April 19, 2017
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The new Google Earth lacks some important tools for researchers
Fortunately, Google says it will keep the classic desktop app up to date
April 19, 2017
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Google Glasses

First Responders Give Google Glass a Second Life
Augmented Reality Helps Identify Patients Who Urgently Need Care
September 19, 2016
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Google bans ads for payday loans
New guidelines going into effect in July will block ads for questionable loans that require quick repayment or super-high interest rates.
May 11, 2016
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Google BigQuery Adds new Public Datasets
Stack Overflow recently announced making its dataset available through Google's BigQuery. Using regular SQL statements, developers can query the full set of Stack Overflow data including posts, votes, tags, and badges.
January 5, 2017
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Google Calendar helps you keep your workout resolution with Fit, Health integration
App update lets you keep your activity synced with your goals.
January 6, 2017
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Google Calendar now integrates with Google Fit to track your workout goals
New Year's means new Year's Resolutions, and everyone wants to help you lose weight, exercise more, eat better, or whatever else you drunkenly decided to do over the holidays. Even us. Google Calendar wants to help you with them, with their Goals on Google Calendar.
January 6, 2017
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Google Glass flopped, but Intel still likes smart glasses
A tiny new computer system called Joule powers smart safety glasses -- for assembly-line workers, not the general public.
August 16, 2016
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Google Glass technology may slow down response time
Heads-up display technology -- think Google Glass -- offers lots of information to users in seconds, literally in front of their eyes. Access to information is critical in today's fast-paced world, but new research indicates that the multitasking needed to process that readily available information may slow down the brain's response time.
November 22, 2016
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Google Hangouts API gets hung out to dry
Draw with your face? Conference call ping pong? not any more. Google today quietly revealed that it will shut down the Hangouts API, preventing new apps from being built and shutting off existing apps on April 25th. There was no blog post about this, just an updated FAQ and email notification to developers active on the API, forwarded to us by one of these devs.
January 6, 2017
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Google I/O

Google I/O 2017 will be back at the Shoreline Amphitheater from May 17 to 19
Google hasn't quite made this official yet, but after its Firebase and Google Developers Twitter accounts posted a link to a few puzzles earlier today, the boffins over at Hacker News quickly figured out when and where Google's 2017 I/O developer conference will take place. Just like last year, the Shoreline Amphitheater – and a bunch of big tents around it – will play host to I/O. Once again, it'll also be a three-day event. the dates are May 17 to 19.
January 24, 2017
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Google I/O 2017: Sticking with Shoreline is a smart move
I'm heartened that Google hasn't given up on what was a good idea, imperfectly executed.
January 25, 2017
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Google I/O returns to Shoreline Amphitheater from May 17-19
Now we know when Google I/O is.
January 24, 2017
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Google opens registrations for I/O developer conference
After announcing its plans to do so last week, Google has opened registrations for its annual developer conference.
February 22, 2017
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Internet solves Google I/O invite. Answer: May 17-19
The search giant's big software confab is returning to the Shoreline Amphitheater, right in Google's backyard.
January 24, 2017
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This year's Google I/O is happening May 17th--19th
This year's Google I/O will take place from May 17th through the 19th at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, Google revealed today through an elaborate puzzle. the company tweeted a cryptic link, as first spotted by 9to5 Google, on its developer Twitter account.
January 24, 2017
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You can start planning your Google I/O 2017 schedule now and reserve yourself a seat
Some changes mean you'll want to sort out your schedule right away.
April 28, 2017
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Google Music

Forthcoming Google play Music update to bring UI overhaul
Google announced today that a forthcoming update to the company's popular Music streaming app, Google play Music, will introduce a design overhaul along with new features set to streamline the experience.
November 14, 2016
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Google play Music becomes the default music app on Samsung phones and tablets
Samsung customers will get a three-month trial and ability to upload 100,000 songs to play Music.
April 21, 2017
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Google play Music becomes the default player on Samsung phones and tablets, plus doubles free storage
To coincide with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Google has announced a new partnership with Samsung. the deal means that Google play Music will be the default music player and music service on all phones and tablets from the Korean manufacturer around the world.
April 21, 2017
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Google play Music revamps its home screen and builds more diverse playlist recommendations
The mobile app will automatically store music offline based on recent listening history while tapping into your location and other factors for music suggestions.
November 14, 2016
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Google play Music to be default on all new Samsung devices; offers double free storage
Samsung will make Google play Music the default music player for all future Samsung smartphones and tablets worldwide, starting with the just-launched Galaxy S8 and S8+. In exchange, Google has promised that its music service will work in harmony with Samsung's very own Bixby personal assistant.
April 21, 2017
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Google taps into your life to personalize its streaming music
Google play Music will be using big data and machine learning to tailor music suggestions
November 15, 2016
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Microsoft's Groove Music Maker is the coolest thing they didn't announce today
Today's Microsoft event in New York City was all about creators and creativity, but the focus was firmly on inking and visuals - what about musicians?
October 26, 2016
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New partnership makes Google play Music the default on all Samsung devices, with double the storage capacity
Samsung and Google today announced a new partnership that will make Google play Music the default music player and music service including on new Samsung phone and tablets worldwide, starting with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+. the deal comes with an added bonus for Samsung users -- they'll be able to upload up to 100,000 of their own songs to Google play Music for free.
April 21, 2017
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Samsung Android owners will get special Google play Music features
Google play Music has joined Samsung's galaxy of pre-installed apps as the default music player.
April 21, 2017
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Samsung to Make Google play Default Music App on all Devices
If you're planning to order one of Samsung's new Galaxy S8 devices today, you'll also be getting a little bit more -- or at least Google hopes you do: Google play Music streaming service will now be the default music app on Samsung devices.
April 21, 2017
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Some Google Pixel owners say they've been experiencing problems with backups for months
Some owners of Google's Pixel flagship phones have been experiencing ongoing issues with backing up data from their devices. the reports on Google's support forums go back months, with some users complaining about the problems since shortly after the Pixel and Pixel XL launched in October 2016.
April 21, 2017
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Google Photo

32 tips and tricks for Google Photos
Got Google Photos? this guide will help you get around the service like a pro.
December 9, 2016
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Google announces easier ways to share in Photos
Google announced new features for its Photos service today, including the ability to share images and videos more easily. the company is also promising that it's "upping our game when it comes to automatic creations."
September 19, 2016
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Google Photos 2.0 drops in new album sorting options
A few other changes make their way into the latest version, though we're still waiting to edit profile pictures like you can on iOS.
September 15, 2016
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Google Photos adds themed 'concept movies' and in-app sharing
Getting emotional
September 19, 2016
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Google Photos begins creating animations from videos, gets smarter about fixing sideways pictures
You may start seeing more frequent memories to help you capture all those small moments of a young child growing up.
October 14, 2016
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Google Photos brings electronic stabilization to your old and shaky family videos
The new feature will stabilize videos in your library that weren't taken with a steady cam.
April 12, 2017
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Google Photos can now stabilize all your shaky phone camera videos
Google Photos is where all my photos are. Long ago I was a man of SmugMug, and then Flickr, and then at some point spent days and days copying years of images to iCloud Photo Library before eventually disregarding that and switching to Google. what can I say? I'm a simple person who can be easily delighted and swayed by automatic GIF creation and reliable backups.
April 13, 2017
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Google Photos can now turn videos into GIFs, fix sideways photos & more
Google Photos was already one of the smartest cloud photo services available today, thanks to its search technology and built-in assistant that automatically creates collages, animations and more from your uploads. Now, the company is upgrading its service again, with a bevy of new features aimed at helping you revisit your memories and generally better enjoy your photos.
October 13, 2016
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Google Photos improves sharing and builds up movie making skills
Sending photos is much easier if you and the recipient are using Google's all-in-one image service.
September 20, 2016
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Google Photos latest update brings impressive video stabilization to any phone post-capture
Google Photos is getting a big update that brings a ton of new features to the popular service, but there is one in particular that deserves a special mention: stabilization.
April 13, 2017
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Google Photos now lets you send images to your TV using AirPlay
About time
April 24, 2017
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Google Photos on the web now lets you easily tweak the date and time of multiple photos
Chances are, at one point or another, you've wished you could easily change the date and time of multiple photos at once, and now you can do just that with Google Photos on the web. Whether you need to quickly account for time zones, or just reorganize your library, you can now select multiple photos and use "Edit date & time" to do so.
May 24, 2016
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Google Photos update brings additional backup option, faster sharing
Google Photos is one of the several apps that have been updated by Mountain View company this week. the application got two new features that will soon be available to all users on Android and iOS devices.
March 22, 2017
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Google Photos update makes themed slideshow movies for you
The search giant's latest trick for its Photos app automatically gathers pics with similar content and creates movies based on those memories.
September 19, 2016
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Google Photos update simplifies sharing, launches new automatic creations
It's now even easier to share from Google Photos to anyone, no matter what.
September 19, 2016
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Google Photos Update Stabilizes Shaky Videos
The latest version of Google Photos reportedly includes a video stabilization feature.
April 21, 2017
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Google Photos ups its movie and sharing game
One of Google Photos' standout features has long been its ability to automatically create short movies whenever it recognizes you went on a trip. Until now, though, the system that built those movies mostly used time and location (as well as some image recognition tools) as markers for which photos to include. Starting today, Google is going beyond simply making these vacation-/trip-related movies and is launching its first theme-based movies for Google Photos, too.
September 19, 2016
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Google PhotoScan turns your smartphone into a scanner for your old photos
Despite the name, smartphones are generally used for anything but traditional phone related activities -- and one of the most popular usages of the devices is snapping photographs. But while an entire generation of photographers has grown up with digital photography, there are plenty of physical photos out there waiting to be digitized.
November 16, 2016
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Google's new PhotoScan app gets your printed photos up to the cloud
It's getting even easier to build up a digital archive of your old photos.
November 15, 2016
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Google's new PhotoScan app will transform your prints into digital images
Google Photos is also getting a number of new editing tools so you can make more detailed tweaks to your existing images.
November 15, 2016
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Google's new PhotoScan app will transform your prints into digital images
Google Photos is also getting a number of new editing tools so you can make more detailed tweaks to your existing images.
November 15, 2016
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Google's new version of Hangouts looks a lot like Slack
The new tool features "rooms" and threaded conversations.
March 9, 2017
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Google's Photo Scan App makes Backing Up Old Snapshots Easy as Hell
This holiday season, there's a good chance you'll wind up going through dusty old printed photos with friends and family–photos you can't see anywhere on the web. That's because these old photos are usually confined to a shoe box or binder hidden in the basement or storage closet.
November 15, 2016
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How to create collages, animations, and movies in Google Photos
Google Photos can do more than just store and edit your photos.
April 14, 2017
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How to edit photos in Google Photos
Editing your photos is a breeze with Google Photos.
April 12, 2017
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How to manage existing albums, and create new albums with Google Photos
Google Photos puts control of your photos in your own hands.
April 13, 2017
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How to set up Google Photos
Never lose a photo again, once you've set up Google Photos.
March 27, 2017
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How to share photos from Google Photos
Sharing photos is easy whether you want to upload to Facebook or just share with one person.
March 24, 2017
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People are disappearing from Google Photos albums, but a fix is coming
Google is aware of the problem with the People folder and is working on a fix.
April 17, 2017
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Shared album comments bring added social flair to Google Photos
Google Photos is making it much easier to tease your friends and loved ones over that latest embarrassing picture in your shared album. Thanks to the latest update to Google's premiere photo app, people using a shared album can now leave comments on both the photos contained within and the album itself.
May 11, 2016
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Shared Google Photos albums get more social with new features
Those invited to a shared album can now comment and get 'smart' suggestions about which photos to add.
May 13, 2016
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The best part of taking a trip is Google Photos
Keep your vacation memories backed up and properly archived with the features built into Google Photos.
December 12, 2016
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Updated Google Photos uses AI to animate and auto-rotate your pictures... and more
Google Photos has received a fairly significant update that sees the arrival of four key new features. Three of them are focused on sharing and viewing your photos, but the fourth is an AI-powered auto-rotate function that ensures you'll no longer have to look at photos on their sides.
October 13, 2016
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You can now add comments to Google's shared photo albums
...but you still can't like them
May 11, 2016
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You can now use Google Photos to stabilize and share Apple Live Photos
It's now easier than ever to share your Live Photos with friends and family.
September 8, 2016
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Google Play

4K movies come to the Google play Movies & TV app
It may be getting a late start, compared with streaming services from Amazon and Netflix, but today Google play Movies & TV is adding 4K movies to its content library. Google says there are now over 125 movies in 4K resolution, using VP9, available for purchase via its web or mobile storefront. These can be streamed via a Chromecast Ultra, Sony Bravia Android TV, or Xiaomi Mi Box 3.
December 6, 2016
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4K movies start trickling into Google play Movies ahead of official rollout
We want to escape into the movies, and that means we need images as vivid, crisp, and clean as we can get them.
November 18, 2016
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9 free ways to get the most out of Google's play Music app
Even if you don't pony up $10 a month for play Music, you can still upload your music collection, create and save "instant" mixes," tweak your equalizer levels, set a sleep timer, and more.
December 1, 2016
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10 million Google Cardboard VR viewers shipped to date
Google announced today that it has shipped 10 million units of its Google Cardboard VR viewer to date. the announcement was made earlier Tuesday at MWC by Google's VP of VR, Amit Singh. Apps for the viewer have been downloaded 160 million times.
February 28, 2017
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App category changes coming to Google play in the next two months
Google is hard at work improving its Google play app store. Just recently, Google rolled out the app-sharing Family Library feature and found a way to reduce data consumption when updating apps on Google Play. While those changes make life better for users interacting with apps they already own, Google's latest change to its play store will help Android users discover new and relevant apps better than before.
July 28, 2016
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Beware of Pokemon Go malware in Google Play
It may be easy to dismiss reports of Android malware as nothing more than fear mongering by clickbait-loving journalists and security companies, but not even apologists can argue with the fact that the threat is real when malware is approved on Google Play.
July 18, 2016
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Google beefs up play Store discovery, introduces strikethrough discounting
In an announcement at the Game Developer Conference, Google unveiled a series of initiatives designed to boost developers' success in the play Store.
February 27, 2017
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Google enables faster Exchange Services updates by adding it to the play Store
If you use Gmail with a Microsoft Exchange account, this should lead to more regular feature updates and bug fixes.
May 11, 2016
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Google gets better at flagging apps trying to fake their way into the play Store's top charts
Google today announced it's rolling out a new detection and filtering system on the play Store to crack down on those developers who use illegitimate means to boost their apps' rankings in the store's top charts. this will affect apps that use methods like fraudulent installs, fake reviews, and incentivized ratings, the company noted.
October 30, 2016
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Google is helping to spread fake news with its search results and Google Home
Google stands accused of spreading fake news through the "featured snippets" feature of its search engine. the problem is made worse by the company's Google Home speaker which parrots these snippets and presents them as fact.
March 6, 2017
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Google is seemingly testing some big changes to the play Store UI
Google is seemingly looking to revamp its play Store, with a number of changes having been spotted by users. These include category reshuffles, different-sized icons, a new carousel and a couple of other big alterations.
October 11, 2016
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Google Launches Cloud Spanner Public Beta
Google has launched the public beta for Cloud Spanner, its globally distributed relational database service. Part of Google Cloud Platform, it delivers both ACID transactions and high availability, appearing to violate CAP theorem.
February 28, 2017
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Google play Books brings bigger bubbles to your comics with machine learning
Google play Books for Android has received a new feature that's sure to make a few comic book fans happy. Bubble Zoom can make comics easier to read, finding and automatically enhancing speech bubbles one at a time as you read.
July 21, 2016
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Google play Books 'Bubble Zoom' makes it easier to read comics
Zoom in on speech bubbles with a tap
July 21, 2016
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Google play brings new developer features for subscriptions, refunds and Early Access
Google play has announced a series of new features for Google play developers alongside their Playtime developer event going on today in San Francisco. Among the announcements today are new features that could mean great things for users looking for the newest apps and the best deals.
November 3, 2016
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Google play doing even more to remove fake reviews and ratings
Fighting dishonest app reviews is a never-ending battle.
November 29, 2016
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Google play Early Access is now open to even more developers
Google rolled out the Early Access program on Google play earlier this year, giving users the ability to try out beta apps before they made their debut. Google hand-picked the apps that were allowed into Early Access during the initial rollout, but the company is now letting developers nominate apps and games for inclusion in the category.
September 1, 2016
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Google play expands the early access beta program to all Android devs
You'll soon get an opportunity to play around with more new apps before they hit the mainstream.
September 1, 2016
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Google play faces cat and mouse game with sneaky Android malware
Hackers constantly try to slip malware into the Google play store, and they succeed.
March 24, 2017
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Google play Family Library for apps, movies, and TV launches today
Here's how it will work
July 27, 2016
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Google play is cracking down on fake reviews and fraudulent install numbers
The latest move attempts to improve the app discovery process so it's not unfairly used by developers seeking an advantage.
October 30, 2016
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Google play Movies & TV finally gets Android TV playback right in new update
A much-needed tune-up in Google's latest Android TV app updates.
June 23, 2016
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Google play Movies is rolling out 4K rental and purchasing options
This will allow those with 4K televisions and a Chromecast Ultra to take full advantage of their capabilities, though the titles are going to cost you extra.
November 18, 2016
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Google play Music is now available in India
Google has finally launched its play Music store in India.
September 28, 2016
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Google play Music teams up with Runtastic to offer new workout playlists, free trials
In an effort to attract more users to its streaming music service, Google today has teamed up with fitness app Runtastic to offer the app's users a variety of new workout playlists, including songs for running that are over 130 beats per minute, that are powered by its music service. the songs are available for free within the app, in the 60 countries where Google play Music is currently available, says Google.
October 7, 2016
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Google play Music update adds small interface tweak, prepares for bigger things
You may only notice the new play buttons on lists, but the latest code has references several upcoming features.
July 15, 2016
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Google play Music's first original podcast is a guide to city soundtracks
Google play Music has today launched its first original podcast, City Soundtracks. Available on Google's streaming service (and on iTunes!), the series will offer listeners a guide round the musical highlights of different cities, with each stop on the tour chaperoned by a local artist. the show is hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway (of the podcast Song Exploder), and for its first three episodes will visit Austin, Texas with Spoon, new Orleans in LA with Big Freedia, and Oakland, California with Kehlani.
March 8, 2017
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Google play now considers user engagement, not just downloads, in ranking games
Google is making a significant change to how its app store, Google Play, will work in terms of making the best games more easily discoverable by end users. at the Game Developers Conference, the company announced that it recently tuned its app store algorithms to take into account user engagement, and not just downloads, in order to better reward quality titles, as opposed to those that are just being installed in large numbers.
February 28, 2017
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Google play now offering 4K movies -- but there's a catch
If you have a 4K TV or monitor, you can enjoy Ultra HD content from the likes of YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon. you can get 4K Blu-rays, but you'll need a compatible player, and they aren't that cheap.
December 6, 2016
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Google play now ranks games according to engagement, not just downloads, and sale prices are go!
Google has announced a few changes to the play Store, one of which means that listings for games will be promoted not based solely on the number of downloads. the company is tweaking its algorithms to take into account how much time is spent playing games -- so a game which achieves large numbers of downloads but isn't played much will drop down the rankings.
March 1, 2017
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Google play pilot test in US introduces a 'free app of the week" section
Apple began offering a "free app of the week" back in 2012 as a means of highlighting some of the App Store's best titles and encouraging users to start downloading. Google, belatedly, is following in Apple's footsteps with its own newly launched "free app of the week" section on Google Play. However, we understand that Google has not yet committed to make this a full-time feature.
March 27, 2017
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Google play Store 6.9 lays the foundation for app streaming, VR purchases
The latest version of Google play won't effect your day-to-day use right now, but it teases us as to what soon will be.
August 02, 2016
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Google play Store is experimenting with glanceable features and details from reviews
The new Top Features section tries to make user reviews more useful by focusing on a few key details about each app.
August 15, 2016
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Google play Store officially allows paid apps to go on sale for free
Throughout the history of the Google play Store, we've seen plenty of deals on apps, but for the most part the lowest price you would ever see during a sale would be around 10 cents.
February 28, 2017
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Google play store unwraps new ways to subscribe, pay
The search giant introduces new pricing options for apps -- like limited-time subscriptions -- and makes a big play store push in emerging markets.
November 3, 2016
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Google play Store update will streamline the experience for beta app testing
It will be significantly easier to join, leave, and manage those beta apps.
May 16, 2016
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Google play will get better at suggesting quality games
There are so many games available on Google Play, that finding something to suit your tastes is often a difficult task. the problem is worsened in part due to how the play Store displays content — namely, sorted by number of installs.
March 1, 2017
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Google play will let you share the movies, apps, and music you buy with up to six people
Google is going to allow you to share the movies, music, and apps you purchase from its play Store amongst up to six of your family members, Gizmodo and CNET report. Content you buy from those stores can be shared across Android devices, Google's websites, and the Google play apps on iOS. Android apps, of course, only work on Android (and, soon enough, Chromebooks). it's called Google play Family Library, and it works pretty similarly to how Apple's family share program operates.
July 12, 2016
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Google play will suggest neglected apps for you to uninstall
So when space gets tight, you'll know what to cull.
June 1, 2016
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Google Play's beta testing program "Early Access" opens to more developers
Google is today expanding to more developers access to its "Early Access" beta testing program. this program, launched earlier this spring, gave Android developers the ability to better reach early adopters willing to try their app while still in beta, ahead of its public launch. Through the "Early Access" section on the Google play Store, users could discover a curated list of interesting, new applications to download.
September 1, 2016
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Here's why Google play Music needs an alarm feature
Recently, Google play Music added a sleep timer to its popular app at long last. If you fall asleep to music, congratulations – our phone doesn't have to run your lullaby all night! it's a wonderful addition to the app, one that brings two questions to my mind: where's a Material Dark theme so we aren't blinded listening before bed, and where's an alarm feature so we can wake up to music, too?
September 7, 2016
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How Google+ is finally embracing the enterprise
Google promoted Google+ to a core Google Apps service, which means that it is here to stay for Google Apps for Work customers. Here's what you need to know.
August 02, 2016
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How to avoid falling victim to Android app scams on Google Play
Android security is a serious problem, and the play store is a hotbed of malware. Here are a few simple tips for avoiding the wrong apps when you go looking for new ones.
August 19, 2016
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How to share and review apps in Google Play
Google play has a lot of app in the store... so how do you find the right ones?
October 22, 2016
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How to sign up for Google play Family Library
How can I share all my Google play apps, movies and music with my family?
July 29, 2016
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Like to support the underdog? Google play Store has an Indie Corner, though, it's a bit hidden
for the past couple of years, Google has been making strides to improve the searching and sorting experience in the play Store... albeit it has been very, very slow at implementing new features. for example, we have a filter to only see apps with a rating of 4+ stars if we use the desktop version of the Store, but no such option on mobile. But that's not the only feature you may not know about.
March 1, 2017
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Meteor to land on Earth March 1st; expect it to touch down in the Google play Store
Ever wonder how well a certain app will work on your phone based on the current network connection speed? Thanks to Meteor, you'll be able to easily see which messaging app will give you an Awesome, Very Good.
February 28, 2017
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Report: Google is again tweaking the play Store app's design
A few minor changes are making their way out into the wild, bringing a little more focus and clarity to Google's app marketplace.
November 7, 2016
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The Google play Store family plan is reportedly ready to launch
Share your purchased apps and media with five other family members.
July 13, 2016
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The Google play Store is getting a modest makeover with a few interface tweaks
You can finally zoom in on screenshots, and Google has renamed the 'Entertainment' section to 'Movies, Music, Books' to try and drum up more interest.
October 12, 2016
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Update to Google play Music allows users more control over sound quality
The latest update to Google play Music gives users more control over the quality of the music stream on their phone. Before the update, users could adjust the playback quality of wireless streaming only. Following the update, users can control wireless streaming quality, Wi-Fi streaming quality and download quality. the Wi-Fi streaming quality is set on "Always High" by default. other options include "Low," "Normal," and "High." the problem with having the quality on high is that you might see more buffering than normal.
March 16, 2017
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Zootopia now available to rent or buy on Google Play
Zootopia, the latest animated comedy from the folks at Disney, is now available to purchase and rent on Google Play.
June 7, 2016
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Algorithm-powered sorting comes to Google+ Communities
Just about all of the key players in social media have turned to algorithms to control the order in which posts appear in users' timelines. Google has already introduced algorithmic sorting for Google+, and now it is rolling out to Communities.
October 10, 2016
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Google+ gets a makeover, but will anyone care?
Social network has a new look and some new features rolling out this week.
September 1, 2016
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Google+ gets a new look that might make you care
Google's social network gets a redesign that might convince people to use it. all users will see the new interface by default.
August 30, 2016
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Google+ is five years old today
Somehow, don't ask me how, Google's zombie of a social network experiment has shambled its way to the grand age of five years old. That's right, Google+ was launched on June 28th, 2011, at a time when Google still thought it could head off the rising threat of Facebook and its irresistible urge to consume the entire internet. Like its predecessor Google Buzz, G+ failed to convince people to make it part of their everyday lives, even though it hooked into ubiquitous online services like Gmail, YouTube, and Google search.
June 28, 2016
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Google+ Still Exists for some Reason (And it's Getting an Update)
A new version of Google+ is rolling out to users starting today, and just like every version before it, you probably won't use it.
August 30, 2016
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Google's Hangouts still has a future: as an enterprise communication app
Google is giving Hangouts the business
August 16, 2016
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Misc. - Numbers

3 months with Google Home: Fun, functional, and frustrating
The sometimes-surprising realities of having Google's new virtual assistant in your home.
February 7, 2017
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7 more Google Maps for Android features you gotta try
Search and navigate in offline mode, add custom labels to locations, pick new icons for home and work, and more.
May 26, 2016
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10 things Google should add to Google Home right away
Google Home feels unfinished, but software updates can fix that
November 17, 2016
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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Maps Master
Google Maps has been available for more than 10 years now, and since its launch, a huge swatch of features and functions have been added to the service. Are you sure you know all of them? Here are our favorite tips and tricks for getting more out of Google's mapping service.
August 08, 2016
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14 eyebrow-raising things Google knows about you
Some are fascinating, others are frightening -- but here's how to find out what Google has on you.
December 14, 2016
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2017 Predictions: Google Wants to (Literally) be Everywhere you Are
The story of Android in 2016 was about more than just the operating system. It was about Google's real ambition: Total ubiquity in everyone's lives.
December 27, 2016
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#FredinChina: Google Tilt Brush, from sci-fi to reality
I'm Fred Raillard, CEO, Co-founder and Creative Chief Officer of FRED & FARID, a social, content, tech solutions for brands company based in Paris, Shanghai, Beijing and new York. In partnership with FRED & FARID, BFM Business launches #FredinChina, a social media podcast in "Chine Hebdo", the weekly radio broadcast of Mathieu Jolivet. #FredinChina is essential to know and understand the world's largest economy.
May 16, 2016
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Misc. - A

A Brazilian judge has blocked $6 million in Facebook funds, says report
More fallout from WhatsApp's legal fight
July 1, 2016
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A Bunch of new Companies Just Pulled Their Google Ads Over Racist Videos
Yet more companies are pulling their ads from Google and YouTube because of fears the ads would appear alongside offensive content, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal.
March 24, 2017
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A Google employee is suing the company for being too confidential
And operating an internal 'spying program'
December 20, 2016
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A Google search could have prevented a Somali terrorist from working security at Dulles airport
Airport security has been a big deal since the September 11, 2001 attacks that took down the World Trade Centers and damaged the Pentagon. But it's often criticized as being a facade of security and not real protection.
June 1, 2016
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A huge fine for Google could come soon in EU antitrust investigation
A $3.4 billion fine could be announced by this summer, one report says.
May 16, 2016
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Ad personalization from Google -- giving power to the people, or a privacy nightmare?
Online ads aren't going away anytime soon, and that'll keep the likes of Adblock Plus in business for the foreseeable future. But if you choose not to use an ad blocker and are therefore going to be bombarded with ads, they might as well be ads that are relevant to you, right?
June 29, 2016
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After advertisers complained, Google promises to keep ads away from 'offensive content'
The company said it may also limit the kinds of videos users upload to YouTube.
March 21, 2017
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After arriving at 100th railway station in India, Google's WiFi is set to hit another 100 in 2017
Last September, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a fairly ambition plan to bring free WiFi to 400 railway stations across India, a goal that would cover 10 million passengers a day, by the company's count, making a small but meaningful impact on the estimated one billion-plus people in the country who aren't connected to the internet.
December 29, 2016
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After the death of a friend, healing in a human social network
The first large-scale study of recovery and resilience after a death in a friend group -- based on analysis of interactions in 15,000 anonymized networks on Facebook -- finds that when a friend dies, we get closer to that person's friends. the social network repairs itself in ways that keep our total connectedness the same.
April 24, 2017
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Allo, privacy, are you there? Google keeps your messages forever
By leaving it up to you to delete your messages, Google says its AI-driven Allo chat app can do a better job. But your privacy is a trade-off.
September 21, 2016
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Alphabet and Google's very bad no good summer
What the heck is going on over there?
September 2, 2016
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Alphabet is sending hundreds of staff from its internet access unit to Google
The subsidiary, called Access, also has a new CEO.
February 15, 2017
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Alphabet Q4 2016: $6.59bn net income on $26bn revenue, 99% of which came from Google
It's been about a year and a half now since Alphabet Inc. was created as a parent company for Google and its various "moonshots". Today, the firm announced its earnings for the fourth quarter of its 2016 fiscal year; it brought in revenue of $26.064 billion, with earnings-per-share (EPS) coming in at $9.36 and GAAP EPS at $7.56. this made for a 22% increase in revenue year-over-year (YoY), and a 16% increase from last quarter.
January 26, 2017
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Alphabet says balloons beat drones for internet delivery
The Google parent has shut down its Titan project
January 12, 2017
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Alphabet's stock price reaches new highs as Google posts strong earnings
Google, along with Facebook, now dominates online advertising
April 27, 2017
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AlphaGo Round 2: Google's AI to Compete Against Top Go Players
Last year, Google's AlphaGo AI, which was based on the core DeepMind AI technology, played a historic series of matches against Lee Sedol, an 18-time world champion at the Go board game. this year, after many requests from the Go community, Google plans to pit the AlphaGo AI against Ke Jie, the world's current no. 1 player.
April 10, 2017
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Amid boycott, Google changes ad policy to give advertisers more control
More policing tools for both sides of the aisle.
March 21, 2017
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An ethical Google won't break the internet, leaked EU report finds
Making Google a good corporate citizen and pay creators fairly won't break the internet, a leaked impact study on copyright suggests.
August 25, 2016
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An 'Interview' with Google's new Digital Assistant
Alphabet Inc.'s Google unit introduced a new digital assistant Wednesday. Bloomberg News put the system through its paces by asking questions, some of which were suggested by AI experts including Oren Etzioni, head of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. other questions were suggested by Google's Allo messaging service, through which the interview took place.
September 21, 2016
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Android Things is Google's new platform for building IoT devices
Android Things brings IoT into the development environment so many already know.
December 13, 2016
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Anti-Google research group in Washington is funded by Oracle
At least 17 news articles have cited research by the "nonprofit watchdog group."
August 19, 2016
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Apple Maps in iOS 10 will watch you, even if you're using Google Maps
Apple appears to have a plan to make Apple Maps more compelling than Google Maps: let its software watch everything you do and offer to help whenever possible.
June 15, 2016
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Apple Photos versus Google Photos, What's Better?
Nothing is more important to us than our precious digital photos, so keeping them stored safely in the cloud is crucial. the problem is, both Apple and Google have great photo-storage services, and it's hard to know which one is actually better. Here's how Apple Photos and Google Photos stack up against each other.
August 26, 2016
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Apple using drones to take on Google Maps
It's a bird! it's a plane! it's an Apple drone!
December 2, 2016
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Apple, Microsoft and Google race to introduce your kid to coding
With the new Swift Playgrounds app, Apple is trying to make the next generation computer literate, just the latest tech giant to take up the cause.
June 14, 2016
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Appointments is the latest app from Google's internal incubator, Area 120
Google's internal startup incubator, Area 120, unveiled last year, has to date led to the creation of a number of projects, including a personal stylist app Tailor, a voice messenger Supersonic, and most recently, an app for watching YouTube videos together called Uptime. We've now spotted another app in development over there called Appointments, a salon booking tool.
April 26, 2017
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As ad boycott picks up pace, Google knows it doesn't have to worry
Why the agencies will come crawling back
March 23, 2017
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Ask Google Allo to open the pod bay doors. see what happens
The new messaging app's Google Assistant bot has a cosmic Easter egg inspired by "2001: a Space Odyssey."
September 21, 2016
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At 5, Google play calls out Adele, Candy Crush as most popular
The search giant's online store turns five. Among its most popular content: lots of Facebook apps and a movie that caused an international incident.
March 6, 2017
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'At least I can walk away with my dignity' — Streetmap founder after Google lawsuit loss
Kate Sutton talks to El Reg about search and maps
February 20, 2017
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AT&T and Verizon pull ads from Google and YouTube over hate speech
AT&T and Verizon today joined a growing list of companies in both the US and Europe that are pulling advertising from YouTube and millions of Google-partnered websites. the reasoning stems from the potential for big-name brands' ads to appear next to videos and other content containing hate speech, including white nationalist, sexist, and homophobic content and videos and sites created by and designed for the purpose of promoting terrorism.
March 22, 2017
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AT&T Charges Ahead with Fiber Internet While Google Languishes
Superfast fiber internet--promising download speeds of a 1000 megabits per second--is a tantalizing but far-off prospect for many people, and even those who live in major cities often can't access it. it's exciting, then, when news comes along that a big internet service provider will expand its fiber access.
March 24, 2017
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AWS buys Cloud9 IDE in snub to Google
It's one of the last popular, independent cloud-based developer environments
July 14, 2016
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AWS cloud cash share: Bigger than Microsoft, IBM, Google COMBINED
Cloud democratising IT? Nah, it's shared by even fewer players
February 7, 2017
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AWS follows Google with Reserved Instance flexibility changes
RI discounts can now be broken down into smaller VMs if needed
March 14, 2017
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AWS public cloud is twice as big as Microsoft, Google, IBM combined
A new report into revenue for the third quarter shows what a significant lead Amazon Web Services has in the public cloud market.
November 1, 2016
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Misc. - B

Big-in-Russia's Yandex launches itself at a Google world
We slap Google-y eyes on the launcher
March 17, 2017
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BlackBerry's new best pals: Microsoft, Google, Samsung
'I cannot buy everything. Or manage everything' ... we need partners -- Chen
July 26, 2016
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Boeing is using Google Glass to build airplanes
At least someone is using it
July 14, 2016
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Both Microsoft and Google are making hardware, though for different reasons
Google is a Search company that has ventured into hardware. Microsoft is a software company that has done the same. Why?
January 9, 2017
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Building an AI Chip Saved Google from Building a Dozen new Data Centers
GOOGLE OPERATES what is surely the largest computer network on Earth, a system that comprises custom-built, warehouse-sized data centers spanning 15 locations in four continents. But about six years ago, as the company embraced a new form of voice recognition on Android phones, its engineers worried that this network wasn't nearly big enough.
April 5, 2017
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Business travelers: Use Google Maps 'areas of interest' to find cool stuff in new cities
Google Maps was recently updated with a new design, color scheme, and "areas of interest," which show areas that are full of restaurants, bars and shops
July 26, 2016
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Misc. - C

Can Google Automate your Break-Up?
One Man Put the Smart Reply Email Assistant Through Its Paces
June 30, 2016
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Charter, like AT&T, sues Louisville to stall Google Fiber
Charter also claims 1st Amendment violation of right to "speak" as TV provider.
October 5, 2016
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Check out Google Earth's amazing new satellite imagery from Landsat 8
Earlier this week, Google announced that it upgraded the satellite imagery on Google Maps and Google Earth with data collected from Landsat 8. with finer detail, more accurate colors, and a faster rate of capture, these new images from the US government make Google's consumer-facing services better than ever.
June 28, 2016
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Class-action age discrimination lawsuit against Google goes forward
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Google accusing the company of discriminating against older job seekers and employees. the case against the company has been certified by the Northern California District Court, which is allowing aggrieved applicants aged 40 and older to join together to file a single suit.
October 10, 2016
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Cloud platform lets marketers deliver personalized Google Ads
Google Ads has proved itself an effective tool for gaining new business, but it's a rather less useful way of targeting existing customers.
August 25, 2016
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Conference Recap: Google Cloud Next
Cloud enthusiasts from around the world attended Google Cloud Next to hear an update from the search giant. Three broad themes emerged from the many keynotes and 200+ sessions: service scale and maturity, usable machine learning, and enterprise-friendliness.
March 14, 2017
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Could machine learning help Google's cloud catch up to AWS and Azure?
Evernote says the company's top level ML services were a major draw when moving to the cloud
September 13, 2016
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Court orders Google to produce emails stored abroad
An appeals court had taken a different view in a lawsuit involving Microsoft
February 6, 2017
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Cuckoo! Google settles into Nest, starts folding dev platform
And Brillo becomes Android Things
December 13, 2016
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Misc. - D

Delete Google Maps? Go ahead, says Google, we'll still track you
Google play services need constant location info
September 12, 2016
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Department of Labor sues Google over wage data
Google has refused to comply with a request related to its federal contracts, the agency says
January 4, 2017
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Developers can now test their apps for Android N in the Google play Store
You won't have to wait weeks after Android N's release to find out if your favorite apps are compatible.
June 15, 2016
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Does Google's AutoDraw AI grasp modern art better than you?
The tech company is unleashing its neural network to make your sketches and doodles prettier. But how does it go with Picasso?
April 12, 2017
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Don't click on that: Google updates email warnings
The company will flag emails in two dangerous scenarios: untrustworthy links and sketchy senders.
August 10, 2016
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Don't be evil: Googler sues Google over restrictive confidentiality policies
Google's longstanding motto was "Don't be evil." So has the company been meeting that goal?
December 21, 2016
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Don't laugh: Google's Parsey McParseface is a serious IQ boost for computers
Google offers free use of SyntaxNet technology, a boon to anyone trying to get computers to understand natural human language.
May 13, 2016
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Misc. - E

Elizabeth Warren says Apple, Amazon and Google are trying to 'lock out' the competition
"The opportunity to compete must remain open for new entrants and smaller competitors."
June 29, 2016
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EU antitrust regulators are now going after Google's ad business
European Union antitrust regulators have sent two "statements of objections" to Google over its Adsense for Search platform, accusing the search giant of abusing its position by preventing third-party websites from showing ads from its competitors.
July 14, 2016
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EU eyes flaw in Google's cash machine
Getting closer to the source of infinite wealth
July 14, 2016
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EU gets ready to fine Google in Android antitrust suit
The European Commission sent a near-final version of its charge sheet to complainants last week
October 3, 2016
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EU goes after Google for AdSense monopoly; brings "broad range of additional evidence"
The European Union has just sent Google/Alphabet a new "statement of objections" with regards to the giant company's search results and its influence over the online advertising world. this expands the EU's probes into Google's practices, with the European Commission also investigating Google's position in online shopping comparison services, and the reach of its mobile operating system, Android.
July 14, 2016
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EU is preparing AdWords antitrust complaint against Google
This would be Europe's third set of antitrust charges against the company in less than two years
June 27, 2016
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EU levels more charges against Google
The charges in the areas of comparison shopping and advertising are in addition to those made against the company over Android
July 14, 2016
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EU mulls €3bn fine for Google
And it could just be the start
May 16, 2016
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EU reportedly won't investigate Google tax issues
But Europe's competition chief is still knee-deep in antitrust cases regarding Google search and Android.
October 10, 2016
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EU searches for huge penalty in Google antitrust case
Google's record fine from European Union. Euro competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said to return result in June.
May 16, 2016
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EU waves antitrust claims in Google's face, snarls 'You want some?'
Favours its own shopping service and restricts third-party websites, claims commish
July 14, 2016
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European antitrust charges ignore online shopping market, Google says
The commission's complaints fail to see a 'robustly competitive' marketplace
November 3, 2016
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European Union slams Google with more antitrust charges
The charges are in addition to those made against the company over Android
July 14, 2016
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Europe's competition cop says she'll monitor Google's ad-blocking efforts
Margrethe Vestager tweeted her concern.
April 20, 2017
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Even under Alphabet, Google executives keep the same old tight control over shares
New name, same old stock.
June 8, 2016
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Evernote enables sign-in with Google
Have to keep track of something like a to-do list, shopping list or other items? There are multiple apps that will handle this for you and sync across platforms, allowing your lists to go on the road with you. that ability is one of the keys to choosing a good note-taking app, but things such as easy sign-in are also important for most users.
November 4, 2016
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Evernote is moving all its data, machine learning tech to Google Cloud Platform
Evernote – the popular note taking and productivity startup with 200 million users – has built its reputation around an app that lets you record and track all your life's details hold them there, for life. Today, the company is shifting gears on the question of how it will keep hold of and track that information: Evernote is migrating all of its data, including some 5 billion notes, to Google's Cloud Platform. as part of that, it will also start to use Google's machine learning APIs to help access and use that data in different ways.
September 13, 2016
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Ex project manager suing Google for encouraging employees to spy on each other
A former, unnamed Google product manager is suing the Mountain View, CA company for claims that his former employer implements shady confidentiality practices, including encouraging its employees to rat out each other. the complaint states that it violates Californian labor laws.
December 21, 2016
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Ex-Googler (and Cisco's newest board member) Amy Chang on her leap into startups
Wednesday night, at a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, venture capitalist Aileen Lee took the stage to interview Amy Chang, a former eBay product manager turned head of Google Analytics turned startup founder.
February 10, 2017
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Misc. - F

Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter crack down on online hate speech in EU
The companies will hide illegal online hate speech from EU users within 24 hours of notification
May 31, 2016
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Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Microsoft agree to EU hate speech rules
New "code of conduct" aims to combat illegal hate speech and terrorist propaganda
May 31, 2016
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Facebook, Twitter, Google sued by father of student killed in Paris terror attacks
A man whose daughter was killed in November's massacre accuses the companies of allowing ISIS to spread its propaganda on social media.
June 16, 2016
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Fake election news meltdown vortex sucks in Google
Never believe what you read online -- except this story, obviously
November 14, 2016
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First look: Google Cloud Machine Learning soars
Four, rich, pretrained machine learning APIs bring the smarts behind Google to your apps
July 28, 2016
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Five to Try: Google doubles up with Allo and Trips, and Paper Planes takes flight
Finish off the week with these fresh Android apps and games.
September 23, 2016
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Five to Try: Google opens its Science Journal, and Brothers is a beautiful adventure
Load up on fresh Android apps and games for the weekend ahead.
May 27, 2016
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For Google's X lab, it takes 3 things to become a moonshot
Astro Teller, the head of Alphabet's secretive research lab X, explains how it chooses projects and avoids working on tech that doesn't matter.
October 19, 2016
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For Google, the AI Talent Race Leads Straight to Canada
AMERICA'S BIGGEST TECH companies are remaking the internet through artificial intelligence. and more than ever, these companies are looking north to Canada for the ideas that will advance AI itself.
March 30, 2017
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Former Google Engineer Blasts Company's HR Practices After Sexual Harassment Revelation
Earlier today, Recode reported that Uber had asked its new SVP of engineering, Amit Singhal to resign after he failed to disclose the circumstances involved in his departure from Google. According to Recode, Singhal resigned from Google in early 2016 after an investigation into a sexual harassment claim brought against him by another employee. Singhal has denied the allegations, but according to Recode, Google found them "credible."
February 27, 2017
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Former Google search chief now rides with Uber
Amit Singhal, who led Google's search efforts for 15 years, is now the ride-hailing company's senior vice president of engineering.
January 20, 2017
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Founding exec Bill Maris quits Google Ventures
Doughnuts, anyone... Lovely fresh doughnuts for your lovely fresh comment. Hello?
August 11, 2016
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Foursquare adds list search to make its app more useful, as Google prepares its rival
Google Maps is preparing to roll out a list-making feature that lets you star places, favorite places, and make bucket lists. that has led Foursquare to now respond by making its own lists feature more useful. the company announced this morning it's introducing a new way to seek out lists on its app, through the launch of list search.
January 13, 2017
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Free Google app helps companies assess their vendors' security
The app contains questions for assessing Web application security, infrastructure security, data center security and privacy
March 8, 2016
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French tax police raid Google's Paris office
The raid is part of an investigation into whether Google should pay $1.8 billion in back taxes
May 24, 2016
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French to fight fake news with backing from Google, Facebook
A new project seeks to fact-check the French presidential election
February 6, 2017
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Frontier teams with AT&T to block Google Fiber access to utility poles
Frontier court filing supports AT&T lawsuit against Louisville, Kentucky.
July 1, 2016
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Fuchsia is the Upcoming Operating System by Google
Google is secretly working on a new operating system which is called Fuchsia. No one knows what it is right now except that it is a pile of growing code at the moment. the project is being called Fuchsia. Although sources indicate that Fuchsia will have a couple of new features what the OS is intended for is unknown as of right now.
August 16, 2016
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GCC Patch to Support Google's Fuchsia OS
It's been a while since last hearing anything of Google's experimental Fuchsia OS but it looks like things are moving along as they are now looking to merge support for it into the GCC compiler.
December 9, 2016
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Get ready for more ads on Google Maps
The search giant adds new ways for brands to lure people using its maps service. what this could mean for you: more stops at McDonald's during road trips.
May 24, 2016
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GitLab 8.16 now Includes Monitoring and Extends Auto Deploy to Google Container Engine
Following the introduction of auto-deploy to Kubernetes on OpenShift last month, GitLab 8.16 makes auto-deploy available on Google Cloud. Additionally, GitLab 8.16 improves its issue search and filter UI, and includes monitoring tool Prometheus and Slack-alternative Mattermost.
January 27, 2017
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Gmail for desktop now lets you stream video attachments
You no longer have to download video attachments to view them.
March 17, 2017
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Goodbye, YouTube annotations: Google ends support May 2
Google's going with Cards instead, because of mobile.
March 17, 2017
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Google & H&M's Ivyrevel will make you a dress customized using your personal data
At last year's Google I/O developer conference, Google introduced a new Awareness API that would allow for smarter applications that could understand where you were, what you were doing, what's nearby, and even the weather, in order to more intelligently react to your current situation. Today, Google introduced a new application that's taking advantage of this sort of data in order to...design you a dress.
February 6, 2017
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Google A4A will speed up the web by making ads far more efficient
These days, the web is all about advertising. Whatever type of site you visit -- news, entertainment, music, or whatever -- you are almost certain to encounter ads. Many people turn to ad blockers not just because ads can be irritating (and something of a privacy concern), but also because they can dramatically slow down browsing.
July 21, 2016
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Google adds handy shortcuts to help with searching in Google app update
The latest update to the Google app adds an array of categories for quickly getting information about sports, weather, entertainment, and lots more.
March 21, 2017
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Google adds new reasons to install its Duo and Allo apps
Updates will bring audio-only calls and file sharing to the video-calling and chat apps.
March 23, 2017
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Google adds real-time updates from the NHL & NBA directly to its search results
Google announced this afternoon it's adding new features to both Google Search and Google play Newsstand that will help people keep up with their favorite teams and their standings during the NBA and the NHL playoffs. In Search, you'll now find Knowledge Panels with information directly from the teams, like highlights, photos or GIFs, for NHL, NBA as well as MLB teams.
April 17, 2017
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Google adds Search shortcuts for places of interest, news topics and tools
Because typing takes too long.
March 21, 2017
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Google acqui-hires Kifi team to improve Google Spaces
This time, Google is acqui-hiring (you know, acquiring a company just to hire its employees) the small team at Kifi to work on Google Spaces. But what does this mean for Spaces, or Kifi for that matter?
July 13, 2016
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Google acquires Nevada land for future data center
Google has acquired a significant piece of land in Nevada, near Reno and Tesla's Gigafactory site, which will house a future data center, and could also host a testing track for Waymo, the Alphabet-owned autonomous driving company.
April 17, 2017
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Google Accelerating Video Understanding Research with 'YouTube-8M' Dataset
Google announced the release of a dataset of eight million labeled videos to help accelerate machine learning research for video understanding. it's called YouTube-8M.
September 28, 2016
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Google accused of stealing the idea for Project Loon
Space Data Corporation even has a picture of Sergey Brin holding one of its prototypes.
June 16, 2016
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Google acquires API.AI, a company helping developers build bots that aren't awful to talk to
Google has just disclosed that it has snatched up the team behind API.AI. API.AI provides tools to developers to help them build conversational, Siri-esque bots.
September 19, 2016
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Google acquires AppBridge to help enterprises move their files to its cloud services
Google today announced it has acquired AppBridge, a Vancouver, B.C.-based company that specializes in helping businesses move their files and data into the Google Cloud platform.
March 9, 2017
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Google acquires AWS training vendor Qwiklabs
The future of tutorials for the competing cloud platform seems uncertain
November 22, 2016
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Google acquires FameBit to connect YouTube creators with marketers
Google just announced that it has acquired FameBit, a marketplace that connects video creators with marketers who want to sponsor their content.
October 11, 2016
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Google acquires FameBit to help YouTubers cozy up to brands
Making sponsorships and paid promotion an explicit part of creator's economic strategy
October 11, 2016
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Google acquires media streaming and monetization platform Anvato
End-to-end video streaming and monetization platform Anvato announced recently that it has been acquired by Google, and that it will be joining the Google Cloud Platform team.
July 11, 2016
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Google acquires Qwiklabs to teach developers cloud skills
Google today announced that it has acquired Qwiklabs, a hands-on learning platform for those who want to become more familiar with operating cloud environments and writing applications that run on them.
November 21, 2016
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Google acquires video software company Anvato
Anvato's platform automates various stages involved in the publication and distribution of video content
July 8, 2016
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Google added fact checking: Facebook, it's your move now
Google yesterday announced it will introduce a fact check tag on Google News in order to display articles that contain factual information next to trending news items. now it's time for Facebook to take fact-checking more seriously, too.
October 14, 2016
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Google adds a color converter to its search engine
Google's search engine is well known for the myriad of tasks it can perform. Everything from image search, to smart filters, to unit conversions and translations. as of today, the most used search engine in the world has one more trick up its sleeve: an RGB to Hex converter for all you color buffs and artists.
October 11, 2016
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Google adds add-on support to Gmail
Here's some welcome news for Gmail users: Google is adding support for third-party add-ons that can integrate directly into the service. There are plenty of services that add functionality to Gmail already, of course, but they typically do that through a browser extension.
March 9, 2017
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Google adds commenting capabilities to shared albums in Photos
Plus, 'smart suggestions' should make it easier to organize your images.
May 11, 2016
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Google adds fact-check label in Brazil, Mexico and Argentina
Fact check -- that little tag that shows up in front of some articles in Google News -- is working its way around the world.
February 15, 2017
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Google adds High Dynamic Range (HDR) video support to YouTube
For some millennials, YouTube stars are more important than popular pop musicians or famous Hollywood actors. Older folks may not understand this phenomenon, but it actually makes a lot of sense -- YouTube is a platform where many young people spend their time.
November 7, 2016
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Google adds new services to its cloud machine-learning products
Enhancements are aimed at democratizing access to cloud machine intelligence
November 15, 2016
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Google adds quick and useful home screen shortcuts to now on Tap
Android's underused assistant gets an upgrade
June 16, 2016
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Google adds song lyrics to search results
And a new revenue stream for artists.
June 28, 2016
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Google adds Spanish-language voting guides to Search
Google is continuing its push to get more Americans registered to vote ahead of the upcoming presidential elections by expanding its voter information guides in Google Search to Spanish. While the company was already providing web searchers with details on how to get registered and how to vote, based on your current location, those guides were only triggered by searches for English phrases and keywords.
September 26, 2016
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Google age-discrimination trial date is two years away
The date is set for November 2018
December 14, 2016
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Google agrees to change its email scanning systems to avoid a privacy lawsuit
The fact that Google scans the contents of emails sent and received through Gmail has been known for some time now. it's just one of the ways in which the company gathers information about users to help deliver targeted advertising. Faced with a lawsuit over the privacy implications of this technique, Google has agreed to change its scanning systems.
December 14, 2016
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Google aims to train 2 million app developers in India
The move follows Apple's launch of a similar program for app developers in India
July 11, 2016
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Google Analytics adds a new A.I. tool to help find insights faster
What used to take hours can now be done in minutes, Google says
September 2, 2016
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Google and Apple show that tech companies' blase attitude to tax cannot continue
Technology firms, like bankers, are starting to earn a bad name for themselves. the practice of funneling profits from different branches of a company through countries that have favorable rates of tax is nothing new -- far from it -- but it's becoming far more prevalent. Apple was recently asked to pay back $14.5 billion in unpaid tax in Europe, and this is not an isolated incident.
September 19, 2016
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Google and Bing have no obligation to censor searches for torrents
The High Court of Paris has ruled that Google and Bing do not have to have automatic filters in place to scrub torrent-related results from searches. the battle against piracy is something that search engines have found themselves pulled into, but this latest ruling turns the debate on its head.
July 19, 2016
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Google and Facebook also looked at buying LinkedIn
LinkedIn had more suitors than we thought.
July 1, 2016
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Google and Facebook are driving nearly all growth in the global ad market
This is the year digital beats TV.
May 2, 2017
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Google and Facebook won't place ads on sites peddling fake news
The move follows the prominent display of a fake story on Google search results.
November 15, 2016
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Google and five telecoms start using 60Tbps undersea cable
"Faster" cable supports Google Apps and Cloud, and Google's expansion in Japan.
June 30, 2016
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Google and pals plough $27m into tiery-eyed storage startup Avere
Adding better public cloud facilities to users' hybrid world
March 28, 2017
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Google and Slack deepen partnership in the face of Microsoft Teams
The move will bring deeper integration between Google Drive and Slack
December 6, 2016
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Google and the NFL team up to make VR films
The miniseries will focus on what game day in the NFL looks like, and the first episode will debut on Thanksgiving.
November 3, 2016
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Google announces eight new cloud regions, new support model
I'm too SaaSy for Mumbai, too SaaSy for Sydney, S⭠Paulo and Finland (and more)
September 29, 2016
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Google announces Family Library to share apps, games and more with up to six family members
After months of waiting, Google has officially announced Family Library for its customers. Dubbed as "Google play Family Library", the service will allow up to six members of a family to share eligible apps, games, movies, books and TV shows across devices with no sign-up fee.
July 27, 2016
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Google announces shutdown of legacy versions of Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides apps
Google has announced that numerous older versions of some of its apps will be permanently shut down early next quarter. the affected apps are all part of the company's G Suite, formerly known as Google Apps for Work.
January 20, 2017
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Google announces significant partnership with SAP at Google Cloud Next Conference
Google announced onstage today at Google Cloud Next a partnership with SAP to deliver SAP HANA, the company's in-memory database on Google Cloud Platform.
March 8, 2017
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Google announces three new cloud regions, contract discounts
The company is launching data centers in California, Canada and the Netherlands
March 9, 2017
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Google Assistant just got a whole lot smarter with IFTTT integration
If you're an early adopter of the Pixel disappointed that one of its touchstone features, the Assistant, isn't quite as smart as Google led you to believe, we have a solution of sorts.
October 27, 2016
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Google Assistant needs to be Google consistent
"Ok Google, skip ahead 30 seconds."
November 17, 2016
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Google assistant's biggest question: 'What's my personality?'
Giving Google's new digital assistant a human touch will be among its top challenges.
May 24, 2016
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Google AutoDraw Turns Scribbles Into Art
Is every man really an artist? of course not. But anyone can pretend to be with Google's latest AI Experiment AutoDraw.
April 12, 2017
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Google Awareness APIs now available to developers via Google play services
Last month, Google held its annual I/O Developer Conference that offered a glimpse at the company's contextually aware future. Google's new assistant was a huge part of the presentation, but there was also the announcement of the Google Awareness APIs. Today, it will be available to developers via Google play services.
June 28, 2016
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Google begins live testing of Instant Apps that load without installation
The feature will let users interact with parts of an app even if they don't have it installed on their phone.
January 24, 2017
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Google Begins Using High-Accuracy Neural Machine Translation System for Eight Language Pairs
Recently, Google announced that it achieved near-human accuracy for translating to and from English, Spanish, and Chinese. the company is using a new neural network training technique, which it calls the Neural Machine Translation (NMT) system. Google announced today that it has started using its new system for nine languages (eight pairs) and that it will soon use it for all of Google Translate's 103 supported languages.
November 16, 2016
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Google Brain Cleans Up Low-Res Photos by Turning Everyone Into a Glitched Out Monster
The team at Google Brain has made an impressive breakthrough for increasing the resolution of images. Theyve managed to turn 8x8 grids of pixels into monstrous approximations of human beings.
February 7, 2017
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Google Brain makes It Possible to Zoom and Enhance Photos
if you've watched any detective show over the last decade or so, you would have at some point or another, seen a scene where the protagonists are faced with a grainy picture of a person's face or the number plate on a car. the resident whizkid, and there's always one, will zoom into the pic, do some keyboard magic and all of a sudden the grainy pixels magically turn into a legible string of numbers or a face that matches the mugshot the investigators have on file perfectly.
February 9, 2017
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Google Brain super-resolution image tech makes zoom, enhance! real
Google Brain creates new image details out of thin air.
February 7, 2017
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Google brings Family Library sharing to the play Store
Share purchased apps, movies and books with up to six family members.
July 27, 2016
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Google brings higher-resolution imagery to Earth and Maps
Virtual views have never looked better on your screen.
June 27, 2016
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Google brings 'intelligent search' to business users
"Springboard" helps employees search through docs, contacts, Gmail and more.
June 14, 2016
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Google brings non-news AMP links to its mobile search results
When Google launched its AMP project for making mobile websites load faster, it was mostly about news sites and you'd only see AMP links in the Top Stories section of the company's search results pages.
September 20, 2016
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Google brings shopping ads to image searches to fend off Amazon
The search giant is adding new offline perks for retailers, too.
May 16, 2016
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Google buys a backbone for pay TV services
The search engine has acquired a startup that quickly pushes live video for NBCUniversal, FOX Sports and Univision.
July 8, 2016
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Google buys a startup to improve Spaces
The acquisition of Kifi may be an admission that Google's group-focused service needs work.
July 12, 2016
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Google buys Kaggle and its gaggle of AI geeks
In its quest to carry us into the machine-learning decades ahead, Google acquires what it calls the globe's largest community of AI enthusiasts.
March 8, 2017
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Google buys machine vision startup focusing on 'instant object recognition'
It's a good time to be a machine learning startup. Two weeks after Twitter bought London-based Magic Pony, Google has purchased French firm Moodstocks. the acquisition was made for an unknown sum, and seems primarily a grab for talent. Moodstocks' engineers and researchers will move to Google's Paris R&D site, and the startup's primary commercial product – an image recognition API for smartphones – will be phased out.
July 6, 2016
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Google buys Orbitera to improve its cloud app deployment services
The deal means that Google will operate a multi-cloud deployment service
August 08, 2016
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Google buys Sweden's Limes Audio to boost Hangouts voice quality
In a blog post, Google announced the acquisition of Limes Audio, a Swedish company that focuses on improving the quality of voice calls. the 10-year-old company, headquartered in Ume㪠Sweden, also has offices in Stockholm and Palo Alto.
January 5, 2017
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Google Calendar is getting a few more smarts with scheduling conference rooms, snoozing reminders
Some other hints indicate the Google Calendar API may soon have some more tricks for developers to get their hands on.
July 12, 2016
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Google calls out fact-check articles in its News section
A new Fact Check tag takes its place amid stories on Google News along with earlier tags such as Opinion, In-Depth and Highly Cited.
October 14, 2016
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Google Cast is coming to every Google Fiber TV box
Each of Google's cable boxes is now a Chromecast
June 1, 2016
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Google Cast is recast as Google Home companion app
Ready to release its Home voice-operated speaker next week, the company has delivered an update to its old Google Cast setup app.
October 26, 2016
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Google CEO says fake news is a problem and should not be distributed
In an interview with the BBC, Google CEO Sundar Pichai made his first comments on the post-election fake news controversy, and admitted the company has made some mistakes.
November 15, 2016
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Google Chrome security tips for the paranoid at heart
If you're a Google Chrome user who loses sleep about online privacy risks, check out these tricks to making your browsing experience more secure.
June 27, 2016
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Google claims its pay model prevents salary discrimination
The Department of Labor has accused the company of "systemic compensation disparities.'
April 11, 2017
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Google claims Levandowski launched competing projects long before Otto
Newly-released documents from Google's October arbitration against Anthony Levandowski, one of the leads of its self-driving car project who abruptly left to launch his own startup Otto in January last year, allege that the talented engineer worked on competing projects for years before leaving Google.
April 3, 2017
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Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else
Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to anyone with a personal Google account, too.
April 27, 2017
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Google Cloud adds three new GCP regions
Today at Google Cloud Next in San Francisco, the company announced three new regions for its Google Cloud Platform. the Netherlands, Montreal and California are set to join the rapidly growing list of host locations.
March 9, 2017
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Google Cloud Search helps enterprise users find data quickly
Google's new service will show G Suite users information they need when they need it
February 8, 2017
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Google Cloud takes aim at Microsoft customers with new Windows VMs
Google announced several new products today aimed at luring IT pros who are using Windows in their data centers to the Google Cloud Platform.
February 1, 2017
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Google Cloud to offer support as a service: is accidental IT provider the new Microsoft?
Won't use GCP? what about now? and now? And...
March 14, 2017
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Google combats fake news with 'Fact Check' results in search and news
Google is helping news readers by rolling out its fact check label worldwide.
April 7, 2017
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Google combines all of its cloud services under the 'Google Cloud' brand
Google for Work, Google's Cloud Platform and the rest of the company's cloud-based services are getting a new name. they have now been combined under the "Google Cloud" moniker. Google's Diane Greene made the announcement at a small invite-only event in San Francisco.
September 29, 2016
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Google Combines Cloud, Corporate Software Offerings
Google repackaged its cloud services and corporate software and hardware offerings into a new unit called Google Cloud on Thursday, the internet search provider's latest attempt to catch leaders in the sector Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp.
October 3, 2016
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Google confirms its acquisition of data science community Kaggle
Google today said it is acquiring Kaggle, an online service that hosts data science and machine learning competitions, confirming what sources told us when we reported the acquisition yesterday.
March 8, 2017
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Google contests EU antitrust charges on comparison shopping, AdSense
Original complainant Foundem counters Google's claims on Amazon, eBay competition.
November 4, 2016
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Google Contacts lists verified Maps info for businesses
All you need to type in is the business' verified phone number.
June 7, 2016
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Google Contributor as we know it is being unceremoniously shut down
This whole thing sounds really weird.
December 16, 2016
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Google Could Face $3 Billion European Commission Fine Over Unfair Search
Last month, the European Commission issued Google with formal anti-trust charges over Android. Now, it appears that the company could face new fines over skewing search results.
May 16, 2016
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Google cozies up with Slack for tighter integration
Faced with competition from the likes of Microsoft Teams, Slack is strengthening its partnership with Google to bring greater cloud integration to users.
December 6, 2016
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Google cracks down on inaccurate and offensive content
The search giant is reportedly trying to better train its algorithms using a new flag for "Upsetting-Offensive" search results.
March 14, 2017
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Google cranks out new developer center in San Francisco -- inexplicably, we were at the opening
Sustainable biz, welcome -- the rest of you, not so much
September 28, 2016
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Google cut its 2015 tax bill by $3.6 billion using the infamous Dutch Sandwich loophole
Google has sheltered as much as $58.3 billion in overseas profits
December 21, 2016
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Google cuts power bill by putting AI in control of data centers
Google acquired the mysterious artificial intelligence startup DeepMind two years ago. No one knew what DeepMind was doing or why Google would want it. DeepMind now sits outside Google as an Alphabet company, and we have seen some of what the company's advanced AI is capable of. DeepMind has taught a computer to play Atari games, simulated short term memory, and developed a bot that can beat the best Go players on Earth. Now, it's saving Google money in data centers.
July 20, 2016
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Google debuts Cloud Search, a smart search engine for G Suite customers
Google today launched for its business customers a new tool called Google Cloud Search, which will allow users to search across G Suite products, including Drive, Gmail, Sites, Calendar, Docs, Contacts and more. the service was previously available in a limited preview, where it was known as Springboard, and described as something like a Google now for enterprise workers.
February 7, 2017
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Google DeepMind's AlphaGo to battle against world's number one Go player
Last year, Google's DeepMind division put its AlphaGo AI against one of world's top Go players, Lee Se-dol, defeating him in four out of five games, and winning the match. Next month, AlphaGo will battle against the current world number one Go player, Ke Jie, at the "Future of Go Summit' in Wuzhen, China.
April 10, 2017
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Google denies altering search suggestions for Hillary Clinton
Google says that its search suggestions haven't been altered to help Hillary Clinton. Nor, it says, are they programmed to help any other candidate. "Google autocomplete does not favor any candidate or cause," a Google spokesperson says in a statement.
June 9, 2016
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Google denies labor department's claim that gender-based pay inequities are 'systemic' at the company
Happy belated Equal Pay Day! the U.S. Department of Labor testified in court today that pay inequities at Google are "systemic," the Guardian reports. Earlier this month, Google said it had closed the gender pay gap globally.
April 7, 2017
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Google Destinations expands to the desktop, rolls out worldwide
Google's further expansion into travel services isn't limited to trip planning via the launch of its new Google Trips mobile app -- the company has also quietly launched its "Destinations" trip planning feature in Google Search on the web. Originally designed for mobile users only, Google Destinations is focused on connecting web searchers looking for travel information with more information on their destinations, including flight and hotel prices.
September 19, 2016
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Google Details Fight on Bad Ads, 'Fake News'
Google's advertising network is everywhere. Often the company's goal is merely to show as many ads to as many people as possible, but it also uses the influence it holds over the modern web to block malicious ads, take down "fake news" sites, and prevent scammers from reining in more victims. the company detailed its fight on these bad actors (in the moral sense, not the one that applies to Steven Seagal) over the last year in a new blog post.
January 25, 2017
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Google develops CSI-like technology that 'enhances' low resolution images
Ever watch a TV show where a bunch of investigators are looking at a blurry image and then "enhance it" to crystal clear quality? Did you then think to yourself "that's so dumb; imaging doesn't work like that"? we know we have, but reality has a surprise for us: imaging does work like that, at least in the case of one Google experiment.
February 8, 2017
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Google ditches storage lock-in for Docs
The company is partnering with Box to let users store Google Docs in another cloud service
September 7, 2016
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Google Docs for life sciences startup Benchling raises $7 million in growth funding from Thrive Capital
Benchling, a biotech company out of Y Combinator providing cloud-based software for researchers, tells TechCrunch it has raised $7 million in growth funding to continue creating tools to help the science community access research from big pharma and other leaders in the space.
October 3, 2016
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Google Dodges $9 Billion Bullet
Google just won a major court battle with software giant Oracle over Google's use of elements of Oracle's Java programming language. If Google had lost, it could have held major ramifications for the ways in which almost all software is developed. Oh, and Google would have had to cough up $9 billion in damages.
May 26, 2016
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Google doodle honors Ghanaian entrepreneur Esther Afua Ocloo
The first person to start a formal food-processing business in Gold Coast also helped low-income women get loans for their entrepreneurial goals.
April 17, 2017
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Google drops $625 million on Apigee to chase Amazon and Microsoft in the enterprise
The deal for the recently public company comes at a 6.5 percent premium.
September 8, 2016
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Google Duo audio calling now available worldwide
In March, Google announced it was beginning to roll out support for audio-only calling in its FaceTime and Whatsapp competitor, Duo, which had previously focused on video calls. Initially, support for audio calls was available in Brazil, but the feature is now live for all users worldwide, a Google engineer and technical lead for Duo announced on Twitter late on Sunday evening.
April 10, 2017
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Google Duo's new audio calls feature is now available to all users
Google's Duo messaging app recently got voice calls in Brazil, but now the feature is rolling out to users across the rest of the world.
March 28, 2017
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Google Duo's voice calls are now available worldwide
Google Duo, the search giant's video chat app, now supports voice calls worldwide. the feature was made available in Brazil only last month, but can now be accessed anywhere in the world, according to Duo's principal engineer, Justin Uberti. Voice calling can be found simply by switching a toggle at the top of the app's interface.
April 10, 2017
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Google employs super clever rich people to basically rip off Slack
Discovers IRC, puts a suit on Hangouts, touts $5k whiteboard and more
March 9, 2017
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Google ends spat with Mississippi AG over his MPAA-tinged investigation
Case that highlighted lobbying of state attorneys general fades away.
July 14, 2016
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Google enhances the readability of comics with new Bubble Zoom feature
Over the last decade, smartphones and tablets have become the 'go to' devices for many people when it comes to consuming information. While email and websites remain amongst the most popular means to consume content on such devices, magazines and comic books have carved out their own niches in the digital world.
July 22, 2016
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Google enlists Microsoft VoIP partner to unseat Office 365+Skype
RingCentral in the middle
June 22, 2016
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Google expands its Fact Check tool to determine fake news in search results
In its ongoing battle against fake news online, Google has recently expanded its 'Fact Check' feature in its Search and News services, now available to all users around the world.
April 7, 2017
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Google expands safeguards for advertisers
Google has announced today a series of tweaks meant to help advertisers have more control over the places in which their ads appear.
March 21, 2017
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Google exceeds 1 billion captioned videos on YouTube
Around the world, there are many people with hearing impairments. this doesn't mean that they are necessarily deaf -- they may instead have severe hearing loss. Someone in my family, for instance, has to wear hearing aids. for these people, captioning on videos (text displayed on screen) can be a necessity, making it possible to enjoy a TV show or movie. Heck, it can be used by people without hearing issues too; they may need to mute their TV as to not wake family members.
February 16, 2017
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Google exec leaves its business-focused team for the company's VR division
Amit Singh will be leaving Google for Work behind to run the business and operations side of Google VR
May 13, 2016
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Google Expands Audit Logging Capability to Majority of Cloud Services
Tracking "who did what" in a self-service public cloud can be challenging. with Google Cloud Audit Logging, Google captures log streams for seventeen services in Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
January 30, 2017
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Google expands fact-checked news to Brazil, Mexico & Argentina
In October, Google announced it would begin highlighting fact-checked resources in its Google News vertical, allowing readers to more easily find links to reputable sources of factual information related to major stories. Today, Google says it's expanding this feature to new markets, including Brazil, Mexico and Argentina.
February 15, 2017
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Google explains why it focused on fair gender representation with its new emoji
Diverse emoji are better emoji.
October 20, 2016
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Google Express shopping service expands delivery coverage on the East Coast
More residents in the Northeast can now sign up for Google's two-day delivery program.
September 28, 2016
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Google eyes remote content controls for parents in YouTube Kids app
A new Family Link app would let parents block videos and change settings from their own phone.
March 10, 2017
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Google faces €3 billion antitrust fine in Europe
Google may soon face a record €3 billion fine from the European antitrust authorities over how it abused its control of the online search market in the EU.
May 16, 2016
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Google Fiber building in Louisville despite lawsuit from AT&T and Charter
Google Fiber filing permit to begin construction in Louisville.
April 28, 2017
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Google Fiber could get FCC help in fights to compete against AT&T
New ISPs would get faster access to utility poles under FCC plan.
April 17, 2017
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Google Fiber might be coming to Dallas
Google is working with local officials to explore the possibility of expanding its high-speed internet service to Dallas.
June 14, 2016
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Google Fiber Sheds Workers as It Looks to a Wireless Future
Google Fiber is getting a lot smaller. Alphabet is sending hundreds of employees at Access–the division that runs the high-speed internet service–to work at other parts of the company, an Access spokeswoman says. it's not the end of Fiber, not exactly. But the slimming-down likely signals a future for Alphabet's broadband ambitions that involves less fiber.
February 15, 2017
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Google Fiber's latest FCC filing is Comcast's nightmare come to life
As the Wall Street Journal reports, Google this week told the FCC that reclassifying broadband providers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act would have a big side benefit for Google Fiber because it would give Google Fiber the same access to utility poles and other key infrastructure currently enjoyed by Comcast, AT&T and other big-name ISPs.
January 1, 2015
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Google fights fake news in search with 'fact check' tags
The search giant is expanding use of the feature, which it launched for Google News last year.
April 7, 2017
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Google Fixes Algorithm to Remove Holocaust-Denying Results and other 'Non-Authoritative Information'
After it was widely reported that the first Google search result for "Did the Holocaust happen?" was from Stormfront, a white supremacist website, Google decided to alter its algorithm to remove Holocaust denial sites all together.
December 25, 2016
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Google fixes YouTube's LGBTQ+ filtering problem
Around this time last month, Google was facing criticism for appearing to censor LGBTQ+ videos with the Restricted Mode feature. now the company says that it has addressed the problem and will no longer be "incorrectly filtering videos."
April 24, 2017
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Google formally rebuts EU antitrust charges against Shopping, AdSense
Google has now formally responded to two antitrust charges brought against it by Europe's Competition Commission, rebutting charges of exploiting the popularity of its search engine to boost its price comparison service, Google Shopping, and its ad placement service, AdSense.
November 3, 2016
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Google Fuchsia: Inside Google's new 'Fuchsia' OS
The Google Fuschia OS could be used for any number of purposes, from IoT to some kind of desktop/mobile OS.
August 22, 2016
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Google fumes after US Dept of Labor accuses ad giant of lowballing pay for women
'Systemic compensation disparities against women across the entire workforce'
April 10, 2017
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Google gets API management tools with Apigee buy
The $625M deal brings the growing market opportunity of API tools to Google
September 8, 2016
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Google gets go-ahead to break ground on new, futuristic HQ
Construction could begin on the new "Charleston East" complex as soon as April. the project is scheduled for completion in 2019.
March 9, 2017
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Google gets land for its futuristic headquarters, thanks to LinkedIn deal
LinkedIn gets Google buildings across town, Google gets more contiguous land.
July 13, 2016
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Google gives Black Girls Code $2.8M space inside its NY headquarters
The nonprofit hopes working near Google will provide better opportunities for students and increase diversity in the tech industry.
June 28, 2016
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Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0
It wasn't that long ago that building and training neural networks was strictly for seasoned computer scientists and grad students. that began to change with the release of a number of open-source machine learning frameworks like Theano, Spark ML, Microsoft's CNTK, and Google's TensorFlow.
February 17, 2017
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Google gives up your private data to US govt -- but won't hand over its OWN staff personal info
Uncle Sam sues web ad giant over its megabucks geeks
January 5, 2017
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Google goes after Microsoft, Tableau and others with a free analytics tool
Data Studio offers users five free reports and includes connections to Google products and beyond
May 26, 2016
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Google goes after SharePoint with new enterprise tools
New search tool and revamped Sites are aimed at improving productivity
June 14, 2016
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Google goes after Slack and splits Hangouts into Chat and Meet
Google's messaging strategy can be confusing, but if there's one thing that's clear after today's Cloud Next keynote, it's that the company is doubling down on the idea that Hangouts is its enterprise product and Allo/Duo are its consumer communications apps.
March 9, 2017
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Google goes after Slack with Hangouts overhaul
Plus, the company is doubling down on its videoconferencing play.
March 9, 2017
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Google goes green -- 100 percent renewable energy usage in 2017 to combat climate change
Big companies like to be seen to be doing their bit, particularly when it comes to the environment, and tech companies are no different. Google -- being one of the biggest companies in the world -- has huge energy requirements, and it's looking to help address the problem of climate change.
December 6, 2016
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Google Hangouts is getting a major overhaul to take on Slack
Video chat is getting way better, too
March 9, 2017
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Google Hangouts' new features make work meetings slightly less annoying
With Meet and Chat, Hangouts rolls out video conferencing and chat rooms for businesses. Because synergy!
March 9, 2017
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Google Hangouts won't disappear for consumers despite enterprise focus
Despite the existence of Allo and Duo, Google won't cut consumers off
March 14, 2017
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Google has a moral obligation to hide offensive autocomplete search suggestions
If a query becomes popular enough on Google, it will show up as an autocomplete suggestion after you type the first words. for instance, if you write "what's my" one of the things that Google will propose is "what's my IP". That's to help you find what you are looking for more quickly. But there's a dark side to it: if left alone, it can expose you to some pretty offensive searches.
December 5, 2016
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Google has shipped over 10 million Cardboard VR headsets
Google says it's shipped 10 million of its Cardboard virtual reality viewers since they first appeared in 2014. the company celebrated the number in a blog post today, along with a couple more statistics: people have made 160 million downloads of Cardboard apps on Google Play, and 30 Cardboard titles have over a million downloads apiece.
February 28, 2017
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Google has not given up on Google+ -- requested changes are incoming, and the 'classic' site will go!
Despite the competition from other social networks, and widespread ridicule, Google is determined not to pull the plug on Google+. Instead, the company today announces that a trio of changes are coming to the service based on user feedback.
January 17, 2017
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Google has unleashed Factivism to smite the untruthy
But who checks the fact-checkers?
October 17, 2016
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Google headquarters faces string of attacks
A man has been charged with trying to torch a Google Street View car, and may have committed more attacks.
July 5, 2016
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Google helps win new roles for women -- in emoji form
The search giant works with Unicode to create emoji women who do more than wear princess crowns, get hair cuts and wear wedding dresses.
July 14, 2016
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Google Hire: the search giant now wants to help you find a job
Google is an everyday companion for many of us, putting the knowledge of the world at our fingertips thanks to its hugely versatile search engine. But along with providing searches for news, images, locations, tickets, information and countless other bits from across the web, Google is now preparing to leverage its expertise in another new area: job searches.
April 14, 2017
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Google hires Caesars casino exec as its new president of enterprise sales
In its ongoing push to bolster its enterprise business, Google has nabbed Tariq Shaukat, the chief commercial officer for casino kingpin Caesars Entertainment Corp.
May 23, 2016
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Google hit by new EU antitrust complaints over search
The charges claim that Google artificially skews search results to favour its own advertising platform over the competition.
July 14, 2016
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Google hits the reset button
For eight years, Google always held its biggest event of the year, its I/O developer conference, in San Francisco.
December 22, 2016
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Google hopes for extra credit with updates to education apps
More virtual-reality field trips and the ability to scribble all over your homework? OK, Google, maybe that's worth a gold star.
August 17, 2016
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Google Image Search gets fashion-conscious with 'style ideas' on Android and the web
You'd be forgiven for thinking that Google is entirely pre-occupied with fake news and the fact-checking thereof these days, but there are still rather more interesting changes and additions being made to search. the latest new feature is "style ideas" which makes its way to the web and Android today.
April 13, 2017
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Google in the cloud
The company opens up about its enterprise cloud strategy
March 9, 2017
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Google increases Gmail attachment limit to 50MB for recipients
Over the years, as the number of megapixels boasted by cameras spirals upwards, file sizes have generally increased. Despite this, many email providers still place a strangely low limit on the size of files that can be sent and received as attachments. with Gmail you can now receive attachments up to 50MB in size.
March 2, 2017
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Google integrates Firebase deeper into its Cloud Platform
Firebase, the mobile app development platform Google acquired back in 2014, got a major update at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco today. the general theme here is that Firebase is moving closer to the Google Cloud platform. it's adding support for Google Cloud Functions (which is now officially in beta), for example, the company's counterpart to the AWS Lambda "serverless" compute platform. Firebase is also getting support for all of the storage options the Google Cloud Platform now offers.
March 9, 2017
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Google Introduces Cloud-Based Encryption Key Management Service
Google has announced a new service for its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) that allows to create, use, rotate, and destroy symmetric encryption keys. Although the new Cloud Key Management Service (KMS) is integrated with Google's Cloud Identity Access Management and Cloud Audit Logging, keys managed using KMS can be also used independently.
January 16, 2017
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Google introduces new app and video ad capabilities
Google is announcing a couple of upgrades to its ad capabilities today as part of the DMEXCO digital media conference in Germany.
September 14, 2016
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Google introduces two new Hangouts services for businesses
Last year, Google introduced Allo and Duo, its new messaging and video chat services. When asked what would happen to Hangouts, the company said that it would be better suited for businesses moving forward, although it wasn't clear what the firm meant by that at the time. Today, Google announced two new Hangouts-branded services, giving us a clearer idea of its business-oriented strategy.
March 9, 2017
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Google investigates Calendar app outage
The company now says service has been restored for some users.
June 30, 2016
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Google is adding new ways to track you for ads, but it's letting you call the shots
A win for privacy advocates, and a treat for advertisers to come.
June 28, 2016
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Google is asking about your interests to better populate Google Now
Some Android users have a better mechanism to tell Google their favorite bands, sports teams, movies, people, and more.
August 08, 2016
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Google is Building a new Operating System from Scratch: 'Fuschia'
Google may already have Android, which it acquired in 2005 from Andy Rubin, and also Chrome OS, which it created in-house, but it will soon have a third operating system codenamed "Fuchsia." the new operating system could work on anything from small embedded devices (IoT) to smartphones and PCs.
August 15, 2016
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Google is Building Physical Code for Kids
It's Called Project Bloks
June 27, 2016
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Google is buying a video streaming company to get more media companies on its cloud
Google is on a bit of an acquisition tear. Its latest, announced on Thursday, is the eight-year-old video platform Anvato, which will join Google's cloud division.
July 7, 2016
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Google is closing down Map Maker
Google has announced that Map Maker -- the tool which can be used to make and suggest changes to Google Maps -- is to close down.
November 9, 2016
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Google is developing a new operating system called Fuchsia, nobody knows why
Pink + Purple = Fuchsia. That's the only description we have of a new operating system from Google. People have been posting updates to code repository Github over the past few days, and it's had more than a few folks pretty confused. Right now, no one knows what Fuchsia is supposed to do or even what devices it's for.
August 16, 2016
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Google is enabling 'promoted pins' in Maps as part of larger advertising push
Other parts of the new initiative are trying to build deeper links between online advertising and in-store purchases.
May 24, 2016
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Google is fighting with Symantec over encrypting the internet
Google, which has accused Symantec and its partners of misissuing tens of thousands of certificates for encrypted web connections, quietly announced Thursday that it's downgrading the level and length of trust Chrome will place in certificates issued by Symantec.
March 27, 2017
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Google is giving away the tool it uses to understand language, Parsey McParseface
Okay, Google. Okay. we get it.
May 12, 2016
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Google is inching its way to diversity
Mountain View's diversity efforts aren't enough, based on its 2015 report.
July 1, 2016
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Google is killing Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux
Chrome OS will remain supported "for the foreseeable future."
August 19, 2016
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Google is killing off Chrome apps on Windows, macOS, and Linux
Google today announced on the Chromium blog that it would be ending support for Chrome apps on Windows, macOS, and Linux.
August 19, 2016
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Google is letting its advertisers who bolted see which videos their ads could run on
Google has faced advertiser angst over ads appearing alongside inappropriate content.
March 29, 2017
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Google is making a toy system that teaches kids how to code
Learning to code usually involves sitting in front of a computer, memorizing commands, and carefully checking for syntax errors. But what if instead, coding was colorful, fun, and let you interact with the real world?
June 27, 2016
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Google is making its educational tools more powerful
Students will be able to cast their screens to the teacher's projector
June 27, 2016
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Google is making its Inbox email app more powerful with new integrations
Starting with Trello and GitHub
August 09, 2016
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Google is making the same mistake now that Microsoft did in the 90s
Apps made for an operating system shouldn't insist on aping the design elements of a totally different operating system.
May 26, 2016
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Google is now upgrading Nexus 6P beta testers to final build of Android 7.1.2 Nougat
Last week, Google began upgrading some of its devices to Android 7.1.2 Nougat, the latest minor update to the OS. It also published factory images for many of its Nexus and Pixel devices, and although it dropped support for the Nexus 6 and 9, those devices will still continue to receive security updates.
April 13, 2017
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Google is offering app developers the same revenue-sharing terms Apple just announced – with one big advantage
Unlike Apple, the play Store split would take effect immediately.
June 8, 2016
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Google is on a 'journey,' but we won't really know where it leads until fall
The tech giant is embracing artificial intelligence in a transformation aimed at making its searches smarter. But, as second-quarter earnings show, Google's doing pretty well in the meantime, topping Wall Street expectations.
July 28, 2016
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Google is receiving more government requests for access to user data than ever before
Transparency reports from the big tech companies always make for interesting reading, and the latest update from Google is no different. Its most recent transparency report covers the period July-August 2015, and shows that the company received a record number of government data requests.
July 19, 2016
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Google is reportedly buying data science community Kaggle
Google may be gaining access to thousands of data scientists soon.
March 8, 2017
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Google is selling businesses AI-powered language analysis on tap
Google has fallen behind in the cloud computing market, outpaced by rivals like Microsoft and Amazon. However, the company hopes it can win new customers by offering not only computing power on tap, but also artificial intelligence. Earlier this year, Google announced its intention to offer cloud-based machine learning tools to customers, and from this week onward, two of those APIS are going to be available to all in an open beta.
July 22, 2016
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Google is shutting down Spaces, its experimental group messaging app
Can you mourn a thing you've never heard of?
February 24, 2017
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Google is spending half a billion dollars to curry Europe's favor
The search giant is financing European startup offices, music concerts, art exhibitions and training courses, trying to warm relations as regulators home in on the company, according to a report.
July 19, 2016
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Google is testing a new Material Design layout for desktop searches
Material Design is supposed to be the visual template that unifies Google's products, but it's taken a while to reach every part of the tech company's kingdom – especially the larger products. we saw a Material Design overhaul of YouTube last month, and it seems the company is also testing the updated look on its desktop search. Engadget first spotted the change, and various users on Twitter and Reddit have also reported glimpsing the provisional update.
June 8, 2016
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Google is testing an internet speed tool built right into search results
To keep you from using Ookla or Netflix's
June 28, 2016
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Google is testing internet speeds straight from search
It could be entering Netflix and Ookla's turf.
June 29, 2016
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Google is the EU Remain campaign's secret weapon
Ad-slinger quietly pushes pro-Brexit views down its results
May 31, 2016
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Google is tweaking ongoing casting notifications to be more informative
You'll still see it in your notification shade, but now it tells you if someone's casting content.
April 24, 2017
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Google is trying to turn Image Search into a shopping tool
Google wants to help you find a purse to match that dress.
April 13, 2017
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Google is using AI to help humans and computers communicate through art
A program for people who can't draw good
April 14, 2017
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Google is working on a mysterious new OS called Fuchsia
A decade ago Google was just a search engine and advertiser, but now it's the driving force behind the largest computing platform in the world: Android. Even the slow-to-start Chrome OS has been picking up steam in recent years, dominating the budget laptop market.
August 15, 2016
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Google is working on a new operating system named Fuchsia
'Pink + Purple == Fuchsia (a new Operating System).'
August 15, 2016
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Google is working on a new social app for small groups to edit photos together
While Google continues to add more features to its two social communication apps Allo and Duo, TechCrunch has learned that it has quietly been working on least one more social app. Google has been developing a new social app that lets small groups edit photos together and then organise them for future enjoyment: think Path meets Snapchat-style filters and edits meets Google's imaging smarts.
March 24, 2017
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Google just blew up its all-in strategy for productivity software
The company is partnering with Box to let users store Google Docs in another cloud service
September 7, 2016
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Google just made the internet a tiny bit less annoying
See ya, CAPTCHA!
March 10, 2017
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Google just made 'zoom and enhance' a reality -- kinda
Neural networks can now turn tiny, blurry images of faces (or bedrooms) into more-detailed ones, but the details are imagined.
February 7, 2017
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Google just published eight National Security Letters
Google dropped a single National Security Letter into its most recent transparency report without much fanfare, but today the company published eight more NSLs in an attempt to shed more light on government surveillance of Google users.
December 13, 2016
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Google just scored a bunch of new property to make its crazy dream campus come true
With the deal, LinkedIn is handing over its Mountain View headquarters.
July 12, 2016
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Google just showed Wall Street growth where it needed to – in its non-ads business
Looking to the cloud.
July 28, 2016
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Google Keep gets improved search, Docs gains comment notifications in round of updates
Keep will automatically sort your notes, while Docs gets better notifications on both Android and the web.
June 30, 2016
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Google Keep now automatically organizes your notes by topic
And they're searchable
June 29, 2016
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Google keeps ex-Googlers close by investing in their startups
One check went to the new social network from the founder of Orkut.
August 22, 2016
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Google Keyboard 5.1 adds customizable themes
A great feature from Android N comes to everyone.
July 14, 2016
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Google killed a lot of horrible ads in 2016
Google killed twice as many bad ads in 2016 as they did in 2015.
January 25, 2017
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Google kills Map Maker, promises to integrate its features into Maps
Google Maps is one of the more reliable map services that most people rely on and, understandably, the company keeps investing in new features for the service. Launched in 2008, Map Maker was one such feature that allowed users to add places, and edit the existing ones where the mapping data proved to be insufficient. However, the company has now shut it down in favor of integrating its functionality into Google Maps itself.
April 4, 2017
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Google kills off CAPTCHA, might determine if you're a robot by your browsing activities
Let's face it, while CAPTCHA adds an additional layer of security for most websites, it does this in an arguably inelegant way. Most of the time, users are forced to squint at, and enlarge, the distorted text being shown in order to prove that they're not a robot. While Google improved upon this technology in a recent iteration - which allows users to tick a checkbox saying "I'm not a robot" - the company is now removing it altogether.
March 13, 2017
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Google knifes Eclipse Android Developer Tools
Android Studio 2.2 beckons, because what choice is there?
November 3, 2016
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Google lands in hot water after backtracking on earlier Allo privacy promise
When Google first announced Allo, its newest chat app, there was some controversy around why the service didn't use end-to-end encryption by default and only in its Incognito mode. the reason for this, Google has always said, was that it needed access to your messages in order to offer services like the Google Assistant and smart replies, all of which depend on knowing what you are talking about (and have talked about in the past).
September 21, 2016
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Google launches a dedicated home for Chrome WebVR experiences
Today, Google made some WebVR updates to Chrome, adding support for Cardboard while also building a home for all of its online VR web content.
April 12, 2017
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Google launches a new home for web-based VR experiments (compatible with Daydream and Cardboard)
Okay, so this is the wacky tone that Google is going for in its latest mobile VR experiments, and frankly, we're not complaining!
April 13, 2017
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Google Launches Cloud Natural Language API
Google released their beta Cloud Natural Language API on July 20, joining the movement to make advances in natural language processing (NLP) from the small world of cutting-edge research and to the hands of everyday data scientists and software engineers. Google's NLP API lets users take advantage of three core NLP features:
August 29, 2016
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Google launches cloud service for understanding human language
The tech behind Parsey McParseface is now available for cloud consumption
July 20, 2016
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Google launches committed-use discounts for its Cloud Platform
At its Cloud Next event in San Francisco, Google today announced the beta of a new pricing option for virtual machines on its Google Compute Platform.
March 9, 2017
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Google launches Emergency Location Service for Android to help users in emergencies
In another effort to keep emergency services up to par with the advancement of cellular technology, Google has announced the launch of Emergency Location Service, a feature for Android devices which sends critical location data - such as GPS, Wi-Fi, and cell tower information - to emergency services in the event of dialing an emergency number.
July 25, 2016
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Google launches its new video chat app Duo
Announced almost three months ago at its I/O 2016 developer conference, Google today is launching Duo, "a simple 1-to-1 video calling app for everyone".
August 16, 2016
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Google launches new certification process for its Agency Program
Google has had lots of interest in its Agency Program which has helped smaller development firms get support to build better apps. with the growing success, the company has now announced a certification for those partners that have completed the training. this will give clients who are looking at agencies to build their apps a better understanding of their skillset, and the confidence that they have done the necessary work with Google.
June 7, 2016
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Google launches new certification program for mobile site developers
Google is launching a new certification program for mobile site developers today. the exam covers everything from the basics of why mobile sites matter to how to improve mobile site speed, effective mobile UX design and more advanced topics like progressive web apps.
April 3, 2017
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Google launches official Gmail Add-on program
Developers will be able to write one integration and have it run on the web, iOS, and Android
March 9, 2017
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Google launches root certificate authority
Cutting out the middle man
January 27, 2017
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Google launches Spaces for sharing links, YouTube videos, images and more with small groups
Google is introducing a new way to share content with a group. Spaces is a collaborative tool that Google wants people to use to share everything from articles and images to YouTube videos and messages.
May 16, 2016
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Google launches Taste Test site to generate your perfect Android home screen
A new site presents a series of 20 questions that will pinpoint which wallpaper, icon set, widgets, launcher, and keyboard are the right fit for your Android phone.
March 13, 2017
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Google loses over 250 YouTube advertisers due to misplaced ads on extremist videos
An investigation led by the New York Times revealed yesterday that ads for the Guardian's membership scheme were being displayed on some extremist-related videos on YouTube. the situation developed after an advertiser company working for the Guardian used Google's AdX ad exchange to promote the newspaper subscription service.
March 27, 2017
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Google made a bunch of ads to remind you what Duo is
It's a FaceTime clone
September 15, 2016
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Google makes coding playful with Bloks tactile toys
Google wants to use the new open-source tech to help children as young as five learn computational thinking skills.
June 27, 2016
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Google makes it easier for companies to transfer data to its cloud
Onstage today at Google's Cloud Next conference, the company announced a series of new tools to assist users with data preparation and integration. the updates bolster both the power and agility of Google Cloud for businesses.
March 9, 2017
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Google makes it easier for Indian users to get started with Maps
Google is making it easier for Indian customers to get started with Maps.
April 27, 2017
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Google makes it easier for users to fill in the blanks on Maps
Google's reach often feels ubiquitous, but even a $500 billion tech company can have trouble getting to every single corner of the Earth. Consequently, the search giant is making it easier for users to lend a helping hand, adding new tools to Google Maps for contributing and verifying map data. Users can add businesses that don't appear in Google's data, or editing info about existing entries. is Jimmy Jack's Shrimp Shack a high-end seafood eatery, or just a dive bar with a fish tank in the corner? Google wants to know.
July 21, 2016
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Google makes it much easier to share AMP links
A huge proportion of web traffic comes from mobile devices these days, and this means people are often trying to access online articles when they have a slow data connection. for this reason, Facebook introduced Instant Articles, and Google introduced Accelerated Mobile Pages.
February 7, 2017
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Google makes its local reviews easier to use when traveling with automated translation
Google announced today it's making its business reviews easier to access and read when you're traveling by performing automatic translation. the company says it will now translate the user reviews that appear in Google Search results and Google Maps into the language you have set on your device, so you can read them in your own language.
April 24, 2017
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Google makes its most powerful language parser open source
Now anyone can add voice recognition to their app.
May 12, 2016
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Google makes Public Their API Design Guide
Google has made public an API Design Guide for creating HTTP or RPC APIs. These design principles are recommended especially to developers creating gRPC APIs connecting to Google Cloud Endpoints.
March 10, 2017
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Google makes smartphone comic book reading easier with machine learning
Google uses computer vision to detect and zoom in on speech bubbles with just a tap.
July 21, 2016
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Google makes Translate more accurate and sophisticated
Here's a bit of news that will make your translation prowess a little more sophisticated.
November 15, 2016
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Google Map Maker is now dead
Google announced late last year that it would shut down Map Maker, its older, online tool that allowed anyone to contribute updates to Google Maps. the service, which had been around since 2008, let users correct or fill in missing map content -- like place details, roads, business information and more. this was especially useful in helping establish maps in emerging markets, where official, detailed local maps were often not available.
April 3, 2017
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Google Maps - Everything you need to know!
Do you prefer Google Maps to Apple Maps? Here's everything you need to know about Google's mapping service!
May 2, 2017
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Google Maps Adding Lyft, Gett to List of Ride-Hail Options
The next time you ask Google Maps for directions, you'll find a few more travel options: in Google's recently-introduced tab dedicated to ride-hailing services, Lyft and Gett fares and time estimates will also be available alongside Uber, depending on where you live.
September 8, 2016
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Google Maps adds Lyft and Gett ride-sharing options -- should Uber be worried?
Uber is considered the king of ride-sharing in the USA by many. Why is this? There are many likely factors, but ultimately, its brand got an early boost. There is definite name recognition, and the company's marketing keeps the brand on consumers' minds. In other words, "Uber" is to ride-sharing, as "Band-Aid" is to bandages. Many people do not consider alternatives.
September 8, 2016
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Google Maps adds Wi-Fi only switch, more ride-sharing services
Google adds three new features to its popular navigational Maps app.
August 09, 2016
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Google Maps beta adds satellite startup option, smarter lists, and several other tweaks
There are improvements to adding a stop along your road trip and hints that hotel deals may get a more prominent spot inside of the app.
November 9, 2016
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Google Maps can now tell if a location has on-site parking, may offer more in future
Google Maps for Android started displaying parking availability information in metro areas for 25 cities throughout the US in January this year.
April 24, 2017
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Google Maps for iOS now supports multiple destinations
Google Maps is adding a very useful feature to iOS today: the ability to add multiple stops to a single trip. Rather than only directing you from point a to point B, Maps can now bring you from point B to point C, D, E, and so on, making it much easier to plan a trip if you intend to bounce around and make occasional pitstops.
July 29, 2016
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Google Maps highlights foodie photos and your upcoming places in the latest beta update
If you're on the fence about which restaurant to check out next, perhaps a shot of the bacon-wrapped filet mignon will lure you in.
September 28, 2016
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Google Maps gains better discovery features in Android app update
You can finally activate 'OK Google' from the Maps screen and get more notifications about new places to check out.
May 31, 2016
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Google Maps gets cleaner look, areas of interest
Items on Maps are now easily identified and areas of interest are now added via a shade of orange.
July 25, 2016
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Google Maps gets data-saving Wi-Fi-only mode and the option to save maps to SD cards
Google Maps is a great tool for helping you get from a to B -- until you find yourself in an area with no data reception, that is. to help combat the problem -- and fighting expensive data charges at the same time -- Google is introducing a new Wi-Fi only mode which forces Google Maps into offline mode.
August 09, 2016
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Google Maps gets sharper thanks to satellite upgrade
Satellite images on Google Maps and Earth are now higher res thanks to a new, more powerful satellite launched by the search giant.
June 28, 2016
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Google Maps goes down scenic route with ad-heavy "promoted pins"
Mobile's increasing dominance is reason behind more ad goo for Google Maps.
May 25, 2016
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Google Maps is testing a Wi-Fi-only mode to help users save data
If you tell Google you like it enough they might give it to everybody
July 25, 2016
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Google Maps makes your favorite places social with launch of shareable lists
In an effort to make Maps more of a social tool than a directional tool.
February 13, 2017
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Google Maps may soon show how difficult parking is near your destination
Using "easy," "medium," and "limited" descriptions in your driving directions.
January 17, 2017
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Google Maps meets AI: Carnegie Mellon's Terrapattern can find and map every pool in New York City
A new AI program developed at Carnegie Mellon harnesses the power of AI to recognize geographical features on a map and serve up similar-looking locations.
June 8, 2016
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Google Maps now automatically translates reviews to your language
Now you're speaking my language!
April 24, 2017
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Google Maps now helps you travel abroad like a local
A new feature on Google Maps can translate local reviews into your language.
April 24, 2017
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Google Maps now highlights busy neighborhoods
And comes with a cleaner, less cluttered look.
July 25, 2016
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Google Maps now Lets Users Order Food Delivery
Last month, Google announced that it would provide users with the ability to hail a ride from services like Uber and Lyft when searching for direction inside Maps. Now, the company is taking that idea and expanding it to food delivery: adding the option for users to order food when searching for restaurants on the Maps app.
October 26, 2016
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Google Maps now notes if a location is wheelchair accessible
It might not be a question you find yourself asking regularly – but for the 3 million+ wheelchair users in the U.S., it's a question that has to be considered. and starting now, it's one that Google Maps is trying to help answer.
December 16, 2016
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Google Maps now predicts how hard finding parking will be
The Maps feature ranks parking difficulties at your destination, from limited to medium to easy.
January 26, 2017
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Google Maps now shows how hard it will be to park at your destination
The new feature won't provide live updates, but the color-coded icon will give you a general idea of the parking availability.
January 27, 2017
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Google Maps Parking Assistant is Live In 25 Cities
That didn't take long. Just a week after a beta test of Google Maps' latest app version showed the company was testing a new feature intended to alert users to potential parking problems, the service is now live.
January 26, 2017
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Google Maps picks up mapping analytics and visualization startup Urban Engines
This isn't so much an acquisition as a welcoming back into the fold. Urban Engines was formed in 2014 by a bunch of former Google employees, with backing from Google Ventures and Eric Schmidt. the startup was formed to help deal with urban congestion and improve user commutes.
September 16, 2016
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Google Maps reportedly shows parking availability for some users
Last year, rumors suggested Google was working on a new feature for its Maps app, which would tell users about parking availability. now that feature has reportedly gone live for a limited number of users in the preview app.
January 17, 2017
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Google Maps strengthens offline and ride-sharing features
You can now save map data to an SD card and choose from an expanded batch of driving services.
August 09, 2016
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Google Maps Update finds Where you Parked and Keeps an Eye on the Meter
I once went to an NHRA drag race in Ennis, Texas and thought I was parking at the back of the field used as a parking lot for the event. what I didn't know is that hundreds more people would turn up late leaving my car lost somewhere in the massive lot. to find the car I had to walk up and down rows hitting the lock button on the keyfob until I heard the horn honk. It was a huge pain and if you have ever had a similar issue, Google Maps has a new update that will prevent that from happening.
March 21, 2017
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Google Maps update puts a focus on navigation inside the app
It'll now be easier to get real-time driving directions, transit times, and information about nearby restaurants.
February 6, 2017
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Google Maps will finally show how much you're speeding
Users report a speed limit sign is showing up in the bottom corner of Google Maps.
September 13, 2016
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Google Maps will let you share your location with friends and family for a specific period of time
Google Maps has today announced a new feature to allow you to share your location with others. While that might seem creepy, it's not the first to add this type of functionality. Facebook tells you when a friend is nearby -- it even lets you "wave" at them and gives you the option to send a message if they holler back. Foursquare's Swarm lets you check in wherever you are and both Lyft and Uber give you the option of seeing where your friend is if they share their ride location with you.
March 22, 2017
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Google Maps will now tell you how busy a place is in real time
Other data-driven tricks include projections about how long people stay at a place and more detailed hours from certain venues.
November 22, 2016
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Google Maps' WiFi mode won't eat into your data plan
The app will only work in your downloaded areas unless you're connected to WiFi.
July 26, 2016
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Google marks Holi Festival with explosively colorful Doodle
Get your brightly colored powders at the ready. it's time to go and hurl them at strangers -- all in the name of good.
March 13, 2017
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Google mass logout riddle deepens: OAuth token fumble blamed
A status dashboard post about last week's cockup disappeared — but that's apparently normal
March 1, 2017
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Google Material Design principal Nicholas Jitkoff joins Dropbox as head of design
Dropbox today said it has named Nicholas Jitkoff former lead designer for Googles Material Design team as its VP of design.
February 7, 2017
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Google may be adding speed limits to Google Maps
It's long overdue: a speed limit indicator on Google Maps. It appears to be showing up on some users' phones, according to multiple user reports, but not everywhere. So far it appears to be just the posted speed limit, not the car's actual speed, without an indication if you're driving over the limit.
September 15, 2016
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Google may be all-in on hardware, but it's all about search
The internet giant has its hand in a lot of things, from Wi-Fi routers to driverless cars. But the reason it makes so much money has nothing to do with devices. the company's CFO also gives more detail around the "pause" of Google Fiber.
October 27, 2016
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Google may face another EU complaint over its ad services biz
It would be the third antitrust complaint from the European Union, according to a report from Bloomberg.
June 27, 2016
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Google may get its futuristic new campus after all
After a property swap with LinkedIn
July 13, 2016
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Google may have stolen the idea and technology behind its internet-delivering baloons
Google's Project Loon wants to deliver internet across the world by employing balloons flying high in the atmosphere. it's such a crazy idea that it might just work. it's also such a crazy idea that it might not even be Google's. at least according to a company that's suing them over stolen intellectual property.
June 16, 2016
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Google may have to pay for news snippets under EU copyright reform
But Google warns that 'paying to display snippets is not a viable option'
September 14, 2016
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Google messaging app Spaces keeps conversations under control
Google Spaces might not be the new Slack, but it can help teams communicate better.
July 12, 2016
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Google needs to stop shipping ideas and start shipping products
Nearly all of Google's new products are now shipping, but none of them feel complete.
November 10, 2016
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Google News battles era of spin with fact check label
There are countless ways to get fooled by fake news stories or politicians selling nonsense. Google News is cutting through the noise with a "Fact Check" tag.
October 14, 2016
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Google Nexus 5X now on sale in UK for £159.99, nearly £140 off its full price
Last week, UK retailer Carphone Warehouse offered Google's Nexus 5X for just £169 SIM-free - but only for one day. that impressive deal has now returned - and in fact, you can actually get the LG-made handset for even less.
July 19, 2016
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Google now lets you book fitness classes
The search giant wants you to get off your butt.
March 30, 2017
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Google now notifies you of the best times to buy cheap flights
Price tracking in time for the holidays
October 17, 2016
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Google now on Tap can now translate text from any app or screen
That's a big step up for the feature, which previously could only translate text on webpages.
July 7, 2016
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Google now on Tap drops in some OCR features to the camera
The utility is rather sparse for now, but this indicates Google has deeper plans for how not on Tap could work with your device.
March 8, 2016
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Google now on Tap is getting more smarts for text and image search
The updates makes it way more convenient to quickly get some knowledge from Google about a specific word or image that's on your screen.
June 2, 2016
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Google now on Tap now lets you search via image and text
If you see something, you can search for it with these new features.
June 2, 2016
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Google now Tells you the best Time to Book your Flight
Google Flights is a solid travel booking service. In fact, in my experience, it's even better than Kayak or Hipmunk at finding you the cheapest flight. now Google is rolling out an update to the service that will alert you when the price of your flight is expected to increase.
October 17, 2016
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Google nukes ad-blocker AdNauseam, sweeps remains out of Chrome Web Store
Web advertising giant declares plugin is malware
January 5, 2017
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Google off the hook for feeding kids bad cookies
Not ad giant's fault it gobbled your youngsters' viewing habits, nod US appeals judges
June 29, 2016
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Google offers $200k to hack Android phones using email and a phone number
Usually, Google's Project Zero team is busy discovering and reporting vulnerabilities in other companies' software and devices. now they want your help punching holes in Android.
September 14, 2016
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Google offers new 'Always Free' cloud tier to attract users
Customers will be able to run tiny workloads free of charge
March 10, 2017
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Google ordered by US court to produce emails stored abroad
An appeals court had taken a different view in a lawsuit involving Microsoft
February 6, 2017
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Google partners with Cloudflare and TripleLift to improve AMP ads
Google is making a number of ad partner announcements around its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) format today. the idea behind AMP is to speed up the mobile web experience for users and it's no secret that ads play a major role in making regular mobile (and desktop) pages load slowly. with AMP ads, Google and its partners aim to make ads load fast again.
January 30, 2017
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Google partners with Cuba for faster YouTube, Gmail
The search giant will install servers on the island to store data for its services.
December 12, 2016
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Google Photos now lets you start a slideshow from any album
Google Photos users can now start a slideshow from any album. the slideshow feature is now available across both the web and Android versions of Google Photos, allowing users to kick off a slideshow from any picture in any album on the fly.
June 16, 2016
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Google Photos update tweaks interface to put focus on album, device folders
The new update also includes some hidden references to cool new features on the way.
February 3, 2017
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Google play Newsstand gets a long overdue makeover
The latest version of the app finally gets up to speed with the latest Material Design visual guidelines.
November 14, 2016
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Google previews faster search results with Accelerated Mobile Pages
Google's AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project aims to speed up the web for mobile users. the company has just announced that the technology is being previewed in mobile search results to help searchers get to the content they want faster.
August 03, 2016
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Google promises better divide between ads, hateful content
After advertisers complained of appearing next to videos made by extremists, Google vows to revamp ad policy "starting today."
March 21, 2017
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Google proposes equality-boosting emoji showing professional women
Google workers feel that emoji could be used to promote gender equality. a quartet of employees have put forward a new set of emoji that portray women in a number of different professional roles such as technology engineer, mechanic, and farmer.
May 11, 2016
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Google publishes national security letters for the first time
The letters offer a further glimpse into law enforcement demands for user information
December 13, 2016
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Google pushes fake news, hate-speech workshops (and YouTube) on UK teens
After backlash over censored LGBTQ+ content, Google debuts "Internet Citizens" project.
April 24, 2017
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Google puts earthquake data directly in search results
"OK Google, did you feel that?"
June 30, 2016
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Google puts fake news about aliens at the top of search results
The truth is out there (but not here)
December 6, 2016
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Google puts Intel on notice, 'looks forward' to using non-Intel chips within its cloud
Today, Intel owns the data center market. the only challenger in the x86 space, AMD, once claimed a significant share of that market, but has been all-but eliminated after years of noncompetitive CPU architectures. AMD has been driven to single-digit market share, though the company hopes to take back some of it with its upcoming Zen processor, due next year.
October 17, 2016
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Google quietly brings forgetting to the U.S.
Seeing all your Google activity in one place can be eye-opening, and having the ability to delete any of it carries some far-reaching implications
July 13, 2016
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Google quietly takes gag off Mississippi AG after wrecking ads probe
Drugs bust docs remain sealed, though
July 14, 2016
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Google rater fired after speaking to Ars about work conditions
After public revelations, workers report chaos, layoffs, and at least one firing.
May 2, 2017
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Google really wants you to use Android Pay online
The search giant announces partnerships with Visa and Mastercard to simplify mobile web purchases.
October 22, 2016
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Google rebrands its business apps as G Suite, upgrades apps & announces Team Drive
Google announced today that its now ten-year old service Google Apps for Work (formerly Google Apps for your Domain), is getting rebranded yet again. this time around, the company will call it "G Suite." Sounds more hip, right? Alongside the news, Google also noted a handful of upgrades and improvements in G Suite's existing product lineup, which includes apps like Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides, Calendar, Hangouts, and more.
September 29, 2016
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Google rebrands: Apps for Work are G Suite, enterprise platform is Google Cloud
Company plans to add smarter collaboration features soon.
September 29, 2016
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Google redesigns Gmail for Android and the web
Gmail was designed to be a cross-platform email tool, but even Google recognizes the fact that it is far from perfect. with this in mind, Gmail -- and Inbox by Google -- are undergoing a redesign to improve things.
September 16, 2016
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Google redesigns play Newsstand and launches it on the web
The update brings personalized content and richer media
November 17, 2016
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Google removes autocomplete suggestions about Jews, women
The search giant will no longer suggest you search whether these groups are "evil."
December 5, 2016
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Google reportedly signs CBS for web TV service
Google has arrived at a deal with CBS to carry its broadcast content on its upcoming web TV offering, according to the Wall Street Journal. Locking in CBS will go a long way to making a compelling "skinny" TV bundle for people who aren't interested in signing up for cable, and Google is also nearing a deal with Fox and Walt Disney (which owns ABC).
October 19, 2016
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Google researchers aim to prevent AIs from discriminating
Garbage in, garbage out – that's always been a rule of computing, and machine learning systems are no exception. These elementary AIs only know what we tell them, and if that data carries a bias of any kind, so too will the system trained on it. Google is looking to avoid such awkward and potentially serious situations systematically with a method it calls "Equality of Opportunity."
October 7, 2016
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Google researchers help developers test cryptographic implementations
The new project provides more than 80 tests for common cryptographic attacks
December 20, 2016
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Google reveals Jamboard price and release date
If you're looking for an alternative to Microsoft's Surface Hub, Google has just the thing for you. Unveiled last October, Jamboard is a 55-inch whiteboard featuring a 4K touchscreen display, HD camera, speakers and integration with the search giant's G Suite productivity apps.
March 13, 2017
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Google revs its AI engines with a new European research group
It will focus primarily on machine learning
June 16, 2016
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Google ruins the Assistant's shopping list, turns it into a big Google Express ad
Op-ed: Google destroys a useful feature to push its lousy Amazon Prime clone.
April 11, 2017
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Google said to face record $3 billion fine in antitrust case
Search giant would have to change its business practices in Europe.
May 16, 2016
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Google said to face record $3.4bn fine as EU web search antitrust investigation nears end
The European Commission is reportedly preparing to slap Google with a record-breaking fine for allegedly abusing its dominance in the EU's web search market, as a long-running antitrust investigation draws to a close.
May 16, 2016
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Google says government requests for user data at all-time high
Demands by governments for user info are on the rise across the Internet
July 19, 2016
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Google says it will 'raise the bar' for ad policies after controversy over extremist content
Google has announced plans to introduce safeguards for advertisers after complaints from many big names that their advertisements were appearing next to extremist content. the Guardian, the BBC, and the UK government are among those to have withdrawn advertising from Google and YouTube, and the company has been battling to get companies back on side.
March 21, 2017
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Google says it'll be fully powered by renewable energy in 2017
It's not about maintaining a public image–"We are convinced this is good for business."
December 6, 2016
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Google says its app ad business is booming, with a billion installs in the last four months
Your move, Facebook.
September 14, 2016
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Google says its databases are enterprise ready
The company announces GA for Cloud SQL, Cloud Datastore and Cloud Bigtable
August 16, 2016
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Google says welcome to the Cloud 2.0
Now that enterprises are in the cloud, they want to analyze that data
May 24, 2016
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Google 'Scheduled Pause' is potentially dangerous
Parenting can be hard -- I get it. It can be a real hassle to monitor what a child is doing 24 hours per day. Nowadays, with the internet and many connected devices, your child could be online when you aren't aware. Luckily, there are tools to help you track their activity -- up all night surfing the web? Busted!
April 3, 2017
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Google scrabbles to appease advertisers after drawing ire for inappropriate ad placements
Yesterday, the Guardian withdrew advertising from Google and YouTube after its ads were placed next to extremist content. the British newspaper was not alone -- broadcaster Channel 4, and even the British government soon followed suit.
March 17, 2017
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Google Search has made it easier to find a great place to eat
Google has announced that users of its Search app for Android will now be able to bring up reviews and "best of" lists of restaurants when they search for a great place to eat.
August 04, 2016
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Google Search will no longer tell you that the Holocaust didn't happen... sort of
After weeks of criticism, Google's search engine will no longer suggest to visitors that the Holocaust never happened – at least not part of the time, or on the front page. as Digital Trends reports, it initially appeared to have removed a result for the query "did the Holocaust happen" from white supremacist site Stormfront, which previously appeared at the top of the first page.
December 25, 2016
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Google selling Terra Bella satellite imaging business to Planet
Google will sell its Terra Bella business, which includes a group of SkySat Earth imaging satellites, to Planet Labs, the companies confirmed on Friday after TechCrunch's Ingrid Lunden first reported that a deal was going down on January 25. Google's space-high view of the world in its mapping software isn't going anywhere, however -- Google will continue to license Earth imaging for its use from Planet in a multi-year contract that's part of the sale arrangement.
February 3, 2017
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Google serves Espresso link-ups for Cloud
Chocolate Factory's SDN aims for better connections to hosted machines
April 4, 2017
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Google set to hire 3,000 new employees in the UK despite Brexit
Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai, told the BBC in an interview that the company will open a new headquarters building in London soon and plans to create 3,000 new jobs by 2020. Despite the country's decision in June to leave the European Union, Pichai said that the UK was still an attractive place to do business, but said open borders and free movement of skilled migrants were important for the success of the technology sector in the UK.
November 15, 2016
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Google shares are down after missing on fourth-quarter earnings
Alphabet's sales beat expectations, but profits fell short.
January 26, 2017
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Google shields security reporter targeted by massive cyberattack
Brian Krebs' website had been largely unreachable for the past week, the victim of a "record" flood of fake requests for traffic.
September 26, 2016
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Google showcases massive Chrome battery gains in response to Microsoft diss
Google recently ran a battery life test comparing Chrome 46 to Chrome 53. and the winner was...Chrome.
September 7, 2016
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Google Shows Up Late in Crowded AI-Based Digital-Assistant Field
Google unleashed its digital assistant for the first time, arriving late to the intensifying race among the largest technology companies to create a more personal and lucrative way for computers to interact with humans.
September 21, 2016
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Google shuts down Google Maps' editing tools
Moderation problems kill Google Maps' editing tools.
April 3, 2017
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Google shuts down Panoramio
Panoramio, the location-centric photo sharing service Google acquired in 2007, will show its last image on November 4. for the longest time, Google used Panoramio to augment its Google Maps and Google Earth services with crowdsourced imagery. now that the company has integrated photo uploads into the Google Maps mobile apps and launched its Local Guides program, Panoramio clearly isn't a priority for the company anymore.
October 7, 2016
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Google shuttering Talk, removing SMS support from Hangouts in new messaging shakeup
The changes, which will begin on May 22, are part of a continuing attempt to consolidate its many messaging apps.
March 24, 2017
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Google Slashes Data Center Cooling Costs by 40 Percent In First Real-World Application of the DeepMind AI
Google announced that it has already been using the DeepMind AI to cut the company's data center cooling costs by 40 percent. this implementation marks one of the first real-world applications of the DeepMind AI after Google used it to power the AlphaGo client that beat Lee Sedol, an 18-times world champion of the Chinese game "Go."
July 20, 2016
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Google slammed over its 'free' school service
Sweden sour -- source
July 11, 2016
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Google slaps an AdWords ban on payday loans and other high interest finance services
In recent years Google has started to tighten up on the products that can be promoted through its services. After cracking down on porn, the latest victims of the ban hammer are payday loans and other high interest finance services.
May 12, 2016
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Google slips ads into its image search results
It's more convenient... and could stop you from shopping at Amazon.
May 16, 2016
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Google Spaces helps you share things with small groups
It's effectively Google+ communities in app form.
May 16, 2016
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Google Spaces hopes to offer a better group sharing experience
Google has introduced Spaces, a new tool that makes it easier to share links, videos, and more with groups of people with similar interests. Spaces lets you create groups, like "Comic book buddies," and easily share with them from the web, YouTube, and more.
May 16, 2016
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Google Spaces is a Pointless Exercise
The latest "social" experiment by Google is another item for the company to throw on the failure pile.
May 27, 2016
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Google Spain raided by Agencia Tributaria in latest European crackdown
Sounds good. Wait, Google agua caliente for us, will you?
June 30, 2016
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Google starts highlighting fact-checks in News
Today Google added a new "fact-check" tag to its popular Google News service. the site aggregates popular timely news from multiple sources and has traditionally grouped them with tags like "opinion," "local source" and "highly cited." now readers can see highlighted fact-checks right next to trending stories.
October 13, 2016
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Google Starts Shaping Up "Unplugged," Its YouTube-Based Pay-TV Service
People looking to cut the cable TV cord will be getting more options in the months to come, with AT&T still planning to launch its DirecTV now streaming service by year's end, and news that Google is signing up broadcasters for the YouTube-based live-TV offering it hopes to launch in early 2017.
October 19, 2016
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Google starts showing song lyrics directly in search results
Google has teamed up with LyricFind to display song lyrics directly in its search results. the Toronto-based company signed a multi-year licensing deal with Google, allowing the search giant to offer song lyrics in the U.S. and international markets.
June 28, 2016
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Google Steps Up Travel Presence with Dedicated Trip-Planning App
Google unveiling a new smartphone app that helps users plan and organize their trips, extending the tech giant's step-by-step entrance into the online travel market.
September 19, 2016
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Google still hasn't given up on Google+ and Topics is the latest attempt to keep people on the service
Google+ finds itself the butt of many a joke, but the company behind the service is happy to proclaim that "millions of people use" it. There are already numerous ways to discover content on Google+, and now there's yet another: Topics.
April 28, 2017
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Google Street View blurred a cow's face for privacy
Something amoosing happened on Street View when Google's face-blurring software decided to hide the identity of a large cow.
September 16, 2016
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Google Street View car snaps evidence of itself speeding
Google Street View seems to show a Google car triggering a speed-warning sign in a UK village.
November 30, 2016
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Google Street View takes you on a South African safari
Google's Mzansi Experience lets you see the wildlife without taking an expensive trip.
March 8, 2016
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Google sued by employee for confidentiality policies that 'muzzle' staff
Google says rules are intended to protect proprietary business information
December 21, 2016
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Google sued by Labor Department over pay data
Web giant says it is withholding some information to protect its employees' privacy.
January 4, 2017
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Google supercharges saved places in Maps with customization and sharing
A new update rolling out lets you save places and restaurants to custom lists, then share them with your friends.
February 13, 2017
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Google takes a stand against predatory lending ads
In July, the company will stop showing ads offering payday loans with short repayment terms.
May 11, 2016
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Google takes Symantec to the woodshed for mis-issuing 30,000 HTTPS certs
Chrome to immediately stop recognizing EV status and gradually nullify all certs.
March 23, 2017
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Google taps AI to help you bid for digital ads
Machine learning powers a new Smart Bidding feature for AdWords and DoubleClick Search
July 26, 2016
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Google taps A.I. to help you bid for digital ads
Machine learning powers a new Smart Bidding feature for AdWords and DoubleClick Search
July 27, 2016
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Google taps Van Jones and Anil Dash to discuss race and algorithmic bias
You may remember that time Google was under fire for wrongfully indicating that photos of black people were gorillas, and the time Microsoft's AI bot named Tay turned incredibly racist. Today at Google's Mountain View headquarters, the company acknowledged its shortcomings, as well as the shortcomings of other technologies in relation to racism and bias, at Decoding Race, the fourth installation of Google's Race@ series to address issues of race and racial justice.
December 12, 2016
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'Google tax' already being avoided, says Australian Tax Office
Big accountants felt to have helped tech companies under suspicion of new dodge
September 15, 2016
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Google teams up with Kaggle to host $100,000 video classification challenge
Google and Kaggle today announced a new machine learning challenge that asks developers to find the best way to automatically tag videos.
February 15, 2017
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Google teams up with LyricFind to show song lyrics in search results
"Son and heir", not "sun and air". Excuse me while I "kiss the sky", not "this guy". If you've ever struggled to interpret the lyrics to a song, you've probably scurried online to look up what is actually being sung. by teaming up with LyricFind, Google just made this much quicker and easier.
June 28, 2016
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Google TensorFlow AI bots drafted into Ocado call centre service
Web retailer builds a better email opener
October 14, 2016
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Google tests a cleaner look for Search
Material Design is coming. Probably.
June 8, 2016
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Google tests app for food delivery and home services
The Android app called Areo is being described by Google as an experiment
April 13, 2017
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Google tests Material Design makeover for Google search on the desktop
The look recently landed on Chrome OS and now Google is aiming its Material Design makeover brushes at its legendary search engine.
June 8, 2016
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Google tinkers with Chrome cryptosecurity to fight quantum hacks
Protecting today's encrypted material from tomorrow's cyber attacks.
July 7, 2016
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Google tips hat to gran whose polite search charmed the internet
A British grandson posted a snap of his nan's laptop screen -- in which the 86-year-old adds "please" and "thank you" to her Google search.
June 16, 2016
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Google to bring Machine Learning Tools to Raspberry Pi
Developers that would like to have more machine learning and AI on their Raspberry Pi machines, this is the time to rejoice! Google has decided to bring its tools over to the DIY machines, though the tech giant will need the input of existing developers to do so. other fields that tinkerers may be able to access in the near future include 3D printing, the Internet of Things, and wearables.
January 24, 2017
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Google to EU: We're not breaking antitrust rules, you just don't understand the internet
Google is crying foul once again as the company is readying its official answer to the investigations and accusations leveraged against it by the EU's antitrust regulators. Related to its shopping and product search business, the company is saying that the EU just doesn't get how the internet works, and that they're not breaching any antitrust rules.
November 4, 2016
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Google to host indie game developers conference in SF in September
Free event will offer chance to showcase games, network and win prizes, such as tickets to Google I/O 2017.
July 14, 2016
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Google to launch Oakland lab to mentor minority students
Working with the MIT Media lab, the search giant looks across the San Francisco Bay to solve the tech industry's diversity problem.
September 22, 2016
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Google to launch Spaces app for more focused group sharing
Spaces aims to simplify group messaging by letting you have conversations centered on specific articles, images and videos.
May 16, 2016
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Google to open the Web Store to Cuba, more than two years after it got Chrome
Google reached out to web developers via email late on Monday to let them know that from tomorrow, October 19, residents of Cuba will finally be able to access the Web Store "to install free extensions, themes and apps."
October 18, 2016
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Google to start up startup incubator in San Francisco
CNET's new San Francisco neighbors will focus on developers, startups and resources for emerging markets like India and Brazil.
August 18, 2016
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Google tool lets users personalize the ads they see
The tool is being rolled out by Google in the coming weeks
June 29, 2016
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Google touts big VR, AR advances
If the numbers are any indication, people like Google's Cardboard viewer in a very big way.
February 28, 2017
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Google Translate is Amazing Now, and that Should Terrify You
Translating languages is hard. If you're fluent in more than one, you already know that there's never any direct translation for a lot of phrases. Hell, I'll still use spanglish or other random blends to make sure I get the exact tone I'm looking for (And if my rather obvious humblebrag was a little off-putting, lo siento).
December 27, 2016
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Google Translate is tapping into neural networks for smarter language learning
Google says that it can translate entire sentences at once, which is far more accurate than just tackling one word at a time.
November 16, 2016
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Google Translate Just Got a Lot Less Awkward
In translation, it's almost always true that the sum is greater than its parts. Translating word-by-word often leads to hilarious gaffes like this sign, but there's a better way.
November 17, 2016
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Google Translate just got a lot smarter
The search giant says it's made a "leap" in giving you more natural translations. it's just one step in a big push in machine learning that Google detailed Tuesday.
November 15, 2016
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Google Translate now works in apps on any Android phone
Translate also has an offline mode in iOS, and Word Lens translation in Chinese.
May 11, 2016
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Google tries to lure .NET devs with PowerShell cloud bait
Azure diversionary tactic to get 'em hooked
September 13, 2016
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Google turns to Reddit for accents to help improve voice recognition
rom Siri to Alexa, voice interfaces are becoming increasingly common, but for all their recent advances, they often struggle with one of the most basic characteristics of human speech: accents. the problem is so prevalent that computer scientists have identified the existence of a "machine voice," a standardized way of speaking that individuals with accents adopt in the hope of being understood.
August 17, 2016
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Google turns up the integration between Home, play Music with new personalized playlists
Google Home now uses machine learning and location services to deliver the perfect play Music mix for whatever you're doing.
February 13, 2017
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Google tweaks its Photos' info interface to quickly show who's in a pic
The newest update to the app includes a small feature that will make finding the people in your photos a whole lot easier.
April 5, 2017
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Google tweaks its Verify Apps security feature to show what's been scanned
You can now see the last four apps that were checked using Android's malware-detecting Verify Apps feature.
February 17, 2017
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Google tweaks search algorithms to fight fake news and 'offensive' content
The fight against fake news continues, with Google announcing not only changes to search algorithms to help prevent false information from rising to the surface, but also new tools to allow users to report "unexpected, inaccurate or offensive" results.
April 25, 2017
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Google UK's 'Summer Squad' offers kids free coding lessons
The search giant's activities will be available in London and Essex.
July 5, 2016
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Google unveils showcase games for indie developers conference
Half of the games chosen for exhibition are in very limited beta and not yet available to the general public.
August 29, 2016
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Google unveils 'Super Chat' earnings scheme for YouTube content creators
Profits made by YouTube creators can vary wildly. One way these people earn money is from views -- every time a viewer watches a video with an advertisement, the person gets a very small sum. on there own, each view is worth less than a penny. this can ad up, however, and some creators -- such as PewDiePie -- can earn millions of dollars each year.
January 12, 2017
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Google unveils super-resolution 'zoom-and-enhance' tech
One thing every futuristic detective show has in common is an amazing tool that reconstructs detailed images from unbelievably small, blurry images. In real life, various techniques have been used to restore detail to images, but so far they have tended to work with what's there.
February 8, 2017
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Google updates Earth Timelapse with massive amount of satellite imagery data
Google introduced a significant update to Google Maps in June, which brought massive amounts of new imagery data to the service. Now, Google has used the same techniques to improve Earth Timelapse, its "zoomable" creation for viewing Earth over space and time. this latest increment adds four years of imagery data to timelapses and shows data from 1984 all the way to present day.
November 30, 2016
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Google updates Maps and Earth apps with super sharp satellite imagery
From NASA's Landsat 8 satellite
June 27, 2016
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Google updates mobile ad business, places "promoted pins" on Google Maps
Google is preparing changes to its Maps service. the company has recently announced that it will display local search ads on Google Maps, dubbed as "promoted pins," which will allow companies to promote their businesses, when users make a relevant search.
May 26, 2016
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Google ups the cloud ante to go for gold
A new found enterprise maturity was on obvious display.
March 13, 2017
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Google used DeepMind AI to cut its power bill
The DeepMind acqusition might have paid for itself through more efficient data centers.
July 20, 2016
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Google uses AI to cool down its servers, save energy
Data centers power most of our day-to-day life, because they're the backbone for many of the services, apps and systems we rely on. Everything from your e-mail, to YouTube, to Google searches, to this article goes through a data center where the information is stored and processed.
July 20, 2016
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Google uses DeepMind AI to cut data center energy bills
The AI successfully reduced power consumption by 15 percent overall
July 21, 2016
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Google versus the EU's antitrust complaints
The European Union has been battling with Google over antitrust complaints for years, with the European Commission – the part of the EU responsible for enforcing and writing the Union's laws – accusing the company of abusing its dominant position in a number of markets. this history of informal probes and official complaints dates back to 2010, and includes the US company's search, shopping, advertising, mobile, and mapping businesses. So far, though, the EU has yet to levy any fines against Google, which has consistently denied acting in a monopolistic fashion.
June 28, 2016
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Google Voice finally lets you delete conversations
The first update to the Android app since January's redesign also brings the ability to toggle Do not Disturb and search for GIFs with Gboard.
March 17, 2017
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Google Voice gets its first big update in five years, adds new UI and features
Google Voice gets a modern UI, Direct Reply support, and MMS photo support.
January 23, 2017
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Google Voice Search Stores Everything It Overhears
'Ok Google' Hears All, Records All
June 2, 2016
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Google vows to change ad policy after boycotts in UK
After some ads in the UK were shown next to extremist YouTube content, the tech giant said it will give brands more control over where their ads appear.
March 17, 2017
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Google Wallet will now automatically send money transfers straight to your bank account
An update to the Android and iOS apps mean you won't have to manually transfer your money when a friend pays up for that lunch tab.
August 29, 2016
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Google wants developers to claim "natural" voice commands for its expanding Assistant
Google's Assistant is about to get a lot smarter, as the company is opening up its platform and allowing third party developers to connect to the service. Originally, the expanded functionality will only be available on Google Home devices, and then move on to the Pixel smartphones.
December 9, 2016
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Google wants emoji that give working women their due
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May 11, 2016
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Google wants to add A.I. to Raspberry Pi gadgets
Google plans to bring open source machine-learning tools to board makers later this year
January 26, 2017
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Google wants to make cities smarter with cloud-based Flow, control every aspect of city life
You've probably never heard of Sidewalk Labs. it's Larry Page's startup, owned by Google/Alphabet, whose mission in life is to "improve city life for everyone". While that sounds benign, a new investigation shows that the company's plans would give Google control over large segments of our daily city lives.
June 27, 2016
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Google wants to make YouTube a better place for advertisers
Despite its massive success with viewers, Google always had a hard time convincing advertisers that its video platform was the best place for them to reach their target audiences. Now, Google promises to give advertisers and agencies better tools to measure their reach and target specific audiences – all with a focus on mobile.
January 20, 2017
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Google Wants to Represent you in VR with Googly Eyes
Though video games and the like have people used to extremely complicated avatars, Google's VR engineers are seeing how much they can strip down the avatars without making people confused.
June 8, 2016
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Google wants to teach teenagers how to use the internet with special workshops
Google is launching a series of Internet Citizens workshops as part of its YouTube Creators for Change program. Aimed at 13- to 18-year-olds, the workshops have been designed to teach teenagers how to spot fake news, how to stay safe online, and how to "make negativity bounce."
April 21, 2017
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Google Wants Women to Just Trust that It Pays Them the Same as Men
In the midst of an ugly legal battle with the Department of Labor over the gender wage gap, Google updated its blog on Tuesday to assert its commitment to paying women and men at the company equally. for a company with totally unremarkable diversity numbers, Google is weirdly nonspecific about how it addresses pay inequity in the post, saying both that it doesn't underpay women, but won't support having a third-party certify that.
April 11, 2017
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Google will add special touches to Nexus phone software
Sundar Pichai also promises better privacy in Google Home and beyond.
June 1, 2016
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Google will automatically translate local reviews into your language
Thanks to the internet, consumers are less likely to visit a gross restaurant or other bad location. you see, by reading online reviews, they can avoid these negative experiences. this is particularly helpful when travelling to a new city, as you may be unfamiliar with the area.
April 24, 2017
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Google will end support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux
They'll remain on Chrome OS for the 'foreseeable future'
August 19, 2016
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Google will help people find lost iPhones
The find your phone feature now supports searching for iOS and Android devices.
June 1, 2016
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Google will offer digital skills training for free in UK
Google has just announced that it will be offering free digital skills training to everyone in the UK with the aim of ensuring that the country's population is able to take advantage of its online tools.
November 16, 2016
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Google will punish sites that use annoying pop-up ads
Google is about to deal a small blow to some of the most annoying ads on mobile: pop-ups and interstitials. it's not a stretch to argue that readers don't like these ads. So Google is making a call that websites that use pop-ups and interstitials are worse search results and may rank them lower because of it.
August 23, 2016
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Google will shore up one of its biggest cloud weaknesses next year
Eight new regions will launch around the world, connected by Google's fiber backbone
September 29, 2016
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Google will soon ban fake news sites from using its ad network
Cutting off their revenue streams
November 14, 2016
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Google will start blocking Flash content in Chrome this year
Flash was an indispensable part of the web just a few short years ago. Attempting to browse without Adobe's plugin would mean broken videos, menus, and plenty of frustration. However, Flash itself was never a great experience, and now most websites are moving beyond that. These days, Flash is mainly known for its disproportionate impact on performance and security flaws.
May 16, 2016
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Google will try to combat fake news using search and user feedback
Search giant joins fight against "offensive or clearly misleading content."
April 25, 2017
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Google won't preload its apps in Russia after antitrust settlement
The company will also pay $7.8 million to settle the Android-related complaint
April 17, 2017
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Google works to make JPEG graphics smaller but not sucky
The Guetzli project shows there's room to improve the venerable compression tech. Too bad Google's software is slow and not so practical for most sites right now.
March 17, 2017
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Google-overlord Alphabet's stiff growth fails to satisfy investors
Shares slip in extended trading
January 26, 2017
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Google-parent Alphabet's drone project may not soar after all
The Titan drone project is cut after setbacks, according to reports.
January 11, 2017
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Google: EU commissioners don't understand antitrust law
In an effort to soften the European Commission's inquiry into business practices, Google has claimed that those bringing charges against it do not fully understand antitrust law.
November 7, 2016
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Google: how our robot army could conquer warehouses
Google owns some of the most advanced robotics firms in the world. Two patents shed light on what Google has planned for these bots.
May 13, 2016
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Google: HTTPS usage is rising among Chrome users
Google is actively pushing websites to embrace HTTPS, going as far as to warn Chrome users when they visit a page that can transmit sensitive data over the unsecured HTTP protocol. the search giant hopes that this will speed up HTTPS adoption, and to help us keep track of how things evolve it has updated its Transparency Report to reveal how HTTPS usage is increasing among Chrome users.
November 4, 2016
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Google: Managers Matter after All
Based on internal data, Google researchers have come up with 8 traits that great managers have, providing guidance and tools to other organizations to find out if managers matter to them and how to train their managers.
February 10, 2017
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Google: Please don't Look at Our Very Tiny Ad Problem
It's been a tough few weeks for Google. Several companies have pulled their ads from its network after various news outlets revealed that those ads have appeared on extremist, racist, or otherwise offensive videos. But never fear. a Google executive says the problem is, actually, small. and not just very small, in fact. not even very, very small. But very, very, very small.
April 3, 2017
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Google: There are three certainties in life -- death, taxes and IPv6
And TCP-killer QUIC, right? Everyone loves QUIC?
September 16, 2016
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Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages project spreads to more of the web
The effort will branch out beyond just news sites, though it will mean web developers will need to support yet another standard.
August 03, 2016
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Google's ad business "breaches" EU rules, says antitrust chief
Price comparison charges "reinforced," fresh charges against ad practices coming.
July 14, 2016
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Google's AI continues to crush humans at ancient game Go
In another win for the machines, AlphaGo has been secretly playing Go online and thrashing its human opponents.
January 5, 2017
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Google's AI Experiments help you understand neural networks by playing with them
Google's work in machine learning and artificial intelligence is often interesting, but it can be a bit academic. People like to get their hands on these things – as much as you can, anyway, with something intangible. to that end, Google is collecting a bunch of little demonstrations of this emerging category of tech in its AI Experiments showcase.
November 15, 2016
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Google's AI is learning how to save your life
Health care is the next frontier for DeepMind, says researcher David Silver.
July 12, 2016
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Google's AI translation tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language
All right, don't panic, but computers have created their own secret language and are probably talking about us right now. Well, that's kind of an oversimplification, and the last part is just plain untrue. But there is a fascinating and existentially challenging development that Google's AI researchers recently happened across.
November 22, 2016
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Google's Alphabet just appointed a former Federal Reserve official to its board
Roger Ferguson gets to help put money into moonshots.
June 29, 2016
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Google's AlphaGo is Slaying Unsuspecting Nerds Online
Over the last few days, an unknown Go player named "Master" has won 60 of 61 online matches against some of the best players in the world. Google has now fessed-up, admitting that "Master" is actually the AlphaGo AI, and that it has been secretly playing humans in order to test an improved version.
January 4, 2017
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Google's Android Security Rewards program has paid out more than $550,000 so far
Google has released an overview of its Android Security Rewards program, which has just wrapped up its first year. Added to the Google Vulnerability Rewards Program in June 2015, the Android Security Rewards program has thus far paid out more than $550,000 to security researchers for discovering and reporting vulnerabilities, the company revealed.
June 16, 2016
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Google's art machine just wrote its first song
Today, Google's newest machine learning project released its first piece of generated art, a 90-second piano melody created through a trained neural network, provided with just four notes up front. the drums and orchestration weren't generated by the algorithm, but added for emphasis after the fact.
June 1, 2016
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Google's Assistant learns to make payments on your behalf
Last month there were indications that Google's digital Assistant might be learning a new trick in the form of payments. Now, it looks like that functionality is starting to be rolled out and tested, even though it can't actually be used just yet.
February 16, 2017
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Google's baking Chromecast support directly into Chrome
Google is finally adding a built-in option to Cast open tabs to your Chromecast-enabled television.
July 5, 2016
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Google's become an obsessive stalker and you can't get a restraining order
Location, location, location (data)
September 14, 2016
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Google's big Spanner in the works for price war against AWS
Shard this for a game for forks! Mega Mountain View SQL decision 'coming'
January 5, 2017
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Google's biggest apps, games, TV shows, books and songs of 2016
As the year draws to a close, it's traditional to look back and pick out some highlights. this is precisely what Google has done, drawing up a list of the 'Best of 2016' from Google Play.
December 2, 2016
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Google's brand new OS could replace Android
webOS, BeOS and Android heritage
August 15, 2016
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Google's cloud clients now have full access to its speech recognition software
The latest version of the software is also more accurate.
April 18, 2017
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Google's Cloud Machine Learning service is now in public beta
Google announced a number of updates to its cloud computing services at a small event in San Francisco this morning. These updates touch Google's machine learning services, as well as its database and analytics services, and include an update to how it supports its users.
September 29, 2016
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Google's Cloud Platform improves its free tier and adds always-free compute and storage services
Google today quietly launched an improved always-free tier and trial program for its Cloud Platform.
March 9, 2017
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Google's Cloud Platform will get GPU machines in early 2017
Google's Cloud Machine Learning service launched earlier this year and, already, the company is calling it one of its "fastest growing product areas." Today, the company is announcing a number of new features for Cloud Machine Learning users and developers who want to run their own machine learning workloads in Google's cloud.
November 15, 2016
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Google's Compute Engine now offers machines with up to 64 CPU cores, 416GB of RAM
Google is doubling the maximum number of CPU cores developers can use with a single virtual machine on its Compute Engine service from 32 to 64. These high-power machines are now available in beta across all of Google's standard configurations and as custom machine types, which allow you to select exactly how many cores and memory you want.
March 9, 2017
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Google's Continuing & Numerous Contributions to Open-Source
Marc Merlin of Google presented at this week's LinuxCon 2016 event in Toronto how the company has -- and continues to -- contribute to open-source software.
August 25, 2016
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Google's 'Daydream' VR Developer Tools Emerge from beta with Unity, Unreal Support
Earlier this year at its I/O conference, Google announced its next-level virtual reality platform for Android, called "Daydream." the company's VR developer tools are now out of beta, which means developers can already begin building Daydream-ready applications for Android.
September 22, 2016
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Google's DeepMind A.I. can slash data center power use 40%
Google now plans to direct DeepMind's machine learning algorithm at other data center challenges
July 20, 2016
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Google's developing its own version of the Laws of Robotics
Google's artificial intelligence researchers are starting to have to code around their own code, writing patches that limit a robot's abilities so that it continues to develop down the path desired by the researchers – not by the robot itself. it's the beginning of a long-term trend in robotics and AI in general: once we've put in all this work to increase the insight of an artificial intelligence, how can we make sure that insight will only be applied in the ways we would like?
June 10, 2016
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Google's Diane Greene says the singularity won't arrive in her sentient lifetime
Three out of four Google robots disagreed.
November 15, 2016
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Google's Diane Greene talks AWS and machine learning at TechCrunch Disrupt
Diane Greene, executive vice president of Google Cloud Enterprise, appeared on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco with TechCrunch editor Matt Burns today, and talked about her role running Google's massive cloud business.
September 13, 2016
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Google's diverse emoji for women at work approved by Unicode Consortium
Back in May, Google proposed 13 new emoji meant to better represent women in professional fields, and now 11 of those emoji have been approved by the Unicode Consortium.
July 14, 2016
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Google's emoji for working women get thumbs up from Unicode
Unicode is adding female versions of existing emoji, too.
July 14, 2016
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Google's Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale
The service intelligently routes internet traffic in real time.
April 4, 2017
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Google's fact check feature goes global and comes to Google Search
We live in the age of fake news -- both the really fake news that's simply fake and the kind of news that some people like to call "fake" only because they don't like hard facts. as long as there's money to be made from fake news (or political gain to be had), the problem isn't likely to go away. and while there are plenty of fact-checking organizations, unless you are looking for their data, you aren't likely to see it.
April 7, 2017
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Google's former security chief is retiring from the company
Eric Grosse confirmed today that he is leaving Google after a decade with the company.
February 1, 2017
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Google's Fuchsia OS is out in the open and shrouded in mystery
Android and Chrome OS use the Linux kernel, but Fuchsia doesn't.
September 6, 2016
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Google's futuristic campus closer to reality after land deal
In a swap with LinkedIn, the company gets its dream real estate.
July 12, 2016
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Google's gender equality emoji are formally adopted
Concerned as ever with diversity and equality, Google recently proposed a new set of emoji including a wider range of images of women in different professions. Today the company makes good on its promise and delivers the goods... with a little help from the powers-that-be.
July 14, 2016
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Google's Go-Playing Machine Opens the Door to Robots that Learn
Two robotic arms face two closed doors. Both reach forward and miss the door handles entirely. So they reach again, and this time, they hit the handles head-on, rattling the door frames. So they try again. and again. Finally, they grab the handles cleanly and pull the doors open, and after a few more hours of trial and error, they can repeat the trick every time.
January 30, 2017
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Google's graveyard: 8 products Google killed in 2016
Google has rolled out plenty of new things in 2016, from its Android-powered Pixel smartphones to its Daydream virtual reality platform to its Duo Facetime competitor.
October 17, 2016
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Google's Hangouts on Air is moving over to YouTube Live
The deconstruction of Google+ continues, with another key service moving over to a more successful property.
August 16, 2016
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Google's harder look at moon shots seems to be paying off
The search giant has shut down or scaled back some of its most ambitious projects. But its other wild bets are starting to make more money.
January 26, 2017
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Google's head of diversity is leaving the company
Google's head of diversity, Nancy Lee, is retiring from Google after several years of leading the company's global diversity and inclusion team, TechCrunch has learned.
December 12, 2016
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Google's home delivery service, Google Express, hits new England
Google today announced an expansion of its home delivery shopping service Google Express, which is now available across a large part of the East Coast. the service lets online shoppers order consumer products like electronics, clothing, health and beauty items, home decor and even dry good groceries, from either the web or a dedicated mobile app.
September 28, 2016
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Google's Instant Articles competitor is about to take over mobile search
The web is fragmenting again
August 02, 2016
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Google's latest app, Spaces, aims to simplify group sharing
Even before kicking off its I/O 2016 conference, Google is introducing a new app. Today the company announced Spaces, an app for Android, iOS, and the web that's designed to make it easier to share, well, stuff from the web in group conversations. "Sharing things typically involves hopping between apps to copy and paste links," Luke Wroblewski, the product director for Spaces, wrote in a blog post. "Group conversations often don't stay on topic, and things get lost in endless threads that you can't easily get back to when you need them."
May 16, 2016
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Google's latest diversity report shows the company making slow progress
Embracing diversity is just one of the latest passions of the technology world. Companies involved in the web and messaging do things like releasing diverse emoji, while games like the Sims 4 implement changes that reflect dissolving gender and sexuality boundaries.
July 1, 2016
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Google's latest research aims to make mixed reality videos a little less alien
Consumer VR has been around for a nearly a year and there are a ton of questions floating around that still boggle even the sharper minds in the industry. One that's been answered (to some degree), however, is how on earth developers can show consumers what VR is actually like without needing them to experience it in person.
February 21, 2017
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Google's latest transparency report reveals the futility of transparency reports -- and increased data requests
As has become the norm for big tech companies these days, Google has just published its latest transparency report. the report reveals -- in very, very broad strokes -- the number of requests for user data the company has received from the US government.
October 12, 2016
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Google's looking for 10 UK startups that 'think big'
Google wants to help UK's young start-ups make it big, and it's kicking off a start-up camp to make it happen.
July 11, 2016
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Google's Motion Stills app now can make cinemagraphs and add motion text
Still not on Android, though
December 14, 2016
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Google's Nearby will soon trigger notifications to apps, websites, and more
The location-based tool may help you download a boarding pass app at the airport or an audio tour during a trip to the museum.
June 10, 2016
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Google's neural network learns to translate languages it hasn't been trained on
First time machine translation has used true transfer learning
November 16, 2016
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Google's new acquisition makes building chatbots easier
API.ai provides services to help developers build intelligent, interactive services
September 19, 2016
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Google's new acquisition makes building chatbots easier
API.ai provides services to help developers build intelligent, interactive services
September 20, 2016
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Google's 'new and improved' Contributor program is accepting early sign-ups
As Google promised when the original Contributor program was entirely erased earlier this month, a replacement is on the way. There aren't many details yet, and it's not clear if this will look anything like the original service that killed ads in exchange for a monthly fee from users, but at least we know it's not dead forever right?
January 25, 2017
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Google's new "Android Things" OS hopes to solve awful IoT security
Google Brillo gets a new name, a developer preview, and a source code drop.
December 13, 2016
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Google's new bot-stopping reCAPTCHA is completely invisible
You may be certain you're not a robot, but a robot could be programmed to think that. Existential crises aside, determining which users are and are not robots is a complex task for web services. Go too easy and bots could flood in; make the test too hard and users will get frustrated and leave.
March 10, 2017
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Google's new Bubble Zoom feature will make reading comics on your phone easier
All the better to enjoy the punching
July 21, 2016
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Google's new Cloud Search is a Preview to a Future of Quantified Work
Just getting work done doesn't cut it anymore. your output needs to be measured, tracked, and analyzed, so as to ensure you're being as productive as possible.
March 24, 2017
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Google's new cloud service eases data preparation for machine learning
BigQuery gets a bunch of updates for big data, too
March 9, 2017
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Google's new Emoji Tweet Experiment Won't Give Me Porn
Today, Google launched a fun little Twitter experiment that spits back search results in response to emojis. Naturally, I decided to throw some sex stuff at it.
December 6, 2016
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Google's new Fuchsia OS may take over the IoT
Analysts see it as independent of Android and Chrome, set on different market
August 15, 2016
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Google's new iOS app Cardboard Camera lets you snap VR photos to share with friends
Google today launched a new application for iOS users called "Cardboard Camera," which allows you to create 3D, 360-degree photos using your mobile device's camera. the app was previously available only on Android, following its launch in December 2015, but didn't yet include a social sharing feature.
September 12, 2016
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Google's new machine learning API recognizes objects in videos
At its Cloud Next conference in San Francisco, Google today announced the launch of a new machine learning API for automatically recognizing objects in videos and making them searchable.
March 8, 2017
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Google's new Playables ad platform lets you try out games before you download them
The new strategy works over HTML5 and lets users test limited versions of Android games.
March 1, 2017
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Google's new Project Muze proves machines aren't that great at fashion design
Google's AI technology may be capable of putting on a trippy art show – thanks to its neural network-powered DeepDream computer vision program – but when Google turned its machine learning technology to the world of fashion via its new experiment Project Muze, the results were less than compelling.
September 2, 2016
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Google's new reCAPTCHA is Totally Invisible
It's never fun when sites make you prove that you're a human instead of a bot. Many used to make you type in specific characters, solve a simple math problem, or identify the numbers or letters shown in distorted images. Google's reCAPTCHA helped a bit by making you prove your humanity with a single click, but even that wasn't totally non-frustrating. So the company decided to improve reCAPTCHA by making it totally invisible.
March 14, 2017
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Google's new software lets anyone make interactive displays
Google chose to create an installation with arcade buttons, but you can use whatever you'd like.
June 2, 2016
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Google's new Spaces app is for group sharing across Android, web, and iOS
Articles, images, videos, and of course plenty of Google services are baked into the company's latest cross-platform service.
May 16, 2016
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Google's new Spotlight Story, Rain or Shine, is an adorable summer short
Google has been releasing its beautifully immersive Spotlight Stories since 2013, with each showcasing the talents of acclaimed directors. the company's latest, released today, is no different. Rain or Shine is the company's latest 360-degree short, and it promises to pull Android users into a cute little story about a young girl and her seemingly cursed pair of sunglasses.
November 17, 2016
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Google's new Timelapse satellite images show Earth in flux
Google sorts through 3 quadrillion pixels to give us a look at time unfolding everywhere from San Francisco to Antarctica.
November 29, 2016
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Google's official Wallpapers app is now in the play Store
The app works on any Android device running 4.1 or higher, giving you a chance to explore some Googly wallpaper options.
October 19, 2016
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Google's Panoramio photo-sharing service bids farewell
Feeling betrayed after contributing photos to Google Maps for years, users look for alternative photo communities like Ipernity.
October 7, 2016
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Google's parental control software Family Link hits iOS
In March, Google introduced its own parental control software for parents of kids with Android devices called Family Link -- but there was a bit of a catch. In order for the system to work, it required that both parent and child use Android. that has now changed, as the parents'' app for configuring and monitoring the child's device usage has just arrived on iOS devices.
April 14, 2017
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Google's Paris office raided by French authorities looking for their taxes
Google's main Paris office was raided this morning by French authorities. the raid is reportedly part of an investigation into Google's tax practices and supposedly involved up to 100 investigators, but there's no clear information on what documents and files they were after.
May 24, 2016
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Google's post-Brexit plans to include £1 billion investment in UK headquarters expansion, new jobs
Google is expanding in the UK, solidifying its presence for years to come.
November 15, 2016
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Google's Project Loon head is getting into nuclear power
Google X's raison d'être is embracing far-out ideas, so it's no surprise, really that former director Mike Cassidy is wading into the decidedly choppy and always controversial waters of nuclear energy.
April 3, 2017
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Google's Project Shield defends free speech from botnet scourge
It's an effort to save journalists, activists and others from botnets of hacked DVRs and security cameras used to swamp websites with data.
September 29, 2016
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Google's Project Shield to protect 'Krebs on Security' after largest DDoS ever recorded
Brian Krebs - or just Krebs, as he is affectionately known - is a journalist who specialises in security and the underbelly of the internet. He has been attacked both online and offline many times due to the hard hitting and often revealing stories he publishes on his blog, Krebs on Security.
September 26, 2016
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Google's search quality raters can now mark results as 'offensive'
Google uses machines to scan the web and return relevant results for your search queries. Humans don't often get involved in that process, but there are some things machines still aren't good at.
March 16, 2017
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Google's share of the search ad market is expected to grow
This is bad news for Yelp, Microsoft and AOL.
March 14, 2017
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Google's Spanish offices raided in tax investigation
It's the second assault on the search giant's European offices in a month.
June 30, 2016
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Google's 'Speak to Go' lets you travel the globe with your voice
Today, Google showed off a host of VR web applications on its new WebVR Experiments page, one of which lets you explore the world using voice search.
April 12, 2017
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Google's Sprayscape App makes Collages In Virtual Worlds
Android Only, Queasiness May Vary
October 12, 2016
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Google's Springboard is a search engine built for enterprise customers
Google wants to attract more enterprise customers to its suit of productivity apps, and to do so it's leveraging one of its greatest strengths: search. Yesterday, the company announced Springboard – a new tool designed to "put the right information at your fingertips." Springboard's key feature is the ability to search across all of Google's apps, trawling Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, Contacts, and more to find what users need.
June 14, 2016
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Google's stock rating downgraded as YouTube ad boycott contagion goes global
Advertisers, please help us build a better swamp
March 21, 2017
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Google's Sundar Pichai has been hacked; which CEO will be next?
The hacking group OurMine said it plans to target more tech execs and celebrities
June 27, 2016
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Google's Sundar Pichai joins ranks of those hacked by OurMine
You know what they say -- you're nobody 'til somebody hacks you. Well, luckily for Sundar Pichai, as of Sunday he is finally somebody.
June 28, 2016
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Google's Sundar Pichai says he avoids testing prototypes at home
There's no Google Home at Sundar's home just yet
June 1, 2016
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Google's Sundar Pichai says it's 'very early days' in the battle against Amazon Echo
Between the Pixel and Google Home, 2016 was a big year for Google voice search, but the company's plays in the space still seemed to pale in comparison to Amazon's infiltration, courtesy of its wildly successful Echo devices.
January 26, 2017
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Google's surging Chromebooks will test Microsoft's new Windows 10 S PCs
Chromebook shipments are expected to increase by 15 percent this year.
May 2, 2017
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Google's tax liabilities scrutinized after Spanish raid
Google is under investigation by tax authorities in Spain and France, and has recently made deals with UK and Italian authorities over back taxes
July 1, 2016
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Google's Toontastic 3D app lets kids create 3D movies
Google's latest kids app can conjure up stories, science reports and more!
January 12, 2017
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Google's Trusted Contacts helps family keeps tabs on you -- if you want them to
Feel unsafe walking home from work alone late at night? Well, now your smartphone can escort you.
December 6, 2016
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Google's upcoming Nexus devices could be priced starting at $449
Over the past couple of months, we have seen bits and pieces of information float to the surface when it comes to Google's upcoming Nexus devices. the handsets that are codenamed 'Sailfish' and 'Marlin' and are reportedly being built by HTC. Although we typically get to see a majority of the handsets via leaks prior to the official announcement, pricing is usually one of the last details to emerge.
August 29, 2016
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Google's updated privacy policy means personally identifiable ad tracking is now go, go, go!
That Google encroaches on user privacy is not a startling revelation by any stretch of the imagination. But a recent change to the company's Privacy Policy means that information from DoubleClick ads can now be used to identify individuals and track them online.
October 22, 2016
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Google's VR Cardboard Camera app is coming to iOS
The odds of you using Cardboard Camera, Google's simple app for creating 360-degree VR images, just got significantly higher. the tool, which has so far only been available on Android, is now available on the iOS App Store. and both versions now include sharing features that realize the app's raison d'etre: showing your friends and family the cool places you've visited.
September 12, 2016
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Google's Waze Carpool pilot expands to San Francisco-area commuters
Google-owned Waze is slowly increasing the scope of its Bay-area commute service trial, but now the service is available via the standard Waze app for anyone who wants to sign up to be a driver, or through a separate, dedicated Waze Rider app for riders. Google is still capping trips for both riders and drivers to two rides a day, designed for the morning and evening commutes.
September 29, 2016
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Google's Waze will now help you find the best parking spot
Teaming up with transportation data company INRIX
September 19, 2016
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Google's Zagat Dishes Up a Fresh App
Zagat, the restaurant guide known for including quotes from customers, is getting rid of its classic 30-point rating scale in favor of a more streamlined system that will incorporate Google Maps and Search into a redesigned, more personal mobile app.
July 27, 2016
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Google's workplace-diversity efforts still show little progress
Women made up 1 percent more of Google's workforce in 2015 compared with the prior year, while the number of blacks and Hispanics remained the same, the company says.
June 30, 2016
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Google, Facebook, 2K score with NBA interns
A group of NBA players spent the off-season job-shadowing at some of tech's biggest companies, including Facebook and Google.
October 28, 2016
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Google, Jigsaw seek to stop election hacks
While the US government investigates how Russians hacked the 2016 presidential race, Alphabet's Jigsaw and Google want to make sure it won't happen again.
March 21, 2017
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Google, Microsoft can't be forced to censor "torrent" searches
Court disapproved of plaintiff's attempt to use "torrent" as a badge of dishonor.
July 20, 2016
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Google, NASA Upgrade to the new D-Wave 2000Q Quantum Annealing Computer
D-Wave announced that Google, NASA, and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) have upgraded their 1,000-qubit D-Wave 2X quantum annealing computer to the latest 2,000-qubit D-Wave 2000Q. the new computer is supposed to be up to 1,000 times faster than the last generation for certain optimization problems.
March 13, 2017
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Google.org grants $50 million to nonprofits striving for equal access in education
According to a report from Google.org, the search giant's philanthropic arm, 74 percent of students globally have little or no internet connectivity, 221 million students in schools are being taught in a language that is foreign to them and 32 million primary school-aged children can't even reach traditional classrooms because of violent conflict and displacement.
March 21, 2017
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Government Requests for Google Data Break new Record
Google first started publishing its data request transparency report in 2009. Since then, the data requests it has received from governments around the world has continued to rise every year. Google saw the government data requests climb once again in the second half of 2015, with 40,677 data requests for 81,311 different user accounts.
July 19, 2016
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Hands-on: Sony N is a Google Glass for your neck, with an assistant named Nigel
Sign up for Sony's beta program, and you can try it, too.
October 7, 2016
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Here's a list of all the 'Ok Google' commands you've never heard of
You can use "Ok Google" to trigger voice commands and ask Google everything from weather updates to football scores, unit conversions, and so much more, but there hasn't been a list of all the commands the search engine supports. Until now. a developer created a website containing all of the "Ok Google" commands you can ask Google, and it is more extensive that you'd imagine.
June 30, 2016
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Here's a list of everything you can ask Google's voice assistant
But you still can't ask: 'OK Google, explain knees'
June 30, 2016
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Here's how Evernote moved 3 petabytes of data to Google's cloud
70 days, 5 billion notes, 12 billion files, and a whole lot of engineering work
February 8, 2017
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Here's how Land O'Lakes uses Google's cloud
Land O'Lakes tapped Google for a new cloud application, but it's going to be one of many vendors
May 16, 2016
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Here's why Google Cloud support is now priced per person
Per-user pricing should reduce costs for business customers and help streamline the support process
March 13, 2017
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Hiring Tools and Tips from Google
Google has published a number of tools useful for the hiring process, including advice on creating a job description, preparing the interviewer, best practices for interviews, and others.
April 14, 2017
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How Google made 'zoom and enhance' a reality
You know those shows where the cop looks at a pixilated image of the bad guys and asked the computer tech to zoom in and enhance the image?
February 8, 2017
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How Google's Project Zero made Apple refactor its kernel
MacOS, iOS task threading was open to hijack
October 27, 2016
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How Google's Search business and humanity's information is disappearing
Search, Google's crown jewel, and humanity's way of finding the world's information, has big problems. These problems threaten the internet as we know it; if they're allowed to continue developing, unchecked, the consequences will be far-reaching and severe. Collectively, these threats are called Dark Matter.
December 20, 2016
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How to access and edit Google Calendar quickly with this must-have extension
If you rely heavily on Google Calendar, check out an extension that makes viewing and adding to upcoming events a snap.
October 22, 2016
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How to add or remove an app from the Google play Family Library
You can choose which apps and games to include in your family grouping on a case-by-case basis.
September 12, 2016
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How to change your Google play store account country
There's lots of information available on how to change the country associated with a Google play account, but nothing works for me. I have been unable to switch to the US store despite following the recommended methods to the letter. Everything is in order, but when I open the Google play app on my Android smartphone afterwards I still see my local store. and I am not alone.
December 9, 2016
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How to check transit times in Google Maps
Use your smartphone to find out exactly when the next train or bus is coming with this handy feature that's built in to Google Maps.
August 08, 2016
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How to connect multiple Google cloud accounts to Grive2
If you use Grive2 to sync your Google account to a Linux desktop or server and want to connect multiple accounts, here's how to do it.
December 6, 2016
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How to create and share lists in Google Maps
Google Maps lets you easily create and share lists of your favorite places.
March 13, 2017
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How to delete your OK Google now audio search history
If you're a Google now power user, you might want to know that Google saves all of your audio searches. you might also want to know how to delete those searches from your account. Jack Wallen shows you how.
June 24, 2016
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How to download your Flickr photo library and transfer it to Google Photos or iCloud Photo library
You can duplicate your Flickr library entirely, or even flee it and delete your account, but you'll leave a lot of data behind.
January 5, 2017
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How to get free home phone service from Google
Free? Check. Convenient? Check. this little-known service is waiting to supplement your smartphone -- if you know how to take advantage of it.
September 13, 2016
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How to migrate Google two-step verification to a new device
Google has changed the process for migrating two-step verification from one device to another. Here are the steps to take to ensure you're able to log into your Google account.
September 19, 2016
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How to remove a phone, tablet, or PC from accessing your Google account
This is an important security step to go through whenever you sell off a device or just no longer plan to use it with Google services.
October 17, 2016
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How to secure your Google account
Make sure no one's getting in but you
April 6, 2017
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How to set up Google Family Sharing to share apps, books, movies, and more
Here's what you need to know about Google Play's new scheme to make all of its content easier to share.
August 09, 2016
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How to Use Google Inbox as a Read-It-Later Service
If you're looking to ditch your favorite read-it-later service, all you need is the Google Inbox app, Google's newest email client. Here's exactly how to save pages from the web to Inbox so you can catch up on reading later.
May 23, 2016
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How to use Google Save as an online image storehouse
Google Save is an easy way to keep track of images you want to access later.
June 24, 2016
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How to use Google Trends to win any argument
It's a great and terrible power, and I'll share it with you
October 26, 2016
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Hutchison's 3UK and Google push 3.5 GHz on both sides of the pond
Broaderband fight
February 15, 2017
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Inbox is displaying a new search feature that highlights businesses, contacts, and other details
It's a quick way to find an airline membership number, a recent contact, or other refinements like attachments.
August 30, 2016
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India blocks Google's plans for Street View in the country amid security concerns
Google's plans to gather Street View data in India have hit a brick wall after the country rejected the company's proposals.
June 10, 2016
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India rejects Google Street View over security concerns
The 360-degree mapping service, currently unavailable in the subcontinent, was reportedly rejected by the Indian government after a terror attack on a military base.
June 10, 2016
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Indian government says 'no' to Google Street View amid security concerns
Google's Street View service will not be coming to India, according to a new report published in the local press. the service allows users to view a city's street at eye-level, but the country's government believes this could pose a serious security threat.
June 9, 2016
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Inside Google Shop, where Google is reinventing how it sells devices
Google has significantly rethought its approach to hardware with the new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, devices designed and created by Google itself. it's also rethinking how it sells devices, with the new Google Shop.
November 18, 2016
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Inside the digital tour of Sydney Opera House with Google Cultural Institute
A trip down under to visit the iconic Sydney Opera House is now as easy as a few mouse clicks and a visit to the Google Cultural Institute platform.
June 15, 2016
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Is a new Google Voice in the works?
Google Voice needs a little love and might be getting it.
January 9, 2017
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Is the Google Moonshot Dead?
Since Google morphed into a new company called Alphabet last year, there's been an apparent bloodbath for the tech giant's popular (and costly) "moonshot" projects. These longer-term, riskier ventures are suddenly being held to account for the amount of money they were losing. the result hasn't been pretty. Alphabet has since systematically killed many of the projects, and we can now add one more to the growing list.
January 11, 2017
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It's official: Samsung will scrap the Music app, use Google play Music as default
Today is the day when the Galaxy S8 and S8+ become in major markets across the world and Samsung has taken the time to announce that it has entered a special partnership with Google. Sammy will no longer include its own Music app on phones and will instead use Google play Music as a default player.
April 21, 2017
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Judge Says Google Must Do More to Disclose that It Intercepts, Scans Emails from Non-Gmail Users
Google recently tried to settle a class-action lawsuit with non-Gmail users who sued because their emails to Gmail users were being intercepted and scanned for the purposes of providing targeted advertising to the recipient. However, that settlement has been rejected by the judge in the case, who says it doesn't go far enough in requiring proper disclosures from Google about this invasive practice.
March 21, 2017
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KAPOW! Bubble Zoom in Google play Books means better support for comics
If you use your Android smartphone or tablet to read comics, your reading experience is about to get a whole lot more enjoyable. An update to Google play Books sees the introduction of Bubble Zoom, a feature announced at San Diego Comic-Con 2016.
July 21, 2016
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Labor Dept. sues Google over wage data
Google has refused to comply with a request related to its federal contracts, the agency says
January 4, 2017
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Labor Department accuses Google of underpaying women
The company discriminates even more than the tech industry as a whole, the Labor Department testified Friday, according to the Guardian
April 10, 2017
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Latest update to the Google app beta hints at a new Google device
The Google app for Android's latest beta version, v7.0, was pushed out a few days ago, but Android Police's latest teardown of the app could have possibly revealed the code name of yet another upcoming Google device, following the recently-uncovered fishy names of the possible upcoming Pixel successors, which were found out in much the same way.
April 13, 2017
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Longtime Google exec resigns from Uber's board over conflicts of interest
David Drummond is chairman of Alphabet's investment arms
August 29, 2016
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Look out, Brussels: Google's moving the goalposts, barks price comparison rival
Paid ads and search? Go compare, says Foundem
December 12, 2016
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Love Google? you might be ditching Slack for Hangouts Chat soon
Google Hangouts Chat is getting the Slack treatment, just days before Microsoft Teams finally debuts.
March 9, 2017
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Matt Sakaguchi on the Key to High Performing Teams at Google
In this podcast Shane Hastie, InfoQ Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Matt Sakaguchi about his talk at QCon San Francisco 2016 and the research Google has done on what makes effective teams.
January 30, 2017
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Meet Fuchsia, a new operating system in the works at Google
Nobody quite knows what it's for (yet), but according to Android Police, Fuchsia can run on just about any kind of device.
August 15, 2016
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'Meet' Google's new videoconferencing service for the enterprise
The service appears to have been accidentally leaked a week before a major conference
March 1, 2017
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Microsoft and Google bury the hatchet in one small way
Google has joined the .Net Foundation, to help shape Microsoft's programming framework
November 16, 2016
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Microsoft refuses to join the Zero Outage brigade, Google and AWS keep mum
Heads in sand time. If service providers don't admit a problem exists, does it?
December 2, 2016
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Microsoft's big LinkedIn purchase puts the pressure on Google to respond
What the search company needs in its professional network.
June 13, 2016
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Microsoft, Facebook team up to construct world's fastest transatlantic cable
Microsoft and Facebook have jointly announced their plan to build a new undersea cable connecting the United States to Southern Europe. the cable, dubbed Marea, will link Virginia Beach to Bilbao, an autonomous Basque community located in northern Spain. the two companies expect to break ground on the cable in August 2016, with completion estimated by October 2017.
May 27, 2016
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Minn. police seek data on who Googled a victim's name
The warrant, issued to police in the city of Edina last month, is unconstitutional, says one legal expert
March 17, 2017
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Minnesota police seek data on who Googled a victim's name
The warrant, issued to police in the city of Edina last month, is unconstitutional, according to one legal expert
March 17, 2017
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Mobile search and YouTube are still driving Google's growth. what about hardware?
That's one thing we'll look for in Google's fourth-quarter results, set for Thursday after the bell.
January 26, 2017
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More ads are coming to Google Maps as Google taps its strength on local search
It's another move to tie together the offline and online world.
May 24, 2016
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More than 3M businesses now pay for Google's G Suite
During today's earnings call, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced a new milestone for the adoption of Google's G Suite productivity tools. "G Suite achieved a significant new customer milestone last quarter," he said. "More than 3 million paying businesses are now using G Suite to collaborate smartly and securely in the cloud."
January 26, 2017
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Naughty UK Google cloud users can now be sued by Chocolate Factory in England
CMA beams: Look what we've done for consumer rights!
November 4, 2016
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New ads in Google Maps might suggest a pit stop at McDonalds
Promoted pins bring advertisers' logos into navigation, trip planning and map searches
May 24, 2016
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New Canvas Integration with Google Revealed
Canvas by Instructure today released a deep, seamless integration with Google tools that allows students and teachers to use Google while working inside of Canvas, effectively eliminating the need to constantly switch between separate tabs and log-ins.
January 31, 2017
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New features make Google now on Tap more precise
You now can use Google's personal assistant feature to search for more information using images and single words.
June 2, 2016
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New Google AI Services bring Automation to Customer Service
Google is trying to use its artificial intelligence know-How to tempt businesses onto its cloud and away from dominant services run by Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. the latest lure: Use Google computers to automatically handle irate customer calls.
July 20, 2016
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New Google app wants to crowdsource your help... for free
On all mobile platforms -- and, indeed, desktop ones -- there are no end of apps and websites that can be used to earn money and other rewards in return for providing feedback. Google, however, has a different idea.
August 30, 2016
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New Google Maps ads will drop branded pins on your search results
A bright yellow McDonald's logo to lead you straight to the golden arches.
May 24, 2016
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New Google Maps beta brings Contributions, notification changes
Launch your review page right from the home screen and toggle notifications you get from businesses.
December 14, 2016
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New Google Text-to-speech update brings improved narration voices and support for 6 new languages
Google Text-to-speech, the service that enables apps to speak to you or read content aloud, has received a sizable new update.
April 11, 2017
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New Google tool helps developers pick the right colors for their apps
With its Material Design guidelines, Google set out to create a unified set of ideas for how it wants developers to think about all the different aspects of their applications' design, ranging from the basic layout to how to use animations effectively. as part of those guidelines, it also offered some ideas about how to best use color. Today it's expanding on that with the launch of a new color tool meant to help developers and designers pick the right color palettes for their apps.
April 6, 2017
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New sign-in experience coming to Google accounts
If you've used email for any length of time, you'll know that the action of signing in is pretty much uneventful most of the time. that said, it doesn't mean the experience can't improve, and Google seems to be aware of that.
March 31, 2017
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New version of Google App Engine supports all programming languages
Google announced that an entirely overhauled version of App Engine was generally available as of today. It made the announcement at Google Cloud Next being held this week in San Francisco.
March 9, 2017
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New York Times editor Quentin Hardy is heading to Google
He announced on Twitter Monday that he will be head of editorial for Google Cloud.
January 23, 2017
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New York Times tech editor is Google bound
Quentin Hardy becomes another in a steady stream of journalists and analysts going to the vendor side.
January 30, 2017
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No Really, Google Assistant is Dumb
Google Assistant is not intuitive. Gizmodo reporter Michael Nunez found that out the hard way when he tried to arrange a romantic date with it. I had less lofty goals when I played around with Google Assistant.
October 19, 2016
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Not enough personality: Google now becomes Google not Anymore
Screenscraper rebranded
September 22, 2016
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Not OK, Google
At its hardware launch event in San Francisco yesterday, Alphabet showed the sweeping breadth of its ambition to own consumers' personal data, as computing continues to accelerate away from static desktops and screens, coalescing into a cloud of connected devices with the potential to generate far more data – and data of a far more intimate nature – than ever before.
October 5, 2016
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Now anyone can use Google Duo for audio calling
If you have a bad hair day, you won't be forced to show your face on a call.
April 10, 2017
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Now it's easier than ever to submit changes and additions to Google Maps
Google has done a great job of mapping the globe down to street level, but it's not perfect. You've almost certainly encountered errors and omissions on Google Maps, and starting today the company is making it easy to point out missing and incorrect data from the comfort of your mobile.
July 21, 2016
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One of the executives who made Google Google-y is retiring
Sales veteran Eileen Naughton will replace longtime HR boss Laszlo Bock.
July 28, 2016
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One year later, Alphabet is a tale of two Googles
The highlights and lowlights from a year of the weirdest corporate structure ever invented.
August 10, 2016
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Ontame.io wants to be 'Google Analytics' for recruiters
Ontame.io, a relatively new startup from the former CTO and CEO of Graduateland (which recently acquired Tyba), is building a product to bring better analytics to recruitment.
September 13, 2016
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Optimizing your website for Google's mobile-first index
Google have begun rolling out their new mobile-first index. this update will prioritize the mobile version of your website for its ranking signals, falling back on the desktop version when there is no mobile content. In short, this means Google will create and rank its search listings based on the mobile version of content (even for listings that are shown to desktop users).
December 9, 2016
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Oracle loses appeal against Google in Java API case
Oracle has once again been unsuccessful in its latest effort to obtain a new trial in its Java API copyright claim against Google. Judge William Alsup of the San Francisco District Court has denied Oracle's latest motion to have its case reheard on the grounds of misconduct on the part of Google's lawyers.
October 3, 2016
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Our Earth looks better than ever thanks to massive Google Maps update
Earth, unlike some of our neighbors, is a beautiful place. and the only way to see how truly beautiful it is, is from space. Luckily, that view from 700 kilometers up is only a few clicks away thanks to Google Maps, and as of today, that view is crisper than ever. That's thanks to a big update that Google Maps is getting right now.
June 29, 2016
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Paid-for Google Site Search to be phased out and replaced by free, ad-supported version
Emails to customers reveal that Google plans to kill off Google Site Search this spring. While customers who have paid for the service will continue to have access to it, no new licenses or renewals will be sold after 1 April, 2017.
February 22, 2017
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People are disappearing from Google Photos albums, but a fix is coming
Google is aware of the problem with the People folder and is working on a fix.
April 17, 2017
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PhotoSpots uses Google Maps to pinpoint photography hotspots
When you're traveling, it's always a good idea to scope out shooting locations ahead of time. Here to help is a newly launched online service called PhotoSpots. with PhotoSpots, photographers can find so-called 'photography hotspots' highlighted around the globe using Google Maps and the image hosting website 500px. the service was created by photographer Mike Wong, who recently detailed his creation on Reddit.
January 12, 2017
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Plan your summer vacation with Google's suite of travel tools
Google has gotten serious about helping you find flights, hotels, and keeping track of all the details.
June 1, 2016
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Pokemon Go is a roaring success – so why did Google spin off the company that developed it?
Pokemon Go is officially a smash hit. Nintendo's stock has risen an eye-watering 54% since the title launched.
July 13, 2016
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'Pokemon Go' update fixes the iOS app's nosy Google access
Niantic was quick to address complaints.
July 12, 2016
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Pow! Bam! Google uses its AI to bring visual punch to digital comic books.
Squinters rejoice.
July 21, 2016
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Pinning down fraudulent business listings on Google maps
A partnership between academic computer scientists and Google has allowed the search giant to reduce by 70 percent fraudulent business listings in Google Maps. the researchers worked together to analyze more than 100,000 fraudulent listings to determine how scammers had been able to avoid detection -- albeit for a limited amount of time -- and how they made money.
April 18, 2017
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Privacy groups complain to FTC over Google's 'deceptive' policy change
The complaint alleges that Google changed its policy in June to combine personal and browsing data
December 20, 2016
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Quick Tip: how to Create an Information-Rich, Sharable Google Map
"So how do I do that?" was my second thought. the answer, of course, comes down to planning ahead. My initial impulse was to schedule a series of food runs, but that's the kind of thing that can go off the rails when the rest of your life goes bananas.
July 21, 2016
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Rackspace now offers managed services for Google's Cloud Platform
Rackspace today announced it's expanding its managed service portfolio to include support for the Google Cloud Platform. Until now, the company only supported clients who wanted to use Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or OpenStack cloud. Now, Google and Rackspace are collaborating on the new managed services offering, which is scheduled to launch later this year.
March 8, 2017
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'Reserve with Google' helps you get into better physical shape with easy fitness class bookings
If you are anything like me, you want to get into better physical shape. While it is easy to cover up your flabby body during the colder months, before you know it, summer will be here. No one wants to be seen at the beach with an embarrassing body. Heck, everyone wants to look good and be healthy -- am I right?
December 13, 2016
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Review: Google Bigtable scales with ease
If your data runs to hundreds of terabytes or more, look to Cloud Bigtable for high performance, ease of use and effortless scaling without downtime
September 7, 2016
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Rogers and Google partner to bring rich texting to Canada
It's not iMessage, but it's close enough.
December 13, 2016
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Russia fines Google less than what the company makes in an hour
It comes three days after authorities there opened a case against Apple.
August 11, 2016
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Russia fines Google $6.75 million for Android antitrust violations
Google ordered to loosen restrictions on Android device makers after Yandex complaint.
August 12, 2016
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Russia fines Google over breaking antitrust rules with Android
Google has been fined 438 million rubles ($6.75 million) by the Russian antitrust authority for abusing its market position following a complaint by Yandex, Russia's biggest search engine.
August 12, 2016
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Russia slaps Google with a $6.8 million Android antitrust fine
Google preloaded its own apps on Android phones, the Russian antitrust agency says
August 12, 2016
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Say hello to .google and other branded internet addresses
New rules let companies build web and email names using .nike, .mcdonalds and .hbo, but tech giant Google is the most eager.
October 18, 2016
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Scrutiny of Google's tax liabilities intensifies with Spanish raid
Google is under investigation by tax authorities in Spain and France, and has recently made deals with UK and Italian authorities over back taxes
July 1, 2016
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Search Google with an emoji tweet -- no words necessary
Tweeting an umbrella emoji to Google will tell you if it will rain. There's also a great response for the peach emoji.
December 6, 2016
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Segment adds Google BigQuery to expand its customer data platform
Segment helps businesses manage all their data from services like Google Analytics, Mixpanel and Salesforce – and send that data to a variety of destinations, whether it's an attribution product or a data warehouse.
December 9, 2016
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Sen. Warren says Apple, Google and Amazon have too much power
The prominent senator from Massachusetts believes "competition is dying" in America, and anti-competitive mergers are responsible.
June 29, 2016
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Should Google buy Slack to bridge messaging gap?
As Slack continues to get more popular, Google's lack of a blockbuster app for team messaging could become a problem for the tech giant. Experts weigh in on whether or not a Slack acquisition makes sense for Google.
December 22, 2016
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Slack Engineering Director: Google should do "blind assessments" for hiring
Right now tech employees at Google are 81% male, 3% Hispanic, and 1% Black.
December 14, 2016
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Someone is pulling pages off Google with bogus defamation claims
Someone has perfected a playbook for pulling webpages off Google, according to a new post by UCLA lawyer Eugene Volokh. Volokh finds a series of unusual court cases that resulted in web pages being de-indexed by Google, making them unavailable to search or other services. In some cases, reputation management firms were apparently charging as much as $6,000 a month for the service.
October 10, 2016
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Songsmiths sue US antitrust over Google-friendly rules ruling
Name ex-Google antitrust guru in suit
September 14, 2016
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Speed limits are starting to make their way into Google Maps
Both the smartphone and Android Auto versions of the app will let you know the speed limit while driving.
September 14, 2016
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Spotify is the top-grossing iOS app, Line takes first spot on Google Play
There are lots of really successful paid apps, but which one generates the most net revenue? According to a Sensor Tower report, Spotify comes out on top overall in 2016. the music streaming service only led the pack on the App Store, but that was enough to push it all the way to the top. on Google Play, it was messaging service Line which took top honors in this category.
January 16, 2017
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Stacking up the cloud vendors: AWS versus Microsoft Azure, IBM, Google, Oracle
It's not easy tracking the girth of public cloud providers amid run rates, as-a-service sales projections, and a lack of transparency. Here's how AWS stacks up against Microsoft Azure, IBM, Google, and Oracle.
February 3, 2017
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Streetmap loses appeal against Google Maps dominance judgement
'A sad day for the internet' says cartographic Brit competitor
February 7, 2017
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Streets 3 review: Google Street View panoramas, now on your Apple Watch
Fills the street-view void in Apple Maps on all your iOS devices.
June 28, 2016
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Take a Very Cheap Trip Around the World Using Over 3,300 Google Maps Screenshots
Planning a trip is tiring, but planning a trip around the world is exhausting. Aren't vacations supposed to be relaxing? Instead, save yourself a bunch of time, stress, and money by visiting some of the world's most popular tourist destinations through this impressive hyperlapse video. it's assembled from 3,305 Google Maps screenshots, so strap in and get ready to armchair cruise.
February 8, 2017
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Talking fiber, drones and open-source hardware with Facebook's Yael Maguire
Facebook has been putting a lot of resources into improving internet connectivity in rural areas. at first, that may seem like a distraction for the social networking giant, but Facebook takes its mission to connect people pretty literally. and to do so, it's taking a building-block approach that involves lots of different projects that all attempt to solve different issues of this larger technology challenge.
April 19, 2017
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Tech giants support Google's fight against FBI in foreign data storage case
Following a ruling by a Pennsylvania court that Google would have to turn over emails stored overseas, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Cisco have come together to file an amicus brief in support of the company.
March 16, 2017
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Tech titan pals back up Google after 'foreign server data' FBI warrant ruling
Means providers'll be 'forced to violate foreign privacy law'
March 14, 2017
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The days of Google Talk are over
The days of Google Talk are quickly coming to an end. as the company announced today, the messaging service that allowed Gmail users to talk to each other since it launched in 2005, will now be completely retired.
March 24, 2017
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The elephant in the room with Google Assistant
The new A.I.-powered Google Assistant looks great, but there's something about the software no one seems to be acknowledging.
October 13, 2016
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The Google Voice website is hinting at a big redesign
Please don't be a bug
January 9, 2017
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The Google X moonshot factory is struggling to get products out the door
Why?
August 29, 2016
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The Guardian pulls its ads from Google and YouTube after placement next to extremist material
The Guardian has pulled all of its ads from both Google and YouTube. the British newspaper was unhappy to discover that advertisements for its membership scheme were placed next to extremist material.
March 16, 2017
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The head of Google's enterprise apps business is jumping over to run its virtual reality business
Amit Singh moves from selling apps to shilling Cardboard.
May 13, 2016
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The new Google Fonts database is a design geek's paradise
Typography for the soul
June 15, 2016
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"The new Google Voice" is apparently on the way
You'd be forgiven for thinking that Google Voice was suffering a long, slow death given the company's neglect for the service. In 2014, it was rumored to get the chop, and by the end of that year, it seemed like its days were numbered as Google folded some of its functionality into Hangouts, suggesting that the standalone Voice offering might not be around much longer.
January 11, 2017
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The NFL is producing a virtual reality video series exclusively for Google
The videos will be available on YouTube and Google's new VR headset, Daydream.
November 3, 2016
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These artists went beyond Google Sheets to make a mural
Utilizing Google Sheets as an art tool, a duo tasked with "going beyond" its limits created colorful pop art.
July 20, 2016
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This company claims Google stole the balloon Wi-Fi tech behind Project Loon
When Google first announced its plan for a balloon-based Wi-Fi system called Project Loon, it was unlike anything most of the world had ever heard. But now, a company called Space Data Corporation is claiming it developed that technology more than a decade earlier – and Google's moonshot was based in part on its proprietary trade secrets.
June 15, 2016
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This Google AI video classifier is easily fooled by subliminal images
Google is currently in a bit of hot water with some of the world's most powerful companies, who are peeved that their ads have been appearing next to racist, anti-Semitic, and terrorist videos on YouTube. Recent reports brought the issue to light and in response, brands have been pulling ad campaigns while Google piles more AI resources into verifying videos' content. But the problem is, the search giant's current algorithms might just not be up to the task.
April 4, 2017
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Time for Google to have consumer-facing customer service
It's nearly impossible to contact Google for help. No direct email. No phone support. not even chat. You're basically on your own.
May 30, 2016
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To solve IoT security, look at the big picture, ARM says
ARM's new mbed Cloud for device management is part of its IoT strategy, and so are server and network chips
October 27, 2016
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Turn your doodles into Google satellite images with Land Lines
Looking for a moment of zen? we suggest spending a couple of minutes playing with Land Lines, a game that draws on Google's satellite images of Earth.
January 5, 2017
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Uber exec accused of stealing IP from Google made $120M, but worked on the side
Google hammers on Levandowski, who remains in charge of Uber's self-driving cars.
April 4, 2017
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Updates to Google's Duo, Allo, and Photos apps bring small but important features
Now you can make audio calls in Duo and send files in Allo.
March 23, 2017
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US companies start to pull ads from Google and YouTube over extremist content controversy
Last week saw the start of a backlash against Google after advertisers voiced concern that their ads were appearing next to extremist content. the Guardian, the BBC and the British government were among the first to start to pull their ads from the network, and the trend has spread to the US.
March 23, 2017
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Want to do your own analytics? Google's free Data Studio takes on Microsoft's Power BI
Google has rolled out a free version of its Data Studio 360, the data visualization toolset for building reports and charts from multiple data sources.
May 26, 2016
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We're great, you don't understand competition law, Google tells Europe
Ad giant 'may actually believe it's a force for good in the world' -- FairSearch
November 4, 2016
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Well into its second decade, Google's business is still booming
The search giant's profit and revenue continue to rise
October 27, 2016
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What Google Learned about Creating Effective Teams
Matt Sakaguchi addresses the research and the insights of a manager who worked with his own team and others to instill the findings and principles from a pilot program at Google in the real world.
December 6, 2016
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What Happened to Google Fiber?
For a long time, Google Fiber was the most exciting broadband provider out there. Cities wanted it, tech people drooled over it; and on a loftier level, it even promised to help bridge the "digital divide" between rich and poor. But now, things are looking bleak: Yesterday, Bloomberg reported that Google Fiber is being scaled back dramatically (again) as it named Greg McCray its new CEO, with "several hundred" of its employees in that division being sent to other areas of the company.
February 16, 2017
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What is Google Fuchsia?
Google posted code for a new operating system that could run on phones and PCs. the odd part is that the code isn't related to Android or Chrome OS.
August 15, 2016
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What the Fuchsia? Google's trying out a mysterious new operating system
The software is designed for "modern phones and modern personal computers," which suggests Google intends to compete against Microsoft's Windows and possibly its own Android.
August 16, 2016
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What to do about those 'government-backed attack" warnings from Google
Just kidding; please don't do that. Google regularly issues warnings to people whose accounts are or have been targeted by state-sponsored attackers, and every time it does, users get really nervous that their emails are going to wind up on WikiLeaks.
March 24, 2017
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What's next for Internet.org after yesterday's SpaceX explosion?
The lost satellite will be hard to replace
September 2, 2016
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Why a German robot company says it has an edge over Amazon and Google
With advanced vision and precise 'picking' skills, the TORU robot may offer something that Amazon and Google's warehouse robots have not yet mastered.
May 16, 2016
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Why did Google get rid of the company behind Pokemon Go?
Google wants startups under its roof, but it can't catch 'em all.
July 12, 2016
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Why did two of Google's most promising companies grow outside of Google?
Google could have owned Pokemon Go and self-driving trucks.
October 27, 2016
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Why Google Andromeda Might be Too Little, Too Late
Recent rumors suggest that Google is working on a new OS, dubbed Andromeda, which will be compatible with Chrome and Android apps.
October 13, 2016
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Why Google was told to hand over emails stored overseas to the FBI
Well, a lot. But more recently, both companies have gone to court against FBI orders to hand over customer information stored outside the U.S. But the judges in each case have come back with differing decisions.
February 6, 2017
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Why Google's Waze Rider app will usher in the 'friend economy'
We've already redefined the word friend. it's a picture you click on at Facebook, even if it's someone you have never met and never will meet.
May 16, 2016
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WikiLeaks: Apple, Google, others will get CIA hacks first
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, wants big players like Apple and Samsung to disarm the CIA's exploits before he releases them to the world.
March 9, 2017
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With 10 million Cardboard viewers in the wild, Google showcases new AR, VR apps and games
Google announces Sky VR for Daydream and the Sims for Tango as part of its continued push to get virtual and augmented reality off the ground.
February 28, 2017
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With acquisition, Google can get more video into its cloud
Google's Cloud Platform unit buys up Anvato, a firm that helps entertainment and other companies deliver their video to the masses, regardless of the gadget a viewer is using.
July 8, 2016
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With Facebook shafted, India now belongs to Google
The path's clear for Loon, the stratospheric data slurper
March 8, 2016
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With Tango, Google is now equipped to map the entire world -- inside and out
The ambitious new technology, which Lenovo just launched on a consumer phone for the first time, could make for a "better blue dot" on Google Maps.
June 9, 2016
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Wmail is a cross-platform desktop client for Gmail
Wmail is an open-source Chromium-based Gmail client for Windows, OS X and Linux. the program supports both Gmail and Google Inbox accounts, and you can add and manage as many as you need.
August 11, 2016
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Wozniak Predicts Google, Facebook Still Vital in 2075
Apple, Google, and Facebook have stood the test of time--so far. But will the tech titans really live forever?
April 19, 2017
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XDC2017 X.Org/Mesa/Wayland Conference to be Hosted by Google
The X.Org Foundation Board of Directors held their annual in-face meeting today at XDC2016 in Helsinki, Finland. at this meeting they have decided to accept Google's invitation to host XDC2017 at the Googleplex.
September 22, 2016
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Yes, Google play is tracking you – and that's just the tip of a very large iceberg
On Monday, a story broke that Google play – the near-ubiquitous service that Google uses to distribute software within Android – was using GPS to track your every move, whether you enabled Google Maps to use location tracking or not. the only way to completely disable this kind of location tracking is to disable Google Play.
September 14, 2016
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You can now explore our beautiful planet in virtual reality with Google Earth VR
Escapism is perhaps the greatest appeal of virtual reality - being able to visit another world, or transport yourself through time to catch a glimpse of things that you'd never normally experience in everyday life. But Google is hoping to appeal to users' wanderlust by offering them the opportunity to explore our entire planet in virtual reality.
November 17, 2016
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You can now Tweet Emoji at Google for Local Search Results
If you're a big proponent of emojis, there's a brand new trick on the rise. as it turns out, you can now tweet at Google with your favorite emoji and get local search results in return.
December 6, 2016
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You should probably start looking for an alternative to Hangouts
The dream of mobile messaging without SMS is dead. at least, for now.
March 24, 2017
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YouTube for iOS now works with Google's Cardboard headset
Your iPhone now plays videos properly in corrugated paper.
May 16, 2016
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YouTube says its software let content owners make $1 billion in the last year – so the music labels should stop complaining
Now it's your turn to respond, Taylor Swift.
July 13, 2016
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YouTube wants to sell more video ads – by pulling ads off of some of its videos
The world's biggest video site explains why "demonetizing" videos is a good thing. Video makers freak out.
September 2, 2016
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