Google Rolls Out Google Pay, Integrated Payments In India

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Google for India recently launched new features and updates to several products, including enhancements to Google Assistant, Pay, Lens and Search, Android Central reported on Thursday (Sept. Google said it handles 918 million transactions a month in India.

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Google Express Is Closing And Merging Into Google Shopping

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Google’s online shopping service, Google Express, is shuttering in a few weeks and its features are going to merge with a new version of Google Shopping, according to a report by TechCrunch. Google Express was available for years but never really caught on in a significant way.

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Happy 15th IPO Anniversary Google!

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I wouldn’t be buying Google stock, and I don’t know anyone who would. Silicon ValleyEntrepreneur, Inventor and Futurist Jeffery Kaplan on Google’s 2004 IPO . However, Google’s winding history to its IPO 15 years ago had all kinds of places where it might have gone off the rails.

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Google Shopping Now Live In The US

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After testing around the world since 2018, the new Google Shopping homepage is live in the U.S. . The new shopping experience launched by Alphabet’s Google focuses on personalization and browsing, 9to5 Google reports. In June 2017, Google was slapped with a record $2.7

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Google Adds Integrated Food Ordering Feature

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Google users can now place restaurant orders right from Google Maps, Google Assistant or Google Search. The function operates in Google Maps and Google Search through an “Order Online” button that shows up when consumers look for a supported restaurant.

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Google Launches Small Business Portal

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Small- and medium-sized businesses are getting more attention from digital players, and the latest example of that comes from Google. On Thursday (June 27), International Small Business Day, Google launched Google for Small Business.

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Google Enhances Chrome-Based Payments

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Google has announced via its blog that some big updates are coming to make it easier for consumers to pay easily and quickly online, care of Chrome, no matter what device they happen to be using at the time. Therefore, going forward, consumers will be able to use payment methods previously saved to their Google Account to fill in checkout forms when signed into Chrome — across their devices and wherever Google Pay is accepted.

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Google Keeps Gmail Purchase History

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A new report has found that Google is still keeping a record of a user’s purchase history indefinitely. If you have a confirmation for a prescription you picked up at a pharmacy that went into your Gmail account, Google logs it. If you have a receipt from Macy’s, Google keeps it.

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Google Brings Lens To Google Images

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Google announced Thursday (October 25) that it is making Google Images more useful by bringing Lens, its image-recognition mobile app, to Google Images. Lens is a natural fit for Google Images,” wrote Broitman.

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People Still Use Hacked Passwords, Google Says

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Over 300,000 people who were compromised online are still using logins that were hacked, according to a new Google study unveiled at the USENIX Security Symposium in Santa Clara, California this week. percent of sign-ins scanned by the extension,” Google said. “By

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Google Launches Gaming Service

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Google has launched its cloud gaming platform, a service called Stadia , with the introduction coming as payments is commanding a bigger role in online and mobile games. Google is not the only large global tech firm that wants to do more with games and capture more of that market.

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Google Assistant Predicts Flight Delays

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Google Assistant is now using historic flight status data and machine learning to predict whether a traveler’s flight will be delayed — before the airline even notifies customers. To access the feature, users can simply ask, “Hey Google, is my flight on time?”

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Google Gets EU eMoney License

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Google Payment Lithuania, a unit of Alphabet’s Google, was granted an electronic money institution license by The Board of the Bank of Lithuania. Finextra , citing Google, reported that with the license Google can issue and redeem electronic money and provide payment services.

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Google Assistant Becomes Charitable

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Google has a new solution for those feeling particularly charitable, according to reports. Google Assistant , Google’s proprietary voice-activated AI helper, has added a feature that lets users donate to charities via voice from any smart device using the company’s software.

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GM Cars To Add Google Apps In 2021

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General Motors (GM) plans to add Google apps capability to its cars in 2021, according to a report. Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will have in-car voice, navigation and other Google-enabled capabilities.

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DOJ To Open Google Antitrust Probe

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The Justice Department is gearing up to launch an investigation into Google to find out if it engaged in antitrust practices. Department of Justice joins other regulators in going after Google for anti-competitive behaviors. Google has already settled with the FTC back in 2013.

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Huawei Launches New 5G Phones Without Google Apps

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earlier this year, Huawei has introduced a new line of 5G phones that won’t have an Android OS or any Google apps, according to a report by CNBC. The phones will not have some key Google apps like Maps, Youtube or Gmail, but Huawei has its own interface that’s based on Android called EMUI10.

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Google Backs Away From Chatbots

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Mostly when people refer to “chatting” with an AI, they mean they are talking to Alexa, the Google Assistant, Siri or maybe even Bixby. Since then, the Google Assistant has literally found its voice, moving on to Google Home and other connected devices.

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Google Pay Is Coming To eBay

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Very soon, eBay shoppers will be able to choose Google Pay as their payment method when checking out. Shoppers who prefer to use Google Pay will be able to do so within the eBay app, mobile website and desktop site, regardless of operating system or device.

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Tile Integrates Google Assistant To Help Users Find Lost Items

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Cloud-based finding platform Tile has announced it is teaming up with Google for Google Assistant voice integration, according to a report. Google Assistant users will be able to use voice commands to activate the tile that is attached to a missing item.

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Google, Amazon Map Out Retail Future On The Road

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One of the latest examples of that comes from General Motors, which plans to add Google apps capability to its cars in 2021, according to a report. Buick, Chevrolet, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will have in-car voice, navigation and other Google-enabled capabilities. Google Play.

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UK Hospitals Sign Patient Data Deals With Google

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Google has signed deals with five National Health Service (NHS) trusts in the U.K. The deals are reportedly the first of their kind, and come after London-based artificial intelligence (AI) company DeepMind reverted control back to parent company Google. .

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Google-Owned Waze Expands Carpooling Features

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Waze , the GPS app owned by Google since 2013, announced that it is launching a new Carpool feature that allows users to invite multiple riders to join a carpool. Last month it was announced that Waze got an upgrade by being integrated into Google Assistant.

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Trips Planning App Shuttered By Google

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Google’s Trips app for travel planning was discontinued in favor of its reworked Search and Maps, noted reporters on Tuesday, Aug. Users of Trips will still have access to their information, but they will find it on the new-and-improved Google Travel page.

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Google Set To Announce Game Streaming Service

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Google is getting ready to announce its own game streaming service. Google’s streaming service would allow users to stream games directly to devices they already own instead of having to spend money on an expensive gaming system and physical game discs.

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Google Debuts New Transit Congestion Feature

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Google is introducing a new service that will tell users how crowded a train or bus will be, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Google said that it might take some users a few days to see the feature in their phone. . Google Google Maps News Trains transit What's Hot

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Advertisers Abandon Google For Amazon

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Amazon is getting a leg up over Google when it comes to advertising, with CNBC reporting that some advertisers are moving more than half of their budget earmarked for Google to the eCommerce giant. That, according to CNBC, represents 86 percent of all of Google’s revenue.

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Google To Debut Pixel 4 Phone At Oct. Launch Event

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Google has scheduled a press event for Oct. Last year, the company debuted the Google Home Hub and the Google Pixel Slate tablet, as well as the Pixel 3 lineup. Back in July, Google announced in a video tweet that the Pixel 4 smartphone doesn’t need hands to operate it.

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Will tech giants like Facebook, Google take over blockchain?

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But, will these companies such as Google and Facebook truly dominate blockchain Giants in retail, banking and the Web are rapidly adopting blockchain technologies.

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Google Allegedly Slips User Info To Advertisers Covertly

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Google is being accused of stealthily handing personal data to advertisers by using hidden web pages, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday (Sept. Formerly known as DoubleClick, Google’s exchange is now known as Authorized Buyers.

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UK Hospitals Sign Patient Data Deals With Google

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Google has signed deals with five National Health Service (NHS) trusts in the U.K. The deals are reportedly the first of their kind, and come after London-based artificial intelligence (AI) company DeepMind reverted control back to parent company Google. .

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Google Parent Firm Creates AI Ethics Committee

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Now, Google ’s parent company, Alphabet , is creating what Reuters called “a global advisory council to consider ethical issues around artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies.”. Google is positioning itself as a major player in artificial intelligence.

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Google Gets Back Into Robotics

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Google is reportedly back in the robotics game , according to a The New York Times report. However, Google never made its ambitions for the company clear. Before Boston Dynamics was acquired by Google, it was largely funded by the U.S. If at first one doesn’t succeed ….

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Can Google Keep Up In The Jammed AI Voice Race?

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Since Google launched its smart speaker artificial intelligence (AI)-backed voice assistant product Google Home in November 2016, the state of the race for voice ecosystem dominance has been relatively consistent for the last three or so years. Google is no longer holding the No.

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Some YouTube Videos Now Have Google Shopping Links Under Them

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Google is testing a new feature that has shopping links placed underneath YouTube videos, according to reports. The company displays a recommended product along with its price, and clinking on the link will take a user to Google Express, a marketplace where they can complete the purchase.

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Google CEO: Politicians Should Be Cautious About AI Regulation

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai said politicians should take a measured approach when thinking about regulating artificial intelligence (AI), and that many of the rules already in place would work for legislating the new technology. Google Antitrust artificial intelligence News regulation What's Ho

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Google Assistant Skills Trail Alexa By 52K

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When it comes to the competition for developer mindshare in voice apps, Amazon is well ahead of Google. But new analysis from Voicebot reveals that Google is far behind with its own voice apps, called Google Assistant Actions, which come to 4,253 in the U.S.

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Google Pay Redesign Launches

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Google Pay is getting an overhaul with a new user design being launched on Monday (July 9), reported BGR. According to BGR, Google Pay is the new name for Android Pay, Google’s digital payment service. With the new interface, users of Google will be able to check out a Hub page to see the latest announcements and trending games on its Play Games app. Google Pay, Bhat said, is different.

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Google Could Add Filters To Lens

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Google is overhauling Lens , its image search technology, reportedly adding so-called filters to the technology. While Google may never include it in an update, it does provide a glimpse into where Google may be heading.

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Google Suspends Fraudulent Samsung Update App

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Google has suspended a fraudulent mobile app that claimed to offer system-level Android updates to smartphones. While the app on the Google Play Store , called “Updates for Samsung,” did indeed redistribute Samsung’s software, it was also a scam to get users to pay money for the updates.

Google Tests Shoppable Ads With Images

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Google is expanding its advertising reach, bringing shoppable ads to Google Images search results. He said Google is well aware that people use images to shop. Google isn’t the only tech company focused on shoppable ads.

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FIDO ED On Google’s Biometric Move Beyond The Password

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Step by step on the journey to getting rid of the password — and with Google, now a leap? This new capability marks another step on our journey to making authentication safer and easier for everyone to use,” Google said in the post.

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Marijuana Apps Banned From Google Play

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Google has announced new rules for its Play store; one of the main ones is the banning of apps that help people purchase marijuana, according to a report by the Financial Times. Regulation Ban Cannabis google play Marijuana mobile app News policy regulations What's Hot

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