Google Unveils New Chromecast With Google TV

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Google unveiled Chromecast with Google TV at its annual hardware event Wednesday (Sept. In an attempt to win customers who embrace Amazon 's Fire TV products and Roku , Google debuted the Chromecast with Google TV, which plugs into the back of a TV and comes with a remote.

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Indian Antitrust Regulator Targets Google Over Google Pay Concerns

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India’s competition watchdog is taking aim at Google for allegedly abusing its market power to push its payments app in one of the world’s fastest-growing markets. 9) that it is launching an antitrust case against Google. Google pushed back against the allegations.

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Google’s Super App Wakeup Call

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It would be months before PayPal would announce its acquisition of the savings app Honey, and before Google would announce its Smart DDA concept with two financial institutions (FIs), adding more super app ammo to its offerings. Google Pay Goes Super. Google Pay’s Super App Path.

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Google App Lets Creditors Lock Financed Phones

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With a new Google Play app called Device Lock Controller, creditors for installment phone plans have gained the ability to restrict access to one's phone if they don't make a payment on time, according to a report from XDA.

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Google Approved By EU To Acquire Fitbit

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Even amid a crackdown on tech acquisitions, Google has managed to win European Union approval for its $2.1 However, some smaller rivals have still complained that Google's pledge might not completely stop the company from shutting off access to competitors in the future, Bloomberg reported.

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Google Allocates $3 Million To Counter Vaccine Misinformation

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The Google News Initiative (GNI) is rolling out a new open fund for up to $3 million to combat misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines, a blog post says. Coronavirus Google Healthcare News What's Hot

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Play Store Has State AGs Exploring Third Google Lawsuit

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Alphabet-owned Google could be hit by a third lawsuit by state attorneys general, this time over its management of the Play Store, Reuters reported on Friday (Jan. All the lawsuits accuse Google of abusing its dominance in search and antitrust violations.

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Google Faces Lawsuit From Multiple States Over Digital Ad Tactics

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A new lawsuit from multiple states alleges that Google used its digital advertising business to harm consumers, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. Google's advertising business is among its most profitable, according to WSJ, with parent company Alphabet reporting $37.1

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Google versus Government

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… The post Google versus Government appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. I’ve been noticing that there are more and more issues arising with the big internet giants. Unlike in China, where the companies are working with governments, the big Western giants work outside government control. That creates issues, particularly in Europe where government does not like to be out of control. Case Studies Future Grid

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Google India Boots Loan Apps Breaking Safety Policies

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After reviewing numerous complaints, Google India said it will remove any apps relating to personal lending that are found to be in violation of its terms of service. Google international Lending loans News What's Hot

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. India is an important market for Google, with Android users making up of 98 percent of smartphone users. Google said it handles 918 million transactions a month in India. NFC card payments are being added to Google Pay.

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Google, Mobile Wallets Pave Roadmap To Super Apps

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Stats like that are in the news this week as Google Pay, by virtue of a revamp , is on its way to becoming a hyperconnected “super app” – tied to smart banking profiled this week. Google is looking to capitalize on some momentum around mobile wallets.

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UK Regulators To Probe Google Chrome Changes Over Antitrust Fears

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Concerns continue to grow over Google’s plan to update the Chrome web browser, with the U.K.’s Google’s plan would remove third-party cookies and other functions from the Chrome browser. “As International Antitrust cma Google international News Technology What's Hot

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Zoom Explores Email, Calendar Tools To Compete With Google, Microsoft

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Spurred by accelerated use amid the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom is considering the integration of calendar and email tools to better compete with Microsoft and Google, The Verge reported on Wednesday (Dec. Business Google Microsoft News subscriptions What's Hot Zoom

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Google Cloud, Nokia Join Forces On Cloud-Native 5G Products

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Google Cloud and Finland’s Nokia are teaming up to develop cloud-native 5G solutions for communications service providers and enterprise customers, the companies announced in a Thursday (Jan. The solutions will run on Google’s Anthos platform.

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Rakuten In-Store Network Implements Offers In Google Pay

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The Rakuten In Store Network has turned on offers in Google Pay, allowing users of the payment method to receive cash back on promotions connected to their cards for eCommerce and brick-and-mortar purchases, according to a Tuesday (Dec.

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Google Almost Done With Transition To SAP Ariba Network

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Google’s transition to SAP Ariba ‘s cloud-based services has a completion date set for Aug. and Google’s existing and new relationships through improved communication methods,” the release says. B2B Payments B2B Digital Payments Google Invoicing News SAP What's Hot In B2B

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Google Invests $100M Into Telehealth Provider Amwell

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Google 's cloud division is investing $100 million in Amwell , a telehealth operator preparing to go public, according to CNBC. The investment will come with Amwell transitioning some parts of its business away from Amazon Web Services and onto Google Cloud.

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Google Cloud Gets Into Mortgages With AI-Powered Tool

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Google Cloud is aiming to innovate the mortgage industry with its new artificial intelligence (AI) tool called Lending DocAI. Sudheera Vanguri , product manager lead at Google, said in a b log post on Monday (Oct.

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Google Backlash Triggers Indian Movement To ‘Free The Internet’

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Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Indian billionaire and founder of payments decacorn Paytm , is leading a charge to topple Google’s dominance over the internet. Similarly now, Google is taxing the entire technology landscape, arbitrarily for just providing a platform.” .

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Skipify, Google Partner To Bring Shopping To Gmail

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Artificial intelligence (AI)-powered payments startup Skipify is partnering with Google to deliver shopping features within the Gmail ecosystem, the companies said announced on Friday (Oct. Google said on Thursday (Oct. Google Editors' Picks News Retail Skipify What's Hot

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Why banks want to get into Google Pay

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The marketing and tech-sharing opportunities for Google's eight financial institution partners are captivating despite the risk of data privacy or other issues cropping up down the road. Digital banking BBVA Regional banks BMO Harris Bank Google Pay Citigroup Consumer banking GSIBs Google

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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. Users can say “Okay Google, make a donation” or “Hey Google, donate to charity” to enable the function. In November, Google Assistant launched support for Siri Shortcuts in an update.

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India OKs Google's Investment In Jio Platforms

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Google has won a green light from India’s competition watchdog for its plans to purchase a significant stake in Jio Platforms, the nation’s largest telecom. 11) tweet , the Competition Commission of India (CCI) announced its decision to approve Google’s $4.5

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Google Critics From US, UK Demand Prompt Antitrust Enforcement

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as well as 21 European Union (EU) countries — sent a letter to antitrust regulators asking that they throw the book at Google as fast as possible, according to a Reuters statement on Thursday (Nov. ANTITRUST Antitrust Competition Google international News regulations What's Hot

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Goodbye, Google Wallet Card

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Google Wallet Card, the sad offspring of Google’s original mobile payments dreams, will shut down June 30, as Android Police reported on March 28. Emails have now gone out to Google Wallet cardholders. The card came about in 2013 because Google was blocked from Read More. Cards Commerce Mobile Payments Android Pay Google Wallet Isis Mobile Payments SopftcardIt was never supposed to have existed.

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Google Cloud secures major Italian bank

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Google continues to make major banking inroads with Monday’s announcement of a new deal to manage IT infrastructure for one of Italy’s largest banks, Intesa Sanpaolo. The post Google Cloud secures major Italian bank first appeared on Bank Innovation.

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, Walmart help drive India payments past 1 billion transactions

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and Google. Bloomberg Carousel Payments Product Design Alipay Google walmart WeChatA payments platform created by India’s largest retail banks surpassed a billion transactions in October, a milestone that affirms the tremendous growth of services offered by U.S. giants from Walmart Inc. to Amazon.com Inc. Indian digital payments took off when the government pushed demonetization in 2016, invalidating most of the country’s high-value currency notes in […].

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Cyberattacks, Google Crash Bring Internet Security Into Question

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And with Google down for more than an hour this morning (Dec. England’s power grid is much more open to risk than Google or Amazon’s globe-spanning empire,” Johnson said. Security & Fraud cyberattacks Cybersecurity Google hacking internet News Security

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Google Asks FCC For OK To Test 6G Service

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Google is asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to hold radio experiments “in and near the 6 GHz band,” according to a recent filing with the agency. Google Editors' Picks Innovation News regulations Technology What's Hot

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Google Teams With Unifiedpost On Data Procurement

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Google has teamed with Unifiedpost on a collaboration that could allow Google's Procurement DocAI Solution applied on a much wider scale to over 400,000 businesses in Europe, a report from ZDNet says. B2B Payments B2B Google News partnerships Unifiedpost What's Hot In B2B

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Samsung Could Drop Bixby As Part Of Deal With Google 

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could eliminate Bixby, the virtual voice assistant, and the Galaxy Apps Store from its mobile devices under a deal with Alphabet Inc’s Google, Reuters reported. Google Bixby galaxy app store Google Play Store mobile News Samsung voice assistant What's HotSamsung Electronics Co.

BBVA Teams With Google Pay To Offer Digital Bank Accounts

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BBVA USA is collaborating with Google to offer consumers a digital bank account through Google Pay. insured digital account will be built on BBVA’s infrastructure and powered by Google Pay. Users will have access to front-end experiences and financial insights provided by Google.

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