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 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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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’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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Citi Partners With Mastercard For Google Pay Plex Accounts

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Citi and Mastercard are teaming up as network partners for the digital checking and savings account Citi Plex on Google Pay, available for both Android and iOS. . Google Pay store has a waitlist for people interested in opening a Plex account. .

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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 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 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 Pay adds cross-border payments

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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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What Sengupta's departure means for Google's payments business

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Google will have to bring new leadership to initiatives like financial inclusion and its operations in India now that Caesar Sengupta, vice president and general manager of payments, has announced he will leave the company. ]]. Digital payments Google Pay Google

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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. In a blog post , Assaf Broitman, product manager of Google Images, said that starting Thursday (October 25) when a user sees something in an image and wants to know more they can use Lens to get more information about the image. Lens is a natural fit for Google Images,” wrote Broitman.

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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 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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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 Backs FedNow Payments System

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Google sent a letter to the Federal Reserve , asking the U.S. Mark Isakowitz, Google’s head of U.S. Monthly users of Google Pay hit 67 million in September, an increase of 45 million over September 2018.

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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 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 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 ban fails to stamp out short-term payday lending apps

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In August, Google announced a global crackdown on Android apps that offer short-term loans, saying it wanted to protect consumers from what it called “deceptive and exploitative” terms. Bloomberg Carousel Lending Product Design Startups Google Google Play payday loans

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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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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 to buy cybersecurity firm Mandiant for $5.4B

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Google agreed to acquire cybersecurity company Mandiant Inc. s Google gets more tools to protect its cloud clients by responding quickly to online threats. Google will […]. Core & Cloud Bloomberg cybersecurity Google Google Cloud Microsoft

Google Assistant Could Soon Control Doorbells, Clothes Stylers

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On Friday night (June 5) Google Assistant, the artificial intelligence–powered virtual assistant for mobile and smart home devices, was updated to include doorbell and clothes styler devices, which will soon be available widely, reported 9To5Google.

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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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Nium Begins Offering Google Pay Options For Its Visa Cards

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Nium , the global FinTech platform, announced in a press release emailed to PYMNTS that users will be able to make payments through Google Pay with its company Visa cards. Nium’s Google Pay announcement, according to the release, will help it become more accessible across the world.

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Google Rolls Out ‘Product Discovery Solutions For Retail’ Suite

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Google Cloud is rolling out Product Discovery Solutions for Retail, a new suite of services that will use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to help eCommerce firms deliver personalized consumer experiences during a shopping journey’s initial phase. "As

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Startups In India Pledge To Fight Google's Dominance

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As the Department of Justice (DOJ) prepares a potential antitrust lawsuit against Google , dozens of India’s technology startups are considering ways to challenge the Mountain View, California-based tech giant’s dominance, Reuters reported, citing sources. Google will lose this battle.

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United Debuts Searchable Google Maps For Trip Planning

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The feature, powered by Google 's Flight Search enterprise technology, can be accessed on the company's website. Travel Payments Google Map Search News travel United Airlines What's Hot

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OK, Google, Let’s Shop

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One of the first integrations announced through Google Home was the ability to order an Uber by just asking the Assistant. The code behind Google’s latest version of its app, 6.11.13 Innovations Mobility Payments Google Home Hyundai payments UberAnd that was, by far, the only payments-related feature available through the device. But this may soon change. beta, suggests Read More.

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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. Google isn’t the only one that was granted a license by Lithuania in recent weeks. Google digital payments emoney europe Lithuania News payment license Payment Methods What's Hot

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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. According to Fortune , the service was launched earlier this year through Google Flights, but users can now get the information sent directly to their smartphones via Assistant. To access the feature, users can simply ask, “Hey Google, is my flight on time?”

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Google Eyes Investing In Indonesia’s eCommerce Hub Tokopedia

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Google and Temasek Holdings Private Ltd. , But Google and Temasek appear to be the most interested, and negotiations could conclude in a few weeks, Bloomberg’s anonymous sources said. s Google and Temasek would be major scores for one of Southeast Asia’s biggest eCommerce operators.

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