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 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 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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Waze Gets Google Assistant Integration

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Waze, the GPS app owned by Google since 2013, just got an upgrade by being integrated into Google Assistant. According to a report citing Google, with the enhancement, customers will be able to use the smart voice companion within the Waze app.

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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Google Pay Adds Support For 26 New Banks This Month

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Google Pay has added support for 13 new banks in July, bringing the total number of banks added this month to 26, according to reports. Google has been adding banks at a rate of about every other week. Last month , Google Pay added PayPal integration for merchants. . “We’re

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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 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 Pay Now Supports Cards From 13 More US States

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Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, Google Pay has rolled out mobile support for cards from 13 U.S. Services like Google Pay must come to an agreement with a credit union or bank before they can support a consumer’s debit or credit card, 9to5Google reported.

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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 Maps Partners With Restaurant Platform EazyDiner In India

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Google Maps has partnered with India-based table reservation platform EazyDiner to display discounts via the popular navigation app, according to a report in TechCrunch. In addition to viewing discount offers, Google Map users will also be able to reserve a table from within the app.

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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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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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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 Releases Open Source Cryptographic Tool

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Google has released an open source cryptographic tool called Private Join and Compute that allows for different datasets to calculate a result, while not revealing sensitive or private information about certain parts of the equation, according to a report by Wired.

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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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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 To Launch Electronic IDs For Android Devices

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Google has announced that it is working on bringing electronic IDs to Android devices, according to reports. The digital ID card would replace an actual ID card but would work the same way, as Google wants it to be used in all “physical world transactions.”

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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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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 Launches AR Beauty Try-On

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Google has announced the launch of AR Beauty Try-On, which allows viewers to virtually try on makeup while following tips, product reviews and more from YouTube creators. Currently in alpha, AR Beauty Try-On is available through FameBit by YouTube, Google’s in-house branded content platform.

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Trump Blacklist Prompts Google To Cut Some Ties With Huawei

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Google is halting a business relationship with Huawei , the Chinese telecommunications company, in what is seen as a blow to the company that has been on the radar of the U.S. It will also lose access to Google Play Store, YouTube and Gmail, noted the report.

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Some Smartphones Adding Dedicated Google Assistant Button

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Google has announced that LG , Nokia , Xiaomi , TCL and Vivo will soon launch smartphones with dedicated Google Assistant buttons. Google button Google Assistant LG mobile News nokia Smartphones TCL vivo What's Hot Xiaomi

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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 Spent $21M On Lobbying In 2018

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Google is spending more than any other U.S. According to a report in CNBC citing the Center for Responsive Politics, Google spent $21.17 In 2009 Google spent $4 million on lobbying, with that increasing fivefold in 2018. Last week Google appealed the European Commission’s $1.7

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Google Pay Merchants Can Now Add PayPal As Payment Method

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Google Pay has added PayPal integration for merchants, according to reports. “We’re Now, you’ll be able to accept PayPal with Google Pay on your app or website in all 24 countries where your customers can link their PayPal account to Google Pay,” Google said in a blog post.

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Google Launches New Shopping Platform In India

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Google has released Google Shopping in India to aid customers with a streamlined online shopping experience. According to a report , Google Shopping will allow customers to sift through offers and review costs between multiple merchants.

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India Google Pay Users Can Now Buy 24-Karat Pure Gold

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Google has joined forced with gold bullion refiner MMTC-PA to let Google Pay users in India purchase and sell gold on the app, according to reports. Gold can be bought or sold at the latest price, which is refreshed every few minutes on the Google Pay app.

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Google Pauses Facial Recognition Commercialization

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Google has vowed not to sell its facial recognition products until it can make sure the technology will not be abused. The announcement comes after Google was hit with resignations earlier this year over a contract with the Pentagon for Maven, which uses AI for drone footage analysis.

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Google Assistant Launches Support For Siri Shortcuts

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Google Assistant has launched support for Siri Shortcuts with the release of its latest update. For example, if the iPhone is unlocked, it can be accessed hands-free by saying “Hey Siri,” then “OK Google.” Google Assistant now supports 15 languages total.

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Google Voice Data Leak Prompts Investigation By EU Watchdog

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The news that Google hired contractors to listen to voice recordings from users has prompted a possible investigation by Irish data privacy regulators, according to a report by Bloomberg. Belgian broadcaster VRT broke the news and Google responded in a blog post about it on Thursday (July 12).

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AGs Probe Google Data Breach

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The New York Attorney General and the Connecticut Attorney General are investigating the Google data breach that may have exposed the private data of at least 500,000 users. In the meantime, Google has attempted to explain why it didn’t disclose the breach to the public.

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Google Loses Walmart In eCommerce Bid vs. Amazon

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And according to recent news on the eCommerce front, Google has lost a friend, seemingly, in at least part of its ongoing eCommerce battle against Amazon. As reported on 9to5google.com , Google has confirmed to users that Walmart products are no longer available through Google Express.

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Google Launches Overhauled Discover Feed For Mobile

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Google is rolling out an overhauled Discover feed on google.com for Android and iOS devices. The overhauled Discover comes at the same time that Google is expanding its image search tools. Lens is a natural fit for Google Images,” wrote Broitman.

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Voice Data Leak Prompts Google To Refresh User Policies

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Google is reviewing its privacy policies after a report showed that contractors were given sensitive audio information, including private conversations and personal information that could identify users, according to a report by TechCrunch. Google said that only about 0.2