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 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.

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Google Maps Adds Shortcuts To Restaurants Offering Delivery, Takeout

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To help people staying home during the coronavirus pandemic, Google Maps is spotlighting local restaurants open for pickup and delivery, according to a report in 9to5Google. On Friday (April 3) Google announced that it would make the COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports available.

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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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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 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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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 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 Beefs Up Vacation Rental Search

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Google is stepping up its vacation rental business with enhanced listings that will include reviews, photos and more, and appearing before competitors on search, Skift reported on Saturday (Oct. Search results for vacation rentals previously were part of Google Hotels or Google Trips.

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Google Pledges $800M To Help Struggling Businesses

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Google has announced that it will donate over $800 million to help businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. “As The company is also making $340 million in Google Ads credits available to all SMBs with accounts that were active in the last year.

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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 Previews Upcoming Voice AI Feature

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Google Assistant is aiming to help users in even more ways thanks to new features the company debuted at CES 2020 throughout this past week. Privacy enhancements will allow broader control over what Google records, remembers and deletes.

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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 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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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 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 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 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 Play Store Nixes Payday Loan Apps

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High-interest consumer loans — often known as payday advances — are now banned from having apps on the Google Play store, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Sunday (Oct. Google App Store google play mobile apps News PayDay lending payday loans What's Hot

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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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Yelp To Senators: Break Up Google

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Yelp was able to voice its displeasure with Google at a hearing with the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee on Tuesday (March 10), according to CNBC. Lowe, at the hearing, acknowledged that Google hadn’t always tried to snuff out the competition.

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Google Assistant Adds Personalized News

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Google has announced the launch of Your News Update, a new feature for Google Assistant. “At Google, we saw an opportunity to help move digital audio forward by focusing on audio news.

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Does ‘Google Checking’ Foreshadow Big Tech, FinTech Payments Changes?

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But as a recent Google announcement demonstrated, FIs are engaging with technology players in new ways as together, they seek to create ecosystems that offer new value to consumers. Google’s expertise is in UX design,” he noted. “By Google’s Aim.

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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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Employee Advocacy Prompts Google To Approve European Work Council

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Google’s workforce in Europe will soon have representation by European Works Councils (EWCs) after 153 employees from 11 offices advocated for one, according to a Bloomberg report on Thursday (March 19). Criticisms by Google’s employees have been ongoing for the past 24 months.

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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.

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Google Announces $2.1B Deal For Fitbit Acquisition

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Google has reached a definitive agreement to acquire wearables brand Fitbit, Google said in a press release on Friday (Nov. Google is paying $7.35 Google aspires to create tools that help people enhance their knowledge, success, health and happiness.

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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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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 Stadia

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Google announced today (Nov. Stadia Founder’s Edition starts arriving today, making the world’s best games available to players everywhere without a dedicated console or expensive PC,” Phil Harrison, vice president and general manager, Google Stadia, wrote in a blog post.

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Amazon Echo Smart Speakers Outselling Google Home

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As smart speakers surge in popularity, Amazon Echo is the clear leader, outselling Google Home by a wide margin, SlashGear reported on Friday (Nov. Aside from Amazon and Google, smaller competitors like Apple, Xiaomi, and Alibaba are also notching sales.

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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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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 Health To Use Search To Innovate Healthcare

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The VP of Google Health has revealed that his focus for the division is on its search capabilities. In 2018, Google hired Feinberg to lead the company’s expansion into the healthcare space. Google doctors Google Health medical records News search search results What's Hot YouTube

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Google Lens Brings Style Inspiration To Shoppers

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With a redesign of Google Shopping, the platform is receiving multiple new features such as options to track prices, shop local stores and come across style inspiration via Google Lens. In separate news from July, the new Google Shopping homepage is live in the U.S.

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