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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 partners with Citi to offer customers checking accounts

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Google has partnered with Citigroup Inc. Carousel Payments Product Design Retail Banking Bloomberg Citi Citibank Googleand a local California credit union to offer consumer checking accounts, a person familiar with the matter said.

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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 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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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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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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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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Dineout Collaborates With Google On Restaurant Options

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To enhance user experiences by bringing additional features to a navigation engine, dining technology platfrom Dineout has collaborated with Google. Retail Dineout Google Google Maps india News Restaurants What's Hot

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Why Google And Other Maps Can Predict The Payments Future

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The latest such examples come courtesy of Google Maps. Indeed, news broke this week that dining technology platform Dineout has collaborated with Google. One of the latest examples of that comes from General Motors, which plans to add Google apps capability to its cars in 2021.

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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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Olo Powers Restaurant Order-Ahead From Google Maps, Search, Assistant

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Olo has announced that it is integrating its rails platform with Google so that customers can order directly from restaurant brands across Google Search, Maps and Google Assistant. Users can also ask the Google Assistant for help on both Android and iOS phones.

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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 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 Is Stealthily Collecting Private Health Info

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Google is currently collecting and using millions of people’s healthcare data without informing them, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Google employees already have access to the data of tens of millions of patients. .

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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 Brings ‘Play Points’ To The U.S.

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Google is introducing the Google Play Points rewards program in the United States, the company announced on Monday (Nov. The program has already been launched in Japan and Korea, and millions of people have already enrolled, Google said in a blog post.

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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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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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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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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 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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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 Antitrust Probe Widens To Include Search, Android

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The antitrust investigation into Google will be expanded to include the tech giant’s search and Android businesses. In September, 50 attorneys general announced that they were launching an investigation into whether Google has abused its position in the online advertising market.

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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 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-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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Fitbit’s Google Acquisition Sparks Privacy Concerns For Some

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Google ‘s recent announcement that it is buying Fitbit is leading some users to ditch the device. “I’m On November 1, Google revealed that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Fitbit for $2.1

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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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