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 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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State AGs To Press Own Case Against Google

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Several states are moving forward with their own antitrust probe into Google while the Department of Justice (DOJ) gets ready to file a federal lawsuit, according to a report in the Washington Post (WaPo) on Friday (Oct. Google is not alone in facing investigations and allegations.

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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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US Department Of Justice Says Google Is A Monopoly

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against Google, joined by 11 states attorneys general, alleging the tech giant has used its dominant position in the online search market unfairly against competitors. Without antitrust enforcement, Google will continue to insulate itself from competition. The shoe dropped.

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Google tries to turn YouTube into a major shopping destination

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Google E-CommerceEvery toy, gadget and good you see on YouTube could soon be for sale online -- not on Amazon, but right on YouTube itself.

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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 Goes Global With Free Retail Ad Initiative

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Retailers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa will be able to post ads for free on Google’s Shopping tab starting in mid-October. Google is working to streamline the onboarding process for retailers that haven’t previously advertised with the search giant, Brittin noted.

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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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DOJ, State AGs To Meet On Antitrust Suit Against Google

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Department of Justice (DOJ) is putting the finishing touches on its antitrust lawsuit against Google that could be filed as early as this week, sources told The New York Times. Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Google, Facebook Inc. The U.S.

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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Is YouTube The Next Amazon? Google Hopes So

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Google is experimenting with new features to drive online shopping dollars to YouTube and is encouraging some creators there to tag and track any products used in their videos. The resulting data will then be linked to Google’s analytics and shopping tools. The coronavirus has also triggered a slowdown in advertising spend, which has affected Google’s bottom line. Google has made many unsuccessful forays into eCommerce.

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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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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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Google Maps Enables Austin Parking Payments With Passport

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Passport has collaborated with Google to offer mobile parking payments in Austin, Texas through Google Maps. Google Pay and Google Maps were able to seamlessly incorporate Passport’s software, which helped us bring this feature to life.”.

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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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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 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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Paytm Briefly Removed From Google Play Over Alleged Gambling Violations

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Paytm, India’s eCommerce payment platform, was removed from Google’s Play Store after the global technology company alleged Paytm violated Google’s gambling policies, India.com reported , but the app was later reinstated. “We

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New Mid-Range Google Phone Expected Next Week

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Google will bring its new mid-range Android phone to market Aug. 3, according to hidden information on the Google Store page first publicized by 9to5Google. Google bought Android from Andy Rubin for a reported $50 million in 2005, Android Authority recounted in a recent report.

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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 To Help Students Pay Off Loans With New Program

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Google has rolled out a new student loan repayment program, the tech giant announced in a blog post. In 2021, Google will begin matching student loans up to $2,500 per year, which the company says will help them pay off their loans faster and also use money for other things, "whether it’s purchasing a new home, starting a family, or investing in a 401(k)," according to the blog. Google cites the "enormous" student loan deficit in the U.S.,

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Google Cloud Readies For Black Friday Surge

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s Google Cloud division is expecting a surge in fourth-quarter sales as the country’s retailers brace for record online holiday shopping. We’re planning for peak on top of peak,” Google Cloud’s Carrie Tharp told Reuters. It could be a boon for Google Cloud, which has generated nearly a third of its revenue during the fourth quarter in 2018 and 2019. Retail Black Friday ecommerce Google Google cloud holiday shopping News What's HotAs U.S.

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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. Larry Page and Serge Brin, Google’s founders, didn’t much like each other at first. Yahoo’s annual revenue was approximately eight times of Google’s at the time.

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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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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. For restaurants that support the feature, the orders are completed via Google and Google Pay.

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Google Faces Lawsuit In Australia Over Use Of Personal Data

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As Google CEO Sundar Pichai prepares to appear before Congress Wednesday (July 29) to face antitrust charges , Australia’s competition watchdog has accused the Alphabet Inc. This change … was worth a lot of money to Google,” ACCC Commission Chairman Rod Sims told Reuters. “We

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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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Study: Google Grows Market Share In Europe Despite Anti-Competition Order

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Despite an order from the European Union ’s antitrust watchdog to curb its anticompetitive practices, Google continues to boost its market power, according to Reuters , which cited a study released Monday (Sept. In response, Google said the figures in the study ignore the facts.

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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. government affairs and public policy, said in a letter to the Fed that Google “worked closely” with the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to build Google Pay for the Indian market. Monthly users of Google Pay hit 67 million in September, an increase of 45 million over September 2018.

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