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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Mississippi AG Preps Antitrust Suit Against Google

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The Mississippi Attorney General (AG) revealed that his office is preparing an antitrust case against Google , accusing the tech giant of controlling a “pipeline” of data. “We Google Attorney General data protection data regulation Lawsuit Legislation News tech companies What's Hot

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 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 Backs Competitors Amid EU Antitrust Probe

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In an apparent effort to appease European Union antitrust regulators, Google is attempting to boost rivals like Kelkoo, a French price-comparison service, according to report by Reuters. Last week, Google has announced a new Ad placement on its search pages: Comparison Listing Ads (CLAs).

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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 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 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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Continued Conversation Comes To Google Assistant Displays

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To help users make follow-up queries or ask additional questions, Google has brought the Continued Conversation feature to smart displays such as the Google Home Hub and the JBL Link View. Users turn on Continued Conversation feature in the Google Home app through its settings section.

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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 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 Sees Payments Potential In Subscription Gaming

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And Google wants a bigger piece — making a move that seems similar to a recent announcement from Apple. When it comes to streaming, the report said that “Google is leveraging its large cloud infrastructure to compete against the likes of Nvidia and soon Microsoft.”

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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 Adds Pro-Privacy Search Engines

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Google has expanded its users’ choice of search products, with pro-privacy rival DuckDuckGo benefiting the most. According to reports , Google has “quietly” updated its default search engine lists, expanding them to include pro-privacy search engines in 60 markets around the world.

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Google Looks For Hardware Engineering Wearables Exec

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While wearables based on Google ’s Wear OS are designed by other companies, that could someday change: The tech company is apparently looking for a vice president of hardware engineering, wearables, VentureBeat reported. As it stands, Google offers a wireless earbud product called Pixel Buds.

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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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Data Dive, Big Launches Edition: Google, Sephora And PayPal

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Growing strong this week, we have Google making it easier to save money, Sephora making it easier (and more rewarding) to spend it and PayPal making it easier to move it around. Google Flights Takes Off. Google lets users explore the world map to see where they can fly on the cheap.

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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 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 Facing Antitrust Fine From EU Over AdSense

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Google and its parent company Alphabet could be facing an antitrust fine from the European Union in the coming weeks over its AdSense advertising product. Google was hit with a 4.34 Regulation Antitrust EU European Commission fine Google News regulation What's Hot

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Google Launch Puts Spotlight On Digital Accessibility Issues

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The release of a new Google app development tool is among the latest steps to try to bring more mobile accessibility to people with disabilities — a push that’s been going on in the background of digital retail and associated areas almost since the beginning.

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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 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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Google Buys Fossil Smartwatch Tech For $40M

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Fossil Group has announced that it is selling $40 million of intellectual property (IP) related to smartwatch technology to Google. Together with Google, our innovation partner, we’ll continue to unlock growth in wearables.”.

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Hackers Exploit Google Chromecast Bug

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Despite being warned years ago about a bug in its Chromecast media streaming stick, Google has yet to fix it and hackers are still taking advantage. We have received reports from users who have had an unauthorized video played on their TVs via a Chromecast device,” a Google spokesperson said.

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Google Fined $57M By French Regulator In Largest GDPR Action

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’s Google was hit with a $57 million fine Monday (Jan. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal , France’s National Data Protection Commission fined Google, saying it didn’t do enough to get the consent of users when gathering data used for targeted advertising.

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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 Brings Its ‘For You’ Tab To Google Maps

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Google announced Monday (Dec. 10) that it has transferred its “For You” tab to Google Maps in more than 40 countries on iOS and more than 130 new countries on Android. In a blog post , Google said the “For You” tab helps users find fun new places to discover. Google said the For You tab will be rolled out more widely as of Dec. Updating Google Maps isn’t the only enhancement Google has made to its features in recent months.

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Google Cloud Collabs On Enterprise Analytics With ThoughtSpot

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Google Cloud has announced a partnership with artificial intelligence and data analytics firm ThoughtSpot to develop cloud analytics solutions for the enterprise. The company also revealed additional integrations into the Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine.

Google Offline Voice Recognition App Debuts On Pixel

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Google ’s new voice recognition app , which works entirely offline, is now available to anyone with a Pixel. ” While voice recognition on smartphones is nothing new, there is always a slight delay when virtual assistants — such as Siri, Alexa and Google — respond to a user’s query.

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Google Disputes $57M EU GDPR Fine

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Google has decided to dispute the €50 million fine handed down by French privacy regulators for allegedly failing to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy law. In addition, the Commission said Google didn’t get the necessary user consent for personalized ads.

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GE, Google Sync On Smart Home Devices

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The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be an interesting one, according to a report from a tech outlet , because of a showdown between Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant , two competing AI helpers. However, one company – GE – is planning to debut some major collaborations with Google.

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Google GDPR Complaint Suggests Personal Data Misuse

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A General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) complaint shows that Google may have misused people’s personal data and categorized them in highly sensitive ways, according to reports. They say there are “wide-scale and systemic breaches of the data protection regime by Google and others.”.

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HSBC To Launch AML System With Google Cloud

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In cooperation with Google Cloud , the bank has been utilizing data analytics to develop the program, which would use machine learning to inspect the data from the banking behavior of more than 38 million customers.

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PayPal Expands Google Pay Relationship

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PayPal said Thursday (May 24) that it has expanded its partnership with Google Pay, with a focus on the United States, where users can pay for Google services directly using PayPal. who add PayPal to any one of Google’s services will be able to pay across the Google ecosystem, anywhere that PayPal is offered as a payment method, with only minimal setup.”. users can also choose PayPal as an option where peer-to-peer payments are offered by Google.

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Chinese eCommerce Firm JD.Com And Google Debut Online Store

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JD.com, one of the biggest eCommerce retailers in China, has teamed up with Google to launch a store on Google Express, according to a report by Reuters. . Google Express was launched in 2013 in a direct challenge to Amazon, in a bid for advertising revenue.

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Google Assistant Can Now Book Users An Uber, Lyft Ride

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Google Assistant can now help users book a car from Uber , Lyft , Ola , Grab , GO-JEK and other ridesharing services. Once you decide which company to go with, Google Assistant will then transfer you to that rideshare’s mobile app to complete the booking.

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Google CEO Denies Data Privacy Breach, Bias

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Congress grilled Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai on Tuesday (Dec. Pichai appeared before the House Judiciary Committee, and right away was questioned about Google’s data collection. Pichai said it was impossible for Google employees to skew results.

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Google Maps Takes On Facebook Pages With ‘For You’ Tab

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To help users follow businesses through the Google Maps iOS app, Google announced a new feature that allows users to monitor updates and news from companies. Google said in a blog post that the “For You” tab helps users to discover fun new places.

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Google Debuts Devices To Blunt Amazon Alexa Threat

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As is often the case with big hardware events by Big Tech, the Made by Google Event was both surprising and not. Google Home Hub is that answer, a product described as combining all the voice function of the Google Home smart speaker with all the convenience of a tablet screen interface.

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Google Moves In Where Amazon, GE Move Out

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Amazo n and GE may be giving up on New York City and Boston respectively, but Google is taking a different approach, expanding in both cities. Google is gearing up to move into a new building that is now the MIT Coop bookstore.

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Siri Has Gotten Smarter, But Lags Behind Google Assistant

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Gene Munster and Will Thompson, two researchers from Loup Ventures, tested Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, Siri and Google Assistant. percent and Google Assistant scored the highest at 87.9 Last month, Google Assistant launched support for Siri Shortcuts with its latest update.

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