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Google announces Android devices recommendation program

By : CIOL Writers

Google has launched the Android Enterprise Recommendation- a program that verifies devices for business and security-focused needs. The new Android Enterprise Recommended initiative certifies OEM devices that follow best practices and meet other testing requirements established by Google. Google director

Meet Google Reply, an AI-powered app that suggests smart replies to chats in notifications

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Google is coming up with a new app that automatically suggests smart replies to your messages. The development was first reported by Android Police. The app, named Google Reply will suggest smart replies to notifications, allowing you to respond with

Google combines Wallet and Android Pay to launch Google Pay

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Google has launched a new unified payments service named Google Pay, which combines Google Wallet and Android Pay. The functionality of the new app is mostly unchanged. Google Pay app interface has two tabs – Home and Cards. As per

Google Tez launches utility bill payment option

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Google Tez, the UPI (Unified Payments Interface) based app from Google which enables peer-to-peer payments, allowing you to send and receive money from other users of the app has updated the app by adding the option to pay utility bills

Google Maps for iOS gets new features including access to Traffic and Transit info

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A new version of Google Maps for iOS is available and it brings new features with it. The new features include a trio of “Explore,” “Driving,” and “Transit” menus to the bottom of the home screen for quick access to

Google launches lighter, faster version of Gmail for Android

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After launching the lightweight versions like YouTube Go, Files Go, Google Go, Google Maps Go, Google and Assistant Go, Google has now launched Gmail Go. The app takes up less storage space on users’ smartphones and makes better use of mobile data

Google acquires Xively IoT from LogMeIn for $50M

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Google announced that it is acquiring Xively, a division of LogMeIn for $50 million. Google and LogMeIn said the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. “With the addition of Xively’s robust, enterprise-ready IoT platform, we can accelerate our customers’ timeline

Google launches “AMP Stories”, much like the stories on Snapchat and Instagram

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The Stories feature which was initially launched by Snapchat has become very popular among the social media users. After Snapchat and Instagram, Google has also implemented the Stories feature in its Google Search. “AMP” stands for Accelerated Mobile Pages — optimized web

Google AdSense now supports Tamil

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Google has now added support for Tamil language content in its monetization platform Google AdSense. This means that publishers and advertisers will now be able to target audiences with Tamil-language search and display ads. Content creators with websites or blogs in

Google rewarded nearly $3M under bug bounty in 2017

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Google paid out nearly $3 million to security researchers in 2017 who found out bugs in their products and services under its Vulnerability Reward Program. Google’s Vulnerability Reward Program (VRP), like other crowd-sourced vulnerability hunting programs, is designed to help

CCI imposes Rs 136cr fine on Google for ‘search bias’

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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has fined Google Rs 136 crore ($21.17 million) for ‘search bias’ and ‘abusing its dominant position’. CCI imposed a penalty amounting to 5 percent of the average revenue generated from India over the three years

Google said to be working on game streaming service, Yeti

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Google is planning to expand its portfolio by foraying into the game streaming segment. The search engine giant is working on Yeti, a subscription-based game streaming service that could work either on Google Chromecast or a Google-made console, which is still

Alphabet merges Nest into Google’s hardware team

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Alphabet has finally merged it $3.2 billion purchase of Nest into Google’s hardware division. Google purchased Nest in 2014 but opted to keep its own independent operation. The move unifies Google’s growing hardware team, which designs smartphones, laptops and speakers, with

Google Photos now creates theme-based movies on demand

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Google wants to cash in on the opportunity. Google Photos has launched a new feature that lets you turn your photos into specially themed videos. While you must be thinking that the

Google teams up with MobileIron to build cloud-based services

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Google has teamed up with MobileIron to build cloud services marketplace to compete with Amazon Web Services. Google announced that they will combine its cloud commerce platform Orbitera with MobileIron’s app distribution, security, and analytics capabilities. “Working with MobileIron, our goal

Google Flights can now predict airline delays

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Google has announced a few new features to its Google Flights search engine to help travelers with their flight schedules and bookings. As per the new update, Google will now use its understanding of historical data and its machine learning algorithms to predict delays

Facebook poaches Google’s AR product director Nikhil Chandhok

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Google’s director of Product for AR, Nikhil Chandhok is joining Facebook to lead product management of the Camera team working on augmented reality. Chandhok worked on Google’s ARCore smartphone augmented reality platform as well as its Daydream VR platform in his

Google invests in Indonesian Uber rival Go-Jek

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Google has invested in ride-hailing start-up Go-Jek that rivals Uber and Grab in Indonesia. The company, however, did not disclose the amount invested in Go-Jek. The move is part of Google’s ambition to grow Indonesia’s digital economy and start-up scene, the

Google to offer a mute button to shut down annoying ads

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We all have been in this situation- Visiting a site to buy ‘something’, not liking the ‘something’ or no longer interested in it and leaving the site. Opening a new site to check some news and pops a reminder add

Google unveils Bulletin, a crowdsourced, hyperlocal news app

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Google is working on a brand-new app, Bulletin that lets anyone contribute news about their local community. Currently only in early access in Nashville and Oakland, Bulletin encourages local journalists and everyday folk to capture a video, take a snapshot and build