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Google Duo starts rolling out voicemail-like feature

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Google Duo has started rolling out a voicemail-like option for its users. The new feature lets users leave voice and video messages when no one picks up the call. As stated by Google, the message can be up to 30 seconds

Google integrates chat option on Tez app

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Google has integrated a chat option in digital payments app Google Tez. The payment application which runs on the Unified Payments Interface railroads will now allow consumers to not only send money to each other but also open up an option

Google Lens is now available for all Android smartphones

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Google Lens, the visual search engine from Google is now available for all Google Photos users on Android. The feature lets users scan things through the app to receive information. Google Lens also lets users create a contact from a

YouTube adds real-time video segmentation to Stories format

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Google is testing a new feature where users can add augmented green screen filters to live YouTube videos. The feature first spotted by Engadget, allows creators to insert whatever they want as their new backdrop in real time. The feature will automatically

Google sells restaurant review service Zagat to The Infatuation

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Google has sold the restaurant review service Zagat to The Infatuation, a restaurant discovery platform. The two brands will work in tandem to provide users quality and diverse options for restaurant recommendations. “We’re thrilled by this opportunity to acquire such a

Google Search now available in iMessage

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Google Search is now available in iMessage, which lets users search for and share things like videos, businesses, and more when messaging others. This means, while having a conversation with someone in the Messages app, you can tap on the new Google

Amazon to stop selling Nest products as the war with Google intensifies

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The war between Amazon and Google isn’t going to end anytime soon. According to Business Insider, Amazon’s retail team told Nest on a call that the e-commerce website won’t be listing the Google-owned company’s newer products. These include Nest’s new thermostats and its Secure home security

Google expands snippets to answer multiple questions in the search results

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Google has expanded the featured snippets, the portion of text that is returned above a search result to give you quick answers without having to click through, as reported by TechCrunch. The initial reason to provide more than one snippet in a

Google’s Slack competitor Hangouts Chat now available for G Suite users

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Google’s Slack competitor Hangouts Chat is now generally available and is becoming a core part of G Suite. Hangout Chat was first unveiled nearly a year ago at Google Cloud Next 2017, together with Hangouts Meet. While Hangouts Meet quietly launched back in March,

Apple confirms using Google Cloud to store iCloud data

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Apple has finally acknowledged that it needs Google’s help for data storage for its iCloud services. The company relies on Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Platform’s storage product to store iCloud data. The development was first spotted by CNBC, in the

Google unveils Scorecard and Calculator to improve page speed on mobiles

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At the MWC 2018 event, Google announced two tools to help improve the page speed for mobiles. The search engine giant unveiled Speed Scorecard, which is a comparison tool and Impact Calculator, which calculates the revenue impact of speed for a

Airtel and Google team up to bring low-cost 4G smartphones

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Telecom operator Bharti Airtel and Google have teamed up to bring low-cost 4G smartphones powered by Android Oreo (Go Edition). As part of Airtel’s ‘Mera Pehla Smartphone’ program, the company will ship entry-level 4G smartphones having Android Oreo (Go edition) as standard OS

Google launches ARCore 1.0, available for more than 100M Android smartphones

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Google launched its augmented reality platform ARCore 1.0 to the public, with the platform being available for more than 100 million smartphones. ARCore 1.0 includes support for anchoring virtual objects to any textured surface, not just flat, horizontal ones. ARCore allows developers

Google announces Android devices recommendation program

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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