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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

Android 8.1 Oreo will now show Wi-Fi network speeds before you connect them

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Within a few weeks of rolling out the stable version of Android 8.1 Oreo, Google has started adding a range of features to the operating system. Google adds a new feature to Android 8.1 which will update users with information regarding

Google and Tencent sign a patent sharing deal

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Alphabet’s Google has signed a patent licensing deal with China’s Tencent Holdings as it looks to expand in China where the majority of its products are banned by the Chinese government. The details about the agreement were not disclosed. The

Google awards researcher $110K for Pixel exploit

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Google has awarded a total of $112,500 to a security researcher for his discovery of a critical remote exploit chain that affected Google Pixel devices. Chinese security researcher with Qihoo 360 Technology, Guang Gong reported the bugs to Google through its Android Security Rewards programme last August, and

Google working on a fix for Home-related Wi-Fi issues

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After multiple reports about Home and Chromecast Wi-Fi connectivity having troubles, Google has acknowledged the issue on its support page, noting that “In certain situations, a bug in the Cast software on Android phones may incorrectly send a large amount of network traffic which can

Google unveils Cloud AutoML to automatically create AI models

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Google, on Wednesday unveiled Cloud AutoML– a tool designed to simplify the process of deploying AI in business applications. The service helps developers — including those with no machine learning (ML) expertise — build custom image recognition models. Cloud AutoML, that’s already being

Google launches certification program to make IT jobs more accessible

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Google has launched a new online education program aimed at preparing people who have no experience in IT sector. In partnership with Coursera, Google has developed the six-week curriculum called The Google IT Support Professional Certificate to help people get

Google removes 60 gaming apps with pop-up porn malware

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Google took down 60 gaming applications after security firm Check Point said it had discovered new malicious software in the apps available to both children and adults at Google Play Store. The malicious software displayed pornographic ads and tried to trick users into buying premium services, according to