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5 Google Home Hub features you should be using  CNET

Google Home Hub ($129 at Walmart) doesn't come with much instruction on how to use it. The Google Home ($99 at Walmart) app isn't all that much help either, ...

Google emits a beta of Cloud Service Platform to entice hold-outs with hybrid goodness  The Register

Google's hybrid Cloud Services Platform (CSP) emerged blinking into the light today, in beta form at least. Announced at last year's Google Cloud Next event, ...

Google's cloud business lags far behind Microsoft and Amazon, and the stock is falling  CNBC

A new Reuters analysis found that Google has far fewer cloud customers.

Google says Nest Guard's hidden microphone wasn't meant to be a secret  CNN

Google's Nest Guard has a built-in microphone that works with Google Assistant. The company says the mic was never meant to be a secret.

Google says not disclosing the microphone in its Next home security device was an 'error'  CNBC

Alphabet's Google said it had made an "error" in not disclosing that its Nest Secure home security system had a built-in microphone in its devices.

Google reorganizes Public Policy division with eye towards tech regulation, international growth  9to5Google

As tech's role and impact grows in the coming years, it will face a great deal of public scrutiny and government regulation. A Google Public Policy reorg...

Google says it?s not trying to stop ad blocking on Chrome  The Verge

Google has been facing widespread criticism over some proposed changes to its Chrome browser. The changes, dubbed Manifest 3, would have crippled ad ...

Google Duo 48 preps ?precall? contacts interface, ?Engagement Rewards by Google? [APK Insight]  9to5Google

After adding a fun filter for Valentine's Day, the latest version of Google's consumer video calling *service* is rolling out. Google Duo 48 details...

10 tech tips for Google, Instagram and Facebook to get your digital life in order  USA TODAY

From Google to Instagram and YouTube, we dive into 10 great tech tips you'll want to start using now.

Google?s Hope and Dreams In India  Fortune

It is already dark in the New Delhi suburb of Noida on a night in December when I arrive at the home of one of the biggest YouTube stars in all of India. Yet the ...

Google Follows Microsoft's Alert On A.I.'s Negative Brand Impact  Forbes

Tech companies Microsoft and Google are sounding the alarm on just how harmful artificial intelligence can be for investors and brands alike. A.I. is still the most ...

Unreleased Google device passes through FCC certification, likely new Google Wifi  9to5Google

Before products can be sold in the US, devices have to be approved by the FCC. A4R-1701AA1 just passed through the agency as a possible new Google Wifi...

How to make your Google Home Hub whisper  CNET

Late at night, or after the baby's gone down for a nap, a loud response from your Google Home Hub speaker can disturb the peace. However, you can have the ...

Chrome ad, content blockers beg Google: Don't execute our code! Wait, no, do execute our code ? just don't kill us!  The Register

Makers of ad blockers, *content* filters, and privacy extensions for Google's Chrome browser have drawn up a list of desired technical fixes to undo the anticipated ...

Google?s radical Gmail redesign is finally rolling out on Android  Digital Trends

Google is slowly but surely giving its apps a refresh, modernizing them and ensuring that they're easy to use. The latest app to get a redesign is the Gmail app ...

Google Wants Cloud Services Platform To Borg Your Datacenter  The Next Platform

It has been our position from the beginning, when Google first open sourced the Kubernetes container controller, that it wanted for this to be the.

[Update: Now on iOS] Google Maps adding ?Follow? button to get store updates, deals in ?For you? tab  9to5Google

In recent weeks, Google Maps has added a number of features from a Material Theme redesign to revamped trip sharing. The latest is a Google Maps follow...

All your ETL pipeline are belong to us: Google snaps up Alooma  The Register

Google has hoovered up data pipeline pusher Alooma for an undisclosed amount as the ad slinger continues its efforts to clamber up the cloud charts.

[Update: Early Access registration open] Google announces .dev top-level domain, open registration in February  9to5Google

Early access registration is now open for ".dev" top-level domains, as originally announced at the 2018 Chrome Dev Summit.

Microsoft culls secret Flash whitelist after Google points out its insecurity  Ars Technica

In 2017, Microsoft changed its Edge browser so that Flash *content* would be click-to-run (or disabled outright) on virtually every site on the Web. A handful of ...

Amazon's ad business will steal market share from Google this year, says eMarketer  CNBC

Amazon's advertising business will take market share from Google in 2019, according to new estimates by research firm eMarketer. Amazon is projected to claim ...

FCC filing hints at unreleased Google Wifi hardware  The Verge

A mysterious unreleased Google device has cleared the FCC. Based on the description, it seems like it may be an updated version of the Google Wifi router, ...

Google Bulletin: Help us capture Middle Tennessee's sports scene with Bulletin  The Tennessean

Help us capture all that's great about Nashville's sports scene using Google Bulletin. Google has chosen Nashville as one of a few markets in the United States ...

Clarksville EDC: 'Secrecy, incentives were necessary part of Google deal'  Clarksville Leaf Chronicle

The new chief executive officer of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council says public nondisclosure and incentives were a ...

Google to San Jose Opponents Allege Mayor's Conflict of Interest  NBC Bay Area

The battle over Google's plan to build a campus in downtown San Jose has a new flashpoint: a condo formerly owned by the mayor's wife.

Why large swathes of countries are censored on Google Maps  ABC News

Google leads technological efforts to make the globe available at our fingertips, but there are a number of parties who want to swat prying eyes away.

Google displaying AMP-based ads that are faster and more secure on regular web pages  9to5Google

With Accelerated Mobile Pages, Google set out to deliver a faster web experience on Android and iOS. Google now displaying AMPHTML ads on non-AMP ...

Google Playground 2.2 preps life-size AR Animals & AR Shopping, ?Captain Marvel? tie-in for IWD [APK Insight]  9to5Google

Earlier this month, Playmoji on the Pixel 3 was showcased in front of a wide audience at the Grammys. Google Playground 2.2 now reveals work on...

Slack for Android picks up support for Google Smart Lock in beta, enables easier sign-in  9to5Google

If you work in the digital world at all, Slack is probably your go-to app for communicating with co-workers. For many, signing into multiple Slack accounts is ...

Google's New App Policy May Break a Vital Tool for Sex Workers in the UK and Ireland  Gizmodo

When President Trump last year passed anti-trafficking legislation that led to the removal of online resources sex workers relied on to discuss violent clients, sex ...

[Update: Widely available] Gmail for Android revamped with Google Material Theme  9to5Google

Back at Cloud Next 2018 in July, Google previewed the Material Theme for Gmail on mobile. This Gmail Android iOS Google Material Theme...

Google is testing a new feature that speeds up the Chrome browser ? here?s how to get it now  BGR

With nearly 65% of the global market according to market share monitor Net applications, Google's Chrome web browser is by far the most widely used desktop ...

Google Registers Bitcoin.dev as New Domain TLD Goes Public  Bitcoinist

Bitcoin.dev is no longer available on the Google .dev domain registry. This news comes amid the public rollout of the .dev top-level domain (TLD). $12500 ...

Google details how it fights ?fake news? in Search, News, YouTube, and ads  9to5Google

Over the weekend, Google presented a white paper at the Munich Security Conference detailing how it fights fake news and disinformation...

Google Making Chrome Incognito Mode More ? Incognito  PCMag

There are fairly simple methods Web developers can employ to detect when you're visiting a site in Incognito mode. Google, however, reportedly wants to put ...

Google UX Playbooks and Ranking Effect  Search Engine Journal

In a Google hangout, Google's John Mueller was asked if the recently leaked UX Playbooks had an effect on ranking. Mueller answered that the UX Playbooks ...

Google quietly opens office in OTR  WXIX

Search engine giant Google -- also known as that thing you probably feel like you can't live without -- set up shop in Cincinnati.

OnePlus makes Google Duo its favored video-calling app  The Verge

Citing the popularity and performance of Google Duo in India, OnePlus has announced it'll be adding a deeper integration of Google's video-calling app in its ...

Here?s how to use advanced audience tactics in Google and Bing  Search Engine Land

Targeting abilities have noticeably changed for advertisers over the past years, but one form of targeting has become extremely reliable for many advertisers.

Chicago Design Firms Behind Braintree, Google Explain What Makes Tech Offices Unique  American Inno

Unlike some other industries, tech companies have garnered a reputation for creating and maintaining outstanding offices, oftentimes putting unique design, ...

Unearthed emails could be smoking gun in epic GDPR battle: Google, adtech giants 'know they break Euro privacy law'  The Register

Privacy warriors have filed *fresh* evidence in their ongoing battle against real-time web ad exchange systems, which campaigners claim trample over Europe's ...

When Kids Realize Their Whole Life Is Already Online  The Atlantic

For several months, Cara has been working up the courage to approach her mom about what she saw on Instagram. Not long ago, the 11-year-old?who, like all ...

EU countries back copyright reforms aimed at Google, Facebook  euronews

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries on Wednesday endorsed an overhaul of the bloc's copyright rules which would force ...

Google to invest $13 billion in US data centers and offices this year  CNN

The future of Google increasingly lies outside Silicon Valley, as the company plans to invest $13 billion in data centers and offices in more than a dozen US ...

Google: Don?t Worry About Malicious Backlinks, We Ignore Them  Search Engine Journal

Google's John Mueller says site owners shouldn't worry about negative SEO attacks that involve malicious backlinks.

Google is reportedly hiding behind shell companies to scoop up tax breaks and land  The Verge

Should local communities have the right to know before a big tech company moves in? Should they be able to protest before city planners offer those companies ...

San Jose Mayor Faces Questions Over Wife?s Property Near Google Land Deal  CBS San Francisco

SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) ? San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo did not disclose that he had a financial interest in a condominium in a complex on 3rd Street in downtown ...

Gboard 8.0 preps Clipboard w/ one hour history & pausing, sharing languages, more [APK Insight]  9to5Google

Gboard 8.0 is now in the beta channel and continues work on the built-in Clipboard manager by refining the functionality. It is also working on...

This City Told Amazon And Google: No Incentives For You  NPR

Amazon canceled plans for a New York City HQ after meeting stiff opposition over big tax breaks and other incentives. A California mayor refused to offer similar ...

Shoshana Zuboff on Kara Swisher podcast: Google and Facebook are ?antithetical to democracy?  Recode

Beginning with Google's development of targeted online ads, the most successful companies in the world have been powered by ?surveillance capitalism? ? a ...

Australia should drop unilateral plans amid progress on Google and Facebook tax  The Australian Financial Review

Australia and other countries should ditch unilateral plans for local taxes on digital giants including Facebook and Google as the OECD begins an ambitious ...

Samsung?s Galaxy Fold is the first Android Foldable, available this April for $1,980  9to5Google

When Samsung showed off its first Android Foldable, it "disguised elements of the design." At Unpacked 2019, the Samsung Galaxy Fold...

Is Google hiring a VP of engineering for wearables to make a Pixel Watch?  The Verge

Google's smartwatch strategy is confounding. Are there enough clues to make the case that the company is making a Pixel Watch?

Google Doodle celebrates Steve Irwin, the original Crocodile Hunter  CNET

Steve Irwin might be remembered for his wild antics and fearless love of crocodiles, but Google also remembers him as a family man.

Google knocks out Amazon as Citi's top pick for US internet companies  CNBC

Google parent company Alphabet is now Citi's top pick for U.S. internet companies, knocking Amazon out of the top spot. In a note published early Thursday ...

Google maps: Men spotted carrying corpse ? but is it what it seems?  Express

GOOGLE MAPS cameras captured a pair of pranksters in full swing in a surprise sight in Scandinavia. The team ventured out onto an ordinary looking street yet ...

Google wants to make it harder for sites to detect that you?re using Chrome?s Incognito Mode  9to5Google

Chrome has long had a flaw that can be abused detect whether you're using Incognito Mode, but Google is finally looking to fix this issue.

Apple blocks Google from running its internal iOS apps  The Verge

Apple shut down Google's ability to distribute its internal iOS apps earlier today. A person familiar with the situation told The Verge that early versions of Google ...

How to set up Google's two-step verification  CNET

Did you forget to celebrate Safer Internet Day earlier this week? (It was this past Tuesday; I missed it, too.) Don't fret! It's not too late to give yourself a belated ...

Google keyboard enables Bitcoin symbol on iOS  Decrypt Media

The internet search giant has allowed the Bitcoin symbol to now be accessed by iPhone users using its keyboard on iOS. But where's Android?

Google Maps Accidentally Reveal Images Of Sensitive Military Bases  IFLScience

An update of Google Maps shows detailed images of sensitive military facilities in Taiwan, including the National Security Bureau, the Military Intelligenc.

Taiwan's military secrets revealed on Google Maps  9news.com.au

Google's latest 3D-rendered maps have revealed some of Taiwan's most sensitive military sites. The extension of Google's original satellite mapping promised ...

Apple, Google Criticized For Carrying App That Lets Saudi Men Track Their Wives  NPR

An app that allows men to track the whereabouts of their wives and daughters is available in the Apple and Google app stores in Saudi Arabia. The firms are ...

Pressure mounts on Facebook and Google to stop anti-vax conspiracy theories  The Verge

As a measles outbreak continues to spread in Washington state, Facebook is "exploring additional measures" to fight false anti-vaccine *content* on the platform, ...

Evidence of Google Valentine?s Day Algorithm Update  Search Engine Journal

Evidence from forums, Facebook Groups and SERP trackers indicate that Google may be updating it's algorithm.

Google's New Tool Tells You if Your Password Has Been Hacked  TIME

Google's new Password Checkup Chrome extension alerts users if their password has been hacked. Here's how to use it.

Hangouts 29 supports notification channels, adds Google Fi, removes avatar options [APK Insight]  9to5Google

Starting in April, Google will begin winding down Hangouts classic for G Suite and eventually regular users. Google Hangouts 29...

Google Ads? Universal App Campaigns Are Now Just ?App Campaigns?  Search Engine Journal

Google is rebranding Universal App Campaigns, which are now known simply as "App campaigns."

Google tests ads in Assistant results  Search Engine Land

Google appears to be testing the delivery of ads in Google Assistant results. The screen below, from Gennaro Cuofano, who performed a search on an Android ...

Google's top policy chief calls for 'common rules of the road' globally for tech regulation  CNBC

Google's top policy chief has called for "common rules of the road" globally when it comes to regulation of technology, amid ongoing debate around the world on ...

Google?s John Mueller Explains Why Expired Product Pages May Become Soft 404s  Search Engine Journal

Google's John Mueller addressed an issue site owners might run into where expired product pages are reported as soft 404s.

Alexa, Siri, and Google Don?t Understand a Word You Say  How-To Geek

Voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri have come a long way in the last few years. But, for all their improvements, one thing holds them back: ...

EU Privacy Law Snares Its First Tech Giant: Google  WIRED

French regulators fined Google ?50 million (equivalent to $57 million) on Monday for violating European Union privacy law. That's not much considering ...

Google Takes Its First Steps Toward Killing the URL  WIRED

In September, members of Google's Chrome security team put forth a radical proposal: Kill off URLs as we know them. The researchers aren't actually ...

Google probably won?t pull DWI checkpoints from Waze despite NYPD demand  The Verge

The New York Police Department has sent a letter to Google demanding that it remove DWI checkpoints from Waze. In the letter, the NYPD writes that "the ...

Google?s Password Checkup Chrome extension warns of breached third-party logins  9to5Google

Safer Internet Day is officially today, but Google is spending the entire week discussing security and launching new features. Password Checkup...

Google?s I/O developer conference will kick off on May 7th  The Verge

Google's next I/O developer conference will be taking place at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA starting May 7th. The details were sussed out ...

I Cut Google Out Of My Life. It Screwed Up Everything  Gizmodo

Week 3: Google. Long ago, Google made the mistake of adopting the motto, ?Don't be evil,? in a jab at competitors who exploited their users. Alphabet, Google's ...

A Technical Breakdown Of Google's New Blockchain Search Tools  Forbes

Google is now in the blockchain search business. Less than a day after Forbes broke the story that the internet search giant would be launching a suite of tools ...

Google open-sources PlaNet, an AI agent that learns about the world from images  VentureBeat

Google's PlaNet is an AI agent that's exceptionally good at predicting future actions in unfamiliar environments. It's available in open source.

Why Apple went to war with Facebook and Google this week  The Verge

Apple has disabled Facebook and Google's internal applications after privacy violations were revealed, leaving Google and Facebook employees at a standstill ...

Google Live Transcribe could be helpful for the deaf or hard of hearing  The Verge

Google is announcing two new features for Android phones today: Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier. They're both designed as accessibility features to help ...

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently  The Register

Updated Google engineers have proposed changes to the open-source Chromium browser that will break *content*-blocking extensions, including ad blockers.

Google, Facebook, and Amazon?s not-so-secret weapon for success: M&A  The Next Web

Whether you're an entrepreneur or an established CEO, growing your business is always job number one. It's how you'll conquer an industry, make a name for ...

Goldman warns that Apple is too dependent on Google for services revenue, and will need to roll out a 'Prime' bundle  CNBC

Analysts at Goldman Sachs estimate more than 20 percent of Apple's burgeoning services revenue comes from Google. Apple touts its services revenue as the ...

Google's New Cloud Boss Targets Old Issue: Selling to Big Firms  Data Center Knowledge

Gerrit De Vynck (Bloomberg) -- Google's cloud boss wants to fix a problem that's hampered the business for its entire existence. The internet giant has great ...

Google?s most powerful Pixelbook is $450 off  The Verge

While it lacks the latest Intel processor, the most expensive Google Pixelbook 2-in-1 laptop is cheaper than ever today at Amazon. Normally $1649, you can buy ...

Dell Chromebook 11 deal: Do all the Google things for just $130  CNET

And shave another 10 percent off if you use a cash-back *service*. Plus: a $5 LED cap light and a $30 Mophie mobile charger with USB-C.

Nvidia, AMD Could Benefit From Google's $13 Billion Data Center Investment  TheStreet.com

AMD, Nvidia could be huge beneficiaries of Google's $13 billion spend on data centers for its cloud business, as Google tries to compete with Amazon and ...

Google and Facebook Worsen Media Bias  The Wall Street Journal

Silicon Valley's advertising monopoly translates into editorial influence.

Latest Google Pixel AR ?Playmoji? brings Childish Gambino?s dance moves to your scene  9to5Google

If you've got a Google Pixel device, you've also got access to the Playground, a suite of augmented reality characters and objects to insert into your videos and ...

Android Pie and Project Treble: Did Google's upgrade fix work?  Computerworld

For nearly two years now, Project Treble has served as a source of hope and inspiration for the Android faithful ? a magical-seeming fix for a long-standing ...

Chrome OS 72 rolling out w/ Android 9 Pie for more devices, native Google Assistant, browser PiP, more  9to5Google

Following last year's Google Material Theme and complete launcher redesign aimed at tablets and other touchscreen devices, Chrome OS 72 is rolling out...