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The Google arts & culture app, which matches your face to a historical painting, has gone viral. But some people in two states claim they don't have access to the popular new feature. Google confirmed to CNN Tech that the face-matching tool is not available in Illinois and Texas. The company declined to ...
Google is back investing in ride-hailing companies. The U.S. search firm and China's Meituan-Dianping are among the tech giants set to invest in Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based rival to Grab and Uber, a source with knowledge of discussions told TechCrunch. We understand a deal could be completed as ...

Google and researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, teamed up to study how Google accounts become compromised, shedding light on how the company finds new ways to fight back. "The lifecycle of hijacking begins with password theft," Google security engineer Grzegorz Milka said at the ...
Chinese smartphone users spent nearly $35 billion on apps in 2017, according to new data from App Annie, which means that Google is missing out on an ever-growing revenue opportunity as it fails to relaunch its Play Store there. The company has tried to bring Play back to China for years, to no avail.
Google has been pretty quiet about its Clips camera. The company announced Clips at its hardware event back in October alongside higher-profile items like the Pixel 2, Pixelbook, and new Google Home products. Clips is meant to be an always-on camera that uses the power of Google's AI to ...
Multiple shuttle buses carrying Apple and Google employees were hit by unknown objects in a targeted spree on Tuesday. California Highway Patrol (CHP) is working with Apple to investigate. Tech workers traveling to and from work on January 16 were startled when unknown objects -- possible rocks or ...

Google's Project Fi cell service never played the "unlimited data" game that most carriers in the U.S. like to play (and which is never truly unlimited). Instead, Google simply offered data at $10/GB/month and would give you a refund for any data you paid for but didn't use. Now, however, it's taking its own ...
Google added an unlimited data plan to its low-cost wireless service known as Google Fi, in a move aimed at matching the popular offers from rivals Sprint, AT&T and others. At $80 per line, the Fi unlimited plan isn't that cheap, but it is more flexible than the competition. Rival plans require customers to ...
If you have been wondering who Kristen Bell should play next, according to Google's arts and culture app, it's German-born conductor, August Manns. The Good Place star snapped a selfie with the Google app and it decided she had a 32% match to a John Pettie portrait of a mustachioed old man and the ...
Google wants to help its corporate customers "see" photos better with the assistance of artificial intelligence. The search giant unveiled a new service on Wednesday for businesses to build apps that can automatically recognize images. It is a technology akin to Google's image search tool that can quickly ...
In the latest of a recent spate of bugs plaguing Google's most recent hardware offerings, a number of Home and Chromecast users have been reporting issues around their devices' Wi-Fi connectivity this week. Google has since acknowledged the issue on its support page, noting that "In certain situations, ...
Google today announced a significant change in how it ranks websites for mobile searches: it will now take page speed into consideration as one of its signals, the company says. The change, which Google is referring to as the "Speed Update," will go into effect in July 2018, and will downrank very slow ...
For starters, Google Analytics 360 users can now import data from the Salesforce CRM tool such as leads and opportunities, among other pieces. This could allow marketers to have a more complete view of the customer journey from first contact to sale and build a better understanding of how that fits ...
Google'S HARDWARE has taken a heck of a clobbering recently, and now it's the latest speaker, the Google Home Max, that has come under criticism for allegedly borking some WiFi networks. And that was just last week. This week, Chromecast and Google Home owners are suffering similar problems.
Security researchers at Check Point software technologies have uncovered malicious code within approximately 60 apps geared towards children on the Google Play Store. Check Point wrote that, according to Google Play's data, the apps have been downloaded between 3m and 7m times.
It's part of Google's push to support the Coalition for Better Ads (mentioned in an earlier Tech+), an industry group that realized digital ads were being ignored because too many people have ad-blockers. (Other things the group is trying to cut down on are pop-up ads, full-screen ads and "countdown" ads ...
Zooglers: why staff are paid to play in Google's Zurich office. Not only do they ... Oh God. I'm afraid so. They work on Google Search, Maps, calendar, YouTube and gmail, as well as artificial intelligence and other projects. ... Way to go: going between floors at Google's Zurich office. Photograph: Google.

Chinese netizens hailed the revival of Google Maps on Monday as the American company's great return to China, where its trademark search and other services have been unavailable since 2010. While Google began offering a translation app for Chinese smartphones in March 2017, the map service ...
The annual consumer electronics Show is always a good opportunity to get an early look at devices coming throughout the year. It's also a reasonable gauge on the health of an ecosystem, or emerging platforms. At this year's CES it was all about Alexa vs. Google Assistant. If you were hoping to see more ...
If you've decided to take the Google route rather than the Microsoft one, start with its signature feature: the Google search app. In addition to searching the internet and Google Maps, it provides a feed of news and other information that Google curates based on your previous activity, such as your Chrome ...
A new feature in the Google arts & culture app reveals how your selfie may resemble a historical painting. The app went viral this weekend after users discovered the entertaining feature that analyzes your face and matches it to historical artwork. The app pulls from Google's digital collection of artworks ...
A. If your Google account seems to think you are still in Germany, one place to check for a "default country" designation is in the settings for the gmail account that is associated with your Google Hangouts calls. In a web browser, log into that Gmail account and click the gear-shaped Settings icon in the ...
Google is preparing to launch a new set of parental control features for users of its Chrome browser. The announcement was made in an email sent this week to users of its current system for parental controls and other restrictions called "Chrome Supervised Users," which is soon shutting down. Chrome ...
One of the biggest boons for Amazon's Alexa speakers were third-party skills. Now with over 30,000 skills available, there isn't much Alexa can't do. Similarly, Google Home has its own catalog of third-party software. These third-party services are referred to as Assistant apps and, since the beginning, ...
Google says it already deployed anti-Spectre and Meltdown solutions to protect its products, and users didn't even notice. The downside of the patches companies are rolling out to fix the CPU vulnerabilities is that they have the potential to slow down systems. For the big G, that means slowdown for huge ...
A memo written by a former Google engineer claims that senior executives at the company intervened to stop employees discussing matters involving diversity and hiring policies. The memo, written in 2016 and shared publicly this week on Google Docs, is the work of former Google security engineer Cory ...
Google will reportedly start more strictly vetting YouTube channels that are part of its Google Preferred premium advertising program, reports Bloomberg technology. Anonymous sources tell Bloomberg that the company will use both human moderators and machine learning to identify videos that shouldn't ...
The security firm Check Point discovered a type of malware dubbed "AdultSwine" that could display pornographic content and other malicious pop-ups on a user's smartphone screen. Google had to delete roughy 60 apps, mostly games or drawing tutorials aimed at children, from its Play store.
"Google definitely has a chance of defeating Amazon here, even if they had a bit of a late start," The Verge's Ashley Carman said on the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, citing the broad popularity of Alphabet-owned apps. "Google revoked permission for the [Amazon] Echo Show to display ...
In 2015, a black software developer embarrassed Google by tweeting that the company's Photos service had labeled photos of him with a black friend as "gorillas." Google declared itself "appalled and genuinely sorry." An engineer who became the public face of the clean-up operation said the label gorilla ...
That risk paid off: 20 years later, the pair are worth more than $100 billion combined, according to the Forbes' 400 list, and Google is a household name. If you had taken a chance and invested in Google in 2007, you might not have made billions, but still, your choice would have been a wise one -- indeed, ...
Comedian Sarah Cooper quit her job at Google three years ago to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. Cooper chatted with Recode's Kara Swisher and former twitter CEO Dick Costolo about the difficulty of giving up her job at Google, her observations on tech culture, and her aspirations as a comedian in a recent podcast ...
Digital ad revenue is expected to generate $85 billion this year, nearly half of it from paid search advertising--and most of that, in turn, spent with Google. Yet the overall search market on mobile is growing, and that growth isn't going to Google but instead to rivals such as Amazon, Pinterest and Apple, says ...
When she was working at Google in New York City, Sarah Cooper was set up for a career designing user interfaces (her favorite project -- making the toolbar for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides). But she knew what she really wanted to do was comedy. "It was kind of ironic that I felt like I was giving up on ...
Add this to the ever-growing list of stuff getting Google Assistant functionality at this year's CES. After bringing Alexa voice control to its services back in May, Dish announced today that it will be doing the same with Google's AI offering. The feature is arriving on the company's Hopper, Joey and Wally ...
When it comes to hiring, most companies use this standard formula: You speak with an HR representative, you interview with your potential boss, you may meet with other senior level employees within the company and then one person makes the final hiring decision. Google takes a different approach that ...
But its subtext is all about Google versus Amazon. Both companies usually shun conventions like CES, preferring to debut gadgets at their own press events. But these tech giants have built an imposing presence here this year as they work to weave their voice-operated digital assistants more deeply into ...
A former top Apple executive and serial tech entrepreneur, Tony Fadell, says thanks to Apple, Google, facebook and twitter, consumers are addicted to technology -- and those same big tech companies are "the only ones" who can treat consumers from that addiction. Fadell, who made his case via a ...
Clay Bavor, the leader of Google's virtual reality team, is trying to strike a difficult balance: Bavor and his team are trying to build products that people will buy and use now, while preparing for the future, who knows how long from now, when all this world-changing stuff starts to happen. Right now, before all ...
Wow, Google, not you too! Remember back in July when OnePlus decided it was perfectly okay to spam buyers with surveys directly on the OnePlus 5, a device that was launched just a few weeks before that? At the time I said that's a great reason not to buy a phone from a company that would pull such ...
Apple acquired a Vancouver start-up called Buddybuild which makes tools to help software developers avoid and fix bugs. Google invested in Chushou, a Chinese e-sports platform that lets users livestream their mobile games and compete before spectators. Wealthfront, a robo-advisor, raised $75 million ...
Internet giants Amazon, facebook, and Google plan to throw their collective weight behind efforts to save net neutrality. The Internet Association, the industry's primary lobbying organization, announced Friday that it plans to join lawsuits aimed at halting the Federal Communications Commission's ...
Google booted a number of apps from its online store that fooled people into believing they were helpful services, like flashlights and call recording apps, while spreading malware. Cybersecurity company Check Point Software revealed the findings on Friday after discovering the fraudulent apps in ...
No one really knows what YouTube is, and Google seems to be pretty happy allowing advertising dollars to define what is and isn't allowed on the platform. YouTube isn't a television channel, nor is it an editorial outlet with rigorously enforced rules or standards. While the troublemakers get the headlines, ...
A. Google Photos can be set to automatically back up all the pictures you take on your smartphone or copy to your computer, so if you have this setting enabled, the pictures have already been uploaded to the online storage space that comes with your Google Account. You just need to select and sort the ...
When Google's Project Zero researchers discovered the vulnerabilities, and proved that they could be used as attack vectors, they found themselves in possession of some potentially dangerous information. And they faced a tough decision: How should they get the exploit information into the hands of ...
Google decided to brag a little bit about the success of its Home speakers today with a blog post claiming it sold "more than one ... every second since Google Home Mini started shipping in October." That means, from October 19th through the end of yesterday, Google sold at least 6.73 million speakers.
Google's mobile-first indexing strategy went live for a few select sites last week, over a year after it was first announced, according to a Google blog post. Mobile-first indexing bases site ranking and indexing from the mobile version of a site as opposed to the desktop version. It has been deployed for a "handful of sites" and ...
This is one way to put your new electric bicycle wheel through its paces ahead of launch. But more importantly, it's a pretty solid publicity stunt, funded by Google -- a company that likes making a grand entrance. It's all part of what's shaping up to be a pretty big push for Google Assistant at the year's biggest ...
Like many other tech giants, Alphabet (GOOGL) had a pretty strong 2017: The Google parent's shares rose over 30%, leaving it with a $700 billion-plus market cap, and it managed to post 20%-plus growth on the back of strong mobile search and YouTube ad momentum. Along the way, Google also ...


 

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