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Apple, Amazon and Google use music as a lure for listeners

The Australian - ‎7 hours ago‎
Amazon, meanwhile, is preparing to introduce a stand-alone $US10 ($13.40)-a-month subscription music service, matching the subscription fee charged by Apple Music and by Google, which offers ad-free music through both its YouTube Red and Google ...
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Google celebrates the Chromecast's third birthday

Android Police - ‎5 hours ago‎
Has it already been three years since the original Chromecast came out? My, how the time flies when you're streaming video. Google marked the occasion on the Google Store's Plus page with the nifty animation below, but there aren't any promotional deals.
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Google Maps is gaining a Wifi-only mode

TechCrunch - ‎8 hours ago‎
Cellular data can be expensive and Wi-Fi is often free. Thankfully it seems Google Maps will soon work on just Wi-Fi. Google has yet to announce this option. Users are reporting the additional mode is found in the settings of Google Maps and replaces ...

5 Reasons Why Hound Is Better Than Siri And Google Now

Gizmodo Australia - ‎21 hours ago‎
There are so many AI-powered digital assistants out there these days, we'll forgive you if you've lost track. Hound is an offering from Shazam rival SoundHound, and it's packed with an impressive number of features considering it doesn't have the ...
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Facebook, Google must come clean on measurement data: Sorrell

The Australian - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Google have actually been more forthcoming than Facebook, I'm glad to say, but Facebook still have some way to go. Facebook are not a technology company.
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Google's new Play Store algorithm to halve size of updates

Android Authority (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
The amount of data required for updating Google Play apps can really send your mobile bill through the roof, especially if you aren't using Wi-Fi.
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Google's DeepMind AI reduces data centre cooling bill by 40%

RenewEconomy - ‎17 hours ago‎
Google had already been using machine learning to operate its data centers more efficiently, but only recently has DeepMind been charged with creating “a more efficient and adaptive framework to understand data center dynamics and optimize efficiency.

Google's Omnitone surround sound project brings us closer to web-based VR

TechCrunch - ‎2 hours ago‎
As has been the case with so many industries, the pendulum of VR will eventually swing back from dedicated apps toward web-based systems - and when that happens, Google will be ready. It published details of a new method for delivering serious ...
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Google Camera v4.1 from Nougat dev preview 5 has a twist gesture to switch between front and back cameras

Android Police - ‎6 hours ago‎
Google Camera v4.1, which has shipped with Android N (Nougat is still a little tough to say) dev preview 5, has been a treasure trove of new features.
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Google sunsetting AdWords Converted Clicks in September

Search Engine Land - ‎5 hours ago‎
So long, “converted clicks.” Google is getting rid of its original metric for tracking conversion events that debuted in AdWords in 2001 and is fully replacing it with “Conversions.

Google Fiber may never come to Portland (and it's Google's fault)

The Next Web - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Google Fiber has hit a few roadblocks on its way to Portland, Oregon. Now, a source tells us that Google may not be as serious as many want them to be about bringing Fiber to the city and outlying areas.
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With the Yahoo deal, Verizon will pass Google and Facebook to become the biggest web network

Business Insider - ‎5 hours ago‎
Yahoo has long been number three behind Google and Facebook, and now has about 206 million unique visitors. Verizon also owns AOL's network of sites, including properties like the Huffington Post, Engadget, and TechCrunch, which account for another ...
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Google's made Android app updates much, much smaller

Wired.co.uk - ‎12 hours ago‎
The new 'Delta' update algorithm should result in data savings of around 50 per cent compared to the previous method, the company claimed.

First Click: Windows 10 updates, the best Chromebook, Apple and Google earnings, and more in the week ahead

The Verge - ‎10 hours ago‎
If you haven't become bored with earnings by Thursday then Google and Amazon will be releasing their latest reports, rounding off a week of financial data.
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Google's phone app will now warn about potential spam callers

9 to 5 Google - ‎1 hour ago‎
No one enjoys getting random, unwanted phone calls, especially on their mobile phone. Thankfully Google is doing something about it, at least for Nexus and Android One users.
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Google races to catch up in cloud computing

Economic Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Google is chasing Amazon and Microsoft for control of the next generation of business technology, in enormous cloud-computing data centers.

Why Did Google Erase Dennis Cooper's Beloved Literary Blog?

The New Yorker - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
In his attempts to answer these questions, Cooper has submitted numerous requests for information via the channels that Google has put in place, but all of them have been ignored. He has worked with a Google employee, who attempted to launch an ...

Color fade: A visual history of Google ad labeling in search results

Search Engine Land - ‎7 hours ago‎
The debut of Google's green “Ad” label on text ads in the search results marked yet another change to the way Google treats ads from organic content. It also marked the first time the color of an ad demarcation is the same color as an element in both ...

Google Hit With Record Number Of Requests For User Data In 2015.

Mintpress News (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
Google's latest transparency report, published on July 18, revealed that the Internet giant received 40,677 requests for private user data from courts and governments around the world in the second half of 2015, up from 35,365 requests in the first ...
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Remember When Yahoo Turned Down $1 Million To Buy Google?

Benzinga - ‎8 hours ago‎
Yahoo had another opportunity to acquire Google. In 2002, Yahoo's CEO at the time, Terry Semel, engaged in negotiations to acquire Google, which lasted several months. The outcome of the negotiation was Semel balking at Google's price tag of $5 billion.
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