Google is unbundling Android apps: all the news about the EU’s antitrust ruling

In July 2018, the European Commission ruled that Google had exhibited “anticompetitive behavior” in its dealings with Android partners. The Commission said that Google should not have required Android phone and tablet makers to install Chrome and search in order to install the rest of Google’s apps. And the Commission also said that Google should...
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Google will start charging Android device makers a fee for using its apps in Europe

Google is changing the way it licenses its suite of Android apps in Europe, leading the company to charge a licensing fee for the Play Store and other Google apps for the first time. The changes come in response to a July ruling by the European Commission, which fined the company $5 billion for antitrust...
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Google says Pixel camera app will soon support external mics

Google will update the camera app on its Pixel smartphones to work with external microphones when shooting video, an employee from the app’s engineering team has confirmed. Android Police reported on the upcoming feature on Friday. The Pixel is known for producing terrific still photos, and Google developed impressive stabilization for the video end of...
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Meet the new brands joining Made for Google: Logitech, Skullcandy, and more

Made by Google 2018 saw the launch of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google Home Hub, and Pixel Slate. Coinciding with this annual event, Google updated the list of brands taking part in its Made for Google program, giving us hints at accessories that are coming soon. Last year, Google introduced the new Made...
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Google Pixel 3 Vs Pixel 3 XL: What’s The Difference?

The world’s most leaked smartphones are finally here. Consequently, we know almost everything about Google ’s new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL but that doesn’t stop them from being two of the most controversial flagship phones available. They also pack several surprises which Google didn’t mention during the launch. Here’s everything you need to...
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Google Plus Will Be Shut Down After User Information Was Exposed

Article source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/08/technology/google-plus-security-disclosure.html
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In $9B Business Search Market Algolia Tops Google

In May, I took a group of undergraduates to Paris to learn more about its startup scene. During our visit, only one company we visited was in a hurry to hire talent from around the world. The company is Algolia, a provider of enterprise search services, with then-new offices on the penthouse floors behind Paris-Saint-Lazare station....
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White House calls on Google to abandon controversial Chinese search engine project

Google’s censored search engine and news app for China has seen a considerable amount of controversy since news of the project first broke, but it may have just gotten its biggest pushback yet in the form of direct opposition from the Trump administration. According to The Wall Street Journal, Vice President Mike Pence commented today...
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Mr. Google Goes to Washington

For more than a year, Alphabet ’s (GOOGL) Google has successfully avoided the social-media slapdown that has dogged Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) by taking the late Marcel Marceau’s approach: deathly silence. While its peers were being grilled by federal lawmakers, bashed by Wall Street analysts, and dissected by a ravenous press, Google was absent—down...
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New Google Image Search Feature Will Please Photographers

Google’s latest search update is great news for photographers, especially for those whose images are frequently reproduced without permission. Searching for images on Google makes it all too easy to misappropriate copyrighted images and videos, often without even realising it. However, the search giant has recently taken some much-needed steps towards respecting the rights of...
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