Google will spend another $600 million on Oklahoma data center

“This national expansion comes at a significant moment for Google. For 21 years, we’ve pursued a timeless mission, to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful,” Pichai said. Gov. Kevin Stitt thanked Google for being an early adopter of Oklahoma’s tech future. “I can’t underscore enough the importance that we continue...
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Google Maps is testing a new safety feature for taxi passengers

Google appears to be testing a new safety feature for Google Maps that will alert you if your car or taxi deviates from its route by more than 500 meters (0.3 miles). The feature was first spotted by XDA Developers, and it appears to be exclusive to India for now. “Off-route alerts” can be found...
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Google Maps lets you see how fast you’re driving. Here’s how

Google has been busy updating Google Maps in the past month, first rolling out speed limit indicators and then speed camera alerts. The latest feature to join Google’s mapping app is a speedometer that shows up while you’re driving. While yes, of course your car already has one, the idea is to be able to...
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Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple shares drop as Congress launches antitrust investigation

CLOSE A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that consumers can pursue an antitrust lawsuit that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps. (May 13) AP, AP SAN FRANCISCO – The federal government may be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at Big Tech. On Monday, the House...
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Google contractor pay compared with full-timers, according to Glassdoor

Google has come under increasing scrutiny this week after two reports revealed alleged abuses and mistreatment of the tech giant’s massive contractor workforce, which now outnumbers its full-time employees. These workers, hired through outside agencies, have inferior or no benefits and less legal recourse than Google’s full-time employees. Also at the heart of their complaints...
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Google says its Digital Wellbeing software isn’t affecting performance on Pixel phones

Google has responded to accusations that its Digital Wellbeing software slows down performance on Pixel phones. Commenting via an official Google account on Reddit, the company said it had “conducted a thorough analysis” of the software after receiving complaints from users, and concluded there were “no performance issues associated with the Digital Wellbeing app on...
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All the Ways Google Tracks You—And How to Stop It

You’re probably aware that Google keeps tabs on what you’re up to on its devices, apps, and services—but you might not realize just how far its tracking reach extends, into the places you go, the purchases you make, and much more. It’s an extensive set of data, but you can take more control over what...
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Huawei Prepares For Possibility of Losing Its American Tech Partners

Huawei is an electronics powerhouse that has relied on partnerships with Google and Microsoft to help boost its global business. But the Chinese company must now face the possibility of a future without its American partners. Microsoft removed Huawei laptops from its online store on Friday, marking the latest move against Huawei after it was...
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Google now lets you order food without a delivery app

Starting today, you can now order food directly from Google Search, Google Maps, or Google Assistant. The functionality works using partnerships with existing delivery companies like DoorDash, Postmates, and ChowNow, and means you can order from any of them without having to downloading an additional app, or even visiting their website. In Google Search and...
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Google puts Huawei Android suspension on hold

Google has confirmed that its suspension of Android services to Chinese tech giant Huawei is on hold. The move follows the US Department of Commerce decision to grant Huawei a licence of 90 days so it could help existing customers. Previously, the department had blacklisted Huawei by placing it on an entity list, forcing US...
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