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Google replaces Voice search with the Assistant on Android
Jul30

Google replaces Voice search with the Assistant on Android

A small but important change is being made to the Google Search app on Android. Apparently, the search engine giant is replacing the small microphone usually seen at the far-right corner of the search bar known as Voice search with the Assistant. I actually haven’t seen the microphone replaced on my Android yet, but some other tech bloggers have spotted it, and the curtain could soon be drawn for voice search on your phone. I dare say...

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Google’s Shopping homepage goes live in the US
Jul21

Google’s Shopping homepage goes live in the US

Google Shopping homepage has gone live in the US, and that is per 9to5google. The shopping homepage, which was announced at Google Marketing Live last May, is focused on personalization and browsing, and has been in testing since 2018. If you are familiar with Google Shopping, you would realize that it has long being existing as a tab/filter in Google Search. However, creating personalized homepage is an indication that Google is set...

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Google says it will start ascribing lyrics in search results to third-party partners
Jun19

Google says it will start ascribing lyrics in search results to third-party partners

Following accusation of lifting lyrics leveled against it by Genius, Google said it will start adding attribution to third-party partners that provide lyrics in its information boxes. The company addressed the accusation in a blog post after informing the Wall Street Journal that it was investigating the claim. However, when Google was first approached by WSJ about the claim by Genius, the search engine giant denied any wrongdoing. In...

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The US Department of Justice reportedly planning to probe Google
Jun01

The US Department of Justice reportedly planning to probe Google

Google is probably the most probed tech company in the world—the search engine behemoth just can’t seem to escape the eagle eyes of the authorities. According to the Wall Street Journal, the US Department of Justice is planning to initiate an antitrust probe into the activities of Google as it relates to Search. The Justice Department has been “laying the groundwork for the probe” in the last couple of weeks. The US Federal Trade...

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Google is adding website name and favicon to mobile search
May22

Google is adding website name and favicon to mobile search

Google Search results on mobile will soon start displaying a website’s icon as well as well as name atop the title of the specific page you are searching for. The design is expected to begin rolling out to users on mobile in the next couple of days. A Google spokesperson said the update will be made available first on mobile before web and the app itself. From what we have seen of the new design so far, Search on mobile now looks...

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Google Search will let you auto-delete your activity logs in latest update
May03

Google Search will let you auto-delete your activity logs in latest update

We have all desired a world where everyone can visit any website without being worried about people invading our privacy. With Google’s “near-monopoly,” and ability to almost single-handedly decide the turn of events, our ability to determine what happens to our activity logs remained a mirage for a very long time. There appears to be some positive news—Google is adding the ability to let you auto-delete your activity logs in its...

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