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Google expands speech recognition capabilities to 30 more languages
Aug14

Google expands speech recognition capabilities to 30 more languages

Google has added more language support for its speech recognition technology. The company on Monday added support for India and Africa; two regions that are fast becoming a huge pull for tech companies around the world. What this means is that users around the world will be able to search the web by voice in addition to being able to type via voice using Gboard, Google’s keyboard app for mobile. Today’s update brings the total number...

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Google dumps Instant Search from search result
Jul26

Google dumps Instant Search from search result

Google has ditched “Instant Search” from search result, reports Search Engine Land. Instant Search is that feature that shows search results as you type them in the Google search bar. Launched in 2010, the feature was a very useful tool especially for those finding it difficult to find or use the right words when searching on Google search engine. Going forward, the feature will no longer be available. The decision was based on the...

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Google amends rules to include banning sites that utilize “pop-under” ads
Jul12

Google amends rules to include banning sites that utilize “pop-under” ads

Google will no longer condone ads that pop up in front of your current browser window, the search engine giant has announced. According to Google, such ads are not only annoying, but “obstruct content you want to see.” Google announced the new change in policy on Tuesday, which means such websites will no longer have access to Google ads: “That is why we recently clarified our policies around pop-ups and pop-unders to help remove any...

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European Commission urges rivals to sue Google
Jul02

European Commission urges rivals to sue Google

After fining Google the sum of $2.7 billion a couple of days ago, the European Commission is again urging rivals that may feel hurt by the company’s breaking of its anti-trust law. The Commission through its Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, urged Google’s rivals to sue the search engine giant for abusing its anti-trust law. Vestager said any business that feels hurt should use the ruling to prop up its case, the Daily Mail reports....

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EU slams Google with $2.7 billion fine for abusing antitrust law
Jun27

EU slams Google with $2.7 billion fine for abusing antitrust law

The European Commission in charge of competition has fined Google a whopping sum of €2.42 billion or $2.7 billion for abusing its “dominance as search engine.” Google has been in the eyes of the storm for a while now, and this hefty fine by the European regulatory commission won’t come to many as a surprise. The commission said its decision is hinged on Google’s “abuse of dominance as search engine by giving illegal advantage to own...

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Google adds private medical reports to list of banned material
Jun24

Google adds private medical reports to list of banned material

Soon, and very soon, all private medical reports on Google search page will no longer be available. Bloomberg reports that search engine giant has started removing a new category of online content that contains personal medical records. What this means is that the public will no longer be able to access your private personal record as it will now be added to list of banned material. Google listed certain information that comes under...

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