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Google facing up to $16.3 billion class lawsuit in the UK
Dec01

Google facing up to $16.3 billion class lawsuit in the UK

Image Credit: Bloomberg Google is facing up to $16.3 billion class lawsuit in the UK. A California judge has given his nod for the suit to proceed as a consumer class action involving 21 million people who accuse Google of violating US anti-competition laws in how it runs its Google Play app store. According to Reuters, James Donato, a US District Judge said in a 27-page order that the plaintiffs had established the legal framework of...

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Google tightens the noose on loan apps in Nigeria, Kenya, others
Nov27

Google tightens the noose on loan apps in Nigeria, Kenya, others

Image Credit: Tuko Loan apps in Nigeria, Kenya, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines, will have to meet additional requirements from January to either remain on the Play Store or submit new apps. Loan apps in those countries will be required to submit proof of license to operate, and failure to comply will mean risking removal from the Play Store. In Kenya for instance, such apps that have applied for licensing by the Central...

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Google Might Terminate Over 10,000 Employees Because of Bad Performance Reviews
Nov25

Google Might Terminate Over 10,000 Employees Because of Bad Performance Reviews

Google may lay off thousands of employees to reduce costs.  Low-Performance Reviews  Alphabet, Google’s parent company, seemed immune to layoffs in the tech industry. However, according to the Guardian, a hedge fund owned by Christopher Hohn said that workers at Alphabet are paid too much. It could benefit from cutting back its workforce.  Hohn’s company TCI is based in London and a significant investor in Alphabet...

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Google Messages Rolling Out Full Emoji Reactions
Nov24

Google Messages Rolling Out Full Emoji Reactions

The update is in beta.  https://messages.google.com/ Google Messages with Full Emoji Reactions  The Google Messages team is busy tinkering with the app. In October, it tested delivered and read status indicators. If you have RCS Chat enabled, you will get delivery indicators and Read receipts. The words will appear below the last sent message.  After testing these indicators, the team is ready to roll out full emoji reactions....

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Android TV, Google TV moving to Android App Bundles this May 2023
Nov22

Android TV, Google TV moving to Android App Bundles this May 2023

Google TV and Android TV will need archivable Android App Bundles starting May 2023 to save storage for users. Over 10,000 apps are on Android TV OS. Software has grown exponentially. But TV hardware is still limited in capacity compared to phones. In 2022, most smartphones have a minimum storage size of 64GB. But smart TVs have an average of 8GB. Less storage means uninstalling apps and hindering the overall TV...

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Google rolls out new cross-platform features to help users follow the FIFA World Cup
Nov13

Google rolls out new cross-platform features to help users follow the FIFA World Cup

Image Credit: TechCrunch The FIFA World Cup kicks off this weekend in five cities of Qatar, and Google wants to make it an unforgettable experience. Google has launched new cross-platform features to help users follow the event as it unfolds kick off. The updates include daily highlights of video from TV networks, customized notifications, a dedicated section on Google TV, and a multiplayer game. You will be able to get the latest...

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