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Google tags Asian-Owned businesses in Search and Maps
Aug03

Google tags Asian-Owned businesses in Search and Maps

Google has added an option to support Asian-owned businesses in Search and Maps. The web apps now have a new ’Asian-owned’ feature in Google My Business profiles. The new ‘Asian-owned’ feature adds a badge to the business in Search and Maps. It guides users who want to support minority-owned businesses. Earlier this year, Google started adding business identity attributes. For instance, it has added tags for women and LGBTQ-owned...

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Google upgrades search results in Gmail
Jul31

Google upgrades search results in Gmail

Image Credit: Business Post Google is upgrading how you get search results within its Gmail email service. The new update will make it easier to find a specific contact when you want to find a specific contact. In a blog post, Google said it is introducing “intent matching for names and email addresses,” as well as new “personalized suggestions” in Gmail. Intent matching uses machine learning to help you find topis related to your...

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Google Play Store’s New Logo to Celebrate 10th Birthday
Jul26

Google Play Store’s New Logo to Celebrate 10th Birthday

It is similar to the old logo.  Happy 10th Birthday Google Play Store  The original Android app store launched in 2008. It was a month after Apple introduced App Store. But it was in 2012 that the company rebranded into Google Play. It was a combination of other services, such as Google eBookstore and Music.  Google Play is cloud-based where you can store your apps, books, movies, and music. They are always available to you....

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New Google Wallet is Now Available to All Users
Jul24

New Google Wallet is Now Available to All Users

It is a revamped app that stores all your cards and personal information.  https://wallet.google/ Replacing Google Pay  Google rebrands its Google Pay app. During the IO event in May, Google said that it would revive Wallet with new features that were not in Pay.  What are the Differences Between Pay and Wallet?  Google Pay stores credit card information. You can also link other digital payment services and hold...

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Google adds anonymous polls and Q&A to Meet
Jul24

Google adds anonymous polls and Q&A to Meet

Google Meet has added a new way for participants to participate in anonymous polls and ask questions on the space. The new Meet features address a couple of issues, including helping to getting live feedback from participants. Right there in a meeting, you can get an almost-instant feedback from users—this solves the problem of having to chase them about after the meeting. Interestingly, the forms can be filled and returned...

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Google fires Blake Lemoine, the engineer who claimed LaMDA AI was sentient
Jul23

Google fires Blake Lemoine, the engineer who claimed LaMDA AI was sentient

Image Credit: Vox Africa Google has fired Blake Lemoine; the engineer who claimed the LaMDA AI was sentient. Recall that Lemoine was forced to go on leave last month after his claim; the update we have on that is that he has been fired. The news of Lemoine’s sacking was broking by Alex Kantrowitz of the Big Technology newsletter. Recall that Lemoine who until recently was part of Google’s responsible AI project, went public with his...

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