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EU to make Google and Facebook pay publishers for news
Feb09

EU to make Google and Facebook pay publishers for news

Image Credit: Vote Watch Days after Google announced that publishers in Australia will be paid for news content provided, the Financial Times is reporting that the European Union is working on similar legislation. The reported legislation, according to FT, will force big tech companies like Facebook and Google to pay for news. Recall that Google had threatened to deactivate Search in the Australian market some weeks back. Google later...

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Google backtracks on threat to pull out of the Australian market
Feb07

Google backtracks on threat to pull out of the Australian market

Image Credit: Aljazeera Google seems to have backtracked from earlier plans to disable Search in Australia. The search engine in a new blog post announced that it will pay some publishers as part of a licensing program to refer traffic to their stories. Recall that Google had planned to pull out of the Australian market following a new legislation, though not passed at the time. This led to controversy between the search engine giant...

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Google Meet’s new ‘green room’ makes it easier to do a pre-check before meetings
Feb03

Google Meet’s new ‘green room’ makes it easier to do a pre-check before meetings

Image Credit: The Verge Google Meet has added a very important feature that could help to boost your confidence before a meeting. The videoconferencing app has just added a new feature called ‘green room’. Green room allows you to do a pre-check of your audio, your dress, and your environment prior to a meeting. This will most certainly guard against those embarrassing moments when the lighting is bad, audio is muted by mistake, and...

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Google Gboard is testing ‘Grammar Check’
Jan24

Google Gboard is testing ‘Grammar Check’

Image Credit: Play Store Grammer is an integral part of writing a proper article—it defines you as a writer. It is basically impossible to communicate right if you are mixing things up grammar-wise; and that is why it is probably wise to have a grammar checker tool. To help you out with your writing, Gboard is testing a Grammar Check feature. The exact date and time Google began testing the feature is not known, but it is now obvious...

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Google threatens to disable Search in Australia over a new code
Jan23

Google threatens to disable Search in Australia over a new code

Image Credit: 9to5google A new legislation, though, not yet passed, is the subject of controversy between Google and the Australian government. If the new legislation is passed into law, Google may have to start paying publishers in Australia; something the search engine giant does not want to do. In its response, the search engine giant has threatened to disable its Search service in the country should the new code come into effect....

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Google redesigns search results on mobile—texts are now larger and bolder
Jan23

Google redesigns search results on mobile—texts are now larger and bolder

Image Credit: Google Google in a blog post on Friday announced that search on mobile will wear a new look with larger and bolder texts. The company said the essence is so that people could easily find what they are looking for faster. “We wanted to take a step back to simplify a bit so people could find what they’re looking for faster and more easily,” Aileen Cheng head of the new design said in the blog post. With the new larger and...

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