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Spotify and Google’s User Choice Billing
Nov11

Spotify and Google’s User Choice Billing

Google Play will now allow Spotify to bill US users for subscriptions directly in the app.  https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2022/11/continuing-our-commitment-to-user-choice-billing.html A Significant Improvement in Google Play User Billing  On Thursday, Google announced that Spotify and Bumble can bill their US users for subscriptions inside their respective apps. Google Play takes a certain percentage of digital sales...

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Google adds new way to track your packages in Gmail
Nov07

Google adds new way to track your packages in Gmail

Google has added a new way to track your packages in Gmail. This is coming as we approach the holiday seasons; and you already know, millions of packages exchange hands during this period. Customers often face an anxious wait when they send packages—these packages sometimes take longer than necessary to get to their destination. The same goes to customers expecting their packages—it is sometimes stressful trying to track these...

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Google is integrating coupon codes and promotions into product search
Nov02

Google is integrating coupon codes and promotions into product search

Google is gearing up for the holiday seasons, and has announced a couple of changes to help people connect with seasonal offers and deals. The new updates will almost ensure that your search for product information is satisfied by Google. Here is how Google explains it: “Our new promotion badge will show up in Search on items running a promotion (like “15% off with coupon code HOLIDAYS”). While in the past we’ve shown when items are...

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Google Acquires Alter, an AI Avatar— to Compete with TikTok?
Oct31

Google Acquires Alter, an AI Avatar— to Compete with TikTok?

Google bought it for $100 million.  AI Avatar Startup for Creators and Brands According to Techcrunch, Google bought Alter. It’s an AI avatar startup that targets creators and brands. It assists them in expressing their virtual identities. This is Google’s move to improve and compete better with TikTok.  Google completed the acquisition two months ago. However, the companies did not disclose it to the public.  Many have noticed...

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Google Meet is brining automatic transcript to meetings
Oct12

Google Meet is brining automatic transcript to meetings

Tasked with the duty of putting together the minutes of meetings? Not to worry as Google is now adding a useful tool to take that burden off your shoulder. Google is adding a tool that will automatically transcribe your meetings, and have it sent to you thereafter. You will be able to receive the transcribed version of your meetings in Google Doc starting from this week. Google also announced two upcoming features slated for release...

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Google renews partnership with Major League Baseball
Oct06

Google renews partnership with Major League Baseball

Google Cloud and Major League Baseball (MLB) has announced their expanded, multi-year, strategic partnership. It aims to keep on innovating MLB’s media products and properties, such as MLB.TV and other media platforms. Photo by Wendy Wei on Pexels.com MLB has chosen Google Cloud as its cloud provider to fast-track its delivery. It will offer more real-time and personalized experiences for baseball fans worldwide. The partnership...

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