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Google now showing TikTok and Instagram videos atop its search results
Jan01

Google now showing TikTok and Instagram videos atop its search results

Image Credit: Komando Google is currently testing a new feature that will surface videos from TikTok and Instagram on their carousal. The test, which is being carried out in the Google app for mobile, could help Google retain users in search of social video content from exiting its platform. According to Search Engine Roundtable, the test features more of TikTok videos, and none from YouTube. A screenshot posted by Brian Freiesleben...

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Google launches new health research app for Android phones
Dec13

Google launches new health research app for Android phones

Image Credit: Google Were we really caught unaware by the COVID-19 pandemic? Is there anything we could have done better in terms of research and preparation? Questions have been asked, and answers are still being awaited. The truth is that there is always room for improvement in terms of research. Google on Wednesday announced a new research app for Android. The Mountain View California based company has announced a new research app...

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Google Maps adds a new “Go” tab so you can pin your frequent destinations
Dec04

Google Maps adds a new “Go” tab so you can pin your frequent destinations

Image Credit: 9to5google Google Maps has added a new “Go” that allows you to pin your frequent destinations and transit routes. The new addition consists of today’s “Commute” section and significantly enlarges the feature. You can find it between “Explore” and “Saved where it shows a subway/train and car. Now, with a single tap, you can easily “navigate to frequently-visited places with just one tap.” Unlike what is being replaced,...

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Google allegedly violated labor law when it illegally spied on workers
Dec02

Google allegedly violated labor law when it illegally spied on workers

Image Credit: NBC News Google is being accused by the National Labor Relations Board [NLRB] of violating labor law when it illegally spied on its workers before firing them. The workers, according to The Verge, were organizing employee protests before two of them were fired by the company. The allegation formed a part of a complaint filed by the NLRB on behalf of the affected employees. Names of two former employees who were fired in...

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Facebook and Google to face tougher competition rules in the UK
Nov27

Facebook and Google to face tougher competition rules in the UK

Image Credit: CNN Google and Facebook will have to abide by new competition rules from next year in the UK. This is aimed at curtailing the dominance of the two tech giants and to the advantage of smaller firms. The code which is expected to come into effect by 2021, will be enforced by a dedicated unit within the Competition and Markets Authority [CMA], Aljazeera reports. The CMA, which seeks to checkmate the dominance of bigger...

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Google Stadia to get iOS support soon
Nov19

Google Stadia to get iOS support soon

Image Credit: BBC Google seems to have found a way to beat the Apple’s App Store stringent policy. The company has announced that it is building a progressive web app version of Stadia that will run in the mobile version of Safari—Apple’s popular browser. This is pretty much similar to what Microsoft plans to do with xCloud service on iOS, though Google seems to have taken the lead on this. Google is already talking about a public...

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