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Google Play’s My Apps Section Revamped to Make Sorting Simpler

Google Play’s My Apps Section Revamped to Make Sorting Simpler

A revamped interface for the My Apps section of Google Play is now rolling out to Android users. The new interface, which was first spotted, provides users with better organised categories and more utility than before. It potentially helps clear space on your Android device by allowing you to sort the apps you have installed. [...]

April 21, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Google Play’s My Apps Section Revamped to Make Sorting Simpler

Google is buying a chunk of Twitter’s technology

Google is buying a chunk of Twitter’s technology

Gooogle isn’t buying Twitter, but it’s buying one of Twitter’s remaining parts. Alphabet Inc.’s online search division agreed to purchase Fabric, a Twitter business that provides a software toolkit for mobile apps. The companies didn’t disclose financial terms. For Twitter, the deal allows it to offload another asset as it faces pressure to deliver growth. [...]

January 19, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Google is buying a chunk of Twitter’s technology

Can technology replace teachers? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Can technology replace teachers? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Anxiety about losing your job to technology is both a rational and growing fear. Andy Haldane, the chief economist at the Bank of England, recently estimated that 15m jobs in the UK were threatened by automation. Technology is reaching such levels of sophistication that it is capable not only of manual tasks but cognitive ones [...]

December 7, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Can technology replace teachers? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Google pauses Fiber expansion, plans to cut staff on the project

Google pauses Fiber expansion, plans to cut staff on the project

Google parent company Alphabet announced Tuesday it planned to pause expansion of its high-speed fiber optic internet network and shrink the number of people working on the project. Google Fiber will continue to be available in all cities it has been rolled out to, including those where it has already started building, but is ending [...]

October 27, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Google pauses Fiber expansion, plans to cut staff on the project

Thailand presses Google over online royal insults

Thailand presses Google over online royal insults

Google has agreed to co-operate with the removal of online content insulting Thailand’s monarchy, the country’s deputy prime minister says. Prajin Juntong said he had met Google representatives to complain about material found using the search engine and on YouTube, a Google subsidiary. Google said it was following its existing policies on content removal. Thais, [...]

October 22, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Thailand presses Google over online royal insults

This New Feature in Google News Highlights Fact-Checking

This New Feature in Google News Highlights Fact-Checking

It’s hoped the feature will do a better news job than Facebook’s Trending Topics. Given what is happening in the U.S. election campaign, there has never been a more crucial time for fact-checking of news stories, and Facebook seems to be doing a fairly poor job of it. Now Google has waded into the fray [...]

October 15, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on This New Feature in Google News Highlights Fact-Checking

Google News launches fact check label

Google News launches fact check label

Google has launched a new feature, fact check, which will add a label next to news stories in search results. Fact check will appear with other news organisations in Google News and will, Google says, “shine a light on its efforts to divide fact from fiction”. Richard Gingras, Google’s head of news, added it will [...]

October 15, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Google News launches fact check label

This New Feature in Google News Highlights Fact-Checking

This New Feature in Google News Highlights Fact-Checking

It’s hoped the feature will do a better news job than Facebook’s Trending Topics. Given what is happening in the U.S. election campaign, there has never been a more crucial time for fact-checking of news stories, and Facebook seems to be doing a fairly poor job of it. Now Google has waded into the fray [...]

October 15, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on This New Feature in Google News Highlights Fact-Checking

Google Maps: Update helps you keep track of the time you spend catching Pokémon

Google Maps: Update helps you keep track of the time you spend catching Pokémon

Google Maps played an important part in the launch of Pokémon Go – one of the most successful smartphone games of all time – when it featured a very early prototype version of the game as an April Fool’s gag. And now Google has updated its navigation app to recognise the unprecedented success of the [...]

September 5, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Google Maps: Update helps you keep track of the time you spend catching Pokémon

Google Maps has a cool new Pokemon Go trick

Google Maps has a cool new Pokemon Go trick

Pokemon Go is still the hottest mobile game in town, even though the massive initial excitement that surrounded this unexpected phenomenon seems to have faded. Niantic is working on some hot new features for Pokemon Go, but also some neat new tricks for players. The company may not be part of Google anymore, but Niantic [...]

September 5, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Google Maps has a cool new Pokemon Go trick

Microsoft, Google sign up for EU US Privacy Shield

Microsoft, Google sign up for EU US Privacy Shield

American tech giants Microsoft, Google and Salesforce have officially adopted the EU—US Privacy Shield framework, enabling them to receive personal data from the European Union (EU) in compliance with the new standards. They are now among the 103 companies — out of the 5,526 signatories – that have so far signed up to replace the [...]

September 4, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Microsoft, Google sign up for EU US Privacy Shield

Google cloud unit close to winning PayPal business: CNBC

Google cloud unit close to winning PayPal business: CNBC

Alphabet Inc’s Google is close to winning PayPal Holdings Inc as a client for its cloud business, potentially beating out Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp, CNBC reported on Tuesday. While Google is the front-runner, the online payments processor is evaluating the other providers and hasn’t made any decision yet, CNBC reported, citing people familiar with [...]

August 31, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Google cloud unit close to winning PayPal business: CNBC