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Are Android Apps Tracking Your Children?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 6 Days ago
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Studies reveal a number of Android applications are violating the U.S. COPPA law. Children under the age of 13 require more supervision in the use of applications. Not long ago, there was some uproar about data sharing between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. The internet has become so complicated in recent years such that nothing online […]

Can Apple’s commitment to Renewal make an impact?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 10 Days ago
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Apple continues to show its dedication towards sustaining the environment. Apple and Google have both purchased RECs such that they are 100 percent running on clean energy. With all the commotion about climate change and the role we have assumed in the contribution of it, it is no wonder that large multinational corporations are taking […]

Uber loses to Waymo in self-driving vehicle service

  • Crystal Ng
  • 24 Days ago
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Uber’s autonomous vehicle kills a pedestrian in Arizona. Waymo, Google’s self-running car service, further expands its business. Smart gadgets have been around for some time now. Subsequently, people are looking into further innovation towards larger machines now, like motor vehicles. Some of the people who share this view are Uber executives. They believe that vehicles […]

“Streaming Apps” to “Instant Apps,” Why the Change?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 25 Days ago
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Google has introduced the new technology “Instant Apps”. It is a variation of the previous “Streaming Apps”. Google has brought a new feature to the Play Store in celebration of the Annual Game Developers Conference last week. A few games on Android will now allow users to access them before officially downloading them. This “Try […]

Youtube Red & Google Play Music combined, is it Destined for Success?

  • Crystal Ng
  • 28 Days ago
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While there is already a significant amount of advertisement on Youtube that frustrates users, it seems like the situation will be worsening. Gradually, the commercials that interrupt music videos will be boosted. Rumor has it that Youtube has come up with a single new invention that encompasses the Google Play Music as well as Youtube […]

Amazon continues to flourish

  • Crystal Ng
  • 1 month ago
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For some time now, Alphabet, the parent company of our beloved Google, has been holding the position of the runner-up, right behind Apple Inc. in the global market. In recent events, Amazon.com has just surpassed Alphabet in acquiring the position of the second most valuable company in the world. This is the first of such […]

Apple is dominating the tech industry

  • Crystal Ng
  • 1 month ago
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Back in 2010, there was a virtual magazine subscription called Next Issue, but was rebranded as Texture by Next Issue Media in 2015. Now, Texture has over two hundred magazines available electronically on most systems including Windows, Amazon, Android and iOS. All it requires users to do is to pay a fixed monthly charge and […]

Google to counter Amazon’s Echo Show with smart screen device, sources say

  • Kirsten Loose
  • 7 Months ago
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Google is rumored to have a new smart device in the works, TechCrunch reports. The tabletop smart screen for the home will serve as the competitor for Amazon’s Echo Show, which has been on the market since June 2017. If true, such a device would keep Google in the smart home market race with Amazon […]

Google is helping online news companies get money out of readers

  • Ashley Leader
  • 8 Months ago
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Google is developing tools to help online news companies get people to give them money, as the Verge reports. It remains unclear how much of that money Google intends to keep for itself. The plan is to make it harder for people who can pay to read without paying. The changes should come in September. Arguably, companies like […]

Changes are coming to Google’s search results page

  • Ashley Leader
  • 8 Months ago
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As reported by TechCrunch, changes are coming to Google’s mobile search. Now: video previews Now, whenever your Google search query returns video results, Google will automatically play a six-second video clip on the results page to give you an idea of its contents. Don’t worry: the preview will be silent. Your search results will not be broadcasted to […]

Right-wing protestors postpone anti-Google demonstration

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 8 Months ago
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Right wing protesters have a march on Google due to what the group’s website calls “credible Alt Left terrorist threats,” CNET reports. The demonstration, which conservative activist Jack Posobiec organized to protest the firing of engineer James Damore, who distributed this in-house memo about gender and business, was set for Saturday, August 19. The group, […]

Google to face lawsuit over gender pay gap

  • Kirsten Loose
  • 8 Months ago
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Google is once again making headlines this week due to a familiar issue in Silicon Valley—the gender pay gap. At least 70 current and former female employees are expected to file a class-action lawsuit against the tech giant with the help of a San Francisco employment law firm, Altshuler Berzon LLP. James Finberg, the civil […]

A Google employee’s manifesto calls for ideological diversity instead of gender parity

  • Ashley Leader
  • 9 Months ago
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A manifesto titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” written by a software engineer at Google has garnered attention not only within the company but also throughout the broader media. The attention has been largely negative, as many commentators have found the manifesto to advance sexist arguments. The manifesto was originally disseminated via the company’s internal email, but it has now been […]

Watchdog Group Calls on FTC to Investigate New Google Advertising Technology

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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An unidentified watchdog organization is urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Google’s new advertising program Store Sales Management (SSM), which collects purchase data and shares it with advertisers, The LA Times reports When Google announced the program in May, saying the “revolutionary” technology would track the credit and debit card purchases of 70% of United States […]

Google and Facebook have a duopoly

  • Ashley Leader
  • 9 Months ago
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The field of digital marketing is dominated by two Silicon Valley superpowers: Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc, the latter of which controls Google and a family of other companies including YouTube. Google and Facebook, which also controls Instagram, both have enormous masses of users and data. That gives them an advantage in the online advertising […]

How Google Can Track Disease Outbreaks

  • Ashley Leader
  • 9 Months ago
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Google is now putting its massive power to work tracking disease outbreaks. Of course, it’s not really Google doing the work so much as it is the billions of people who type search queries into Google every day. Researchers at Harvard University have successfully created a mathematical model to track the spread of infectious diseases using Google searches, […]

Facebook to Allow Publishers a Subscription Fee

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 9 Months ago
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Facebook is planning a new tool that would establish a means of adding subscriptions to news organizations that publish directly on the social media outlet. The intention behind this new tool is to help pacify the tension the social media giant and publishers, who find their audiences shifting more to what becomes available on Facebook. […]

Google Glass, v. 2.0: The Workingman’s Glass

  • William Van-Lear Black
  • 9 Months ago
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Google Glass, the heads-up display apparatus resembling a pair of glasses, is making a comeback on the floors of factories around the country, Viad Savov of TheVerge.com reports . The second generation of the product, called Google Glass Enterprise Edition (or Google Glass EE) , has been purchased and is being used by companies like […]

Microsoft Sales Reorganization May Produce Layoffs

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 10 Months ago
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Microsoft recently reorganized its global sales force to highlight its focus on selling cloud services instead of standalone software. This reorganization is not the first the company has faced since former CEO Steve Ballmer resigned and Satya Nadella took over in 2014. While the series of structural changes the company has undergone have not immediately […]

Canada’s Supreme Court has Google Block Search Results Worldwide

  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • 10 Months ago
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Google has been ordered by Canada’s Supreme Court in a British Columbia court ruling to delist entire domains and websites from its global search index. The 7-2 ruling addresses the actions required in the Google v. Equustek, which was Google being requested to take down search engine results in Canada leading to domains and websites […]
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