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Google makes it easier to share its speedier mobile web links

Just when you’ll see the feature depends on what platform you’re using, and where you’re surfing. People using the Google app on iOS can see it right away. Android users, meanwhile, will see this updated approach through native functions (including the Google app) sometime in the “coming weeks.” It’s a …

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Google & H&M’s Ivyrevel will make you a dress customized using your personal data

At last year’s Google I/O developer conference, Google introduced a new Awareness API that would allow for smarter applications that could understand where you were, what you were doing, what’s nearby, and even the weather, in order to more intelligently react to your current situation. Today, Google introduced a new application …

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How to Keep Amazon Echo and Google Home From Responding to Your TV

Voice assistants such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home are pretty smart, but they’re not yet sharp enough to understand the difference between TV and reality. A Google commercial during yesterday’s Super Bowl prompted Home to play whale noises, flip the hallway lights on, and recite a substitute for …

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Google may lean on a partner to sell Android apps in China

Neither company is commenting. However, you can be sure that Google would have to make some compromises to run the Play Store in the country. Remember how Apple has had to pull certain apps in the Chinese App Store to please government censors? Google certainly wouldn’t be exempt from those …

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Google Chrome extension replaces ‘Trump’ with ‘Steve Bannon’

A major Democratic-aligned super PAC trolled President Donald Trump on Monday to make a point about White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s influence in the White House. The super PAC, American Bridge, rolled out a Google Chrome extension that replaces every mention of “Trump” with “Steve Bannon,” a not-so-subtle attempt …

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Google fixes a big problem with AMP, now lets you view and share publisher’s own links

Google today is rolling out a change to its AMP integration in Google Search that will let you view, copy and share the publisher’s own link to the webpage in question, instead of the AMP URL. The decision to make this change follows some backlash from publishers who believed Google was stealing their traffic by …

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Court orders Google to produce emails stored abroad

A federal court in Pennsylvania has ordered Google to comply with search warrants and produce customer emails stored abroad, in a decision that is in sharp contrast to that of an appeals court in a similar case involving Microsoft. Magistrate Judge Thomas J. Rueter of the U.S. District Court for …

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Google is helping H&M construct a custom dress based on your personal data

Google is teaming up with H&M Group’s digital fashion house Ivyrevel in an attempt to make data fashionable. The two companies are working together on an Android app that’ll track wherever users go, the weather where they live, and whether they’re having casual or formal hangs. With that information, Ivyrevel …

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Facebook, Google to help fight fake news ahead of French elections

Google and Facebook are partnering with journalists to help prevent fake news stories from spreading during France’s presidential election. Google News Lab and the non-profit First Draft News have launched a verification project called “CrossCheck” that will help French newsrooms identify and quickly debunk hoaxes, rumors and other false claims. …

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BT defends Google and Android in EU antitrust case

“We told them BT is free to pre-install its own or third party apps on devices alongside preloaded Google apps. We also said that, as an app provider, we value the ongoing stability and compatibility of operating systems, whether they are ‘open source’ or ‘closed source.’ This is why we …

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