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Google leads $145 million investment in InMobi’s Glance and Roposo social platforms

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Google led an investment of $145 million in InMobi‘s social media startups Glance and Roposo, which are division’s InMobi’s mobile app marketing business. Business Social category-/Business & Industrial category-/Finance/Investing

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Uber Data Breach: Hacker Used Social Engineering to Break Into Multiple Internal Systems

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The internal Uber systems that have been compromised include Slack, Google Workspace email dashboard, vSphere, and more. The post Uber Data Breach: Hacker Used Social Engineering to Break Into Multiple Internal Systems appeared first on Spiceworks.

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Google launches Google Play Partner Program for large game devs

Venture Beast

Google unveiled its Google Play Partner Program as part of its services for large game developers, adding to services it has for small devs. Read More.

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Google launches $25 million AI Impact Challenge To Encourage Projects For Social Good

CTOvision

Google has launched a $25 million prize money AI Impact Challenge contest. The contest is aimed to offer opportunities for groups involved in AI projects for social service. Artificial Intelligence CTO News GoogleAs part of the initiative, Google.org launched the AI Impact Challenge, a contest to support various AI for good projects with up to $25 million in funding. Grantees […].

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How to use Google Currents

Tech Republic Cloud

Currents is the enterprise social network you might not have known your Google Workspace organization needed, or even had

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Zoom is coming to Amazon, Google, and Facebook smart displays

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Amazon, Facebook, and Google Nest are bringing Zoom video calls to their smart displays to shift how people interact with their AI assistants. Read More.

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Google Play unveils ‘play as you download’ for Android games

Venture Beast

Google announced "play as you download" to let players on Android 12 devices hop into mobile games and begin playing during a download. Read More.

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Google warns of ‘novel social engineering method’ used to hack security researchers

The Verge

Government-backed hackers based in North Korea are targeting individual security researchers through a number of means including a “novel social engineering method,” Google’s Threat Analysis Group is reporting. At least one of the purported exploits was faked, according to Google.

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Apple and Google tweak maps, AI assistants to back Black Lives Matter

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Timnit Gebru: Google’s ‘dehumanizing’ memo paints me as an angry Black woman

Venture Beast

In an exclusive interview after being fired by Google, Timnit Gebru talked about toxic work culture and building an equitable tech future. Read More.

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Google AI ethics co-lead Timnit Gebru says she was fired over an email

Venture Beast

AI ethics pioneer Timnit Gebru said she was fired Wednesday from her job as co-lead of AI ethics at Google over an email. Read More.

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Search Atlas Shows How Google Results Differ Around the Globe

GizModo VR

How does a search engine like Google quantify, analyze, and rank information? What factors does it take into account, and how are they weighted? The algorithms that handle queries may be opaque, but the end results are clearly visible. Read more.

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GameSnacks launches ad-based HTML5 game platform on Google products

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GamesBeat Mobile DeanBeat Mobile and Social GameSnacks Google Google Pay HTML5 gamesGameSnacks is broadening the launch of its HTML5 gaming platform to bring lightweight, casual games to emerging countries. Read More.

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Microsoft is beating Google at its own game

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Two decades ago, Google edged out Microsoft with the world’s most popular search engine. Google, for example, started out as a nimble, innovative upstart and eventually bested Microsoft in browsers, email, and mobile operating systems.

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Social Media Integration: The Forgotten World of Google+

IT Toolbox

re putting a social media integration plan and strategy together, be sure to include automation and integration of Google+. As with other social media apps, you should begin with the API So when you?re

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Google expands AI-powered flood alerts to all of India

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Google has expanded its flood-predicting model, which can predict severe flooding with 75% accuracy, to cover all of India and parts of Bangladesh Read More.

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Carry1st raises $20M from A16z and Google for mobile games in Africa

Venture Beast

Africa-based Carry1st raises $20M from Andreesen Horowitz and Google for casual mobile games in on one of gaming's last frontiers. Read More.

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AppsFlyer: Facebook, Google, and Unity Ads dominate mobile advertising

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Mobile measurement firm AppsFlyer found that Facebook led mobile advertising in the first half of 2020, followed by Google and Unity Ads. Business Games Marketing Apple AppsFlyer DeanBeat Mobile and Social Facebook Google IDFA Shani Rosenfelder

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Google's Going to Stop Letting YouTubers Make Money Off Climate Change Denial

GizModo VR

Google is cleaning house: Following last week’s move to demonetize anti-vaccine content on YouTube, the company has also added climate change denial to the list of videos that creators can no longer make money off of.

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Google and Aclima have collected 100 million air pollution and greenhouse gas measurements

Venture Beast

Google’s Project Air View has reached a new milestone of more than 100 million air pollution and greenhouse gas measurements. Read More.

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Google Made a Super Simple AR Tool to Help You Better Visualize Proper Social Distancing

Gizmodo

are starting to open up again, but with covid-19 continuing to plague communities throughout the country, it’s still important to maintain proper social distancing where needed when out in public. maintain the distance covid 19 social distancing ar smartphones android chrome consumer tech

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Google Is Adding Features to Make YouTube Safer for Kids to Browse

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AI Weekly: Facebook, Google, and the tension between profits and fairness

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The inner workings of ethics and fairness operations at Facebook and Google reveal tension between profits and harm caused by AI. Read More.

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Google spells out consequences of Apple’s privacy push and IDFA changes

Venture Beast

Google spelled out what Apple's Identifier for Advertisers changes mean for itself as well as game and app developers. Read More.

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10 U.S. states accuse Google of working with Facebook to break antitrust law and boost ads business

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Texas and nine other states sued Google on Wednesday, accusing it of working with Facebook in an unlawful manner. Business Marketing Social Alphabet category-/Business & Industrial category-/Law & Government/Legal Facebook Google Texas

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Google Photos will no longer backup social media folders by default

The Verge

Google Photos will no longer backup images and videos saved from folders created and managed by social media apps by default ( via Android Police ). Now, Google says that feature is turned off, and you’ll have to toggle it on for specific apps or run manual backups on specific folders.

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Chromecast with Google TV attempts to revive Android TV for the streaming wars

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Chromecast with Google TV costs $50, comes with its own remote control, and attempts to revive Android TV for the streaming wars. Read More.

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Google will pay publishers to license content for ‘new news experience’

Venture Beast

Google announced that it will begin paying news publishers for "high-quality content" for a "new news experience" the company will launch later this year.

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More People Trust Amazon Than Apple or Google, and It Makes Me Sick

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Google Failed to Remove Misleading Ads About Voting By Mail Because of a Technicality. Blegh.

GizModo VR

Google reportedly took five days to review misleading ads from an organization that echoes the president’s crock about voting by mail, and then declined to take them down essentially because of a technicality. google voting absentee ballots online social media facebook

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Google Can Now Help You Navigate the Mess That Is American Healthcare

GizModo VR

It’s no surprise that Google is attempting to insert itself as a helper when it comes to navigating the big mess. google health medical pharma websites queue management zocdoc alphabet inc technology internet medicare technology social issues companies

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How Google is using emerging AI techniques to improve language translation quality

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Google Translate is quantifiably improving across 108 languages thanks in part to new AI and machine learning techniques. Read More.

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AI researchers urge tech go beyond scale to address systemic social issues

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Scale isn't just a business plan but an approach that makes Big Tech and startups less effective at addressing systemic social issues. Read More.

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Minneapolis Cops Reportedly Used Google Location Data to Track Down George Floyd Protestors

GizModo VR

Minneapolis law enforcement used Google location data to help track down suspects accused of inciting violence during protests of the police killing of George Floyd last May, according to a weekend TechCrunch report.

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Seattle Schools vs. Social Media: What’s at stake in the suit against TikTok, Instagram, and others

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GOOGLE LLC, YOUTUBE, LLC,” it read, in part. Here are some of the key points to know: Seattle Public Schools is suing the social media giants for damages stemming from what the suit describes as a youth mental health crisis in Seattle and across the country. GeekWire Illustration.

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Stadia’s loss is Clubhouse’s gain: the social audio company has poached a longtime Google engineer

The Verge

Clubhouse has hired Justin Uberti, creator of the WebRTC standard and the Google Duo video chat app. Some news: after almost 15 years at @Google , today is my first day at @Clubhouse ! Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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Google Play’s best games of 2020 — Genshin Impact is the big winner

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Google Play announced as part of its annual awards that MiHoYo's Genshin Impact walked away with the title of best game of 2020. Read More.

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Happeo raises $12 million to create a more social intranet

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Antitrust experts weigh in on breaking up Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

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Antitrust experts weigh in on this week's congressional hearing with CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google and consider the best course of action.

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Google Suspended Federated Chat App Element for Allegedly Hosting Abusive Content

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Google temporarily yanked Element’s Android chat app from the Play Store this week for allegedly hosting abusive content. social issues computing operating systems alphabet inc software element google reddit android

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Google Sent More Than 50,000 Warnings to Users Targeted by Government-Backed Hackers This Year

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Google warns of a North Korean social engineering campaign targeting security researchers

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According to Google's Threat Analysis Group, state-sponsored North Korean hackers are targeting security researchers via social engineering. Writing in a blog post, the group says that the campaign specifically targeted researchers working on vulnerability research and development.

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AT&T will offer 6 months of Google Stadia cloud gaming to 5G and Fiber customers

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AT&T said it will offer 6 months of Google Stadia cloud gaming service to AT&T's 5G and AT&T Fiber customers. GamesBeat Mobile AT&T category-/Internet & Telecom/Service Providers cloud gaming console gaming DeanBeat Mobile and Social Google Stadia Jack Buser

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