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Google discloses its acquisition of mobile learning app Socratic as it relaunches on iOS
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Google discloses its acquisition of mobile learning app Socratic as it relaunches on iOS

Google publicly disclosed its acquisition of homework helper app Socratic in an announcement this week, detailing the added support for the company’s AI technology and its relaunch on iOS. The acquisition apparently flew under the radar — Google says it bought the app last year. According to one founder’s LinkedIn update, that was in March…

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Google adds playable podcast episodes to search results
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Google adds playable podcast episodes to search results

Google is making it easier to find and listen to audio content specific to your search interests, with playable episodes surfaced in results that start rolling out today. Playable podcasts will show up in results when you use “podcasts” as a keyword in your search, in combination with other terms. It’s intended to deliver you…

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Google Searches Show that America Has a Robust Economy, Research Says
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Google Searches Show that America Has a Robust Economy, Research Says

According to a recent study, Google searches show that America is not going into a recession any time soon. Image from Shutterstock.A study by DataTrek Research compared the evolution of specific searches on Google associated with periods of stagnation and economic recession, concluding that North Americans manifest behaviors typical of a robust economy.Google searches associated…

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Google Cloud’s run rate is now over $8B
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Google Cloud’s run rate is now over $8B

It’s been a while since Google last shared any fundamental financial data about its cloud business. In today’s earnings call, though, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who recently installed former Oracle exec Thomas Kurian as the new head of Google Cloud, announced that this business unit now has an $8 billion annual revenue run rate. That’s…

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