Category: Google

Google Meet and other Google services go down (Updated)
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Google Meet and other Google services go down (Updated)

Google’s engineers aren’t having a good day today. This afternoon, a number of Google services went offline or are barely reachable. These services include Google Meet, Drive, Docs, Analytics, Classroom and Calendar, for example. While Google’s own status dashboards don’t show any issues, we’re seeing reports from around the world from people who aren’t able…

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Google launches a work-tracking tool and Airtable rival, Tables
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Google launches a work-tracking tool and Airtable rival, Tables

Google’s in-house incubator Area 120 is today introducing a new work-tracking tool, Tables, which aims to make tracking projects more efficient by investing in automation. Instead of simply tracking notes and tasks associated with a project in various documents that have to manually updated by team members, Tables’ bots help do things like scheduling recurring…

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Google Will Block Some Search Suggestions to Fight ‘Election Misinformation’
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Google Will Block Some Search Suggestions to Fight ‘Election Misinformation’

Tech giant Google has promised to block certain autocomplete search suggestions ahead of the November election in an effort to fight “misinformation.” One search suggestion given as an example of election “misinformation” is “You can vote yourself into socialism” given as a search suggestion when “You can vote” is typed in. Bloomberg reports that tech giant Google…

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Google Cloud launches its Business Application Platform based on Apigee and AppSheet
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Google Cloud launches its Business Application Platform based on Apigee and AppSheet

Unlike some of its competitors, Google Cloud has recently started emphasizing how its large lineup of different services can be combined to solve common business problems. Instead of trying to sell individual services, Google is focusing on solutions and the latest effort here is what it calls its Business Application Platform, which combines the API…

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Google pushes Europe to limit ‘gatekeeper’ platform rules
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Google pushes Europe to limit ‘gatekeeper’ platform rules

Google has made its pitch to shape the next decades of digital regulation across the European Union, submitting a 135-page response yesterday to the consultation on the forthcoming Digital Services Act (DSA) — which will update the bloc’s long-standing rules around ecommerce. The package also looks set to introduce specific rules for so-called “gatekeeper platforms”…

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Google Refuses to Show Negative Search Suggestions About Black Lives Matter
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Google Refuses to Show Negative Search Suggestions About Black Lives Matter

Google’s search autocomplete feature fails to generate negative suggestions for the term “BLM,” in stark contrast to other search engines. Typing the words “BLM is” on Google currently only returns the suggestion “BLM israel.” It does not show a long list of suggestions, which is unusual for a popular search term and suggests that a…

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Google Insider: Bombshell Book ‘Deleted’ Will ‘Shake the Foundations of Silicon Valley’
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Google Insider: Bombshell Book ‘Deleted’ Will ‘Shake the Foundations of Silicon Valley’

An upcoming book from Breitbart News investigative reporter Allum Bokhari is set to “shake the foundations of Silicon Valley,” according to a Big Tech source who has worked at numerous tech giants including Google. The book, #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase the Trump Movement and Steal the Election, will be published by Center Street…

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Google launches Google Kids Space, a ‘kids mode’ feature for Android, initially on Lenovo tablets
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Google launches Google Kids Space, a ‘kids mode’ feature for Android, initially on Lenovo tablets

Streaming services have built-in kids’ profiles, so why not devices? Google today is responding to parents’ demand for a better way for their children to interact with technology with the launch of the new “Google Kids Space,” a dedicated kids mode on Android tablets which will aggregate apps, books, and videos for kids to enjoy…

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