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Google’s personalized audio news feature, Your News Update, comes to Google Podcasts
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Google’s personalized audio news feature, Your News Update, comes to Google Podcasts

Last year, Google launched a personalized playlist of audio news called “Your News Update” for Google Assistant. The feature leverages machine learning techniques to understand the news content and how it relates to the listener’s own likes and interests. Today, the company says it’s publishing this personalized audio experience on Google Podcasts, allowing it to…

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How Google’s Monopoly Power Took Over Mobile Search Traffic – Even on Apple iPhones
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How Google’s Monopoly Power Took Over Mobile Search Traffic – Even on Apple iPhones

Last week, Breitbart News revealed that Google Search is interfering in the election, purging links to conservative websites from its search results, including a complete purge of Breitbart News links from searches related to Joe Biden. The blacklisting of conservatives sources becomes even more serious in light of Google’s status as the default search engine…

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Google’s “no choice” screen on Android isn’t working, says Ecosia — querying the EU’s approach to antitrust enforcement
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Google’s “no choice” screen on Android isn’t working, says Ecosia — querying the EU’s approach to antitrust enforcement

Google alternative Ecosia is on a mission to turn search clicks into trees. The Berlin based not-for-profit reached a major milestone earlier this month, having used ad revenue generated by users of its privacy-sensitive search engine to plant more than 100 million trees across 25 countries worldwide — targeted at biodiversity hotspots. However these good…

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Google’s 46-camera ‘light field videos’ let you change perspective and peek around corners
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Google’s 46-camera ‘light field videos’ let you change perspective and peek around corners

Google is showing off one of the most impressive efforts yet turning traditional photography and video into something more immersive: 3D video that lets the viewer change their perspective and even look around objects in frame. Unfortunately, unless you have 46 spare cameras to sync together, you probably won’t be making these “light field videos”…

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Apple & Google’s Thirst For Covid-19 Data Is Bad. For Them.
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Apple & Google’s Thirst For Covid-19 Data Is Bad. For Them.

Apple and Google say information helps fight coronavirus. But their blind thirst for Covid-19 data could be bad for them. Dealing with health data could embolden lawmakers who want to regulate Big Tech. Many see Apple and Google as powerful weapons in the fight against coronavirus. But their blind thirst for data could have unintended…

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Google’s head of human resources is stepping down
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Google’s head of human resources is stepping down

Google’s head of human resources is resigning, the company announced today. Google said Eileen Naughton, who joined Google in 2006 and became its vice president of people operations four years ago, will move to a different role at the company, but did not say when the transition will occur. In a statement to the press,…

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Google’s Collections feature now pushes people to save recipes & products, using A.I.
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Google’s Collections feature now pushes people to save recipes & products, using A.I.

Google is giving an AI upgrade to its Collections feature — basically, Google’s own take on Pinterest, but built into Google Search. Originally a name given to organizing images, the Collections feature that launched in 2018 let you save for later perusal any type of search result — images, bookmarks or map locations — into…

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