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Google adds background noise filtering to Meet on Android, iOS - CNET
Say goodbye to keyboard clicks, slamming doors and construction noise if you use Google Meet to connect.
IAMAI calls meet to discuss Google's decision
BENGALURU: Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) has called for a meeting of founders to address Google’s latest announcement, which has sent shockwaves across the startup community.Google has made it compulsory for developers to use Google Play Billing system as the only method of payment for in-app purchases. The policy is applicable for purchase of digital goods and not physical goods. "The Indian Founders’ community is on fire at the announcement of the policy. The primary likely reason is perceived dominance of Google Billing System," said IAMAI in a statement. It added that as a payment aggregator, currently unlicensed but soon to be licensed in India, Google Billing System can choose which payment instruments it would work with and which ones it would not. The new draft RBI guidelines on payment aggregators, too, allows for that freedom. "The compounding factor for many founders is the current revenue sharing policy of the Play. The "current payment policy link" also explains that Google Play has a revenue sharing model with all apps, which is 30% of all transactions," said IAMAI.
Miraculous fight: Dublin Google worker's broken arm turned out to be blood cancer
The 33-year-old man dropped to just 81lbs in five months having sought medical help when a bone break failed to heal.
Google’s Cloud TPUs now better support PyTorch
Courtesy of PyTorch/XLA (a now generally available Python library), Google's Cloud TPUs now better support Facebook's PyTorch machine learning framework.
Google has discovered 17 more dangerous Android apps - read the full list
Google has confirmed that it has removed 17 apps from its Android Play Store. The banned applications were found to be filled with dangerous ‘joker’ malware. Users who have downloaded the affected apps will now need to delete them in order to remove the threat.
'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot Sully Sullenberger said he'll only fly with airlines that block the middle seat during the pandemic
Summary List Placement Airlines have been divided over whether blocking middle seats on airplanes during the coronavirus pandemic is worthwhile, and whether it really makes flying safer . Now, one of the most authoritative figures in aviation safety has weighed in — and he doesn't want anyone sitting next to him. Captain Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III , the pilot famous for landing a damaged plane on the Hudson River with no fatalities in 2009, said that he only plans to fly aboard airlines that block off middle seats during the pandemic. Sullenberger revealed his preference in an interview with Eric Schmidt on the former Google CEO's podcast, "Reimagine with Eric Schmidt." Sullenberger cited a study from MIT that found that leaving the middle seat empty roughly halves the risk of catching the novel coronavirus during a flight. "And I'll tell you, I'm going to fly on an airplane where the middle seats are kept empty, knowing that my chances of catching COVID are half that if middle seat were filled," Sullenberger said.
Google makes Play billing mandatory for apps selling services through Play Store
"This policy is only applicable to less than 3% of developers with apps on Google Play."
Microsoft's Bing search app will appear as a download prompt on new Android phones in Germany, UK, and France, after it won slots in a Google auction for rivals (Aoife White/Bloomberg)
Aoife White / Bloomberg : Microsoft's Bing search app will appear as a download prompt on new Android phones in Germany, UK, and France, after it won slots in a Google auction for rivals — Microsoft Corp.'s Bing search app will appear as a download prompt on new Android phones in Germany, the U.K. and France after it won slots in a Google auction for rivals.
You Can Now Use Crypto to Buy Equity in Tesla, Apple, Google - Decrypt
MESE.io lets you buy tiny shares in tech stocks, using crypto. It's like Robinhood, but with crypto and available everywhere.
Google will win regulator approval for its $2.1 billion Fitbit takeover after making new concessions on user data, according to a report
Summary List Placement Google's $2.1 billion acquisition of wearables company Fitbit will reportedly be cleared by antitrust regulators after the tech giant agreed to restrict how it uses customer data. Google offered to restrict the ways it uses health data collected from Fitbit devices, as previously promised to the EU , people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters . Google also said it would let wearables competitors use the Android application programming interface (API), making it easier for them to connect to the Android platform, according to the people. The European Commission is scheduled to consult with Google rivals and customers, and decide on a ruling by December 23, but the latest concessions will be enough for it to approve the deal, the people said. The commission declined to comment to Reuters, and has not published details of the concessions. The EU opened a four-month investigation in August into the Fitbit acquisition , to find out whether the deal would allow the tech company to collect people's health data and give it an unfair advantage over rivals.
After Oracle, Thomas Kurian is joining Alphabet: a good thing for the Alphabet stock?
Oracle former president Thomas Kurian is joining Google Cloud on November 26, while Dianne Greene will step down. Green will remain as CEO until the end of the year and will still be on Alphabet's board after leaving her role.
Alphabet (GOOGL) earnings: will it beat again?
Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL) shares are trading at $1,111.59, down 3%. The company is announcing its quarterly earnings results on Thursday after the market close. What's driving GOOGL stock price? What's GOOGL stock price forecast?
Salesforce.com (CRM) stock: what's the sentiment?
What's driving CRM stock price? What's CRM stock price forecast?
Snap (SNAP) earnings preview: focus on user and revenue growth
Snap Inc. (SNAP) is expected to report earnings on August 7 after market close. What are SNAP earnings expectations? What news should investors be paying attention to?
Alphabet (GOOGL) earnings preview: $100B+ run-rate revenue
Alphabet Inc. is expected to report earnings on July 23 after market close. What are GOOGL earnings expectations? What news will the market be watching out for?
Alphabet (Google), Apple, Amazon or Facebook: who will win the race?
This past weekend we asked stocks investors on Twitter: which company among the tech giants (Alphabet, Apple, Amazon or Facebook) will outgrowth the competition? We got some pretty insightful responses from our Twitter audience and are sharing with you their growth predictions in this post.
Facebook (FB) earnings expectations: 5 things to watch
Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) is disclosing its earnings results after the close bell today. Investors are wondering what to expect from Facebook earnings.
Microsoft (MSFT): How High Is The Sky?
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) declined 5% in today’s trading, to below $90 per share. What is the forecast (prediction) for the stock price?
Alphabet (GOOGL): Why Investors Think This Stock Is A Buy Now
The similarity of Google’s and Facebook's business models, fueled by Facebook’s data leak, resulted in a dip for Alphabet’s stock price. What is the GOOGL price forecast now?
Shopify: Can The Stock Move Higher?
There has been a 700% rise in Shopify’s stock (NYSE: SHOP) price since 2015. But what is the price forecast now?
Facebook (FB): Should You Buy The Stock Now?
The data incongruity issue has created a pressure on Facebook’s stock performance, which is down 6.79% in yesterday’s trading. Should you buy the stock now?
FAANG Pullback Inevitable in 2018?
As you're entering 2018, you may be wondering which stocks that you own in your portfolio are bound for a 'correction' in 2018. Here is our take...