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Google tests new profile cards that let you add yourself to search results 

Image: Google Google is testing a new user-created public profile system called “people cards,” which will let users create their own profile (including their job, links to their social media platforms, a brief bio, and more) that will appear directly in Google search results. It’s similar to how celebrities and businesses already appear. The new cards are o […]

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Nokia phones maker HMD picks up $230 million in new funding from Google, Qualcomm and Nokia 

HMD Global said Tuesday that it would use the fresh capital to invest in the development of 5G smartphones.

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Google’s Bedtime wellness feature is no longer a Pixel exclusive 

If you’re using your phone as a nightstand clock, there’s always a lingering temptation to peek at the screen in the night. When you do, it’s hard to resist the temptation of Instagram, Twitter or YouTube that’s just a swipe away, schleep, smeep, rig…

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Google’s app for the visually impaired adds food and document scanning 

Google launched its Lookout app in 2019 for people who are blind or have low-vision to navigate the world with their phones, but it was only available on Pixel phones with languages set to English. Today, the company is rolling out an update that not…

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YouTube Music makes collaborative playlists available to everyone 

In May, Google launched a solution that will let you transfer Play songs to the YT Music app in one click, and it’s a feature you may want to take advantage of before the Play Music app starts shutting down in September.

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Google Stops Selling Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL 

Google has discontinued the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. The company has confirmed that the smartphones will continue to receive support for a few more years.

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Facebook extends coronavirus work from home policy until July 2021 

Facebook has joined Google in saying it will allow employees to work from home until the middle of next year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. “Based on guidance from health and government experts, as well as decisions drawn from our internal discussions about these matters, we are allowing employees to continue voluntarily working […]

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Ex-Google, Uber engineer Levandowski sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets 

One of Silicon Valley’s most prominent trade-secret cases in recent years came to a close Tuesday, as former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

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Star Technologist Who Crossed Google Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison 

Anthony Levandowski, a onetime star Silicon Valley engineer of self-driving cars, had pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets.

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Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets 

A former Google engineer who helped steer the company’s self-driving car project has been sentenced to 18 months in prison

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At last, the tech titans’ nerd immunity shows signs of fading 

Congress grilled Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon last week, and their pitiful replies show Democrats may be set to curtail them at lastThe most striking thing about Wednesday’s congressional interrogation of the leaders of Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon was the absence of deference to the four moguls. This was such a radical departure from previous pr […]

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Chromebook users get three free months of Stadia Pro 

Google is giving you an extra incentive to buy a Chromebook: a whole lot of cloud gaming that could make your laptop shine. The tech giant has introduced a perk that gives Chromebook owners a free three-month trial of Stadia Pro. You’ll need a system…

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Australia to make Facebook, Google pay for news in world first 

Australia will force US tech giants Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay Australian media outlets for news content in a landmark move to protect independent journalism that will be watched around the world. The move comes as the tech giants fend off calls around the world for greater regulation, and a day after Google and Facebook took a battering f […]

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Google tightens Chrome’s autofill security with biometric checks 

Google has rolled out a couple of security tools to protect the financial info and passwords you saved with Chrome’s autofill feature. One of them will allow you to verify your identity using biometric information, such as your fingerprint, whenever…

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Facebook, Google Will Need To Pay Australian Media For News Content, Or Risk Facing Hefty Fines Under New Law 

Tech giants like Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: GOOG) subsidiary Google will have to pay for news content gener read more

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