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Google To Kill Off 'View Image' Button In Search
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Google is removing the “view image” button that appeared when you clicked on a picture, which allowed you to open the image alone. The provision to remove the button is part of a deal Google has made with stock-photo agency Getty to end their legal battle. The Register reported last week that the two companies […]

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Google Offers New Mobile Story Tech to Publishers
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Google has rolled out a developer preview of its new AMP story format, which is designed to give content publishers an easy way to deliver news and information on mobile devices with visually rich, tap-through stories. “On mobile devices, users browse lots of articles, but engage with few in-depth,” noted Rudy Galfi, product manager for […]

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Google and Facebook could be in FTC crosshairs     – CNET
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During a Senate confirmation hearing, nominees to serve on the Federal Trade Commission say they’d be open to considering antitrust action against big tech firms.

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Samsung's Bixby leader leaves for Google
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Samsung's ambitions in services just took a bit of a blow. ZDNet has learned that Samsung's software research CTO Injong Rhee has left the company to become an "Enterpreneur in Residence" at Google. The 7-year veteran was important to the development…

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Google isn’t honoring Pixel’s warranty, so we’re suing, customers say
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Enlarge / The Google Pixel and Pixel XL (credit: Ron Amadeo) The same San Francisco law firm that recently settled arbitration claims against LG over the “bootloop” issue has now filed a new proposed class-action lawsuit against Google. This time, the firm is alleging manufacturing defects in the microphone on Pixel and Pixel XL handsets. […]

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Now Google Might Make a Game Console and Game-Streaming Service
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Google could try to get serious about gaming with a rumored console and game-streaming service, according to the Information. From a report: The service, codenamed “Yeti,” would stream modern games over the internet instead of processing them on locally, allowing them to run weaker hardware such as Google’s Chromecast dongles. Several other companies, including Nvidia […]

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Google adds AR objects to its GIF-making Android app
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Google is the latest company to borrow Snapchat's augmented reality features, although this time it's not grafting them on to a social app. The company has released a new version of Motion Stills for Android that brings AR objects to your animated G…

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Google marks Black History Month with Carter Woodson doodle     – CNET
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Often dubbed the “Father of Black History,” Woodson worked to ensure African-American history was taught in schools and studied by scholars.

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Google joins “universal stylus” group, hopes for cross-device compatibility
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Enlarge / The Pixelbook Pen. (credit: Valentina Palladino) Google has joined the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI), a group of over 30 companies committed to supporting an “industry standard, non-proprietary, active stylus protocol.” The group was founded in 2015 with the idea that a single standard would allow consumers to buy an active stylus once and […]

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