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Google’s internal data collection on competing apps raises new antitrust questions

Google chief Sundar Pichai has a couple of extra days to prepare for Big Tech's antitrust hearing in Washington, D.C., and he'd be wise to put that extra time...

Google’s AI starts answering Verizon support calls

If you call Verizon looking for support, don't be surprised when Google answers the phone. This week, Verizon announced that it has started piloting Google's...

Coronavirus conspiracy websites won’t be able to make money with Google ads

Google is giving the boot to websites that push coronavirus conspiracy theories using its ad platform. Starting Aug. 18, Google will no longer allow publishers that...

Google’s Pixel Buds are now available in more countries including the UK and Australia

Google's Pixel Buds earbuds have finally made their way to more countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Singapore, Spain, and the UK.  Also, the...

Google bans ads for products that people use to stalk partners

Google's newest ad ban is a classic "better late than never" situation. In its latest advertising policy update, Google announced that "stalkerware" apps will not be able...

This viral Google search autofill perfectly sums up American life right now

Things are awful and weird in the United States right now. Even something as benign as a random Google search proves it.  Amanda Guinzburg, or @Guinz on...

Google’s cheap Pixel 3a is sold out and discontinued

If you were in the market for a cheap Pixel phone, your options just got narrower.  Google has confirmed to Android Police that it has discontinued the Pixel...

Google delays reopening U.S. offices until September

When the coronavirus pandemic first started to take hold back in March, tech companies quickly shifted to getting as many employees to work from home as possible. Google was...

Now you’ll know why that random number is calling on Google’s Phone app

It's one thing to know who's calling or that it's likely a spam call, but now some Android users on Google's Phone app will know a lot more about why a...

Why Google Maps might lose EV owners to Apple Maps (seriously)

After WWDC, electric car owners might want to consider Apple Maps over Google Maps. In iOS 14, Apple Maps will show drivers routes based on the availability...

Google, Twitter, and Amazon condemn Trump’s anti-immigration order

Never say that Donald Trump doesn't inspire unity, even if it just so happens to be in opposition to him. Late Monday afternoon, the White House issued a proclamation,...

Google workers demand the company to stop selling tech to police

Over 1,600 Google workers have signed an open letter demanding the company stop selling its technology to police. Addressed to CEO Sundar Pichai, the petition references ongoing protests against...

Google launched a Pinterest competitor called Keen

In the eternal quest to make sure all its bases are covered, Google is taking on Pinterest. The search engine giant quietly launched Keen on Thursday. Google is...

Google’s Wing drones deliver library books to Virginia students

Many U.S. states are lifting some or most of their COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, allowing folks to retain at least some semblance of pre-pandemic life. But not everyone is ready...

Google Maps adds images of Black Lives Matter mural in Washington, D.C.

Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, D.C., is now visible on Google Maps.  Over the weekend, Google updated its satellite and street view imagery to show...

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RIP 12-inch Apple MacBook, my misunderstood friend

Apple quietly kills one of my favorite laptops, because the MacBook Air is suddenly cool again. The end came quietly, slipped in with a series...

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