Google Translate Now Does Real-Time Voice And Sign Translations On Mobile

google translate Google Translate is already a hugely useful app for anyone who lives overseas or travels regularly, and now it just got even smarter on mobile. A new update to the Android and iOS apps that is rolling out today introduces real-time voice and sign translation. Read More

Google Opens Its Cloud Monitoring Service To All Developers On Its Platform

Cassandra_Load_Testing___Dashboard Last year, Google acquired the cloud monitoring service Stackdriver. Within weeks, Google had launched a private beta of its own cloud monitoring service based on Stackdriver’s technology and now — eight months later — everybody on Google’s Cloud Platform can finally use this new service. As the name implies, Google Cloud Monitoring  lets developers access… Read More

Google Domains Launches To All In U.S. With Support For Blogger Integration, Templates And More Domain Endings

Screen Shot 2015-01-13 at 12.37.55 PM Google Domains, Google’s own domain name registration service, has now exited private testing. This summer, the company unveiled the new service to fill a long-time void in the company’s product lineup, with a competitor to sites like NameCheap and GoDaddy (the latter which filed for a $100 million IPO just days before Google’s entry into the domain-selling space). Read More

Google Calendar’s Enforced Birthdays Show The Ugly Side Of Algorithms

google You may recall that Google’s mission is to “organize the world’s information”. So if you’ve been seeing the Birthdays of people you hardly know appearing UFO-like in your Google Calendar lately, never fear — this is just Mountain View doing its thang organizing your stuff. Read More

Google TV Development Support Ends As Google Moves Onto Android TV

LG Google TV 01.jpg[20120106092650465] Google TV’s long, drawn-out good-bye has finally reached an end, with Google confirming today that it will no longer support the platform now that its successor, Android TV, has launched. Read More

Gmail Now Even More Inaccessible In China

China Internet China has made it increasingly difficult to use Google services, including Gmail, this year. Now Gmail users are blocked from a workaround that allowed them to access their emails through third-party services. Previously, people could still download messages through apps like Apple Mail and Microsoft Outlook, which use POP, SMAP, and IMAP. Now it appears that these servers have also have… Read More

Good Riddance To Social Search

2014-12-24_1125 Remember how not too long ago the future of search — at least according to the big search engines — was social search? Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find any mention of social search on Google or Bing (let alone Yahoo Search). Let’s be thankful for that because social search was an ill-begotten idea to begin with. Read More

Privacy Groups Upbraid MPAA For Trying To Bring SOPA Back At The State Level

mpaa-logo The ongoing struggle between Google and the Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has new players this week, as a number of privacy groups waded into the mix, dinging the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for, in their words, a “coordinated campaign to shut down and block access to individual websites through backdoor methods resoundingly rejected by the public and federal… Read More

After Google Files Suit, Mississippi’s AG Calls For “Cooler Heads”

android statutes google The slap fight between Google and the state of Mississippi has reached what could be its conclusion. It seems that Google will win its battle against a wide-ranging subpoena filed by a state employee, which it thinks exceeds the jurisdiction of the filing party. Read More

Google Updates Gov Data Request Stats, Notes Decline In Takedown Demands

android statutes google Google provides the world with bi-yearly, year-ago looks into which countries’ governments requested data on its users, in what quantity, and how many content takedown demands it received from the same entities. Read More
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