15 Oct 2019

At Google’s hardware event this morning, the company introduced a new voice recorder app for Android devices which will tap into advances in real-time speech processing, speech recognition and A.I. to automatically transcribe recordings in real-time as the person is speaking. The improvements will allow users to take better advantage of the phone’s voice recording functionality, as it wi...

21 Sep 2019

Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered. Snacks like Goldfish Crackers or gummy bears as well as aspirin for sick kids will be delivered starting next month in Christiansburg, Virginia, by a 10-pound (4.5-kilogram) drone flying as fast as 70 miles (113 kilometers) per hour, the comp...

19 Sep 2019

The antitrust investigation into Google brought by 50 state attorneys general on Monday will focus on Google’s advertising business. As they look to better understand how the ads business works, leaders are asking for more information on Google’s acquisitions, data collection policies, pricing models and more, according to a Bloomberg report. Travel and job search may be other area...

07 Aug 2019

The president of the United States of America kicked off the morning with a series of tweets criticizing one of the country’s largest corporations for alleged ties to election tampering and China’s military. In a thread that would have been regarded as a remarkable occurrence under any other administration, Donald J. Trump called out Google  by name, tagging CEO Sundar Pichai for good me...

03 Aug 2019

Google’s John Mueller recently explained that a sitelinks search box can take up to a month to appear in search results. This topic came up during a Google Webmaster Central hangout where a question was asked regarding how long it takes for a sitelinks search box to show in the SERPs. Compared to other types of markup, a sitelinks search box can take a long time to appear. Muell...

03 Aug 2019

The New York Times published an anti-Google screed by billionaire Peter Thiel last night but failed to mention a fun fact that readers might find relevant: Thiel sits on the board of Facebook, one of Google’s largest competitors. Thiel first blasted Google as “treasonous” last month, saying that the FBI and CIA should investigate the company for working with the Chinese government. Th...

02 Aug 2019

After holding the title for more than a decade, Apple has been dethroned as the king of cash by Alphabet. The Google parent's holdings of cash and marketable securities, net of debt, topped $117 billion in the most recent quarter, exceeding Apple's recently reported cash pile of $102 billion, according to the Financial Times, which first reported the shift. Apple, which had $163 bi...

02 Aug 2019

Donald Trump says Google may be a "national security concern" because of its relationship with China, and suggested he will launch a probe into the company. "There may or may not be National Security concerns with regard to Google and their relationship with China," he wrote on Twitter. "If there is a problem, we will find out about it. I sincerely hope there is not...

20 Dec 2018

Google on Wednesday released a revamped version of an app - Google My Business - meant to help small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) manage profile on-the-go and boost customer engagement. The Google My Business app is a simple and free tool for SMBs to start their digital journey through listings on Google and keep their business presence up-to-date on Google Search and Google Maps, t...

20 Dec 2018

Google just released an advert for Google Assistant and its band of merry products. It’s really good. Basically, the ad is “Home Alone” reimagined, but this time Macaulay Culkin plays an adult Kevin who is home alone with a house full of devices controlled by Google Assistant. Obviously. And for the sake of being objective, you could do this with Apple's or Amazon's voice assistants f...