Google might have to pay $9 Billion to remain the default search engine on iPhones

Sep 30, 2018 at 11:32 GMT Google has been Apple’s primary search engine on iPhones for years now and it has helped Google a lot in terms of search traffic. However, it has come for a cost as Google paid billions of dollars to Apple to make sure Google is the default search engine.Google never disclosed the actual figures it paid but according to analysts familiar with the matter, Google paid $1 billion in 2013 and 2014 and analysts in 2017 said the figure had swollen to $3 billi...
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Google’s parent company Alphabet backs GitLab post GitHub’s acquisition by Microsoft

Sep 20, 2018 at 12:00 GMT A couple of months back, Microsoft announced their acquisition of GitHub following which many questioned if the platform will still remain open source post-acquisition. This also helped GitHub’s rival GitLab as many users migrated to GitLab. Apart from Microsoft, Alphabet was another company betting on GitHub and since it could acquire it, Google’s parent company decided to invest in GitLab. GitLab recently raised $100 million to expand its suite...
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More trouble for Google as employees resign possible Human Rights violation

Sep 15, 2018 at 12:00 GMT The past couple of weeks have been bad for Google as the company is forced to make changes to its policies and guidelines if it plans to re-enter the China market. In case you don’t know, the Chinese government has strict regulations requiring companies to censor and disclose the search history of individuals if needed. With Google trying hard to comply, some of the employees felt that it’s in direct violation of the Human Rights and gave their r...
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Google might be planning to launch an entirely different device on October 9

Sep 8, 2018 at 20:00 GMT We already know everything about the Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL but it looks like everything might just be a smokescreen. Recently, a YouTuber came forward claiming that Google approached him and other YouTubers to share clips of them criticizing the Pixel 3’s notch. According to him, this a normal practice by companies ahead of launch but for some reasons Google asked the YouTubers to share videos of them criticizing the notch. The ...
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Chrome edging towards two thirds of browser market as Windows 10 shows strong growth

Sep 1, 2018 at 12:31 GMT This month’s Netmarketshare numbers for August 2018 are out and they contain a mix of good and bad news for Microsoft.On the pleasant side, in August Windows 10 showed strong growth, growing from 36.58% to 37.8% of the desktop OS share.  It is notable however that the summer holiday months always tend to be periods of market share gain for Windows 10, as presumably corporate usage decreases. It seems clear however that Windows 10 will overtake Windows 7 ...
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Google may be looking to turn Windows 10 PCs into Enterprise Chromebooks

Aug 28, 2018 at 23:20 GMT According to a recent upload to the Chromium developer site, Google is working on making your Google Account a credential provider for Windows, allowing you to login to your Windows PC using your Google Account, similar to how users can log in using a smart card or other credential providers. Credential providers are the primary mechanism for user authentication—they currently are the only method for users to prove their identity which is required fo...
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Google stops supporting its first Chromebook Pixel

Aug 25, 2018 at 13:35 GMT Google’s Chromebooks have often been praised for their quick and seamless update policies which mean users can get most updates as soon as they roll out with little to no interruption of their work. This is also enabled by Google working to create discrete versions of ChromeOS for all devices so as little data is downloaded as possible. That technique, as user-friendly as it is at first, has a slight disadvantage for users. Due to the amount of work ...
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Google apps found tracking users even after location turned off

Aug 17, 2018 at 22:40 GMT “Don’t be evil,” Google once said It seems that motto has been discarded as more and more “evil” practices come to light. Today, it was discovered that Google had the practice of maintaining the location history of users, despite them turning off location history in Google Maps and from their privacy dashboards. A report from the Associated Press in conjunction with university researchers confirmed that Google would continue to track users, despi...
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Netmarketshare: Windows 10 and Google Chrome see a rise in the market share

Aug 3, 2018 at 18:00 GMT Netmarketshare’s numbers for the month of July 2018 are out today, and Windows 10 continues to rise, hitting 37% of devices captured by the firm. However, this month saw a drop in Windows 7’s from 43% to 41% of the devices in use. According to the numbers, Google Chrome rose up to 65% which is not a big change but is noticeable. Also, Firefox dropped to 10% and Microsoft Edge saw a decline from 4.25% to 4.21%. The latest Net Market Shar...
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Apple beats Microsoft, Google and Amazon to $1 trillion valuation

Aug 2, 2018 at 17:42 GMT Apple has just won the race to be the first one trillion dollars publicly traded company after it’s share price passed $207.04 a share today. The achievement was due to a solid financial quarter in which the company posted a record $53 billion revenue, and of course a long history of beating expectations despite constant predictions that the company has peaked. The feat has of course been a race because the stock market’s top 10  is currently d...
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