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Google’s new policy boss will tackle everything from AI anxiety to antitrust

Alphabet Inc’s Google announced Thursday it tapped General Electric Co global affairs chief Karan Bhatia to become its next head of policy. Google wants Bhatia to craft the search giant’s public policy strategy on a wide range of issues including artificial intelligence and job creation. His first focus will be dealing with a regulatory backlash that includes…

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Google will focus on a new Chat service

Google is switching gears in the messaging space once again, and will now focus on a new service called Chat, which will try and improve the standard SMS app on Android phones. Chat is not another SMS app from Google, instead, it is a carrier-based service which relies on a new standard called Rich Communication Services. Details on Google’s…

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Google’s rise helps Alphabet post $32.32 billion in Q4 2017 revenue

Riding on Google’s growing ad business, Alphabet Inc posted $32.32 billion in revenue for the fourth quarter of 2017 – up 24 per cent (year-on-year) from $26.06 billion during the same quarter in 2016. After deducting its traffic acquisition costs, Google’s revenue alone was $25.87 billion. Overall, Alphabet posted revenues of $110.9 billion for 2017 –…

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Google Station free WiFi moves to smart cities

Google Station, the free WiFi service from the company is now moving to cities as the company plans to launch Google Station hotspots in Pune. Google has partnered with Larsen & Toubro, to bring 150 Google Station hotspots to Pune, as part of the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited’s Smart City project. Google Station is…

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Google’s Android phones collecting location data, even if it is turned off

Google’s Android phones are collecting location data, even in cases where the user has explicitly turned off the setting. A report in Quartz has shown how Android phones are gathering all data around location and sending it back to Google. The search giant has admitted to this practice, though it clarified that from end of the November 2017, this…

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