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Hangouts Now Works Without Google+ Account, Becomes Part Of Google Apps For Business And Gets SLA

parallax3 Say what you want about Google+, but it incubated two great products at Google: Hangouts for video meetings and Google+ Photos. While Photos is still deeply integrated with Google+, Hangouts is starting to grow up and it’s shedding some of its Google+ past today. Until now, for example, you had to have a Google+ account to use Hangouts. Starting today, that requirement is gone. Anybody… Read More

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Google’s European Privacy Rights Debate Forum Calls For Public To Weigh In

Europe Earlier this month Google announced its committee of Google-selected “experts” who are sitting in public judgement on Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ (rtbf) ruling — by interrogating privacy-related issues, holding public meetings, banging the debate drum and generally doing the work of a public policy thinktank at Google’s behest. The… Read More

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Backed By Tencent And Felicis, Scaled Inference Wants To Be The Google Brain For Everyone

shutterstock_139471973 Google Brain, an artificial intelligence and machine learning project at Google, has been used to power services like Android’s speech recognition system and photo search on Google+.
Now, two of the most longstanding machine learning engineers, one of whom worked on Google Brain, have left the search giant to start a new company. The idea: to build machine learning, artificial… Read More

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Google Shopping now features product ratings in ads, blurring the lines between organic and paid search

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Shoppers in the US will soon see ratings in Google’s Product Listing Ads, as the search giant looks to lure more companies on board with the promise of better click-throughs. While the temptation for you and me may be to skim over anything ‘Sponsored’ in our online searches, this is an easy way for Google to further blur the lines between organic and paid search, as it gives the listings an extra air of authority. And it also makes the ads more useful for shoppers, as it pulls on real review data from across the Web. “We believe these ratings…

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Motorola is reportedly working with Google on a large-screen Nexus phone

Google may have sold Motorola to Lenovo, but that hasn’t stopped the two companies from continuing to work together. In fact, it makes it possible for them to partner up without other manufacturers worrying that Google is favoring an in-house team. The Information is reporting that, as part of a mounting Motorola comeback, the phone maker is collaborating with Google on a phone-tablet hybrid. According to writer Amir Efrati, work on the “Shamu” project began after the Lenovo deal was signed at the start of this year. Unique Motorola features like active display and passive voice recognition could make an…

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On The Importance Of Forgetting

10574439473_4f87b29251_z The ongoing debate about Europe’s so-called ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling on search engines has shone a light onto a key pressure point between technology and society. Simply put the ability of digital technology to remember clashes with the human societal need to forgive and forget. Read More

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15 must-have apps for Android Wear

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Last month at Google I/O, Android Wear was finally launched and two devices were released running the new platform; the Samsung Galaxy Gear Live and the LG G Watch. Android Wear may only be a month old, but there are already a number of great apps for the smartwatch platform emerging quickly. Developers have been updating their apps with Android Wear support quickly, so we’ve rounded up the best apps you’ve got to install on your new smartwatch. You can also view all 15 on one page. Pixtocam Google recently updated its official camera app to add a remote camera trigger on…

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How Informed Consent Has Failed

shutterstock_180430088 “That is like saying a ride on horseback is materially indistinguishable from a flight to the moon.” – Chief Justice Roberts in Riley v. California, dismissing the comparison of smartphones to physical items The quote above from Chief Justice Roberts in Riley v. California has implications far beyond the holding of that case. In rejecting the government’s… Read More

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