Two Google services see serious changes in the hopes of improvement

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The search giant’s News and YouTube products are getting some important updates. In the battle against content theft and fake news, two Google services are receiving an important update. Google has announced upcoming changes to both its News and YouTube video streaming service. The company has faced heavy criticism over certain Google services that are paving the way for abuse. Among the ways that certain people are misusing the products include posting fake news and stealing content from YouTube creators and posting it on their own channels to earn ad…

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Top Google IO 2016 announcements recap

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This enormous annual event came with a long list of exciting news about what’s happening with the company. It’s that time of year again and the Google IO 2016 – the main annual developer conference held by the tech giant – was once again filled with the company’s biggest announcements about the new and upcoming. Many of the announcements were predicted by those who have been following closely, but there were surprises, too. The predictions about the Google IO 2016 conference announcements were that there would be insights into tech…

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Rumor confirmed: Google acquires Viewdle

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Google acquisition of Viewdle finalized Earlier this week, rumors regarding Google’s acquisition of augmented reality and facial recognition specialist Viewdle began making their way throughout the world. Neither company had been keen to confirm or deny the rumors when they first began appearing, noting that they were simply matters of speculation. It seems, however, that the rumors were indeed true, as Google has announced that the acquisition of Viewdle has been finalized. The company has been incorporated into Google’s Motorola unit, where it will see its technology put to extensive…

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Passbook to compete with Google Wallet

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Apple draws more attention to Passbook application The world of m-commerce news is awash with speculation over whether Apple’s iPhone 5 will actually be equipped with NFC technology. Leaked images of the device suggest that this will be the case, but Apple has been silent on the issue. The technology company has been drawing more attention to the Passbook application that will be a prominent feature of the iOS 6, however. Passbook will include a variety of features that are meant to make a mobile device a viable replacement for…

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Android Market now features the Google Music storefront

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Google has now officially launched its highly anticipated storefront for digital music with a promise to finish its integration with the cloud-based streaming service, Google Music, which left its beta phase at the same time. Google Music provides the user with an automatic synch to his or her complete digital library of music across all of the devices that they have connected to it. Furthermore, shoppers will also be able to choose specific playlists, albums, or artists to be enjoyed offline. The new store provides customers with the freedom of…

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