Google Meet launches new AI-based background noise cancellation feature

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The technology giant has unveiled an upgrade that could offer a serious advantage over Zoom. The new AI-powered Google Meet background noise cancellation feature has started rolling out across its various platforms. The roll-out is starting in G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education customers. The initial Google Meet update rollout will head to the web, followed by iOS and Android later on. The new noise cancellation feature has been designed for the seamless removal of unwanted sounds from the audio of a streamed meeting. This can include…

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Google takes down Chinese app remover application from Play store

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The popular option was found to have violated the Deceptive Behavior Policy. Google has taken down a popular Chinese app remover application from its Play Store. The application was developed in India and removes apps from China. The tech giant has confirmed that the application broke the Google Play store’s rules. The Remove Chinese Apps application was taken down for being in violation of the Deceptive Behavior Policy. That rule bans software from misleading or encouraging its users into “removing or disabling third-party apps.” This application has been taken down…

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Shopify digital commerce firm makes permanent shift to work-from-home

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CEO announces the intention to default to working from home even when offices reopen. The Shopify digital commerce company, the most valuable firm in Canada, announced through a tweet from its CEO that it would be “digital by default” moving forward. By this, he meant that even after offices in the locked down country reopen, it plans to keep as many of its employees working from home as possible. At the same time, despite the federal or provincial rulings, it is keeping offices closed until 2021. CEO of the Shopify…

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Mobile game revenue is up 35 percent over the last 2 months

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Since February, app gaming earnings have jumped by almost a third, says a marketing analytics report. Mobile game revenue has shot up by 35 percent since February, according to data from mobile marketing analytics firm, AppsFlyer. The report on the data indicated that this increase was a result of the impact of the coronavirus. A report called “The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact on App Installs and Marketing Budgets” looked at mobile game marketing revenue starting on February 25, 2020. It examined casual games and social casino earnings. That mobile game revenue…

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Virtual reality provides pilgrims with options as Jerusalem quarantines

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Since the holy city is in lockdown, many people have turned to technology over religious holidays. With Jerusalem locked down, many people around the world have turned to virtual reality travel as a way to visit the city during holy days occurring during the coronavirus pandemic. This would typically be an exceptionally busy time for the city as many holidays have aligned. This year marks the first since 1992 that Passover, Easter and Ramadan have all occurred in the same month. It was expected to be a time that would…

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