Caesar Sengupta, who worked as Vice President and General Manager of payments and the Next Billion Users initiative at Google has resigned from the company. Sengupta has been leading Google’s efforts in payments and building products for the next lot of internet users has called it quits with the company. He worked with the company for about 15 years and now he has resigned to start a new venture. Read More
Google’s in-house incubator, Area 120 has developed a new video service known as ‘Threadit’. Google has officially made its announcement and this will be available both as a website and as a Chrome extension.
Using this new launch, users can record small videos or clips or even record their screen and share them with their friends and family and other known ones. Read More
India’s biggest search engine Google has very recently decided to make a new addition to its Chrome Browser. This is feature will render audio playing in real-time. This new feature will be known as ‘Live Captions’. This is present on Pixel and Galaxy smartphones for some time now. But the company has now decided to make it available to the Chrome browser on the desktop. Read More
Google has decided to half the percentage it takes from its app developers on the sale of the apps in the Google play store. A similar move was taken by Apple last year.
Google said that they are reducing the fees to 15% from 30% for the first $1 million in revenue on sales of apps and in-app-purchases each year. After the first $1 million, developers will pay the typical 30% fee.
Though Apple made a similar move last year, this program from Google is different. The difference lies in the fact that Apple gives this reduction in fees to smaller developers only. Smaller developers refer to those developers who made around $1 million last year. Read More
There is a new feature that is likely to be introduced in Google Maps. As per reports, Google is likely to update its map editing options. This update will allow the users to make changes like add missing roads, and realign, rename or delete the incorrect ones. Like we have the line tool in Microsoft Paint, this new tool called drawing will be similar to it. This new tool will be made accessible in more than 80 countries very soon. Read More
Google has started updating many of its iOS applications little by little with App Store privacy labels. This means that while updating the applications they are mentioning the type of data that it collects from its users. Recently the Google and Chrome applications were updated using these privacy labels. DuckDuckGo has already started using this for its benefit. Read More
It was reported in November 2019 that GoogleGo passed 100 million downloads on the play store. This success was achieved due to two main reasons. The first one being that the app was pre-installed on Android Go devices and the second reason being that the app helps users all around the world to limit their data consumption, thanks to its data-saving approach. Its success all around the world is confirmed by the fact that it has just passed 500 million installations on the Play Store. Read More
Google failed to dismiss a case against it which alleged that it digs up tons of internet data, without the knowledge of the users even when the users are using the “Incognito” mode so that their browsing and search activity remain private.
The ones who had filed this case alleged that even if their data collection option is switched off in chrome, Google uses other different types of tools in different websites which leads to collecting their personal information. The Alphabet Inc. unit had previously requested to close the case but a federal judge on Friday ruled out the request. Read More
Have you been using Slack on your Android phone? It is time that you change your password. In an email that Slack has been sending out to users, it has discovered a bug on December 21 that stored user passwords in plain text instead of an encrypted format. Read More
Google photos is now able to let users zoom in on videos by using two new gestures. Google photos is one of the greatest apps that Google has built. It includes lots of features that allow users to browse through their photos and videos from different sources in one place. Read More