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Google Lat Long:
Google Maps gets a cleaner look, highlights busy areas of interest with orange shading, changes color scheme to differentiate between natural/man-made objects   —  The real world is changing every second and Google Maps is changing with it.  Most often these changes happen behind the scenes …
Jul 25, 2016, 10:15 PMIn context
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Updated Google phone app warns about incoming spam calls on Nexus and Android One devices when caller ID is enabled   —  No one enjoys getting random, unwanted phone calls, especially on their mobile phone.  Thankfully Google is doing something about it, at least for Nexus and Android One users.
Jul 25, 2016, 7:45 PMIn context
Matt Hamblen / Computerworld:
With Yahoo buy, Verizon hopes to stay competitive in digital ad market   —  After months of rumors, Verizon announced Monday that it is buying Yahoo's core business for $4.83 billion in a deal designed to make Verizon competitive as a global mobile media and digital advertising company.
Jul 25, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Interview with AOL's Tim Armstrong on why he pushed Verizon to buy Yahoo, integration between the companies, and Mayer's probable departure   —  The new majordomo of the combined unit says there's new structure to come  —  Today, in an interview after the deal that everyone knew was coming …
Jul 25, 2016, 12:45 PMIn context
Cody Toombs / Android Police:
Google Maps is rolling out Wi-Fi only mode and mass transit delay notifications to some users   —  A couple of very useful features have started rolling out to a few lucky Google Maps users in the last couple of days.  If you've been following along with our APK Teardowns …
Jul 24, 2016, 4:45 PMIn context
Greg Hartrell / Official Android Blog:
Google Play Books debuts Bubble Zoom, which uses machine learning to detect and expand speech bubbles in comic books, starting with some Marvel and DC volumes   —  Whether it's reading up on the origins of Justice League or enjoying a reboot like Invincible Iron Man, we all love our heroes …
Jul 21, 2016, 2:45 PMIn context
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Moto Z review: huge price increase, no 3.5mm headphone jack, slow OS updates, and lame modules make it hard to recommend   —  The first Moto flagship under Lenovo's rule isn't a compelling one.  —  Under Google, Motorola was one of our favorite OEMs.  The company delivered bang-for-your-buck hardware …
Jul 21, 2016, 12:50 PMIn context
Nirav Mehta / Google Lat Long:
Google Maps adds more ways to add missing places and suggest edits to existing information   —  Each day, we make million of updates to Google Maps throughout the world.  But it's still not enough to ensure that every single restaurant, shop or landmark worldwide has the most accurate information possible.
Jul 21, 2016, 11:35 AMIn context
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Google Cloud Platform debuts 2 machine learning APIs in beta: a natural language API that lets devs perform sentiment & syntax analysis, and a Cloud Speech API   —  The Natural Language API enables sentiment and syntax analysis, as well as entity recognition.
Jul 21, 2016, 10:35 AMIn context
Jack Clark / Bloomberg:
Google says DeepMind-powered AI has improved its datacenters' power usage efficiency by 15%   —  Game-playing AI coordinates data center tasks like cooling  —  DeepMind efficiencies cover part of cost of 2014 acquisition  —  Google just paid for part of its acquisition of DeepMind in a surprising way.
Jul 20, 2016, 12:10 PMIn context

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