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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google is rolling out autoplaying AI-generated silent 6-second previews for videos in search results, while on Wi-Fi in Android Chrome and Google apps   —  Google announced a major update to its mobile search results pages today.  Whenever your query brings up a video, Google will now show …
Aug 18, 2017, 7:05 PMIn context
Economist:
James Damore's memo made giant, unfounded logical leaps and ignored important evidence that didn't support his conclusion   —  Last week this newspaper said Alphabet's boss should write a “detailed, ringing rebuttal” of a viral anti-diversity memo sent at Google.  Here is how we imagine it
Aug 16, 2017, 9:45 PMIn context
Birkan Icacan / Google:
Google updates G Suite with collaborative features including ability to give and accept suggestions from mobile devices, better search, more   —  Getting people on the same page for a project can be tough.  It requires managing a ton of opinions and suggestions.
Aug 16, 2017, 12:35 PMIn context
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer moves to dark web after GoDaddy and Google bans, sharing its .onion address   —  Prominent neo-Nazi news site the Daily Stormer has apparently moved to the dark web after being denied domain registration from Google and GoDaddy.  The site's status page tweeted …
Aug 15, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Google is working on Snapchat Discover-like swipeable stories based on AMP format; stories can be surfaced in search results and publishers' own websites   —  ‘Stamp’ media product is based around company's ‘AMP’ mobile web pages  —  Google is developing technology to let publishers create …
Aug 4, 2017, 2:15 PMIn context
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Anthony Levandowski worked for Larry Page's flying-car firm, Kitty Hawk, before leaving Google, signaling how highly Alphabet executives regarded him   —  Google parent accuses Anthony Levandowski of launching competing startups—but he also worked for CEO's side project
Aug 3, 2017, 5:30 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Alphabet's Access CEO Gregory McCray is stepping down after five months as Larry Page reiterates commitment to Google Fiber   —  McCray had replaced Barratt, who stepped down in October 2016  —  Alphabet Inc.'s high-speed internet business is undergoing another shake-up as its leader, Gregory McCray, is stepping down.
Jul 17, 2017, 11:40 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google debuts AI-powered job search results in the US that tap into listings from LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, Facebook, company websites, others   —  Looking for a new job is getting easier.  Google today launched a new jobs search feature right on its search result pages that lets you search …
Jun 20, 2017, 5:15 AMIn context
Hannah Kuchler / Financial Times:
Google's Contributor services now let some publishers ask ad-block users to whitelist sites or pay a small fee per page view to make up for lost ad revenue   —  Group to launch ‘funding choices’ and charge people through new Contributor service  —  Read next
Jun 2, 2017, 2:40 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Instant Articles to begin supporting Google AMP and Apple News format, after several publishers pulled out of the platform due to poor ad revenue   —  One of the problems publishers face today in making their content more readable on mobile devices is that there are multiple, competing formats available for this purpose.
May 25, 2017, 12:25 PMIn context

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