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Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Google search results now offer a clinically validated screening quiz when users search for “depression” in US on mobile   —  Only half of Americans who face depression get help for it, and Google is determined to increase that percentage.  As of today, it's offering a medically validated …
Aug 23, 2017, 7:25 PMIn context
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
President of Samsung's mobile division DJ Koh confirms the company is working on its own smart speaker, may announce soon   —  Samsung is working on a smart speaker that will be launched “soon”, the company's mobile chief told CNBC, which will pit it against the likes of Amazon, Apple, and Google, in the hotly-contested space.
Aug 23, 2017, 2:20 PMIn context
Tom Krazit / GeekWire:
Google Cloud Platform launches cheaper Standard Tier traffic networking option that uses public internet, not its fiber   —  Google Cloud Platform customers will have a new option when selecting the type of network used to deliver their traffic to their users: they can keep using Google's network …
Aug 23, 2017, 1:25 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google and Walmart announce partnership to offer voice shopping through Assistant on Google Home; Google drops $95/year fee for Google Express   —  Walmart and Google are today announcing a new partnership that will enable voice shopping through Google Assistant, Google's virtual assistant …
Aug 23, 2017, 1:45 AMIn context
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Google and Walmart announce partnership to offer shopping through Google Assistant as Google drops $95/year fee for Google Express   —  Google and Walmart are teaming up to take on mutual e-commerce rival Amazon.  —  Starting in late September, customers will be able to make Walmart purchases …
Aug 23, 2017, 12:30 AMIn context
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
APK teardown shows Google may be developing Assistant-equipped headphones codenamed Bisto   —  The latest beta of the Google app is rolling out today and it reveals a great deal of new information about “Bisto.”  References to a new device type emerged with version 7.0 in April and only returned earlier this month to the app.
Aug 22, 2017, 11:50 PMIn context
Salvador Rodriguez / Reuters:
Google says it will announce specs for Titan, a security chip that scans cloud hardware for evidence of tampering, on Thursday   —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google this week will disclose technical details of its new Titan computer chip, an elaborate security feature …
Aug 22, 2017, 5:25 PMIn context
The Shield:
500+ apps, downloaded 100M+ times, removed by Google from Play Store or updated after it was discovered that an ad SDK they used could serve as spyware backdoor   —  The Lookout Security Intelligence team has discovered an advertising software development kit (SDK) called Igexin that had the capability …
Aug 22, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google debuts Chrome Enterprise subscription service for $50 per Chrome OS device per year, includes support for Microsoft Active Directory, VMware's AirWatch   —  Google is launching a new enterprise service for large businesses that want to adopt Chrome OS devices.
Aug 22, 2017, 12:41 PMIn context
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Source: Google plans to launch a new Pixel-branded Chromebook and a mini version of the Google Home alongside new phones this fall   —  According to a source familiar with the company's plans, Google will launch not just two new Google Pixel phones at a hardware event this fall …
Aug 21, 2017, 4:42 PMIn context

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