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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google allows Adblock Fast back in Play store, after pulling the app and slowing app updates for other ad blockers last week   —  Google Reverses Its Decision To Ban Ad Blocking Apps From The Google Play Store  —  Google appears to have reversed its earlier decision to ban ad blockers …
Feb 9, 2016, 1:40 PMIn context
Jason Tanz / Wired:
Andy Rubin's Playground is developing technology to help companies build AI-enabled devices, first available for startups in which Playground has invested   —  Andy Rubin Unleashed Android on the World.  Now Watch Him Do the Same With AI  —  A couple of years ago, Andy Rubin …
Feb 9, 2016, 1:15 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Gmail Now Warns Users When They Send And Receive Email Over Unsecured Connections   —  Google is marking Safer Internet Day, which falls today, by introducing new authentication features to Gmail to help better identify emails that could prove to be harmful or are not fully secure.
Feb 9, 2016, 12:15 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google will stop running Flash display ads on January 2, 2017   —  Google today announced that the Google Display Network and DoubleClick Digital Marketing are completely ditching Flash for HTML5 next year.  More specifically, advertisers will no longer be able to upload display ads built …
Feb 9, 2016, 11:40 AMIn context
Bloomberg Business:
Google CEO Sundar Pichai awarded 273K Alphabet shares worth about $199M, vesting in quarterly increments through 2019, SEC filing shows   —  Google CEO Pichai Receives Record $199 Million Stock Grant  —  Pichai's award is largest ever for a Google executive officer
Feb 8, 2016, 4:45 PMIn context
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Sources: Google to release Gear VR-like headset this year compatible with a broad range of smartphones, embed VR technology into Android OS   —  Google pushes further into world of virtual reality  —  Google is developing a new virtual-reality headset for smartphones, and adding extra support …
Feb 7, 2016, 2:30 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
John Giannandrea's appointment as Google's search chief shows that AI is key to maintaining Google's dominance in search   —  Why John Giannandrea, Google's AI Research Head, Will Run Search  —  As it ballooned, Google's research group has nabbed a shocking number of computing's biggest brains.
Feb 6, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
Brendan Klinkenberg / BuzzFeed:
Google Creative Lab partners with publisher Visual Editions to offer immersive and interactive books designed specifically for smartphones   —  Google Is Publishing Unprintable Books  —  Early Wednesday morning, Google released two electronic books in its Play Store.
Feb 6, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google confirms Hangouts will now use peer-to-peer connections to improve call quality and speed   —  Google Hangouts has received a small but important backend upgrade: peer-to-peer (p2p) connections.  Google confirmed to VentureBeat that the functionality started rolling out to all users this week.
Feb 5, 2016, 11:10 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Talks between the UK and US underway to amend laws to allow UK to serve wiretap orders directly to US firms   —  The British want to come to America — with wiretap orders and search warrants  —  If U.S. and British negotiators have their way, MI5, the British domestic security service …
Feb 5, 2016, 7:35 PMIn context

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