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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Harness, which offers a continuous app delivery and release platform for engineering and DevOps teams, raises $60M Series B co-led by IVP and GV   —  Harness, a San Francisco startup developing a continuous app delivery and release platform for engineering and DevOps teams …
Apr 23, 2019, 7:55 AMIn context
Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Two Google employees who helped organize walkouts say they've faced demotions or dramatically changed roles, plan a town hall to share stories of retaliation   —  TWO EMPLOYEE ACTIVISTS at Google say they have been retaliated against for helping to organize a walkout among thousands …
Apr 22, 2019, 1:26 PMIn context
Corbin Davenport / Android Police:
UK Government Digital Service says users can now ask Google Assistant or Alexa for answers from 12K data items on gov.uk like how to get free childcare   —  Smart speakers are great for answering basic questions, like “what's the weather tomorrow” or “what's the population of Brazil” (it's 209.3 million, in case you were wondering).
Apr 21, 2019, 4:25 PMIn context
Rachel Becker / The Verge:
Researchers: 33 of 36 apps for depression or smoking cessation shared data with third-parties and 2 apps shared very sensitive info, like health diary entries   —  ‘Do I trust the person who made the app, and do I understand where this data is going?’  —  Free apps marketed to people …
Apr 20, 2019, 1:25 PMIn context
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
A look at a heated discussion about diversity, reminiscent of Google's Damore incident, on an internal Microsoft board for communications with CEO Satya Nadella   —  Some Microsoft employees are openly questioning whether diversity is important, in a lengthy discussion on an internal online …
Apr 19, 2019, 8:10 PMIn context
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google says it will block any user login attempts from embedded browser frameworks starting in June to better prevent man-in-the-middle attacks   —  Google previously banned logins initiated from browsers where JavaScript had been disabled.  —  Google announced today a security update …
Apr 19, 2019, 7:05 PMIn context
YouTube Blog:
Google Home and Assistant-powered speakers get a free ad-supported version of YouTube Music with limited functionality, in 16 countries including the US and UK   —  Listening to music on your Google Home speaker right out-of-the-box seems too good to be true, right?  It's not!
Apr 18, 2019, 1:20 PMIn context
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google to show 5 browser and search app choices when EU users first open Google Play, will offer to set newly downloaded non-Google search as default in Chrome   —  In a European antitrust decision last year, Google was ordered stop compelling phone makers to pre-install Google apps to gain access to Google Play.
Apr 18, 2019, 1:17 PMIn context
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Google and Amazon end their streaming video spat: YouTube will come to Fire TV and Prime Video will work with Chromecast and Android TV   —  Google and Amazon haven't historically been the best of friends, at least when it comes to their respective streaming video services.
Apr 18, 2019, 9:35 AMIn context
Paul Gennai / The Keyword:
Google will display options for five alternative search apps and browsers when Android users in EU open Google Play to comply with European Commission's orders   —  People have always been able to customize their Android devices to suit their preferences.  That includes personalizing the design …
Apr 18, 2019, 9:00 AMIn context

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