Google announced its Photos service can now recognize pets. Users will be able to see pictures of animals grouped alongside people, and your pet can be labeled and searched for by name. Read more at CNN.
A major flaw has been detected in the newly-unveiled Google Home Mini speaker that allows it to secretly record conversations without users knowing. Read more at CNN.
Why Facebook, Google and Twitter find themselves in the middle of an investigation into the 2016 election. Read more at Recode.
Google plans to roll out its mobile-first indexing in stages, although the timing remains unknown. Read more at MediaPost.
Google is set to round out the major smartphone launches of the year when the company debuts the second generation of its Pixel phone, the company’s answer to Apple’s iPhone. Read more at The Washington Post.
When it comes to Google searches, mobile website traffic is far outpacing desktop traffic, with 57% of all search traffic happening on mobile. Read more at FierceRetail.
Google and Walmart have entered into a partnership to make hundreds of thousands of Walmart products available to purchase through the Google Home voice-controlled speaker, the tech giant’s answer to the Amazon Echo. Read more at Recode.
According to documents filed with the FCC, Google’s follow-up to the Pixel will feature a squeeze function. Tentatively called “Active Edge,” the squeeze functionality sounds like it imitates a feature introduced by the HTC U11. Read more at Reviewed.com.
Google is testing a new lightweight version of their search app in Indonesia and maybe India, to see how they can speed up their search services in locations where internet speeds are on the slower side. Read more at Search… Read More ›
Google is developing technology to let publishers create visual-oriented media content along the lines of Snapchat’s “Discover,” according to people familiar with the situation, upping the ante in a race among tech giants to dominate news dissemination on smartphones. Read… Read More ›