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Google Grants $3 Million to Poynter Institute

  The Poynter Institute will lead a project funded by Google.org — the philanthropy arm of Google — called MediaWise, an endeavor aimed at helping middle and high school students become better aware of fake news and information online. Poynter is a non-profit journalism institute based in St. Petersburg, FL. Google is investing $3 million over two years […]

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Dinsey Parks Now on Google Street View Maps

  Google Maps has added Street View features for 11 Disney parks in California and Florida. Now anyone can view what Disney parks look like inside the gates. Admission is typically around $100 per day or more to visit Disney parks and are usually one of the nation’s top tourist destinations. Google Maps has Street […]

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Google Doodle Celebrates Gabriel Marquez

  Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 91st birthday of author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The Doodle depicts the city of Macondo, brought to life by the Colombian author, journalist, and Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez (affectionately known as Gabo throughout Latin America) in his book, One Hundred Years of Solitude. Born in Aracataca, Colombia, Gabo is considered […]

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Schmidt Steps Down as Alphabet Chairman

  MOUNTAIN VIEW – Eric Schmidt is stepping down next month as Executive Chairman of Alphabet and will become a technical advisor to the company. He will continue to serve on Alphabet’s Board of Directors. Alphabet is the parent company of Google and YouTube. Schmidt, 61, served as CEO of Google from 2001-2011 and helped lead the […]

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Alphabet Shares Hit All-Time High

  Shares in Alphabet, the parent company of Google, reached an all-time high in early morning trading of $1,062.38 before finishing the day at a slight oss. GOOG shares closed at $1,047.41, down $6.80. These are Alphabet’s Class C shares. Alphabet now has a stock market capitalization of $732.5 billion. It is the second most […]

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Google Travel Sites Support 20 New Languages

  For all international travelers and explorers out there, planning your next vacation just got easier. Google Trips, Google Flights, and Destinations on Google are now supporting a combined 20 new languages and 26 new countries globally. So whether you’re just starting to get ideas for your next trip, or you’re ready to book your […]

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Top 50 Digital Properties for June

  Research firm comScore has released its monthly ranking of U.S. online traffic for the top 50 digital media properties in June 2017. Google sites continue to rank No. 1 with 241.4 million visitors in the month of June. Facebook took second place with 203.9 million. Yahoo, now part of Verizon, was third with 185.5 million visitors. Microsoft […]

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Top Smartphone Apps for May 2017

  Research firm comScore, Inc. has released data from comScore Mobile Metrix, reporting the top smartphone apps in the U.S. by audience reach for May 2017. Facebook and Google dominate the top 9 with 8 apps. Facebook and Facebook Messenger are the most popular with 75.7% reach and 67.5% respectively. Facebook also owns Instagram which is […]

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Alphabet Shares Rocket to All-Time High

  Shares in Alphabet, parent of Google, rocketed to an all-time high Friday of $916.65 after reporting first quarter earnings. Alphabet stock closed at $905.96 Friday, up $31.71. The company has a market cap of over $634 billion and is the second-highest stock based on overall value. Apple remains the most valuable company in the […]

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NBC Bay Area Partners With Waze

  SAN JOSE –– NBC Bay Area / KNTV said it will join “Waze for Broadcasters.” Powered by Waze, Google’s mobile social traffic and navigation app helps deliver the most accurate local traffic conditions. As a “Waze for Broadcasters” partner, NBC Bay area will be able to access Waze’s live map of users on the […]

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Top Web Properties for January

  Research firm comScore has released its list of the top 50 Internet properties for the month of January. Silicon Valley giants Google, Facebook and Yahoo remain 1,2,3 on the list. Data is based on desktop and mobile usage. Top 50 Web Properties for January 2017 # Property Unique Visitors/Viewers (000) 1 Google Sites 243,343 […]

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Gmail App Lets You Send and Request Money

  Google has introduced a new feature that lets you send and request money with its Gmail App on Android at no charge. You can already share photos with friends safely and securely in Gmail so why not money? Recipients are able to receive or request money right from the email itself — without having […]

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Google Translate Adds Neural Support for Three Languages

  Google announced that its Translate service is adding neural machine translation support for three additional languages: Russian, Hindi and Vietnamese. Neural machine translation was launched last September by Google and lets users translate whole sentences into English and French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Turkish. Neural machine translation uses deep neural networks to translate […]

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UCSF, Kaiser to Partner With Waze Carpool

  The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), UC San Francisco and Kaiser Permanente have announced a partnership with Waze Carpool to encourage employees to carpool to work.Waze is a division of Google. Commuters can now use Waze Carpool to pick up a carpool partner on their way into San Francisco hospital campuses that are not well-served by BART and […]

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Google Introduces New Chromebooks for Education

  At the Bett education conference in London, Google has unveiled two new Chromebooks aimed directly at the education market: the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 and the Asus Chromebook C213, arriving late spring. The new Chromebook laptops were designed with the help of educators and offer the following features: Stylus capability: Both Chromebooks come with an […]

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Samsung Introduces Chromebook Plus and Pro

  Samsung Electronics has partnered with Google to create the new Samsung Chromebook Plus and Chromebook Pro, unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Samsung laptop/tablet hybrids are designed for Google Play so you can use all the apps on Android in addition to movies, books and music. The new Samsung Chromebooks also offer a 360-degree […]

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Mindbody to Offer Fitness Class Bookings on Google

  SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — MINDBODY, a publicly-traded (MB) provider of cloud-based business management software for the wellness services industry, has partnered with Google to help wellness seekers easily book fitness and wellness classes directly from Google Maps, Search and a new standalone website. In this pilot stage, Reserve with Google will surface the class […]

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Mercedes to Integrate Google Assistant

  SUNNYVALE — Mercedes-Benz announced it will integrate Google Assistant on Google Home, a voice-activated speaker that’s on sale for $129. Google Home is a voice-activated personal assistant that makes it possible to interact with the Mercedes-Benz vehicle from home. The feature will be available to Mercedes-Benz customers in 2017. The collaboration with the Google Assistant […]