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Google to Roll Out Immersive View for Maps

Google Maps is launching new immersive view for major cities including Los Angeles, London, New York and San Francisco later this year. Advances in computer vision and AI allow Google to fuse together billions of Street View and aerial images to create a rich, digital model of the world. With the  new immersive view, you’ll […]

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Google Translate Learns 24 New Languages

Google Translate has helped break down language barriers and connect communities all over the world. The company has just added 24 languages to Translate, now supporting a total of 133 used around the globe. Over 300 million people speak these newly added languages — like Mizo, used by around 800,000 people in the far northeast […]

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Google Cloud Powers Local Mosquito Forecast

Google Cloud is teaming up with SC Johnson to power its national mosquito forecast by zip code for its OFF! repellent brand. Mosquitoes can infect more than 700 million people a year with dangerous diseases like Zika, Malaria, Dengue Fever, and Yellow Fever. Prevention is the best protection, and stopping mosquito bites before they happen is […]

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Google Selects 11 Startups for Accelerator to Battle Climate Change

Google has announced 11 companies for the second Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change cohort. This ten-week program consists of intensive workshops and expert mentorship designed to help growth-stage, sustainability-focused startups learn technical, product and leadership best practices. These are the 11 selected startups using technology to better our planet: AmpUp in Cupertino, CA: AmpUp is an […]

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Fitbit Cleared by FDA For Algorithm to Identify Atrial Fibrillation

Fitbit says it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new PPG (photoplethysmography) algorithm to identify atrial fibrillation (AFib). The algorithm will power new Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications feature on Fitbit. Fitbit is a subsidiary of Google. AFib is a form of irregular heart rhythm that affects nearly 33.5 million people […]

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Chrome Browser Now 43% Faster Than a Year Ago

Google has released the 100th update for its popular Chrome browser and says it has gotten 43% faster over the past year and a half. The company has made improvements using AI with Chrome. Recently added is Live Captions to video/audio content for users who are Deaf or hard of hearing, and DevTools accessibility tree helps […]

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Google Adds Toll Info to Maps

Google has announced new updates to its popular Maps service. To help make the choice between toll roads and regular roads easier, the company is rolling out toll prices on Google Maps for the first time. Soon, you’ll see the estimated toll price to your destination before you start navigating thanks to trusted information from […]

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Google to Invest $700 Million in Poland

Google announced it will invest nearly $700 million in Poland via the purchase and development of The Warsaw HUB, a modern office complex right in the heart of Poland’s capital city. Google moved into The Warsaw Hub as a tenant last year, opening a new office there — a home to teams working primarily on […]