Google’s Parisa Tabriz on how the company stays ahead of hackers

Google is constantly under attack. But while hackers have compromised gaming giants, casinos and other technology giants in recent months, Google has so far remained largely unscathed. Parisa Tabriz,

TikTok may start serving you Google Search results

TikTok is testing a new feature that integrates Google Search into its own in-app search results. The test, spotted by app researcher Radu Oncescu, shows a small box midway down TikTok’s search

Shortwave’s AI-powered assistant lets you ask questions about your email history

Since large language models (LLMs) shot up in popularity, plenty of developers have built tools on top of OpenAI’s GPT or Anthropic’s Claude to help people draft emails in different tones

Uber Eats to launch Google-powered chatbot in late 2023

Uber's AI chatbot will help users find restaurant deals and reorder favorites on the app. Available in the U.S., U.K., Australia and Canada.

Google-backed Indian audio platform Kuku FM raises $25 million

Google-backed audio content platform Kuku FM has raised $25 million in a new funding round as it looks to make deeper inroads with its audiobook offerings in the South Asian market. Indian billionaire

Google wants to map more of the world’s roads with expansion of ‘Road Mapper’ volunteer community

Google announced today that it is opening access to more contributors to participate in Road Mapper, a tool where you can add missing roads to Google Maps in areas of the world that need it most. The

Google’s Bard chatbot can now tap into your Google apps, double-check answers and more

Google today is releasing a more capable version of Bard, its generative AI chatbot and ChatGPT rival, which now lets you double-check its answers, collaborate with others and, notably, integrate with

California hits Google for $93M over deceptive location data options

A lawsuit filed against Google by California’s Attorney General over the company’s deceptive and misleading options for managing location data has resulted in a $93 million settlement —

Chromebooks will get updates for 10 years

Google announced today that Chromebooks will now receive automatic software updates for 10 years after the hardware platform’s release date (the platform in that case is a bit like a car platfor

Android Auto now lets drivers take Zoom and Cisco conference calls

Drivers with vehicles equipped with Google’s Android Auto — which is expected to reach 200 million by the end of year — can now use Zoom and WebEx by Cisco for audio-only conference calls. T

Amazon Prime video is coming to the Polestar 2 and Volvo Cars

Amazon Prime video is coming to certain vehicles that are equipped with Google built-in, including the all-electric Polestar 2 and eventually the Volvo EX90 — the latest example of streaming video s

Google’s big antitrust trial kicks off, with even bigger implications

The Justice Department’s landmark antitrust case against Google kicked off in court today, marking the beginning of a trial that will stretch on for months, potentially upending the tech world in th

Google’s adtech targeted by Dutch class-action style privacy damages suit

Google is facing class-action style litigation in the Netherlands which accuses the adtech giant of breaching European privacy laws. It’s demanding Google stops tracking and profiling consumers

X updates its terms to ban crawling and scraping

Elon Musk-owned X, formerly Twitter, has updated its terms of service to prohibit scraping and crawling — likely to fend off any AI models training on its data. The new terms, which are effective fr

Google flips the switch on interest-based ads with ‘Privacy Sandbox’ rollout

Google is now rolling out Privacy Sandbox — its tech to replace third-party cookies — to all Chrome users. The company is touting this as a more privacy-forward feature, which tracks topics of int

Take a look at Google’s Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel Watch 2

We’re nearly a month away from the next Made By Google event, but the company’s already gone ahead and revealed the Pixel 8, Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel Watch 2. The reasons are simple: That’s just ho

Google Chrome gets a visual makeover, new search features for its 15th anniversary

Google is giving its popular Chrome desktop browser a complete redesign in celebration of Chrome’s 15th anniversary. The browser’s new look will be based on Google’s “Material

YouTube is testing longer but fewer ads on TV

Google is testing a new way to show you ads on the YouTube app for TVs — users can expect fewer but longer ads. The company said it is experimenting with this ad format for a better viewing experie

YouTube confirms it’s testing a games offering called ‘Playables’

YouTube is letting a select number of users play online games as part of a new experiment. The games will live in a new “Playables” section on YouTube’s home feed, and can be accessed on both de

Google is putting short videos on Play Store to aid app discovery

If you think almost every app has some form of vertical video, add one more unexpected one to the list: Google Play Store. Google has introduced an original video series called “The Play Report&
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