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Google makes calling businesses less painful with features for seeing wait times, phone tree options and more

Alongside today’s release of the new Pixel 6 smartphones, Google has again upgraded one of the device’s most basic — but often overlooked — functions: the ability to make phone

Even more reasons you need to be at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

We’re less than two weeks out from TC Sessions: SaaS 2021, a day-long exploration of software as a service. If you want to thrive in this tough, competitive market, join your colleagues and tap into

With Real Tone, Pixel 6 aims to improve your portraits, whatever your skin tone

It makes sense that phone manufacturers are paying extra attention to how faces show up in photos, and the new Pixel 6, announced by Google today, introduces a suite of new AI-powered tools to make hu

Google’s Pixel 6 camera smartens up snapshots with AI tools

Google’s latest flagship phones have an impressive set of automated, AI-powered tools to help make your photos look better, with smart blurs, object removal and skin tone exposure. While we&#821

Google’s brand new Android 12 operating system launches today

With Android 12, the world’s most-used mobile operating system continues its steady march of carving out its unique selling points and finding differentiators from Apple’s iOS. Available f

Google introduces Pixel Pass, an all-in-one subscription combining phones and premium services

Alongside the launch of the new Google Pixel 6 smartphones, the company also introduced a new way to purchase them: Pixel Pass. This all-in-one subscription service allows consumers to purchase a Pixe

With Tensor, Google bets on its own chip design for the Pixel 6

I’m not sure there’s ever been a phone we knew more about before its official launch than Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. But in a world of samey Android phones, Google made some i

Google revamps its smartphone line with the Pixel 6

May of 2020 marked the end of an era for the Pixel. Google’s team lost a few key players, as it looked forward toward a transformative future. Understandably so. The Pixel has never been bad a phone

Watch Google unveil the new Pixel live right here

Google is set to announce new Pixel phones today. The company is holding an event at 10 AM PT (1 PM in New York, 6 PM in London, 7 PM in Paris). And you’ll be able to watch the event right here as t

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai calls for federal tech regulation, investments in cybersecurity

In a wide-ranging interview at the WSJ Tech Live conference that touched on topics like the future of remote work, AI innovation, employee activism and even misinformation on YouTube, Alphabet CEO Sun

Google eyes TaskMate global launch after Kenya rollout

Google has today launched TaskMate in Kenya, a crowdsourcing app that lets people use smartphones to do tasks and get paid, tapping the growing gig economy. The tech giant said it has rolled out the b

Equity Monday: Welcome to Big Tech hardware week

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest pri

This Week in Apps: Apple appeals Epic Games suit, Google files a counterclaim and Twitter adds more ads

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with 

What to expect from Apple, Google and Samsung’s big events

Hardware season is heading for a dramatic finale next week, with three events from three major companies, three days in a row. Apple, Google and Samsung (in that order) are all hosting big events next

Google brings its 3D ‘Pocket Gallery’ art exhibition experiences to the web

Google’s Arts & Culture team launched its “Pocket Gallery” experiences in 2018 to allow AR-enabled smartphone users to view artwork from artists like Johannes Vermeer for the first t

Google modernizes US mobile search results with continuous scrolling

Google announced today it’s changing the way search works on mobile devices, initially in the U.S. Now, when you reach the bottom of a set of search results on your phone, you won’t have t

Google’s latest virtual tour lets you walk the Great Wall of China

Google’s Arts & Culture team is today launching a new online experience that lets users virtually walk the Great Wall of China. The “Walk the Great Wall of China” experience incl

Google files a counterclaim in Epic Games lawsuit, saying it’s owed financial relief

As the Apple v. Epic Games lawsuit goes under appeal, Google on Monday afternoon filed an answer and counterclaim in the Epic Games’ antitrust litigation against the company. The tech giant and

One-time TikTok rival Byte relaunches as Clash, an app for video creators and their top fans

When the Trump administration announced it would ban TikTok in the U.S., a number of alternative short-form video apps began to flourish, as users hedged their bets on a potential TikTok exit. Among t

Google brings AppSheet automations to Gmail, Jira support to Chat and Spaces

Google today announced a new feature for its AppSheet automation service that will allow developers on its no-code platform to create custom apps and automation that can interact directly with Gmail.
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