Google is adding Find My Device and battery features to Fast Pair headphones

Google is adding Find My Device and battery features to Fast Pair headphones

Introduced a few I/Os back, Fast Pair is Google’s attempt to make its own mark on the post-AirPod headphone landscape. Many of the features are similar to Apple’s offerings, but Google’s got a leg up in one key way: third-party hardware. Like Android, the company’s focused on bringing Fast Pair to as many manufacturers as Read more about Google is adding Find My Device and battery features to Fast Pair headphones[…]

Google debuts ‘Code with Google’ coding education resource for teachers

Google debuts ‘Code with Google’ coding education resource for teachers

Google is offering a new coding resource for educators via ‘Code with Google,’ which collects Google’s own free course curriculum on teaching computer science, and a variety of programs to help students learn to code or build on their existing skills, with stuff for people at all levels of ability. The ‘Code with Google’ resources Read more about Google debuts ‘Code with Google’ coding education resource for teachers[…]

Google Pay gets more deeply integrated with Chrome

Google Pay gets more deeply integrated with Chrome

Google Chrome users will now have an easier way to pay while online shopping, says Google, thanks to an update that lets you access the payment information you’ve saved to your Google Account. Previously, you could sync this payment information between browsers on different platforms by turning on the Google sync option. Now, the company Read more about Google Pay gets more deeply integrated with Chrome[…]

Google finance head joins Postmates board ahead of anticipated IPO

Google finance head joins Postmates board ahead of anticipated IPO

Google’s vice president of finance, has joined Postmates’ board of directors, the latest sign that the on-demand food delivery startup is prepping to take the company public. Postmates announced Friday that Kristin Reinke, vice president of Finance at Google, will join the San Francisco startup as an independent director. Reinke has been with Google since Read more about Google finance head joins Postmates board ahead of anticipated IPO[…]

Google Pay expands its integration with PayPal to online merchants

Google Pay expands its integration with PayPal to online merchants

Google and PayPal have been strategic partners for some time. The companies in 2017 announced that PayPal would become a payment method in Android Pay, the service that later rebranded as Google Pay. Last year, users who added PayPal as a payment method on Google Pay could then pay for services like Gmail, YouTube, Google Read more about Google Pay expands its integration with PayPal to online merchants[…]

Baidu, China’s answer to Google, reports first quarterly loss since 2005

Baidu, China’s answer to Google, reports first quarterly loss since 2005

Baidu, widely seen as the Google of China, felt the heat from its spending on artificial intelligence and other next-gen technologies that have yet to reach the mass market as it unveiled troubled first-quarter financials on Thursday. The company logged a net loss attributable to shareholders of $49 million in the quarter ended March 31, Read more about Baidu, China’s answer to Google, reports first quarterly loss since 2005[…]

Week-in-Review: Google impersonates Apple and Bezos eyes the moon

Week-in-Review: Google impersonates Apple and Bezos eyes the moon

After Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy mea culpa at F8 last week, Google got its turn at I/O to promise consumers that their data wasn’t going anywhere that they didn’t want it to go. In short: they aimed to take a page from Apple. For Google, a clear strategy at the event was essentially highlighting how it Read more about Week-in-Review: Google impersonates Apple and Bezos eyes the moon[…]

India to reportedly investigate Google over alleged Android abuse

India to reportedly investigate Google over alleged Android abuse

More than 95 percent of the smartphones that ship in India run Android operating system, according to industry estimates. Now the Indian antitrust watchdog is convinced that the nation should investigate if Google is abusing the dominant position of its mobile operating system to hurt local rivals. The Competition Commission of India (CCI), the local Read more about India to reportedly investigate Google over alleged Android abuse[…]

The Google Assistant can now tell you a story on your phone

The Google Assistant can now tell you a story on your phone

For the last year or so, you could ask the Google Assistant on your Google Home device to read your kids a story. Today, just in time for National Tell a Story Day, Google is bringing this feature to Android and iOS phones, too. It’ll be available in English in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia Read more about The Google Assistant can now tell you a story on your phone[…]

Android security: 0.04% of downloads on Google Play in 2018 were ‘potentially harmful apps’

Android security: 0.04% of downloads on Google Play in 2018 were ‘potentially harmful apps’

Google’s Android, now 10 years old, has not been a stranger to security issues over the years. But with the mobile operating system now installed on over 2 billion devices globally, Google has been taking an increasingly firmer grip on trying to bring the problem under control. Now, the company has published its lengthy annual update Read more about Android security: 0.04% of downloads on Google Play in 2018 were ‘potentially harmful apps’[…]