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Google Allo’s Lucky Chatbot Suggests GIF Images Based on Keywords

Photo Credit: Image via 9To5Google HIGHLIGHTS Users need to type @lucky to call the chat bot The chat bot feature has been rolled out to select users as of now Hangouts version 16.0 update is already available on Google Play Google has been consistent with its updates for its Allo messaging app since its release last year and the search ... Read More »

Russia Asks Apple, Google to Remove LinkedIn From App Stores

Russia Asks Apple, Google to Remove LinkedIn From App Stores Accusing LinkedIn of flouting local laws that require Internet firms to store data on citizens within the nations borders, the Russian authorities have asked Apple and Google to remove the professional networking site app from their online stores. Recently, a Russian court blocked the Microsoft-owned LinkedIn service for breaching the ... Read More »

Google Bringing Fiber Internet to Southeast. What’s Next?

A much faster Internet is headed South this winter. Google has just announced expansion plans for Google Fiber. This is the company’s revolutionary Internet connection that Google once compared to a public utility. Dennis Kish, Google Fiber vice president, announced on the Fiber blog that this gigabit connection is coming to four metro areas, all in the Southeast U.S.: Atlanta, ... Read More »

Determining the Relevancy of Google+

In many ways, Google+ is the social platform that never was. Multiple redesigns and the general preference for Facebook, Twitter, and other social apps have rendered Google+ a network of grey area. If you think about it, you never really hear about a video going viral on Google+, or any challenges/trends flooding the platform. But does that mean it lacks ... Read More »

Google Finally Patches ‘Dirty COW’ Linux Vulnerability With December Android Security Update

HIGHLIGHTS Active exploits of the flaw were discovered two months back Latest security update fixes several critical vulnerabilities The patch for the flaw was earlier expected to come in November In October, Linux security researcher discovered that a nine-year old Linux kernel flaw (CVE-2016-5195) was witnessing active exploits in the wild. The flaw was dubbed “Dirty COW”, an acronym for ... Read More »

Microsoft Partners Intel for Project Evo; Outlines Hardware Plans to Complete With Amazon Echo, Google Home

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft partners with Intel to help device makers incorporate Home Hub Device makers can use Home Hub in a laptop or even a tablet Home Hub is not expected to debut until late next year Microsoft is reportedly working on a “Home Hub” feature for Windows 10 to allow users to perform various functions using voice commands. This feature ... Read More »

Blu Adopts Google OTA Software After Chinese Back Door Controversy

HIGHLIGHTS Blu has ended ties with OTA firm Adups All future smartphones will come with Google OTA Software CEO confirms no Blu phone has this problem now Smartphone company Blu came under the radar after its Blu R1 HD was found to transmit personally identifiable information (PII) to servers in China via a back door. Blu was fast to react ... Read More »

Google Pixel Phones Make Android’s Fragmentation Problem Worse

HIGHLIGHTS Google is known to celebrate diversity in Android hardware Pixel devices aspire to Apple’s integration of software & hardware This is causing more fragmentation in an already-fragmented ecosystem In October 2014, to coincide with the Android 5.0 Lollipop release, Google marketed the philosophy, “Be Together. Not The Same”. It essentially celebrated the variety of hardware that Android has to ... Read More »

How Amazon, Apple, Ebay, Facebook and Google Will Continue to Disrupt The Business World

Small Business Trends: Can you talk a little bit about the Five Titans, and why you selected them? Lori Schafer: Sure, I’ll say researching and writing about what I refer to as the tech titans – Amazon, Apple, eBay, Facebook and Google – I believe they are literally out to transform every company and many of us in the world. ... Read More »

How Amazon, Apple, Ebay, Facebook and Google Will Continue to Disrupt The Business World

0Small Business Trends: Can you talk a little bit about the Five Titans, and why you selected them? Lori Schafer: Sure, I’ll say researching and writing about what I refer to as the tech titans – Amazon, Apple, eBay, Facebook and Google – I believe they are literally out to transform every company and many of us in the world. ... Read More »