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Google Wi-Fi router launches in France, Germany

Google Wifi, the company’s wireless mesh network system, has hit the European mainland The Google Store has started selling the new Google Wifi product in France and Germany for EUR 139 (EUR 249 for a twin-pack). The network is controlled by an Android and iOS app that lets users suspend access to particular devices or prioritize others, for example, when…

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Gmail enterprise users get earlier phishing detection, malicious link and external reply warnings

Google announced an update to Gmail aimed at businesses. Three security features are rolling out to the email service: early phishing detection using machine learning, click-time warnings for malicious links, and unintended external reply warnings. The first two already exist for Gmail users and are now being made available to enterprises, while the last one is completely new. READ MORE: Worldwide…

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Google introduces buy button in search results

Google has introduced a Purchases on Google beta program which allows qualifying merchants to add a “Buy” button to search adds. Merchants who both choose to take part in, and qualify for, the beta program will be able to include a “Buy on Google” button at the top of their product ads. Purchasing a product from Google search requires being…

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Google starts enterprise support for Chrome

Google is trying to give businesses a reason to ditch Internet Explorer by giving sysadmins a new set of tools for mass deployment of its own Chrome browser. The new “Chrome enterprise bundle” offers an MSI installer and ADMX templates that let sysadmins apply policies determined in Microsoft’s Group Policy Object Editor. The idea is to give sysadmins the tools…

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Over 2 bn active daily users have Android OS on their smartphones

Google’s Android operating system has reached a milestone by powering 2 billion monthly active devices around the world, the company said. Google’s vice president of engineering Dave Burke that Android has “the largest reach of any computing platform of its kind”, Xinhua reported on Thursday. Based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices, Android was first…

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Malware attacks over 1M Google accounts

Malware called Gooligan breached the security of more than 1 million Google accounts, initially spreading through “tens of fake apps”, according to security firm Check Point. Gooligan potentially affects devices using older (but still common) versions of Android, including Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop. The majority of such devices (57 per cent) are in Asia, with 9 per cent in Europe. Check Point added that the campaign…

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Mobile search proves to be biggest influencer for Google growth

Google’s ventures into innovative advertising streams are showing positive results, with an ad revenue increase of 18 percent, derived mostly from mobile search. The technology giant has seen positive growth in its latest quarter year over year, but its paid search on mobile and YouTube are still driving its main revenue. During the Alphabet Inc. earnings call for 2016’s third…

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Google Daydream View to go on sale 10 Nov in 5 countries

Google’s high-quality virtual reality platform for Android, Daydream, is almost here, and so is the search giant’s headset — Daydream View will be available in stores on November 10. The platform is Google’s strongest attempt yet at muscling into a market that competitors like Facebook’s Oculus, HTC, and others have already begun to corner. And more broadly speaking, it’s a show…

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Google begins its big Pixel push in the UK

It’s a big day for Google. The company is launching its first Pixel branded phones in the UK, retiring the Nexus line and attacking the iPhone with gusto. To give its new handsets a proper introduction, Google has renovated its store-within-a-store at the Currys PC World on Tottenham Court Road. We went to take a look, and stumbled across a…

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Google Not Trying to be Major Telco Rival but Partner, Says Exec

Google has refuted suggestions that it is trying to establish itself as a major network rival in the telco sector despite its various activities in this market. Mike Blanche, who heads up strategic telco relationships for the search engine giant, said Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) is competing against telcos in only a small number of areas and regards itself chiefly as…

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