French drugmaker Sanofi, Google to use data tech for innovations

PARIS (Reuters) – French healthcare company Sanofi has teamed up with Google to work on innovations, aimed at using emerging data technologies to change how medicines and health services will be delivered in future. Sanofi and Google will use data sets to improve their understanding of key diseases and extract patients’ insights and feedback, the companies said in a joint […]

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Vietnam ramps up pressure on Google's YouTube advertisers

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has asked companies not to advertise on videos hosted by Google’s YouTube that contain “anti-state propaganda,” state media said on Wednesday, as the Southeast Asian country ramps up pressure on global tech giants. Despite economic reforms and increasing openness to social change, the ruling Communist Party retains tight media censorship in Vietnam and does not tolerate […]

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How the Google Maps update could save your life

Google Maps is useful for finding directions to a gas station or discovering new restaurants in your neighborhood, but it could also now save your life during a natural disaster. On Thursday, Google announced that its SOS Alerts, which were introduced two years ago, are being updated to include real-time visual information and a navigation warning system in times of […]

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Google details a 2019 launch for game streaming service Stadia

Google has given its most solid outline yet of its first major leap into the video games business, detailing a 2019 launch for its Stadia streaming service including pricing and game selection. The plans, however, do not include a launch in Australia. Stadia can be thought of as like a traditional games console, except it lives in Google's cloud servers […]

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Kelkoo ready to take Google complaint to U.S. antitrust regulators: CEO

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British price comparison site Kelkoo is willing to take its complaint about Google to U.S. antitrust regulators because EU efforts to ensure a level playing field are inadequate, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Kelkoo and its peers have been at loggerheads with Alphabet unit Google for years, accusing the company of unfairly promoting its own comparison […]

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How to add detours to your route on Google Maps without getting lost

Whether it’s suddenly realising your car is running low on petrol, or desperately needing the toilet on your way home, detours are an annoying yet unpreventable feature of many journeys. While you might think that finding and navigating to these last-minute pit stops would force you out of navigation mode in Google Maps, thankfully this isn’t the case. The app […]

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Google Maps now shows speed limits in more than 40 countries

Almost six years after Google’s purchase of the Waze navigation app, one of the features previously exclusive to the latter now appears to be a staple of Google Maps in more than 40 countries around the world. Google has confirmed to various tech outlets that its own Maps application is now showing a speed limit overlay, as well as speed […]

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Google Maps update could help drivers to avoid speeding tickets

It's the go-to navigation app for many commuters, and now Google Maps could help you to avoid speeding tickets. Google Maps has rolled out new features in the UK this week, which will alert drivers not only to where speed cameras are, but also what the posted speed limit is. The feature has been available in the US since January, […]

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Google is reportedly tracking your purchases through Gmail

Rack it up as one more way Google tracks your personal data. Any purchase you make that uses your Gmail account will be logged by Google, according to a discovery made recently by a Reddit user. The user uncovered that Google is keeping tabs on any purchase that uses your Gmail account. Google also tracks purchases made via Google Pay […]

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