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Google Is Buying HTC’s Pixel Team for $1.1 Billion

Google Is Buying HTC’s Pixel Team for $1.1 Billion

Google and HTC today announced that they have entered into a “definitive agreement” which will see certain HTC employees join Google. The agreement also provides Google with non-exclusive access to HTC’s Intellectual Property (IP). Google will be paying HTC $1.1 billion in return for this agreement.

Google Home Mini is a Smaller Smart Speaker Set to Debut on October 4

Google Home Mini is a Smaller Smart Speaker Set to Debut on October 4

On October 4, Google is going to host an event where it will unveil the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, follow-ups to last year’s flagship smartphones.

Google Tez is a Mobile Payments App Powered by UPI for India

Google Tez is a Mobile Payments App Powered by UPI for India

Google today debuted a new payment app in India for iOS and Android devices dubbed Tez — meaning fast.  While the company has only released the app in India so far, it does intend to launch it in other Asian countries as well over the coming months.

Google is Shutting Down Google Drive App for PC and Mac on March 12, 2018

Google is Shutting Down Google Drive App for PC and Mac on March 12, 2018

Google has been moving away from its Drive app for both PCs and Macs, and now the platform has an official end date.

YouTube Updates Its Logo, Makes Changes to Mobile Apps and Desktop Experience

YouTube Updates Its Logo, Makes Changes to Mobile Apps and Desktop Experience

Today is a big day for the Google-owned YouTube platform, as the company announces a few new changes.

Google Wanted to Acquire Snapchat for $30 Billion in 2016

Google Wanted to Acquire Snapchat for $30 Billion in 2016

A new Business Insider report claims that Google was interested in buying Snapchat’s parent company Snap Inc. for at least $30 billion before its IPO in early 2016. The offer from Google was an “open secret” among Snap’s high-level officials and executives.

Apple and Google Remove More Than 300 Financial Trading Apps Following Scamming Reports

Apple and Google Remove More Than 300 Financial Trading Apps Following Scamming Reports

Following reports of scamming from Australia and the UK, Apple and Google have removed more than 300 financial trading apps from the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store respectively. These trading apps were reportedly targeting the seniors with a bulk of them said to have emptied their pensions and life savings on them.

Gboard for iOS Now Supports Google Maps and YouTube

Gboard for iOS Now Supports Google Maps and YouTube

iOS has supported third-party keyboards for a bit of time now, and one of the more popular ones comes from Google.

Google Brings Trusted Contacts to iOS

Google Brings Trusted Contacts to iOS

Google’s Trusted Contacts application was launched last year on Android as an alternative to third party location sharing apps. Trusted Contacts allows users to share their location with contacts provided that their request was approved by the user. Google is now bringing it to the iOS platform as well.

Google Search on iOS Now Has Its Own News Feed

Google Search on iOS Now Has Its Own News Feed

Google has freshly updated the Google Search app on iOS, introducing a News Feed section to the app. The news will be displayed based on the topics you choose, and also going by your search history on the app. The content will be driven by machine learning to provide relevant and important news articles as they break.