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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.

Google Releases ‘Backup and Sync’ App for Backing Up Your Files To Google Drive

Google Releases ‘Backup and Sync’ App for Backing Up Your Files To Google Drive

After a slight delay, Google today released its Backup and Sync app for Macs and PCs that lets one quickly and safely backup their files and photos to Google Drive and Google Photos. 

European Commission Slaps Google with €2.42 Billion Fine for Unfairly Promoting Its Shopping Comparison Service

European Commission Slaps Google with €2.42 Billion Fine for Unfairly Promoting Its Shopping Comparison Service

The European Commission today slapped Google with a staggering fine of €2.42 billion ($2.7 billion) for using its dominant search position to unfairly promote its own comparison shopping service over its competitors.

OnePlus 5 is an iPhone 7-Lookalike for $479 Featuring Dual-Camera Setup

OnePlus 5 is an iPhone 7-Lookalike for $479 Featuring Dual-Camera Setup

OnePlus, a company previously known for its over the top marketing tactics, today unveiled the OnePlus 5, a $479 iPhone 7-lookalike. The company was greatly applauded for the OnePlus 3/3T last year which was widely considered as among the best Android smartphones of 2016.

Google Will Soon Back up Your Whole Computer With Drive

Google Will Soon Back up Your Whole Computer With Drive

Making sure your files are secure, and easily accessible, is a huge feature, and Google wants to make it even easier by way of Drive.

Google Hires Former Apple Chip Architect to Build Custom Chips for Pixel Smartphones

Google Hires Former Apple Chip Architect to Build Custom Chips for Pixel Smartphones

The A-series of processors has been a hallmark for Apple and its iOS-based devices for quite some time now, with the latest iteration, the A10X Fusion, running the show in the brand new 10.5-inch iPad Pro (and the refreshed 12.9-inch variant, too).