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Xbox Exec Responds To Google Stadia: "They Don't Have The Content" - GameSpot

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An Xbox executive has responded to Google Stadia, the new streaming service, claiming the platform may not have enough compelling content to get people to sign up. According to the site, Nichols also said Google might have a hard time with Stadia because it hasn't been involved in games for very long. Google brought Bethesda to the Stadia reveal event to showcase Doom Eternal running on the cloud platform. Assassin's Creed Odyssey has also been shown running on Stadia with good results. "It's a great time to be a gamer. At Xbox, we're putting players at the center of our vision for the future of gaming by delivering blockbuster content from Xbox Game Studios and our partners, growing the thriving Xbox community and giving them choice and opportunity in how they play across devices and through Project xCloud." What do you think about cloud gaming?

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Uber paid Google $58 million over three years for map services

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Uber paid Google $58 million over three years for map services. Google is noted as a key supplier of mapping technology to Uber in the ride-sharing company's IPO filing, which became available on Thursday. Google Maps technology appears when a person enters a destination in the Uber app; the technology shows the current place, the destination and a route, along with estimates of arrival times. The start-up's CEO, J. Kim Fennell, today is Uber's head of product partnerships and U.S. and Canada business development; he is the person who signed two contracts with Google for mapping technology on behalf of Uber.

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Bluecore Wins Google Cloud Technology Partner Of The Year Award

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This award was presented at Google Cloud Next ’19 in San Francisco. Currently in use by more than 400 retailers, including Staples, Tommy Hilfiger, Perry Ellis, and Teleflora, Bluecore collects and combines customer behavior and product catalog data. “This award validates the guiding assumption on which we’ve created our technology: Retailers are in need of easier ways to take control of their marketing data and quickly launch high-performing retail marketing campaigns. “We’re delighted to recognize Bluecore as the 2018 Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year for Retail for their innovative work on behalf of Google Cloud customers over the past year,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, Corporate Vice President, Global Partner Ecosystem at Google Cloud.

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Facebook, Google accused of anti-conservative bias at U.S. Senate hearing

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Carlos Monje, Jr., Twitter director of Public Policy and Philanthropy for U.S. & Canada and Facebook policy director Neil Potts sworn in before testifying at Senate Judiciary Constitution Subcommittee hearing titled ''Stifling Free Speech: Technological Censorship and the Public Discourse.'' Senator Ted Cruz, who chairs the Senate Judiciary subcommittee, said many Americans believe big tech firms are biased against conservatives and pointed to some anecdotal examples. While no one wants "government speech police," he said there are other remedies. "If we have tech companies using the powers of monopoly to censor political speech, I think that raises real antitrust issues," Cruz said at a U.S. Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing. Carlos Monje, Twitter's public policy director, said the site "does not use political viewpoints, perspectives or party affiliation to make any decisions, whether related to automatically ranking content on our service or how we develop or enforce our rules."

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Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC Increases Holdings in Alphabet Inc (GOOG) – Highlight Press

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Finally, Norway Savings Bank increased its holdings in shares of Alphabet by 28.6% during the 4th quarter. Norway Savings Bank now owns 90 shares of the information services provider’s stock valued at $93,000 after purchasing an additional 20 shares in the last quarter. The firm has a market cap of $832.31 billion, a PE ratio of 25.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 1.05. The information services provider reported $12.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $10.86 by $1.91. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $1,380.00 price target (up previously from $1,300.00) on shares of Alphabet in a report on Tuesday, February 5th.

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Google is now turning your Android phone into physical security key, IT News, ET CIO

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Google introduced two factor authentication for its apps in order to prevent its users from becoming prey to these attacks. Apart from this, the company also offers security keys which help in keeping the accounts safe from hackers. However, carrying them all the time can turn out to be a bit of a problem for the users. Yes, now Android smartphone users can use their device as a physical security key and they no longer have to carry an extra security key with them. This will offer the same functionalities of that of a physical security key and will free you from the hassle of carrying a separate device. So, now just like a security key, your Android smartphone will warn you if a hacker is trying to steal you credentials.

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Google Raises Price of YouTube TV to $49.99, Adds Discovery, Animal Planet

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Alphabet's Google on Wednesday raised the monthly membership price of its YouTube TV online service by 25 percent to $49.99 (roughly Rs. The second price rise in nearly 14 months comes as YouTube expands its offering to better compete with a growing number of services, including Dish Network's Sling TV, AT&T's DirecTV Now, and Hulu, which are vying to attract viewers cancelling cable subscriptions, or cord cutting. The cost for competing services such as Hulu's offering with more than 60 channels is $44.99 per month, while its library of shows and movies costs an additional $5.99. YouTube TV will be adding eight new channels, including the Travel Channel, HGTV and Food Network, to take the total number of networks to more than 70.

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Wednesday, April 10


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Google Doesn't Follow Shanmugam to Paul Weiss in 'Copyright Case of the Decade'

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Google Doesn't Follow Shanmugam to Paul Weiss in 'Copyright Case of the Decade'. Williams & Connolly's Lisa Blatt and Goldstein & Russell's Thomas Goldstein appear to be heading the show for Google v. Oracle at the Supreme Court. The report, released by a coalition of public defenders, civil legal services providers and others, called on the Office of Court Administration to immediately promulgate a rule requiring those officers to obtain a federal judicial arrest warrant before entering state courts to make an arrest. Oracle Cites PTO as Silent Amicus in Copyright Spat With Rimini Street. This book contains 6 sections explaining the meaning and legal background of terms used in copyright, trademark, patent, nanotechnology and trade secrets, both in the U.S. and internationally.Get More Information.

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Facebook, Google accused of anti-conservative bias at U.S. Senate hearing

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Facebook, Google accused of anti-conservative bias at U.S. Senate hearing. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican senators on Wednesday said Alphabet Inc's Google, Facebook Inc and Twitter Inc discriminate against conservative viewpoints and suppress free speech, suggesting anti-trust action could be a solution. Senator Ted Cruz, who chairs the Senate Judiciary subcommittee, said many Americans believe big tech firms are biased against conservatives and pointed to some anecdotal examples. While no one wants "government speech police," he said there are other remedies. Facebook, Twitter and Google denied their platforms are politically biased, and Democratic lawmakers said there was no evidence to back Republican bias claims although Democrats have criticized the firms on other grounds.

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Google Touts AI, Security in Bid to Seize Cloud Market Share

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Google is taking the gloves off in the cloud market. Google is a distant third in cloud spend, at roughly 10% market share to Azure's 16% and Amazon's 32%, according to Canalys. On Tuesday, Google executives rolled out Anthos, a revamped cloud services platform that embraces a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud strategy, meaning that the majority of enterprises that use multiple clouds for different tasks can manage them all from one open-source terminal within Google Cloud.

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