New York, NY: Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a technology company offering high-quality assets, tools and services through its creative platform, announced today the launch of Shutterstock Reveal, a new Google Chrome extension, together with the release of its new experimentation site, Shutterstock Showcase, which features two additional new search innovations - Copy Space and Refine. Shutterstock Showcase, previously known as Shutterstock Labs, is the new home of Shutterstock’s most innovative Artificial Intelligence research and launches with three new tools including: Reveal - a Google Chrome extension allowing users to select any image online and find a similar photo, vector orillustration within Shutterstock’s collection of more than 180 million licensable and ready to us
If you're like me and your earliest memories of computer gaming were from flash games and browser games, that time now might be over. A new Google Chrome update designed to stop sites from playing videos with autoplaying sound, might have broken the audio for browser games in the process. Google announced this week that it has made some policy changes regarding video that play automatically on Chrome browsers. While the videos will still play, the audio will be muted. That means no more surprise scares when you open a new tab, switch back, and suddenly hear phantom commercials. However, this had the unintentional consequence of breaking the audio in browser-based games as well. ...
Google recently overhauled Gmail with a fresh revamp and new functions. Now the company is following on from that and rolling out an update to how Google Drive will look on the web. There’s no change in the way you use Drive; the redesign just involves color changes and where icons and buttons are placed. Google says it made visual tweaks to Drive to align with its latest Material Design principles, which were already on show in the new Gmail. “We built this new interface to create a responsive and efficient experience for Drive users, and to feel cohesive with other G Suite products,” the company wrote in a blog post. The changes include small adjustments to where icons are laid out: the settings wheel and help center button are now in line with the search bar; if you have a custo
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If the stream of big Google-related news so far this week — from details about Android P to some of the wow moments at I/O like Duplex — has reminded us of anything, it’s this. A fact that’s easy to overlook about the Mountain View giant, when companies like Twitter and Facebook, with all its recent mishaps, are the focus of so much media obsession: If there’s such a thing as an indispensable company, Google may definitely be it. For better or worse. Here’s a ground-level look at why what Google does — from how the next version of its operating system will look and feel to the grander, more experimental projects that get center stage at I/O — is so consequential. Even though conventional wisdom is that — for media companies, for example, your impression of Twitter and Faceboo
Joff Wild On IAM this week, we revealed that Facebook had returned to Google to hire its new chief patent counsel – this after previously going to the search giant to pick up Allen Lo to be the company’s head of IP. Elsewhere, we reported on Microsoft’s decision to write down a major investment it had made in Intellectual Ventures’ third patent fund, and explained why recent actions by the US government aimed at Chinese companies may persuade long-time rivals Huawei and ZTE to call an end to patent disputes they are currently fighting with each other. All stories published this week here. Google loses another patent heavy hitter to Facebook Microsoft in $136.5 million write down of investment in Intellectual Ventures' third patent fund Patent truce re
Google’s latest update to Chrome came with big changes about how the browser treats autoplaying videos, but it’s now causing lots of audio issues with various web apps and games.For most people, Google’s changes are good fixes—videos can still play, but Chrome mutes (many of) them by default. As Chrome learns your habits, it lets videos autoplay with sound when you visit sites you actively engage with, an issue you can still address manually if you hate being surprised with noise.However, Chrome’s new “muting” capabilities also break some web games and apps by silencing them entirely. Until developers tweak their apps (or Google tweaks Chrome’s auto-muting feature) you’re going to have to use a few workarounds to get your sound back.To say that some game developers are pissed would be a
Group PlanningBefore we go into all that though, I want to go over my favorite of the new features: Group Planning. When you're searching for places to go to, like a hotpot restaurant, for example, you can long press each result in the new Maps app to create a shortlist. After your first long press, a badge similar to the Messenger chat heads on Android pops up on the side of your screen, with a number indicating how many items have been added to the list.Once you're done picking your candidates, you can tap the badge to bring up your list. From that page, you can share your selection with your friends, and they can upvote and downvote each option. You can also switch between a list view and maps view. The latter makes it easier to see your proximity to each location, so you can factor...
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In the streets next to Görlitzer Park – an oblong patch popular with skaters, dog walkers and the odd drug dealer in the east of Kreuzberg in Berlin – you soon spot signs of contention about the newcomer to the neighbourhood. One is scrawled across a wall: “Fuck off Google.” Plans for the search engine giant’s new campus have inspired the community to respond creatively to what they see as an existential threat. The local anarchist bookshop, Kalabal!k, holds “Anti-Google Café” sessions twice a month, and since last year one of the burgeoning activist groups has been distributing a newspaper entitled Shitstorm: Against Google, Displacement and Tech Dominance. The Google campus’s future location is a large former electrical substation or Umspannwerk, which is currently hired out as an ev