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Google Search Activates SOS Alert for Hurricane Florence

Google Search Activates SOS Alert for Hurricane Florence

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Google has activated an SOS alert in the search results pages for Hurricane Florence.The alert features a large red banner at the top, followed by a minimal search results page containing only the most pertinent information about Hurricane Florence.This includes an expandable section of top news stories, a map of the affected area, latest tweets, and official government resources.Google CEO Sundar Pichai confirmed this evening on Twitter that the SOS alert is active.We've activated our SOS Alert for #HurricaneFlorence to provide relevant emergency info to those who may be in the storm's path – please stay safe pic.twitter.com/fxkaeSzcsr— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) September 13, 2018Although there were also reports of the alert being seen earlier in the day.Looks like Google hasn't co
Google My Business Lets Admins Edit Review Replies from the…

Google My Business Lets Admins Edit Review Replies from the…

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Google is Bringing ‘WWW’ Back to Chrome URLs Following User…

Google is Bringing ‘WWW’ Back to Chrome URLs Following User…

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Google will again display ‘www’ and ‘m.’ in front of URLs in Chrome’s address bar after the decision to remove them was met with widespread user complaints.For those unaware, when Chrome 69 was released last week it surprised everyone when ‘www’ and‘m.’ were no longer displayed in the address bar.Apparently, Google thought it was doing users a favor by removing those parts of a URL, but the criticism that followed say otherwise.The main argument was hiding ‘www’ and ‘m.’ could expose users to phishing threats.Google reversed the change and has issued the following statement:“In Chrome M69, we rolled out a change to hide special-case subdomains “www” and “m” in the Chrome omnibox. After receiving community feedback about these changes, we have decided to roll back these changes in M69 on
Search Realty Corp. Ranks #1 Fastest Growing Real Estate Br…

Search Realty Corp. Ranks #1 Fastest Growing Real Estate Br…

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Canadian Business unveils 30th annual list of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies with Search Realty Corp. ranking as #38 on Maclean's 2018 Growth 500 listMISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - Canadian Business and Maclean's today ranked Search Realty No. 38 on the 30th Annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Produced by Canada's premier business and current affairs media brands, the Growth 500 ranks Canadian businesses on five-year revenue growth. Growth 500 winners are profiled in a special print issue of Canadian Business published with Maclean's magazine and online at CanadianBusiness.com and Growth500.ca. Search Realty made the 2018 Growth 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 1,942%.    Founder and CEO Sterling Wong stat
Chart: The AI-mazing Patent Race

Chart: The AI-mazing Patent Race

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on September 13, 2018 at 11:04 am The Chart of the Week is a weekly Visual Capitalist feature on Fridays. Artificial Intelligence is transforming the way we live, and the tech giants are racing to stay ahead of the curve. AI-related funding totaled an estimated $15.2 billion in 2017, a 144% increase over the previous year. The U.S. tech industry leads with a 50% share of those investments, even with China swiftly closing the gap in terms of patents and AI research. AI itself isn’t new, but boosted computing power, increased connectivity, and the sheer volume of data has paved the way for the fourth industrial revolution of AI. “The coming era will be looked back upon as the ‘AI era,’ when AI became the defining competitive advantage
Google Patents A Way To Explain Wireless Charging To Users

Google Patents A Way To Explain Wireless Charging To Users

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Google has now been awarded a new patent that seems to suggest the company is working on a software solution to make wireless charging more efficient via visual cues and guidance for end users. Filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization, the new invention is meant to provide concise instructions to users who are placing their wireless charging-enabled handset on a charging pad. As defined by the search giant’s patent, the solution is based on detected electromagnetic signals that show when a mobile device is near a wireless charging pad. Those are also used to determine in which direction the device needs to move in order to be centered on the pad. As the information is being analyzed and determinations made, the mobile device then displays a UI which assists the use
Google’s Waymo unseats Toyota as automated-driving patent k…

Google’s Waymo unseats Toyota as automated-driving patent k…

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TOKYO -- Google's automated-driving cousin has replaced Toyota Motor as the field's leader in competitive power from patents, Nikkei has found, asserting its place on the cutting edge with artificial intelligence technology as data grows as an auto-sector battleground.Waymo, the U.S.-based unit of Google parent Alphabet, surged to first place in Nikkei's ranking of patent-based competitiveness in the sector as of July's end, nearly tripling its score to 2,815 points from comparable results two years earlier and rising from fifth place. Toyota fell to second with 2,243, followed by General Motors, Ford Motor and Nissan Motor. German components maker Robert Bosch was pushed out of the top five. Nikkei was assisted in the survey by Tokyo-based research firm Patent Result.As cars transform