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Google May be Planning to Banish Websites from its Ecosyste…

Google May be Planning to Banish Websites from its Ecosyste…

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Do the Internet Giants Plan to Banish Websites from their Ecosystem in the Future of Search? Google rings in its 20-year anniversary (read: effective reign over the Internet), and promises to “improve search for the next 20 years,” the moment is ripe for disruption. And while the fruits of that disruption may still be another 20 years away, the seeds are being sown right now. — Rand Fishkin, SparkToro said, We’ve reached an era of a less-connected web, a web-focused on retaining users rather than sharing content. From Reddit to Google, Instagram to LinkedIn, through to YouTube and even the previously open-format, conversation-centric Twitter, social media platforms are taking a page out of Facebook’s book and gearing their platform towards profitabil
Google is planning a censored version of its search engine …

Google is planning a censored version of its search engine …

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Google has been planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China under a project code-named Dragonfly, according to documents obtained by The Intercept. The project started last year in April after Sundar Pinchai’s meeting with the Chinese government. Google engineers have built two different versions of the search engine Android app and will likely be launched in 6-9 months after government approval. Google pulled out of China in 2010 after criticism from civil rights groups and the US government for censoring results leaving the market to Baidu. Rumors of Google’s comeback have been circling for a while. The company has been slowly entering the Chinese market by launching its Translate a
Google reportedly planning censored search engine for China

Google reportedly planning censored search engine for China

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Google is reportedly planning to relaunch its search engine in China, complete with censored results to meet the demands of the Chinese government. The company originally shut down its Chinese search engine in 2010, citing government attempts to “limit free speech on the web.” But according to a report from The Intercept, the US tech giant now wants to return to the world’s biggest single market for internet users. According to internal documents provided to The Intercept by a whistleblower, Google has been developing a censored version of its search engine under the codename “Dragonfly” since the beginning of 2017. The search engine is being built as an Android mobile app and will reportedly “blacklist sensitive queries” and filter out all websites blocked by China’s web censors (i
How Alexa and Google Assistant Can Aid Your Travel Planning

How Alexa and Google Assistant Can Aid Your Travel Planning

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Planning a getaway no longer requires your full attention. If you have a smart home device like Google Home or Amazon Echo, you can initiate the travel-planning process while you’re doing laundry or making dinner. Neither Google Assistant nor Amazon’s Alexa — the voice-activated virtual assistants for these devices — can yet compete with a human travel agent, but they can do some light lifting. A simple command can get you information on flights, attractions, dinner reservations and more. Let’s explore what they can do if, say, you’re planning to fly to Paris, with a weekend stop-off in New York along the way. What virtual assistants can do Depending on the service you need, virtual assistants may not be able to accomplish it right out of the box. Some of Alexa’s functions require
Google is planning to add Bluetooth to a new Chromecast don…

Google is planning to add Bluetooth to a new Chromecast don…

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Sharp-eyed Google watchers have noticed a rather interesting development over at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US – specifically that Google has registered a new Chromecast device with Bluetooth support.Now before you start dreaming about using Bluetooth headphones with your Chromecast or maybe beaming audio in the other direction, we don't know anything about this new dongle yet. It's not particularly clear what Google is planning with this Bluetooth support, and it's made no official announcement yet.What is clear is that this is a new Chromecast – existing devices won't get Bluetooth support, so Google must be intending to show off something new soon. That said, it looks like an upgraded version of the second-gen Chromecast, not the Chromecast Ultra.All eyes on