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Tuesday Tech Briefing: Shared-Car Users Join Bike Startup C…

Tuesday Tech Briefing: Shared-Car Users Join Bike Startup C…

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1. Google’s Secret China Project “Effectively Ended” After Internal Confrontation Google has been forced to shut down a data analysis system it was using to develop a censored search engine for China after members of the company’s privacy team raised internal complaints that it had been kept secret from them, The Intercept reports. The internal rift over the system has had massive ramifications, effectively ending work on the censored search engine, known as Dragonfly, according to two sources familiar with the plans. The incident represents a major blow to top Google executives, including CEO Sundar Pichai, who have over the last two years made the China project one of their main priorities. (The Intercept) 2. Frustrated Shared-Bike Riders Go to Ofo in Search of Refunds Users o
Google to allow users to comment on search results – detail…

Google to allow users to comment on search results – detail…

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Google to allow users to comment on search results&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspAP, File Image San Francisco: Google is planning to launch a new feature that will enable users to leave in search results comments that could be seen by others. While the feature has not yet gone live, an official Google help document has described how it would work, the Search Engine Journal reported on Saturday.  The feature will bring to Google Search certain features commonly found on social media platforms. Users will not only be able to read comments left by others, they will also be able to "like" or "dislike" their comments on Google search results. It could a
Google to Let Users Leave Comments on Search Results

Google to Let Users Leave Comments on Search Results

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Google Wants China. Will Chinese Users Want Google?

Google Wants China. Will Chinese Users Want Google?

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai was upbeat Monday when he told WIRED about internal tests of a censored search engine designed to win approval from Chinese officials. It will take more than a government nod for Google to succeed, however.That’s not only because of the political tensions raised by President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods, which analysts say make Google’s expansion unlikely. China’s competitive—and cooling—search market doesn’t seem to offer much space for a US entrant. “Because Google has been absent for years, it has a lot of distance to make up,” says Raymond Feng, director of research at Pacific Epoch in Shanghai, which tracks China’s internet markets. Google declined to comment on its strategy around search in China.Google offered a censored version of its search engine f
Some Google Plus users begin migrating to the MeWe social m…

Some Google Plus users begin migrating to the MeWe social m…

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Now that Google is sticking the fork in its Google Plus social media platform, there is a huge swath of Google+ users who are searching for a new social media home. Many users aren’t at all keen on Facebook or Twitter so they’ve been hunting for alternatives. Some have ended up at pluspora, some are migrating to mastodon, and others to Friendica. But a large number have found a place they believe could be what they once had in Google Plus: MeWe.MeWe is a newer social media platform that is supposedly engineered with “privacy-by-design.” In the words of the company:MeWe turns the table on Facebook and other social media companies with a revolutionary service that emphasizes privacy and social sharing where people can be their true, uncensored selves. No Ads. No Spyware. No BS. MeWe membe
Life among the last Google+ users

Life among the last Google+ users

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This week, Google announced that the product consumers know as Google Plus — its attempt to best Facebook and Twitter at social networking — will go quietly into that good night next August. (A corporate version will still exist.) A data breach on the platform, The New York Times reported, was bad enough that the company’s engineers decided it wasn’t worth it to keep Plus alive. While the breach affected only half a million users, and while Google says it didn’t expose any vulnerable data, in the company’s official blog post, Google vice president of engineering Ben Smith writes that “the consumer version of Google+ currently has low usage and engagement: 90 percent of Google+ user sessions are less than five seconds.” So it goes. In the eyes of competitors, Google Plus was dead on
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