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Google’s response to its €2.4bn EU fine is maximum passive-aggressive

Google’s response to its €2.4bn EU fine is maximum passive-aggressive

Google is finding itself in quite a bit of trouble with the European Commission this morning. The Commission has found that Google violated EU antitrust laws by giving search preference to its own comparison shopping service at the expense of its competitors. As a result, Google is going to have to pay a record fine that climbs into the billions.

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Google Search makes it easier to find jobs in the US

Google Search makes it easier to find jobs in the US

One of the new US government's core thrusts is to help Americans find jobs. The tech sector, although majorly critical of recent politics, finds benefits to this mission and has put their skills, services, and technologies to work. At I/O last month, Google revealed its Google for Jobs initiative that dipped the company's toes into the job matching industry. Now it is putting that into the hands of Americans by empowering Google Search, be it on a desktop or a phone, to give them not just the jobs they need but also the jobs they want.

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Android is now running on 2 billion devices around the world

Android is now running on 2 billion devices around the world

Google CEO Sundar Pichai just took the stage at Google I/O 2017, and he's starting the presentation off with a bang. After touching on the scale of this year's event, he shifted to focus to the services and products that Google offers. As it turns out, many of Google's services have hit important milestones, especially Android, which just hit 2 billion active devices around the world in the past week.

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Google Search update puts the heat on fake news

Google Search update puts the heat on fake news

Facebook and social media may be largely blamed from the rampant rise of fake news over the Internet, but search engines, like Google Search, are just as culpable. After all, they are the vehicle on which these misleading content ride on to get to our web browsers. Google has definitely felt the pressure in these past months from fake news as well as inappropriate search results. Although it did take some time, Google is now making public the big changes it is making to its Search system to ensure that questionable content don't get through. At least not much.

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Google Image Search gets into fashion with “style ideas”

Google Image Search gets into fashion with “style ideas”

In case you didn't get the memo, Google Search can do more than search for text. It can also do image sources, which can be a prime source for inspiration as well as procrastination. It can be easy to get lost in the rabbit hole of results that may or may not be helpful to your end goal. To help you search smarter, Image Search is also getting smarter. At least when it comes to clothes, apparel, and accessories. Image Search's new "style ideas" feature will let you see not only what looks good but also what looks good together.

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Google brings Fact Check to Search and News worldwide

Google brings Fact Check to Search and News worldwide

Google has been taking steps to fight fake news over the past few months, but today those efforts took a big leap. After launching fact check tags for Google News results in a few countries, Google has announced that this tag will roll out on a worldwide scale. This should hopefully help readers tell the difference between news based in verifiable fact and news that's a little less trustworthy.

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Google Search shortcuts save your fingers from typing

Google Search shortcuts save your fingers from typing

Today's generation has it easy. Almost any piece of information is just a few keystrokes away, thanks to the power of the Internet as well as the overarching, and sometimes terrifying, reach of Google. Keeping up to date with the latest news and trends couldn't be easier, too. But if typing the same queries again and again is too much work, Google is making that easy as well. The latest version of Google Search, both apps and mobile web, will give your fingers a break, making all the searches and news you need available with a single shortcut and a single tap.

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Google Home is particularly vulnerable to fake news

Google Home is particularly vulnerable to fake news

Ever since the results of the US elections late last year, fake news has been one of the rather thorny issues plaguing the tech world. The Internet has made it all too easy to spread misinformation, especially when dressed up as legitimate and authoritative news. Although not as derided over fake news as Facebook, Google hasn’t exactly gotten away scot-free. And now it might even be put under a bigger spotlight after it was discovered that Google Home, through really no fault of its own, has a fake news problem as well.

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Google app now serves the top recipes for your favorite food

Google app now serves the top recipes for your favorite food

Google has again tweaked its mobile recipe search to better deliver recipes via both top options from various sources and tappable suggestions to quickly narrow down what you’re looking for. These suggestions aren’t entirely new — some people have been seeing them for a while — but they do make quick work of figuring out exactly what you want. Once tapped, you’ll see the top recipes for that particular food item or dish.

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Google Search updates recipe results just in time for the Super Bowl

Google Search updates recipe results just in time for the Super Bowl

Google has updated Search through the Google app once more, and this time it's done so in preparation for the number of searches incoming on Super Bowl Sunday. This new update is centered around helping you uncover the right dish in a sea of recipes, along with discovering new ones to try in the process.

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Google Search will no longer be fazed by spotty Internet

Google Search will no longer be fazed by spotty Internet

For all the power we hold in our hands thanks to our smartphones, we are, most of the time, at the mercy of our invisible, intangible Internet connections. As much as we wished the Internet was really everywhere, there are just times and places where even the bravest of radio signals can’t reach. And sometimes, that happens when we need it the most, like Googling for that oh so critical trivia. Never fear, because the Google Search Android app will no longer forget what you asked it and will get back to you as soon as the reception clears.

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Google Assistant could get its typing chops back

Google Assistant could get its typing chops back

When Google revealed its AI-powered Assistant to be a conversationalist, little did everyone suspect it would be almost literal. The only way you could interact with Google Assistant was by talking to it verbally. Gone was the old way to silently chat with it by typing secret messages. Except in Allo, where text does still rule. That, however, might be changing in the near but still unforeseen future, as Google seems to be paving the way for the return of ye ol’ input box for the Google app.

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