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Google’s loss in right to be forgotten case to set a precedent

Google’s loss in right to be forgotten case to set a precedent

Sometimes winning a court case isn't a complete victory, especially if the case wasn't dismissed outright. At the very least, it could set a legal precedent for more of the same cases. Naturally, the chances of that happening increase even more when you lose. That is the situation Google will find itself in soon in Europe after it lost what is considered to be a landmark "right to be forgotten" case in the UK.

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Subscribe with Google makes a lot of sense for some news

Subscribe with Google makes a lot of sense for some news

Subscribe with Google was introduced today to bring online newspaper subscriptions into Google's warm embrace. The announcement was made by Google's Jim Albrecht, Project Management Director for Subscribe with Google. "Today we’re announcing Subscribe with Google," said Albrecht, "the simple way to subscribe to news publications and maintain access everywhere: websites, apps, even search results."

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Google Search on iOS gets deeper app integrations

Google Search on iOS gets deeper app integrations

Google may have its own mobile and desktop platforms but it would be foolish to ignore the fact that it doesn’t have a monopoly on those. And while it has indeed made some of its apps and services available on iOS, some of them felt more raw than others. And many felt almost foreign compared to native iOS apps. That changes today for the Google app on iOS. The latest update to Google’s mobile Search app now integrates better into Apple’s platform allowing you to search from anywhere, anytime.

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Google View Image: how to get it back

Google View Image: how to get it back

Google just recently stripped away its View Image button, as well as the Search by Image functionality, and none were too happy about it. While no one will probably deny that it may have been abused, users felt that the search giant bent the knee to a company who may be more concerned about generating page hits than user convenience. Google, however, isn’t exactly innocent on that matter either. Don’t worry, there are ways to bring those features back, though how long they will last is probably a bigger question.

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Google removes View Image from results, part of Getty settlement

Google removes View Image from results, part of Getty settlement

Google Search has effectively put the world’s information at our fingertips. It is, however, a two-edged sword that may have also made it too easy for people to circumvent certain laws, particularly copyrights and trademarks. Google has always come under fire for that but things came to a head when stock photography website Getty Images lodged a complaint against it in Europe, where Google has a track record of losing. Last week, the two reached a settlement that will see Google change some things in its image search. That starts now with its removal of the “View Image” button in image search results.

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Google AMP Stories want to Snapchat the news

Google AMP Stories want to Snapchat the news

The appetite for news on mobile is increasing, and Google wants to make chewing through it more like Snapchat and less like a chore. The company has revealed its latest project, AMP Stories, taking news content and packaging it into a visual-first format that promises more engagement from attention-short readers.

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Google image searches to make copyright credits more apparent

Google image searches to make copyright credits more apparent

If you're a frequent Google images user, you'll likely soon notice a change when it comes to searches featuring professional, copyrighted photos. Google has reached an agreement with Getty Images that sees the search giant getting a "multi-year" license for Getty imagery, in turn ending the photo company's legal complaint with the European Commission over copyrights and attribution.

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Android Go isn’t Google’s only gift to India

Android Go isn’t Google’s only gift to India

Not too long ago, major tech companies saw China as the next frontier in business. While that may still be true to some extent, much of the focus has lately been shifted to the growing power that is India. Google and Apple, for example, have been earnestly working with the local government and companies to secure a foothold in the subcontinent. Yesterday, Google launched Android Go, practically “Android Lite”, at its Google for India event. But while that was probably the highlight, it wasn’t the only thing it had in store.

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Google Search will now related answers to questions you never asked

Google Search will now related answers to questions you never asked

People giving unsolicited advice or trivia can sometimes be annoying. But when it comes to search, Google thinks it is enriching. Google Search has been offering these snippets of related answers, even related questions, for quite a while now and it is now expanding those features to include even more. All for the purpose of helping you discover more information that Google has stored and disappearing into the rabbit hole that is the Web.

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Google search now defaults to local location regardless of country domain

Google search now defaults to local location regardless of country domain

Google has made a big change to the way its search feature is used internationally — or rather, the way users can perform international searches. Before now, users could navigate to a different country's Google domain, like google.co.jp for Japan or www.google.com.au for Australia, and in turn get search results specific to that location. That's no longer the case, as the company says users will now get results based on their current location regardless of the domain they search from.

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Google search results on Android get auto-playing video previews

Google search results on Android get auto-playing video previews

The feature we first saw hints of weeks ago has started to go live on Android. The company is introducing video previews in its search results on mobile, causing videos to auto-play once they load. Though they're just arriving on Android at the moment, Google plans to expand the feature to other platforms in the future, and to languages other than English.

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Google snaps every search your phone makes – yes, even that one

Google snaps every search your phone makes – yes, even that one

While there are certain ways to block the internet from seeing what you're viewing, Google's latest update keeps a screenshot for later. Much like how Google Maps remembers everywhere you've ever been so you can find your car, Google (the search engine app) keeps a snapshot history of what you've searched for in Google Search. This search history does not make a significant impact on your smartphone's data storage space as it's all stored with Google on Google's servers.

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