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Does Google Think Gen Z Is the Answer to Its Green Text Woes?

Does Google Think Gen Z Is the Answer to Its Green Text Woes?

Will Android and Apple ever play nice? Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo This week, alongside a massive unveiling of brand new foldable devices and accessories from Samsung, Google put out its own ad campaign in an attempt to rally the troops against Apple’s tyrannical reign on messaging. Google’s #getthemessage campaign hopes to stoke the flames …

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Google’s new Play Store rules target annoying ads and copycat crypto apps

Google Search will stop telling you when Snoopy assassinated Abe Lincoln

The team behind Google Search is tweaking its featured snippets — the text boxes that sometimes spread false information while trying to offer help. The company announced an update that’s supposed to make answers more accurate and avoid the problem of false premises, or questions where no definitive-sounding answer would make sense. It’s paired with …

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Google tells Apple to 'fix text messaging' for RCS protocol

Google tells Apple to ‘fix text messaging’ for RCS protocol

Google has launched a campaign to pressure Apple to adopt Rich Communications Services (RCS), a protocol used by most mobile industry vendors but not the iPhone maker. Android devices communicate using RCS, but Apple devices don’t. Apple uses its own iMessage protocol in its Messages app to communicate between iPhones. Thus when iPhone users want …

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Today’s best deals: Google Pixel 6 Pro, Xbox Series S, and more

Today’s best deals: Google Pixel 6 Pro, Xbox Series S, and more

Ars Technica It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Dealmaster. Today’s roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes the return of the lowest price we’ve seen for Google’s Pixel 6 Pro. As of this writing, Amazon subsidiary Woot has the 128GB unlocked version of the phone available for $700, which …

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Google pushes Apple to adopt a new kind of text messaging, criticizes 'green bubbles'

Google pushes Apple to adopt a new kind of text messaging, criticizes ‘green bubbles’

Android mascots are lined up in the demonstration area at the Google I/O Developers Conference in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Beck Diefenbach | Reuters Google, the developer of the Android, is increasing the pressure on Apple to adopt RCS, a next-generation standard for text messaging. It argues that Apple’s support of RCS would …

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How to start experimenting with Google Lens

How to start experimenting with Google Lens

This morning, I was idly looking through my Twitter feed and came across a thread discussing Starbucks’ recent hiring of a former Pinkerton intelligence analyst, which led to a discussion of the history of the Pinkertons as strikebreakers, which led to a 19th-century illustration of a crowd of women confronting uniformed men with guns. Curious …

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Google Algorithms And Updates Focusing On User Experience: A Timeline

Google Algorithms And Updates Focusing On User Experience: A Timeline

As the role of search evolves to touch multiple marketing and consumer touchpoints, optimizing for the user has never been so important. This is reflected in Google’s continual focus on the searcher experience. Whether in its core algorithmic updates, new features, products, or SERP format changes. While some of these Google changes have involved updates …

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Google, Facebook CEOs warn slackers, what it means

Google, Facebook CEOs warn slackers, what it means

Check out what’s clicking on FoxBusiness.com. The chief executives of Alphabet and Meta Platforms, the parent companies of Google and Facebook and major heavy hitters in the tech world, are warning under-performing employees to step it up, drawing concern for potential layoffs amid the continued economic downtown.  The U.S. economy shrank from April through June …

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