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Why inclusion in the Google Arts & Culture selfie feature matters

When Google Arts & Culture’s new selfie-matching feature went viral earlier this week, many people of color found that their results were limited or skewed toward subservient and exoticized figures. In other words, it pretty much captured the experience of exploring most American or European art museums as a minority. The app was launched in 2016 by Google’s Cultural Institute, ...

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Crunch Report | Google and Tencent ink patent agreement

Today’s Stories  Google inks patent deal with Tencent Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday Apple has hired tech team from data science startup SVDS Credits Written by: Tito HamzeHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by: Tito HamzeEdited by: Chris Gates Notes: I don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). ...

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Crunch Report | Google and Tencent ink patent agreement

Today’s Stories  Google inks patent deal with Tencent Tile lays off dozens after a disappointing holiday Apple has hired tech team from data science startup SVDS Credits Written by: Tito HamzeHosted by: Tito HamzeFilmed by: Tito HamzeEdited by: Chris Gates Notes: I don’t know what to wear on Crunch Report (It’s a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). ...

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Google CEO: ‘I don’t regret’ firing James Damore

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says he still believes that it was appropriate to fire James Damore. “I don’t regret it,” said Pichai, in an interview with Recode’s Kara Swisher and MSNBC’s Ari Melber. “It was the right decision,” YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, echoed onstage. It’s been almost six months since the company dismissed the engineer, who authored a controversial memo about purported ...

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Google inks patent deal with Tencent

Google has yet more news from China after the U.S. search firm announced a patent cross-licensing agreement with Chinese tech giant Tencent. The terms were not disclosed, but Google said the tie-in with Tencent, which is valued at over $ 500 billion, covers “a broad range of products and technologies” and is “long-term.” The two firms pledged to work together ...

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Google is investing in Indonesia-based Uber rival Go-Jek

Google is back investing in ride-hailing companies. The U.S. search firm and China’s Meituan-Dianping are among the tech giants set to invest in Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based rival to Grab and Uber, a source with knowledge of discussions told TechCrunch. We understand a deal could be completed as soon as next week, though whether Go-Jek announces it is unclear since it ...

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Buses with Apple, Google employees pelted with stones in California

Shuttle buses carrying Apple and Google employees have been attacked with what police believe were either BB guns or rocks. Following the incident Apple said that some of its buses were temporarily rerouted. The incidents occurred while buses carrying Apple and Google employees were driving in both directions of Interstate 280 in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California ...

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Google and Salesforce unveil first elements of partnership

Last fall at Dreamforce, Google and Salesforce announced a partnership. Today, the two companies unveiled the first pieces of that agreement. For starters, Google Analytics 360 users can now import data from the Salesforce CRM tool such as leads and opportunities, among other pieces. This could allow marketers to have a more complete view of the customer journey from first ...

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Google is rolling out a fix for those Home-related Wi-Fi issues

In the latest of a recent spate of bugs plaguing Google’s most recent hardware offerings, a number of Home and Chromecast users have been reporting issues around their devices’ Wi-Fi connectivity this week. Google has since acknowledged the issue on its support page, noting that “In certain situations, a bug in the Cast software on Android phones may incorrectly send ...

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Google will make page speed a factor in mobile search ranking starting in July

Google today announced a significant change in how it ranks websites for mobile searches: it will now take page speed into consideration as one of its signals, the company says. The change, which Google is referring to as the “Speed Update,” will go into effect in July 2018, and will downrank very slow websites under certain conditions. Though speed will become more ...

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