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Google Is Testing Ads In Its App Feed

Ad-free footprints don’t have an especially long lifespan online.  This is even more true if the footprint is controlled by Google.  Now, the company is testing native ads in the Google Feed. This week users began noticing them, Android Police first reported. Previously branded Google Now, the Google Feed displays personalized content feed on the home tab in …

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Google Humanizes Its Brand With New “Google Assistant” Female Persona

When we think of virtual assistants personas, we think the female voices of Siri or Cortana.  With Google voice search, there wasn’t much of a persona or identity to it, now, it looks like that’s changing. With the official rollout of Google Home, Google took its voice search capabilities and added a female persona.  The newly …

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Google Now Testing “Explore Interests” Feature To Make Personal Assistant App More Personalized

According to a TechCrunch story, Google is testing a new “Explore Interests” feature for Google Now, which will make it easier for users to control the information displayed via the mobile assistant app.  It’ll also show information a user may not want tracked. TechCrunch reporter, Sarah Perez said, “it will give users more control over what sort …

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Google Expands Now On Tap To Translate App Screens, Discover Button & Barcode Scanning

In an announcement, Google has added a few new features to the Now on Tap service.  Google Now on Tap allows Android users to bring Google search features to any screen that they’re looking at with the tap of a button. The features that have been added to Now on Tap includes a new discover button to learn …

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Google Now Notification For Indoor Map, Store Inventory, Return Policies & Coupons

At this point in Google’s timeline, Google Now is pretty powerful.  But despite the current strength of Google Now, it shows no sign of slowing down.  Google Now is capable of detecting when you are going to a store, and when you get there, and it could even show you information relevant to the store …

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Apple Building Amazon Echo Competitor, Will Open Siri To Third-Party Apps

If you’ve been keeping up with tech news, you’ll have undoubtedly heard about the success of Amazon’s Echo, as well as the introduction of Google’s Home.  According to a report by The Information, Apple is preparing a stand-alone virtual assistant device, which will be powered by Siri.  In the report, it was stated that Apple will open …

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Google Working On Their Own Version Of Amazon Echo

There was an article published this week in The Information that discusses problems at Alphabet’s Nest division.  Acquired back in 2014 for $3.2 billion , there was hopes that the company would give Google/Alphabet an edge in the smart home market. Aside from the problems identified in the piece, is the following paragraph about Google working on competition …

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Destinations On Google Delivers New Travel Planning Experience For Mobile Users

Since Google added new filters to its Google Flights site, the company had announced a brand new travel planning experience for mobile users. With Destinations on Google, users can use the easy and intuitive designed travel-related mobile search process to check out the best travel dates, locations, prices and more without navigating through multiple websites. To check this …

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Google App Updates Will Include New Animations & Ability To Change Google Logo Colors

In a report from 9to5Google.com, a new update to the Google app is going to include new animations within Now on Tap, as well as the ability to change the color of the Google logo that appears above the stream of Google Now cards. Users can change the standard colors of Google’s logo with a “finger painting-like” …

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