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Google is an Internet Search company with profits mainly derived from its AdWords advertising program. Google is also known for other high-profile web-related products such as Chrome, GMail, Google Docs or Google Map, and it has also made a very successful entry into the mobile handset market with its Android mobile operating system. The company was created in 1998 and went public in 2004. Google is one of the most visited site in the world.

Google Pledges Over $800 Million In The Fight Against The COVID-19 Virus
The world’s economy is currently struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because due to how fast the virus spreads, many businesses have been forced to suspend their operations until the outbreak can get under control. For smaller businesses that do not have a large cashflow, it means that they could very well go out of business.

Google Takes A More Sobre Approach In 2020, Will Skip April Fool’s Joke This Year
The world is currently facing an unprecedented crisis with the coronavirus outbreak. Many people are currently sick and dying, and as a result of people being forced to isolate themselves, some businesses have shut down or temporarily suspended their operations. Some people have even lost their jobs.

Google Maps Listings Now Have A ‘Temporarily Closed’ Option
Due to the fact that the spread of the coronavirus doesn’t seem to be abating anytime soon, this means that many businesses that are deemed non-essential are being forced to change the way they operate. For some, this means temporarily suspending their operations for the time-being.

Google I/O 2020 Has Been Completely Cancelled
As the coronavirus outbreak worsens, companies have been cancelling their events that involve large gatherings. Earlier this month, Google announced that they too will be cancelling Google I/O 2020, or at least the physical version of the event. However, the company also hinted that they would be looking at ways to maybe host the event digitally and online.

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Using CarPlay Might Be More Dangerous Than Texting While Driving
We all know that texting while driving is incredibly dangerous and there have been numerous accidents reported in the past that have proven that. However, it seems that using platforms like CarPlay or Android Auto could actually be more dangerous than that. This is according to a recent study conducted by RoadSmart which suggested that these services might actually be more dangerous.

Google Introduces New ‘Works With Chromebook’ Badge For Accessories
When you buy an accessory for a computer, typically on the box it shows symbols or icons that says that it is compatible with Windows or Mac computers. However, Google’s Chrome OS doesn’t get much love on that front, and while there are certain peripherals and accessories that work with Chromebooks, it isn’t always so obvious.

Google To Temporarily Pause Chrome And Chrome OS Updates
Updates are generally welcome since they usually introduce new features, improvements, and bug fixes. However, there have been times when updates actually cause more problems than they solve, and in more severe instances, have been known to cause software to stop working entirely and even brick devices.

Google Lets Users Flag Misleading Articles In Its Discover Feed
Fake news is a huge problem as it can lead to panic in certain situations. This is why many huge tech companies that have millions of users are trying to fight this misinformation by labeling articles that might be false. Now it looks like Google is also making some changes to its Discover Feed.

US Government Wants To Use Location Data To Track And Understand The Coronavirus
When a person with an infectious disease is identified, one of the things that health officials need to do is try and determine where that person has been, where they might have caught the disease, and who they might have come into contact with. This will allow them to prevent further spread of the disease.

Huawei Users Can Now Unofficially Install Google Services With Just One Click
As some of you are probably aware of by now, Huawei’s Mate 30 series does not come with Google Play Services installed. This is due to Huawei being placed on the US government’s Entity List, thus preventing them from doing business with companies such as Google. This is expected to remain this way for the foreseeable future.

Google Confirms They Are Developing A Coronavirus Information Website
Several days ago, US President Donald Trump seemingly misspoke when he said that Google was developing a website that would provide information about the coronavirus, such as by listing information on how to get screened/tested, and so on. However, Verily (a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet) clarified that it is them who will be developing such a website.

Google Pixel 4 Could Soon Support 4K Video Recording At 60 FPS
These days, smartphones are getting better than ever at capturing photos, but when it comes to videos, there are still some models that are a bit disappointing. For example, Google’s Pixel 4 which has been widely praised as having a pretty awesome camera, lacks the ability to shoot 4K videos at 60 fps.

Google Maps Gains Lens Integration When Browsing Menus
Ever wanted to know what to order at a restaurant? If you are in a new country exploring new restaurants, then you might want to consider firing up Google Maps. This is because according to a report from 9to5Google, it has been revealed that the company has integrated Google Lens into Google Maps.

Google Location Data Led Police To The Wrong Suspect
The problem with a lot of services these days is that they tend to collect data on you. Most of the time, these companies claim that the data has been anonymized, meaning that any information that could trace the data back to you has been stripped, leaving only the contents, which for the most part the companies claim that they use it to improve on their services.