End of an Era: Google Employee Laid Off After 19 Years of Service Shares Experience
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Bourrillion, who had been with Google for 19 years, shared the news on X, stating, "End of an era! After 19 years of working at @Google, with more than 16 of them on the team that I founded, I made the tough decision yesterday morning to finally bite the bullet and find out that I'd been laid off overnight."
Google Grants Extended Period for Pilot Real-Money Gaming Apps in India
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The expanded RMG support is scheduled to launch in June for developers targeting users in India, Mexico, and Brazil, with plans for further expansion to users in additional countries in the future, according to Karan Gambhir, Director of Global Trust and Safety Partnerships at Google.
Malicious Apps on Google Play Infect 330K Devices with New Android Malware
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McAfee, a computer security software company, identified 14 infected apps on Google Play, three of which had amassed 100,000 installs each, as per reports from Bleeping Computer.
Google Maps 'Driving Mode' on Android Could Cease Operations by 2024
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Recent insights from code strings in the Google Maps app v14.52 indicate a potential end to the optimized UI of Driving Mode by February 2024, as reported by 9to5Google.
Google Fixed 8th Zero-Day Bug in Chrome Exploited in Attacks Throughout the Year
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Addressing this zero-day flaw, Google released a patch for users on the Stable Desktop channel.
Google Agrees to $700 Million Settlement in Play Store Dispute
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This follows Epic Games' victory in its three-year antitrust battle with Google, where a US jury found that Google's Play Store and billing service constituted an illegal monopoly. The settlement resolves the case between Google and the states, allowing both parties to move forward.
Google Expands Pixel Device Repair Options, Unveils New Diagnostics Application
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Further, Google revamped its Help page, offering guidance for self-repairing Pixel devices.
Google Launches Gemini AI for Global Developers and Organizations
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The Gemini models will also be available for Vertex AI developers at no cost until general availability early next year. Google's CEO, Thomas Kurian, highlighted the vertically integrated AI technology stack and the AI-optimized infrastructure offered by Google Cloud.
Fitbit Faces $11 Million Fine for Deceptive Practices Regarding Its Devices
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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission highlighted the potential inconvenience and additional expenses incurred by consumers due to this misinformation. Despite Fitbit's apology, the court determined that previous compliance measures did not prevent the violations.
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