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Daily Crunch: Google fires co-lead of its Ethical AI team

Daily Crunch: Google fires co-lead of its Ethical AI team Google fires a leading researcher, Stripe launches a new banking service and WarnerMedia shakes up the theatrical business model. This is your Daily Crunch for December 3, 2020. The big story: Google fires co-lead of its Ethical AI team Timnit Gebru, a […]

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Android’s winter update adds new features to Gboard, Maps, Books, Nearby Share and more

Android’s winter update adds new features to Gboard, Maps, Books, Nearby Share and more Google announced this morning Android phones will receive an update this winter that will bring some half-dozen new features to devices, including improvements to apps like Gboard, Google Play Books, Voice Access, Google Maps, Android Auto, and Nearby […]

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Google now lets anyone contribute to Street View using AR and an app

Google now lets anyone contribute to Street View using AR and an app An update to Google’s Street View app on Android will now let anyone contribute their photos to help enhance Google Maps, the company announced this morning. Using a “connected photos” tool in the new version of the Street View […]

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Google faces complaint from NLRB alleging surveillance of employees and other labor violations

Google faces complaint from NLRB alleging surveillance of employees and other labor violations The National Labor Relations Board today issued a complaint against Google after investigating the firing of several employees last November. The complaint alleges Google violated parts of the National Labor Relations Act by surveilling employees, and generally interfered with, […]

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Google shutting down Poly 3D content platform

Google shutting down Poly 3D content platform Google is almost running out of AR/VR projects to kill off. The company announced today in an email to Poly users that they will be shutting 3D-object creation and library platform “forever” next year. The service will shut down on June 30, 2021 and users […]

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YouTube upgrades Premieres with trailers, themes and a live pre-show option

YouTube upgrades Premieres with trailers, themes and a live pre-show option YouTube today is launching three new features designed to improve its “Premieres” experience, including trailers, themes, and live stream “pre-shows” that later redirect to the main event. Premieres, which first arrived in 2018, are designed to give creators the ability to […]

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Google Maps takes on Facebook with launch of its own news feed

Google Maps takes on Facebook with launch of its own news feed People are getting frustrated that Stories are everywhere now, but Google Maps is keeping it old school. Instead of adding tiny circles to the top of the app’s screen, Google Maps is introducing its own news feed. Technically, Google calls […]

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Alphabet’s DeepMind achieves historic new milestone in AI-based protein structure prediction

Alphabet’s DeepMind achieves historic new milestone in AI-based protein structure prediction DeepMind, the AI technology company that’s part of Google parent Alphabet, has achieved a significant breakthrough in AI-based protein structure prediction. The company announced today that its AlphaFold system has officially solved a protein folding grand challenge that has flummoxed the […]

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This Week in Apps: Snapchat clones TikTok, India bans 43 Chinese apps, more data on App Store commission changes

This Week in Apps: Snapchat clones TikTok, India bans 43 Chinese apps, more data on App Store commission changes Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications, and the overall app economy. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record […]

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No Google-Fitbit merger without human rights remedies, says Amnesty to EU

No Google-Fitbit merger without human rights remedies, says Amnesty to EU Human rights NGO, Amnesty International, has written to the EU’s competition regulator calling for Google’s acquisition of wearable maker Fitbit to be blocked — unless meaningful safeguards can be baked in. The tech giant announced its intent to splash $2.1BN to […]

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