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Finding live TV shows and sports just got easier in Search

Sports around the world look a little different this year, with important new measures to keep players, officials and fans safe. As the cheering section moves to the couch, everyone is asking the age-old question: “What channel is the game on?”So today we’re adding new features to Google Search in the U.S. to help you quickly find the live games you're looking for. And when the game is over, we’re here to help you discover live TV shows or movies that you may like too. Where to watch live sp...
Tags: Google, Search, Nba, Mlb, Clippers, Satyajeet Salgar


Where advertisers spent their money from the Facebook boycott, according to an agency that handles $1.5 billion in ad spend

A new report from ad agency Tinuiti broke down where advertisers allocated their dollars during the July ad boycott of Facebook. It found 40% of advertisers spent the money on paid search like Google, while 24% put it on other social platforms like Pinterest and Snap. Of the advertisers that paused their Facebook spending in July, 76% reactivated it in August while 24% stayed off the platform. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More than 1,000 companies boycotted Facebook in ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Pinterest, Trends, Unilever, Starbucks, Black, Facebook Google, Tinuiti, Google Tinuiti


The WarnerMedia executives who gained more power with a massive restructure

Hi! Welcome to the Insider Advertising daily for August 13. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected] Today's news: WarnerMedia's new power players, where Facebook boycott ad dollars went, and Publicis Groupe cuts 2020 raises and promotions. Meet the 7 WarnerMedia execs who gained power during its massive leadership shakeup and business r...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Hbo, Pinterest, Trends, Weber Shandwick, Jason Kilar, Sumner Redstone, Publicis Groupe, Ashley Rodriguez, Sapient, Patrick Coffee, Publicis Sapient, Facebook While, Lauren Johnson, Ann Sarnoff


How The Internet Turned People Into Users

Google is, as Joanne McNeil writes, “the intermediary between my ideas and action forward, the glue between my questions and answers, a placeholder for thoughts and a way to sort my desires.” But it’s also an advertising, machine-learning, and data-collection regime, with material incentives for addressing it as an advice column rather than an algorithm. – The Nation
Tags: Google, Art, Ideas, Joanne McNeil, 08.11.20


Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 review

Samsung makes good smartwatches. The fact tends to get lost in discussions about a category that’s traditionally been so dominated by a single player. Things have shifted a bit of late, globally. Apple’s market share has slipped somewhat and Huawei and Samsung have been there to pick up some of the pieces. Here in the States, Huawei is less of a player for reasons that should be painfully obvious. Google’s Wear OS is — for now at least — a non-starter. Acquisition target Fitbit has made a dent w...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Health, Google, Wearables, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Tizen, Apple Watch, Fitbit, Huawei, Samsung Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch 3, Brian Heater Two


The head of Google's Next Billion Users group explains how its work in emerging markets is shaping the search for the company's next blockbuster product (GOOGL)

Now five years old, Google's Next Billion Users initiative has around 300 central employees and works with teams across YouTube, Chrome, and more. NBU builds new products, and adapts existing Google products, for emerging markets. It was an idea Sundar Pichai first floated when he became CEO in 2015. Voice, vernacular, and video are the three big themes it's focusing on today, says product lead Josh Woodward. Some products, like NBU's files app, have gone on to become surprise global hits. The...
Tags: Google, Mexico, India, Nigeria, US, Trends, Brazil, Kenya, Mumbai, Google Photos, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Woodward, India Indonesia, Leslie Odom Jr, NBU


SPEC BATTLE: Pixel 3a vs. Pixel 4a, in graphs

Last week, Google finally announced the Pixel 4a. Praise be, big G. I was a huge fan of the preceding Pixel 3a range and have big expectations for the company’s latest budget device. But, ahead of our inevitable review, I wanted to do something different: a Pixel 3a vs. Pixel 4a spec battle! Yes, you could just read the information from a standard spreadsheet, but where’s the fun in that? The joy? The sense of being a smartass? Exactly. So, what I’ve done is put together a series of graphs that ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Plugged


Key Unanswered Questions About Big Tech’s Election-Integrity Alliance

Ahead of the 2020 election, all eyes are on Silicon Valley as some of the biggest tech companies attempt to prevent the sorts of foreign election interference that plagued their platforms the last go around. And it looks like these typically fierce rivals have chosen to set aside their differences—at least for a…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Silicon Valley, Specifics, 2020 Election, Election Integrity Alliance


TikTok's US employees are scared they won't get paid if the app is banned and now they're planning to sue the Trump administration

A US TikTok employee, Patrick Ryan, has launched a crowdfunder to sue the Trump administration over the president's executive order banning TikTok from September. Ryan believes the executive order will mean TikTok can't pay its 1,500 US employees, and his lawyer plans to file a suit next week. Trump signed the executive order on August 6, barring US individuals and businesses from doing business with TikTok's Chinese parent firm ByteDance from September 20. "The fear is that we will not be abl...
Tags: Google, California, White House, US, Trends, United States, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Trump, Patrick Ryan, Ryan, Godwin, Mike Godwin, Sarah Cooper, Tiktok


TikTok's US employees want to sue the Trump administration so they can keep getting paid

A US TikTok employee, Patrick Ryan, has launched a crowdfunder to sue the Trump administration over the president's executive order banning TikTok from September. Ryan believes the executive order will mean TikTok can't pay its 1,500 US employees, and his lawyer plans to file a suit next week. Trump signed the executive order on August 6, barring US individuals and businesses from doing business with TikTok's Chinese parent firm ByteDance from September 20. "The fear is that we will not be abl...


Apple Removes Fortnite From App Store [Update: Epic Files Lawsuit Against Apple]

Just hours after Epic Games introduced a new direct payment option for Fortnite that skirts Apple's in-app purchase rules, Apple has pulled the Fortnite app from the App Store. Fortnite is no longer available for download on the iPhone or the iPad, and Apple provided a statement to MacRumors on Fortnite's removal:Today, Epic Games took the unfortunate step of violating the ‌App Store‌ guidelines that are applied equally to every developer and designed to keep the store safe for our users. As ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Featured, United States, Epic, United Kingdom, Antitrust, App Store, Stubhub, Epic Games, Fortnite, Fortnite Party Royale, Fortnite Epic Games, Fortnite YouTube, Canada Australia France Germany Spain, Epic Files Lawsuit Against Apple


Fortnite May Have Just Laid the Perfect Antitrust Trap for Apple—and They Fell For It [Update: Epic Games Is Suing Apple]

Everyone is mad about Apple’s App Store guidelines right now, especially when it comes to cloud gaming services. Microsoft isn’t bringing Project xCloud to iOS. Google’s Stadia app can’t let iPhone users actually play games. Facebook also had to axe the ability to play games for its Facebook Gaming iOS app to be…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Antitrust, App Store, Epic Games, Fortnite, Facebook Gaming, Screw Your Walled Garden


Fortnite developer sues Apple and Google after it was removed from both app stores

Epic Games, the developer of the popular game Fortnite, has sued Apple and after the two took down Fortnite from their respective app stores. The removals had come after Epic Games started allowing users to pay directly to them for in-app purchases, by essentially bypassing the official payment mechanisms that both Apple and Google mandate. The app was not present on the Indian app stores at the time of publication, MediaNama has verified. What led to the removals: At the heart of the issue is...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Android, Gaming, News, California, Monopoly, US, Epic, Antitrust, Ibm, App Store, Epic Games, In-app Purchase, Medianama


Fortnite Booted from Google's App Store Too [Update: Now Epic's Suing Google Along With Apple]

Google kicked Fortnite off its Play Store on Thursday following the unparalleled theatrics of its removal from Apple’s app store earlier today.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, Apps, Science, Antitrust, App Store, Fortnite, Freefortnite


You Can Still Download and Play 'Fortnite' on Android

Google and Apple yanked Fortnite off their app stores yesterday after Epic made changes to the in-game payment methods. Epic’s suing both companies in response, but Fortnite’s removal means you can’t download the game from either app store anymore.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Video Games, Epic, Lifehacks, Samsung Galaxy, Fortnite, Epic Games Store


Google Pulls Fortnite From Play Store, But Game Remains Available Through Other Android Sources

Just hours after Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store, Google has also pulled the Fortnite app from its Google Play Store. Epic made the same in-app changes in the Google version of the app that it made in the App Store version, allowing players to bypass Google’s in-app purchase system. Subverting the Play Store in-app purchase system is against Google’s rules. From Google’s guidelines: Developers offering products within a game downloaded on Google Play or providing access to game con...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Google Play, Ipad, Mac, Epic, Rumors, Play Store, App Store Google, Fortnite, Verge Google, Samsung Galaxy Store, Google Play Store Epic


Apple just removed 'Fortnite' from the App Store, and the company behind the game hit back with a scathing video that roasts the iPhone maker's most iconic ad (AAPL)

Epic Games, the company behind "Fortnite," aired a video on Thursday roasting Apple and its iconic "1984" television ad after Apple yanked the game from the App Store.  Epic also filed a lawsuit against Apple on Thursday, alleging the company engaged in "unfair and anti-competitive actions."  Epic's video said Apple retaliated against Epic for defying "the App Store Monopoly" and urged "Fortnite" players to "join the fight to stop 2020 from becoming '1984.'"  Titled "Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite,"...
Tags: Apple, Google, Washington, Trends, George Orwell, Epic, House, Tim Cook, App Store, Ridley Scott, Aapl, Los Angeles Raiders, Fortnite, Fortnite Mega Drop, App Store Epic


England’s new contact-tracing app has a big distance problem

A revamped version of England‘s troubled contact-tracing app is beginning trials today, but the new system has got problems of its own. The app uses Bluetooth to detect if people have recently been close to someone who’s tested positive for COVID-19. The government says the system’s “designed with user privacy in mind so it tracks the virus, not people.” Unlike the previous version, user data will stay on the phone rather than go to a central database. The app also includes a range of new featur...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Apps, UK, England, Neural


Starting with Michigan, Sidewalk Infrastructure is looking to build roads specifically for autonomous cars

Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, which spun out of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to fund and develop the next generation of infrastructure, has taken the covers off its first big project — the launch of a subsidiary called Cavnue to develop roadways for connected and autonomous vehicles. Starting in Michigan, Cavnue will be working with partners including Ford, GM, Argo AI, Arrival, BMW, Honda, Toyota, TuSimple and Waymo on standards to develop the physical and digital infrastructure needed to move ...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, America, Tech, Ford, Bill Ford, Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles, Detroit, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, American Center, Corktown, Gary Peters, Washtenaw County


Apple and Google remove Fortnite from their app stores, and Epic declares war

Oh dear, oh dear, today has been very exciting for Fortnite fans. Apple has banned the game from the App Store, and developer Epic Games has now retaliated with a lawsuit. Even that’s not doing the acidity of this feud between the two justice. And now Google has also banned Fortnite from the Google Play Store. What the heck happened? Epic Games has defied the App Store Monopoly. In retaliation, Apple is blocking Fortnite from a billion devices. Visit https://t.co/K3S07w5uEk and join the fight to...
Tags: Apple, Google, Startups, Gaming, Epic, App Store, Epic Games


YouTube Bans Videos Containing Hacked Information That Could Interfere With the Election

As Democrats and Republicans prepare to hold their national conventions starting next week, YouTube on Thursday announced updates to its policies on deceptive videos and other content designed to interfere with the election. From a report: The world's largest video platform, with more than 2 billion users a month, will ban videos containing information that was obtained through hacking and could meddle with elections or censuses. That would include material like hacked campaign emails with detai...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Tech, YouTube Bans Videos Containing


Fortnite’s Maker Is Suing Apple After The Game Was Removed From Its App Store

(CNN) — The maker of Fortnite is suing Apple after Apple blocked the wildly popular online video game with hundreds of millions of registered players from its app store Thursday. Apple said it had removed Fortnite from the platform as Epic Games was violating the tech giant’s guidelines by announcing a way for players to buy in-game currency without using Apple’s proprietary payment systems. Apple’s swift decision to boot Fortnite reflects the enormous influence of Epic Games, Fortnite’s owner. ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Business, Technology, Entertainment, US, Tech, Cnn, Epic, European Commission, App Store, US District Court, Epic Games, Northern District of California, Tim Sweeney, Consumer


Meet the 13 Salesforce power players helping CEO Marc Benioff lead the cloud giant to hit its aggressive growth targets despite the turbulent economy (CRM)

We've identified the 13 executives that are leading Salesforce's behind the scenes and helping CEO Marc Benioff with Salesforce's next stage of growth and challenges. Salesforce's executive team was shaken up in February when former co-CEO Keith Block stepped down and its head of international also left.  To adapt to the new normal with the coronavirus pandemic, Salesforce quickly added new product lines, like its Work.com tools to reopen safely, to help customers transition to the new normal....
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Microsoft, California, Ipo, Bt, Africa, San Francisco, Trends, CIO, Indiana, Middle East, Gavin Patterson, Sydney


Fortnite May Have Just Laid the Perfect Antitrust Trap for Apple—and They Fell For It [Another Update: Google Just Kicked Fortnite Out of Its App Store, Too]

Everyone is mad about Apple’s App Store guidelines right now, especially when it comes to cloud gaming services. Microsoft isn’t bringing Project xCloud to iOS. Google’s Stadia app can’t let iPhone users actually play games. Facebook also had to axe the ability to play games for its Facebook Gaming iOS app to be…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Science, Microsoft, Antitrust, App Store, Epic Games, Fortnite, Facebook Gaming, Screw Your Walled Garden


Five success factors for behavioral health startups

Courtney Chow Contributor Share on Twitter Courtney Chow is an associate with Battery Ventures in San Francisco who focuses on early and growth-stage internet, software and services companies. Justin Da Rosa Contributor Justin Da Rosa is a vice president with Battery Ventures in San Francisco. He focuses on consumer internet, online marketplace and software investments. Telehe...
Tags: Health, Google, Startups, TC, Column, San Francisco, Tech, Smartphone, Meditation, Depression, Hypertension, United States, Healthcare, Venture Capital, Health Insurance, Talkspace


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. The Trump administration is asking a court to dismiss the tech industry's legal challenge his executive order taking aim at social media companies. The lawsuit was brought in June by the Center for Democracy and Technology, a group backed by Facebook, Twitter, and Alphabet subsidiary Google, which called Trump's directive "unconstitutional." Uber and Lyft have threate...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Twitter, Instagram, California, China, India, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, New Delhi, Palantir, Alexa, Trump


Apple Kicks Fortnite Out of App Store for Challenging Payment Rules

Fortnite, the social shooter made by Epic Games, has been removed from the Apple App Store, the only way to install software on iPhones. From a report: CNBC searched on the App Store on Thursday and did not find the game. It was previously available for download earlier in the day. App Store promotions about the game brought up a message that it "cannot connect to App Store." On Thursday, Epic Games challenged not only Apple but Google by introducing a new way to buy digital goods like character...
Tags: Apple, Google, Tech, Epic, App Store, Cnbc, Epic Games, Fortnite


Errol Morris Makes His Groundbreaking Series, First Person, Free to Watch Online: Binge Watch His Interviews with Geniuses, Eccentrics, Obsessives & Other Unusual Types

Who do we normally see interviewed on television? Actors, pop singers, politicians, and other famous figures, many of whom have undergone rigorous media training, few of whom have especially interesting personalties in the first place, and none of whom could stand up to Errol Morris' Interrotron. Essentially a teleprompter modified to display Morris' face on its screen, the Interrotron made a new kind of filmed interview possible: "For the first time," Morris has said, "I could be talkin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Texas, Television, College, Seoul, Stephen, United Airlines, Werner Herzog, Morris, Abraham Lincoln, Facebook Twitter, Errol Morris, Grandin, Benoit Mandelbrot, Time Errol Morris


A Google product built for users in developing countries is booming in the US. The head of Google's Next Billion Users group explains how its work in emerging markets is shaping the next Google hits. (GOOGL)

Now five years old, Google's Next Billion Users initiative has around 300 central employees and works with teams across YouTube, Chrome, and more. NBU builds new products, and adapts existing Google products, for emerging markets. It was an idea Sundar Pichai first floated when he became CEO in 2015. Voice, vernacular, and video are the three big themes it's focusing on today, says product lead Josh Woodward. Some products, like NBU's files app, have gone on to become surprise global hits. The...
Tags: Google, Mexico, India, Nigeria, US, Trends, Brazil, Kenya, Mumbai, Google Photos, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Woodward, India Indonesia, NBU, Josh Woodward


The developer behind 'Fortnite' is suing Apple after the iPhone maker yanked the game from the App Store (AAPL, GOOGL)

Epic Games has filed an injunction against Apple, claiming it engages in anticompetitive behavior through its App Store. The legal paperwork was filed after Apple pulled "Fortnite" from the App Store. The company said Epic violated App Store guidelines after Epic Games began offering a new way to make in-app purchases that bypassed the controversial 30% fee charged by Apple's and Google's app stores.  The company announced Thursday that players will get a permanent 20% discount on V-Bucks, the...
Tags: Apple, Google, North Korea, Trends, Epic, House, Tim Cook, Play Store, App Store, Stubhub, Sweeney, Tim Sweeney, Congress Lawmakers, Fortnite, V Bucks, Apple Developers



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