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Hangouts Meet, now Google Meet, records 25x surge, adds 2mn users a day: Report

Google’s Hangouts Meet, which has silently been rebranded as Google Meet, is adding 2 million users a day, CNET reported. On March 31, Google had said that demand for Meet had increased by over 25 times compared to January. CNET said in its report that 2 billion minutes of calls have happened on the service […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Cnet, Google Meet


Google Maps to show food and night shelter locations in 30 Indian cities

Google Maps is now showing locations of food and night shelters in 30 Indian cities across, as the nationwide lockdown for COVID-19 enters its third week, the company said in a statement. The company said it is working with Central and state governments to show these locations. The mapping is being done with the help […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Google Maps, Coronavirus


The best things to do in Cabo Frio

The turquoise waters and paradise beaches of Brazil’s Região dos Lagos have earned this watery region the nickname Caribe Brasileiro, the Caribbean of Brazil. The area lies on a lake- and lagoon-filled coastal outcropping in Rio de Janeiro state, just a couple hours’ drive north of the city of Rio. While it’s best known for the glitzy beach resort of Búzios, the less-traveled town of Cabo Frio is less than an hour south of Búzios and offers a lot to those fortunate enough to visit. Locals che...
Tags: Travel, Google, Japan, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Privilege, Latin America, Caribbean, Ibiza, Beaches, Lagos, All, Vale, Don, Belo Horizonte


Visits to shops reduced by 77%, to parks by 57% during COVID-19 lockdown in India: Google

Since the Janata Curfew was imposed on March 22 and the country was subsequently locked down on March 25, visits to restaurants, cafes, shopping centres, etc. have reduced by 77%, Google’s COVID-19 Community Mobility Report for India reveals. Released as part of Google’s new project announced earlier today, these country-specific mobility reports track how people’s […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, India, Coronavirus


Forward launches ‘Forward At Home’ primary care service to address COVID-19 healthcare crunch

The global coronavirus pandemic has already caused a tremendous strain on healthcare resources around the world, and it’s leading to a shift in how healthcare is offered. Startup Forward, which debuted in 2016 and has since expanded its tech-focused primary care medical practice to locations in major cities across the U.S., is launching a new initiative called ‘Forward At Home’ that reflects those changes and adapts its care model accordingly. Forward’s primary differentiator is its focus on ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Startups, TC, Cdc, China, Articles, Tesla, Ceo, United States, Healthcare, Biotech, Telemedicine, Aoun, Telehealth


Google to shut down Neigbourly, its local Q&A app for India

Google is shutting down Neighbourly, an app it released in 2018 in India to help neighbours ask Q&As about — wait for it — their neighbourhood. This was first reported by TechCrunch. The app helped people find facilities in their locality: you ask a question, it goes around to people living around you (since you share your […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, India, Social Media


Free Digital Marketing Courses and Certifications 2020

Digital Marketing Courses and Certifications Here’s an extensive list of digital marketing courses and certifications. Most of them are available for free – however, few of them have some paid content. They can be very helpful for good self-learners either they are new into digital marketing or they are already experienced. These digital marketing courses and certifications cover all major areas including SEO, SEM, PPC, Marketing Analysis, Content Marketing, Video Marketing, Social Media Mar...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Seo, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Google Analytics, Bing, HubSpot, Digital Marketing, Google Adwords, Guy Kawasaki, Mayo, University of California Davis, Neil Patel


Tips for creating structure for kids

As we all shelter in place, millions of parents are shutting the doors and embracing this strange new world of working from home while simultaneously becoming the principal, teacher, and recess monitor at their own instant-homeschools. This disruption has turned the normal rhythm of life on its head. So what comes next? Putting some structure back into life can help parents and kids alike to avoid the social media vortex that beckons when boredom strikes. Here are our suggestions for creating...
Tags: Travel, Google, Family, Kids, Parenting, Children, Working From Home, Khan Academy, All, Outschool, Working At Home


What happens to edtech when kids go back to school?

In just a few weeks, homeschooling has gone from a rarity to a baseline in homes across the country. Jonah Liss, a 16-year-old student at International Academy of Bloomfield Hills in Michigan, was sent home out of precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak. While the transition has been okay for Liss, who has used some of the extra time to create a service to help those impacted by COVID-19, he recognized that other students are experiencing some pain points; not everyone has access to the same ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Startups, TC, Education, Michigan, Khan Academy, Edtech, Growth, Zoom, LISS, Newsela, Reach Capital, Matthew Greenfield, Rethink Education, Jennifer Carolan


Huawei hopes to have Google apps on its own app store: Report

Huawei is hoping to have Google’s apps on its AppGallery store, in a similar arrangement to how Google’s apps and services are made available on Apple’s App Store, CNBC reports. The US’s trade ban on Huawei means that the Chinese phone maker’s smartphones can longer ship with Google Mobile Services (GMS), which according to the […] ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Android, Google Play, News, US, Huawei, US-China Trade War, App Store CNBC


Roku’s update adds support for Spanish voice commands, visual search results and more

Roku announced today it’s preparing to roll out the next version of its operating system, Roku OS 9.3, which powers its popular media players, TVs, and other devices. The flagship feature of this latest release is the introduction of Spanish Language Roku Voice support — meaning consumers will be able to speak their voice commands in Spanish to do things like launch channels, search for content, or control media playback. Other notable additions in Roku OS 9.3 include search enhancements, like t...
Tags: Travel, Google, TV, Media, Mexico, Streaming, Roku, Abc News, Media Players, Voice Search, Cord Cutting, Alexa, Canada Ireland, Canada Mexico, Roku OS, The Roku Channel


How to delete a negative or bad Google Review?

How to delete a negative or bad Google Review? Or, what to do if you cannot delete it? by Najam Ahmed, Digital Marketing Strategist | SEO International, Dubai I know how important it is to have more positive Google reviews for your business. They help you build trust and improve your local ranking in Google search results. Frankly speaking, it is NOT that easy to remove a bad review; however, you can flag a fake, or spam review as inappropriate that has been posted by one of your competitors. In...
Tags: Travel, Google, Seo, Dubai, Google My Business, Dubai UAE, Najam Ahmed Digital Marketing Strategist, Digital Marketing Courses, SEO International


COVID-19 Doesn't Slow Down Japanese Porn Productions

Special events in Akihabara are a great place to be recruited if you want to  be  an extra in a Japanese Adult video. Every weekend several actresses  will  make public appearances in one of the major video stores to meet  and  greet their fans. Prices range from ¥5000-¥50,000  to spend less than a minute with the talent. Pictures are allowed and many of the  fans bring  expensive equipment for their impromptu photo shoots. Women  and  foreigners are usually banned from these events, as they mak...
Tags: Travel, Google, Japan, Hollywood, US, Tokyo, Oscar Wilde, Sapporo, Akihabara, Keio University, Ginza, Haruhiko, Western Tokyo, Yua Mikami, Ibuki, Akiho Yoshizawa


Museums with the best online tours

As the COVID-19 outbreak forces the world to retreat indoors, museums and galleries are moving into the digital world to make sure their collections remain accessible to the public. The next few weeks or months of home quarantine needn’t be devoid of culture as, via the internet, art aficionados can now virtually visit collections and temporary exhibitions from the comfort of their homes. Online access experiences can now take you from close-ups of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling in Rom...
Tags: Travel, Google, Youtube, Russia, Spain, Rome, Museums, Amsterdam, Vatican, Raphael, Vatican City, Rembrandt, St Petersburg, All, Paris France, Caravaggio


Lockdown in Paris: Day 13

It has been a long week, so today’s update will be brief. Unsurprisingly, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe made the official announcement that the confinement will last until April 15th (but, once again, everyone assumes it will be extended through the end of April). Sadly, there are now 1995 Coronavirus deaths in France, including a 16-year-old girl with no prior health issues and a cashier working in a large suburban supermarket just outside Paris. Solidarité in ActionBut it’s not just ...
Tags: Travel, Google, France, Paris, French Navy, Health & Safety, Les Enfants, Paris Saint Germain PSG, St Malo, Edouard Philippe, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Marcel Carn, Paris Solidarit, Roman Duris


Yaguara nabs $7.2M seed to help e-commerce companies understand customers better

Yaguara, a Denver-based startup that wants to help e-commerce companies understand their customers better to deliver more meaningful experiences, announced a $7.2 million seed investment today. The round was led by Foundation Capital with participation from Gradient Ventures, Rainfall Ventures and Zelkova. It also had help from some e-commerce heavy hitters including Warby Parker, Harry’s and Allbirds. Yaguara CEO Jonathan Smalley was working at an agency building specialized cloud tools for onl...
Tags: Travel, Google, TC, Facebook, Enterprise, Customer Experience, Denver, Foundation Capital, Zelkova, Smalley, Customer Data Platforms, Warby Parker Harry, Yaguara, Gradient Ventures Rainfall Ventures, Jonathan Smalley


Google Travel Search Is Unrecognizable as Advertising Dries Up

Free links from travel companies are now appearing dramatically higher in Google Search on desktop and mobile — but it isn't because regulators have clamped down on the search engine or Google has reformed its advertising-tilted business practices.
Tags: Travel, Google


Take a Virtual Tour of the Paris Catacombs

The Paris Catacombs is “one of those places,” wrote photographer Félix Nadar, “that everyone wants to see and no one wants to see again.” If anyone would know, Nadar would. He spent three months in and out of the underground city of death, with its macabre piles of skulls and crossbones, taking photographs (see here) that would help turn it into an internationally famous tourist attraction. In these days of quarantine, no one can see it; the site is closed until further notice. But if you’re th...
Tags: Travel, Google, College, Life, History, Paris, Napoleon, Facebook Twitter, Roman, Josh Jones, Nadar, Paris Catacombs, Durham NC Follow, Allison Meier, Felix Nadar, Jean Paul Marat


Global Savings Group acquires French cashback company iGraal for €123.5M

Germany’s Global Savings Group (GSG), the e-commerce content company, has acquired French cashback company iGraal for €123.5 million in a mixture of cash and stock. Specifically, the deal was reached with iGraal’s majority owner M6 Group, and consists of €35 million in cash and the remaining made up of an exchange of shares. The acquisition is said to be one of the largest in the cashback and loyalty space in recent years, with iGraal considered the leading digital cashback player in France. “In...
Tags: Travel, Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, France, Germany, Munich, Pouch, GSG, Global Savings Group, M6 Group, Ben Corrigan Jonny Plein, Vikram Simha, Global Savings Group GSG


Y Combinator-backed Kosh is a neobank for blue-collar workers in India

Dozens of startups have stepped up in India in recent quarters to improve banking experience for millions of users and businesses in the country. As a result, tens of thousands of people who could not get a loan or a credit card from a bank can now secure both from fintech startups. But this push to bring financial inclusion to everyone still has many areas to cover. Blue-collar workers, for instance, are still facing challenges in availing some basic banking services. Kosh, a Y Combinator-backe...
Tags: Travel, Google, Android, Y Combinator, Asia, India, Funding, Bangalore, Online Lending, Noida, Goel, Kosh, Kosh a Y Combinator, Aayush Goel, Sahil Bansal, NiYO Solutions


Queer events you can attend online

As the coronavirus pandemic alters daily life, queer events around the world are getting canceled, but there’s one event COVID-19 can’t touch: Couchella. That’s right — the hottest ticket in town is the house-party-of-one you’re hosting from your living room. Proximity doesn’t preclude us from gathering in the digital age. While it’s necessary to practice social distancing to stop the spread of the coronavirus, a social recession doesn’t need to be the byproduct of staying safe. Whether you ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, New York, London, Instagram, Australia, Mexico, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Sydney, Broadway, Lady Gaga, Coachella


How to find wilderness areas

In outdoor travel , the word “isolation” is put on a pedestal. “Get away from the crowds,” advertisements say, “and find yourself truly isolated from the chaos of the world.” But then the coronavirus happened, forcing even the hardiest of vagabonds to forget upcoming trips and seclude themselves inside, turning the term into a begrudgingly necessary requirement rather than a goal. We’re advised not to board planes, congregate with groups of friends, or even enter public spaces unless it’s abs...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hiking, Trails, Parks, Green Spaces, All, MTB Project, Dudarev Mikhail Shutterstock


Around is the new floating head video chat multitasking app

You have to actually get work done, not just video call all day, but apps like Zoom want to take over your screen. Remote workers who need to stay in touch while staying productive are forced to juggle tabs. Meanwhile, call participants often look and sound far away, dwarfed by their background and drowned in noise. Today, Around launches its new video chat software that crops participants down to just circles that float on your screen so you have space for other apps. Designed for laptops, A...
Tags: Travel, Google, Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Apps, Video, Enterprise, Funding, Godaddy, Facebook Messenger, Video Chat, Ryan Hoover, Garry Tan, Credo Ventures


Coronavirus Crisis: Online Ad Giants Should Help Tourism in its Hour of Need

Due to coronavirus, Google and Facebook should carry forward advertising credit to help tour, activity and attraction operators, said Arival, the voice and global research authority of the sector.
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Arival


Google Translate can now transcribe audio from 8 languages including Hindi

Google Translate can now transcribe audio from 8 different languages such as Hindi, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Thai, the company said in a blog post. The company claims that the transcription will take place “as it’s happening”, that is, without any delay for processing. The feature was first demoed in January. How […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Google Translate, Indic Languages


Facebook, Google, Reddit and others say they are jointly combating fraud and misinformation about COVID-19

Facebook, Google, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube, in a joint statement yesterday, said they are jointly combating fraud and misinformation about the COVID-19 coronavirus and “elevating authoritative content on our platforms, and sharing critical updates in coordination with government healthcare agencies around the world”. “We invite other companies to join us as we work to […] ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Twitter, News, Microsoft, Youtube, Linkedin, Reddit, Fake News, Coronavirus, Facebook Google Reddit, Facebook Google Microsoft LinkedIn Reddit Twitter


Netflix Party extension

Calls for social isolation amid the coronavirus pandemic are now requiring people to get creative if they want to spend time with their friends. A Google Chrome extension called Netflix Party is making this easier on those of us who are isolated at home. The extension has been around for a few years, but it’s more popular now than ever. According to the extension’s website, “Netflix Party is a new way to watch Netflix with your friends online. Netflix Party synchronized video playback and add...
Tags: Travel, Google, Netflix, Streaming, Dublin, All, Netflix Party


Oficina IESS Guaranda

El otro día por motivos laborales necesité llamar a las oficinas del IESS en Guaranda.Como estaba en la carretera no tenia mi agenda para consultar, entonces me pongo a buscar en Google, pero lo único que me aparecía son los datos del hospital del seguro de Guaranda y son los siguientes: Teléfono: 032980239 y 032980266 Pero lo que yo necesitaba es hablar con algún técnico o asesor sobre un asunto de empleados y trabajadores, cuando llamé al 104 del CNT que sirve también para averiguar números, i...
Tags: Travel, Google, Salinas de Guaranda


Italians’ Nightly Singalongs Prove That Music Soothes the Savage Beast of Coronavirus Quarantine & Self-Isolation

It’s not like we’re maestros…it’s a moment of joy in this moment of anxiety. —Emma Santachiara, Rome As reported by The New York Times, Ms. Sanachiara, age 73, has joined the vast choir of ordinary Italians taking to their balconies and windows to participate in socially distant neighborhood singalongs as coronavirus rages through their country. The Internet has been exploding with messages of support and admiration for the quarantined citizens’ musical displays, which have a festive New...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, Music, College, Life, Rome, Italy, Venice, Opera, Turin, Tom, Facebook Twitter, Puccini, Wuhan China, Negramaro


NAMA Digest: Impact of coronavirus on everything related to tech

The World Health Organisation officially declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, a day before India announced its first fatality due to the virus. The new strand of coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on industries — including tech — across the globe, and has resulted in a dip in sales, cancellation of major annual conferences and mandatory/advisory work […] ...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, News, India, Snapchat, World Health Organisation, Ola, News Digest, NAMA Digest, Coronavirus



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