Like ‘Star Trek’: Voice shopping seen as new frontier

Like ‘Star Trek’: Voice shopping seen as new frontier

Hey, Google, order a large pizza! Alexa, I need vitamins! Voice shopping using smart speakers and smartphone apps is starting to gain traction among consumers, opening up a new “conversational commerce” channel and potentially disrupting the retail sector. Devices such as Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers and Google Home, which use artificial intelligence to respond to voice […]

Bihar girl bags Rs10m package from Google

Bihar girl bags Rs10m package from Google

Patna: A girl from Bihar who describes former Indian President late APJ Abdul Kalam as her role model has got an annual salary package of Rs10 million (Dh561,800) from Google. She will be joining Google’s office in Switzerland. Madhumita Sharma, who hails from a suburb in Patna, had to clear seven rounds of interviews to […]

Google Gives Up The Secrets To Creating A Great Workplace

Google Gives Up The Secrets To Creating A Great Workplace

Google is sharing its HR knowledge with the world. A new site launched Thursday, re:Work, is dedicated to sharing what one of the world’s best corporate HR teams has learned about how to get the best out of its workers. Google is fairly well-known in the business world for having effective managers and happy employees. It […]

Google is merging Chrome OS into an Android

Google is merging Chrome OS into an Android

Google is reportedly merging its Android and Chrome OS into a single operating system, which will be revealed next year. The final OS is expected to eventually debut in 2017. The tech giant is reportedly assimilating Chrome OS into Android for PCs, although Google reps have since stated that both platforms will continue to exist […]

Google in talks to buy mobile-payments company Softcard: Report

Google Inc is in talks to buy mobile-payments company Softcard, technology news website TechCrunch reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The deal could help pair Google with the largest U.S. wireless carriers to battle Apple Inc and its new Apple Pay service, TechCrunch wrote. The deal may be valued below $100 million, […]

Google to produce tablets capable of clicking 3D images

Google is reportedly planning to produce 4000 prototype tablets which would be capable of clicking 3D images, ahead of Google’s I/O developer conference next month. According to The Verge, the tablet will have two rear facing cameras, infrared depth sensors, a 7-inch screen, and advanced sensors that can capture precise 3D images. The tablet is […]

Google launches new Helpouts app for iOS

Google has reportedly launched Helpouts app for iOS. According to TC, Helpouts for iOS works like Helpouts on the web, offering users the ability to connect to any of the free video chats made available on the Google-powered platform. Helpouts was introduced last year by Google to let people connect with experts for paid or […]

Google names names in amended ‘shills’ list

As ordered by the court, Google has submitted a new and longer list of bloggers and other commentators who have written about its ongoing patent litigation with Oracle, even as it continues to insist that it has never paid anyone to report or comment on the case. On Monday, Judge William Alsup gave the online […]