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News Story
3/31/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is considering a bill pay feature for Google Now, the company’s digital personal assistant. A framework for the potential feature was uncovered in lines of code that appeared in a recent software update (version 3.3) to Google’s main Search app for Android devices, uncovered by tech blog AndroidPolice....
News Release
5/17/2013
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog’s top-rated mobile application is now available on phones using the Android operating system, which will allow consumers to petition Congress for stronger online privacy laws on Google’s own platform, the group announced today. The app’s featured action is an email to US Senators in...
News Story
3/29/2013
Posted by Mark Reback
The media is once again cueing up its Facebook phone speculation, but this time it may be for good reason. An invitation to an April 4 company event mentions Android, and that is conjuring up visions not only of a Facebook-branded smartphone, but a custom-designed version of Google's operating system that plays up social network functionality...
News Story
9/7/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
It woke you up this morning. While you were scarfing down cereal, it told you when to head to the gym. On the way there, it showed you how far you ran and how much you lifted last time and what your goals for today should be. After the workout, it told you to hurry up if you were going to make that 9 a.m. meeting and suggested a quicker route to...
News Story
3/1/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON, DC -- Google rolled out its new privacy policy Thursday allowing the firm to track users across various services to developed targeted advertising, despite sharp criticism from US and European consumer advocacy groups. Google contends the move simplifies and unifies its policies across its various services such as Gmail, YouTube,...
News Story
3/1/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Defying strong opposition from many consumer groups around the globe, Google is imposing its new privacy policy on two billion users today - Google account holders and Android phone users are affected LONDON, United Kingdom -- Internet giant Google has ignored calls to delay the roll-out of its controversial new privacy policy and is enforcing...