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Alphabet Plans To Build Smart City In Toronto

Alphabet, the parent company of Google and Sidewalk Labs, is planning on building a smart city in Toronto as early as 2023. The city will be on Toronto’s waterfront and has faced numerous challenges from the public. The city will breathe life...
Related topics: Canada, Toronto

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Vicious Cycle: The Pentagon Creates Tech Giants & Then Buys Their Services

Authored by TJ Coles via Counterpunch.org, The US Department of Defense’s bloated budget, along with CIA venture capital, helped to create tech giants, including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and PayPal. The government then contracts those...
Related topics: Pentagon, CIA, Amazon, Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Facebook, Social Media, Paypal

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[update: Purchase No Longer Required] Google Launches Assistant Referral Contest For Free Home Max

The Google Store is hosting a “Google Assistant Refer a Friend Sweepstakes” where you can win a Home Max anytime your special link is used to make a purchase. This contest is a somewhat odd way for Google to increase Assistant adoption...

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Nyc Subway Will Soon Accept Google Pay At Select Turnstiles

New York City straphangers, rejoice! The city's subway and bus systems are adding new contactless payment readers to select stations, enabling passengers to pay for rides using their smartphones. Beginning May 31, you'll be able to purchase a...

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Monetary Policy Is Becoming Too Tight

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The escalating trade war seems to be sharply depressing the Wicksellian equilibrium interest rate. Here are some recent headlines, from Bloomberg: The 5-year bond yield is down to 2.10%, a pretty clear...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Twitter (business), Linkedin (Lnkd), Bloomberg

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Google Assistant Gets Nyc Subway Arrival Times Ahead Of Mta Google Pay Support

Next week, New York City’s Metro Transit Authority will be adding contactless payment support for Google Pay. In the meantime, Google’s getting ready by bringing a key new commuting feature to Android. Starting today, NYC straphangers can use...
Related topics: Android

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Google Launches Assistant Referral Contest For Free Home Max

The Google Store is hosting a “Google Assistant Refer a Friend Sweepstakes” where you can win a Home Max anytime your special link is used to make a purchase. This contest is a somewhat odd way for Google to increase Assistant adoption...

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How To Wipe Your Android Phone Before Selling Or Trading It In

About to buy the latest Samsung phone or save a bit of money on a Google PIxel 3A? Whether you plan to trade in your old Android phone for a discount on your new phone, sell it on eBay, give it away to a friend, or drop it off for recycling,...
Related topics: Android, Samsung (business), Ebay

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The Us Is No Longer The World's Largest Smart Speaker Market

Up until now, the U.S. has been the most important smart speaker market in the world, benefiting domestic tech heavyweights like Amazon.com and Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) subsidiary Google, which are enjoying considerable success in...
Related topics: Amazon, Amazon (AMZN), Nasdaq, US Equity Markets

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Tv Companies Gun For Direct-to-consumer Dollars, Facebook And Google's Privacy Crackdown, Pepsi...

Hello, Welcome to your weekly Advertising and Media Insider newsletter, where we catch you up all the big stories we worked on this past week. The direct-to-consumer boom was a big theme in our reporting. It's become conventional wisdom that for...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, PepsiCo

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You Don't Own What You've Bought: Google Nest Edition

Well, here we go again. One of the common themes here over the past few years is how in the digitization of everything, the very meaning of "ownership" and "property" has changed -- and not necessarily in good ways. The latest example: last week...

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What Does It Mean To “finance Government Spending By Purchasing Bonds”?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Here’s the Financial Times: Torsten Sløk, a Deutsche Bank economist, pointed out the US central bank is not only under pressure from the White House, but also from progressive economists and lawmakers,...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Twitter (business), Linkedin (Lnkd), Deutsche Bank, Banking, White House

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Google's New Glasses To Boost Augmented Reality Presence

Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL): Free Stock Analysis Report QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM): Free...
Related topics: Qualcomm (business)

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Google Uses Gmail To Track What You Buy, Online Or Off

As more big tech companies begin to talk about the importance of privacy, it will become increasingly important to hold them accountable. Following a New York Times op-ed from Google CEO Sundar Pichai about how “privacy cannot be a luxury...

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Design Startup Canva Is Now A $2.5 Billion Company, Thanks To The First-ever Investment From...

Canva, an online visual presentation software company that competes directly with Google's G Suite and Microsoft PowerPoint, raised $70 million at $2.5 billion valuation on Monday. Bond, the venture capital firm founded by former Kleiner Perkins...
Related topics: Startup, Microsoft (MSFT)

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Professor Tim Wu Makes The Case Against Antitrust Policy

It is common to hear proponents of antitrust action against big tech firms talk up the potential for future harms to consumers from sustained dominance by Facebook, Google, and Amazon.  In her influential “Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox,”...
Related topics: Facebook, Social Media, Amazon, Amazon (AMZN)

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Huawei Canada To Provide Security Updates To Current, In-stock Phones Despite Google Block

Huawei Canada says it “will continue to provide security updates” despite Google pulling out business with the Shenzhen-based company shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump’s ban.On May 19th, Google made the decision to suspend its...
Related topics: Huawei, Canada, Donald Trump

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Google Is Scanning Your Gmail Inbox To Keep A Detailed List Of Your Purchases, And There's No Easy...

Google says this purchasing history is private, but it's incredibly difficult to erase and stop Google from tracking it in the future.

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Google Is Keeping Track Of The Things You Purchase

We’ve all bought things online before, but it seems that even if you did not buy it directly from Google or through Google, the company seems to be pretty aware of the things that you’re buying online. This is thanks to the use of...

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Google Tracks Nearly All Your Online (and Some Of Your Offline) Purchases — See It For Yourself,...

For years Google has been keeping track of nearly every online purchase we’ve made. A CNBC report today reveals that, thanks to purchase receipts sent to personal Gmail accounts, the company has amassed a mountain of purchasing data on each of us,...
Related topics: Cnbc

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