Tag Archives: Google

Google says more than 40 carriers and device manufacturers now use its platform for RCS, the next generation of SMS

Rich Communication Services (RCS) is basically the standard for the next generation of text messaging, with apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, LINE and others now offering features that go far beyond the standard SMS-based messaging apps that tend to ship with your phone — unless, of course, you are an Apple and iMessage user. As Google announced today, more than ...

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Why Google Stories will save, not screw, Snapchat Discover

Snapchat has a new ally or enemy depending on how you look at Google’s new mobile magazine format, but the social app is welcoming the search giant. Google’s clone of Snapchat Discover, called AMP Stories, officially launched today, allowing news outlets to create photo/video slideshows that appear in mobile search results and on their site.  Suddenly, Snapchat isn’t the only ...

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Google has to pay almost Rs. 136 crore in fines for abuse of power

Today is not a good day for Google. Globally, it’s being sued for the 2016 Pixel’s microphone problems and in India, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine of Rs 136 crores on the company for infringing ‘anti-trust conduct’. A probe was issued to explore the problem back in 2012 after multiple complaints by services such as ...

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