Google Cloud expands its bet on managed database services – TechCrunch

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Google announced a number of updates to its cloud-based database services today. For the most part, we’re not talking about any groundbreaking new products here, but all of these updates address specific pain points that enterprises suffer when they move to the cloud. As Google Director of Product Management Dominic Preuss told me ahead of
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Google debuts a standalone to-do app, Google Tasks – TechCrunch

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Along with today’s big reveal of the redesigned version of Gmail, Google also more quietly introduced a new app that ties into its suite of productivity applications: Google Tasks. The app, as the name implies, offers you a dedicated place to create, view and edit your task list and to-dos, including those created from within
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Say hello to the new Gmail with self-destructing messages, email snoozing and more – TechCrunch

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Today, Google is launching the biggest revamp of Gmail in years. The company is bringing to the flagship Gmail service many (but not all) of the features it trialed in Inbox for Gmail, and adding a few new ones, too. With those new features, which we first reported earlier this month, the company is also
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Looks like Google is changing Android’s gun emoji into a water gun – TechCrunch

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Back in 2016, Apple swapped out the graphic used for its gun emoji, replacing the realistically drawn handgun with a bright green water gun. Just a few days ago, Twitter followed suit. And now, it seems, so will Google . The gun emoji on Android will likely soon appear as a bright orange and yellow
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Facebook and the perils of a personalized choice architecture – TechCrunch

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Yafit Lev-Aretz Contributor Yafit Lev-Aretz is a Research Fellow at the Information Law Institute, New York University Law School. More posts by this contributor Free choice must be free If it talks like a government and acts like a government, it must be a tech giant The recent Facebook-Cambridge Analytica chaos has ignited a fire
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Google beats expectations again with $31.15B in revenue – TechCrunch

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Alphabet, Google’s parent company, reported another pretty solid beat this afternoon for its first quarter as it more or less has continued to keep its business growing substantially — and is growing even faster than it was a year ago today. Google said its revenue grew 26% year-over-year to $31.16 billion in the first quarter
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To win back consumers, big brands should invest in R&D and innovation – TechCrunch

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Ryan Caldbeck Contributor Ryan Caldbeck is the founder and chief executive of the consumer and retail investment marketplace CircleUp. More posts by this contributor What Silicon Valley tech VCs get wrong about consumer investing We are on the verge of a consumer M&A avalanche The world of consumer goods is changing. Consumer tastes are becoming
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Udacity tackles cybersecurity with its latest nanodegree – TechCrunch

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Responding to the talent shortage and increasing demand facing the cybersecurity industry, Udacity said that it is now developing a new nanodegree focused on security. Launched at the security industry’s RSA Conference, details about the new program (including potential partners) are still sketchy (there’s little available on the information page on the Udacity’s website about the program).
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