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Google Countersues Sonos, Adds Fuel To Growing Feud

Google Countersues Sonos, Adds Fuel To Growing Feud

Sonos made quite a splash in January when it sued Google for allegedly stealing its intellectual property. Now, Google is returning the favor. The tech giant has countersued Sonos, alleging that the whole-house audio company infringed on five different Google patents. These patents include mesh networking, echo cancellation, DRM, content notifications, and personalized search. In …

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Google Sold More Phones Than OnePlus in 2019: IDC

Google Sold More Phones Than OnePlus in 2019: IDC

Google’s smartphone division had a markedly better 2019 than many anticipated. As per IDC, the Pixel lineup had its “best performance ever” last year and outsold the China-based manufacturer, OnePlus. Google shipped an estimated 7.2 million units — 52% more than it did in 2018. While global figures for OnePlus’ sales in 2019 are not …

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Siri And Google Assistant Say They Support Black Lives Matter

Siri And Google Assistant Say They Support Black Lives Matter

Voice assistants now explain and show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement when you ask questions like “Do Black lives matter?” or “Do all lives matter?” Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant both share support for the movement, according to CNBC. If you ask Siri, “Hey Siri, do Black lives matter?” she says, “Yes, …

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Apple iPad 10.2, Google Pixel Slate Discounted In Time For Father's Day

Apple iPad 10.2, Google Pixel Slate Discounted In Time For Father’s Day

If your dad’s a techie and you still don’t know what to get him for Father’s Day, consider an Apple iPad 10.2 or Google Pixel Slate — both of which are in the bargain bin at Best Buy today. You’ll need to order fast if you want to make sure they arrive before the big day, though: Tablets …

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Cisco, Sony, Google and EA postponing events amid protests sweeping the US

Cisco, Sony, Google and EA postponing events amid protests sweeping the US

Cisco Live 2020 has been postponed this week, along with Sony’s PlayStation 5 event, so that other voices can be heard instead. Crowds gather in Washington, D.C. on May 29, 2020 to protest racism and discrimination. Image: Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images As racial inequalities again take center stage in the United States, some …

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What Google employees can buy for their home office with that $1,000 allowance

What Google employees can buy for their home office with that $1,000 allowance

A standing desk, an ergonomic mouse, the perfect office chair. Google is giving its work-from-home employees $1,000 to spend on office gear. Here’s what it will get you. Google is going to reopen its offices on July 6, CEO Sundar Pichai announced this week. The offices will open at 10% capacity and will slowly ramp …

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How to update business information with Google My Business, Gmail, and Google Sites

How to update business information with Google My Business, Gmail, and Google Sites

These three Google tools can help you keep customers informed as your company’s hours and offerings change. As business hours and offerings evolve, customers need easy access to current information. That’s especially an issue as businesses comply with government mandates during COVID-19 containment efforts.  The following tools let you update your business info for Google …

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