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Google-Fiat Chrysler partnership could accelerate development of next-gen car technologies

Google-Fiat Chrysler partnership could accelerate development of next-gen car te

Against the backdrop of reports that Google is apparently in partnership talks with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, auto industry experts have projected that a team-up between the two companies could give each of them the requisite resources for accelerating the development and production of next-generation car technologies and self-driving cars.

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Google rolls out second developer preview of Android N

Google rolls out second developer preview of Android N

Tech giant Google has rolled out the second developer preview of the Android N version of its mobile operating system. The changes which the second developer preview is bringing to Android N have been outlined by Dave Burke – Google’s VP of engineering – in a blog post.

One of the most significant changes making their way to the second developer preview of Android N is redesigned emojis which look more human-like.

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Google removes Taliban’s app from its Play Store

Google removes Taliban’s app from its Play Store

Alphabet Inc.’s Google has removed an app “Pashto Afghan News – alemarah” from its Play Store after it was discovered by the US-based SITE Intel Group, on Friday. The Group reported about the app, as they found it dangerous for peace and harmony.

Google declined to comment on this issue but said, “While we don’t comment on specific apps, we can confirm that we remove apps from Google Play that violate our policies. Our policies are designed to provide a great experience for users and developers. That's why we remove apps from Google Play that violate those policies.”

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CNIL slaps €100,000 RTBF-related fine on Google

CNIL slaps €100,000 RTBF-related fine on Google

A whopping €100,000 ($112,000) fine has been imposed by French privacy authority -- the Commission Nationale de l’informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) -- on Google, for the company’s failure to remove ‘Right to be forgotten’ (RTBF) links from the entire search index worldwide.

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Google warns Android users of root access vulnerability

Google warns Android users of root access vulnerability

In an Android security advisory published last Friday, Google officials have warned the Android users about a security vulnerability which can potentially give applications 'root' access to devices.

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Rumor: Apple is moving part of its cloud business from AWS to Google’s Cloud Platform

Rumor: Apple is moving part of its cloud business from AWS to Google’s Cloud Pla

According to unidentified sources familiar with a deal between tech giants Apple and Google, a portion of Apple’s cloud business is apparently being moved from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Google’s Cloud Platform.

The sources have revealed that Apple has seemingly decided to tap Google’s Cloud Platform for a part of its iCloud and services data because it is mulling some measures for the diversification of its iCloud infrastructure.

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Several top tech companies plan to strengthen their encryption services

Several top tech companies plan to strengthen their encryption services

The Guardian has revealed in a recent report, citing unidentified sources, that several leading tech companies are apparently mulling the addition of improved security measures to their messaging apps.

The companies which are planning to expand encryption within their messaging products include Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Snapchat.

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Google releases early developer preview version of Android N

Google releases early developer preview version of Android N

Tech giant Google last week announced the rollout of an early developer preview of the forthcoming new version of its Android mobile operating system --- Android N. The launch of the final release build of the new Android N version is expected in the third quarter of 2016.

The upcoming Android N OS will come with a number of new features and enhancements over the current Android version - Android Marshmallow. Some of the new features and functions of Android N are part of the early developer preview of the new software.

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Coachella announces VR experience for its music festival this year

Coachella announces VR experience for its music festival this year

In an announcement made on Wednesday, Coachella music festival has revealed that it is adding a virtual reality (VR) experience for the festival this year. The Coachella music festival 2016 is scheduled to be held in Indio, California, from April 15 to 17, and from April 22 to 24.

Announcing that a VR version of the upcoming music festival will be made available this year, Coachella said that it has partnered with Vantage.tv for its first VR experience. Vantage.tv is a company which enables event organizers to provide VR content for the attendees.

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Latest Android distribution figures show ‘Marshmallow’ now powers 2.3% devices

Latest Android distribution figures show ‘Marshmallow’ now powers 2.3% devices

The Android Developers team recently released the latest figures pertaining to Android distribution, revealing the current usage of all versions of Google’s Android operating system during the one-week period that ended on March 7, 2016.

According to the latest statistics, the newest Android 6.0 ‘Marshmallow’ version now powers 2.3 percent Android devices. The new level of distribution of Android Marshmallow indicates that the uptake of the version has recorded a two-fold increase over the February distribution level of 1.2 percent.

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