• Google Updates 'Photos'
    Google is updating its Photos cloud photo service with new features, including one that helps users orient pictures correctly as well as extract shareable animations from their videos, TechCrunch reports. “Before, the service was capable of turning a collection of photos from the same moment in time into a looping animation, and it could turn your Live Photos on iOS into GIFs, too,” TechCrunch notes. “Now the company is extending that same support to your videos.”
  • Google Popup Home Page Ads Remind You To Register To Vote
    A pop-up ad on Google.com on desktop computers remind people to register to vote. Prior to running this ad, Google's push to register voters consisted of information in the search results triggered by searches for related keywords — like “how to vote” or “register to vote,” according to TechCrunch. The "Learn How" button takes searchers to a page that provides directions on how to register.
  • Trump, Clinton Tie In Searches During Second Debate
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tied Hillary Clinton in Google debate searches during their second debate Sunday, according to Google Trends. FoxNews.com reports that the top fact-check question on Google about Trump was "What did Trump say about Women?" "What is carried interest?" came in at No. 2, and "How many times did Trump say 'disaster'" came in at No. 3.
  • Samsung Buys AI Assistant Made By Two Former Siri Co-founders
    Apparently, Google's move to build out products based on artificial intelligence has put handset makers on edge. Samsung has just purchased Viv, a startup in San Jose, Calif., focused on AI for mobile. Viv will continue to operate independently. The inventors -- Dag Kittlaus, and Adam Cheyer -- are two former Apple employees and Siri co-founders.
  • Google Integrates Search Across Gmail, Calendar, Groups, Drive
    Among all the topics announced during Google's product event Tuesday, this one did not earn a mention. This week Google is rolling out an integrated search experience across Gmail, Google Calendar, Groups and Drive on the Web for G Suite Basic and G Suite Business customers to make finding the content easier. The suites were formerly called Google Apps for Work and Google Apps Unlimited.
  • Criteo Paying $250M For HookLogic
    Ad-tech firm Criteo plans to pay $250 million for HookLogic. “HookLogic works with retailers like Walmart, Target, Costco and Best Buy to sell sponsored ad placements on their web pages when shoppers search for a product on their sites,” Recode explains. “Consumer brands bid to place these cost-per-click ads across HookLogic’s network of e-commerce sites.”
  • Bing Launches Dashboard For Copyright Infringement Claims
    Bing introduced a DMCA monitoring dashboard anyone can use, after filing a complaint with the company. It's not restricted to large entertainment industry groups. Chad Foster explains how the process works. After filing the DMCA takedown notice online, Bing's new dashboard provides insight into the status. Foster writes that for rights owners submitting a high volume of notices, the API program is the most efficient way to request link removals due to copyright infringement. The API program is reserved for frequent submitters with a demonstrated history of valid submissions.
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