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In this episode of Influencers, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg joins Andy Serwer to discuss the company’s efforts to boost small business and the COVID-19 impact on social media habits.
We'll say it, Google Stadia works better than we expected. The game-streaming service is capable of transmitting relatively smooth gameplay to a Chromecast Ultra, browser, or Pixel phone, and the experience is (relatively) lag-free. But it comes with a host of caveats. Controllers only work wirelessly with the TV, with a computer or phone, you'll need a cable; Graphics are certainly console competitive, but this won't replace a high-end PC; and it worked on our network, but slower connections may see worse graphics and far more lag. Still, call us impressed, this may be the best attempt at game-streaming we've seen yet.
Google fell below a 1,264.49 buy point after earnings unexpectedly fell as a hiring spree hits margins. But the stock didn't fall that much despite a big miss. Not a big move compared to some post-earnings moves for Google.
The Pixel 4 is an exciting device, serving as a showcase for what Google thinks Android can be. It packs excellent cameras (including a new zoom lens), and improved voice Assistant, motion sensing radar, and an upgraded screen. But look past those features and bugs, half-finished software, and disappointing battery life paint a more complicated picture.
Google is back with the Pixel 4 smartphone. The Pixel line has been a leader in photo quality, but recently the single-lens Pixels have lagged behind as competitors have added multiple lenses and sensors. The Pixel 4 steps up the game with an added telephoto lens, and plenty of refined photography smarts, from improved HDR to an astrophography mode. Google also added in a new radar sensor for hands-free control, but is it enough to stand out from the competition?
Google's Nest division announced a new version of it's Home mini, now called the nest Mini. The device looks identical, but comes with a wall-hook and a totally redesigned sound system. In addition, Nest is launching a new mesh Wifi system that incorporates the Mini's new speaker system into its access points. Add in new software that improves how all these devices interact with you and deal with background sounds, and your home just got smarter.
ByteDance’s TikTok app, which has gained hundreds of millions of users in India with its short-form videos, is facing criticism in its biggest overseas market after disturbing videos surfaced on the platform. Phrases such as BanTikTok, DeleteTikTok, and BlockTikTok have trended on Twitter in India in the past three weeks after numerous users expressed disgust over some videos that were circulating on Chinese giant ByteDance’s jewel app. Users unearthed and shared numerous recent TikTok videos on Twitter that appeared to promote domestic violence, animal cruelty, racism, child abuse and objectification of women.
In a blog post, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gave an overview of the company's plan to return its workforce to some semblance of normalcy — or at least a new normal. Google will begin opening some of its office buildings in various cities starting on July 6, allowing a small amount of its employees who need a physical workspace "the opportunity to return on a limited, rotating basis." If all goes well in its initial efforts, Google will scale that 10% up to 30% around September "which would mean most people who want to come in could do so on a limited basis, while still prioritizing those who need to come in," according to Pichai.
NEWTOWN, Pennsylvania , Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EPAM Systems, Inc. (NYSE: EPAM), a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and software development services, today announced that the ...