On Friday, Google announced a push to bring Rich Communications Services (RCS) messaging to Android users around the world. RCS is a communication protocol used by wireless carriers, and it’s an upgrade to SMS. 128 more words
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Google Report: 99.95 Percent Of DMCA Takedown Notices Are Bot-Generated Bullshit Buckshot (Techdirt)
From Techdirt, which is not into word-mincing: Google Report: 99.95 Percent Of DMCA Takedown Notices Are Bot-Generated Bullshit Buckshot. “…Google noted that more than half the takedown notices it was receiving in 2009 were mere attempts by one business targeting a competitor, while over a third of the notices contained nothing in the way of a valid copyright dispute. 50 more words
Well that wasn’t long: Google is shutting down Google Spaces. “Back in May last year, Google announced a new app/service called Spaces. The idea of Space is that it provided users with a platform in which they can share things with each other, although unlike other platforms, Spaces was designed for small group sharing as opposed to larger collaborations.”
The world’s most popular search engine, so ubiquitous that its name has become a verb, is now planning on using new technology to fight ‘hate speech’ online… 152 more words
Google has reported it is supplanting the default Messages application on Android with one called Android Messages.
Notwithstanding, as much as that could clear up disarray with Facebook Messenger for Android clients, it’s more than only a name change. 200 more words