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All Facebook users can now access a tool to port data to Google Photos

Facebook’s photo transfer tool is now available globally half a year on from an initial rollout in Europe, the company said today. The data portability feature enables users of the social network to directly port a copy of their photos to Google’s eponymous photo storage service via encrypted transfer, rather than needing to download and manually upload photos themselves — thereby reducing the hassle involved with switching to a rival service. Facebook users can find the option to “Transfe...
Tags: Google, Social, Facebook, Europe, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, Canada, United States, Ireland, Antitrust, Photo Sharing, Google Photos, Social Network


Everyone can now use Facebook’s Google Photos export tool

In 2019, Facebook started testing a tool that lets you transfer your images from the social network to Google Photos easily. Earlier this year, the company rolled it out in selected countries including the US, Canda, the UK, and some regions of the Asia Pacific and Africa. [Read: Signal can now automatically blur faces in photos — and you can use the images in any app] Now, the company is making the tool available to everyone around the globe. You can use it on desktop and mobile both. Follow ou...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Apps, UK, Africa, US, Asia Pacific, Google Photos


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Bar Rescue’ Looks, Sounds and Smells Like a Bad TV Show, So Why Can’t I Stop Watching It?

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: Bar Rescue Where You Can Stream It: The Paramount Network website (or, if you haven’t cut your cord yet, it plays constantly on the actual Paramount Network when they’re not otherwise airing ads for Yellowstone). The Pitch: Bar and nightclub expert Jon Taffer shows up at a troubled establishment and yells at everyone until they...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Features, Bar Rescue, The Quarantine Stream


Google will give every employee $1,000 to WFH. Its head of wellness explains why

Most of Google's US workforce has been working remotely since March due to the coronavirus. And last month, CEO Sundar Pichai said he expects most employees will largely be working from home for the rest of the year.
Tags: Google, US, Cnn, Sundar Pichai


Google will give every employee $1,000 to WFH. Its wellness manager explains why

Most of Google's US workforce has been working remotely since March due to the coronavirus. And last month, CEO Sundar Pichai said he expects most employees will largely be working from home for the rest of the year.
Tags: Google, News, US, Stories, Sundar Pichai


How to join a Google Meet appointment in 4 easy ways

To join a Google Meet appointment, you'll need to have either an invitation code or a direct link. The meeting organizer should send you the Google Meet invitation code or link, or you may find it in an event on your Google Calendar. Though you need to have a paid G Suite subscription to start a Google Meet, anyone can join one for free. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Meet is a great program for meeting with friends and colleagues over the internet. H...
Tags: Google, Trends, Google Hangouts, Google Calendar, Apple Samsung, G Suite, Google Meet, Walmart Apple Macbook Pro From, Apple Acer Chromebook


Amazon to invest $2Bn in Airtel? Will India get its F.A.G?

https://tech.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/mobile/amazon-in-talks-to-buy-2-billion-stake-in-bharti-airtel-sources/76194308 “The planned investment, if completed, would mean Amazon acquiring a roughly 5% stake based on the current market value of Bharti, which is India’s third-largest telecom company with more than 300 million subscribers” Facebook: Jio. Amazon: Airtel Google: Vodafone/Idea. Will India get its FAG ? (FANG, in US is Facebook/Amazon, Netflix and Google) The post Amazon to inves...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Business, India, US, Airtel, Airtel Google, FANG, Digital India, Facebook Amazon Netflix, Bharti, Jio Amazon


10 Ways to Market Your New E-commerce Business During COVID-19

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on brick-and-mortar businesses. Some have seen a steep decline of foot traffic, others have had to temporarily close up shop.  But amid all this chaos is some good news: the internet is very much open for business. Everything from florists and salons to restaurants and clinics have learned how to move and market their products and services online.  And while e-commerce may sound intimidating or complicated, there’s never been a bett...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, Sales & Marketing, Ppc, Right Now, Facebook Instagram, Google My Business, Flower Factory, COVID, Revamp Email Communications, New Social Content Update, Myodetox, Jane App, Luke Bailey


A TikTok HR exec explains how to get a job at the company, from landing an interview to demonstrating 'ByteStyle'

While still a relative newcomer to the social-media world, TikTok has emerged this year as one of the most talked-about companies in tech. The short-form video app has broken download records and entered the cultural mainstream by setting new trends in the music and entertainment industries. The ByteDance-owned company is now scaling up its hiring in the US, with hundreds of current job openings for roles in cities like New York, Los Angeles, Austin, and Chicago. Business Insider spoke to Kate...
Tags: Google, Americas, Disney, US, Trends, Paypal, Chicago, Austin, Netflix, Hulu, Barney, New York Los Angeles Chicago, Kevin Mayer, Bytedance, New York Los Angeles Austin, Tiktok


7 Reasons Press Releases Are Still Relevant

Press releases may have been the main thing back in the day where printing was the way to pass information and before the internet became mainstream. But, does this mean that press release is irrelevant today? Granted in today’s era, it is simple to create a message or make a video and send it through various social media platforms. If it is something that would excite your followers, then the information can go viral within a very short time span. Does this mean that there is no room for press...
Tags: Google, Startups, Public Relations, Press Releases, Others


Google-owned Waze's advertising revenue was decimated by the pandemic. Its global head of ad sales describes how the company is building new ad products to salvage its business.

Google-owned navigation app Waze took a roughly 60% hit in ad revenue due to the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, its global head of sales Suzie Reider said. Waze has responded by building new tools for advertisers and app users, she said. The company launched "Location Personality" ads that enable businesses to show if they are offering drive-through or curbside pickup and fuel payments for app users that allow contactless payment directly through the app.  As a result, app usage and re...
Tags: Google, Trends, Starbucks, Waze, Wendy, McDonald, Hippo, Reider, Suzie Reider, Toyota Burger King, Suzie Reider Waze, Waze Global, Joice Wirkus


The Sonos Arc is an outstanding soundbar, on its own or with friends

Sonos has been releasing new hardware at a remarkably consistent and frequent pace the past couple of years, and what’s even more impressive is that these new releases are consistently excellent performers. The new Sonos Arc soundbar definitely fits that pattern, delivering the company’s best ever home theater sound device with performance that should convert even diehard 5.1 traditionalists. Basics The Sonos Arc is a soundbar that’s designed to integrate wirelessly with your Sonos home ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Tech, Speaker, Lg, Oled, Playbar, Sonos, Hdmi, Alexa, Airplay


Amazon reportedly considering $2 billion stake in Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel

Amazon .com may follow its American peer Facebook’s footsteps in securing a slice of India’s booming telecom market. The e-commerce giant, which has invested over $6.5 billion in India, is in early-stage talks to buy a 5% stake worth at least $2 billion in Bharti Airtel, the third-largest telecom operator in India, according to unnamed sources cited by Reuters. Amazon’s interest in Bharti Airtel comes as Google is said to be in separate talks to buy stake in Vodafone Idea, the second larges...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, Microsoft, India, Tech, Amazon.com, Vodafone, Airtel, Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel, Reuters Amazon, Google Cloud, Big Tech


How to Successfully Market Your Business With Voice Search

By Marcel Gemme Just a few short years ago, voice search was a bit of a novelty. But similar to other technologies, voice search has matured to the point where marketers can no longer ignore it. To be competitive, it’s become necessary to include voice as an essential component of your marketing strategy. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Voice search is highly accurate In the past, if you wanted relevant answers from a voice recognition technology, well—good luck with that. But today, machine ...
Tags: Google, Sales, Canada, United States, Voice, Marcel, BrightLocal, Narvar, Quanticmind, Marcel Gemme, Marcel Gemme Marcel


The coronavirus pandemic is boosting the big tech transformation to warp speed

by Zac Rogers The coronavirus pandemic has sped up changes that were already happening across society, from remote learning and work to e-health, supply chains and logistics, policing, welfare and beyond. Big tech companies have not hesitated to make the most of the crisis. In New York for example, former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt is leading a panel tasked with transforming the city after the pandemic, “focused on telehealth, remote learning, and broadband”. Microsoft founder Bill Gate...
Tags: Travel, Google, New York, News, Microsoft, Bill Gates, Naomi Klein, Eric Schmidt, ND, Hayek, Claude Shannon, Scott Galloway, Douglas Rushkoff, Matthew Crawford, Leonid Hurwicz, Zac Rogers


Google faces $5 billion lawsuit over tracking users in incognito mode

Google is facing a $5 billion class action lawsuit over tracking Chrome users — even in incognito mode. The lawsuit, which was filed in the federal court in San Jose, California on Tuesday, accuses the company of collecting information about what people view and what pages they visit online despite claiming incognito mode is private, Reuters reports. The complaint further alleges gathering data through Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager, and various mobile apps helps the company learn about use...
Tags: Google, Startups, Apps, Reuters, San Jose California, Google Analytics Google


Google Search Starts Highlighting Results Directly on Webpages

Google has added a new content highlighting feature to its search engine that aims to make it easier to find key information on webpages, reports SearchEngineLand (via The Verge). The feature works with Google's Featured Snippets, which appear at the top of search results. Clicking a snippet takes the user to the source webpage, but now the browser automatically scrolls down the page to the text that appeared in the snippet and highlights it in yellow. Google says the feature has been avai...
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We got an exclusive look at the pitch deck no-code automation startup Bryter used to raise $16 million during the COVID-19 crisis

London and Berlin-based enterprise software startup Bryter has raised $16 million in Series A funding from Dawn Capital and Accel.  Bryter, an automation startup that provides no- or low-code products to businesses, plans to use the funding to expand its operations in the US. The fundraising took place entirely over videoconferencing during the coronavirus pandemic.  "We were doing Zoom calls from 7am to 11pm every day with investors from across the world," Michael Grupp, CEO and cofounder of ...
Tags: Google, New York, London, Berlin, US, Trends, Accel, Dawn Capital, Grupp, Evgenia Plotnikova, Bryter, Michael Grupp, Accel Bryter, PwC Deloitte McDonald


How to Learn New Skills Fast (INFOGRAPHIC)

One of the insights many people gained from all the time they had during the lockdown is how easy it is to learn a skill with today’s digital ecosystem. And the new infographic from Fast Online Master’s developed by Nowsourcing is going to teach you how you can learn these new skills fast. Titled Tricks to Learn Any Skill Fast, the infographic highlights the value of lifelong learning along with ways to learn quickly. This is critically important because being able to acquire new skill sets qui...
Tags: Google, Sales, Benjamin Franklin, Small Business News, Practice Focus, Singapore National Institute of Education


How Jazz Helped Fuel the 1960s Civil Rights Movement

Oh, Lord, don’t let ‘em shoot us! Oh, Lord, don’t let ‘em stab us! Oh, Lord, don’t let ‘em tar and feather us! Oh, Lord, no more swastikas! Oh, Lord, no more Ku Klux Klan! —Charles Mingus, “Fables of Faubus” In 1957, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus decided that integration—mandated three years earlier by Brown v. Board of Ed.—constituted such a state of emergency that he mobilized the National Guard to prevent nine black students from going to school. An outraged Charles Mingus responded ...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Washington, Alabama, History, United States, Arkansas, Village Voice, Jazz, John Coltrane, Birmingham, Naacp, Civil rights movement, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong


An Introduction to the Sublime, Entrepreneurial Art of Christo & Jeanne-Claude (Courtesy of Alain de Botton’s School of Life)

Of all the work that made Christo and Jeanne-Claude the most famous installation artists of the past fifty years, none still exists. If you wanted to see the Reichstag wrapped in silver fabric, you'd have to have been in Berlin in the summer of 1995. If you wanted to see Central Park threaded with Shinto shrine-style gates, you'd have to have been in New York in the winter of 2005. If you wanted to see an enormous Mesopotamian mastaba made out of 7,506 oil barrels, you'd have to have bee...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, New York, London, College, Berlin, World, Paris, Seoul, Central Park, Christo, Facebook Twitter, School of Life, Colin Marshall, Beautiful San Francisco


Podcast 89: The end of corporate classroom training?

With the Covid-19 lockdown, corporate classroom training has had to stop. But will it come back? In this podcast episode, we look at: Do we need classroom training? How Google is converting its... [[ For the full article, see http://www.cherryleaf.com/blog.htm]]
Tags: Google, Podcast, Trends, Training, Seo


Indian app that deleted Chinese apps from Androids deleted from Play store

Consumer boycott clicktivism at a time of border tensions? There was, briefly, a million-download app for that. Google has removed an app called "Remove China Apps" from its Android Play Store.…
Tags: Google, Linux


Google and Walmart establish dominance in India’s mobile payments market as WhatsApp Pay struggles to launch

In India, it’s Google and Walmart-owned PhonePe that are racing neck-and-neck to be the top player in the mobile payments market, while Facebook remains mired in a regulatory maze for WhatsApp Pay’s rollout. In May, more than 75 million users transacted on Google Pay app, ahead of PhonePe’s 60 million users, people familiar with the companies’ figures told TechCrunch. More than 10 million users transact on SoftBank -backed Paytm’s app everyday, according to internal data seen by...
Tags: Google, Android, Facebook, Uber, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, India, Softbank, Tech, Walmart, Whatsapp, Credit Suisse, Alipay, Payments, Zomato


Google and Walmart’s PhonePe establish dominance in India’s mobile payments market as WhatsApp Pay struggles to launch

In India, it’s Google and Walmart-owned PhonePe that are racing neck-and-neck to be the top player in the mobile payments market, while Facebook remains mired in a regulatory maze for WhatsApp Pay’s rollout. In May, more than 75 million users transacted on Google Pay app, ahead of Walmart -owned PhonePe’s 60 million users, and SoftBank -backed Paytm’s 30 million users, people familiar with the companies’ figures told TechCrunch. Google still lags Paytm’s reach with merchants, ...
Tags: Google, Android, Facebook, Uber, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, India, Softbank, Tech, Walmart, Whatsapp, Credit Suisse, Alipay, Payments, Zomato


Decentralized identity management platform Magic launches from stealth with $4M

For developers looking to quickly build identity management into their platforms, the most readily available options don’t stray far from the internet’s biggest, most data-hungry platforms. Magic, a small SF startup building a decentralized blockchain-based identity solution, wants to create a seamless experience that feels similar to login workflows from apps like Slack and Medium where users are sent a link to that they can click to immediately log-in. Magic’s SDK allows developers to craft si...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Tech, SU, Magic, Sdk, UB, Dapper Labs, Sean Su, Ravikant Guillermo Rauch, Roham Gharegozlou Su


Chromecast Ultra 2: Everything we know about Google’s Android TV streamer

With a physical remote control and support for Google's Stadia gaming platform, it could be a Roku-killer.
Tags: Google, Android TV, Trends, Chromecast, Home Theater, Stadia, Chromecast Ultra, Streaming Media Devices


Trump Administration Escalates Global Fight Over Taxing Tech (slashdot)

The U.S. investigation targets nine countries, plus the European Union, that have adopted or are considering new taxes that would hit American companies like Google and Amazon. From a report: The Trump administration said on Tuesday that it would open an investigation into taxes on digital commerce that have been adopted or proposed in nine countries and the European Union, escalating a global battle that will affect where big American tech companies like Facebook and Amazon pay taxes. The admin...
Tags: Google, Europe, News, India, European Union, Trump, Facebook and Amazon, United States Trade, Amazon From, Msmash, Trump Administration Escalates Global, Brazil Britain India


Five Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - June 2020 (mac rumors)

Apps developed for the Mac often don't receive as much coverage as apps designed for iPhones and iPads, so we have a series at MacRumors that highlights interesting Mac apps that are worth taking a look at. This month's apps are designed to make working from home a little bit easier. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Meeter (Free) - Working from home often involves a lot of video meetings, and right now, most personal events are also being held online with apps ...
Tags: Google, News, MacRumors YouTube, Juli Clover, Essential Mac, FaceTime Houseparty, Command E Free Command, Mic Drop Free Mic Drop


California emits fine-print of its GDPR-ish digital privacy law, complete with Google and Facebook-sized holes

Sure, companies will probably just ignore its most important component, but what you gonna do? The final rules for California’s digital privacy law have been published and they are… full of holes.…
Tags: Google, Facebook, California, Software