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  • Slack has made chat hot. But here's why Google's Gmail product boss says chat is going to be swallowed up by email. (GOOG, GOOGL, WORK)

    With Slack going public this week, Business Insider recently sat down with Jacob Bank, Gmail's director of product management, to learn more about Google's enterprise chat strategy.  Bank said an important update will come later this summer when its team chat product, Hangouts Chat, moves into Gmail.  "There's the classic user that likes to keep email and chat separately," Bank said. "But according to our research, the vast majority are just frustrated by having to constantly keep tabs on two...

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  • Meet the 14 top executives who lead Alphabet's 'Other Bets,' helping the company go beyond just Google (GOOG, GOOGL)

    In 2015, Google's corporate structure was completely reimagined, as the search giant moved under the new parent company of Alphabet.  The company's core business — search, YouTube, and Android — would remain a part of Google, under the watch of CEO Sundar Pichai. The rest would be broken out into separate companies, each with their own CEOs. All would fall under the auspices of the new Alphabet construct, led by Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.  These non-Google companies that make...

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  • Meet the 14 top executives who lead Alphabet's 'Other Bets,' helping the company go beyond just Google (GOOG, GOOGL)

    In 2015, Google's corporate structure was completely reimagined, as the search giant moved under the new parent company of Alphabet.  The company's core business — search, YouTube, and Android — would remain apart of Google, but much of its other efforts, including Nest and Waymo, would be broken out into separate companies, each with their own CEOs. Because the top executives of these companies are not named Larry or Sergey or Sundar, they often fly under the radar — but don't overlook these...

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  • Google Assistant now offers navigation help in Waze

    You might not have to touch your screen much at all the next time you navigate with Waze. Google is starting to roll out Assistant support in Waze for Android users, making some of its features available through (relatively) distraction-free voice c

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  • Hong Kong's digital battle: tech that helped protesters now used against them

    Wary of being tracked and targeted like activists inside China, protesters are keeping a low profile online In early June, Ivan Ip, 22, joined a public chat group on Telegram called “Parade 69”, named for a mass demonstration planned in central Hong Kong to protest a bill allowing for the transfer of suspects from the city to China. According to Ip, an administrator of the group of more than 30,000 people, they discussed things like bringing sunscreen, water, and umbrellas to block the sun or...

    the Guardian
  • Google Stadia vs Nvidia GeForce Now: which is the best cloud gaming service?

    Google Stadia is around the corner, but the PC already has some great options for cloud gaming. But which is the best?

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  • Apple Maps is getting a huge update in iOS 13 — and it could finally help it catch up to Google Maps (GOOG, AAPL)

    Apple's redesigned Maps app is one of the biggest updates coming in iOS 13 later this year. But many of the new features feel like Apple playing catch up to Google Maps. Regardless, it's an opportunity for Apple to redefine its navigation app after its rocky launch in 2012. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Google Maps routinely makes it into Apple's list of the year's most popular iPhone apps, and for good reason. With accurate turn-by-turn directions, features that make it...

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