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Google Express online shopping service launches in Nebraska

Google Express online shopping service launches in Nebraska

Google Express has been launched at some locations in Nebraska. The platform offers the option to buyers to shop for goods from many retailers at Google Express website. The purchases made at different retailers are delivered in batches by Google.

Google Express service offers delivery of goods to doorstep and currently has 17 big and medium sized merchants using its platform. Google Express members pay $95 per year for free delivery of goods from different retailers.

Google takes its self-driving program to next level by hiring high-level Airbnb executive

Google takes its self-driving program to next level by hiring high-level Airbnb executive

Many companies have been trying their hand in self-driving technology. Google is no different, as its Self-Driving Car unit has hired Shaun Stewart, a top-notch Airbnb executive. Earlier, Stewart was the global head of vacation rentals for Airbnb and now, he is director for the Google X program.

Google to phase out support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux

Google to phase out support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac and Linux

In a Friday announcement, Google said that it plans to gradually end support for Chrome apps on all platforms excepting Chrome OS.

According to the announcement, the special apps which Google had launched in 2013 to run inside the Chrome browser will be removed from the Windows, Mac and Linux platforms by early 2018. These special apps were introduced by Google for offering new functions which were otherwise not available on the web.

Founder of Google Ventures Bill Maris to quit by this week’s end

Founder of Google Ventures Bill Maris to quit by this week’s end

Founder of GV, earlier known as Google Ventures, Bill Maris is quitting his position by the end of this week. Maris, who founded the unit in 2009, would be replaced by David Krane, a managing partner at GV.

Google seeks FCC’s permission to test Internet-disseminating radios at 24 US locations

Google seeks FCC’s permission to test Internet-disseminating radios at 24 US locations

In a new filing with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Google’s parent company Alphabet has laid out its plans for the next experimental stage of its Google Fiber service, and has sought permission from the agency to test Internet-disseminating radios in a number of regions across the country.

Google Assures Android Users of Quadrooter Vulnerability Not Being Severe Threat

Google Assures Android Users of Quadrooter Vulnerability Not Being Severe Threat

Security firm Check Point recently unveiled the emergence of the Quadrooter vulnerability that has given hackers access to 900 million Android devices by exploiting four security features simultaneously. But, an assurance has come from Google’s side that Quadrooter in fact is not a security threat, as it is being portrayed to be.

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