Hawking, Man U, Orlando Pirates trend on Google this week

By Press Release 16 March 2018

It’s fairly unusual for a scientist’s death to top South Africa’s search trends, but when that scientist has the profile of Stephen Hawking, the usual rules don’t apply. Much of the rest of the week was, however, on trend with... FULL STORY >


Google Maps APIs now available for game developers

By Staff Writer 15 March 2018

Remember those carefree days of Pokémon Go? Expect more of these augmented reality games in future thanks to Google Maps. The company has announced that the Google Maps APIs are now available for game developers to help build virtual worlds. FULL STORY >


Google pulled 3.2 billion bad ads from the web last year

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 15 March 2018

The company's war on bad advertising saw them remove more than 3.2 billion ads from the web last year, nearly doubling what it managed in 2016. FULL STORY >


Google bans cryptocurrency ads

By Staff Writer 15 March 2018

Google is taking steps to restrict Cryptocurrencies and related content on its network. FULL STORY >


Machine Learning is here - Why not reap the benefits?

By Press Release 14 March 2018

Google’s recent announcement that its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning courses will be made available to the general public free of charge highlights the rapid pace at which machine learning is becoming a part of everyday... FULL STORY >


Google reportedly rebranding Android Wear as Wear OS

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 12 March 2018

The company's wearable platform could be getting a rebrand, along with a new name and open operating system. FULL STORY >


Developer preview details logo and features for Android P

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 8 March 2018

Set to be revealed in full at Google I/O later this year, developers get a look at what Android P will feature. FULL STORY >


Hangouts Chat is Google's new bot-powered Slack competitor

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 1 March 2018

First mentioned by Google a little over a year ago, the company is making its Slack competitor, Hangouts Chat, available to users in the coming days. FULL STORY >


Stallone’s not dead, Ramaphosa delivers SONA, Gigaba does the budget: Top Google search trends this week

By Press Release 23 February 2018

After a couple of weeks of uncertainty, followed by jubilation, South Africans this week saw their government get back to work. FULL STORY >


Google addressing copyright infringement in Image Search

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 19 February 2018

Following a recent dispute with Getty Images over copyright infringement, Google is refining its Image Search. FULL STORY >


Rumoured features surface for Android P

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 13 February 2018

A recent report from Bloomberg points to some of the features that Google will be focusing on for Android P. FULL STORY >


Google inks deal worth $1.1 billion for HTC's Pixel phone team

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 30 January 2018

First announced in September last year, Google finally completes deal for HTC's Pixel team in a deal worth $1.1 billion. FULL STORY >


Google X launches cybersecurity company called Chronicle

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 25 January 2018

Designed to detect threats and store security related data, Google X launches new company named Chronicle. FULL STORY >


Google announces date for 2018 I/O conference

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 25 January 2018

The annual conference is set for 8-10 May this year. FULL STORY >


Quicker reaction GIFs come to Google's iOS Gboard

By Robin-Leigh Chetty 22 January 2018

The new feature will allow iOS Gboard users to make reaction GIFs easier than before. FULL STORY >

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