Google agrees to pay $8 billion to be the default search engine on Samsung devices

Google has agreed to pay Samsung Electronics $8 billion over four years to allow its search engine, voice assistant, and app store to be used by default on the company’s mobile devices. This became known during a lawsuit between Epic Games and Google, writes Bloomberg. Epic Games’ lawyer presented the ... Read more

Mozilla tells how it made a “failed” bet on Yahoo search engine in 2014

Mozilla’s decision to change the default search engine in Firefox from Google to Yahoo turned out to be a bad bet that worsened the user experience. This was told by the company’s CEO Mitchell Baker, writes Bloomberg. She made the statement in an interview in 2022, which was shown during ... Read more

In 2021, Google paid $26 billion to remain the default search engine on browsers and smartphones

According to a slide released during a federal antitrust trial against Google, the company paid $26.3 billion in 2021 to become the default search engine on smartphones and web browsers. This is reported by CNBC. The U.S. Department of Justice and a coalition of attorneys general argued in the case ... Read more

Google search will create images using artificial intelligence

Google has announced the launch of a technology that will allow users to generate images in the search bar using artificial intelligence, reports TechCrunch. The new feature was introduced in the AI-based search engine Search Generative Experience (SGE). To use it, users have to enter a query in the search ... Read more

Microsoft discussed selling Bing to Apple as a replacement for Google

Microsoft has been discussing the possibility of selling its Bing search engine to Apple around 2020. The deal would replace Google as the default search engine on the iPhone manufacturer’s devices. This is reported by Bloomberg, citing knowledgeable sources. According to them, the talks were of an exploratory nature. They ... Read more

The US Department of Justice is trying to prove that Google has suppressed competition for leadership in the field of Internet search

The U.S. Department of Justice used the first week of the trial against Google to prove that the company violated antitrust laws and suppressed competition to maintain its market leadership, writes The Register. The government’s complaint alleges that Google has “stifled competition in the Internet search industry” through exclusive contracts ... Read more

Google has a list of words that employees are not allowed to use – US Department of Justice

Google is facing a lawsuit filed by the US Department of Justice on charges of illegally holding a monopoly in the Internet search market. Government lawyers claim that the company knew that its activities were being scrutinized, so it advised its employees not to use certain words, writes Bloomberg. According ... Read more

Google adds Emoji Kitchen tool to search, which combines different emojis

Google has added the Emoji Kitchen tool to its search engine, which allows combining different emojis. This wis reported by 9to5Google. Earlier, Emoji Kitchen debuted in the Gboard virtual keyboard app for Android. But now the tool has been integrated into the search engine, and you can use it from ... Read more

Sundar Pichai on Google’s 25th anniversary: “Search is still at the core of our mission, and it’s still our biggest breakthrough”

At the end of this month, Google will officially celebrate its 25th birthday. To kick off the festivities, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai reflects on the company’s first quarter century, including the questions and technological advances that led to its biggest breakthroughs and most useful products. He also shares ... Read more

Google makes it easier to remove private information from Search

Google announced updates to Search designed to make it easier for users to control information about themselves. This was reported by Engadget. Last year, the company released a tool that helps people remove search results that include their phone number, home address or email. Google has now updated the ‘Results ... Read more

Try typing the name Katamari into a Google search

Google is known for its love of Easter eggs in search, which has now been replenished with a new one inspired by the Katamari Damacy game series. When users search for the word Katamari, they can play a mini-game that allows you to recreate the basic mechanics of the game ... Read more

Alphabet lost $100 billion in market value due to a mistake in the Google Bard chatbot ad and a weak presentation of AI integration in Internet search

Shareholders initiated a sell-off in Alphabet shares that stripped Google parent of $100 billion in market value after its new Bard chatbot shared inaccurate information in a promotional video and an unveiling of new search capabilities failed to gain much attention, reports Reuters. This has fueled fears that the search ... Read more

Google will add AI features to search, but it will be at least a few weeks before a competitor to ChatGPT appears

As soon as it became known about the announcement of the new Bing search engine from Microsoft, which uses ChatGPT technology, Google has been quick to announce its own changes to Internet search. As previously reported, the success of ChatGPT caught the search giant off uard, and made it announce ... Read more

Microsoft integrates ChatGPT technology into Bing search and Edge browser

Microsoft has announced a new version of the Bing search engine, which is based on an updated version of the same artificial intelligence technology that underlies the ChatGPT chatbot, reports The Verge. The updated search engine will be launched together with the new functions of the Edge browser, which will ... Read more

Google Bard – a competitor to ChatGPT that will be available to try in the coming weeks

The popularity of ChatGPT, which recently grew to 100 million users, forced Google to speed up its work on a competitor called Bard. Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the project on the company’s blog, describing it as an “experimental conversational AI service” that will respond to user requests and participate ... Read more

Google search now has an Easter egg from The Last of Us series

Searching for The Last of Us on mobile and desktop today shows a funny nod to the movie, a red mushroom button at the bottom of the screen. If you click on it, the Cordyceps fungus will appear on the screen. It’s animated with a slow swaying motion that makes ... Read more

No more “page flipping” on the Google search page

Issuing results upon request in Google does not always immediately show the desired or necessary resource among the first. And if the problem is not with the request itself, then sometimes you have to go to the next page of the search. Google, it seems, does not like this either, ... Read more

Google named the most popular searches in Ukraine in 2022

Traditionally, at the end of the year, Google presented the final ranking of Ukrainian users’ search queries. The search engine analyzed what Ukrainians most often searched for and which topics saw the greatest increase in interest during the year. The search query of the year, which showed the highest growth ... Read more

Google has improved the search in quotation marks

Google search often tries to guess what the user meant by correcting their query and suggesting the most popular answers. However, sometimes this is not what is needed, and to direct the Google search in the right direction, you can use a special operator: quotation marks. If you put the ... Read more