Telus and Google Cloud ink 10-year collaboration deal

Telus and Google Cloud have joined together to create digital transformation solutions under a new 10-year agreement. Announced on Feb. 9, Telus is looking to enhance its key business segments with Google’s help.

Published on: February 10th, 2021 Tom Li

Ford picks Google as preferred cloud provider to leverage AI and ML, meaning QNX is out

Ford's vehicles are about to get a lot Googlier. The automaker is the latest one to bet big on Google and recently confirmed that it will use Google's Android platform to power "millions"

Published on: February 2nd, 2021 Alex Coop

Google employees seeking to unionize

More than 200 Google employees have signed with the Communication Workers of America (CWA) to form the Alphabet Workers Union after two Google engineers raised serious concerns in a New York Times opinion

Published on: January 4th, 2021 Tom Li

Google finally hangs up on Hangouts, says auto migrations to Chat begin in 2021

Google says it's sunsetting Hangouts and pivoting to Chat, and Chat will become available as a free service—both in the integrated experience in Gmail and the Chat standalone app.  The news comes just days

Published on: October 16th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Top 5 retail trends to expect this holiday season

Online shopping has dominated the retail industry during the pandemic. From tools to food, even the most loyal window shoppers have opted to buy through their computers or phones. In a web call

Published on: October 8th, 2020 Tom Li

Google renames G Suite to Workspace

Google says it's turning G Suite into a more integrated experience across its various communication and collaboration tools and rebranding it to Google Workspace for a more accurate representation of the product.   Similar

Published on: October 7th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Canadian law firms team up to file class-action suit against Google

Lawyers in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit in the three provinces against Google and its parent Alphabet Inc. on behalf of millions of Canadians, alleging the company

Published on: September 4th, 2020 Howard Solomon

North’s Focals to shut down a month after its acquisition by Google

A month after getting acquired by Google, North Focals announced today that it's "winding down" its smart glasses product and the Focals app. North also noted in the announcement that after July 31,

Published on: July 28th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Eric Schmidt exits Google completely

Eric Schmidt, former chief executive officer of Google, is no longer serving as an advisor to Google and its parent company Alphabet, according to CNET. Schmidt's departure comes 20 months after he left

Published on: May 12th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Google is replacing some Android apps with web apps on Chromebooks

By Catherine Morin   Google is trading some Android apps for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) on Chromebooks. In what appears as an effort to provide a better user experience for Chromebook owners, Google

Published on: April 14th, 2020 ITBusiness Staff

Google mobility report shows tanking foot traffic across Canada

By tracking smartphone location data in February and March, Google has revealed insights into how social distancing has affected the public's travel behaviour across the world. Designed as a tool to shed light

Published on: April 7th, 2020 Tom Li

Can Huawei’s AppGallery really replace Google’s Play Store? I spend a week with Huawei’s Google-less phone

Housing nearly three million apps and seeing more than one billion monthly active users in 2017 alone, Google Play Store has grown to dominate smartphones globally. But ever since the U.S. banned Huawei

Published on: March 24th, 2020 Tom Li

Google bolsters G Suite Hangouts with enterprise features amidst coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to develop, Google is releasing advanced features to Hangout Meets for all G Suite and G Suite for Education users free of charge. New features include: Larger meetings,

Published on: March 4th, 2020 Tom Li

Google CEO Sundar Pichai appointed as the new Alphabet CEO

Google chief executive officer, Sundar Pichai, will ascend as the new CEO of Alphabet, replacing Larry Page who stepped down from his CEO role today. Google cofounder Segey Brin also stepped down from

Published on: December 4th, 2019 Tom Li