Google has long had a frenemy position with regards to the world of news: it can direct a lot of traffic to online publishers, but that's only if people bother to click on links after getting the gist of the story from Google itself (and that's before considering Google's AMP approach on mobile that keeps users on Google URLs after they click). Now Google is offering another, complementary, option to these publishers, or at least some of them. Today the company unveiled its latest effort to claw back more credibility in the news publishing world, launching the Google News Showcase.
Apple's fight with Epic Games is just the first shot in what could be a long war over its App Store policies.
Four years after the introduction of the Google Home smart speaker, Google showcased its successor to the company's mid-range smart speaker. In keeping with the broader rebranding of the company's smart home products, the device is now called Nest Audio. The company says it prioritized more bass, added volume and clearer sound when designing the product which replaces the aged Google Home smart speaker.