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  1. Jan

    Google defeats lawsuit decrying animal abuse videos on YouTube

    Google wins in animal abuse lawsuit against YouTube An animal rights group failed in a legal attempt to force Google to do more to keep videos of animal abuse off its YouTube streaming platform. Alphabet Inc.’s Google is protected by a federal law, Section 230 of the Communications Decency...
  2. Jan

    Discord switches Android app to React Native

    Discord revamps Android app to bring it up to speed with iOS Discord has overhauled its Android app using React Native to improve the speed at which it receives new features, it said in a blog post. In the past new features have rolled out to Discord's desktop and iOS apps before they arrive...
  3. Jan

    South Africa's data centre growth

    Growth of data centres in South Africa South Africa's data centre market is growing rapidly, with industry players building bigger and more advanced data centres. The list of companies with facilities in the country continues to grow after Teraco kicked off South Africa's carrier-neutral data...
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    Google Play Store will remove copycat apps in droves

    Google Play Store to crack down on copycat apps Google has announced several policy changes to its Play Store application marketplace, including stricter rules regarding copycat applications. From 31 August, Google will not allow applications that “mislead someone by impersonating someone else...
  5. Jan

    Third-party cookies survive another year as Google postpones removing them from Chrome

    Google delays killing third-party cookies in Chrome Google has delayed a plan to implement its new Privacy Sandbox APIs and phase out third-party cookies from its Chrome browser by a year. This is the second time the Internet giant has pushed back the switchover since it unveiled the Privacy...
  6. Hanno Labuschagne

    Google and Microsoft shares climb after reporting double-digit revenue growth

    Google and Microsoft shares climb after reporting double-digit revenue growth Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Texas Instruments Inc. posted double-digit quarterly revenue growth on Tuesday and expressed optimism about the coming months, reassuring investors who had been fretting that the...
  7. Jan

    Google Play adopting honour system for app permission disclosure

    Google Play Store dropping app permission information Google is dropping its separate "app permission" sections in the Play Store in favour of descriptions provided by the specific developer, according to an Ars Technica report. This comes just a week before the tech giant reaches the deadline...
  8. Jan

    Takealot disagrees with Competition Commission report, Google and Uber Eats promise feedback

    Takealot, Uber Eats, and Google respond to Competition Commission report Takealot.com says it does not agree with some of the Competition Commission’s provisional findings in its Online Intermediation Platforms Market Inquiry summary report. “We have and will continue to engage with the panel...
  9. Jan

    Google rolls out Android 13 release candidate

    Google releases final Android 13 beta Google has started rolling out the fourth and final beta for its soon-to-be-released Android 13 operating system (OS), providing developers with an early look at the changes. The tech giant said the official release of Android 13 is "just a few weeks away".
  10. Hanno Labuschagne

    Google slowing hiring as tech boom quiets down

    Google slowing hiring as tech boom quiets down Alphabet Inc.’s Google plans to slow hiring for the remainder of the year in the face of a potential economic recession, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said Tuesday in an email to staff. Pichai said the company will focus on hiring...
  11. Jan

    YouTube picture-in-picture expanding to iOS devices

    YouTube picture-in-picture expanding to iOS devices Google has announced that it will roll out YouTube's picture-in-picture (PiP) feature to iOS and iPadOS devices over the next few days. The feature lets users watch videos in a floating window while browsing other apps, and Google specified...
  12. Jan

    YouTube launches setting to fight comment scams

    YouTube clamps down on comment spam and fake accounts YouTube has added a new setting for creators to help them reduce the number of spammers and impersonators swindling their subscribers. Major YouTube channels like MKBHD and Jacksepticeye have recently complained about how difficult they...
  13. Jan

    Telegram launches Premium subscriptions - R89.99 per month for South Africans on iOS

    Telegram Premium launched — what you get for R89.99 per month Instant messaging platform Telegram has announced the launch of its subscription service, which the company said would let users support the app’s development and access additional features. iOS users in South Africa can subscribe...
  14. Jan

    YouTube lets TV app connect to smartphone as second screen

    YouTube's TV app lets you use your phone as a second screen YouTube has introduced a new feature that will allow users to use their Android phone or iPhone as a second screen for the service's TV app, according to a statement from the company. This makes it easier to interact with the video...
  15. Jan

    YouTube adds TV shows in US region - free streaming, with ads

    YouTube launches ad-supported TV series streaming YouTube has launched free ad-supported TV show streaming for users in the United States. Some of the available TV shows include Andromeda, Heartland, Hell’s Kitchen, and Kitchen Nightmares, and users can access them on YouTube’s web version...
  16. Jan

    YouTube at Risk of Russia ban after Facebook is deemed illegal

    YouTube faces Russia ban after Facebook ruled "extremist" Google, one of the few American corporate giants still operating in Russia, is poised to lose one of its biggest footholds in the country as tensions with the Kremlin continue to escalate. Alphabet Inc.’s Google shut its advertising...
  17. Jan

    Google to buy cybersecurity firm Mandiant for $5.4 billion

    Google buying cybersecurity company Mandiant for R82.5 billion — in cash Google agreed to purchase cybersecurity company Mandiant Inc. for $5.4 billion (R82.53 billion), adding internet security products that will bolster the technology giant’s cloud-computing business as it takes on larger...
  18. Jan

    Big Tech begins restricting Russian state media platforms

    YouTube, Facebook, TikTok restricting Russian state-media YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok are restricting state-owned Russian media channels ahead of a likely European Union ban, aiming to curtail propaganda during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The EU announced a ban Sunday, which...
  19. Jan

    Chrome for Android will drop data saver mode in version 100

    Google dropping data saver mode on Chrome for Android Google's upcoming Chrome 100 release will see Android devices lose its "Lite Mode" — previously known as Data Saver — according to a 9to5Google report. The company attributed the change to decreased data costs worldwide and said that it had...
  20. Jan

    South Africa's million-sub club on YouTube grew by 30% - Google

    How many YouTubers in South Africa have over 1 million subscribers YouTube channels in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria saw impressive growth in revenue, viewership, and subscriptions in 2021. This was revealed by YouTube's managing director for European, Middle Eastern and African emerging...
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