5 things we need to see from a Google and Fitbit smartwatch

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Former Google executive to run Italy’s TIM new cloud unit

MILAN: Former Google executive Carlo d’Asaro Biondo has been appointed as Chief executive officer of Telecom Italia’s (TIM) newly-created cloud unit Noovle, Italy’s biggest phone group said on Monday.The creation of the new company is part of the former phone monopoly’s strategy to boost and diversify its revenues, providing services to businesses and state-controlled offices […]

Google workers to form global union alliance

Google employees from across the globe are forming a union alliance, weeks after more than 200 workers at the search engine giant and other units of parent company Alphabet Inc formed a labor union for U.S. and Canadian offices.Alpha Global was formed in coordination with UNI Global Union, a union federation that represents about 20 […]

Google Maps will soon display Covid-19 vaccination sites

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai also said Monday that the company is donating $100 million in ad grants to CDC Foundation, the World Health Organization and other nonprofits to run “critical public service health announcements” about the virus. “We recognize that getting vaccines to people is a complex problem to solve, and we’re committed […]

Google files patent for a device that can draw blood without using needles

Anyone who suffers from a condition that requires they take frequent blood tests – particularly diabetes, where individuals need to check their glucose levels several times a day – will know it can be an unpleasant, time-consuming and occasionally painful experience. But now, Google might be working on a way to make the whole process […]

Google wants to shake up diabetes treatment options with high-tech contact lenses

Early this year, Google announced that they were developing contact lenses that can detect glucose levels, and according to Inquisitr, those lenses will begin human testing in 2016. The lenses have tiny wireless chips and sensors in between two layers of lenses that measure blood sugar levels by analyzing the wearer’s tears. Google has also […]

Google employees from 10 countries form global union to prevent Alphabet from ‘being evil’

Google employees from across 13 regions in 10 countries which includes the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States have formed an international union. Called Alpha Global, the motive is simple, prevent Google and its parent company from ‘being evil’. “Alphabet has long lost its commitment of “Don’t be evil,” but we haven’t. Together, we […]

Google to soon start showing Covid-19 vaccination locations in Search and Maps

Internet search giant Google has announced that it is working on rolling out new tools in helping people find the vaccine for Covid-19. “Today we’re announcing that we’re providing more than $150 million to promote vaccine education and equitable distribution and making it easier to find locally relevant information, including when and where to get […]

Otter can now transcribe your Google Meet chats in real time

This new feature will likely prove useful for improving accessibility as workforces continue to adapt to the challenges of remote work — and it could make conducting meetings easier as interruptions at home (like a sick child or hungry pet) require participants to step away from their screens.

Google turns its offices into Covid-19 vaccine clinics to help accelerate rollout while staff continue to work from home until the summer

Google will start immediately showing vaccine hub locations in Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas and Mr Pichai says it will expand this feature to ‘more states and countries to come’. Pictured, Google’s office in Washington which will be tuned into a vaccine centre