Article Category: Google
Google is launching an ad blocker to Chrome and they are telling all publishers to get ready for it. The warning is to let website owners assess their own ads and strip anything that can be disruptive to their pages. Why? Because Chrome’s upcoming ad blocker doesn't block all ads from the web. Instead, it’ll only block ads that are determined to be annoying or intrusive, like videos that autoplay with sound or interstitials that take up the whole screen.
Google I/O is taking place at their headquarters in Mountain View, California. And as always, they kick off the show with some fun statistics. CEO Sundar Pichai announced that the company’s Android operating system just recently crossed a major milestone. It has now more than 2 billion monthly active users. The company had added nearly 400 million users since its last update back in September of 2015. Android isn’t the only massive property that Google has under its umbrella. Aside from the world’s most popular mobile operating system, the company has seven services which have reached a billion users: Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome, Google Maps, Gmail, Search, and Google Play. In addition to those statistics, Pichai also noted that people all over the world have downloaded 82 billion apps during last year and also tune into Youtube to watch more than 1 billion hours of video every day. Pichai also mentioned that Google Drive now has 800 million users, and Google Photos has crossed the 500 million monthly user mark. And Google Assistant is now available on 100 million devices and across over 70 different devices - including iPhones. A lot of numbers are being voiced in billions today, and Google is still not yet done. We all know that these
Google is already working on its next Pixel, and as a part of the process, they are talking to LG’s display Division. So here is an early clue to what we can expect to see for the next Pixel phones from the search giant: Flexible OLED Display.
Last year, Google announced that they would shut down Map Maker, their older online tool that allowed anyone to contribute updates to their “Google Maps” application. Map Maker has been around since 2008, it has let users correct or fill in missing map content (place details, roads, business information, etc.). This tool has been a big help for people in emerging markets, where most often than not, official or detailed maps are not yet available.
Last 2011, during the Google I/O conference, Sundar Pichai announced a new product from the search giant. It is not a new advertising program, app, or a new search algorithm. Instead, they announce
Early this week, Google Maps rolled out a new update where users are allowed to make lists of all the places you star, save, and share with your friends. The update has three list types -