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Google is changing how Google Drive handles trashed files and documents. Starting on October 13th, files in the trash will automatically delete after 30 days.

Google Drive will start to delete trashed files after 30 days starting on October...

Google is changing how Google Drive handles trashed files and documents. Starting on October 13th, files in the trash will automatically delete after 30 days. The change means that Drive’s trash will work the same way as other Google products, like Gmail, for more consistent behavior across all of Google’s products.
Google has published an open letter about a newly proposed government regulation that would compel it to pay media outlets for news content.

Google lobbies Australian users against plans to make it pay for news

Google has published an open letter about a newly proposed government regulation that would compel it to pay media outlets for news content. Australians visiting their local Google homepage are presented with an ominous pop-up which warns that “the way Aussies use Google is at risk” and “their search experience will be hurt by new regulation.” It’s a bold lobbying move that puts Google’s arguments against the change in front of millions of Australians.
Opera for Business is an expansion of the company’s existing portfolio of products and services supporting small and medium enterprises.

Opera launches Opera For Business, announce new partnership with Google My Business

In 2019 Opera launched OLeads, a lead generation platform, and OList, an online marketplace for local merchants. Today hundreds of thousands of local merchants and businesses have already been onboarded and remain active on these platforms, allowing them to establish an online presence and connect with the quickly growing internet user base in the country.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google adds fact-check to images

Google said Monday it was adding fact-check labels to images as part of its efforts to stem visually misleading information.
As the inks flow in tributes to Abba Kyari by those who loved and despised him, let us not forget that Abba was much misunderstood and often maligned.

Food, Abba Kyari dominate Google search in Nigeria

Google on Monday, said the trending search term on Google Nigeria over the past 30 days had been ‘how to make bread?’, followed by ‘who is Abba Kyari?’.
Google is making a significant change to its Google Shopping platform by letting any business owner that sells products online list their inventory for free.

Google to let any business list products on Google Shopping platform for free

Google is making a significant change to its Google Shopping platform by letting any business owner that sells products online list their inventory for free. Usually, an e-commerce operation would need to pay for ad placement on Google Shopping. But the company says it will now let anyone who operates a website or manages a store on a marketplace platform list without paying. Google still plans to charge companies for top placement as promoted listings.
“In Web pages that contain Flash content, Google Search will ignore the Flash content,” noted Google engineering manager Dong-Hwi Lee in a blog post. “Google Search will stop indexing standalone SWF files.”

Google Search to stop indexing Flash content in late 2019

Google has announced that it will stop indexing Flash content in Search, as the internet gears up to bid a (not so fond) farewell to the multimedia software platform next year.

Why 10 percent of all Google Search results are changing

Google is currently rolling out a change to its core search algorithm that it says could change the rankings of results for as many as one in ten queries. It’s based on cutting-edge natural language processing (NLP) techniques developed by Google researchers and applied to its search product over the course of the past 10 months.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google faces winged-monkey privacy protest

Google has angered a privacy expert by repeatedly identifying him as a “dwarf character actor” famous for playing a winged monkey in The Wizard of Oz.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google updates SOS Alerts with visualizations of natural disasters

Google has announced a number of enhancements to SOS Alerts, a safety feature first introduced to Google Maps and Search nearly two years ago.
This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display at the Smart China Expo at Chongqing International Expo Center in southwest China's Chongqing. - AFP PHOTO - STR - China OUT

Google offers Android users choices to satisfy EU

Google on Thursday said users of its hugely popular Android devices would be offered a choice of five browsers and search engines as part of the company’s effort to meet EU competition concerns.

Osun elections, Black Panther, Atiku Abubakar dominate 2018 Google Search in Nigeria

Google on Wednesday announced the results of its 2018 year in search, offering an insight into the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria.
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Google celebrates 20 years of Search

The Country Director, Google Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, says the social and economic tool known as Google Search has attained 20 years.
(FILES) This file photograph taken on September 21, 2016, shows a statue donated by Google during its inauguration in Montelimar, as Google launches a new version of the android operating system called 'Android 7.0' or 'Nougat'. The European Union is set to impose a 4.3 billion euro (USD5 billion) fine on Google it announced on July 18, 2018, for abusing the dominant market position of its Android smartphone system, a source close to the matter told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / JEFF PACHOUD

Google braces for huge EU fine over Android

Google faced a record EU fine Wednesday for using its Android smartphone system to illegally boost its search engine, in a ruling that risks a fresh clash between Brussels and Washington.

Google to invest $550 million in China e-commerce giant JD.com

Google will invest more than half a billion dollars in China’s second-largest e-commerce company JD.com as part of a move to expand retail services around the world, the companies said Monday.

Google partners with retail giants to monetize online product searches

Alphabet’s Google routinely fields product queries from millions of shoppers. Now it wants to take a cut of their purchases, too.

Corp members’ death, foreign news dominate Google search

The death of an unidentified National Youth Service Corps member in Akwa Ibom State dominated searches on the internet search engine Google this week.

Google introduces 5 more products

Google has announced introduction of five additional products that would enable internet users to access information with ease.

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Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has warned workers in the state that the coming months will not be easy despite the health challenges already posed by the global pandemic COVID-19.

#EndSARS: Abia governor appeals to youths to sheathe sword

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has called on the protesting youths in the state to sheathe their swords and allow the government time to redress their grievances.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 37 new virus cases

Thirty-seven new coronavirus infections have been reported across Nigeria with no COVID-19-related death in eight states and the Federal Capital Territory.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said that the Nigerian economy has lost over N700 billion to the #EndSARS protests over the last 12 days.

#EndSARS: Enugu protesters shut major roads

Angry protesters virtually shutdown Enugu metropolis Wednesday taking over some areas in continuation of the nationwide #EndSARS protest.
The Commissioner for In­formation and Strategy, Gben­ga Omotoso, while speaking on the commencement of the campaign on Thursday, said it was initiated after discovering that members of the public did not comply with the directives.

#EndSARS: Lagos government to investigate Lekki shootings

The Lagos State government said it would investigate reports of shootings at the Lekki Toll plaza, which followed the 24-hour curfew imposed to stop criminals hiding under the #ENDSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens.

#EndSARS: Stop killing peaceful protesters – Hillary Clinton tells President Buhari

Former United States presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has made a public appeal to Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari to end the killing of peaceful protesters.