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HTC and Google reveal $1.1bn smartphone deal

After months of falling profits, HTC has announced a $1.1bn cooperation agreement with Google that will see a number of HTC employees join the search giant. What’s more, Google will receive a non-exclusive licensing agreement for HTC IP. Many of the HTC employees joining Google have already worked on the …

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HTC is making a new standalone Vive VR headset for Google

The next evolution of VR tech will look to free the headsets from separate hardware. Google has announced that it has partnered to develop two virtual reality headsets that will work as standalone devices. That means they will not have to be plugged into a powerful gaming PC, console or …

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Google acquires VR developer Owlchemy Labs

Job Simulator and Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality developer Owlchemy Labs is now owned by Google. Google is going big on VR following the release of its Daydream platform, and the studio’s early success with Job Simulator clearly made it a priority target. Owlchemy recently discussed the importance it placed …

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Opinion: Generation Media’s Martin Doyle discusses the recent developments at Google

The digital media landscape is seemingly cosmic in size and complexity, and so very tricky for us to picture in its entirety. But if I were to scale it down to something that could be analogised more clearly, it reminds me very much of Minecraft. An open-world, sandbox environment in …

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YouTube imposes new creator monetisation restriction

Smaller YouTube channels will as of today find it harder to generate revenue from their content . The Google owned network has announced a change to its partner program, which until now allowed even new users of the service to immediately start monetising their content. As of now, however, creators …

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Google reckons new AI is stamping out YouTube hate speech ads

Web giant Google claims that a new AI system has increased the number of YouTube videos identified as containing hate speech by a factor of five. The company has seen a number of major advertisers withdraw their YouTube campaigns in recent weeks after growing discomfort of the association between brands …

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YouTube faces advertiser exodus over hate speech fears

A growing list of major global brands are withdrawing their advertising spend on YouTube due to the fear of being associated with hate speech. The Google-owned company has been rocked in recent weeks by the increased awareness of the racist hate speech that has become alarmingly common among some of …

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