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Google Is Buying a Cyber Security Company

Google announced today that it will buy the cyber security company Mandiant for $5.4 billion in cash, due to the strong growth of its business in the cloud computing segment. Google, which owns Alphabet, has offered a price of $23 per share, which is a premium of about 53 percent compared to the price of Mandiant shares before media reports that rival Microsoft is considering buying the cyber company, Reuters reports. The acquisition could strengthen Google's cloud business, which generates more than $19 billion a year but loses billions of dollars a year, and help the company compete in... … Read More »

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Google Drive Will Allow You to Spot Anyone "Sniffing" Your Files

Securing the cloud storage system will become significantly more efficient, thanks to a new update released by Google. The company is updating its Google Drive platform to allow users to track external activities in their logs. This should help administrators detect suspicious and unauthorized actions by external users, including attempts to copy, move, or modify data. In this way, essential business information will be kept secure. Google points out that the feature will be turned on by default, and is delivered to all Google Workplace users who have the Drive audit log turned on. This is the... … Read More »

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Google Hangouts Goes to History: Changes First for Business Users

Starting next month, Google Workspace users will no longer have the classic Hangouts messaging service as part of the transition to Google Chat. Google has announced that it will make Google Chat the default chat application from March 22nd. This means that users will be redirected to Chat when they try to visit Hangouts in Gmail for the web or when they try to use the old Hangouts mobile app. Switching from Google Hangouts to Google Chat is Google's latest step in the process of evolving its messaging strategy. Google Chat should not be confused with the GChat service, which is the unofficial... … Read More »

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Google Allows Businesses to Use Workspace for Free

Google's latest move concerns the improvement of Workspace, and the goal of companies that have existing email systems, but do not have access to modern productivity applications. A big selling point of the Google Workspace Essentials Starter Edition is that it's free, with no "limited trial period". The Workspace Essentials Starter Edition primarily implements Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides, as well as Chat (along with Spaces) and Meet for Communication. As with a free personal account, storage space is limited to 15GB. The biggest thing missing here, of course, is Gmail. No need for... … Read More »

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Google Analytics Is Facing Problems In The EU

Austrian data protection authorities have banned the use of Google Analytics services on sites in Europe, due to violations of GDPR standards. In December last year, the court ruled as follows: "In the opinion of the data protection authorities, the Google Analytics tool (at least in the version of 14 August 2020) cannot therefore be used in accordance with the requirements of 'Chapter V' of the GDPR ". According to this decision, Google Analytics is not compatible with European Union law. It all started when activist Max Schrems and his group "None of your Business (NOYB)" filed a lawsuit... … Read More »

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Still the Most Valuable Brand: Amazon and Google Left Behind

Apple retained the title of the most valuable world brand in 2022 with 355 billion dollars. Its value increased by 35 percent compared to last year, according to a new report, reports Anadolu Agency (AA). "Behind Apple are Amazon with $ 350 and Google with $ 263 billion," according to the latest report from Brand Finance, the world's leading brand valuation consulting firm. … Read More »