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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon debuts Amazon Prime in Mexico for $46/year, with first year discount of $23, after launching full operations in the country less than two years ago   —  Amazon announced this afternoon that its annual membership program, Amazon Prime, is now available in Mexico.
Mar 7, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google's AI-powered translation system expands to Russian, Hindi, and Vietnamese   —  Last fall, Google introduced a new system for machine-assisted language translations, Google Neural Machine Translation system (GNMT), which takes advantage of deep neural networks to translate entire sentences …
Mar 7, 2017, 12:25 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google unveils “playable” ad format for Android game developers that lets users play an in-ad lightweight version of a game and other tools   —  Google rolled out a series of new tools for Android game developers at GDC in San Francisco this week that offer new ways to entice users …
Mar 1, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google quietly launches Meet, a new video conferencing tool designed for HD video meetings   —  Google has quietly launched a new video conferencing application called Meet by Google Hangouts, which is designed for HD video meetings.  The web and mobile application appears to be the latest addition …
Feb 28, 2017, 8:50 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
EFF: Half of web traffic is now encrypted   —  Half of the web's traffic is now encrypted, according to a new report from the EFF released this week.  The rights organization noted the milestone was attributable to a number of efforts, including recent moves from major tech companies to implement HTTPS on their own properties.
Feb 26, 2017, 1:10 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify expands its push into original content with three new podcast series on music and pop culture, with more originals to be announced later this year   —  Spotify is expanding its podcast selection today, with the announcement that it's adding three new original podcast series on its service …
Feb 23, 2017, 12:20 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google's Project Fi starts testing Voice over LTE support   —  Google's wireless service called Project Fi has rolled out Voice over LTE service for a subset of its users, the company confirmed this week via an announcement in Google's product forums.  Users will be able to tell that they've …
Feb 21, 2017, 11:40 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google News expands “fact check” tag for stories on web and mobile apps to Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina   —  In October, Google announced it would begin highlighting fact-checked resources in its Google News vertical, allowing readers to more easily find links to reputable sources …
Feb 15, 2017, 4:50 PMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Mail mobile app updated with Caller ID, ability to sync photos between phone and desktop   —  Yahoo may be a troubled company, with its multiple data breaches, SEC investigation, and delayed acquisition* proceedings, but its Yahoo Mail product still has 225 million monthly active users.
Feb 14, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Maps lets you save and share favorite places with launch of Lists, which can be public, private, or shared with a link   —  Google Maps is today rolling out a new feature to all users on iOS and Android devices that will allow you to make lists of places that you can star, save and share with friends.
Feb 13, 2017, 8:10 AMIn context

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