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Historic Victory for Epic Games; Jury Rules Google Play Store is an Illegal Monopoly

Adrian Werner, 12 December 2023, 06:28

Epic Games has won in court against Google. The jury found that the Android developer had guaranteed a monopoly of its services on Android devices through illegal methods.

Also Google Executes Mass Layoffs; 12,000 Employees Lose Work

Damian Mista, 21 January 2023, 14:38

Google has laid off 12,000 employees due to the current economic situation. The Mountain View giant plans to redirect priorities to, among other things, the development of artificial intelligence.

Google and Nvidia Also Fear Microsoft's Merger With Activision

Jakub Tarchala, 13 January 2023, 13:39

The finalization of a record-breaking gaming industry deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard could mean a „reshuffling” of the market and a time of great change. Google and Nvidia join the group of companies companies that voice concerns.

Nice Gesture by Ubisoft: Games Bought on Stadia Transferable to PC

Damian Mista, 02 October 2022, 23:17

Ubisoft has informed that it is working on the possibility of moving its games from Stadia to Ubisoft Connect. Google's service will close on January 18, 2023.

Google Stadia Might Shut Down Later This Summer [UPDATED]

Adrian Werner, 29 July 2022, 19:54

According to new rumors, Google's Stadia will not even make it to this year's fall. The service is expected to be shut down in the next two months.

Thanks to Google Every Company Will Have Its Own Stadia

Adrian Werner, 16 March 2022, 15:39

Google has unveiled Immersive Stream for Games, a system that will enable other companies to create their own game streaming services.

Windows to the Rescue - PC Games Playable on Google Stadia

Michal Ciezadlik, 11 March 2022, 14:52

There are many indications that Google will soon come up with a solution to run Windows-based games on its cloud gaming platform Stadia.

Google Stadia in Trouble - Change of Name and Strategy

Miriam Moszczynska, 05 February 2022, 13:54

Google Stadia is in trouble. One is tempted to say that they are quite large, but the company from Mountain View still sticks to its project.

Android Games on Windows; Google Play Games Beta Launches

Martin Nothing, 21 January 2022, 12:12

Google Play Games app, available for a long time in Google Play, is finally coming to Windows PCs. Users will be able to play games known from Android on their PCs.

Google Creates App to Run Android Games on PC

Adrian Werner, 11 December 2021, 20:44

Google is preparing an app that will enable PCs to run Android mobile games.

Google Employees Oppose Company's Cooperation With Israel

Arkadiusz Strzala, 02 November 2021, 17:36

Employees protest against the Nimbus project, a joint initiative of Google, Amazon and the Israeli government. Several of them renounce the anonymity of the petition and at the same time reveal their Semitic nationality.

Google Sues Epic; Fortnite on Android Still Bypasses Google Play's Commision

Michael Zegar, 13 October 2021, 21:58

Google is suing Epic Games. As it turns out, despite Fortnite being removed from Google Play, the game continues to make money on Android - while avoiding paying a commission for the Mountain View giant.

Chrome Will Get New Browsing History, What Does This Mean?

Arkadiusz Strzala, 04 October 2021, 14:06

Google says it's working on experimental features for the Chrome browser. One of them will group visited pages in history to make content easier to find.

Changes in Chrome May Restrict Ad Blockers

Adrian Werner, 02 October 2021, 21:54

Google has announced a timetable for moving away from the Manifest V2 spec. Its abandonment may cause big problems for ad blocker developers.

'Google' is the Most Popular Search Term on Bing

Arkadiusz Strzala, 01 October 2021, 15:13

Freshly installed Windows, Bing website opened in Edge. What's the first thing you're typing? Mostly just 'Google'. It's still the undisputed king of search engines.

Google Chrome 94 Introduces Controversial AFK Detection

Arkadiusz Strzala, 24 September 2021, 14:01

Chrome browser is introducing a feature that many may see as another level of surveillance. The new API that detects user inactivity takes into account much more data.

Android 12 Launch Date Leaked

Miriam Moszczynska, 14 September 2021, 15:53

The new Android is coming very soon. Last week marked the release of Android 12 Beta 5, the last test version before the launch. According to leaks, the finished system is expected to appear in early October.

YouTube With Improved Search Engine; Google Tests New Features

Jacob Blazewicz, 18 August 2021, 19:42

Google is preparing new features for YouTube. The popular service will receive various search engine improvements, such as chapter display and automatic video translation.

Google Slashes Salaries of Remote Workers Based on Where They Live

Arkadiusz Strzala, 11 August 2021, 17:01

How to earn less at Google? All you need to do is to permanently relocate in remote work mode to some place not too urbanized, it doesn't have to be far from the main office. Thanks to this, your salary could be reduced by up to 25%.

Corporations Will Introduce Mandatory Vaccinations for Employees

Michal Ciezadlik, 29 July 2021, 14:41

Stationary employees at Google and Facebook will have to get a mandatory vaccination if they want to return to work on the companies' campuses and offices.

Google Claims Stadia is Doing Fine

Bart Swiatek, 17 May 2021, 15:57

Nate Ahearn - head of product marketing at Google - summed up the current situation of Google Stadia in a recent interview, and in his opinion it is „alive and well”. More than 100 more titles will debut on the platform this year.

Stadia Loses Part of Key Staff to Jade Raymond's Team

Jacob Blazewicz, 05 May 2021, 18:31

Google has parted ways with more employees overseeing Google Stadia. John Justice, vice president and head of product, has left the company's ranks, and a number of others have joined Haven Studios, founded by Jade Raymond.

Google Earth Just Received a Massive Update, Timelapse Option Available

Jacob Blazewicz, 16 April 2021, 21:24

Google Earth just got a big update, and with it the Timelapse feature. This enables us to see how the place of our choice on Earth has changed over the past 37 years.

Android Sends 20 Times More of Your Data Than iPhone

Arkadiusz Strzala, 01 April 2021, 15:23

Google can collect up to 20 times more data than Apple. That's according to a controversial study published by a researcher at a Dublin university.

Google Play Cuts Revenue Share, Tim Sweeney Criticizes

Filip Wegrzyn, 17 March 2021, 13:43

Google, following Apple, is cutting the commission for developers submitting apps to Google Play store by half. Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, is not happy with this decision.

Google Sued for Incognito Mode Tracking

Bart Swiatek, 15 March 2021, 16:00

An American court will hear the class action lawsuit filed against Google. The plaintiffs accuse the corporation of not being clear enough about the limitations of incognito mode in the Chrome browser and are demanding $5 billion.

Google to Stop Targeting Ads Using Web Browsing History

Michael Kulakowski, 03 March 2021, 21:46

Google is making big changes to its existing business model. The company has announced that it will stop selling ads that use users' search and browsing history. The existing solutions will be replaced by new data collection techniques that are based on anonymous information covering large groups of Internet users.

Failure of Google Stadia According to Former and Current Employees

Adrian Piotrowski, 27 February 2021, 20:20

Lack of understanding of the industry, spending huge amounts of money on ports of major titles, and a rushed launch - these are a few reasons for the failure of Google's streaming platform Stadia as reported by several former and current employees of the company.

Terraria Devs Resume Cooperation With Google

Adrian Piotrowski, 27 February 2021, 17:02

Less than three weeks ago, the creator of Terraria announced the end of cooperation with Google, because he lost access to all his accounts. Yesterday, the situation was finally resolved and the popular sandbox will finally be released on Stadia.

Google Cannot Fix a Bug in Its Own Stadia Game

Adrian Piotrowski, 23 February 2021, 17:23

At the beginning of the month, a game called Journey to the Savage Planet was added to Google Stadia's offer, but a few days later a bug appeared in the game which made it impossible to continue playing. The bigger problem is that there is nobody who can fix it.

Google Blames ZeniMax Acquisition for Closure of Stadia's Devteams

Filip Wegrzyn, 17 February 2021, 17:59

According to a recent report from Kotaku, the closure of studios developing games for Google Stadia could have been influenced by Microsoft's buying streak and recent acquisitions of ZeniMax Media and Bethesda Softworks.

Is This What Android 12 Will Look Like?

Bart Swiatek, 10 February 2021, 14:33

Thanks to several screenshots, discovered by the editors of one of the industry websites, we learned what the new version of Google's mobile OS - Android 12 - will probably look like.

Terraria Not Coming to Stadia, Google Blocked Developer's Accounts

Adrian Piotrowski, 08 February 2021, 17:03

Andrew Spinks, creator of Terraria, lost access to all his Google accounts three weeks ago. Today, he announced that he will no longer cooperate with the company.

Google Stadia Shuts Down In-house Studios to Pursue Other Goals

Adrian Piotrowski, 02 February 2021, 12:47

Google has closed its two studios in Montreal and Los Angeles. Stadia will continue to offer streaming of games from other publishers, but will no longer receive any original productions, other than those already in development.

YouTube's Clip Creation Feature Undergoes Testing

Milosz Szubert, 29 January 2021, 18:08

A feature enabling you to create clips from streams and published videos on YouTube is coming. It is currently being tested on a strictly limited number of channels.

Stadia Pro With 30-minute Trial Without Our Credit Card Number

Paul Musiolik, 22 December 2020, 21:17

Google offers a half-hour trial version of the Stadia Pro subscription without requiring a credit card number. But does that make any sense?

Google's Blob Opera AI Sings Carols and Helps Make Music

Filip Wegrzyn, 16 December 2020, 21:47

Opera lovers can finally take an active part in their passion by creating it with the help of artificial intelligence. The Google Arts & Culture initiative called Blob Opera enables us to create opera music in a very simple way.

YouTube Will Display Ads in All Videos

Bart Swiatek, 23 November 2020, 13:44

YouTube has made changes to the terms and conditions of the platform, as a result of which ads will be displayed in all videos, regardless of the choice of the content creator and participation, or lack of thereof, in the YouTube Partner program.

Chrome 87 Offers Improved Performance and New Features

Bart Swiatek, 18 November 2020, 21:39

Google has released another version of its browser, numbered 87. The app has noticeably higher performance than its predecessor, better resource management and offers several new options.

Streamers Should Buy Licenses for Streaming?

Paul Musiolik, 23 October 2020, 16:17

The creative director of Stadia Montreal voiced a rather controversial thesis. According to him, anyone who wants to livestream video games should pay for a relevant license to the developer or publisher.

Google's Ex-CEO on Social Media: „Amplifiers for Idiots”

Bart Swiatek, 23 October 2020, 16:08

Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO and member of Alphabet holding's board of directors, currently one of its shareholders, said during a conversation that social media serve as amplifiers for idiots and crazy people. In his opinion, this was not the original idea of their creators and unless something changes, new regulations will appear.

Yet Another Google Victim is no Longer Available on Google Play

Agnes Adamus, 13 October 2020, 17:07

The process of extinguishing Google Play Music continues. The shop where we could buy digital versions of songs has been shut down. By the end of the year the remaining functions of the service will also be removed.

EU Citizens Will be Able to Remove Pre-installed Phone Apps

Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 01 October 2020, 12:24

The European Union will address the problem of applications pre-installed on our devices by manufacturers and operators.

Manual Night Mode Finally Coming to Google Maps

Christian Pieniazek, 30 September 2020, 14:03

Although Google Maps already has a night mode, it's activated automatically. However, the company is making changes in this area, and some users can already decide how the application will look on their devices.

Google Accidentally Leaks Price of Pixel 5

Bart Swiatek, 28 September 2020, 13:23

The Japanese branch of Google accidentally revealed the price of the Google Pixel 5 smartphone. The device should cost around $700 and launch on September 30.

Former YouTube Moderator Sues Company for Work-related Trauma

Bart Swiatek, 22 September 2020, 11:32

A former YouTube moderator decided to sue her former employer, arguing that watching videos that often depicted very violent scenes for several hours a day result in her suffering from depression and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Google Drive Will Automatically Delete Our Files From the Bin

Karol Laska, 17 September 2020, 22:44

No more storing files in the Google Drive bin forever. Under the new rules, data older than 30 days will be automatically deleted.

Android 11 Available; Outline of New Features

Arkadiusz Strzala, 09 September 2020, 14:44

Upgrade to Android version 11 is now available on selected phone models. Owners of these devices can now see the changes and new features.

Google May be Accused of Monopolistic Practices - Again

Bart Swiatek, 07 September 2020, 15:10

According to the Reuters news agency - citing several anonymous sources - U.S. Department of Justice investigators may soon be bringing several monopoly charges against Google. The accusations concern mainly two areas - web browser and contracts on the advertising market.

Google Gives Up on Another Service

Agnes Adamus, 07 August 2020, 22:29

Google Play Music will close soon. The service will be phased out gradually and will end between October and the end of the year. At the same time, Google encourages subscribers to move their collections to YouTube Music.