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App Actions expands with four new categories

App Actions, first previewed at last year’s Google I/O, is expanding with built-in intents for four new App Action categories: health and fitness, finance and banking, food ordering and ridesharing. These new intents are aimed at enabling developers to integrate their apps with Google Assistant. Here’s an example of it in action: Users can execute …

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Reported Google browser change could be final death blow to cookies

Google is planning to announce new tools for Chrome that offer users more control over third party tracking cookies, according to the Wall Street Journal. The controls and default settings would be somewhat less “severe” than the anti-cookie tracking moves made by Safari and Firefox, which adopted default tracking protection. Browser announcement to come at …

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Google announces ads updates for app developers at Google I/O

With the kickoff of the annual Google I/O developer conference today, Google announced updates for app developers buying and selling ads via AdWords and AdMob, respectively. Google added that Android users downloaded 94 billion apps from Google Play last year. That’s up from 82 billion apps downloaded in 2016. There are more than 2 billion …

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