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The Google Pixelbook Go and Google Nest WiFi routers are on sale

The Google Pixelbook Go and Google Nest WiFi routers are on sale
The Google Pixelbook Go and Google Nest WiFi routers are on sale

TL;DR: Google Nest WiFi routers and the Google Pixelbook Go are both on sale at Best Buy as of Aug. 6 — save $70 and up to $150, respectively.

The theme of small talk for the past month or two isn’t the weather or even the “How ’bout this COVID thing?” For anyone you know who has a job, a kid in school, or is a kid in school, the “Are you going back soon?” question is all too familiar — and many of us don’t have an answer.

And, subsequently, preparing with the right devices is hard when you don’t even know where you’ll be.

If you’re in a last-minute pickle trying to prepare your household for remote learning or working — or some confusing at-home and in-person combination schedule — Google’s beloved mesh WiFi system and

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19 of the best Google Drive tips and tricks for getting the most out of the service

Google Drive is easy to use but harder to master.
Google Drive is easy to use but harder to master.

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Since its debut in 2012, Google Drive has evolved from a convenient word processor to, for many people, an essential day-to-day tool. 

Whether you use Google Drive for personal data storage or as a major part of your business, there are many ways to get more out of the service and work more efficiently. 

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The best Google Drive tips and tricks

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Here’s 19 of the best tips for becoming a master of Google Drive.

Find all of Google Drive’s shortcuts

Memorize one shortcut to see a list of all the shortcuts you can use throughout Google Drive.
Memorize one shortcut to see a list of all the shortcuts you can use throughout Google Drive.

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Google Drive has many keyboard

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Visa, PayPal, Global Payments, Google and Apple

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – August 3, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Visa Inc. V, PayPal Holdings, Inc. PYPL, Global Payments Inc. GPN, Alphabet Inc. GOOGL and Apple Inc. AAPL.

Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Analyst Blog:

5 Stocks to Watch as Contactless Payments Gain Traction

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way businesses have been operating so long. Social distancing has become a priority to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus. This has also seen a change in the way people carry out transactions.

Contactless payment has become the most-preferred option for safety concerns given its convenience. And this mode of payment is likely to stay since it also saves time.

Contactless Payments

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Why artificial intelligence models are often biased, according to the Google exec who heads Alphabet’s internal tech incubator Jigsaw

Yasmin Green is the director of research and development for Jigsaw (Google).
Yasmin Green is the director of research and development for Jigsaw (Google).

Tory Burch Foundation

  • In early March, The Tory Burch Foundation hosted its Embrace Action 2020 Summit, which saw leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world gather to talk about gender parity and inclusion in the workforce. 

  • At the Summit, Bank of America COO Thomas Montag spoke with former AOL CEO Steve Case, Goldman Sachs Partner Dina Powell, and Tory Burch about how their companies aimed to create a more inclusive industry. 

  • Diane von Furstenberg also spoke at the conference, as did Gloria Steinem, former co-CEO of Ariel Investments Mellody Hobson, and activist-model Halima Aden.

  • Yasmin Green, director of research and development for Jigsaw, an internal tech incubator within Google parent company Alphabet, spoke about the role human bias plays when programming artificial intelligence. 

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The Tory Burch Foundation Summit in early March

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Do lawmakers understand Google and Facebook enough to regulate them?

Many of us have had the feeling that technology, which continues to change at an ever-dizzying pace, may be leaving us behind. That was embodied this past week during a Congressional hearing, nominally convened to investigate antitrust concerns of four big tech titans: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

While the five-and-a-half-hour inquiry touched on a range topics from pesky spam filters and search results to how companies approached acquisitions, the House Judiciary subcommittee hearing laid one thing bare: A sizable disconnect appears to exist between the technology Americans are using and depending on in their daily lives and the knowledge base of people with the power and responsibility to decide its future and regulation.

“Consumers and investors walk away feeling like a lot of these lawmakers don’t really understand the business models to an extent that they could then navigate them and put laws in place that will dictate the

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Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google face claims of ‘harmful’ power

The heads of some of the world’s biggest tech companies have appeared before Washington lawmakers to defend their firms against claims they abuse their power to quash competitors.

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos said the world “needs large” firms, while the heads of Facebook, Apple and Google argued their companies had spurred innovation.

The appearance comes as lawmakers consider tougher regulation and competition probes are under way.

Some critics want the firms broken up.

Democrats pressed the tech titans on competition issues, while Republicans were more concerned about how they managed information and whether they were marginalising conservative views.

Congressman David Cicilline, the Democrat leading the congressional committee holding the hearing, said a year-long investigation by lawmakers had showed the online platforms had “wielded their power in destructive, harmful ways in order to expand”.

He said he was convinced the firms were monopolies and called for action.

“Some need to be

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CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google face congressional antitrust grilling

The chiefs of four of the biggest tech companies in the world — Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google — will face lawmakers Wednesday for a hearing on digital competition that could have cataclysmic impacts on an industry largely unhindered by regulators.

The grilling of tech titans Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai (the companies’ respective CEOs), will be done by the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee as part of its ongoing, year-long investigation into competition in the digital market.

PHOTO: The logos of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are seen in a combination photo from Reuters files. (Reuters, File)

Here is the latest on how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Check back for updates.

1:10 p.m.: Cicillin kicks off hearing with opening remarks

Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline, D-R.I., kicked off the hearing with opening remarks, saying the “purpose of today’s hearing is to

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CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google to face congressional antitrust grilling

The chiefs of four of the biggest tech companies in the world — Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google — will face lawmakers Wednesday for a hearing on digital competition that could have cataclysmic impacts on an industry largely unmoored by regulators.

The grilling of tech titans Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai (the companies’ respective CEOs), will be done by the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee as part of its ongoing, year-long investigation into competition in the digital market.

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“Given the central role these corporations play in the lives of the American people, it is critical that their CEOs are forthcoming,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David Cicilline, D-R.I., said in a joint statement earlier this month announcing the hearing.

“As we have said from the

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Tech giants Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon to face Congress

Unprecedented is a dangerous word in journalism, but this really hasn’t happened before.

On Wednesday, four of the biggest names in tech will give evidence to members of the US Congress.

Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Sundar Pichai (Google), Tim Cook (Apple) and Jeff Bezos (Amazon) will all be grilled.

Jeff Bezos – the world’s richest man – has never testified before either house. They have never all been quizzed together.

How these tech bosses do, how they stand up to scrutiny, could be a defining moment in their future relationship with government.

Central to the interrogation will be whether these tech giants are simply too big.

The Covid pandemic has put this into sharp focus. Where other companies have struggled, Big Tech companies have thrived. Together they are now worth $5tn dollars. It’s led to accusations that – just like the banks – they are simply too big to fail.

The

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What is Google Drive? A guide to navigating Google’s file storage service and collaboration tools

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Google; Samantha Lee/Business Insider

Google Drive is a cloud-based storage solution that allows you to save files online and access them anywhere from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. 

Using a cloud storage service like Google Drive has plenty of advantages, such as easier file sharing and having a remote location to backup your files. But when compared to competitors like DropBox and Apple’s iCloud service, Google Drive’s popularity is built on useful collaborative tools and built-in integrations with Google’s suite of products and services. 

If you have a Google account, you already have 15 GB of free storage on Google Drive. So how to take advantage of all that space? Our guide covers all the basics, from how to use Google Drive to upload and access files on any device, to all the tools that make collaboration with others a breeze. 

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