Indian startups explore forming an alliance and alternative app store to fight Google’s ‘monopoly’
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Google, which reaches more internet users than any other firm in India and commands 99% of the nation’s smartphone market, has stumbled upon an odd challenge in the world’s second-largest internet market: Scores of top local entrepreneurs. Dozens of top startups and firms in India are working to form an alliance and toying with the…

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Microsoft wants to make it easier to run Android apps on your PC
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Microsoft is improving its Your Phone app. Microsoft Microsoft has released an update of Windows 10 to help improve the Your Phone app. Build 20226, released Wednesday to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel, makes it easier to set up the app you can use to control your Android phone from your Windows 10 desktop. There’s…

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Facebook enables cross-platform communication between Instagram, Messenger
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Facebook announced Wednesday that the company plans to enable cross-platform communication between its Messenger and Instagram apps to allow users to connect with each other in an easier fashion.With the update, the company hopes to “seamlessly connect” friends and family across the two platforms in which users are able to use either app to send messages and…

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The Pixel 5 isn’t even out yet, and Samsung already beat it
The Pixel 5 isn't even out yet, and Samsung already beat it thumbnail

Today, Google officially announced the extremely leaked Pixel 5. It’s a lovely device with a very cool green colorway option, and as an unrepentant Google hardware fan, I’m struggling against the urge to buy it. Honestly, there’s only one thing stopping me: the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, launching early next month, is the exact…

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Baldur’s Gate 3 on Google Stadia will let YouTube viewers help steer the game when it arrives October 6th
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Google has always wanted its cloud game-streaming service, Stadia, to change how YouTube streamers interact with their fans. Nearly ten months after release, Google is finally bringing its “Crowd Choice” feature to its first two games. Crowd Choice allows viewers to vote on, say, which team a streamer joins in the game, which piece of…

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Pixel 5 and 4a 5g get the same, improved cameras with rear ultrawide lens, Night Sight portraits and more
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Google made its newest smartphones official today, unveiling the much-leaked Pixel 4a 5g and Pixel 5. Both smartphones will get the same, improved cameras, despite a $200 price different between the models, which is great news for people who are specifically coming to Google for their excellent mobile camera tech. Here’s an overview of what…

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