Google spending $2.5 billion to expand operations across the US

Just over two years ago, Google announced it would convert a 1,300-sq ft former Hemlock Semiconductor facility in Clarksville, Tennessee into a new $ 600 million data center. Today, the search giant broke ground on the site — and Google CEO Sundar Pi…
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Google Play Store to expand to 52 countries and 25 languages in 2018

Google has some impressive products like Google Home and the Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL phones, but the biggest issue is lack of availability on a global scale. A slide from the Digital News Initiative summit in Amsterdam, Netherlands revealed a map of all the countries and regions Google will cover by the end of 2018, spanning across 54 locales in 52 countries and 25 languages with local support. The map shows in blue where Google devices and services will be locally available. The graphics, albeit low-quality, reveal that the new countries will be 38, while the new supported languages… – Latest articles

Google to expand Smart Reply feature to third party apps

Google’s Smart Reply feature might be made into an app that would provide these predictive answers in third party messaging apps. This means that other apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and WeChat would be able to offer contextually suggestive answers like on Allo and Inbox by Gmail. This news comes from Android Police where a reader sent in an email from a department of Google’s that tests experimental products. This email was sent to those who signed up to receive such notifications and a sign up form can be filled out to test this new app. The email outlined a few features of… – Latest articles

Apple to expand Apple Music student discount to 82 new regions this month

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In an expansion scheduled to roll out over the course of February, Apple will begin offering half-price Apple Music discounts to students in 82 additional countries, according to a report on Monday.
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WSJ: Amazon to launch its own delivery service in Los Angeles with plans to expand it to other US cities later this year

Amazon is no stranger to dipping its toe in different stages of the shipping and delivery process. It already uses local couriers to make two-hour deliveries in select US cities, offers consumers the option to allow for in-home deliveries, and operates its own fleet of cargo jet planes and trucks. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Amazon plans to launch a delivery service of its own in Los Angeles in the coming weeks with plans for a wider rollout later this year.

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