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Google Now Allows You to Hum, Whistle, Sing to Search a Song

Google Now Allows You to Hum, Whistle, Sing to Search a Song

When most folks are looking for a song they type in as many lyrics as they know into a Google search hoping that their ears won’t fail them. But now Google is allowing you to “hum to search.” The company announced the new feature today which will allow users to hum, whistle, or sing a […]

Trump Signs Order That Could Shake Up the Way We Use Social Media

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The limits on American’s freedom of speech on the internet are being tested by President Trump. On Thursday, he signed an executive order opening the door for U.S. government oversight of political speech on the Internet. This is viewed by many critics as a threat to free speech. Ironically, Trump said the exact opposite right […]

Google Proves Black Culture is the Blueprint for Pop Culture in ‘Most Searched’ Ad

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The Grammys got dragged once again for their lack of diversity at the 2020 award ceremony. To add insult to injury, the Recording Academy’s CEO, Deborah Dugan, filed an explosive complaint against them claiming the voting process was rigged, citing gender and racial discrimination. Of course, they weren’t going to actually fix the voting process […]

Baby Yoda is the Top Google Search of 2019

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Its been an eventful year so Google’s “search of the year” could’ve been anything that was trending since January. But Baby Yoda impressively took the top spot. This is also another victory for Disney+ which secured Google’s search of the year thanks to the popularity of The Mandalorian’s main character. Baby Yoda was also on […]

Google Announces Launch Window and Pricing for Stadia

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Google’s video-game streaming service, Stadia, will start rolling out in November, the company announced Thursday on a YouTube live stream. The system, which was originally announced in March, will act like a Netflix for video games. Google says it will eventually allow people to play games directly over WiFi from any TV with Chromecast, computer with […]

Google is Entering the Video Game Market With the Announcement of ‘Stadia’

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Google just beat Microsoft at their own game. Google has unveiled its new gaming initiative, Stadia, detailing features for players, developers, and streamers, as well as giving an overall vision of Google’s future game streaming platform. Introducing #Stadia, an all-new way to play from Google. Coming in 2019 → https://t.co/k04HS5hrVw #GDC19 pic.twitter.com/UQvD3m4jkJ — Google (@Google) […]

Google Employees Walk Out to Protest Company’s Treatment of Women

Google employees worldwide are walking off the job to protest the company’s treatment of women and its handling of sexual assault cases. Employees walked out of Google offices worldwide at 11:10 a.m. in each time zone on Thursday. Workers have walked out in Singapore, Zurich, London, Dublin, and New York City, filling nearby streets, sidewalks […]

Lawyer Aaron Schlossberg’s Racist Rant Gets Attention of U.S. Congressman

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The saying goes, “The hills have eyes,” and thanks to social media cell phones have eyes too; so people like Aaron Schlossberg can’t hide their actions for long. Schlossberg isn’t the first person to get caught out there. With increasing advancements in technology and the invention of social media, its becoming harder and harder to […]

YouTube is Set to Launch Music Streaming Service, YouTube Music

YouTube is Set to Launch Music Streaming Service, YouTube Music

YouTube is launching a streaming service, much like Spotify, that will give you access to your favorite songs and more. Similar to its rival streaming services, it will have a $9.99 monthly fee, and a free tier that is funded by ads. You will be able to stream music as well as remixes, live performances, covers, […]

Google Teams With Beyonce’s #BeyGOOD Initiative and Matches $100,000 HBCU Donation

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After Beyoncé announced that she would be donating $100,000 to four Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCU) through her #BeyGOOD initiative, Google.org announced they are stepping up to match Queen Bey’s donation. This newly-added donation will grant four additional HBCU students $25,000 each toward scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic school year, bringing the number of institutions receiving funds […]

Google Celebrates Maya Angelou’s Life Of Purpose

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Born April 4, 1928, today is Maya Angelou‘s 90th birthday. Although she passed away in 2014 at the age of 86, she lived a life of purpose. Despite her physical body leaving the earth, her work as an activist, author, and poet lives on forever. Google has immortalized the “Phenomenal Woman” with a signature doodle.  The […]

Yara Shahidi Writes Open Letter To Black Women On Google

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Google has been celebrating Black History Month with different representations from arts and culture. They started off Feb. 1st with a doodle that celebrated the great American Scholar, Carter G. Woodson, often called the “Father of Black History.” Then on Feb. 7th, rapper Nas teamed up with Google Arts and Culture for a special Black […]

Google Taps Nas For Exclusive Black History Moment

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One of the most prolific emcees of our generation, Nasir “Nas” Jones partners with Google Arts and Culture as they launch their most extensive online collection of Black History and Culture at g.co/blackhistory called Beyond the Arts and Culture. By working with some of the worlds most significant cultural institutions, Google has acquired a collection that […]

Google Had a Glitch That Said LaVar Ball Was the Founder of the NBA

Google Had a Glitch That Said LaVar Ball Was the Founder of the NBA

Words by Roman White Dr. James Naismith might be spinning in his grave today after a glitch in Google’s search engine says that LaVar Ball is the founder of the National Basketball Association. If you google search the phrase “NBA Founder,” Google will tell you that the outspoken father of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Point […]

Google Launches Artificial Intelligence Research Center In China

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Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Wednesday it is opening an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in China to target the country’s local talent, even as the U.S. search firm’s products remain blocked in the country. Google said in a statement the research center is the first of its kind in Asia and will comprise […]

Google Donates $1.5M to Chance The Rapper’s Non-profit Organization

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Chance the Rapper continues to take his philanthropy efforts to new levels. On Wednesday, he announced that Google funded coding classes for 20 schools in his hometown of Chicago. Today @Google funded coding classes for 20 schools on the south and west sides. God bless everyone involved. Thank you. — Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 6, […]

Selena Quintanilla Gets Her First Ever Google Doodle

Selena Quintanilla Gets Her First Ever Google Doodle

Words by Qadirah Abdur-Rahman When you type in Google today, you will most likely run into a dazzling animated singing cartoon in celebration of the late Mexican-American singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez. The doodle features one of Selena’s greatest hit songs called “Bidi bidi bom bom,” and the one minute video tells the story of the singer’s popular […]

Picture Perfect: Google unveils new products including hands-free camera

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Words by Corey Copeland Google is keeping up with competition, rolling out new products at their showcase in San Francisco. The Google Clips is a hands-free camera that is capable of capturing photos and video of those “you had to be there” moments. Users only need to set the camera up on something stationary and […]