Google wants to turn YouTube into QVC with new shopping features

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A fresh report from Bloomberg details Google’s new plan to squeeze even more revenue out of YouTube, which is already a $15 billion-a-year business. Google apparently wants to turn YouTube into a shopping destination, where viewers can watch things like product unboxings, makeup, or cooking videos and immediately buy featured products directly through YouTube.

The report says YouTube is currently “testing these features

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New Chromecast and redesigned Google Home smart speaker revealed

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Google has sent out invites to its next product showcase, dubbed “Google Launch Night In”, where the Californian company has promised to reveal a “new Chromecast, our latest smart speaker, and our new Pixel phones.” Sounds like a pretty packed night. Unfortunately for Google, some of the biggest surprises of the event, which will be streamed online, have surfaced online ahead of the curtain call.

Google cannot be too miffed

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Google Explains The Green Reason There’s No Black New Chromecast

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Google won’t be selling a black-colored variant of its new Google TV-powered Chromecast because it’s not a good fit for its use of recycled materials, according to recent reports. More succinctly, the company indicates that, as part of its green initiatives, 49-percent of the new device isn’t new. It’s made from recycled plastic.

That’s not an entirely new step for the company since its other Nest and Pixel-branded gadgets have

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Google has asked the government to test next-gen Wifi in US cities

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  • Google is asking the government to let it test next-generation 6GHz WiFi in dozens of cities across the US, according to filings seen by Business Insider.
  • The company wants to test the new technology in 17 states in total, and several cities within California.
  • 6GHz WiFi will be a major upgrade, but don’t expect it to arrive in devices for some time to come.
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