Google Play reveals its best games, movies, apps and books of 2020


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Distractions have been essential for getting through 2020, and Google Play on Tuesday highlighted its editors’ and users’ favorite games, apps, movies and books of the year. The search giant’s digital distribution service noted one choice in each category for users, while editors offered some Top 5 lists.

People who use the service chose fast-food cooking and management title SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off as the year’s best game, streaming service Disney Plus as the top app, action adventure Bad Boys for Life as the best movie, and If It Bleeds from horror master Stephen King as their No. 1 book.

Google Play editors picked online RPG Genshin Impact as their best game, while

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Why Social Media Matters For Google SEO

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I tend to spend a lot of time on social media. And, in the back of my mind, I justify it by saying to myself, “I need to do this for my business.”

Of course, I’m not alone. Americans spend an average of over two hours per day on social media, and I’d guess many of them are small business owners who want to stay “current.” Entrepreneurs like me want to learn more about the latest trends and techniques, such as Instagram Reels (which replicates TikTok). However, I also enjoy connecting with friends old and new as well as meeting friends of friends. I find it’s a great way to remember people I’ve met along the way and to reconnect with old friends from school. I am naturally a social person, so much so that

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These are Google Play’s best apps and games of 2020

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It’s finally December, and that means the latest annual list of Google Play’s best apps and games is now live. Unsurprisingly, this year’s roundup is dominated by wellness apps.

This means the top app in 2019 – Appy Weather – makes way for a sleep readiness app, Loóna. The app was also named a Hidden Gem by Google this year, letting users “quickly disconnect from a long stressful day and get in the right mood for sleep,” according to its description. Genshin Impact was named by Google as 2020’s best game. The action RPG title was also named one of our top open-world games to play on mobile this year.

Google also asked users to vote for their favorites of 2020. Here’s what the US public decided.

Users’ Choice 2020

Have a look at all of Google’s picks of the year for the US

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Canada Plans Digital Tax in 2022 on Global Tech Giants Such as Facebook, Google | Technology News

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada plans to impose a tax on corporations providing digital services from 2022 that will stay in place until major nations come up with a coordinated approach on taxation, the Finance Department said on Monday.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development is working on a common approach to ensure digital behemoths, such as Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc, pay their share of taxes as the coronavirus hammers budgets.

Canada said it was concerned about a delay in reaching agreement. The threat of digital services taxes has prompted threats of trade retaliation from outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration.

The new tax would come into effect on Jan. 1, 2022, and remain in place until a common approach is agreed upon. The measure would raise federal revenues by C$3.4 billion ($2.6 billion) over five years, starting in the 2021-22 fiscal year.

“Canadians want a tax system

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Facebook and Google May Face 4 New Antitrust Lawsuits

Tech giants Facebook  (FB) – Get Report and Google  (GOOGL) – Get Report could face as many as four new antitrust lawsuits in January, a media report says.

Shares of Facebook at last check were down 1.5% to $273.79. Google slipped  2% to $1752.18.

Federal and state antitrust authorities are preparing to file new lawsuits against Google for abuse of its competitive position in search and advertising practices, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal. Facebook faces action regarding its social-media dominance, the paper reported.

Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a long-awaited antitrust case against Google.

The DoJ said the action was brought to “restrain Google from unlawfully maintaining monopolies in the markets for general search services, search advertising, and general search text advertising in the United States through anticompetitive and exclusionary practices, and to remedy the effects of this

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How to archive a Google Classroom on a computer or mobile device when you no longer actively need it

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  • You can archive a class in Google Classroom on desktop and mobile using the Archive function in the Settings menu. 
  • When you archive a Google Classroom, everything in the class will be preserved, but it won’t appear on your Classes page and students can’t unenroll from it. 
  • You can also restore or permanently delete your Google Classroom on desktop and mobile.
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As the end of your term or semester rolls around, consider archiving your Google Classroom. A feature available only to teachers, archiving is a way to keep you organized and preserve materials as you move on to a new section or other courses. 


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Archiving is a way to file a class and its materials away without

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The FTC and state attorneys general are reportedly aiming up to 4 new antitrust lawsuits at Facebook and Google as talk of regulation continues to heat up

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  • The Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general are gearing up to hit Google and Facebook with new antitrust lawsuits in the coming weeks, per a Monday report from The Wall Street Journal.
  • The probes will focus on whether the companies have had unfair advantages in their domination of the search and ad market and social media.
  • The DOJ and state attorneys generals have been probing aspects of Google’s business, including its search, online advertising, and Android practices, since 2019. The DOJ filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google in October.
  • But if the government sued Facebook, it would be the first major US government antitrust action taken against the social media company.
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Federal and state officials are gearing up to slap Facebook and Google with up to four new antitrust lawsuits by

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Problems downloading Google apps on your Huawei smartphone? This is the reason

The conflict between the Chinese technology company and the US government could prevent you from using your favorite applications.

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If you recently released a Huawei brand smartphone , you may have a problem installing Google applications. The reason behind the new “failure” would be the fight that the United States government maintains against the Chinese multinational.

Last September, Huawei announced that its devices would no longer have Google services by default. Despite the decision, there were ways to download the tech giant’s apps, but now they are failing. In addition, it is possible that smartphones that already had Google installed also begin to present difficulties.

A Reddit user reported problems downloading the

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Google Opens Applications For Its Digital Accelerator Program From MENA Tech Startups

Google for Startups Accelerator: MENA to consider technology startups headquartered in the MENA region which have already raised seed funding.

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Google has announced that applications for its three-month digital accelerator program, Google for Startups Accelerator: MENA, have been opened for Seed to Series A technology startups located in the MENA region.

Launched in early October as part of the Grow Stronger with Google regional program, the Google for Startups Accelerator: MENA application periond will remain open until December 31, 2020.

With an aim to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people and technology to founder communities across the globe, the program is scheduled to be held virtually from January 2021.

A selected set of 10 to 15

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How to stop Google from tracking your computer and limit its data collection of your online history

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  • You can stop Google from tracking your computer by going to your Google Account page and turning off Web & App Activity and Location Services. 
  • Google tracks your activity and location on any device when you’re signed into Google. 
  • If you force Google to stop tracking you, you’ll lose Google’s ability to personalize its services based on your web behavior and location.  
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While it may be cliché to say that Google knows everything about you, there’s also a lot of truth to that statement. If Google’s various tracking services are enabled, it knows both where you are and what your online search activity has been.

There are benefits to this tracking, of course — for example, Google can provide information

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