As Google evolves from exposing privacy options to enabling privacy defaults, its Smart Canvas option for Workspace represents its strongest effort to facilitate team workflows.
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Dominant in search and Android, Google keeps advancing productivity-focused Chromebooks and web apps where they largely forfeit ad revenue in order to take on Microsoft.
The latest incarnation of the resurrected AR headset matches a well-supported Android platform with a powerful new processor.
The high bar and rapid leapfrogging of the smartphone state of the art carries a number of barriers to entry. But the sea of sameness is providing smooth sailing for Google's device efforts.
Google has stepped up the features and intelligence of Google Photos, even bringing ancient prints along for the ride. But it's also creating a picture of your behavior.
Both companies talk up the importance of protecting your data, but make opposite cases for whether you should share it.
The two kings of internet advertising have employed different strategies in addressing recent threats, moves that indicate a growing shift in business focuses.
Straddling several competitor categories, Google's modular workflow layer provides a fresh take on collaboration and context and might even inspire Microsoft to achieve a long-sought dream.
Unlike other cloud storage vendors, Google wraps up extra capacity into a kind of membership program with a host of benefits, but it falls short of its promise.