Google is getting deeper into the tech side of the video and broadcasting business. The company today announced that it has acquired Anvato, a platform for encoding, editing, publishing and distribution video across platforms. The company says Anvato will join its Cloud Platform team and that Anvato’s technology will complement its efforts “to enable scalable media processing and workflows in the cloud.” Keep Reading
Two-factor authentication is a great way to keep your online accounts secure, but between hunting for your phone and manually typing in the auto-generated passcode, it can be quite a pain.
Google’s hoping to fix that with a simpler security prompt option. The next time you try logging into Gmail or Google Apps, you only need to tap ‘Yes, allow sign-in’ to authorize it. No more fidgety digits to key in before the clock runs out. Check out the full feature.
Mozilla is experimenting with a new feature in Firefox that lets users log in to the same site with two different accounts.
Containers is an “experimental” feature in Firefox Nightly version 50, which is designed to reflect the idea that people project different aspects of themselves in different contexts in real life. Containers brings that concept to the web.
Google wants to put the art back in artificial intelligence.
During the last session at Moogfest, a four-day music and technology festival, in Durham, North Carolina, Douglas Eck, a researcher on Google Brain, the company’s artificial-intelligence research project, outlined a new group that’s going to focus on figuring out if computers can truly create.
Firebase App Indexing, formerly Google App Indexing, gets your app into Google Search. If your app is already installed when users search for related content, they will launch your app directly from the search results. If users don’t have your app yet, an install card shows up in search results. Adding App Indexing promotes both types of app results within Google Search and also provides query autocompletions.
According to the google, Fire base will be able enough to generate crash reporting by finding bugs and issues in apps.