The US Department of Commerce said they would appreciate whether to extend the easing of restrictions on Wavi beyond the 90 days they have announced.Recall that as of the first quarter of 2019, Wavi is the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. The company also reported ambitions to take first place by 2020.Last week US President Donald Trump signed a presidential decree authorizing him to oversee trade in a national emergency that threatens the United States. In addition, the US Department of Commerce announced the addition of Wavi to a list that prohibits it from buying components from US companies without obtaining a license from the government.The government’s 90-day easing will allow Wavai to continue to buy goods manufactured in America to preserve existing networks and offer software updates to existing devices, but to buy US components to produce new products, it will still be required to issue a government license. According to US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, the aim of the easing of restrictions is to allow companies that rely on Wavai’s equipment to prepare for new restrictions.According to reports, American chip companies Intel, Qualcomm, Broadcom and Xilinx have begun to boycott Wavi as a result of the new policy.Have you bought an Amazon or a regular store? It turns out that Google is tracking your purchase historyHow can Google track, and even know, purchases that you did not make? The answer is simple: Google can collect a list of our buying habits because of the digital receipts sent to our Gmail account
Last week, Google’s CEO, Sondar Pichai, wrote that “privacy can not be a luxury.” Well, behind the scenes, Google still collects a lot of personal information from the services we use, such as Gmail, It is now published that Google follows many of the products you buy – even if you purchased the product in a regular store or on Amazon.A page called “Acquisitions” shows an accurate list of many of the products we purchased, far back to 2012, though not all of them. These purchases are displayed on Google even though they were not made directly through Google, but through online services or applications such as Amazon or Myacy.So how can Google track, and even know about, purchases that you did not make? The answer is simple: Google can collect a list of our buying habits because of the digital receipts sent to our Gmail account.”To help you easily view and track your purchases and your orders and subscriptions in one place, we’ve created a private destination that only you can see,” a Google spokesman told CNBC. “You can delete this information at any time, and we do not use that information to show you ads.”The bottom line is that there is no easy way around this new discovery. You can delete all the receipts sent to us from your inbox and archive, but there are those who prefer to keep the receipts by email, in case we need them later.There is no way to delete the receipts from the list without first deleting them from Google. When you try to delete the information from your purchase list, it will automatically be redirected to incoming messages in your Gmail account.
Google’s privacy terms assert that only you can see your purchases. However, it also states that “information about your orders may also be maintained with your activity in other Google services,” and that you will be able to view and delete this information on a separate page of “My Activity.” But you can not. The Google Activity Control page does not allow you to manage the data it stores in Purchases.With technology you can change lives “: 5 The developments presented at the Google Developers Conference were developed in IsraelIn a press conference held today at Google Israel offices, Israeli engineers presented the developments that were revealed at Google’s annual Google I / O conferenceI volunteered for years with people with disabilities and I saw how with the help of technology you can change their lives for the better, “said Sapir Kadouri, a software engineer at Google Israel, who is leading the development of a feature that will help the deaf communicate via phone calls. At Google’s annual Google I / O conference, and Kadouri made the remarks during a press conference held Wednesday at Google’s offices where Israeli engineers presented the developments that were revealed at the conference.When Live Relay is activated, it transforms the voice of the person who called the text, and the user can reply in the text, which will be decoded by the device and read aloud to the person who called, the feature is still in development stages and no details when it will be launched. “Phone calls are very personal, so all the deciphering of speech and text is done on the phone, and at no point is information sent to Google’s servers,” she added.Yossi Matias, vice president of Google and director of the Israel Research and Development Center, explained that the model that allows artificial intelligence to be used on the device to decipher speech and text was developed in Israel, which he says is a major breakthrough. Also benefits the general public, “such a feature allows to answer a phone call even in a meeting or in noise conditions,” he said.
Matias explained that the feature was developed on the basis of another feature developed in Israel and launched a few months ago – Call Screen, which allows users to display transcripts of the person who calls when an unidentified call came in, to understand who is standing on the other side and whether to answer the call. “Since Scull has been announced, it has become one of the most popular features in pixel devices,” Matias said.Another feature developed in Israel and presented at a conference that helps people with disabilities and uses the ability to decipher speech on the device itself is Live Caption, which allows automatic subtitles for any video or audio on a smartphone, including videos that the user himself took, similar to the possibility that exists today on YouTube. Michal Ramanovich, a software engineer from the team that led Leib Kepchen, explained that the feature will be activated via the volume button on the device. “It’s not that I do not want to know what the phone says, but only that I do not want it with a bang,” Matias added.Google’s accessibility efforts also include making information accessible to people who have trouble reading, for example in developing countries. Another feature in Israeli leadership presented at this conference is Google for a Google Go application for developing countries. The application allows users to take pictures, signs, for example, analyzes the text in the picture and reads it aloud, and can even translate it into another language.Another project still under study is Euphonia, which aims to enable Google’s speech recognition for speech-impaired users due to diseases such as ALS, for example, which the technology finds difficult to identify today. Dotan Emmanuel, head of the Google AI team, said that Google Israel began working on the project about a year ago. “Sometimes it is difficult to understand nonstandard speech in the systems, but the patients’ families understand them, and we thought that if they could adapt themselves, maybe our models could, too,” explained Emanuel. “We began to collect recordings of patients and speech-impaired people and to train personal models for them, because there are times when we are talking about patients who suffer from mobility limitations, but the operation of devices at home with a smart speaker can help them, but the system does not recognize their voice commands.” Emanuel expressed the hope that the data will be collected later in order to train a more general model for speech recognition, but added that “in the way we can help a lot of people individually and this is a worthy goal.”
While Google is trying to make its products accessible to as many audiences as possible, including people with disabilities or people who have difficulty reading and writing, the Israeli audience still does not enjoy Google’s speech recognition capabilities that do not work in Hebrew. There is still no news on the matter, and when Matias was asked whether the voice services would be available soon, he said, “Our goal is that eventually it will work in all languages, but there is more information in English, so we start from there.”Apart from services based on speech and text analysis, the meeting also featured Google’s flood forecasting tool developed by Israeli engineers and updated for last week’s conference. “In a time of crisis such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks, it is important for people to have access to information in order to protect themselves,” Matias explained, “Nine years ago, when the Carmel fire broke out, I was at our development center in Haifa. Two years ago, a team from Israel and around the world launched a search product called SOS Alerts, which is accessible in search of important information in less than an hour after a significant event, since we launched it. There were 250 events in which it was activated. And 2 billion views of information. “As part of the crisis, Matias said that Google has learned that floods affect up to 250 million people in the world, and advance warning could have better protected them, so they launched the flood forecasting tool.Floods are the most common and deadly natural disaster in the world, affecting hundreds of millions of people worldwide and killing thousands to tens of thousands each year,” said Sela Nevo, head of the research team at Google AI, who leads the flood forecasting efforts, “but one-third to half of the deaths and economic prices are preventable If we have a warning, the problem is that in developing countries, where most of those killed are from floods, it is not possible to produce an accurate warning. Dangerous, they show Last year we made our first pilot in one city in India and this year we are expanding the coverage to millions of people along the Ganges and Brahmaputra, which are two of the largest rivers in the world. “
Nevo explained that at the moment the focus is on large floods and tunnels that are overflowing, but in the future they hope to succeed in predicting flash floods, as in the Negev, for exampleDo TV networks take a piece of advertising from YouTube?Advertisers spend less on YouTube ads and more on the online services of television networks, according to MediaRadar data collected at Reuters ‘request. Advertisers spend less on YouTube ads and more on online services on television networks, according to MediaRadar, compiled at Reuters’ request.According to Reuters, the trend stems in part from the fact that the networks offer advertisers an advertising that tells the platforms – to television viewers, to the streaming services of the networks and to the YouTube platform itself, to which the networks upload content.In addition to YouTube, the networks can ensure that ads do not appear alongside inappropriate content, while YouTube has previously discovered that their ads appeared alongside pedophile, racist, or extreme content.ustomers can be confident that their message is delivered in a premium environment, something that other platforms can not guarantee, “Trevor Plus, senior vice president of digital sales and strategy at NBCUniversal, told Reuters.The survey included a sample of 240 companies, including Verizon and Adidas with high advertising budgets, and 46 percent of them spent less on YouTube advertising in the first quarter this year than on last year and more on online services. Only 8 percent of the companies surveyed spent more on advertising on YouTube and less on television networks in the first quarter this year than the same period last year.
When television networks sell ads on YouTube while playing their content to advertisers, YouTube takes a lower percentage of revenue than the 45% it collects from advertising revenue alongside the videos that users upload to the platform.This trend may partly explain the slowdown in Google’s ad revenue growth. These revenues grew in the first quarter of 2019 by 15% from 24% a year ago, the slowest growth rate since 2015Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt leaves the alphabet boardGoogle CEO Diane Green will also leave the alphabet board • Schmidt will continue to serve as a technical consultant to Google’s parent companyalphabet(1,250.41 + 10.45%) , Google’s parent company, announced that former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and former CEO of the company’s cloud computing division, Diane Green, will leave the board of directors of Alphabit. In addition, the company announced that Robin Washington, CFO of Gilead Sciences, will join the Board of Directors. Recently, scandals about how Google dealt with complaints of sexual harassment and other issues have caused employees and investors to question the way the board oversees it.The company announced that Schmidt, who has played a key role in Google’s growth for a decade, will continue to serve as a technical consultant for the alphabet. About a year ago he resigned as chairman of the alphabet, and he will leave the board in June, and Schmidt tweeted on Twitter that he was retiring from the board after 18 years to make room for the next generation, and said he would continue to take part in boards that advise the government on technology issues. Teach and act as part of his organization Schmidt FuturesSchmidt became CEO of Google in 2001 to bring business expertise to a company founded by Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and in 2011 left the position of CEO and was appointed chairman of the companyIt seems that Google and Facebook will pay hundreds of millions of shekels in IsraelThe new plan that the Tax Authority will present to the incoming finance minister: Taxation of turnover of multi-national Internet companies operating in Israel, including Google and Facebook. The aim is to collect between 3% and 5% tax on the turnover of these companies. The turnover of multi-national Internet companies operating in Israel, including Google and Facebook.