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CommScope partners with Google to bring Orion WiFi to public venues

Network infrastructure provider CommScope is partnering with Google’s Area 120 for the launch of Orion Wifi, a platform designed to bring private, secure roaming for consumers while helping public venues solve cellular dead zones and monetise their networks. CommScope’s RUCKUS SmartZone controller will support Google’s Orion Wifi by offering a friction-less and secure experience when connecting subscribers to public Wi-Fi in venues …

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Acer and Google to showcase the benefits of Chromebooks and G Suite for education

Acer will be hosting an event at Google’s London office on 21st November, showcasing the benefits of Chromebooks and G Suite for Education within the modern classroom. Taking place between 9:30am and 5pm, visitors will be able to experience a live classroom demonstration, explore Accessibility features in Chrome, and network …

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Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion

Google has acquired San Francisco-based fitness tracker brand Fitbit for $2.1 billion (£1.6 billion). The deal is Google’s biggest consumer purchase since it paid $3 billion for smart home brand Nest five years ago. With the coming together of two large technology companies, unsurprisingly, the deal has received instant scrutiny. …

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Google introduces Pixel 4 smartphone, Pixel Buds, Nest Wifi system and Nest Mini assistant

At its recent Pixel event, Google has unveiled the latest version of its Pixel smartphone, wireless earphones, a new Wifi system and an updated home assistant. Pixel 4 (pictured above) The Pixel 4 smartphone features two cameras on the back of the phone, including a new telephoto lens. When you …

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How is Google’s repair ads ban affecting tech businesses?

As Google removes adverts related to computer repairs in a bid to stop scammers, how is this affecting legitimate businesses? Tech For Techs asks its members. MIKE WHITEHOUSE, SUNDERLAND COMPUTER REPAIRS “I have worked with Google for a long time and I’ve resigned myself to having to spend £300 a …

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Are we at risk of tech giants taking over the high street?

With recent rumours that Google is planning to open up its first dedicated retail store, Laura Barnes looks at how this move could transform the high street, and what indies have to offer that big brand can’t.

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