Google Assistant Gets the Ability to Book Cabs From Uber, Ola, and More

Google on Thursday announced that Google Assistant is now getting the ability to book cabs across ride-hailing services such as Uber, Ola, Lyft, Grab, Go-Jek, and more. Users will now be able to ask Assistant, Google’s digital assistant, to book cabs from their Android phones, iPhone, Google Home, or any other Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker. Apart from the ability to book cabs, Assistant will also show you estimated waitRead More

Facebook Wins Court Battle Over Law Enforcement Access to Encrypted Phone Calls

A federal judge in California ruled this month that the government cannot force Facebook to break the encryption on its popular Messenger voice app in a criminal case in which agents wanted to intercept a suspect’s conversations, according to several individuals familiar with the case. The decision, which remains under seal, dealt a setback to the Justice Department, whichRead More

WhatsApp Co-Founder Acton Clashed With Zuckerberg, Sandberg Over Monetisation

WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton had disagreements with Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerbergand Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg over monetisation of the messaging service before he left the company, according to an interview with Acton published by Forbes on Wednesday. Facebook-owned Instagram’s co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger were the latest senior executives to leave the social media company on Monday, with many mediaRead More