Robert Vinet

A​ Passionately Curious Bloke

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Apple confirms it is using Google Cloud for it’s iCloud services

Obviously Apple places a lot of faith in Google by storing Apple iCloud users data on Google Cloud servers. – CNBC


What is the pizza capital of the US?

I’m always fascinated by the type and amount of data gathered about our daily lives.

Google News Lab:

Using Google data, visualized by Google News Lab with design studio Polygraph, we can begin to quantify how these food trends vary across the country. Based on aggregated, anonymized, and differentially private data from users who have opted in to Google Location History, we ranked cities and counties by their most popular cuisine.

Chrome will stop displaying ads that are repeatedly flagged as disruptive

This puts a lot of power back into users’ hands.

Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, Google Blog:

Your feedback has always played a critical part in the development of Chrome. This feedback has shown that a big source of frustration is annoying ads: video ads that play at full blast or giant pop-ups where you can’t seem to find the exit icon. These ads are designed to be disruptive and often stand in the way of people using their browsers for their intended purpose—connecting them to content and information. It’s clear that annoying ads degrade what we all love about the web. That’s why starting on February 15, Chrome will stop showing all ads on sites that repeatedly display these most disruptive ads after they’ve been flagged.

Google’s Flights app can predict when a flight will be delayed

Currently, this new feature only works for flights on American, Delta, and United.

From Anket Mathur, Google Flights Product Manager and Grace Danciu, Google Flights Product Manager, on the Google Blog:

One of the most stressful parts of traveling happens between heading to the airport and waiting to board your flight, as you start checking to see if your flight is on time. Flights already shows delays, and now we’re sharing reasons for those delays and delay predictions too. Using historic flight status data, our machine learning algorithms can predict some delays even when this information isn’t available from airlines yet—and delays are only flagged when we’re at least 80% confident in the prediction. We still recommend getting to the airport with enough time to spare, but hope this information can manage expectations and prevent surprises.

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