Why it matters: One of the reasons Apple is making so much money in the Services segment is a billion-dollar deal with Google that keeps on giving, year after year. It’s estimated the latter will pay around $15 billion this year for the privilege of having its search engine remain the default option across the…

In brief: Two of the world’s largest tech companies are joining forces to create a new subsea cable that will boost Internet capacity, redundancy and reliability in the Asia-Pacific region. Facebook said the Apricot cable system will initially have a capacity of more than 190 terabits per second and is part of an ongoing effort…

Take some of the headache out of arranging meetings, and manage access rights as well. Google Today’s Best Tech Deals Picked by PCWorld’s Editors Top Deals On Great Products Picked by Techconnect’s Editors Sharing your Google Calendar can take a lot of headache out of arranging meetings. Instead of multiple back-and-forth emails, you can view…

Google Maps now serves up transit crowd predictions in 100 countries.  Angela Lang/CNET Google Maps is adding transit crowd predictions covering 10,000 transit systems in 100 countries. The transit predictions are based on AI technology, user feedback and location trends over time, the search giant said Wednesday. And in New York and Sydney, the crowdedness…

If you’re thinking about buying a smart speaker, you might be undecided on what to get. We hear you. With all the news and info you hear about the two most popular voice assistants, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, it’s hard to know which one to choose. Given their usefulness from playing music, to some…

9to5Google Where many other companies were focused on releasing Android phones with the biggest and most impressive-sounding specs, Google has carved out a niche showing how to use software to make the hardware more useful. In many ways, the Pixel 4 was the first phone that offered a number of features you couldn’t get anywhere…