Android 12 Update To Revolutionise Mobile Gaming

Ben Hamill - July 16, 2021

As one of the world’s most popular operating systems, Android has millions of people around the world waiting with anticipation for its next update. Due out soon, Android 12 already promises to offer users even more than they could ...Read More

Canada Wants Tech Giants To Pay For News

Ben Hamill - February 08, 2021

Tech giants such as Google and Facebook may have played a significant and positive role in making news more readily and widely accessible, but this doesn’t mean publishers should not be compensated for their work. News isn’t f...Read More

Google Pulls The Plug On Stadia’s SG&E

Ben Hamill - February 03, 2021

Google has announced that it will be shutting down its in-house Stadia game studio, SG&E – Stadia Games and Entertainment. Instead of creating games and investing in building new gaming content from the ground up, the search eng...Read More

15 More Gambling Markets Added To Play Store

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2021

Google has announced an important upcoming change to the gambling terms of its Play Store. From March 1st, Google will allow real-money gambling apps to be downloaded in an additional 15 countries – including the U.S., Sw...Read More

Google To Allow Users To Limit Gambling Ads

Ben Hamill - December 14, 2020

Google has announced that it will in future be allowing its users to limit the number of ads seen across certain categories – most notably alcohol, and with gambling an additional option. The new feature will likely be available wor...Read More

Google And Apple Facing U.S. Federal Action

Ben Hamill - October 27, 2020

Three federal lawsuits filed in Alabama and Connecticut take issue with Apple and
Google’s free-to-play casino games offering in-game currency in return for real money. Two Selby County residents and a third person from Connec...Read More

Google Stadia Launch Free Games

Ben Hamill - October 24, 2020

Google is luring people into cloud gaming by enticing them with a series of free-to-play Stadia game demos. Games such as Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle and Humankind, launched earlier this week on Stadia, will be available to play for free f...Read More

Google Lawsuit Welcomed Despite U.S. Agenda

Ben Hamill - October 22, 2020

The U.S. government has launched an antitrust pre-election litigation war on search and tech giant Google. And though such a move certainly indicates a new willingness on government’s part to take action against big-tech monopolies,...Read More

Google Cloud Team Up With MLB

Ben Hamill - March 08, 2020

Google Cloud is the official new home of the MLB’s business processes and fan-experiences. this week announced that it has secured a multi-year partnership with search engine giant Google which will see the league’s various b...Read More

Gamers Disappointed By 5 New Stadia Games

Ben Hamill - February 18, 2020

Gamers are difficult bunch to please. But the unhappiness following Google’s announcement of 5 new games coming to may not be rooted in unreasonable expectations. Subscribers have not had a great deal to be sinking their teeth into...Read More

Google Hints At Big Reveal At Games Event

Ben Hamill - January 24, 2020

Hot, happening and tremendously exciting is the news that may at long last be on the brink of launching its own video games initiative. Google announced earlier on this week that it will be hosting a special keynote event at San Francisco...Read More

CWA Launches Major Gaming Labour Initiative

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2020

Major US labour union Communication Workers of America (CWA) has just launched a controversial but supposedly long-overdue new initiative aimed at supporting the “organisation efforts” by those working in the areas of tech and...Read More

Google To Allow Online Gambling Ads In US

Ben Hamill - December 22, 2019

Google has announced that recent updates to its gaming advertising policies in the US includes an update that will allow the 4 US states to advertise online casino games and offerings. The states included in Google’s...Read More

Google Splashes Out $2.1bn To Buy Fitbit

Ben Hamill - November 08, 2019

And so it turns out that the rumours and online nudges are true. Google has acquired Fitbit for $2.1 billion. Which is in a way just a little bit like suddenly acquiring an over-sized friend able to knock all of one’...Read More

Google Calls Dibs On Quantum Supremacy

Ben Hamill - October 26, 2019

Google, among others, has been chasing the quantum supremacy dream for years. And if a statement of findings published very recently in the scientific journal Nature is anything to go by, then the search engine giant a...Read More

Google Set To Lift Online Casino Ad Ban

Ben Hamill - October 21, 2019

Google keeps the gate to the world of online advertising. This is no secret. And soon, as early as 2020, online casinos will be able to advertise their games and brands on the search engine in the US following a long-t...Read More

Google Stadia Founders Edition To Launch In November

Ben Hamill - October 17, 2019

Those who had pre-ordered a subscription to Google’s Stadia Founders Edition will be able to crank up the gaming action by as early as November 19. This isaccording to an official announcement made by the search engi...Read More

Bingo Holds Its Own In UK Google Play Store

Ben Hamill - October 16, 2019

The casino industry’s relationship with mobile tech has come a long way. When Google announced in 2010 that all apps containing elements of gambling was officially banned from its UK Play Store; including Bingo apps and games; it...Read More

Cow Chip Bingo’s Lucy Not In The Play Mood

Ben Hamill - October 15, 2019

Cow Chip Bingo is a thing. Just ask the residents of Warner. It is after all the highlight of the annual Warner Cow Chip Day, and involves a cow pooping on a numbered or lettered grid fashioned into a patch of grass. Tickets are sold b...Read More

Sony Cuts PlayStation Now Monthly Fee By 50%

Ben Hamill - October 03, 2019

Sony has announced that it’s slashing the monthly cost of a subscription to its cloud streaming gaming service by a whopping 50%. The tech and gaming giant made the surprise announcement as part of an obvious attempt...Read More

Google & Apple Wage War On Chameleon Apps

Ben Hamill - October 01, 2019

Alphabet’s Google and mobile phone tech-giant Apple have stepped up efforts relating to limiting the number of illegal real-money gambling apps trending on the information super-highway. Tougher rules and restriction...Read More

Google Play Pass Quick On Arcade’s Heels

Ben Hamill - September 26, 2019

Google isn’t about to let Apple get on with business without giving the tech-giant a run for its gaming revenue money. The search engine giant recently launched its own subscription-based gaming platform on Google Pl...Read More

Google Now Welcoming Sportsbook Ads

Ben Hamill - June 24, 2019

It appears as if search engine giant Google isn’t busy with a gambling witch hunt after all. Google recently announced that it will allow sports betting operators to advertise their services and products on the platf...Read More

Google Education Team Heads For Sudbury

Ben Hamill - April 15, 2019

According to Aaron Brindle, a spokesperson for Google Canada, at least 50% of Canadian businesses do not have an online presence. Many estimate this figure to be even higher and 50% to be a conservative estimation. Gro...Read More