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Google Changes Its Global Algorithm To Highlight Original Reporting

US search engine giant Google has changed its global search algorithm to highlight original reporting and keep these stories at the top of the news cluster

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The company is also introducing new guidelines for its raters, over 10,000 people that review the search engine. Pixabay

US search engine giant Google has changed its global search algorithm to highlight original reporting and keep these stories at the top of the news cluster for a longer period.

“In today’s fast-paced world of news, the original reporting on a subject doesn’t always stay in the spotlight for long,” Richard Gingras, Google’s vice president of News, wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

The company is also introducing new guidelines for its raters, over 10,000 people that review the search engine.

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Confidential computing technologies offer the opportunity for organisations to collaborate on their data sets. Pixabay

“To tune and validate our algorithms and help our systems understand the authoritativeness of individual pages, we have more than 10,000 raters around the world evaluating our work – their feedback doesn’t change the ranking of the specific results they’re reviewing; instead it is used to evaluate and improve algorithms in a way that applies to all results,” Richard noted.

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Until now, Google’s News search tended to surface whatever was most recent and most comprehensive.

“Giving everyone better access to original journalism across all types of stories – ranging from movies, sports, music and celebrity scoops to the serious journalism behind #MeToo, the Panama Papers and the opioid crisis – is all about helping people stay informed about the news that matters to them,” Richard added. (IANS)

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Google To Stop Services For explorer Edition of Glass Soon

The latest update does not affect Glass Enterprise Edition devices, Google noted

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Google said the latest update removes Glass connection to backend services. Pixabay

Google has announced that it will end support for the Explorer Edition of Glass in February 2020.

Google said that the wearable device is receiving a final update that needs to be installed manually.

“Glass Explorer Edition is receiving a final update that you will need to manually install. After February 25, 2020, this update removes the need and ability to use your Google account on Glass,” the tech major said in a statement.

According to Google’s statement, if you do not update the device, and you are currently signed in and using the device, it will continue to work, but mirror apps, like Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts, will no longer work.

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Google has announced that it will end support for the Explorer Edition of Glass in February 2020. Wikimedia Commons

Google said the latest update removes Glass connection to backend services.

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After the final update, MyGlass app, which allows users to manage device settings, will also stop functioning. However, the users will still be able to pair it directly to their phones via Bluetooth.

The latest update does not affect Glass Enterprise Edition devices, Google noted. (IANS)