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Tech Giant Google Putting an End to its Trip Planner Mobile App

The app was first launched in September 2016

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The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London, Britain. VOA

Google is putting an end to its trip planner mobile app – Google Trips.

“Support for the Google Trips app will end on August 5. Until then, you’ll still be able to access and email all of your trip reservations and notes as normal,” the company wrote in its support page on Tuesday.

After Google Trips is put to rest, the search engine giant would allow users to find the Google Trips app features in Search and Maps.

“To find personal trips information in Search, such as notes and saved places, you must sign in to your Google Account,” the post said.

Google on an Android device. Pixabay

Users would be able to find things to do at a destination, trip reservations and saved places.

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“Soon, you’ll be able to find your notes from the Google Trips app in your trips at ‘google.com/travel’. You’ll also be able to add or edit notes at the bottom of upcoming and past trips,” the post added.

The app was first launched in September 2016. (IANS)

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Cyber-Security Project of Google Named ‘Chronicle’ Imploads in Trouble

Originally announced as an independent start up in early 2018 by Google's parent company Alphabet, Chronicle was was supposed to "revolutionise" cybersecurity

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One of the reasons why Chronicle was folded back into Google is the fact that staff compensation became a sore point. Pixabay

Cybersecurity project of Google named “Chronicle” is imploding in trouble and some employees feel its management “abandoned and betrayed” the original vision, media reports said.

Chronicle’s CEO and Chief Security Officer have already left and the Chief Technology Officer is leaving later this month while other key officials are eyeing an exit, according to the Motherboard.

In June this year, Chronicle lost its status as an independent entity when it formally joined Google to become part of its Cloud security offerings.

One of the reasons why it was folded back into Google is the fact that staff compensation became a sore point, because Google reportedly didn’t adjust Chronicle staffers’ salaries and stock packages, which were lower than those for other Google employees.

Originally announced as an independent start up in early 2018 by Google’s parent company Alphabet, Chronicle was was supposed to “revolutionise” cybersecurity.

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Cybersecurity project of Google named “Chronicle” is imploding in trouble and some employees feel its management “abandoned and betrayed” the original vision. Pixabay

It was supposed to be an independent start up with its own contracts and policies — at least, that’s what CEO Stephen Gillett wrote when the business was launched.

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Employees have left because of a combination of Chronicle losing its original vision, a distant CEO, a lack of clarity about Chronicle’s future, and disappointment that the start-up has been swallowed into Google, according to interviews with five current and former employees, the Motherboard report added. (IANS)