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Google to Shut Down its Online Job Service ‘Hire’ in 2020: Report

People will still keep using “Hire” for another year and the service will shut down on September 1, 2020. Google will not bring any new update to the service

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FILE - The Chinese flag is seen near the Google sign at the Google china headquarters in Beijing, China. VOA

Google will shut down its job application tracking system “Google Hire” that was launched just two years ago, the company said in a statement.

The company had built “Hire” with Diane Greene, a former Alphabet board member.

The aim was to simplify the hiring process, with a workflow that integrated things like searching for applicants and scheduling interviews into Google’s G Suite offerings like Search, Gmail, Calendar and Docs, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday.

“Hire” came into existence after Google acquired Bebop — a company started by Greene — for a reported $380 million in 2015.

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FILE – The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

Greene left Alphabet’s board earlier this year.

“While ‘Hire’ has been successful, we’re focusing our resources on other products in the Google Cloud portfolio. We are deeply grateful to our customers, as well as the champions and advocates who have joined and supported us along the way,a Google said in a statement.

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People will still keep using “Hire” for another year and the service will shut down on September 1, 2020. Google will not bring any new update to the service. (IANS)

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Tech Giant Google Adds ‘Key Moments for Videos’ in Search Section

Soon, one would be able to find these key moments from video publishers around the world, such as CBS Sports and NDTV, as they add markup to their videos, and the company is looking forward to more creators adopting this helpful new feature

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FILE - A woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov. 5, 2018. VOA

US based search engine giant Google has added ‘key moments for videos’ in search, to highlight the most relevant parts of longer videos, based on timestamps provided by the video creators.

With the new feature, users will be able to find key moments within the video that have multiple steps, long speeches or documentaries.

This video indexing would initially be available only for English searches involving YouTube videos.

“Starting today you can find key moments within videos and get to the information you are looking for faster, with help from content creators. When you search for things like how-to videos that have multiple steps, or long videos like speeches or a documentary, Search will provide links to key moments within the video, based on timestamps provided by content creators,” Prashant Baheti, Google Search product manager, wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.

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FILE – The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

“You will be able to easily scan to see whether a video has what you’re looking for, and find the relevant section of the content. For people who use screen readers, this change also makes video content more accessible,” Prashant added.

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Soon, one would be able to find these key moments from video publishers around the world, such as CBS Sports and NDTV, as they add markup to their videos, and the company is looking forward to more creators adopting this helpful new feature. (IANS)