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Google to display Getty Images content in its products

The partnership comes in the sequence of a law complaint filed by Getty against Google back in April 2016

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Google has collaborated with getty images. Wikimedia Commons
Google has collaborated with Getty images. Wikimedia Commons
  • Google and Getty images collaborate
  • This collaboration will be very productive for both the companies
  • The partnership was filed in 2016

Getty Images and Google have announced a partnership according to which, the tech giant can now display US-based stock photo agency’s content within its various products and services.

“This (multi-year global licensing) agreement between Getty Images and Google sets the stage for a very productive, collaborative relationship between our companies,” Dawn Airey, CEO, Getty Images, said in a statement.

Google and getty images both will be benefited by this collaboration. Wikimedia Commons
Google and getty images both will be benefited by this collaboration. Wikimedia Commons

“We will licence our market leading content to Google, working closely with them to improve attribution of our contributors’ work and thereby growing the ecosystem,” he added.

Airey said that with this achievement, both the companies could move forward “with a strong partner to deliver innovative ways to access creative and editorial content online.”

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Meanwhile, Cathy Edwards, who is an Engineering Director at Google, said, “We’re excited to have signed this licence agreement with Getty Images, and we will be using their images across many of our products and services, starting immediately.”

According to tech website Android Police, the agreement requires that Google make some changes to Image Search, including making copyright disclaimers more prominent and removing direct links to certain images.

Google will have to make some changes in its image search. Pixabay
Google will have to make some changes in its image search. Pixabay

The partnership comes in the sequence of a law complaint filed by Getty against Google back in April 2016, accusing Google of anti-competitive practices by promoting its own products and displaying high resolution images in Search, thereby reducing the need for users to visit the original source website, the report added. IANS

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Google Will Start Giving EU Smartphone Users a Choice of Browsers and Search Apps on Android

Android users who open the Google Play store after the update will be given the option to install up to five search apps and five browsers, Gennai said

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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

Google said Thursday it will start giving European Union smartphone users a choice of browsers and search apps on its Android operating system, in changes designed to comply with an EU antitrust ruling.

Following an Android update, users will be shown two new screens giving them the new options, Google product management director Paul Gennai said in a blog post.

The EU’s executive Commission slapped the Silicon Valley giant with a record 4.34 billion euro (then $5 billion) antitrust fine in July after finding that it abused the dominance of Android by forcing handset and tablet makers to install Google apps, reducing consumer choice.

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Android users who open the Google Play store after the update will be given the option to install up to five search apps and five browsers, Gennai said. Pixabay

The commission had ordered Google to come up with a remedy or face further fines. The company, which is appealing the ruling, said the changes are being rolled out over the next few weeks to both new and existing Android phones in Europe.

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Android users who open the Google Play store after the update will be given the option to install up to five search apps and five browsers, Gennai said. Apps will be included based on their popularity and shown in random order. Users who choose a search app will also be asked if they want to change the default search engine in the phone’s Chrome browser.

Android is the most widely used mobile operating system, beating even Apple’s iOS. (VOA)