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Report: Google criticized for ‘extensive’ use of NDAs with cities when building data centers

The past week in big tech criticism has been centered around Amazon’s pull out of New York for its HQ2 after local complaints over tax breaks. A new report today looks at Google’s use of non-disclosure agreements when building out data centers around the U.S.

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February 14

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Google Play Store celebrating Valentine’s Day w/ $1 off $3 apps and IAPs promo

In addition to a homepage Doodle and new ‘Love’ Playmoji for the Pixel, Google is celebrating Valentine’s Day with free Play Store credit for everybody. However, the usual terms and conditions are present.

Just a few days after dropping its Childish Gambino pack with some excellent new ads to go alongside it, Google is releasing another new set of Playmoji characters for Pixel owners. The new Love Playmoji pack is available now for all Pixel owners.

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February 13

Gboard for iOS updated with haptic feedback on iPhone 7 and later

While the Taptic Engine has been a staple of flagship iPhones since 2016, most iOS keyboards — including the system default — do not support haptic feedback. Google today updated Gboard with support for haptics on every key press.

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