Chance Miller

@ChanceHMiller

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Chance currently writes for both 9to5Google and 9to5Mac, in addition to 9to5Toys. He has previously written for several other online publications. He uses a Nexus 5, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, Hackintosh, and Macbook Air.

February 16

GOOG: 824.16

5.18
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According to various reports on Twitter and elsewhere, T-Mobile this evening has stared rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge models. The update comes complete with the February 1st security patches in place. It appears that T-Mobile and Samsung are starting the rollout with users who had been beta testing the software and will expand it from there.

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In an ongoing corruption scandal, Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was arrested according to a report from The New York Times. Lee was accused of paying $36 million in bribes to President Park Geun-hye’s “secretive confidante,” Choi Soon-sil in return for political favors.

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9to5mac 

Microsoft today announced that it’s bringing a few new features to users enrolled in the Skype Insider program on iOS and Android. In a blog post, Microsoft previewed new features including a built-in camera, in-call reactions, messaging reactions, and more.

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Following in the footsteps of Verizon and T-Mobile, AT&T today announced a new unlimited data plan available to all of its customers. While AT&T brought back an unlimited data plan last year, it was limited to DirecTV and U-Verse subscribers. Today’s plan, however, is open to anyone…

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Gartner today is out with its latest report concerning the smartphone industry during the fourth quarter of 2016. According to the data, global sales of smartphones to users totaled 432 million units during the quarter, an increase of 7 percent compared to the year before.

Perhaps most notably, Q4 2016 saw Apple leapfrog Samsung to become the number 1 global smartphone vendor….

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9to5toys 

February 14

GOOG: 820.45

1.21
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Yesterday, Disney ended its deal with popular YouTuber PewDiePie after allegations of anti-Semeitc jokes and content. Now, as detailed by a report from Bloomberg, YouTube is distancing itself from the star, as well.

According to the report, Google is removing PewDiePie’s channel from its premium ad service and canceling his YouTube Red series.

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February 13

GOOG: 819.24

5.57
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Just 24 hours after Verizon introduced its new “unlimited” data plan, T-Mobile is firing back by removing some of the restrictions placed on its own “ONE” unlimited plan.

T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced the changes in a series of tweets of tweets this afternoon, saying that the carrier was lifting the HD streaming and hotspot restrictions…

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electrek 

February 7

GOOG: 806.97

5.63
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Google’s self-driving car efforts were spun-out into an Alphabet company called Waymo back in December. That was followed by the company’s latest self-driving car fleet, Chrysler Pacifica minivans with in-house sensor suits, beginning testing last month.

Now, Vice News has gotten the opportunity to take the latest Waymo self-driving test vehicle for a ride around Mountain View

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February 2

GOOG: 798.53

2.84
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Following the company’s opposition to recent immigration orders put in place by the Trump administration, Alphabet’s venture capital arm, GV, is helping raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union on its website. Additionally, GV has reportedly made a “significant” donation to the organization, calling it the most important investment it will make this year.

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February 1

GOOG: 795.70

-1.10
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Update: Re/code has obtained what it says is a draft of the letter, which can be read below.

Google has been vocal about its opposition to President Trump’s immigration orders, but now it appears that it is planning to take its opposition further. According to Recode’s Kara Swisher, Google is among a handful of companies working on a formal letter opposing Trump’s immigration and travel orders.

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9to5mac 

Google announced to users today that it is shutting down its Hands Free payment service on February 8th. The feature was quietly announced at Google I/O in 2015 and launched to the public in a pilot program back in March of 2016.

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January 31

GOOG: 796.79

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Google Earth Enterprise was originally released over 10 years ago, allowing businesses to build and hosts private versions of Earth and Maps. Back in 2015, however, Google announced that it was shuttering the service come March 2017.

The company today slightly revised those plans, saying that it would open-source all of the core Google Earth Enterprise tools.

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January 30

GOOG: 802.32

-20.99
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Following Sundar Pichai speaking out against the immigration ruling from President Donald Trump, 2,000 Google employees protested the ruling on the company’s campus today. In a variety of tweets, Googlers shared their images from the protest, which consisted of over 2,000 employees and took place at 8 campuses.

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9to5toys 

January 25

GOOG: 835.67

11.80
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Google announced on its G Suite Updates blog today that Gmail will soon be adding another file type to its restriction list. Currently, Gmail restricts file types such as .exe, .msc, and .bat. Starting February 13th, however, another file type will be joining that group: .js.

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January 24

GOOG: 823.87

4.56
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Google’s Daniel Raynaud today announced a new quick dashboard for Google+ Web that makes it easier to track your follows, post views, comments, +1s, and more. The feature, dubbed Insights, is available to everyone starting this evening.

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electrek 

January 19

GOOG: 802.18

-3.90
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Following a report earlier this week that said Samsung’s investigation into the Note 7 concluded that the battery was to blame for fire concerns, the company announced this evening that it will officially reveal its results on Monday, January 23rd…

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January 18

GOOG: 806.07

1.46
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Following the release of Super Mario Run earlier this year on iOS, Nintendo today announced that the game will come to Android this March. The company also announced its next mobile game, Fire Emblem Heroes. After previously teasing it, the company today made Fire Emblem Heroes official and revealed the game will come to Android on February 2nd.

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