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19 of the best Google Drive tips and tricks for getting the most out of the service

Google Drive is easy to use but harder to master.
Google Drive is easy to use but harder to master.

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Since its debut in 2012, Google Drive has evolved from a convenient word processor to, for many people, an essential day-to-day tool. 

Whether you use Google Drive for personal data storage or as a major part of your business, there are many ways to get more out of the service and work more efficiently. 

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The best Google Drive tips and tricks

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Here’s 19 of the best tips for becoming a master of Google Drive.

Find all of Google Drive’s shortcuts

Memorize one shortcut to see a list of all the shortcuts you can use throughout Google Drive.
Memorize one shortcut to see a list of all the shortcuts you can use throughout Google Drive.

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Google Drive has many keyboard

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If Microsoft buys TikTok, it could be bad news for Google Cloud

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

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  • Microsoft’s plans to buy TikTok may seem crazy at first, but it’s all about the data.

  • TikTok would give Microsoft eyes into a market where it is mostly blind: smartphone use among Generation Z.

  • But there’s another appealing side for Microsoft: TikTok is reportedly a huge customer of arch-rival Google Cloud.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

At first glance, Microsoft’s talks to acquire TikTok’s US operations from Chinese owner ByteDance seems somewhere between odd and crazy. But at second glance and beyond, it could be a brilliant strategic move.

That’s because the deal is all about data, the cloud, and an opportunity for Microsoft to own something that could be as big as YouTube for the next generation — complete with at least 80 million US users already (and probably more, given that the app has been downloaded 2

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Visa, PayPal, Global Payments, Google and Apple

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Chicago, IL – August 3, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Visa Inc. V, PayPal Holdings, Inc. PYPL, Global Payments Inc. GPN, Alphabet Inc. GOOGL and Apple Inc. AAPL.

Here are highlights from Tuesday’s Analyst Blog:

5 Stocks to Watch as Contactless Payments Gain Traction

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way businesses have been operating so long. Social distancing has become a priority to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus. This has also seen a change in the way people carry out transactions.

Contactless payment has become the most-preferred option for safety concerns given its convenience. And this mode of payment is likely to stay since it also saves time.

Contactless Payments

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Australia to make Facebook and Google pay for news in world first

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Facebook symbol on a motherboard – Reuters

Australia will force US tech giants Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay Australian media outlets for news content in a landmark move to protect independent journalism that will be watched around the world.

Australia will become the first country to require Facebook and Google to pay for news content provided by media companies under a royalty-style system that will become law this year, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said.

“It’s about a fair go for Australian news media businesses. It’s about ensuring that we have increased competition, increased consumer protection, and a sustainable media landscape,” Frydenberg told reporters in Melbourne.

“Nothing less than the future of the Australian media landscape is at stake.”

The move comes as the tech giants fend off calls around the world for greater regulation, and a day after Google and Facebook took a battering for alleged abuse of

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Australia to make Facebook, Google pay for news in world first

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will force U.S. tech giants Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay Australian media outlets for news content in a landmark move to protect independent journalism that will be watched around the world.

Australia will become the first country to require Facebook and Google to pay for news content provided by media companies under a royalty-style system that will become law this year, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said.

“It’s about a fair go for Australian news media businesses. It’s about ensuring that we have increased competition, increased consumer protection, and a sustainable media landscape,” Frydenberg told reporters in Melbourne.

“Nothing less than the future of the Australian media landscape is at stake.”

The move comes as the tech giants fend off calls around the world for greater regulation, and a day after Google and Facebook took a battering for alleged abuse of market

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CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google face congressional antitrust grilling

The chiefs of four of the biggest tech companies in the world — Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google — will face lawmakers Wednesday for a hearing on digital competition that could have cataclysmic impacts on an industry largely unhindered by regulators.

The grilling of tech titans Jeff Bezos, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai (the companies’ respective CEOs), will be done by the House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee as part of its ongoing, year-long investigation into competition in the digital market.

Here is the latest on how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Check back for updates.

Rep. Mary Scanlon says, when the pandemic hit, “Amazon said it was going to delay shipment of nonessential products.” She accused the e-commerce giant of applying that policy selectively and asked why “Amazon devices like Fire TV, Echo speakers and Ring doorbells” were deemed essential during the pandemic.

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Why Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple are Bad for America

On Wednesday, four big tech CEOs — Apple’s Tim Cook, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Google’s Sundar Pichai and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg — will come face to face with Congress, in a hearing held by Antitrust Subcommittee Chair David Cicilline. The hearing is one result of a yearlong investigation by Cicilline’s subcommittee into whether these four companies regulate more of the U.S. economy than our public officials do.

For some, this hearing may seem like a series of technical questions about market power, and for others, a mere congressional spectacle. But the stakes are high. This hearing is part of the only major investigation into corporate power by any Congress in recent memory. How this hearing goes, and whether Congress over the next few years develops the confidence to break up and regulate these giants, will in many ways determine whether America remains a self-governing democracy.

That might seem like hyperbole, but

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What is Google Pay, and how do you use it?

Like everything else, the way you pay for anything, from a movie theater ticket to a new car, is changing. Google Pay completely takes your finances and makes them high-tech by allowing you to combine all your accounts in one secure place.

The best part is it turns your phone into your personal banking system, letting you make payments or transfer money in the blink of an eye. Learn all the steps you need to follow to get up and running with this service right now.

Google Pay for smartphones

In iOS or Android, you can use Google Pay within Gmail to send money to any email address — even a non-Google one.  While services vary according to country, you can also request or accept money using Gmail. Whether you’re paying or accepting payment, your information is encrypted and you can easily revoke access to your Google account on

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Facebook, Twitter, Google face reckoning as deadline looms on Trump’s executive order

Social media giants could soon get a stronger taste of the Trump administration’s attempt to weaken legal protections that have long shielded those platforms from liability for edits and deletions to user content.

Companies targeted by the President’s May 28 executive order could learn in more detail by Monday — when the order’s 60-day deadline arrives — how the administration intends to carry out its plan. It coincides with social media CEOs preparing to testify Monday before lawmakers on the hotly-contested and related issue of antitrust.

Underscoring the stakes, the executive order charges Twitter (TWTR), Facebook (FB) and its photo-sharing platform Instagram, as well as Google’s (GOOG) YouTube with wielding “immense, if not unprecedented, power to shape the interpretation of public events; to censor, delete, or disappear information; and to control what people see or do not see.”

The order requests that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reinterpret and issue

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Google Shifts Business Apps To Accommodate Stay-At-Home Workforce

Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOGL) Google has announced an overhaul of its Gmail for G Suite business application by integrating its traditional tools to better accommodate the demands of people working from home.

The new app does not resemble the traditional Gmail format and has been converted to more of a communication tool that integrates Google’s other platforms such as Chat, Gmail, Meet, and Rooms. Google stated that it will have an “Early access preview” followed by complete availability later this year to all G Suite customers. The changes were announced in conjunction with Google’s online version of its annual conference, Google Cloud Next 2020.

In a July 15 press release, Google Vice President & GM, G Suite Javier Soltero said, “We’re integrating core tools like video, chat, email, files, and tasks, and making them better together, so that you can more easily stay on top of things, from anywhere.”

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