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The name Google is synonymous with online searches, but over the years the company has grown beyond search and now builds multiple consumer products, including software like Gmail, Chrome, Maps, Android, and hardware like the Pixel smartphones, Google Home, and Chromebooks. Its name can also be found on internet services such as Google Fi, Flights, Checkout, and Google Fiber. Here is all of the latest news about one of the most influential tech companies in the world.

Russian search giant Yandex is releasing an Android phone

How to use Google Duplex to make a restaurant reservation

Alphabet’s Wing is launching a free 10-minute drone delivery trial in Finland

Riding in Waymo One, the Google spinoff’s first self-driving taxi service

Going on a coffee run with Waymo One

Google’s appearance before Congress will mark a turning point for its CEO

OK, Google, now do politics

Verizon is launching RCS Chat on the Pixel 3 on December 6th

Google made a Sounds app for custom Pixel ringtones, but its features aren’t live yet

Can Google make cross-platform mobile app development suck less?

Google CEO Sundar Pichai to testify before House committee on December 11th

YouTube’s mobile apps will now autoplay videos on the Home tab by default

Google releases fix for Pixel 3’s poor RAM management and other bugs

Google expands eSIM support on the Pixel 3 to Sprint and several international carriers

Google’s call screening transcriptions start rolling out to Pixel owners

Amazon Music will soon be available for Android TV

Google may shut down Hangouts for consumers in 2020

Google employees organized against Dragonfly with listserves and Google Forms

Google employees have been signing petitions for years — but they’re only going public now

A looming strike over Project Dragonfly is putting new pressure on Google

Google employees raise more than $200,000 in pledges for strike fund

Raised in only a few hours

HTC’s U11 Life is its first phone to get Android Pie

SwiftKey for Android is getting search built into the keyboard

Android Auto update makes playing music and messaging easier and less distracting

Google Home Mini’s new aqua model is now shipping — a month late

Android Pie is rolling out for the notched Motorola One

Google Assistant adds Pretty Please functionality, updated lists, and other features

Google keeps failing to understand tablets

Dueling employee petitions have revealed a deep divide within Google over China