In October 2008, the Royal Barrière Hotel in Deauville, France, was the backdrop for the annual conference of the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. I’d attended the conference before and had found it earnest and sedate, in keeping with the luxurious but faux-historic venue (the original hotel having been bombed to rubble during World War II). But in 2008 — one month almost to the day after the collapse of Lehman Brothers — rebellion stirred the air. Participants were abuzz with outrage at events that had gathered momentum in the previous months and then, with remarkable speed, led the global economy to the brink of collapse in September.
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Are Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple “emperors of the online economy” that stifle competition and hurt consumers? Not surprisingly, the tech giants’ chief executives told Congress: absolutely not. The concern that too much power is concentrated in too few companies is unfounded, they said Wednesday.
Google One, the cloud storage service that Google launched back in 2018, will now back up your iOS or Android phone for free with your Google account. The iOS app will be able to back up your photos, videos, contacts, and calendar events, consolidating what’s offered by different services like Photos and Drive into one place, Android Authority notes. Meanwhile, the Android app, which could already back up a range of files from your phone, will now offer backups without a Google One membership.
The post-Covid-19 world will be different from the preCovid-19 one. The crisis has changed the behavior and habits of the world. Google searches have increased rapidly because people prefer to buy and order food/goods — everything online.