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Fiat’s New Global Connected Vehicle Ecosystem

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that it will utilize HARMAN (Samsung) and Google technologies to deliver a new “ecosystem that will enhance the connected life of FCA vehicle owners globally.” The…

Waze Carpool is Now Available Nationwide

Originally launched in the Bay Area in 2016, to later expand to five additional states in the US as well as Waze’s country of origin, Israel, Waze Carpool is now…

Google Assistant Investment Program Invests in Aiva Health

Last week, Los Angeles-based announced an investment from the Google Assistant Investment Program – the program’s first foray into healthcare.     Aiva uses Google Home, Amazon Echo and other smart speakers…

Centraal Beheer Now Available Via Google Assistant

Last Thursday, Google launched the Dutch version of Google Assistant and Centraal Beheer is the first Dutch insurer and one of the first companies in the Netherlands to offer accessibility…

JD.com and Google Announce Strategic Partnership

JD.com, Inc., China’s leading technology-driven e-commerce company, and Google, announced today that Google will invest $550 million in cash in JD.com as part of a strategic partnership.   Google and…

PolicyBazaar Launches Chatbot Using Google’s Dialogflow

Indian online insurance marketplace PolicyBazaar has used Dialogflow to deploy a car insurance chatbot to help answer questions from potential customers. “Dialogflow is by far the best platform for text-based…

Google Cloud to be Ahead of Amazon in 5 years

The Gist: Google’s top cloud boss Diane Greene predicts Google Cloud will be ahead of Amazon in 5 years. While we wait, did you know that AXA uses Google’s TensorFlow tools, an open-source…

The “Google Maps for health care” is in the making

Verily, Alphabet’s research organization devoted to the study of life sciences since Dec. 2015, announced the launch of a four-year study called Project Baseline to find out why people transition from being generally…

Fast five stats from Google’s APAC Financial Dashboard

Google launched the APAC Financial Dashboard, a tool that captures search trends on topics such as banking, investments, loans and of course insurance, in 10 countries, (1) Australia, (2) Hong Kong,…

Google thinks you should meet Ucompare

Launched in Jan, 2016, Ucompare.ie is Ireland’s first travel insurance comparison website. Thing to note: it drew the attention of Google, which selected the startup along with 30 other brands,…

Google will show you the way

“We’re now an independent company within the Alphabet umbrella” – Waymo CEO John Krafcik. The Gist: Alphabet-slash-Google is separating its self-driving car project into a new business called Waymo, as in ‘the new way forward…

True ride-sharing vs. fake ride-sharing

(1) If a trip is incidental, meaning that the driver was already going from point A to point B. (2) If the driver isn’t making a wage or driving to make a profit…

Think Flypaper

Google has been awarded a patent for an “adhesive vehicle front end for mitigation of secondary pedestrian impact”, which is a bunch of fancy talk describing Google’s proposed solution to cover…

Dream on

Just-in-time insurance intermediary Metromile fooled no one with its pay-per-step walking insurance. As it sounds. Esurance amused at least someone with its ‘Election Insurance’ plan that promises to ‘protect your home for the…