Good morning, Austin! We have scrolled the internet to bring you the latest in tech news. Here’s what’s going on:
Google amps up job search tools with salary, location features
With the updated features, you can search for jobs by location, from two to 200 miles away, or by selecting "anywhere." You'll also have the ability to "save" job listings so you can find them again later. And if a job listing is posted in multiple places, like on Monster or CareerBuilder, you'll be able to apply at your preferred site.
Google is also adding salary information posted on job listings. Right now, the company said, more than 85 percent of listings are missing that kind of information. So Google will use data from sites including Glassdoor, PayScale and LinkedIn to include estimated salary ranges on job posts.
Amazon’s cashierless store is almost ready for prime time
For the past year, Amazon employees have been test driving Amazon Go, an experimental convenience store in downtown Seattle. Consumers can walk in, pick up items and then pay for them without ever standing in line at a cashier.
Now, in a sign that the concept is almost ready for prime time, hiring for the Amazon Go team has shifted from the engineers and research scientists needed to perfect the platform to the construction managers and marketers who would build and promote the stores to consumers.
It’s unclear how quickly Amazon Go will ramp up. Analysts expect a version of Amazon Go technology to be rolled out eventually at Whole Foods Market, the Austin-based Amazon acquired in September for $13.7 billion.
Report: Apple will help India develop anti-spam app
Apple has agreed to help the Indian government to develop an anti-spam mobile application for its iOS platform, after refusing to do so based on privacy concerns, according to Reuters.
The U.S. tech giant has been locked in a tussle with India’s telecoms regulator for more than a year. Officials complained Apple dragged its feet on advising the government how to develop an app that would allow iPhone users to report unsolicited marketing texts or calls as spam.
Facing public criticism from the regulator, Apple executives flew to New Delhi last month and told officials the company would help develop the app, but only with limited capabilities, according to a government official aware of the matter.
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