Google adds shopping alerts, Uber to mobile apps
Several updates arrive for Google apps, including location-based shopping alerts on Google Now and Uber's on-demand car service in Maps. Meanwhile, Microsoft is ready to show off a mini Surface tablet.
In this episode of Update:
- Get location-based shopping alerts on your Android phone via Google Now. And don't be surprised if Google Wallet is soon folded into Google Now for instant payments. It could be a feature in Google Glass.
- Order an Uber car from Google Maps. The app has several new perks, but it also promotes the Uber car service.
- See if your county supports text-to-911 emergency service. Four major US carriers will support text message service to 9-1-1 begining on May 15.
- Get ready to hear about the Mini Surface on May 20, as Microsoft has a "small gathering" for media.
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