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Google aims to be Rio Olympics info hub with new features

7 years 4 months 6 days ago Monday, August 01 2016 Aug 1, 2016 August 01, 2016 8:00 PM August 01, 2016 in Sports
Source: The Verge/Google
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Google announced on Monday that the web giant will unleash a set of new features to help people keep track of events at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

The games begin this week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Google has set up its search so that users can easily find Olympics information with details on event schedules, athletes and medal counts pushed to the forefront. Automatic alerts are also available for users of the Google app on both Android and iOS.

Event highlights from select broadcasters will also be available on YouTube. Additionally, there will be 15 live streams from YouTube Creators selected by Google to cover the games. Google Maps’ Street View will feature highlights and landmarks from throughout Rio as well, including tourist spots and Olympic venues.

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