Now book your Ola or Uber di­rectly from Google Search CA Tech­nolo­gies and NCMEC part­ner to make kids safer on­line

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Google an­nounced that users can now find di­rec­tions and choose from a menu of ride ser­vice op­tions straight from its Google Search App or through the mo­bile search browser. The fea­ture was made avail­able on the lat­est ver­sion of Google Maps ear­lier this year – fea­tur­ing a ded­i­cated tab with in­for­ma­tion for cab ser­vices in ad­di­tion to the ex­ist­ing driv­ing, pub­lic trans­port, and walk­ing op­tions. Now with this in­te­gra­tion, com­muters across the coun­try can ask Google for di­rec­tions and book ride ser­vices di­rectly from Google Search. They will get to see a tab for ride ser­vices, both Uber and Ola, with fare es­ti­mates and pick up times if a car is avail­able near their lo­ca­tion. On re­quest for spe­cific in­for­ma­tion such as “Taxi to Ban­ga­lore Air­port” or more specif­i­cally “Uber to Ban­ga­lore Air­port” or “Ola to Ban­ga­lore Air­port”, the app/ browser di­rects the user to se­lect a ser­vice and au­to­mat­i­cally opens the app to book the ride, all in just one tap. 14 www.dqin­

The Na­tional Cen­ter for Missing & Ex­ploited Chil­dren and CA Tech­nolo­gies an­nounced that, in recog­ni­tion of Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Aware­ness Month, the soft­ware com­pany is pro­vid­ing ad­di­tional fund­ing for NCMEC’s ef­forts to pro­vide In­ter­net safety pro­grams to chil­dren na­tion­wide. CA’s fund­ing will sup­port NCMEC’s NetS­martz pro­gram, a free, in­ter­ac­tive, on­line ed­u­ca­tional re­source for chil­dren ages 5 to 17. The pro­gram’s web­site re­ceives more than 5.5 mn visi­tors a year and of­fers re­sources for kids, par­ents and ed­u­ca­tors. Ac­tive in all 50 states, the pro­gram seeks to make chil­dren more re­spon­si­ble users of the In­ter­net. It uses data, cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy, en­gag­ing mu­sic, and animation to ad­dress the is­sues that af­fect chil­dren the most, such as cy­ber bul­ly­ing, sex­ting and re­veal­ing too much in­for­ma­tion. For more than a decade, CA Tech­nolo­gies has part­nered with NCMEC to help find missing chil­dren, re­duce child sex­ual ex­ploita­tion and pre­vent child vic­tim­iza­tion. In ad­di­tion to mon­e­tary sup­port, the com­pany has con­trib­uted soft­ware so­lu­tions, ser­vices and train­ing to the in­sti­tu­tion.

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