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Six years ago, when Google decided to get involved with the OpenPower consortium being put together by IBM as its third attempt to bolster the use of Power processors in the datacenter, the online services giant had three applications that had over 1 billion users: Gmail, YouTube, and the ...

The Financial News reports that gender-neutral bathrooms are planned for the first building the company has designed outside of California. Google joins law firm Hogan Lovells, insurer Aviva, and consulting firm EY in including gender-neutral bathrooms in their London offices.
From the March issue: If Google's $2.4 billion buy of 75 Ninth Avenue last week from Jamestown Properties is any indication, the tech giant has started to piece together something of a second headquarters in Manhattan. Between its monster $1.77 billion deal for 111 Eighth Avenue in 2010 and its ...
According to eMarketer, Alphabet/Google is estimated to take nearly 43% of all U.S. digital advertising, a figure thought to be $40 billion after traffic acquisition costs. While Google's digital marketing empire is enough to support its stock price, the company has been aggressive in its efforts to ... Microsoft
In between stories last week about Jack Dorsey saying that bitcoin will be the world's single digital currency in about 10 years and Facebook's meltdown over its latest data scandal, you might have missed Google's announcement of Shopping Actions. Shopping Actions is Google's big shot across Amazon's bow, ...

Google is apparently stepping up its efforts to crack down on illicit distribution of Google's Android apps. According to XDA Developers, Google logins on unlicensed devices will now fail at setup, and a warning message will pop up stating "Device is not certified by Google." This warning screen ...
In 2014, the European Parliament held a mostly symbolic, non-binding vote to break up Google. This weekend, European Commission competition chief Margrethe Vestager told the UK's The Telegraph that "the threat to split the internet giant up into smaller companies must be kept open." Vestager is ...
If you ask Google whether it has a discrimination problem, the company might point you to its industry-leading diversity efforts or its program for responding to complaints. But employees who challenge that narrative by asserting that it has created anything but a healthy, supportive environment are ...
Google announced this morning its "mobile -first" index of the web is now starting to roll out, after a year and a half of testing and experimentation. Back in 2016, Google first detailed its plan to change the way its search index operates, explaining how its algorithms would eventually be shifted to use ...
Talk in the digital advertising space has traditionally focused on Google and Facebook's digital duopoly, each fighting for more of your advertising dollars. But for Google, the real competition is coming from elsewhere. Over the last few years, Google has pushed further and further into the retail space.
Alphabet GOOGL, -3.73% GOOG, -3.83% will be gathering consent from users itself for data-usage on its own properties such as Google.com, Gmail and YouTube. But when it comes to third-party websites and apps that use Google's ad technology to sell ads, the tech giant wants those publishers to be ...
Trying to find the best tool to get a bunch of people organized, chatting, and sharing knowledge can be a pain in the butt. Google Groups can feel exceedingly complicated. Facebook cares little about your privacy. And if you're still using Yahoo Groups ... why? Instead of the Big Three, consider a service like ...
Android smartwatches are in the news recently, which is kind of news on its own, since it's felt like Google's smartwatch platform has been running on autopilot for the past year. But instead of new hardware or new software features, the news is that Google has changed the name of its smartwatch platform.
What can a church do when its younger parishioners stop carrying coins they can toss into the donation box? In the Church of England's case, it's to offer high-tech collection plates that accept Apple Pay, Google Pay and SMS mobile payments. According to the BBC, the Church conducted a trial run of its ...
Multiple sources tell TechCrunch that Google is acquiring Lytro, an imaging startup that specializes in light-field technology. According to TechCrunch, one source says the deal is an “asset sale” and the company is being bought for no more than $40 million. Another source says the asking price is $25 ...
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google are, by far, the two biggest digital advertising platforms in the United States. The two combined take over half the digital advertising market, and that share is increasing -- at least, it has been. 2018 may be the first year in ...

Alongside Google's new plan to help publishers gain paid subscribers and fight fake news, its parent company, Alphabet has launched a new virtual private network (VPN) to make it safer for journalists to research stories and communicate with sources. The VPN, dubbed Outline, comes from Alphabet's ...
Richard Gingras says he would much rather collaborate with Australian media than 'exchange criticisms in the press'. Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian. The News Corp chief executive, Robert Thomson, has been highly critical of Google and Facebook, claiming they foster a “dysfunctional” and ...
Amazon, Google and Facebook could be made to pay a “fair” share of tax under new European Union proposals on digital companies that could heighten transatlantic tensions. The European commission called for large technology companies to pay a 3% tax if they make money from user data or digital ...
Here's the problem: No matter how hard Google and Facebook try to help publishers, they will do more to hurt them, because that's the way they're supposed to work. They're built to eviscerate publishers. You're reading this on this site, so you know this, but we'll remind you anyway: Publishers create and ...
To give its users deeper insights into their security posture, Google also is launching its Cloud Security Command Center today. This new tool will give enterprises deeper insights into their security posture across Google Cloud services like App Engine, Compute Engine and Cloud Storage. The service ...
Google (goog, -0.21%) has announced a new $300 million initiative intended to strengthen quality digital journalism and combat the proliferation of “fake news” and misinformation. The Google News Initiative is a new three-year effort to help news organizations adapt to the challenges of digital publishing ...
The unanswered question, though, has long been how Google will make money off the spoken inquiries so many of us are slinging into Assistant's ears. After all, whether we're talking to our phones or shouting at smart speakers like Google Home — the latter of which are exploding in popularity, by the way ...
Google is getting better at helping you keep track of your favorite podcasts. Google first brought podcast support to Google Play Music in 2016, at which point users were able to search for and play podcasts straight from Search. Now, it looks like Google will be both improving podcast support from the ...
Earlier this year, Google rolled Android Pay and Google Wallet into one service called Google Pay. Now, Google is adding transit tickets to its newly unified mobile payments app. Starting today, riders will be able to board the Las Vegas Monorail using Google Pay on Android phones. Google says more ...
Basically, Alphabet explained that Larry Page — co-founder of Google and chief executive of the umbrella organization named Alphabet — would be considered its top decision maker, and he only sees very base YouTube revenue information on a quarterly basis because Alphabet views YouTube ...
... environmentalists bemoan how much animal agriculture negatively contributes to climate change, and a consumer craze for different sources for protein have them considering more plant-based and cellular agriculture options. It's no surprise that Google searches for “vegan” have risen rapidly over the ...
Wine lovers can no longer purchase their favourite Burgundy tipple using Google's Shopping service after the internet giant cracked down on search queries featuring the term 'gun'. Google Shopping, which allows users to compare product prices from thousands of online retailers, has removed all 'gun' ...
Flutter is Google's open source toolkit for helping developers build iOS and Android apps. It's not necessarily a household name yet, but it's also less than a year old and, to some degree, it's going up against frameworks like Facebook's popular React Native. Google's framework, which is heavily focused ...
Since then, Google has received requests to remove at least 2.4m links from search results. Search engines can reject applications if they believe the public interest in accessing the information outweighs a right to privacy. But Antony White QC, representing Google, said the “right to be forgotten” ruling was ...
Google and Facebook aren't just incredibly profitable tech companies — they are “public goods” with a responsibility to serve the public, says Barack Obama. “I do think the large platforms — Google and Facebook being the most obvious, Twitter and others as well, are part of that ecosystem — have to have ...
A couple of things to know about Google Clips: First, it is absolutely, unequivocally not a life-logging camera. Sure, it may be ... Google says it purposely designed the Clips to be immediately recognizable as a camera, so people are aware that they're being recorded if they've never seen one before. And ...
Actions on Google, the Google Assistant's version of what Amazon calls 'skills,' have been around for a while, but Google today announced it is expanding the platform to support a wider group of international developers, in addition to a number of other features for the platform. Maybe the most important ...
Then we went to locate it using Google's Security using my boyfriend's phone. It's a nifty tool (located at security.google.com if you end up in the same situation) where you can track your lost phone, make it ring constantly for 5 minutes, wipe it, or leave a “Call This Number” message on your lock screen.
A few days ago, Google removed a feature that many people find quite usable: the ability to easily view — and download — an image found through Google's search engine. While the removal of this tool does make it a bit harder to download and potentially abuse copyrighted images, it also makes life a ...
It should be mentioned that Canary is pre-alpha software and isn't exactly stable, as 9to5 Google notes, so maybe don't try this out on your daily driver. This could be a sign that Chrome OS tablets and Chromebooks with detachable screens are en route. The video below from Chrome Unboxed, however, ...
Google has updated its Tez payments app for users in India with the ability to pull up your bills from a number of local service providers and settle them with just a tap. The company announced that the new functionality was in the works back in December 2017, when it announced that Tez was set to cross ...
It's been just over a month since Google and its smart assistant (aptly named Google Assistant) stole the show at CES 2018. In January, we were given a sneak peek at everything that we can expect from the Alexa competitor in the coming months, from smart displays to Android Auto to having Assistant in ...
The Google app is now rolling out a built-in screenshot editor with beta version 7.21, starting last Friday, which will give users better sharing and editing tools, as spotted by 9to5Google. The screenshot editor also works in Chrome custom tabs. You can enroll in the beta through the Google Play Store.
At Google's Silicon Valley headquarters, the chief executive, Sundar Pichai, now shares a floor with Google Brain, a research lab dedicated to artificial intelligence. When Facebook created its own artificial intelligence lab at its offices about seven miles away, it temporarily gave A.I. researchers desks next to ...
On Thursday, Google did something about the problem: The company updated its browser, Google Chrome, so that it bans such ads by default on mobile devices and desktop computers. The change will probably improve the average person's internet day — and give the tech giant an even greater role in ...
Mapping roads around the world, the footage is captured by a Google car which drives around with a camera on its roof. And now a picture taken in the UK shows an incredible natural phenomenon in all its glory. Taken in Dartmoor National Park in Devon, south-west England, the picture is dated ...
Nas has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture to celebrate Black History Month by paying homage to the icons and movements that changed history. In a new clip, Nas pays tribute to Black musicians and storytellers who made and continue to make history, touching on how those people influenced him as ...
Patricia Weeks and Waleed Anbar have filed a 7-count Class Action against Google over the faulty Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones and are demanding $5 million. The law firm of Girard Gibbs who filed this lawsuit on behalf of the plaintiffs is rumored to now be preparing a second class action against ...
Both iOS and Android have their strong suits, but one of the biggest selling points of Apple's operating system is iMessage. The built-in message app allows users to seamlessly transition from their iPhones to Mac computers. There are plenty of third-party Android apps that provide similar features, but now ...
There's a new beta update to the Google app making the rounds. Like so many others, this one doesn't bring a lot of changes when it is first installed, but there are plenty of bigger things under the surface waiting to break out. While you can begin donating images to Google Lens today, the future also ...
Scammers are exploiting this feature to freeze Google Chrome while simultaneously surfacing a bogus security warning. “Your PC has alerted us that it has been infected with a virus and spyware,” the fraudulent warning tells users. The dialogue box also contains a fake Microsoft support line number.
Google wants to make sure websites are secure, and it's taking steps to make security features more prominent. Advertisement. Starting in ... "For the past several years, we've moved toward a more secure web by strongly advocating that sites adopt HTTPS encryption," Google said in their announcement.
Now that Nest is rolling back into Google, former employees feel frustrated that the split happened in the first place. Former CEO Tony Fadell says that while Nest was held up as the poster child for Alphabet separating it was undoing the thing that was most essential for both companies — figuring out to ...


 

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