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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 eponymous ...
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 lease ...
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 develop ...
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, giving ...
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 has ...

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 being ...
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 being ...
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 the ...
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 ...


 

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