Self-driving cars: Not ready yet but new rules open a path

2017-10-12 13:16

Although consumers can't yet get a self-driving car for themselves, the technology's long and windy road to market is getting shorter

What to expect at today's Google smartphone launch

2017-10-04 15:39

Tech giant Google will release its highly anticipated Pixel 2 and 2 XL smartphones on Wednesday.

Google said to create shopping service unit

2017-09-27 10:30

Google will create a standalone unit for its shopping service and require it to bid against rivals for ads shown on the top of its search page, in an effort to satisfy EU concerns.

Google buys HTC talent for $1.1bn to spur devices push

2017-09-21 14:36

Google has agreed to buy part of HTC’s engineering and design teams for $1.1bn, taking on a cadre of veterans that worked on the Pixel phone.

Google joins mobile payments

2017-09-18 13:00

Google has introduced a digital payments service specifically designed for India as competition heats up for the country’s billion-plus potential users.

Samsung obtains permit to test self-driving cars in California

2017-09-01 10:19

Samsung Electronics has joined the self-driving car race in California with a permit from the state to test the technology on the home turf of Tesla, Google, and Apple.

Google to police YouTube like never before

2017-08-25 05:00

Starting now, Google will add warnings and disable advertising on videos that the company determines contain hate speech or promote terrorism.

Europe's old media forge ad pacts in fight with Facebook, Google

2017-08-16 17:13

In an effort to retain advertisers and slow the advance of Google and Facebook, European broadcasters are forging alliances that offer wider reach for ads.

Google gender memo: From intern to pariah

2017-08-09 17:30

In the course of just a few days, the Google engineer fired over his 3 300-word memo on gender differences and the tech industry has become a rallying point for almost everyone: a pariah to some, a martyr to others.

Will 'human instinct' hinder self-driving cars?

2017-07-10 08:27

New sensors, connected systems, faster CPU power... despite advances made in technology, one factor continues to be a stumbling block for self-driving cars - 'human instinct'.


Google, Facebook and Twitter scramble to hold Washington at bay

2017-10-10 12:45

Google has summoned policy staff from around the world for a debate on whether the company’s size has made it too attractive as a target for government regulators.

Google said to retool user security in wake of political hacks

2017-09-30 13:40

Google is preparing to market a suite of new security features to corporate executives and politicians a, according to two people familiar with the company’s plan.

Tech giants: growing power of 'gatekeepers of information' questioned

2017-09-24 11:46

With a handful of US technology giants growing more powerful and dominant, debate is intensifying on whether big tech's growth is healthy or not.

Google and Facebook fret over anti-prostitution bill fallout

2017-09-18 17:00

Google and Facebook are among companies opposing a Senate bill aimed at squelching online trafficking of children.

Google fixes glitch that crashed Gmail, YouTube

2017-09-13 10:15

Google has scrambled to fix an issue which caused its search engine, YouTube, Gmail and Drive to crash.

Google faces deadline as clock ticks towards new EU fines

2017-08-29 07:00

It's D-day for Google to tell the European Union how it plans to comply with an order to stop discriminating against rival shopping search services or face new fines.

Google, like Facebook, unfurls subscription tool for publishers

2017-08-21 10:31

Alphabet’s Google is developing new tools designed to boost subscriptions for news publishers.

From Google to Yahoo, tech grapples with white male discontent

2017-08-14 15:28

Google isn’t the only Silicon Valley employer being accused of hostility to white men.

Google escapes $1.272bn tax bill in France

2017-07-13 18:08

Google is not liable for $1.272bn in unpaid taxes claimed by the French state, a court ruled, saying the internet giant's Irish subsidiary is not taxable in France.

Google owner warns record EU fine to cut profit by $2.7bn

2017-07-01 10:40

Alphabet, Google's parent company, has warned that the European Commission’s recent antitrust fine will reduce second-quarter profit by about $2.74bn.

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