Google group passes Apple as biggest company

2016-02-03 07:41

Google parent Alphabet has become the world's most valuable company, vaulting past Apple in a sign of an evolving technology landscape.

Automakers battling to make self-driving cars public

2016-01-29 08:28

Companies developing self-driving cars want US government regulators to clear the road for public access to the technology.

Make SMS free in SA, says Wi-Fi body

2016-01-27 13:26

Local mobile networks must adapt to over-the-top players like WhatsApp by providing free SMS offerings, says an expert.

Google to pay $140m in back taxes in Britain

2016-01-24 10:14

Google will pay about $140m in British back taxes amid mounting criticism that the internet giant and other major US companies have been scrimping on their tax bills.

Google paid Apple $1bn for a search bar

2016-01-22 11:43

The search giant is paying a hefty fee to Apple to keep its search bar on the smartphone, according to a transcript of court proceedings.

BOOK REVIEW: Google and the power of culture

2015-12-15 16:40

Google mastered the challenge of creating a culture that will attract, retain and stimulate smart creatives, says Ian Mann.

Google Play Music launched in SA

2015-12-08 07:14

The search giant’s streaming music service, which has on-demand access to 35 million songs, has been launched in South Africa.

Read a book, watch movies in self-driving cars?

2015-11-20 13:00

Ever dreamt of kicking back, letting go of the wheel and reading the paper on the commute to work? In large cities, that could soon be a reality with self-driving cars...

Internet giants to testify over tax breaks

2015-11-15 10:52

Amazon, Google and Facebook will testify at the European Parliament on the issue of tax breaks for big businesses.

Google Maps offers offline option

2015-11-11 08:57

With an update for Android phones, you'll be able to get driving directions on Google Maps, including turn-by-turn voice prompts offline.


Arthur Goldstuck: Can Priv save BlackBerry?

2016-02-01 15:28

The new Android Priv smartphone could help turn around BlackBerry, if it gets the marketing right, writes Arthur Goldstuck.

Computer beats human champ in challenge

2016-01-28 05:19

In a milestone for artificial intelligence, a computer has beaten a human champion at a strategy game.

Tech giants reject OTT regulation for SA

2016-01-26 16:13

Facebook, Microsoft and Google have voiced their opposition to possible regulation of over-the-top services such as WhatsApp and Skype in South Africa.

Google’s Android revenue pegged at $31bn

2016-01-22 16:27

The search giant's operating system has generated revenue of $31bn and $22bn in profit, a court case has revealed.

Struggling with privacy tradeoffs in digital era

2016-01-17 08:10

Would you allow your insurance company to monitor your driving for a discount? Or let a 'smart thermostat' save energy by tracking your family's movements around your home?

Satnav battle: German automakers to take on Google, Apple

2015-12-08 08:15

German automakers want to include real-time map data from cars using satnav. The reason? To develop automated driving and fend off rivals such as Google and Apple.

Google gets more than 300 000 'forget' requests in Europe

2015-11-26 08:40

Since a top European court ruled people have a right to be forgotten online, Google has received 348 085 requests for tidbits to vanish from search results.

YouTube enables offline downloads in SA

2015-11-18 17:02

Google-owned internet video giant YouTube has switched on offline playback in South Africa, Kenya and Ghana for mobile users.

Cop stops Google car for driving too slow

2015-11-13 13:44

Google posted a photo of a motorcycle cop pulling over one of its self-driving cars. Police said the autonomous car was driving too slowly...

Britain unveils plan for new internet spying laws

2015-11-04 21:30

Britain has published proposals for new internet spying laws to keep pace with the digital age.

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