ARTICLES RELATING TO GOOGLE

US to speed-up deployment of self-driving cars

2017-02-14 10:15

Two key senators say they're launching a bipartisan effort to help automakers and technology companies speed up the deployment of self-driving cars on the nation's roads.

Facebook targets fake news with new 'trending' formula

2017-01-26 15:03

Facebook is updating its 'trending' feature that highlights hot topics on its social networking site, as part of its effort to root out the kind of fake news stories that critics contend helped Donald Trump become president.

Speed of AI advancements 'surprise' Google co-founder

2017-01-20 09:17

Google’s parent company Alphabet has been one of the world’s biggest spenders on artificial intelligence but the advancements have surprised the company's co-founder.

Asian phone makers flock to Google’s VR ‘Daydream’

2017-01-06 07:16

Internet search giant Google is looking to boost the reach of its mobile virtual reality offering ‘Daydream’ with the help of Asian phone makers.

Israel advances bill to remove online 'incitement'

2017-01-04 08:26

Israel's parliament has advanced a bill that will allow a court to order internet sites such as Facebook to remove material considered "incitement".

Zuma, Guptas and Pokémon Go among Google’s top 2016 searches

2016-12-14 11:12

From Mandoza to Mall of Africa, internet giant Google has highlighted South Africa’s most searched for topics on the popular search engine.

Google hits renewable energy goal

2016-12-06 21:16

Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity.

Google to prohibit fake news sites from using its ad software

2016-11-15 07:24

Google plans to prohibit websites that publish fake news from using its ad software, a product called Adsense that allows publishers to place Google ads on their websites.

Samsung seeks redemption with AI-infused smartphone

2016-11-07 07:27

Samsung plans to equip its next Galaxy S smartphones with a Siri-like digital assistant, seeking to make a comeback after the debacle that precipitated the death of its Note 7.

Google rules out bid to buy Twitter - report

2016-10-06 07:11

Twitter shares dove in after-hours trades on the heels of a report that Google does not plan to bid for the culture-changing but unprofitable one-to-many messaging service.

 

Google employees rally in thousands against Trump immigration ban

2017-01-31 09:02

Thousand of Google employees staged protests on Monday over President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, revealing rising tension between the technology industry and new administration.

Jobs at stake: Society set for head-on collision with driverless cars

2017-01-23 11:28

Evangelists for driverless cars see a bright future coming down the road: thousands of lives saved, countless driving hours freed up, cityscapes transformed with traffic jams vanquished.

Google's self-driving minivan: Waymo to hit the road

2017-01-09 08:33

Waymo, Google's self-driving car division, will start testing its new fleet of minivans on public roads in California and Arizona later in January.

BMW to deploy 40 self-driving cars in US, Europe

2017-01-05 08:18

BMW Group announced Wednesday it would deploy 40 self-driving vehicles for tests in the United States and Europe.

Google's expands Waymo programme with 100 Chryslers

2016-12-20 06:57

Google's self-driving car division Waymo announced it added 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans to its fleet of self-driving vehicles being tested.

Who's Waymo? Google renames its self-driving car unit

2016-12-14 07:52

Google's self-driving car unit is being spun off and rebranded as Waymo as it aims "to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around."

Google seeks 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump election win

2016-12-06 06:58

For most of Silicon Valley, Donald Trump's US presidential election win was jarring. Google is using its aftermath to burnish its bona fides in Trump's political orbit.

Media fights back as invasion of fake news intensifies

2016-11-14 16:30

The latest allegations that fake news shared on social media changed the way people voted in the US elections has placed the topic of the internet’s Achilles heel back in focus.

Record high government requests for Google data

2016-10-13 09:10

Google has said that data requests from governments around the world hit a record high in the six months ending in June, extending a steady rise.

Behind the Pixel: Google’s first real threat to the iPhone

2016-10-05 07:23

Google is embarking on a wholesale revamp of its mobile phone strategy, debuting a pair of slick and powerful handsets that for the first time will go head-to-head with Apple.

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