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.

Google faces record EU anti-trust fine

2017-06-18 14:24

Google faces a massive penalty that could reach as much $9bn, or 10% of Google's total revenue last year, according to sources.

AI wins as Google algorithm beats best Go player

2017-05-24 13:47

Google's computer algorithm AlphaGo has narrowly beaten the world's top-ranked player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go, reaffirming the arrival of a groundbreaking new form of artificial intelligence.

Uber threatens to fire key exec in self-driving car dispute

2017-05-19 22:12

Uber threatens to fire a key executive accused of stealing self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off.


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'.

EU slaps Google with record R35bn fine

2017-06-27 12:40

Google has lost its biggest regulatory battle yet, getting a record €2.4bn (R34.8bn) fine from EU enforcers who say it skewed results in its favour to thwart smaller search services.

Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores

2017-05-24 14:07

Google says its new tool will track how much money people spend in merchants' brick-and-mortar stores after clicking on their digital ads.

Uber threatens to fire key exec in self-driving car dispute

2017-05-22 09:06

Uber is threatening to fire a key executive accused of stealing self-driving car technology from a Google spin-off.

Google to offer new AI `supercomputer' chip via cloud

2017-05-17 22:35

Google has kept its first chip mostly for internal artificial intelligence needs, but version two has arrived - and Google is selling this one.

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