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.

Thousands of people fill arena to hear from Warren Buffett

2017-05-07 10:43

Listening to Warren Buffett never gets old to the thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders filling an arena to listen to the billionaire investor at the company's annual meeting

Free rides offered by Google, Waymo autonomous cars

2017-04-26 07:19

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet, is offering free rides as it accelerates efforts to bring autonomous vehicles to the public.

Russia fines Google over R100m as part of competition deal

2017-04-17 18:19

Google has settled its dispute with Russia’s antitrust watchdog in an agreement that opens the way for local search engine Yandex to be pre-installed on Android devices.

Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can too

2017-03-23 06:29

in an era of rampant sharing, Google is enabling users of its digital mapping service to allow their movements to be tracked by friends and family.

Google to revamp ad policies after UK, big brands boycott

2017-03-20 07:48

Google has announced it will change its advertising policies after several major brands pulled ads from the platform because they appeared alongside offensive content.

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 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.

Google parent Alphabet beats revenue, profit forecasts

2017-04-28 08:28

Google parent Alphabet has reported strong gains in quarterly results, beating most market forecast despite rising costs for its "moonshot" efforts.

Google Earth invites you to 'get lost'

2017-04-18 22:26

Google Earth is getting a revival, with the mapping service becoming more of a tool for adventure and exploration.

Uber fires back at Google spinoff in self-driving car case

2017-04-10 08:37

Uber is scoffing at claims its expansion into self-driving cars hinges on trade secrets stolen from a Google spinoff, arguing that its ride-hailing service has been working on potentially superior technology

Google sorry for adverts alongside extremist content

2017-03-20 22:02

A top Google executive has apologised after UK company and government adverts appeared alongside extremist content on its internet platforms.

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.

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