ARTICLES RELATING TO GOOGLE

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's new Pixel handset to take on iPhone

2016-10-04 20:01

Google has launched an aggressive challenge to Apple and Samsung, introducing its own line of smartphones called Pixel.

Who inherits a selfie?

2016-10-02 17:48

States in the US have begun passing laws dealing with how someone's online accounts, emails and photos can be accessed after death.

Google: More searched for Clinton than Trump

2016-09-27 16:14

Hillary Clinton apparently has the Google edge after the first presidential debate against Donald Trump.

Taiwan asks Google to blur images of South China Sea island

2016-09-22 16:35

Taiwan's defence ministry has asked Google to blur images of a new development believed to be for military use on a disputed South China Sea island.

Facebook, Twitter join coalition to improve online news

2016-09-13 22:01

Facebook, Twitter and around 20 news organisations - including AFP, CNN and YouTube - have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks.

Apple case highlights 'trillions' in untaxed profits

2016-09-01 12:19

The huge back-tax bill European authorities slapped on Apple has put a spotlight on $2.4 trillion in untaxed earnings parked offshore by US companies.

 

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.

Who inherits your selfies, Facebook pics when you die?

2016-10-03 07:31

US states have begun passing laws dealing with how someone's online accounts, emails and photos can be accessed after death

Joburg teen wins top Google Science Fair award

2016-09-30 08:29

A 16-year-old Johannesburg teen's dream to improve the world has earned her the top prize at tech giant Google’s Science Fair in California.

Twitter 'nears sale', Google a possible suitor

2016-09-23 16:30

Twitter shares soared the most in more than two years Friday after CNBC said the company may soon receive a takeover offer.

Google lifts lid on its Siri rival

2016-09-21 08:40

The Google Assistant uses artificial intelligence tools, such as voice recognition and natural-language processing, to answer questions and satisfy other requests delivered verbally and in formats such as text messages

Google parent Alphabet to drop burritos by drone

2016-09-09 06:59

A team at Google parent Alphabet working on unmanned aerial systems this month will try out delivering burritos by drone on a college campus in Virginia.

Google takes on Uber with Waze carpooling service

2016-08-31 19:00

Google is set to expand a San Francisco carpooling program that could morph into a showdown with its one-time ally, the popular ride-hailing service Uber

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