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.

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


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.

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.

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