WATCH: Alphabet's public market cap tops $1trn

2020-01-17 10:29

The public market capitalisation of Google parent Alphabet topped the $1trn mark shortly before the close of trading on Thursday, making it the fourth S&P 500 component to top the lofty level.

Self-driving cars? This is the automotive fail of the decade

2019-12-30 07:32

'Our trust in digital technology companies has become so complete, that when a host of these promised self-driving cars, we believed them. And as 2019 nears its end – nobody has delivered', writes Lance Branquinho.

Why were cornflakes invented? Where am I? These were Google's trending searches of 2019

2019-12-11 15:49

Ever wondered why cornflakes were invented? Well, you wouldn't be the only one, as it turns out that this particular enquiry was one of the top Google searches in South Africa during 2019 and the past decade.

WATCH: Facebook to allow photo transfer to Google Photos

2019-12-08 16:00

Facebook says it has introduced a tool to transfer photos and videos from the social media network directly to other services, starting with Google Photos.

WATCH: Shopping rivals urge EU to act against Google

2019-11-30 18:30

Dozens of European price comparison shopping services have joined forces to call for EU action against Google, for allegedly flouting an order allowing rivals to compete on equal terms.

Google checking accounts may give banks an edge in deposit wars

2019-11-18 11:26

The technology giant said last week it’s exploring how it can partner with banks to offer checking accounts through its Google Pay app

Google to buy Fitbit for $2.1bn to boost hardware

2019-11-01 16:24

The deal is sure to attract regulatory scrutiny.

Google says quantum computer beat 10 000-year task in minutes

2019-10-24 06:02

Alphabet’s Google says it has built a computer that’s reached “quantum supremacy,” performing a computation in 200 seconds that would take the fastest supercomputers about 10 000 years.

WATCH: Apple disputes Google's iPhone hacking report

2019-10-13 21:02

Apple issued a strongly worded statement calling into question Google's recently published research about a widespread hacking operation targeting iPhones.

Amazon, Facebook and Google to face another House inquiry

2019-10-04 19:41

Big tech firms are about to face yet another congressional headache.


Huawei says 'survival' top priority as sales fall short

2019-12-31 09:51

Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei said Tuesday that "survival" was its top priority after announcing 2019 sales were expected to fall short of projections as a result of US sanctions.

Apple, Google, Amazon eye common standard for smart home devices

2019-12-20 12:24

Will Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Google Assistant finally get along?

Facebook, Google drop out of Top-10 'best places to work in US' list

2019-12-11 10:55

Big tech companies, long seen as some of the world's most desirable workplaces, are losing some of their shine it seems.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai steps into huge role as Alphabet chief

2019-12-06 08:57

Taking the reins as chief executive of Google parent Alphabet, the soft-spoken, Indian-born Sundar Pichai faces a host of challenges at one of the world's most valuable companies, which has become besieged by activists and political leaders.

Google tightens political ads policy to thwart abuse

2019-11-21 11:45

Google has updated how it handles political ads as online platforms remain under pressure to avoid being used to spread misleading information intended to influence voters.

WATCH: Why your Google searches are slowly killing the planet

2019-11-02 12:00

You might want to roll back your Google searches, because they might be contributing to climate change.

WATCH | Aussie consumer watchdog sues Google over 'inappropriate' location data use

2019-10-29 13:44

Australia's consumer watchdog has announced legal action against Google for allegedly misleading customers about the way it collects and uses personal location data.

Gmail hooked us on free storage. Now Google is making us pay

2019-10-23 15:46

Google lured billions of consumers to its digital services by offering copious free cloud storage. That’s beginning to change.

Meet the man trying to outsmart Google

2019-10-10 06:00

“Where’s the best place to hide a body? The second page of a Google search.”

WATCH: iPhones are being hacked by malicious websites

2019-10-03 21:53

Google's Project Zero has uncovered a hacking operation in which websites carry malware that steal sensitive data from iPhones if users simply visit the site.

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