Google's secret 'trashy video' AI cleans up YouTube homepage

2019-06-13 13:53

YouTube is littered with extreme and misleading videos, and the company has been criticised for not doing enough to limit the dreck. But one place the Google unit has managed to clean up is YouTube’s homepage.

Google fined billions, but still struggling to give Android users app choices - EU

2019-06-11 20:10

Google is still grappling with how to give phone users the chance to opt for competing browser and search apps in the wake of a European Union order to boost competition, according to the bloc’s antitrust commissioner.

Google warns White House of security risks from Huawei ban

2019-06-07 14:15

Google has warned the Trump administration that it risks compromising US national security if it goes ahead with export restrictions on Huawei, and has asked to be exempted from any ban, the Financial Times reported.

WATCH: Londoners react to Google cutting ties with Huawei

2019-05-21 20:01

Londoners react to the announcement that Google, whose Android mobile operating system powers most of the world's smartphones, said it was beginning to cut ties with China's Huawei.

Huawei's smartphone plans imperiled by Trump administration ban

2019-05-21 07:56

While Trump has restricted American companies from selling to Huawei, the Chinese company continues to rely on Android to power its smartphones globally.

RECAP: Google suspends business with Huawei, where does that leave South Africans?

2019-05-20 19:51

The South African government does not intend to change its behaviour towards Huawei? and devices will probably continue to work as advertised, for now.

Top US tech giants begin to cut off vital Huawei supplies

2019-05-20 07:36

Top US corporations from chipmakers to Google have frozen the supply of critical software and components to Huawei, complying with a Trump administration crackdown.

Pinterest's surge triggers cautious reviews from Wall Street

2019-05-13 21:00

While most see room for growth, Pinterest’s unicorn valuations left them hesitant to recommend buying the shares, which had advanced 53% from April’s listing through Friday’s close.

Top Google searches: Who won the election, who is president and why did Malema leave the ANC?

2019-05-09 15:52

Google search trends for the past 24 hours indicate that South Africans are impatient to know the result of the election.

WATCH: Google promises better privacy, smarter AI tools

2019-05-08 17:22

Google has unveiled updates for its artificially intelligent voice assistant and new privacy tools to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or at home. The company also unveiled a new Pixel phone and smart home display.


Google speeds up shift of hardware production away from China

2019-06-12 15:19

Alphabet’s Google is moving some production of Nest thermostats and server hardware out of China, avoiding punitive US tariffs and an increasingly hostile government in Beijing, according to people familiar with the matter.

A guide to the US antitrust case against Facebook, Google

2019-06-08 17:00

In a sign that formal inquiries could be forthcoming, the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission last week divvied up antitrust oversight for Apple,, Facebook and Alphabet’s Google.

Google, Facebook and Apple fall amid antitrust scrutiny

2019-06-04 05:05

Google parent Alphabet, Facebook and Apple tumbled as the companies appear set to undergo US antitrust probes after the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission agreed to split up oversight of technology giants.

Huawei considers rivals to Google's Android after US ban

2019-05-21 19:49

Huawei says it’s working on its own operating system for its mobile handsets and will consider rivals to Google’s Android, after the US blacklisted the company, threatening its partnerships with chip, component and software suppliers.

Huawei: China warns about 'unwavering resolve' to fight US 'bullying'

2019-05-20 20:00

China could retaliate against the US after President Donald Trump blacklisted Huawei Technologies, says the Chinese ambassador to the European Union.

WATCH: Google suspends business with Huawei

2019-05-20 08:05

Google parent Alphabet has suspended business with Huawei after the Trump administrations' blacklist of the Chinese technology giant, a source close to the matter told Reuters.

WATCH: Google ads coming to mobile app home feed

2019-05-17 19:30

Google will begin featuring ads on the home feed of its smartphone app later this year, it said, giving the search engine a huge new supply of ad slots to boost revenue.

WATCH: Google gives users more control over data

2019-05-09 18:47

Google is trying hard to convince consumers that it's safe to trust them. At its developer conference, the tech giant put the issue front and centre.

Here's what South Africans searched for on election day

2019-05-09 08:48

While the Independent Electoral Commission has started counting votes, Google collected data on what users asked the search engine around the SA elections.

Election day: SA's Top 5 Google searches include EFF and Maimane

2019-05-08 16:38

By 13:00 on election day more than 200 000 people in South Africa had already turned to Google to find out more about the SA elections.

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