The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
US President Donald Trump announced Friday that internet giant Alphabet is creating a website where people will be able to check whether they have symptoms of the novel coronavirus.
Google has said it would invest more than $10bn in US offices and data centres in 2020, including its new campus planned for New York City and projects in 10 other states.
Alphabet's Google is in talks with publishers on paying a licensing fee for content that would be packaged in a premium news product, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
The technology giant said last week it’s exploring how it can partner with banks to offer checking accounts through its Google Pay app
The deal is sure to attract regulatory scrutiny.
China's factory activity fell to a record low after weeks of closures caused by the virus, while the number of cases reported in South Korea soared 35%, or by over 800, in 24 hours.
Alphabet Inc-owned Google's $2.1bn bid for fitness trackers company Fitbit could pose privacy risks, the European Data Protection Board warned on Thursday.
Online search engine Google honoured the late South African child Aids activist Nkosi Johnson with a Google doodle.
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.
Will Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Google Assistant finally get along?
Big tech companies, long seen as some of the world's most desirable workplaces, are losing some of their shine it seems.
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 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.
You might want to roll back your Google searches, because they might be contributing to climate change.
Australia's consumer watchdog has announced legal action against Google for allegedly misleading customers about the way it collects and uses personal location data.
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