Google building self-check website for coronavirus

2020-03-14 11:42

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 pledges new $10bn investment in US in 2020

2020-02-26 19:40

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.

WATCH: Google in talks with publishers to pay for news - report

2020-02-17 12:51

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.

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.

 

Coronavirus update: nations and companies react

2020-02-29 12:29

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.

WATCH: EU privacy body warns of risks in Google, Fitbit deal

2020-02-23 12:59

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.

Child Aids activist Nkosi Johnson honoured with Google doodle

2020-02-04 07:43

Online search engine Google honoured the late South African child Aids activist Nkosi Johnson with a Google doodle.

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.

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