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October 2, 2017 10:11 am gmt |
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Google is preparing to upgrade its security tools for online accounts to better insulate users from cyberattacks and politically motivated hacks, according to two people familiar with the company’s plan. The Alphabet Inc Company next month will begin offering a service called the Advanced Protection ...
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September 21, 2017 8:24 am gmt |
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Alphabet’s Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan’s HTC to expand its smartphone business.Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff will join the Silicon Valley giant. The Taiwanese company was once a major player in the smartphone market but has struggled ...
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September 15, 2017 12:19 pm gmt |
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Google is also under investigation by the US Department of Labor over its pay practices. “It is time to stop ignoring these issues in tech,” said Kelly Ellis, a former software engineer at Google and one of the women who filed the suit. She posted on Twitter that she hopes the suit will f...
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September 5, 2017 12:25 pm gmt |
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The Supreme Court of India on Monday sought details of complaints received by internet majors like Google, Yahoo and Facebook and instant messaging application WhatsApp in India regarding uploading of objectionable contents on child pornography, rape and gang rape. A division bench of Justice Madan B...
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September 5, 2017 10:32 am gmt |
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Google’s search service may be banned in China but parent Alphabet Inc is hunting for workers in a further sign it has ambitions in the world’s biggest Internet market. At least 20 positions based in Beijing are advertised on the company’s careers site, spanning engineering and marketing to product m...
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August 11, 2017 10:59 am gmt |
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai has cancelled a Thursday all-hands meeting originally organized to discuss diversity issues in the aftermath of an “anti-diversity manifesto” that recently went viral within Google, and the firing of James Damore, the Google employee who wrote the document. Accord...
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July 14, 2016 12:30 pm gmt |
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The European Commission has stepped up pressure on Google, alleging that it abused its dominance in internet shopping and restricted competition. It also accused Google of stopping websites from showing adverts from the search engine’s competitors. And it strengthened an existing charge that Go...
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December 27, 2015 11:58 am gmt |
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Next time you need to hang a picture on the wall, but don’t have a level measure next to you, just use your Android phone. Google has quietly introduced this capability in Search, letting anyone with Google Search app or Chrome browser use it by typing “bubble level.” The latest ent...
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December 26, 2015 5:36 am gmt |
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Following other technology giants including Facebook, Twitter, and Google, Yahoo has announced that it will begin alerting users it suspects may have been targeted by a state-sponsored attack. The Internet giant made the announcement in a recent blog post. Some of the actions that the company suggest...
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December 14, 2015 9:34 am gmt |
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Twitter has issued an alert to some users warning them that state-sponsored hackers may have tried to obtain sensitive data from their accounts, the company said. The notice, the first such warning from the site, said there was no indication the hackers obtained sensitive information from what it sai...
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December 7, 2015 9:55 am gmt |
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Google last week announced some enhancements for its Search app on Android that provide more contextual information about musicians, actors, TV shows, and movies upon search. For instance, users would now get extra information on song recommendations, lyrics, covers, and more when searching for a mus...
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December 3, 2015 9:56 am gmt |
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Nearly a year and a half after Google acquired the popular music streaming service, the technology company will shut it down as of Jan. 31, choosing to integrate Songza’s popular Concierge playlist features into its own Google Play Music. The move comes as Google looks to step up its game in th...
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November 20, 2015 9:42 am gmt |
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Google Maps has activated traffic information for Sri Lanka with useful congestion data for Colombo and other locations, an IT observer said. The maps are available for any location where there is mobile data and slow-moving traffic, Malinthe Samarakoon, a developer for yamu.lk said. Available on Goo...
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October 29, 2015 6:41 am gmt |
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Google told media the move would let it trial a continuous data service to people living below the balloons’ path. The declaration coincides with the announcement that three of Indonesia’s mobile networks intend to start testing Project Loon’s transmissions next year. One expert sai...
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October 12, 2015 1:23 pm gmt |
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A man who briefly bought and owned the Google.com web domain has been rewarded by the search giant. An administration oversight allowed US student Sanmay Ved to buy the right to control the domain on 29 September. The oversight left him in charge of Google.com for about a minute until Google caught o...
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September 30, 2015 7:27 am gmt |
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 Google showed reporters its tiny, bubble-shaped self-driving prototype vehicle on Tuesday (September 29). Google’s pet project of driverless cars started in 2009 with an intention to revolutionize the car industry. Google and other automotive manufacturers and suppliers have said the technolo...
In India
September 28, 2015 5:04 am gmt |
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India will provide free internet access at 500 railway stations with Google’s assistance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told a gathering of top Silicon Valley CEOs in the US. “We are expanding our public Wi-Fi hotspots. For example, we want to ensure that free Wi Fi is not only there in airport lounge...
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September 27, 2015 9:34 am gmt |
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Google is celebrating its 17th birthday today by posting an animated doodle on its homepage. The animated image features computer monitor, lava lamp, and tiny penguin peeping behind the computer monitor. Interestingly, the Google itself seems clueless about the actual date of its inception, but the i...
In Britain
August 22, 2015 1:05 pm gmt |
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Google has been ordered to remove nine links to news stories by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under the “right to be forgotten”. Details of a “minor criminal offence” were referenced in the stories regarding an individual, the ICO said. Earlier l...