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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...
In Technology
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...
In Technology
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...
In Technology
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...
In Technology
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...
In Technology
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...
In Technology
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...
In Technology
August 20, 2015 6:23 am gmt |
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Google says data has been wiped from discs at one of its data centres in Belgium, after it was struck by lightning four times. Some people have permanently lost access to their files as a result. A number of disks damaged following the lightning strikes did, however, later it has become accessible. G...
In Britain
August 10, 2015 4:52 am gmt |
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Web giants Google, Facebook and Twitter have joined forces with a British charity in a bid to remove millions of indecent child images from the net. In a UK first, anti-abuse organisation Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has begun sharing lists of indecent images, identified by unique “hash̶...
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July 15, 2015 6:35 am gmt |
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Less than 5% of nearly 220,000 individual requests made to Google to selectively remove links to online information concern criminals, politicians and high-profile public figures with more than 95% of requests coming from everyday members of the public. The UK based print media has discovered new dat...
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July 2, 2015 5:05 am gmt |
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Google says it is “appalled” that its new Photos app mistakenly labelled a black couple as being “gorillas”. Its product automatically tags uploaded pictures using its own artificial intelligence software. The error was brought to its attention by a New York-based software dev...
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June 25, 2015 3:58 am gmt |
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According to reports, he was a member of the firm’s UK team. He was understood to have been attending the Cannes Lions event, an annual gathering of people in the advertising and marketing industry. In a statement, Google said: “We lost a loved and respected member of our team. We are dee...