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LOOK: Jose Rizal as Google Doodle for 158th birth anniversary

Jun 19, 2019 - 12:05 AM

The national hero celebrates his 158th birth anniversary this year


Sanofi turns to Google in search for better treatments

Jun 18, 2019 - 3:50 PM

Google 'will apply technology and analytics on Sanofi’s large real world database to better understand what treatments work for patients,' the pharmaceutical firm says in a statement

Google releases free Game Builder program on Steam

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Game Builder makes the process of creating your own games a fun game in and of itself

GAME BUILDER. Make your own fun. Screenshot from Google blogpost

Hong Kongers alarmed by Google translation gaffe

Jun 14, 2019 - 2:04 PM

(UPDATED) Google users find that when people enter the phrase 'I am sad to see Hong Kong become part of China' the suggested translation in both Simplified and Traditional Chinese converts the word 'sad' to 'happy'

LOOK: Google Doodle for Philippine Independence Day

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:35 PM

Check out the Doodle for the 121st Philippine Independence Day!

Screenshot from Google


Media group study finds Google makes billions from news

Jun 11, 2019 - 1:38 PM

The study by the News Media Alliance underscores industry arguments about Google and other online giants harming traditional news organizations by dominating the internet news ecosystem and the ad revenues from it

Google appeals against EU fine for anti-trust breach

Jun 06, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Google appeals a Brussels sanction on Google's AdSense advertising service, which says it illegally restricted client websites from displaying ads from ad service rivals


U.S. antitrust hammer for Big Tech: What happens next?

Jun 05, 2019 - 1:05 PM

Each firm has different issues, but any probes could center on whether they abused their dominant position and stifled competition

Google server trouble snarls YouTube, Snapchat

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:38 AM

In a statement on its Cloud Platform status page, Google acknowledges the issue, saying it was dealing with 'high levels of network congestion in the eastern USA, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube'

Google to require Android apps, games to disclose loot box odds

May 30, 2019 - 6:46 PM

The change reflects the current environment and pressure being applied by countries against loot box mechanics in games

Threaten to shut down online platforms to create leverage, says ex-Facebook investor

May 29, 2019 - 4:37 PM

Meanwhile, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg snub the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy, and Democracy

ROGER MCNAMEE. McNamee, an ex-investor at Facebook, appears at the International Grand Committee on Big Data, Privacy, and Democracy in Ottawa, Canada, Tuesday, May 28. Screenshot from International Grand Committee livestream

'Plan B': Huawei's operating system headache after Android ban

May 22, 2019 - 7:30 PM

How does Huawei keep up with the competition if it cannot use the platform that powers nearly every other smartphone in the world?

Photo from Huawei

Huawei founder says U.S. underestimates company

May 21, 2019 - 11:39 AM

'Huawei's 5G will absolutely not be affected. In terms of 5G technologies, others won't be able to catch up with Huawei in two or three years,' Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says

HUAWEI'S FOUNDER. Huawei Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei speaks during a session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 22, 2015 in Davos. File photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

U.S. tech firms to take hit from Huawei sanctions

May 21, 2019 - 9:26 AM

Analysts say the ban is likely to accelerate efforts by Huawei and other Chinese firms to develop their own sources of microprocessors and other components

Google versus Huawei hits millions of smartphone users

May 20, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Here's what the US trade ban and Google's subsequent rescinding of Huawei's Android license will mean for hundreds of millions of smartphone users who own a Huawei device

GOOGLE VS HUAWEI. File photo of Google logo bu Josh Edelson/AFP. File photo of Huawei logo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Google suspends Huawei’s Android license – report

May 20, 2019 - 8:15 AM

(UPDATED) Future Huawei devices will reportedly lose access to Google Play Store, YouTube, Gmail, Chrome and other Google services

Photo from Shutterstock


Tech giants vow to step up fight against online extremism

May 16, 2019 - 3:12 PM

Executives from Google, Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft meet with leaders of France, New Zealand and other countries in Paris to unveil the 'Christchurch Call' of voluntary commitments for online platforms

TECH FOR GOOD. Orange CEO Stephane Richard, right, is watched by Google's Jacquelline Fuller, left, as he speaks during a "Tech For Good" meetup to launch anti-terror 'Christchurch Call' at Hotel Marigny in Paris on May 15, 2019, held to discuss good conduct for technology giants. Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP


Pinoys tweet, search about migrating as election results come in

May 14, 2019 - 2:36 AM

Search and tweets on migrating are both up, as soon as partial and unofficial election results were released on May 13

LOOK: Google Doodle for 2019 Philippine elections

May 13, 2019 - 1:30 AM

The doodle features a Philippine flag-emblazoned ballot box, with a ballot being inserted into it

ELECTION DOODLE. The latest Google Doodle shows a Philippine ballot box. Screenshot from Google.com

Singapore 'fake news' law could hurt innovation – Google

May 09, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Tech firms, rights activists, and journalists say the new law could also be used to curb freedom of speech

SINGAPORE. People walk towards the Merlion statue on Sentosa Island resort in Singapore on September 11, 2018. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

New Android feature to provide real-time captions to content on your phone

May 08, 2019 - 9:13 PM

Video chats, user-recorded videos, Instagram or any other content source – the new feature is supposed to be able to provide automatic captions for those

AUTOMATIC SUBTITLES. Google's Live Caption feature is shown on a phone. Screenshot from Google/YouTube


Google data privacy: Incognito mode on Search and Maps, keeping data locally

May 08, 2019 - 9:11 PM

The next generation of Google Assistant has been shrunk to fit onto Pixel phones, so your data won't get sent to the cloud

INCOGNITO. The anonymous mode comes to Maps and Search, which was previously only available on Google Chrome and YouTube. Image from Google


Google bucks soaring smartphone prices with $399 Pixel 3a

May 08, 2019 - 6:16 AM

Google gets into the midrange market

A new Google Pixel 3a phone (C) is displayed during the Google I/O conference at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on May 7, 2019. Photo by Josh Edelson/AFP


4 things we’re expecting at Google I/O 2019 developer conference

May 07, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Here are some of the announcements you can expect at Google’s annual developer conference, slated for May 8, 1 am, Philippine time

THE NEXT GOOGLE I/O. Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 8, 2018 in Mountain View, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Google will soon let users auto-delete app activity, location and web history

May 02, 2019 - 6:42 PM

The new feature lets Google Account holders choose how long they want their data to be saved – either saved and deleted manually, or automatically deleted if older than 3 or 18 months

TIMED DELETION. Google lets you set how long you want specific data about your usage kept in storage. Images from Google.

EU fine on Google weighs on parent Alphabet profits

Apr 30, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Alphabet says profit in the first-quarter fell 29% to $6.7 billion on revenue that climbed 17% to $36.3 billion.

GOOGLE. A woman and her child play on a Google sign at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC) in Shanghai on September 26, 2018. File photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Google to ban Chinese app developer DO Global for advertisement fraud

Apr 29, 2019 - 7:47 PM

At least 6 of DO Global's 100 or so applications fraudulently click on ads even when they aren't being used

UK unveils plans to hold social media bosses liable for harmful content

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Under the proposals, a new regulator will have the power to force platforms and others to publish annual transparency reports

MAY. British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at an EU summit focused on Brexit, in Brussels. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP


Singapore's 'fake news' laws upset tech giants

Apr 07, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The Asia Internet Coalition, whose members include Facebook, Google, and Twitter, says there may be 'significant risks to freedom of expression and speech'

Google pulls news grant to Hungary propaganda outlet

Apr 04, 2019 - 12:59 PM

Google pulls its news grant to New Wave Media Group, described by an independent journalist group as 'one of the staunchest supporters of the corrupt regime led by the far-right Prime Minister Viktor Orban'

GOOGLE. A picture taken on February 5, 2019 shows the Google logo displayed on a tablet in Paris. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


Australia threatens social media execs with jail over terror images

Mar 26, 2019 - 6:54 PM

Australia considers new laws in the wake of the New Zealand massacre

TERROR ATTACK. Police secure the area with tape across the road from the Dean Avenue mosque on March 17, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand. File photo by Marty Melville/AFP


EU fines Google for antitrust breach

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:22 PM

(UPDATED) The fine brings Google's total tab with the EU to 8.2 billion euros in less than two years. This is far less than the maximum fine of 10% of Google's annual turnover.

Google unveils search changes to placate EU

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:01 AM

Google wants to avoid a repeat of 2017 when they were fined 2.4 billion euros for favoring its 'Google Shopping' price comparison service in search results

GOOGLE. A picture taken on February 5, 2019 shows the Google logo displayed on a tablet in Paris.  Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


Google moves to disrupt video games with streaming service Stadia, studio

Mar 20, 2019 - 7:15 AM

Google says its Stadia platform will open to gamers later this year in the United States, Canada, Britain, and other parts of Europe

GOOGLE'S STADIA. Google vice president and general manager Phil Harrison shows the new Stadia controller as he speaks during the GDC Game Developers Conference on March 19, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

New Google Chrome extension lets users filter out toxic comments

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:05 AM

Tune users can lower the number of toxic comments seen on some 'popular platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Disqus'

Google teases alleged game-streaming service as dev conference looms

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:36 PM

A recent patent for a game controller hints that Google is also expected to unveil a device to go with the service

Screenshot from Google


Google resolves Gmail, Drive service outages

Mar 13, 2019 - 1:22 PM

(UPDATED) Google says the issues with attaching or accessing Gmail attachments and sending emails and uploading and downloading files on Drive have been resolved

GMAIL ISSUES. Test out these new features on G Suite. Images from Google.

Google marks Francisca Reyes-Aquino's 120th birth anniversary with doodle

Mar 09, 2019 - 4:58 PM

Francisca Reyes-Aquino is widely considered as the mother of Philippine folk dance

France unveils new tax for global internet giants

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Having failed to persuade his European partners to introduce an EU-wide tax, France will go it alone with its own new mechanism

Google fights European copyright overhaul

Mar 05, 2019 - 2:08 PM

European Parliament may vote as soon as the week of March 10

GOOGLE. A man walks past the logo of the US multinational technology company Google during the VivaTech trade fair ( Viva Technology), on May 24, 2018 in Paris. File photo by Alain Jocard/AFP


Google moves to fix YouTube glitch exploited for child porn

Feb 22, 2019 - 12:06 PM

The closing of the loophole comes after a YouTube creator this week revealed what he called a 'wormhole' that allowed comments and connections on child porn alongside innocuous videos

Google to announce gaming project at GDC 2019

Feb 20, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Google will be holding its Game Developers Conference keynote address on March 19

Google investing billions in U.S. operations

Feb 14, 2019 - 12:11 PM

Spending goes up from $9 billion last year to $13 billion this year in US investments

PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 8, 2018 in Mountain View, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


Google Maps rolling out update to help Manila cars on coding day

Feb 13, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The number coding option on Google Maps will let users attempt to plot routes that bypass coding-restricted areas in Metro Manila

NUMBER CODING OPTION. Google Maps will have a number coding option available in partnership with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority. Screenshot from livetsream

500,000 openings to be listed on Job Search on Google

Feb 13, 2019 - 3:34 PM

Google's launching a job search service in the Philippines this February

LOOKING FOR JOBS? Stacie Chan, Google's search product partnerships lead in Asia Pacific, announces Job Search on Google. Screenshot from Google livestream

Google Go joins Google’s roster of 'light' apps in the Philippines

Feb 13, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Google Go is designed to work smoothly even on phones with 1GB or less RAM

TOKUMINE. Simon Tokumine, the group product manager of Google Search, presents the benefits of Google Go. Screenshot from Google livestream


LOOK: Google event takes on political hue as leaders do the Duterte fist

Feb 13, 2019 - 1:56 PM

The administration's symbol shows up at a photo opportunity during Google's event

DUTERTE FIST. PLDT's Manny Pangilinan (2nd from left), DICT's Eliseo Rio (3nd from right) and Google's Ken Lingan (2nd from right) do Duterte's pose, which for some has come to symbolize Duterte's bloody drug war


Public WiFi service Google Station to launch this month

Feb 13, 2019 - 1:14 PM

Google Station will initially be available in 50 locations across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao

GOOGLE STATION. Mahesh Bhalerao discusses their public WiFi service at Google For Philippines 2019. Screenshot from Google livestream


Australia watchdog tips tough rules to curb power of Google, Facebook

Feb 11, 2019 - 2:17 PM

'We cannot simply leave the production of news and journalism to market forces,' says the head of Australia's competition watchdog, in light of Google and Facebook's dominance in digital ad spend

Shutterstock photo

Google parent Alphabet hit by rising costs

Feb 05, 2019 - 7:25 AM

Alphabet reports a profit of $8.9 billion in the fourth quarter on revenue that was up 22% to $39.3 billion from the same period a year earlier

ALPHABET. Background image from Wikipedia by author Jijithecat.