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Nigerian ISP admits error which caused misrouting of Google traffic through China

Nov 14, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Nigerian internet provider MainOne says a misconfiguration in its Border Gateway Protocol filters caused traffic to Google to be misrouted through China and Russia

Facebook stops requiring arbitration of sexual harassment claims

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:28 PM

Facebook, like Google, allows complaints of sexual harassment to be aired openly in court

Google outlines steps to tackle workplace harassment

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai promises Google will be more transparent with how concerns are handled, and provide better support and care to those who raise such issues with the company

SUNDAR PICHAI. Screen shot from YouTube.

Google touts progress in fight against piracy

Nov 07, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Google claims progress in the war on piracy, but notes a new battlefront in the form of installable add-ons on legitimate open-source media players such as the Kodi box to illicitly stream copyrighted content

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Nov 02, 2018 - 8:48 PM

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Big turnout of 'Googlers' at headquarters in global protest

Nov 02, 2018 - 11:25 AM

'Not only will these women and men change the Tech Bro Culture in Silicon Valley, they're going to change the world!' Democratic California congresswoman Jackie Speier tweets

WALKOUT. Google employees stage a walkout on November 1, 2018, in New York, over sexual harassment. Photo by Bryan R. Smith/AFP


Another exec out amid sex harassment tension at Google

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Rich DeVaul, a director at X lab devoted to 'moonshots' such as internet service from balloons, departs

GOOGLE. People pass by the Google logo at the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 8, 2017. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP


Google, Amazon suffer market setbacks on sales outlook

Oct 27, 2018 - 12:23 AM

Amazon and Google suffer slides in their share prices after releasing their quarterly earnings, declines that fuelled pessimism in Asian and European stock markets on October 26

Google says it fired 48 for sexual harassment over 2 years

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Google releases an email sent to employees from Sundar Pichai saying 48 people had been terminated for sexual harassment in the past two years, including 13 who were senior managers and above and that none received 'an exit package'

Germany urges global minimum tax for digital giants

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:02 AM

Europe is trying to devise a strategy to tax profits from the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and digital platforms such as YouTube and Airbnb

AI achieves 99% accuracy in finding metastatic breast cancer – Google

Oct 16, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Called LYNA, the AI is able to identify notoriously hard-to-detect metastatic tumors, say Google researchers

LYNA. The red area on these lymph nodes indicate the tumor region as identified by Google's tumor-detecting AI called LYNA. Photo from Google


Pokemon in 'Pokemon Go' now appear life-size on Android too

Oct 15, 2018 - 11:58 AM

The enhanced augmented reality (AR) mode comes to Android after being released in December 2017 for iOS

Photo from official Pokemon Go website


Creating meaningful solutions in the age of digital experiences

Oct 11, 2018 - 5:09 PM

At this year’s DigiCon, Dr. Joe Fry of Google ZOO reinforced the importance of building things that could positively impact culture, today and in the future

SWS survey on death penalty, JV Ejercito, Google Pixel | Evening wRap

Oct 10, 2018 - 9:39 PM

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Google appeals record EU fine over Android

Oct 10, 2018 - 11:27 AM

In its July decision, Brussels accuses Google of using the Android system's huge popularity on smartphones and tablets to promote the use of its own Google search engine and shut out rivals

Google Pixel 3 derided for notch by netizens

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:23 AM

Online, dislike for the notch is resurrected as Google's new phone launches

Screenshot from Google


Google's Pixel 3 can answer calls for you

Oct 10, 2018 - 2:25 AM

Its 'Call Screen' feature is essentially a smart answering machine for the mobile generation

Screenshot from Google


The 3 products Google announced at its October 2018 event

Oct 09, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Meet the Home Hub, Pixel Slate and the Pixel 3

GOOGLE'S LINEUP. The Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and Pixel 3. Screenshot from Youtube.

Google+ to shut down after vulnerability exposes 500,000 users

Oct 09, 2018 - 3:27 PM

The company did not immediately disclose the bug in fear of regulation from lawmakers, reports say

Google's Play Store updates policies to prevent call, SMS abuse

Oct 09, 2018 - 3:14 PM

The policy update will take effect 90 days from now, or on January 6

Google teams with Ubisoft to test video game streaming

Oct 02, 2018 - 8:11 AM

Google is collaborating with Ubisoft to use Assassin's Creed Odyssey to test the ability of Project Stream technology to provide the kind of quick, seamless play powered by in-home consoles as an online service

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

How humans fit into Google’s machine future

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:10 AM

'The perfect search engine would be like the mind of God,' Google co-founder Sergey Brin has once said

Google's China search engine to track user data and queries closely – report

Sep 25, 2018 - 6:50 PM

A leaked memo reveals how the search engine will be monitoring and censoring users in China

GOOGLE CHINA. This photo taken on April 11, 2016 shows visitors gathering at Google booth during the 2016 China International Electronic Commerce Expo in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang province. AFP Photo/STR


Google clarifies Chrome auto sign-in feature as security experts raise fear

Sep 25, 2018 - 5:58 PM

Security experts are concerned that people are now forced to share search data by being automatically signed onto Chrome when they sign onto a separate Google service


Google tunes search for prescience and pictures

Sep 25, 2018 - 12:41 PM

The tech giant is enhancing its image-based searches and its ability to search even if a user doesn't know which words to do a query with

GOOGLE. The search giant aims to make search more visual and intelligent via machine learning. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP


Google marks Josefa Llanes Escoda's 120th birth anniversary with doodle

Sep 20, 2018 - 1:49 PM

Google pays tribute to the founder of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines through its trademark homepage doodle


Google Mini captures top spot in connected speaker market

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:28 AM

A report by Strategy Analytics shows that for the second quarter of 2018 the smallest device from Google captured 20 percent of the market with sales of 2.3 million

MINI. File photo shows Isabelle Olsson, lead designer for home hardware for Google, Inc., introducing the new Google Home Mini at a product launch event, October 4, 2017, at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, California. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/AFP

The Information and Democracy Commission: Defending free flow of truthful info

Sep 18, 2018 - 7:19 PM

The Information and Democracy Commission is a global initiative launched by Reporters Without Borders to build a formal multi-sectoral approach to combating misinformation and disinformation in the digital age


Leaked video shows Google execs troubled by Trump election

Sep 13, 2018 - 1:09 PM

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says that while the election was rife with rhetoric and division, people should have faith in the democratic process

PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai is among the executives seen talking about Donald Trump's presidential victory in one of the company's town hall meetings. Screenshot from Breitbart video


Many conservatives fret over Trump's war on tech giants

Sep 11, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Some view the looming anti-trust investigations on the big tech companies as punishment based on political reasons

TECH TITANS. Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, Larry Page, chief executive officer of Alphabet Inc. (parent company of Google), Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, Vice President-elect Mike Pence listen as President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of technology executives at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP


Google's 'no-show' in Congress adds to its political headache

Sep 11, 2018 - 11:48 AM

'You have to feed the beast. At the end of the day, it's better to be there and engage than it is to not be there and hope you avoid some tough questions,' says president of US think tank, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

GOOGLE. The seat for Alphabet (Google) CEO Larry Page sits empty as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP


How Google’s innovation will continue beyond its 20th year

Sep 09, 2018 - 7:17 PM

One day, a personal fitness tracker might note that a user’s resting heart rate is 15% higher this week than the average over the past six months. From there, Google might offer up research or doctors’ advice about cardiovascular health

ALPHABET. Larry Page, Google co-founder and CEO speaks during the opening keynote at the Google I/O developers conference at the Moscone Center on May 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


EU ministers 'battle' over French-backed digital tax

Sep 08, 2018 - 7:51 PM

Paris says the proposed tax will ensure that global tech platforms pay their fair share. However, some EU members argue the tax would also punish European companies and stifle innovation.

Google event on October 9 expected to star new Pixel phone

Sep 07, 2018 - 11:37 AM

An Android-powered smartwatch may be unveiled as well

GOOGLE. Google's New York office is shown in lower Manhattan on March 5, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP


Google researchers say tech industry has fueled 'attention crisis'

Sep 06, 2018 - 6:18 PM

A paper by Google's own user-experience researchers provides an overall picture of the reasons people feel the need to be in constant contact with their phones

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


Tech shares fall after congress grilling

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:30 PM

'When major companies testify in front of the Congress it's never a good thing' for their stock price, says a financial analyst

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP


Google lambasted for absence in congress hearing

Sep 06, 2018 - 3:22 AM

'There's an empty chair next to you for Google, they're not here today – maybe it's because they're arrogant,' says one Republican senator

EMPTY SEAT. The seat for Alphabet (Google) CEO Larry Page is unoccupied as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on September 5, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP


U.S. to probe tech firms on competition, 'stifling' free speech

Sep 06, 2018 - 1:31 AM

(UPDATED) 'Social media platforms have the right to determine what types of legal speech they will permit on their platforms,' says IT expert Daniel Castro

SHOULDER TAP. Google, along with other tech giants, gets a tap on the shoulder from the US government about current practices on content moderation. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP


Top U.S. regulator calls for 'transparency' from tech giants

Sep 05, 2018 - 10:17 AM

'We need to seriously think about whether the time has come for these companies to abide by new transparency obligations,' says US Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai

AJIT PAI. In this file photo, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee May 17, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP


Russia warns Google against election meddling

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:05 PM

Russian Central Election Commission member Alexander Klyukin says the commission sent an official letter to Larry Page, the CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet, regarding Alexei Navalny's use of YouTube.

GOOGLE. The new Google logo is displayed at the Google headquarters on September 2, 2015 in Mountain View, California. File photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Europe's news agencies blast Google, Facebook for 'plundering' content

Sep 04, 2018 - 4:34 PM

Critics, however, say that the new proposed copyright law in Europe may restrict the usage of memes and remixes by everyday internet users who often use content without securing the rights


Expert opinions: the September 5 Facebook-Twitter-Google hearing

Sep 04, 2018 - 2:35 PM

'The Democrats are upset about the spread of misinformation in the 2016 election, and the Republicans over the perception of bias,' says Roslyn Layton, a scholar specializing in telecom and internet issues

SANDBERG. The chief operating officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, will join top representatives from Twitter and possibly, Google, in another high-profile congressional grilling on September 5. Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS/AFP


UK demands action from tech giants over online child abuse

Sep 03, 2018 - 11:49 PM

'I've been impressed by the progress the likes of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and Apple have made on counter-terrorism. Now I want to see the same level of commitment from these companies and others for child sexual exploitation,' British interior minister Sajid Javid says

Facebook, Twitter, Google are in the U.S. congress hot seat again. Here's why.

Sep 03, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, and a yet-to-be-confirmed Google executive face US lawmakers on September 5 regarding Russian election interference

NEXT ROUND. The online giants, represented here by Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter's Jack Dorsey, face off with US lawmakers again as issues of foreign interference persist. Sheryl Sandberg photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS/AFP; Jack Dorsey photo by Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Thurgood Marshall College Fund/AFP


Here's how Google's Pixel 3 phones are shaping up

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Like many 2018 phones, the XL version of the Pixel 3 is expected to carry a notch

PIXEL 2. Photo from Google.


Trump idea on regulating Google 'unfathomable'

Aug 31, 2018 - 2:10 PM

Legal and media experts say Google and other internet firms enjoy the same constitutional protections on free speech as news outlets


Senior Republican calls for reopening of Google probe

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:24 AM

Google's 2013 anti-trust case in the US may be reopened as new 'important developments' rise

SUNDAR PICHAI. Google's anti-trust issues may be reopened as per the demands of a US senator. Screenshot from Google livestream.


Facebook, Twitter executives to testify to U.S. Congress next week

Aug 30, 2018 - 2:50 PM

The US Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing will focus on 'social media companies' responses to foreign influence operations'


YouTube's viewing stats track how long you spend watching videos

Aug 29, 2018 - 7:02 PM

You will now see how much time you spent viewing content today, yesterday, and over the past week.

YOUTUBE VIEWING HABITS. Fabled video repository YouTube will now give you stats on your viewing habits. Images from YouTube blog.

Here's what we really know about Google's mysterious search engine

Aug 29, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Algorithms, AI, crawlers – here's a look at some of the underpinnings of Google's search engine