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Why Google wants to think more like you and less like a machine

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:00 AM

There are nuances to human thinking that Google is still trying to replicate


Mengenal 4 keunggulan Mi A1 dari Xiaomi

Sep 21, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Mi A1 merupakan kombinasi perangkat berdesain elegan dengan ‘software’ unggulan Google

PRODUK BARU XIAOMI. Director of Product Management and Marketing Xiaomi Global Donovan Sung, sedang menjelaskan Mi A1 pada acara peluncuran produk terbaru Xiaomi di Jakarta, Rabu, 20 September. Foto dari Xiaomi Indonesia

Google to buy part of Taiwan smartphone maker HTC for $1.1B

Sep 21, 2017 - 11:28 AM

(UPDATED) The agreement will give Google more control of its mobile handset hardware as it seeks to bolster its presence in a market dominated by Apple and Samsung

This photo taken on June 6, 2014 shows a man walks past a billboard showing the latest HTC M8 smartphone in Taipei. Sam Yeh/AFP

Rumors swirl on Google's possible acquisition of HTC

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:00 PM

A leak from HTC points to a town hall meeting where a Google acquisition is supposedly on the agenda

‘YouTube Pop-Up Space’ hadir untuk para kreator terbaik Indonesia

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:46 PM

YouTube Pop-Up Space berlokasi di Art:1 New Museum, Jakarta Pusat, dan akan berlangsung dari 18-24 September 2017

'POP-UP SPACE'. Salah satu set studio di YouTube Pop-Up Space yang dapat digunakan untuk kolaborasi antar kreator. Foto oleh Valerie Dante/Rappler

EU ministers make push for Google, Facebook tax

Sep 16, 2017 - 9:43 PM

Public anger against the billions of euros earned by online behemoths is growing louder in Europe and EU finance ministers meeting in Estonia pledge to make sure the companies pay a fairer tax.

Google teases a likely October 4 Pixel event

Sep 14, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Google mirroring last year s October 4 Pixel announcement is likely teasing a new phone for the same date this year

STAY TUNED FOR GOOGLE. Google hints at a big October 4 event. Screen shot of Google webpage.

Kini Google dilengkapi penelusuran suara dalam Bahasa Jawa dan Sunda

Sep 14, 2017 - 4:23 PM

Program ini hasil kerjasama Google dengan beberapa universitas lokal di Yogyakarta dan Bandung

JAWA DAN SUNDA. Google baru saja merilis fitur baru yakni penelusuran suara dalam Bahasa Jawa dan Sunda. Foto dari Google Indonesia

Google Drive desktop app to shut down, service to continue

Sep 08, 2017 - 11:01 AM

Only the app is being shut down and replaced and not the actual service


Samsung okay to test self-driving cars in California

Sep 01, 2017 - 1:55 PM

The company most of us know for smartphones and other gadgets has joined the self driving car race in California

NEW MARKETS. Samsung attempts to expand its scope by stepping into the self-driving car race. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP


Top 10 companies 'Filipinos want to work for' in 2017

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:40 PM

Jobstreet asks 3 658 Filipinos which company they want to work for Here are the top 10

TOP EMPLOYER. In the latest Jobstreet.com survey, Meralco ranks best in job security, in work-life balance, and in benefits. Rappler graphic by Emil Mercado

Google testing browser option to mute auto-playing videos

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Tired of sudden blasts of audio coming from a random browser tab? An upcoming feature for Google Chrome may fix just that

MUTE OPTION. The setting can be found in the 'Page Info' bubble near the the URL box of the browser. Image from Google


In U.S., googling 'clinical depression' leads to evaluation tool

Aug 24, 2017 - 6:35 PM

The feature makes use of clinically validated screening questionnaire PHQ 9 and is done in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness

SELF-TEST. Currently limited to US users, searches containing 'clinical depression' will lead Google to offer a 'Check if you're clinically depressed' option in the search results. Image from Google.


Google and Walmart team up to take on Amazon

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:40 AM

The venture will allow customers to order groceries and other items from Walmart to be home delivered through Google Express

No more lines for gov't permits? P422M automation budget sought

Aug 20, 2017 - 10:37 AM

This what we need—a combined Google and Waze for a public wanting to get data or service from the government in a manner that is fast and in many cases free says Senator Ralph Recto

Russia drops U.S. neo-Nazi site from .ru domain

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:33 PM

Alexander Zharov the head of Russia s telecommunications watchdog Roskomnadzor says in a statement they asked the domain registrar Ru center to stop hosting it

Google fires defender of tech gender gap – U.S. media

Aug 08, 2017 - 4:36 PM

UPDATED Google chief executive Sundar Pichai while supporting the right of employees to express themselves says To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK

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 battles Google News over 'snippet tax' proposal

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:51 AM

The so called snippet tax proposal is only one of several components of a major EU draft law intended to update European copyright law in the digital age

GOOGLE. A Google logo and Android statue are seen at the Googleplex in Menlo Park, California on November 4, 2016. Photo by Josh Edelson/ AFP

Alphabet profit hit by EU fine on Google

Jul 25, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Alphabet reports a quarterly profit of 3 5 billion in a sharp decline from a year ago with a 2 74 billion antitrust fine in Europe biting into earnings

Google, EU dig in for long anti-trust war

Jul 21, 2017 - 2:52 PM

The EU accuses Google of favoring its own services in search results and is also examining the search giant s AdSense advertising service and Android software


Google app gets new newsfeed experience

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The new Google feed service uses machine learning algorithms to anticipate what information you d like to receive from news to videos as well as music and feature stories

#ThinkPH: Technology is changing human physiology

Jul 18, 2017 - 9:02 PM

The Internet is helping all of us connect and we’re doing more stuff online now not just social media but the weird thing is that our internet habits especially on our smartphones are actually changing the way our brains work Simon Kemp says

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

US newspaper group assails Google-Facebook online 'duopoly'

Jul 10, 2017 - 11:35 PM

UPDATED News Media Alliance president David Chavern writes The two digital giants don t employ reporters They don’t dig through public records to uncover corruption send correspondents into war zones or attend last night’s game to get the highlights

7 fakta menarik tentang Google Maps

Jul 10, 2017 - 4:01 PM

Tahukah kamu bahwa Google Maps sudah memetakan dunia di lebih dari 200 negara dan wilayah?

FAKTA GOOGLE MAPS. Tahukah kamu, ternyata Google Maps telah memetakan lebih dari 200 negara dan wilayah di dunia. Foto dari akun Twitter @Goggle_IDN

Malacañang, Google offer virtual tour of Presidential Museum

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Anyone with internet access can now tour the Presidential Museum and Library and see its precious memorabilia on Philippine presidents

From left to right: Googles Philippines Country Manager Kenneth Lingan, PCOO Asec. Margaux Uson, PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar, Google Arts and Culture Program Manager Pierre Caessa pose after the launching of the Online Malacanang Presidential Museum and Library with Partnership with Google in Malacanang Palace on Wednesday. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros

Jun 27, 2017 - 6:40 PM

UPDATED The fine breaks the previous EU record for a monopoly case against US chipmaker Intel of 1 06 billion euros

Google to stop scanning Gmail inboxes for personalized ads

Jun 26, 2017 - 12:25 PM

The tech giant will end the practice later this year

Google releases jobs search engine in U.S.

Jun 20, 2017 - 10:59 PM

Users in the US looking for a job need only to set a search string that qualifies as a job seeking query – such as jobs near me or writing jobs – and the search function will give you what s available from its listings

GOOGLING JOBS. Google is making it easier for Americans to find jobs. Image from Google.

Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following Facebook

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Google general counsel Kent Walker says the company will use a combination of machine learning and human monitoring to keep extremist and terrorism related videos off its services

GOOGLE FIGHTS EXTREMISM. An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. File Photo by Al-Furqan Media/AFP

PH media groups release Facebook fake news blocker

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Now available at the Chrome Web Store Fakeblok is the result of a collaboration between the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

FAKEBLOK. The browser plug-in is a collaboration between the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility. Screenshot from FakeBlok/Chrome Web Store

Facebook, Google crack down on hate speech – EU

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:02 PM

The companies are now removing twice as many cases of illegal hate speech and at a faster rate when compared to 6 months ago Vera Jourova the EU commissioner for justice says in the first annual progress report

Menikmati bulan puasa bersama fitur terbaru Google

May 29, 2017 - 5:07 PM

Google Indonesia mengeluarkan sembilan fitur untuk menemani selama Ramadan

Google mengeluarkan sembilan fitur terbaru di Ramadan tahun ini. Foto oleh Sakinah Ummu Haniy/Rappler.com

Google's AlphaGo retires on top after humbling world number one

May 29, 2017 - 4:38 PM

AlphaGo defeats brash 19 year old world number one Ke Jie of China on Saturday to sweep a 3 game series

ALPHAGO WINS. China's 19-year-old Go player Ke Jie reacts during the second match against Google's artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in Wuzhen, eastern China's Zhejiang province on May 25, 2017.  Photo by AFP

We should levy Facebook and Google to fund journalism – here’s how

May 25, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Facebook and Google s collective share of global digital ad revenue was about 70 in late 2016 says an analyst Some of it should be diverted to a journalism fund

IMPRINT. Online giants Facebook and Google changed the way people consume information, and somewhere along the way, journalism itself. Illustration by Nico Villarete/Rappler

Penggunaan mesin pencari Google meningkat saat Ramadan

May 24, 2017 - 5:47 PM

Selama Ramadan penelusuran naik 28 persen Apa saja yang banyak dicari?

Henky Prihatna - Head of E-Commerce Google Indonesia berbagi hasil riset tentang aktivitas pengguna YouTube dan Google selama Ramadan  tahun lalu. Foto dari Google Indonesia

Google's AlphaGo program beats top human Go player

May 23, 2017 - 2:06 PM

Google and DeepMind s AlphaGo wins the first game against the world number one in a best of 3 series of Go games

A GAME OF GO. AlphaGo takes on and teams up with some of the world's best players. Screenshot from DeepMind website.

In battle of digital assistants, Google heads to Apple turf

May 18, 2017 - 11:39 AM

From mobile first Google shifts to an AI first approach looking to rethink all their products and apply machine learning to solve problems

ASSISTANT ON APPLE. Google's voice-enabled AI helper heads to iPhones. Pictured is an artist's rendition and not the actual appearance of the software on the iPhone.

France fines Facebook for data protection breaches

May 16, 2017 - 11:32 PM

France slaps a penalty of 150 000 euros 160 000 on Facebook Inc and Facebook Ireland for several breaches of the French Data Protection Act

Amazon leads surging connected speakers market in US – survey

May 09, 2017 - 12:31 PM

Amazon s Echo speakers hold 70 6 of the market followed by Google Home at 23 8

ECHO. The smart speaker from Amazon is leading the pack right now. Photo from Amazon

Pakistan, Afghanistan to use Google Maps to settle border row

May 08, 2017 - 9:35 PM

Technical teams of both countries will use GPS and Google Maps as well as other means to get the answer to a border dispute between Pakistan and Afghanistan Abdul Razeq police chief of Afghanistan s Kandahar province says

Google Docs phishing scam doused after catching fire

May 04, 2017 - 11:14 AM

The scam makes use of a deceptive email that impersonates Google Docs in order to spread malicious code


Rappler Talk: Google's Richard Gingras on journalists' emerging challenges

May 03, 2017 - 4:33 PM

In a post truth world what s the future of news like?

Duterte dominates Google search results for 'psychopath Philippines'

May 02, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Most of the search engine results lead to articles detailing the incident when a Filipina actress called President Rodrigo Duterte a psychopath in a Facebook post

‘Warung Chain’, pemenang ‘Google Play Indonesia Games Competition 2017’

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Game ‘Warung Chain: Go Food Express’ mengalahkan hampir 200 games lokal yang mendaftar

'Warung Chain: Go Food Express' menjadi juara ‘Google Play Indonesia Games Competition 2017’. Foto dari Touchten.com

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:31 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Friday

Google working on ad-blocking feature in Chrome browser – report

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:47 PM

The ad blocking feature would filter online ads providing a bad experience for browser users

Google adds 'fact check' to global search results

Apr 07, 2017 - 10:18 PM

Google works with 115 fact checking groups worldwide for the initiative which began last year

Apple, Google, Amazon looking to acquire Toshiba's memory chip unit – report

Apr 03, 2017 - 5:27 PM

Toshiba is the world s number two supplier of memory chips for smartphones and computers behind South Korea s Samsung

Google Translate app now unblocked in China

Mar 29, 2017 - 6:33 PM

Google did not explain why the app was now accessible and a Google spokesman declined to comment on the matter

NOW IN CHINA. The Google Translate app is now available in China. Screen shot from Google Play Store page for Google Translate.

Google tools up to fix ads in wrong places

Mar 21, 2017 - 10:42 PM

We know advertisers don t want their ads next to content that doesn t align with their values Google s chief business officer Philipp Schindler says in a blog post