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Google, Smart Wifi jointly pledge to power the nation with free, fast, and reliable internet

Jan 07, 2019 - 2:17 PM

More Filipinos will be given access to connectivity

8 of the biggest tech headlines of 2018

Dec 28, 2018 - 5:57 PM

We’ve rounded up everything from Elon Musk’s Twitter antics to disinformation campaign in social media

New Zealand warns Google over naming murder accused

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:56 AM

The internet giant breaks a court order suppressing the name of a man charged with murdering a British backpacker

GOOGLE. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP


Trump accuses Facebook, Twitter, Google of Democrat bias

Dec 18, 2018 - 11:38 PM

Twitter says in a statement it has been working to weed out accounts that hide a user's true identity or seek to manipulate the platform

MAD. File photo of US President Donald Trump speaking to the press at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Top Google searches in PH for 2018: Lotto results, Ex Battalion, Meteor Garden

Dec 17, 2018 - 4:02 PM

The top 2 terms overall are 'MemoryHackers' and 'Hot Shot Gamers,' which are a cheating or an in-game hacking mechanism for the battle royale videogame 'Rules of Survival'


Google chief trusts AI makers to regulate the technology

Dec 13, 2018 - 12:21 PM

Tech companies building AI should factor in ethics early in the process to make certain artificial intelligence with 'agency of its own' doesn't hurt people, Google chief Sundar Pichai says

SUNDAR PICHAI TALKS AI. 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

Maria Ressa is Time 'Person Of The Year' | Midday wRap

Dec 12, 2018 - 3:43 PM

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Google CEO spars with U.S. lawmakers on bias, privacy

Dec 12, 2018 - 2:31 AM

(UPDATED) The hearing on Google's 'data collection, use and filtering practices' offers an opportunity for lawmakers to confront the CEO over claims that the internet giant skews its search results for political reasons

GOOGLE'S SUNDAR PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai testifies before the House Judiciary Committee at the Rayburn House Office Building on December 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Journalists urge EU to resist lobbying by tech giants

Dec 11, 2018 - 3:31 PM

'Let's not allow 'bots' and 'troll farms' to take over from reporters, or leave online fiction to replace verified fact,' AFP Middle East correspondent Sammy Ketz says in an open letter to the EU supported by leading reporters worldwide

CEO Sundar Pichai says Google has 'checks and balances' against bias

Dec 11, 2018 - 2:43 PM

The remarks, released December 10, a day ahead of Pichai's appearance at the House Judiciary Committee, come with Google under fire on several fronts: on issues around political bias, data security and its domination of internet search

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

Google+ to close 4 months earlier than planned after new data leak

Dec 11, 2018 - 12:25 PM

52.5 million users are potentially affected, but Google says the bug was not exploited


Android file management app now works with USB drives

Dec 10, 2018 - 2:16 PM

Users can now plug in USB flash drives and memory cards, or other USB devices onto their phone, and Files by Google will let them check the contents of those connected devices

Google moves to curb gender bias in translation

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:43 PM

In certain languages, the translate program provided only one translation for a query, often choosing the masculine word for terms like "doctor," and the feminine word for 'nurse,' for example

Screenshot from Google Translate


Google launches AI-driven audio news feed

Dec 07, 2018 - 9:47 AM

The technology giant says it has partnerships with more than a dozen news organizations to deliver an audio feed in the same manner as its smartphone news feed

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


Tech giants warn Australia against law to break encryption

Nov 29, 2018 - 5:37 PM

The bill would give security agencies wide powers to force telecommunications and technology companies to give them access to encrypted devices and messaging apps

Google extends telecom service Fi to iPhones

Nov 29, 2018 - 12:59 PM

The freshly renamed 'Google Fi' service aims to take on traditional carriers by letting people pay based on how much data they use and roam internationally

Google CEO U.S. House appearance postponed to December 11

Nov 29, 2018 - 10:37 AM

(UPDATED) The hearing will look at how internet firms may 'suppress particular viewpoints and manipulate public opinion,' says US lawmaker Bob Goodlatte

SUNDAR PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2018. Screenshot from Youtube livestream.


Google workers want plug pulled on plan for China search

Nov 28, 2018 - 12:54 PM

A search application designed to filter out censored content from results could damage all internet users' trust in Google, Amnesty International says in a post on its website

Google accused of manipulation to track users

Nov 27, 2018 - 7:31 PM

The complaints cite a study by the Norwegian Consumer Council which concluded Google used 'deceptive design and misleading information, which results in users accepting to be constantly tracked'

TRACKING. This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display at the Smart China Expo at Chongqing International Expo Center in southwest China's Chongqing. File photo by AFP.

Google honors National Scientist Fe del Mundo with a doodle

Nov 27, 2018 - 12:01 AM

The doodle goes live on Tuesday, November 27, the 107th birth anniversary of ‘The Angel of Santo Tomas’

PH internet economy to grow from $5B to $21B by 2025 – Google

Nov 20, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Collectively, Southeast Asia's internet economy will grow from $72B to $240B by 2025, according to Google's report


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

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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