Stories tagged: Google
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Avis teams up with Google parent on self-driving car program
Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program.
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads
The change announced Friday will end a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. The practice has raised concerns among privacy watchdogs and creeped out …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Google’s search engine aims to become employment engine
Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
Google intensifies campaign against online extremism
Google is intensifying its campaign against online extremism, saying it will put more resources toward identifying and removing videos related to terrorism and hate groups.
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
SoftBank buys robotics leader Boston Dynamics from Alphabet
Japanese internet, solar and technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Alphabet’s share price hits $1,000
Google parent company Alphabet Inc. joined rarefied company Monday when it for the first time reached a $1,000 share price. Shares of the tech company rose $7.76, or 0.78 percent, …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 3 a.m.
Apple’s developer’s conference may highlight artificial intelligence
With Facebook, Microsoft and Google emphasizing AI in their conferences over the past two months, market analysts believe it is Apple’s turn. As the race for artificial intelligence heats up …
Thu., June 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
Nest security camera knows who’s home with Google face tech
Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a high-resolution home-security camera, offering a glimpse of a future in which increasingly intelligent, internet-connected computers can see and understand what’s …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:48 p.m.
Google rolling out arsenal of services, gadgets
Google is providing the latest peek at its digital services and gadgets, initially offering a major focus on its efforts to extend artificial intelligence features into more of its apps …
Sun., April 30, 2017, 7:30 a.m.
YouTube ad boycott could spell trouble for Alphabet’s Google
YouTube’s inability to keep big-brand ads off unsavory videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google’s digital family into a problem child.
Mon., April 17, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case
Russian officials and Google have reached an agreement to settle a two-year-old case against Google for requiring the pre-installation of some of its apps on mobile devices using the Android …
Sun., April 16, 2017, 2 p.m.
How a simple Google search can help your brain
A study at UCLA showed that simply using search engines such as Google triggered key centers in the brains of middle-age and older adults, areas that control complex reasoning and …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too
Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app – the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
Google opens ‘shortcuts’ to information, tools on phones
Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine.
Fri., March 17, 2017, 1:25 p.m.
Police in Minn. got search warrant for everyone who Googled person’s name
MINNEAPOLIS – A search warrant issued to Edina police to collect information on people who used certain search terms on Google is raising concerns about constitutional violations. Privacy law experts …
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Google adds tool to flag ‘offensive’ search results
Google is now directing its review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive in search results.
Mon., March 13, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Dispute heats up between Uber, Waymo over self-driving technology
Self-driving car company Waymo asked a judge to bar Uber from continuing to make or use self-driving technology that the company claims was stolen by former employees, according to court …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 10:59 a.m.
Silicon Valley tech companies argue in court filing against immigration ban
Stepping up their fight against the president’s immigration ban, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies – Apple, Google, Facebook and others – have filed a legal brief claiming the …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 5:46 p.m.
Uber hires veteran NASA engineer to develop flying cars
In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
Companies anticipate big software deals, with help from Trump
The software industry went on a shopping spree in 2016, and this year could be even busier, bolstered by the new president’s policies and what one analyst suggests could be …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Microsoft, Intel, Alphabet buoyed by cloud boom
Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp., which all posted quarterly results Thursday, reinforced what’s become a truism in technology: the biggest growth is in businesses that deliver computing over …
Sun., Jan. 22, 2017
Alphabet’s portfolio of innovative projects could pay off over long term
In August 2015, the company formerly known as Google changed its name and corporate structure to better reflect its business model and strategy. Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOGL, GOOG) is now a …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
Amazon Web Services passes Google on most popular list
In some corners of the high-tech workplace, Amazon.com is more popular than Google. Services built by Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud-computing division, were the fourth most popular workplace web application …
Sun., Dec. 25, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
Google’s policies deter whistle-blowing, employee alleges in lawsuit
A Google Inc. employee has filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging the company’s confidentiality policies illegally dissuade current and former workers from whistle-blowing.
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 4:26 a.m.
Families of three Orlando terrorism victims sue social media companies
Family members of three men killed in the Pulse nightclub attack are suing Twitter, Facebook and Google, claiming that the social media companies allowed the Islamic State terrorist group to …
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 4:06 p.m.
Google has yet to fulfill promise not to put ads on fake news sites
A month ago, Google pledged to make sure that the ads sold though its AdSense program wouldn’t go on fake news sites. But so far, the company has largely failed …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 9:03 a.m.
Source: Google deal will make YouTube, others usable in Cuba
A source familiar with a deal being announced between Cuba and Google says it will make Google websites like YouTube run up to 10 times faster on the island.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 4:31 a.m.
Google opens its digital assistant to developers in race against Amazon’s Alexa
Two months after rolling out its digital assistant, Google is opening its doors to outside developers to help the company chase rivals, particularly Amazon.com, in a critical technology race.
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 1:12 p.m.
Google says it will hit 100 percent renewable energy next year
Google, a trendsetter in the field of corporate purchases of wind and solar energy, made a striking proclamation Tuesday – by next year, it forecasts that it’ll be purchasing as …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 1:46 p.m.
Google deal puts Africa on cusp of first smartphone plant
A Johannesburg startup is set to become the first company ever to manufacture smartphones in Africa, taking advantage of low costs and growing local demand to build handsets, tablets and …