Stories tagged: Google
Mon., June 4, 2018, 8:32 a.m.
A top Democrat in Congress is calling on the U.S. government to investigate Google, the latest sign that some of the party’s lawmakers are ready to challenge the tech industry …
Sun., May 27, 2018, 9:04 a.m.
Yang combined his Google money with his mom’s, and with less than $1 million in seed capital he moved from California to Shenzhen, a hub in southern China for technology …
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 7:25 p.m.
Top U.S. tech executives and researchers are planning to press the Trump administration to invest in artificial intelligence and craft policies they hope will strengthen the economy without displacing jobs.
Wed., May 9, 2018, 1:39 p.m.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai broke a new barrier in artificial intelligence technology Tuesday when he unveiled a voice assistant that sounds exactly like a human voice.
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, announcing new consumer features aimed at simplifying your life.
Fri., May 4, 2018, 11:54 a.m.
Google says it will do a better job of verifying the identity of political ad buyers in the U.S. by requiring a government-issued ID and other key information.
Sun., April 29, 2018
With Alphabet’s unparalleled control of search and promising position in many other businesses, investors might want to buy and hold Alphabet for decades.
Sat., April 21, 2018, 10:27 a.m.
Facebook has taken the lion’s share of scrutiny from Congress and the media about data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it’s far …
Mon., April 9, 2018, 10:14 a.m.
In a complaint filed Monday, child advocates and consumer groups are asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and impose potentially billions of dollars of penalties on Google for allegedly …
UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Though Facebook gets the attention because of a recent privacy gaffe, the social network is far from alone in collecting massive amounts of data on you to help marketers sell …
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018, 7:11 p.m.
A federal appeals court has overturned a decision in a long-running legal battle over whether Google infringed on Oracle’s Java programming language to build its hugely popular mobile operating system, …
UPDATED: Wed., March 14, 2018, 9:54 a.m.
Google says it is going to ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, as well as related content like trading advice and cryptocurrency wallets.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 2:31 p.m.
Google’s voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest’s deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify the privacy concerns surrounding internet-connected microphones.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 3 p.m.
On Thursday, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to reshape the web by eradicating ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
Nearly 300 companies, groups and individuals filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court this week in support of Microsoft in a case that has far-reaching implications for digital privacy across …
Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 1:39 p.m.
Google says humans will now review video from its most popular YouTube creators after recent complaints.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
In what’s becoming an annual tradition, the CES electronics trade show, being held this week in Las Vegas, has brought a flurry of announcements of new gadgets built to work …
Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Amazon is angling for a truce in its two-year battle with Apple and Google over streaming gadgets: It says it is preparing to put Apple TV and Chromecast back on …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
Google is pulling its popular YouTube video service from Amazon’s Fire TV and Echo Show devices in an escalating feud that has caught consumers in the crossfire.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Google, which prides itself on developing simple, intuitive software that seems to know what you want almost before you do, is finding itself in a very different world when it …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 6:56 p.m.
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband …
Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 11 a.m.
Missouri’s attorney general announced Monday that his office is investigating Google for potential violations of the state’s consumer-protection and antitrust laws.
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 7:48 a.m.
IBM is increasing the pressure on Google in the battle to commercialize quantum computing technology.
Tue., Nov. 7, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Nest’s new home security camera is supposed to be so smart that it can identify people it’s been introduced to.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
There were telltale signs of Russians using social media to meddle in last year’s U.S. elections long before tech companies wised up to it.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 6:44 p.m.
Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of Facebook ads linked to a Russian effort to disrupt the American political process and whip up tensions around divisive social issues.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 6:11 p.m.
As revelations emerged that Russian-linked accounts reached many more American voters than previously thought, Tech giants Facebook, Twitter and Google on Tuesday defended their security measures and promised a Senate …
Tue., Oct. 31, 2017, 6 a.m.
Facebook’s strategy to stamp out fake news is struggling. The company outsources the process to third-party fact checkers who can only tackle a small fraction of the bogus news that …
Mon., Oct. 23, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Facebook, Google and Amazon bolstered their lobbying spending in the past three months as Washington takes a closer look at the market power of some of America’s biggest tech companies.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 6:19 p.m.
Google’s parent company is throwing its financial support behind ride-hailing service Lyft, deepening its rift with market leader Uber.