Stories tagged: Google
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018
For centuries, people have relied on maps to figure out where they are and where they’re going. But today’s digital maps – seemingly more precise than ever –aren’t always as …
Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 4:56 p.m.
Google, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this week, on Monday looked to the future as it unveiled three big shifts in search that appear to take aim at some …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Seattle tech startup Convoy, which connects truckers to companies that need freight moved, has raised $185 million in a financing round led by an investment fund connected to Google.
Tue., Sept. 18, 2018, 5:28 p.m.
Apple and Google want to help you spend less time on their phones – really. Like that time you checked Facebook at 3 a.m. Stats don’t lie.
Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
If you don’t have a seat at the table, you’re probably on the menu – and if you have a seat but don’t sit in it, you may be in …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
Google is going to Europe’s top court in its legal fight against an order requiring it to extend “right to be forgotten” rules to its search engines globally.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 8:32 p.m.
Facebook and Twitter executives assured Congress on Wednesday that they are aggressively working to root out foreign attempts to sow discord in America, and they pledged to better protect their …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 3:26 p.m.
A prominent Republican senator on Thursday urged U.S. competition regulators to reopen an investigation into Google and its practices in online search and digital advertising.
Wed., Aug. 29, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
More than a dozen human rights groups are urging Google not to offer censored internet search in China, amid reports it is planning to again provide the service in the …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 3:50 p.m.
Political leanings don’t factor into Google’s search algorithm. But the authoritativeness of page links that the algorithm spits out and the perception of thousands of human raters do.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 28, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
President Donald Trump promised Tuesday to address what he says is the “very serious situation” of social media companies “suppressing” conservative voices and “hiding information” and good news.
Sat., Aug. 18, 2018, 2:59 p.m.
Earlier this year, a federal judge signed a search warrant for a windfall of private information to help find the robber responsible for a string of crimes in southern Maine.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 1:18 p.m.
Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 2:20 p.m.
Google’s smartphone services store users’ locations even when privacy settings are adjusted to shut these features off, according to a new report by the Associated Press.
UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 7:37 p.m.
Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported second-quarter earnings that pleased Wall Street, even as it booked a $5.1 billion charge to cover a fine levied by European regulators.
Wed., July 18, 2018, 1:41 p.m.
European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company’s Android operating system to install …
UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 6 p.m.
A Google-affiliated company has chosen Kenya as the home of its first announced commercial deal for delivering internet access to hard-to-reach areas using high-altitude balloons.
Wed., June 27, 2018, 9 a.m.
Duplex is the company’s next-generation virtual helper. In the months ahead, Duplex will be introduced for three types of tasks: booking restaurant reservations, calling stores to inquire about holiday hours, …
Sun., June 24, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
Google had created a tool that could forecast a host of patient outcomes, including how long people may stay in hospitals, their odds of re-admission and chances they will soon …
Sat., June 23, 2018, 1:13 p.m.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi plans to raise up to $6.1 billion in one of the biggest global stock market debuts in recent years as it tries to become a worldwide …
Mon., June 18, 2018, 5:01 p.m.
Google is investing $550 million in cash in China’s JD.com as the U.S. search giant pushes deeper into online commerce.
UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018, 7:40 p.m.
Google has pledged that it will not use artificial intelligence in applications related to weapons, surveillance that violates international norms or that works in ways that go against human rights.
Thu., June 7, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
Google stopped accepting political ads in Washington state on Thursday, just days after state Attorney General Bob Ferguson
UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing Google and Facebook, saying the companies failed to maintain information about political advertising as required by state law.
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.