Stories tagged: Google
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.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Target is jumping into voice-activated shopping as it deepens its relationship with Google, offering thousands of items found in the store except for perishables like fruit and milk.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 3:13 p.m.
Some of America’s most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to decide whether a federal law prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation. They ultimately want the court …
Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Google for the first time has uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company’s platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a “connectivity team” to help restore communications in ravaged Puerto Rico.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
As Americans grappled with the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, the internet’s hateful troublemakers and trolls were hellbent on using the tragedy to further divide the nation.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 4, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Google on Wednesday unveiled new phones, smart speakers and other devices infused with artificial intelligence in its bid to claim the high ground against rivals Amazon and Apple.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
Google put on a seminar in Coeur d’Alene on Monday to help small businesses optimize search results for their companies. Many of the tips are available online at
Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 11 a.m.
Google will try to help newspapers and other publishers boost subscriptions by ending a decade-old policy that required them to provide a limited amount of free content before people were …
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017
Driverless technologies are not to be coddled or promoted. Their development should be slow and sober.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Google faces a new lawsuit accusing it of gender-based pay discrimination. A lawyer representing three female former Google employees is seeking class action status for the claim.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017
Investors in Alphabet get a dominant online advertising business coupled with the chance that one of the company’s “moonshots” will become the next big thing.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
Companies from a broad range of industries, including technology, finance and autos, swiftly condemned the Trump administration’s decision to end a program preventing the deportation of immigrants illegally brought to …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Google will comply with Europe’s demands to change the way it runs its shopping search service, a rare instance of the internet giant bowing to regulatory pressure to avoid more …
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Voice shopping hasn’t really caught on yet, but if it does, look out – you might never know if it’s offering you the best deal.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 6:37 p.m.
The world’s largest retailer said Wednesday it’s working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant. The capability …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
A statement on the “March on Google” website says Saturday’s protests were being canceled because of threats from what it called “Alt Left terrorist groups.”
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, canceled an all-hands meeting Thursday after employees expressed concerns about their safety.
Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 10:06 a.m.
A Lithuanian businessman suspected of tricking more than $100 million out of Google and Facebook in an elaborate cybercrime case should be extradited to the United States, a local court …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
Special circumstances – from the country’s divisive political climate to Silicon Valley’s broader problem with gender equity – contributed to the outrage and subsequent firing of a Google engineer. But …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Google triggered a social-media backlash with the firing of an employee who had blasted the company’s diversity policies, fueling tension over an issue roiling Silicon Valley.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
When it comes to why there are so few women in tech, Silicon Valley is in the midst of an ideological battle. The latest conflict is at Google, where a …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
The upcoming solar eclipse is poised to become the “most photographed, most shared, most tweeted event in human history,” in the words of one astronomer. Millions of people will watch …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 3:38 p.m.
Google’s parent company Alphabet can easily afford the $2.7 billion write-down it’s taking to cover a big antitrust fine in Europe. But it might find it harder to shrug off …
Wed., July 12, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Visitors to dozens of major websites are seeing a special message about the future of the Internet on Wednesday, part of a broad campaign by the companies to stop what …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:47 a.m.
The European Commission has hit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine after concluding that the search giant unfairly favored its comparison-shopping service over others.
UPDATED: Mon., June 26, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program.
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
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 is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine.
UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
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.