Stories tagged: Google
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.
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.