Stories tagged: Google
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.
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 6:38 p.m.
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.
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.
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 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 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’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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 …