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UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 6:53 p.m.

Google exec denounces employee’s views on female workers

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 path of the solar eclipse is already altering real-world behavior

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 …

In Google vs. the EU, a $2.7B fine could just be the start

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 …

Google, Twitter and dozens of other sites take ‘net neutrality day of action’

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 …

Google fined record $2.7 billion in European antitrust case

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 teams up with Google parent on self-driving car program

Avis is teaming up with Waymo on a self-driving car program.

UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:35 p.m.

Google to stop reading your Gmail to help sell ads

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 …

Google’s search engine aims to become employment engine

Google is trying to turn its search engine into an employment engine.

UPDATED: Mon., June 19, 2017, 6:38 p.m.

Google intensifies campaign against online extremism

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.

SoftBank buys robotics leader Boston Dynamics from Alphabet

Japanese internet, solar and technology company SoftBank Group Corp. is buying robotics pioneer Boston Dynamics from Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent.

Alphabet’s share price hits $1,000

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, …

Apple’s developer’s conference may highlight artificial intelligence

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 …

Nest security camera knows who’s home with Google face tech

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 rolling out arsenal of services, gadgets

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 …

YouTube ad boycott could spell trouble for Alphabet’s Google

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.

Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case

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 …

How a simple Google search can help your brain

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 …

Google Maps already tracks you; now other people can, too

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 …

Google opens ‘shortcuts’ to information, tools on phones

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.

Police in Minn. got search warrant for everyone who Googled person’s name

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 …

UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 6:04 p.m.

Google adds tool to flag ‘offensive’ search results

Google is now directing its review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive in search results.

Dispute heats up between Uber, Waymo over self-driving technology

Self-driving car company Waymo asked a judge to bar Uber from continuing to make or use self-driving technology that the company claims was stolen by former employees, according to court …

Silicon Valley tech companies argue in court filing against immigration ban

Stepping up their fight against the president’s immigration ban, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies – Apple, Google, Facebook and others – have filed a legal brief claiming the …

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 5:46 p.m.

Uber hires veteran NASA engineer to develop flying cars

In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land …

Companies anticipate big software deals, with help from Trump

The software industry went on a shopping spree in 2016, and this year could be even busier, bolstered by the new president’s policies and what one analyst suggests could be …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 6:18 p.m.

Microsoft, Intel, Alphabet buoyed by cloud boom

Alphabet Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Intel Corp., which all posted quarterly results Thursday, reinforced what’s become a truism in technology: the biggest growth is in businesses that deliver computing over …

Alphabet’s portfolio of innovative projects could pay off over long term

In August 2015, the company formerly known as Google changed its name and corporate structure to better reflect its business model and strategy. Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOGL, GOOG) is now a …

Amazon Web Services passes Google on most popular list

In some corners of the high-tech workplace, is more popular than Google. Services built by Amazon Web Services, Amazon’s cloud-computing division, were the fourth most popular workplace web application …

Google’s policies deter whistle-blowing, employee alleges in lawsuit

A Google Inc. employee has filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging the company’s confidentiality policies illegally dissuade current and former workers from whistle-blowing.

Families of three Orlando terrorism victims sue social media companies

Family members of three men killed in the Pulse nightclub attack are suing Twitter, Facebook and Google, claiming that the social media companies allowed the Islamic State terrorist group to …