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Google has yet to fulfill promise not to put ads on fake news sites

A month ago, Google pledged to make sure that the ads sold though its AdSense program wouldn’t go on fake news sites. But so far, the company has largely failed …


Source: Google deal will make YouTube, others usable in Cuba

A source familiar with a deal being announced between Cuba and Google says it will make Google websites like YouTube run up to 10 times faster on the island.


Google opens its digital assistant to developers in race against Amazon’s Alexa

Two months after rolling out its digital assistant, Google is opening its doors to outside developers to help the company chase rivals, particularly Amazon.com, in a critical technology race.


Google says it will hit 100 percent renewable energy next year

Google, a trendsetter in the field of corporate purchases of wind and solar energy, made a striking proclamation Tuesday – by next year, it forecasts that it’ll be purchasing as …


Google deal puts Africa on cusp of first smartphone plant

A Johannesburg startup is set to become the first company ever to manufacture smartphones in Africa, taking advantage of low costs and growing local demand to build handsets, tablets and …


Google releases app to digitize boxes of old photo prints

Google wants to make digitizing your old photo prints as easy as opening an app.


Samsung to buy Harman for $8 billion in bold autos gambit

Samsung Electronics is spending $8 billion to buy its way into a burgeoning market for automotive technology alongside Apple and Google as the smartphone business wanes.


Google’s Pixel phone: Not much new, but still a standout

Google’s ambitious new smartphone, the Pixel, doesn’t offer a lot that’s new. Yet it’s still one of the best out there.


Robots organize your photos, so you can procrastinate

Most of us have many forgotten photos on our phones. They don’t have to stay that way. Apple and Google are both applying a form of artificial intelligence called “machine …


Social media helps drive big increases in registered voters in Washington and Idaho

Washington voter rolls swelled by 50,000 in two days, aided by social media campaigns encouraging users to register to vote. Voter registrations in Idaho last month were about 40,000 ahead …


Google unveils Pixel phone, VR headset, smart speaker

Google launched an aggressive challenge to consumer electronics giants like Apple and Samsung on Tuesday, introducing a new line of smartphones called Pixel and other gadgets designed to showcase a …


Big Google campus in South Lake Union approved

Google’s massive expansion into South Lake Union has been quickly approved, paving the way for Seattle’s newest marquee tech campus to begin construction soon.


Salesforce, Google may be interested in buying Twitter

Shares of Twitter Inc. surged Friday after reports that the social media company could receive a formal bid soon. Citing unnamed sources, CNBC reported that Twitter has received “expressions of …


Women doctors, scientists, welders among 11 new emojis

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Women professionals will soon be better represented in emoji form. Google said Thursday that the Unicode Consortium, which controls emoji standards, has agreed to add 11 …


EU widens antitrust probe to include Google ad, shopping biz

BRUSSELS – The European Union has opened a new front in its battle with Google, accusing the technology giant of abusing its dominant position in the online search market to …


Google, LinkedIn complete massive Silicon Valley land swap

Tech giants Google and LinkedIn may be rivals online, but they’re collaborating in the real world on a Silicon Valley land swap.


Google Calendar outage leaves users frustrated

Google says it expects to have Google Calendar up and running normally following widespread reports of an outage.


Google offers new way for users to manage ads, personal data

Google is trying to make it easier for you to manage the vast pool of information that it collects about your online activities across phones, computers and other devices.


Supreme Court rejects Google’s appeal in class-action lawsuit

The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from Google over a class-action lawsuit filed by advertisers who claim the internet company displayed their ads on “low quality” websites.


Googling yourself now leads to personal privacy controls

Soon, all you’ll need to do is Google yourself if you’re wondering how deeply Google has been digging into your digital life.


Google wins battle over Android software

Google’s Android software just dodged a $9 billion bullet. A federal jury found Thursday that Google didn’t need permission to use a rival’s programming tools as it built Android – …


Google unveils smart-home speaker, chat service, Android update

Google is showing off a new smart-home speaker, a virtual-reality system called Daydream and a chat service called Allo.


Google Maps vehicle or undercover cops? In Philly, you never know

Philadelphia police officers attached a large Google Maps logo to a surveillance van in an apparent attempt to disguise it as one of the company’s street-filming cars.


Google wants new emojis to represent professional women

In a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, which controls specifications for emojis, Google says it wants to create a new set “with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s …


Google to ban payday lending ads, calling industry ‘harmful’

Internet giant Google said Wednesday it will ban all ads from payday lenders, calling the industry “deceptive” and “harmful.” Google’s decision could have as much or even more impact on …


Self-driving cars could be on roads in 5 years, Fiat Chrysler CEO says

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says working with Google convinced him that self-driving technology is closer than he thought and could be on the road in five years.


Gonzaga students, Bloomsday organizers design complementary smartphone apps for 40th run

Official race organizers, and a team of four enterprising Gonzaga University students, created two smartphone apps that seek to answer all your Bloomsday questions and give you access to instantaneous …


Fiat Chrysler, Google in partnership talks, source says

Fiat Chrysler and Google’s self-driving car project are in advanced talks to form a technical partnership. The talks were confirmed Thursday by a person familiar with the discussions. The person …


Dubai wants 25 percent of all car trips driverless by 2030

Dubai, already home to the world’s tallest building, is looking to get ahead by getting out of the driver’s seat.


Microsoft, Google call truce

Microsoft and Google have buried the legal hatchet. The technology giants, competitors in everything from search to smartphones, have agreed to withdraw complaints against each other filed with regulators worldwide.