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UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, 7:57 p.m.

Google affiliate begins drone deliveries in Virginia town

A Google affiliate started using drones Friday to deliver customers’ Walgreens and FedEx purchases in a test being run in a Virginia town.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

Google debuts Pixel 4 phone, wireless earbuds with AI

Google unveiled the newest version of its flagship phone Tuesday, complete with features to help it compete with rivals including a more advanced camera, a faster artificial intelligence assistant and …


Google wins case over reach of EU ‘right to be forgotten’

Handing Google a major victory, the European Union’s highest court ruled Tuesday that the EU’s “right to be forgotten” rules that allow people to control what comes up when their …


Google to invest $3.3 billion in European data centers

Google is planning to invest 3 billion euros to expand its data centers across Europe in the next two years.


Huawei debuts phone without Google apps as US sanctions bite

Huawei launched a new flagship smartphone on Thursday but it comes without popular Google apps such as Chrome or YouTube after U.S. sanctions kicked in, limiting its appeal to consumers.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 5:19 p.m.

Walgreens, Google affiliate to test drone deliveries

Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered.


Google pays France over $1 billion to settle tax case

Tech giant Google said Thursday it has paid over one billion dollars to French authorities to settle a years-long dispute over allegations of tax fraud.


Google settles with labor board over employee speech

Under the settlement with the National Labor Relations Board, Google has agreed to post a notice to remind employees of their rights.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 1:35 p.m.

States led by Texas target Google in new antitrust probe

The Monday announcement closely followed one from a separate group of states Friday that disclosed an investigation into Facebook’s market dominance. The two probes widen the antitrust scrutiny of big …


New Google policy bars ads for unproven stem cell therapies

Responding to ubiquitous online marketing by stem cell clinics selling unapproved treatments for everything from achy joints to Alzheimer’s, Google announced Friday it will no longer accept ads for “unproven …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 5:12 p.m.

As feds loom, states hit Facebook, Google with new probes

Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 5:29 p.m.

GM hires Google to make infotainment system more like phones

General Motors is hiring Google to run key parts of its dashboard infotainment system, admitting that the tech firm can do a better job.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 4, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

Google to pay $170M to settle allegations YouTube violated kids’ privacy law

Google’s video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children’s personal data without their parents’ consent.


Ex-Google worker charged with stealing secrets sold to Uber

A former Google engineer was charged Tuesday with stealing closely guarded secrets that he later sold to Uber as the ride-hailing service scrambled to catch up in the high-stakes race …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Google employees call for pledge not to work with ICE

Hundreds of Google employees are calling on the company to pledge it won’t work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection or ICE – the latest in a year full of …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 6:26 p.m.

Panels overturns settlement approval in Google privacy suit

A federal appeals court has rejected a settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Google spied on users’ online activity using tracking “cookies,” even when privacy settings were set to …


Trump vows to retaliate against French digital tax

President Donald Trump is promising to retaliate against France for adopting a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook.


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 3:22 p.m.

Justice Department launches antitrust probe of Big Tech

The U.S. Justice Department opened a sweeping antitrust investigation of big technology companies and whether their online platforms have hurt competition, suppressed innovation or otherwise harmed consumers.


France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants after US threat

France adopted a pioneering tax on internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook on Thursday, despite U.S. threats of new tariffs on French imports.


Denver airport drivers get stuck in mud using Google Maps

Denver drivers using Google Maps to get to the city’s airport last weekend and trying to avoid a traffic jam were sent on a detour that took them down a …


Google pledges $1B to tackle housing crunch it helped create

Google is making a $1 billion commitment to address the soaring price of housing in the San Francisco Bay Area, a problem that the internet company and its Silicon Valley …


Google’s challenge to game consoles to kick off in November

Google will kick off its Stadia streaming service to challenge the video game industry in November – but initially only as part of a $130 bundle that includes hardware and …


Congress launches Big Tech antitrust probe

The federal government may be warming up its antitrust enforcement machine and pointing it at Big Tech.


UPDATED: Mon., May 20, 2019, 10:30 p.m.

Huawei could be stripped of Google services after U.S. ban

Huawei could quickly lose its grip on the No. 2 ranking in worldwide cellphone sales after Google announced it would comply with U.S. government restrictions meant to punish the Chinese …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

U.S. abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

Livestreaming terrorist attacks. Using social media to spread deadly ideas. Manipulating banned videos to keep sharing them online. World leaders and tech bosses are meeting Wednesday in Paris to find …


Google clarifies: Hunting ads OK

Google’s animal cruelty prohibition does not apply to hunting ads, according to a company spokeswoman who explained how a Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation video ad was mistakenly rejected in April.


Google spinoff, Lyft team up to offer self-driving car rides

Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo is teaming up with Lyft in Arizona to attempt to lure passengers away from ride-hailing market leader Uber.


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Google promises better privacy tools, smarter AI assistant

Google announced updates for its artificially intelligent voice assistant and new privacy tools to give people more control over how they’re being tracked on the go or in their own …


Google self-driving unit Waymo picks Detroit factory site

Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo says it will reopen an axle plant in Detroit to convert conventional vehicles so they can drive autonomously.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 10:25 a.m.

German price platform sues Google over search results

A German price-comparison platform says it has filed a suit against Alphabet Inc.’s Google search business on allegations it has abused its dominant position by favoring its own price-comparison service …