Stories tagged: Google
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, 6:47 p.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., July 26, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
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.
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.
Thu., July 11, 2019, 1:06 p.m.
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.
Wed., June 26, 2019, 3:41 p.m.
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 …
Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
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 …
Thu., June 6, 2019, 6:23 p.m.
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 …
Tue., June 4, 2019, 3:41 p.m.
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 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.
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 …
Thu., May 9, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
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.
Tue., May 7, 2019, 5:07 p.m.
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 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 …
Tue., April 23, 2019, 3:26 p.m.
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.
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 …
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
Social media giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist …
UPDATED: Mon., April 8, 2019, 5:41 p.m.
A national law, the first of its kind in the U.S., could allow people to see or prohibit the use of their data. Companies would need permission to release such …
Wed., April 3, 2019, 5:32 p.m.
Legislation introduced in Congress would give financially struggling news publishers the right to bargain collectively with tech giants Facebook and Google.
Tue., April 2, 2019, 4:29 p.m.
Walmart partners with Google on voice-assisted grocery in latest attempt to challenge Amazon’s growing dominance.
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 5:28 p.m.
Google and the McClatchy publishing company say they will work together on an experiment launching three digital-only outlets to provide local news in U.S. communities that are currently news “deserts.”
UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 6:12 p.m.
A social media challenge is encouraging people to look up what version of Florida Man they are based on their birthdays.
UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 7:05 p.m.
Europe’s antitrust regulators have slapped Google with a big fine for the third time in less than two years.
Wed., March 20, 2019, 9:02 a.m.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed a lower court to take another look at a lawsuit that involved Google and privacy concerns and ended in a class-action settlement.
UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Google says it will launch a video game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business.
UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 4:53 p.m.
Google paid former search executive Amit Singhal $35 million in an exit package when he was reportedly forced to resign after a sexual assault investigation, according to court documents released …
Fri., March 8, 2019
The vitriol directed at me and my family since my daughter’s murder has been unbearable. So I was outraged to discover that recommendation algorithms for YouTube and its parent company, …
Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 9:59 a.m.
Google’s plan to build a $600 million wind-powered data center in central Minnesota could hinge on the tech giant’s request for officials to waive 20 years’ worth of future taxes.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 6:06 p.m.
Google said Wednesday it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in its Nest Secure home alarm system, the latest privacy flub by one of the tech industry’s leading …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Google’s self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world’s first plant “100 percent” …