Stories tagged: google
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from their roles within the parent company, Alphabet.
Tue., Dec. 3, 2019
Four workers fired from Google last week are planning to file charges against the company with a federal agency, claiming it unfairly retaliated against them for organizing workers around social …
Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
Facebook started testing a tool on Monday that lets users move their images more easily to other online services, as it faces pressure from regulators to loosen its grip on …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
Google fired four employees for what the technology giant said were violations of its data-security policies, escalating tension between management and activist workers at a company once revered for its …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019
The company said that as of January, advertisers will only be able to target U.S. political ads based on broad categories such as gender, age and postal code. Currently, ads …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019
Nine privacy, social justice and consumer groups are calling for the U.S. federal government to block Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of fitness-gadget maker Fitbit, citing antitrust and privacy concerns.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019
Google is working with large health care system Ascension, the latest foray into the health industry by the tech giant.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
Google is paying more attention to the small words in your searches. Want to figure out how to park on a hill with no curb? Google now takes that “no” …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019
Google researchers published a paper stating it has run a calculation on a quantum computer that a traditional computer could never complete in its lifetime.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 18, 2019
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
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 …
Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
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 …
Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
Google is planning to invest 3 billion euros to expand its data centers across Europe in the next two years.
Thu., Sept. 19, 2019
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
Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered.
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
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.
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
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
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 …
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
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
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
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
Google’s video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children’s personal data without their parents’ consent.
Tue., Aug. 27, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …