Alphabet

YouTube Blocks Hong Kong Protest Anthem After Court Order

Anthem used by protesters in Hong Kong is blocked by YouTube, as critics lash out at another clampdown in former…

4 days ago

US Investigates Alphabet’s Waymo After Self-Driving Incidents

'Unexpected behaviour' of Waymo's self-driving vehicles triggers investigation by American safety regulators

5 days ago

Google I/O: Google Gemini, Project Astra Etc

AI very much the focus at Google's annual developer conference, including Google Gemini and a new AI assistant for smart…

5 days ago

Google Staff Question Layoffs After Record Earnings

Staff at Google question CEO Sundar Pichai over 'significant decline' in workforce morale amid ongoing job cuts, despite strong financials

1 week ago

Alphabet Axes Hundreds Of Staff From ‘Core’ Organisation

Google is reportedly laying off at least 200 staff from its “Core” organisation, including key teams and engineering positions

2 weeks ago

Ex Google Staff Fired Over Israel Protest File NLRB Complaint

Dismissed staff file complaint with a US labor board, and allege Google unlawfully terminated their employment

3 weeks ago

Alphabet Value Surges Over $2tn On Dividend Plan

Google parent Alphabet sees market capitalisation surge over $2tn on plan to over first-ever cash dividend, revenue growth

3 weeks ago

Google Delays Removal Of Third-Party Cookies, Again

For third time Google delays phase-out of third-party Chrome cookies after pushback from industry and British regulator

4 weeks ago

Google Fires More Staff Over Israel Protest

Another 20 staff have been fired by Google over Israel protest and their “completely unacceptable behaviour”

4 weeks ago

Google Consolidates DeepMind And AI Research Teams

AI push sees Alphabet's Google saying it will consolidate its AI teams in its Research and DeepMind divisions

1 month ago

Google Fires 28 Staff Over Israel Protest, Undertakes More Layoffs

Protest at cloud contract with Israel results in staff firings, in addition to layoffs of unspecified number of employees

1 month ago

Google Begins Removal Of California News Ahead Of Proposed Law

Consequences of Assembly Bill 886. Google begins removing California news websites from some search results

1 month ago

Google Unveils ARM-based AI CPU, Google Axion

Google announced first ARM-based CPU Google Axion, as well as upgraded TPU AI chips, but it won't be selling them…

1 month ago

Alphabet Mulls Offer For Marketing Software Firm HubSpot

Amidst antitrust scrutiny, Alphabet reportedly plans on making an offer for HubSpot to bolster CRM and cloud position

2 months ago

Google To Destroy Billions Of Private Browsing Records

Lawsuit settlement. Google agrees to destroy billions of private or “incognito” mode records as part of lawsuit settlement

2 months ago

Waymo Begins Los Angeles Ride-Hailing Service With Free Rides

Alphabet's Waymo division to offer free rides in Los Angeles, as it confirms expansion into four major cities later this…

2 months ago

Google Restricts Gemini AI Chatbot Election Answers

Search engine giant to restrict election-related queries that users can ask Gemini chatbot, after restriction applied in US, India

2 months ago

Google Hit With $2.3bn Lawsuit Over Digital Ad Losses

European publishers sue Google for billions, over alleged financial losses due to Google's digital advertising practices

3 months ago

Google To Pause Gemini AI’s Image Generation Of People

Image generation of historical people by Gemini (aka Bard) AI model is to be halted, amid inaccuracy criticisms

3 months ago

Waymo Recalls Hundreds Of Vehicles Over Software Error

Self-driving Waymo vehicles recalled, after two minor collisions in Phoenix, and one vehicle being set on fire in San Fran

3 months ago

Google Rebrands Bard AI Chatbot As Gemini

Bard becomes Gemini, as Google rebrands chatbot and launches monthly subscription for access to more powerful AI system

3 months ago

Google To Pay $350m To Settle Google Plus Privacy Lawsuit

Google settles shareholder lawsuit over its 2018 decision not to reveal data breach with its now defunct Google+ social network

3 months ago

Google Signs Major Offshore Wind Deal

Largest offshore wind agreement signed by Google to utilise two new wind farms off coast of the Netherlands

4 months ago

Alphabet’s Ad Revenue Miss Punished By Investors

Another tech industry bellweather, Alphabet, delivers strong Q4 and FY23 financials, yet investors not happy at ad revenue miss

4 months ago

Google Settles AI Chip Patent Lawsuit With Singular

Settlement agreement reached in patent infringement lawsuit over Google's AI chips that had sought billions of dollars

4 months ago

Google To Invest $1 Billion To Build UK Data Centre

New data centre for Alphabet's Google to be constructed in Hertfordshire to meet demand for AI and cloud services

4 months ago

Google CEO Warns Staff To Expect More Job Cuts – Report

Internal memo from CEO Sundar Pichai warns Google staff to brace for more job cuts, as the firm has to…

4 months ago

Alphabet’s Wing Unveils Larger Drone For Bigger Payloads

Bigger drone for larger deliveries. New Wing drone can carry 2.3kgs, cruise at 65mph, with a 12 mile range

4 months ago

Google Axes Hundreds Of Staff In Ad Sales Team

More job loss misery at Google, after it confirmed hundreds of job losses in ad sales team, after 1,000 layoffs…

4 months ago

Google’s $2.7bn EU Antitrust Fine Should Be Upheld – Court Advisor

Bad news for Alphabet, as advisor to Europe's top court says $2.7bn antitrust fine for online shopping, should be upheld

4 months ago