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Google’s Waymo Strikes Self-Driving Lorry Deal

Alphabet's Waymo division will work with Daimler Trucks on development of self-driving lorries using Waymo's automated system

3 days ago

DoJ Sues ‘Gatekeeper’ Google Over Alleged ‘Illegal Monopoly’

Breakup threat. US Department of Justice lawsuit accuses Google of abusing its position to dominate search and search advertising

1 week ago

Coronavirus: YouTube To Ban Misleading Covid-19 Vaccine Content

Anti-vaxxer setback after YouTube confirms it will begin removing videos containing misinformation about Coronavirus vaccines

2 weeks ago

Google To Pay News Publishers $1 Billion Over Three Years

Big financial commitment revealed by Google to news publishers in a number of countries, starting in Germany and rolling out…

4 weeks ago

EU Regulators Extend Fitbit Antitrust Probe

Fitness data probe. European antitrust regulators have given themselves more time to investigate Google's acquisition of Fitbit

1 month ago

Google Achieves Carbon Neutral Footprint

Alphabet division becomes first major company to reach carbon neutrality, and is also world's largest corporate buyer of renewable energy

2 months ago

Android 11 Tightens Privacy Controls, Touts Conversation Management

Conversation management, upgraded media controls, smart device access, privacy permissions, and faster updates are some of the features of Android…

2 months ago

Bletchley Park Faces Funding Crisis, Prepares To Axe Staff

World war 2 code breaking centre is facing a funding crisis due to Coronavirus pandemic, with third of workforce being…

2 months ago

Google Services Including Gmail Suffer Disruption

Rare event. Disruption around the globe after outage hits Google services including Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Docs on Thursday…

2 months ago

Tech Antitrust Probe Going ‘Full-Tilt’ – DoJ Official

Official antitrust investigation of technology giants is a major priority, deputy head of US Justice Department has confirmed

3 months ago

Former Google Executive Sentenced To 18 Months Prison For IP Theft

Former senior executive at Google’s self-driving car project sentenced to 18 months in prison for large trade secret theft

3 months ago

EU Launches Antitrust Probe Into Google’s Fitbit Acquisition

European competition regulators launch formal antitrust investigation of Alphabet's Google and its decision to acquire Fitbit

3 months ago

Google Fitbit Data Pledge Not Sufficient To Offset Antitrust Probe

Offer by Google not to use Fitbit data for adverts is unlikely to offset an official antitrust investigation by EC…

3 months ago

Google Closes Down North Smart Glasses

Weeks after Google purchased Canadian smart glass provider North, customers are warned their devices will stop working this week

3 months ago

Tech Firm CEOs To Face US Congress Grilling

The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google are to appear on Wednesday before a US Congress hearing on antitrust…

3 months ago

Coronavirus: Google To Allow Staff To Work From Home Until July 2021

Coronavirus consequence. Search engine giant extends work at home option for its worldwide workforce until at least July 2021

3 months ago

Apple’s Steve Wozniak Sues Google’s YouTube

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sues YouTube for allowing scammers to use images and videos of him in a cryptocurrency scam

3 months ago

Google Faces App Tracking Lawsuit

Lawsuit alleges Google continues tracking user activity on mobile apps, even if tracking is turned off in Google account settings

4 months ago

Google Offers Not To Use Fitbit Data To Avoid EC Probe

Attempt to avoid a formal European Commission antitrust investigation, see Google confirm offer to not use Fitbit health data for…

4 months ago

Google Project Loon Finally Approved For Kenya Deployment

Two years after deal was first signed, Project Loon is approved by Kenyan government for 4G connectivity via high altitude…

4 months ago

Advocacy Groups Warn Against Google’s Fitbit Acquisition

Twenty advocacy groups from around the world warn that Google's acquisition of Fitbit risks damaging privacy and competition

4 months ago

Google Buys North Smart Glasses, Closes Down Product

Canadian smart glasses maker North acquired by Google, which then immediately kills the next version of its wearable device

4 months ago

Coronavirus: Google Delays Re-opening US Offices

Google offices in the United States are to remain shut until September, as Coronavirus infections surge in certain parts of…

4 months ago

Google To Delete User Searches, Location Data After 18 Months

Privacy win? Google will automatically delete user's website searches and visits, as well as some location data, after 18 months

4 months ago

Google To Spend $2 Billion On Polish Data Centre

Cloud services push in Europe reportedly sees Google investing as much as $2 billion for a data centre location in…

4 months ago

Google Hit With Lawsuit For Tracking Internet Use

Class action lawsuit seeks $5 billion from Google, for allegedly tracking people's internet usage via browser's 'private mode'

5 months ago

Coronavirus: Google To Reopen Some Offices In July

Sundar Pichai tells staff that Google intends to open some offices starting from 6 July, as other tech firms give…

5 months ago

Alphabet To Deploy Google Project Loon In Mozambique

Loon signs deal with South African operator Vodacom to deliver balloon-powered high speed 4G and internet connectivity to rural provinces…

6 months ago