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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

2 days 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

4 days 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

5 days ago

UK Regulator Flags Competition Risks Of AI Foundation Models

British competition regulator has “real concerns” regarding AI foundation models controlled by small number of firms

1 week 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…

2 weeks ago

Google Sues Alleged Crypto Scammers

Google sues two alleged scammers who uploaded 87 different fraudulent apps to Play Store to support romance fraud

2 weeks ago

Google Expands AI-Powered Search Test To UK Users

Google now showing AI-powered search summaries to some logged-in UK users, in expansion of test that began almost a year…

2 weeks 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

3 weeks ago

Apple To Bring RCS To iPhones Autumn 2024, Says Google

Finally on the way? Google webpage briefly indicates that Apple will bring RCS to the iPhone by Autumn this year

3 weeks 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

3 weeks ago

Smartphone Shipments To Rebound In 2024, Says Counterpoint

Relief for Apple, Samsung etc after smartphone shipments are predicted to recover in 2024, as inflation eases

3 weeks ago

Amazon Pumps Another $2.75 Billion Into Anthropic

Amazon completes its $4bn investment into AI firm Anthropic, after providing an additional $2.75bn in funding

4 weeks ago

EU Opens Investigation Into Apple, Google, Meta

EU launches probe into Apple, Google and Meta's competition practices under new DMA rules as pressure mounts on tech giants

4 weeks ago

Google Fined 250 Million Euros By French Competition Watchdog

Another stiff fine against Google from French officials – this time 250 million euros for breaching IP rules to train…

1 month ago

Apple In Talks With Google To Bring Gemini AI To iPhones

Apple reportedly in talks with Google to use Gemini for generative AI tasks on iPhones in potentially major win for…

1 month 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…

1 month 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

1 month ago

Former Google Chinese Staffer Charged With Stealing AI Secrets

US arrest software engineer for allegedly stealing AI tech from Google, while secretly working for two Chinese firms

2 months ago

Microsoft AI Engineer Flags Copilot Safety Concerns

Engineer alleges Microsoft's Copilot Designer is creating vulgar, sexual and violent content, and has written to the SEC

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

2 months ago

Reddit Users React With Dismay To IPO Plans

Reddit users, moderators express scepticism about IPO plans for company as it licenses content to Google for AI training

2 months ago

Google Says Gmail ‘Here To Stay’ After Hoax Goes Viral

Google says Gmail 'here to stay' after fake email message viewed millions of times on social media

2 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

2 months ago

Google To Manufacture Pixel Smartphones In India – Report

India looks set to begin manufacturing another flagship smartphone, with Google moving Pixel production away from China

2 months ago

Google, EDF To Track Methane Leaks From Space

Google and Environmental Defense Fund partner up to track down sources of methane emissions from outer space

2 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

2 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

2 months ago

Yandex Parent To Sell Russian Operations

Parent company of major Russian search engine Yandex to divest Russian operations as it refocuses amidst Ukraine conflict

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

3 months ago