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Apple-Google contact tracing tech draws interest in 23 countries, some hedg...

05 May, 2020 9:34 am 9:34 am

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Authorities in 23 countries across five continents have sought access to contact tracing technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, the companies announced on Wednesday as they released the initial version of their system. But authorities would have to stop requiring phone numbers from users under the companies’ rules, one … Read More

Germany flips on smartphone contact tracing, backs Apple and Google

04 April, 2020 6:29 pm 6:29 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany changed course on Sunday over which type of smartphone technology it wanted to use to trace coronavirus infections, backing an approach supported by Apple and Google along with a growing number of other European countries. Chancellery Minister Helge Braun and Health Minister Jens Spahn told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper that … Read More

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Australia plans law forcing Google, Facebook to share ad revenue with domes...

04 April, 2020 10:49 am 10:49 am

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia will pass legislation within months obliging Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to share advertising revenue with local media firms, the country’s treasurer said on Monday, becoming one of the first countries to require digital platforms to pay for content they use. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said in a statement the move … Read More

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Apple, Google need to show contact tracing will not violate privacy: US sen...

04 April, 2020 10:08 am 10:08 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Smartphone software makers Alphabet’s Google and Apple will have to convince the public that any contact tracing technology to track who has been exposed to the new coronavirus will not lead to a violation of their privacy, Senator Richard Blumenthal said. “Apple and Google have a lot of work to do to … Read More

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Google bans Zoom software from employee laptops

04 April, 2020 9:30 am 9:30 am

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google banned Zoom video conferencing application from its employees’ laptops, citing security concerns. “Recently, our security team informed employees using Zoom Desktop Client that it will no longer run on corporate computers as it does not meet our security standards for apps used by our employees,” Google spokesman Jose Castaneda said. … Read More

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Google asks users about symptoms to forecast spread of coronavirus

03 March, 2020 8:35 am 8:35 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) –  Google said  that over the last three days it had surveyed some users about their health at the request of Carnegie Mellon University researchers aiming to forecast the spread of coronavirus infections. Google’s Opinion Rewards app, which exchanges responses to surveys from Google and its clients for app store credit, queried … Read More

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Google says it is developing a nationwide coronavirus website

03 March, 2020 10:27 am 10:27 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google said that it was working with the US government to develop a nationwide website that would help Americans with questions about coronavirus symptoms, risk factors and testing. “We are fully aligned and continue to work with the US government to contain the spread of COVID-19, inform citizens, and protect the … Read More

International Women’s Day being observed across world including Pakistan

03 March, 2020 1:02 pm 1:02 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – International Women’s Day is being observed across the world including Pakistan to raise awareness against gender bias and to take action for equality. This year’s theme of the Day is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. International Women’s Day is being observed worldwide to acknowledge the outstanding contributions by women … Read More

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New Mexico AG sues Google for collecting school kids’ personal data

02 February, 2020 10:31 am 10:31 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Thursday sued Alphabet Inc’s Google search engine, alleging that its educational software collects young students’ personal information without the required parental consent. Google called the allegations “factually wrong” and did not respond to a request to elaborate. The company sells its Chromebook laptops to … Read More

Alphabet shares fall as Google misses on sales, YouTube revenue disappoints

02 February, 2020 9:57 am 9:57 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s  new Chief Executive Sundar Pichai unveiled sales figures that investors have long demanded, but shares fell 5% as Google’s advertising business and the new data about YouTube and Google Cloud broadly disappointed. Pichai had sought to counter slowing revenue growth in the company’s main advertising business by pointing to … Read More

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Study finds Google system could improve breast cancer detection

01 January, 2020 10:03 pm 10:03 pm

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A Google artificial intelligence system proved as good as expert radiologists at detecting which women had breast cancer based on screening mammograms and showed promise at reducing errors, researchers in the United States and Britain reported. The study, published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, is the latest to show that artificial … Read More

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Google honours Iqbal Bano on her 81st birthday

12 December, 2019 5:40 pm 5:40 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Google is paying tribute to Pakistan’s renowned singer Iqbal Bano with its doodle feature on her 81st birthday on Saturday. The legendary singer was known for her semi-classical Urdu ghazals, songs and classical thumris. She also sang easy-listening numbers in 1950s films. Bano was born in Delhi in 1938, she studied … Read More

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Google warns Turkish partners over new Android phones amid dispute

12 December, 2019 5:30 pm 5:30 pm

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Google has told its Turkish business partners it will not be able to work with them on new Android phones to be released in Turkey, after the Turkish competition board ruled that changes Google made to its contracts were not acceptable. Turkey’s competition authority had fined Google 93 million lira ($17.4 million) … Read More

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Google co-founders step aside as Pichai takes helm of parent Alphabet

12 December, 2019 9:12 pm 9:12 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping aside as leaders of the Internet behemoth they founded 21 years ago, ending an extraordinary run that saw them build one of the world’s most valuable and influential companies. Trusted lieutenant Sundar Pichai, who has run the core Google search business since … Read More

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Google Doodle pays tribute to Urdu poet Parveen Shakir’s 67th birthday

11 November, 2019 3:47 pm 3:47 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Google Doodle celebrated Urdu poet Parveen Shakir’s 67th birthday on Sunday. Shakir defied tradition by expressing the female experience realistically in her poems. Writing from a young woman’s perspective, Pakistani poet Parveen Shakir had an exceptionally decorated career. Her distinguished contributions to Urdu poetry earned her one of the highest civil … Read More