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Google suspends business with Huawei after Trump blacklist

05 May, 2019 1:38 pm 1:38 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open source licensing, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to … Read More

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Google, Facebook, Twitter rapped for not doing enough in EU fake news fight

05 May, 2019 6:26 pm 6:26 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Facebook, Google and Twitter were reprimanded by the European Commission on Friday for not doing enough to tackle fake news plaguing the election campaign to the European Parliament, seven months after promising to do more. The tech giants took a voluntary pledge last October to combat the spread of fake news, hoping … Read More

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Google demos car bookings by voice assistant at annual I/O event

05 May, 2019 11:33 pm 11:33 pm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google business on Tuesday offered a preview of voice technology that lets users make rental car bookings with just a simple ask of the company’s virtual assistant tool. The capability, which Google demonstrated with National Car Rental’s website, builds on the company’s push over the last two years … Read More

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TikTok vanishes from Google, Apple app stores in India after ban

04 April, 2019 5:08 pm 5:08 pm

NEW DELHI (REUTERS) – The Chinese video app TikTok is no longer available in Google and Apple app stores in India after a state court prohibited its downloads, a setback for developer Bytedance Technology’s efforts to tap users in a key market. TikTok, which allows users to create and share short videos with special effects, … Read More

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EU lawmakers back copyright reforms targeting Google, Facebook

03 March, 2019 11:49 pm 11:49 pm

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – EU lawmakers have endorsed an overhaul of the bloc’s two-decade old copyright rules, which will force Google and Facebook Inc to pay publishers for use of news snippets and make them filter out protected content. The European Parliament backed the reforms by 348 votes to 274 on Tuesday after a debate that … Read More

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EU countries back copyright reforms aimed at Google, Facebook

02 February, 2019 4:36 pm 4:36 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union countries on Wednesday endorsed an overhaul of the bloc’s copyright rules which would force Google and Facebook Inc to pay publishers for news snippets and filter out copyright-protected content on YouTube or Instagram. A majority of EU diplomats agreed to the revamp while Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Poland … Read More

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Google to buy data migration company Alooma in cloud push

02 February, 2019 10:48 am 10:48 am

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said it will buy data migration company Alooma, as part of efforts to catch up with bigger cloud service rivals Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp. Google trails Amazon and Microsoft in the fast-growing business of helping companies move to the cloud, with Google Cloud holding 8.5 percent of worldwide cloud … Read More

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Google disables iPhone app that studied users’ digital habits

01 January, 2019 9:22 am 9:22 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it disabled an iPhone app that it had paid some users to install to study their digital habits, following a similar move late on Tuesday by social media network Facebook Inc. Google and Facebook had faced criticism from privacy experts for distributing their research apps … Read More

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Google asks US SC to end Oracle copyright case

Google asks US SC to end Oracle copyright case

01 January, 2019 11:10 am 11:10 am

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google asked the US Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that resurrected a billion-dollar copyright case brought by Oracle Corp that dates to 2010. Google urged the high court to rule its copying of Oracle’s Java programming language to create the Android operating system was permissible under US copyright law. A … Read More

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Hafeez Kardar honoured by Google on his 94th birth anniversary

01 January, 2019 5:32 pm 5:32 pm

LAHORE (92 News) – Google, search engine giant, has honoured Pakistan’s legendary cricket stalwart Abdul Hafeez Kardar – the first captain of Pakistan’s Test team – with a doodle on his 94th birth anniversary. The first captain of the Pakistani cricket team hailed always in the history and he himself as a formidable force to … Read More

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Alphabet board sued on allegations of sexual misconduct cover-up

01 January, 2019 10:19 am 10:19 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Two shareholder lawsuits filed this week accused the board of Google parent Alphabet Inc of playing a direct role in covering up sexual misconduct claims against two former executives over the last five years. The company declined to comment. Both of the lawsuits seek to force Google to change its governance … Read More

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Google shifted $23 billion to tax haven Bermuda in 2017: filing

01 January, 2019 10:05 am 10:05 am

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Google moved 19.9 billion euros ($22.7 billion) through a Dutch shell company to Bermuda in 2017, as part of an arrangement that allows it to reduce its foreign tax bill, according to documents filed at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. The amount channeled through Google Netherlands Holdings BV was around 4 billion … Read More

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Google wins US approval for new radar-based motion sensor

01 January, 2019 9:40 am 9:40 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google unit won approval from US regulators to deploy a radar-based motion sensing device known as Project Soli. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said in an order late on Monday that it would grant Google a waiver to operate the Soli sensors at higher power levels than currently allowed. … Read More

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US judge dismisses suit versus Google over facial recognition software

12 December, 2018 9:01 am 9:01 am

CHICAGO (Reuters) – A lawsuit filed against Google by consumers who claimed the search engine’s photo sharing and storage service violated their privacy was dismissed by a US judge who cited a lack of “concrete injuries.” US District Judge Edmond Chang in Chicago granted a Google motion for summary judgment, saying the court lacked “subject … Read More

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Busra Bibi as a most searched person in Pakistan lists by Google

12 December, 2018 9:55 pm 9:55 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Google has released its list for most searched people in Pakistan. Google Trends Year in Search 2018 is based on search terms that had the highest spike in 2018 as compared to the previous year. First Lady Bushra Bibi was named the most searched person in Pakistan by Google’s Year in … Read More

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