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....Nokia’s rekindled partnership with Zeiss has produced dual 13-megapixel cameras for the back of the phone. The new so-called computational photography technique is similar to that employed by Apple, Google, Huawei and LG in their latest smartphones. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and leftwing counter-demonstrators at Saturday’s Charlottesville protest on the same moral plane. Following the lead of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google, Go Daddy and others, Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged $1m donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League and sent a strongly worded memo to staff, quoting Martin Luther King, about the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... The corporate wellness industry is worth over $40bn (£31m) worldwide according to the Global Wellness Institute with companies looking after their workers’ wellbeing in a much more holistic way. Tech giants such as Google and Facebook are renowned for their approach to employees’ health and wellbeing. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Think about your name as the introduction to your brand and business. The name Google comes from the mathematical term googol because its founders wanted to talk about indexing massive amounts of data. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. It was earlier this summer when Justin Grierson noticed that the number of “hackathons” seemed to be trailing off around “Silicon Roundabout”, the east London area touted as Britain’s answer to the Californian valley that is home to technology giants Google and Facebook. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....This coming Thursday is an exception, because the ONS is due to issue the latest figures on Neets, the acronym for people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training. It’s a term that, according to Google, came into common parlance in around 1999 and has surged in popularity since. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Longer is better and don't invent words: picking the right name for your business image
.... Think about your name as the introduction to your brand and business. The name Google comes from the mathematical term googol because its founders wanted to talk about indexing massive amounts of data. ...
BHP’s shale sale could happen: this is not a drill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of August 2017 06:00:35 AM
....This coming Thursday is an exception, because the ONS is due to issue the latest figures on Neets, the acronym for people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training. It’s a term that, according to Google, came into common parlance in around 1999 and has surged in popularity since. ...
Silicon Roundabout gets Brexit jitters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of August 2017 11:05:27 PM
. It was earlier this summer when Justin Grierson noticed that the number of “hackathons” seemed to be trailing off around “Silicon Roundabout”, the east London area touted as Britain’s answer to the Californian valley that is home to technology giants Google and Facebook. ...
Apple denounces neo-Nazis as Spotify bans ‘white power’ tracks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of August 2017 11:16:34 AM
....Apple, LinkedIn, Spotify and Twitter have joined a growing chorus of technology companies to hit out at the far right and Donald Trump’s attempt to put white supremacists and leftwing counter-demonstrators at Saturday’s Charlottesville protest on the same moral plane. Following the lead of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Google, Go Daddy and others, Apple CEO Tim Cook pledged $1m donations to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League and sent a strongly worded memo to staff, quoting Martin Luther King, about the violence in Charlottesville on Saturday. ...
Nokia 8 hopes to beat Apple and Samsung with 'bothie', a new version of the selfie image
....Nokia’s rekindled partnership with Zeiss has produced dual 13-megapixel cameras for the back of the phone. The new so-called computational photography technique is similar to that employed by Apple, Google, Huawei and LG in their latest smartphones. ...
From standup comedy classes to free massages – wellness at work goes mainstream image
.... The corporate wellness industry is worth over $40bn (£31m) worldwide according to the Global Wellness Institute with companies looking after their workers’ wellbeing in a much more holistic way. Tech giants such as Google and Facebook are renowned for their approach to employees’ health and wellbeing. ...
Robot shelf-stack fail suggests they won't take our jobs just yet image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of August 2017 11:48:27 AM
.... But judging from the progress made by arguably the most advanced humanoid robots, if Terminator does show up, it won’t even be able to stack shelves without falling over. The hilarious outtake was part of a video demonstrating the advances made by former Google-owned Boston Dynamics, featuring a series of robots including the Atlas humanoid automaton, which while impressive in many respects is far from a highly capable robotic killing machine – or job taker. ...
Aw, Snapchat! Its shares stood little chance in the face of Facebook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of August 2017 06:00:06 AM
.... Investors have learned to discriminate. Stocks such as Amazon, Google, Facebook and Tesla remain hellishly difficult to value by old yardsticks, but the market is commendably ruthless in punishing the shares of overpromoted companies that disappoint financially, like Twitter. ...
Have we gone too far in vilifying landlords? | Patrick Collinson image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... But it went beyond that, with the author hunted down on Facebook and subject to nasty postings. On Google, her health status was identified, then shared online. ...
How I took on a car hire company – and won image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 12th of August 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... But I would say not when fighting a business on my own behalf. One in England might Google me, but it’s less likely foreign ones would. ...
Vanishing app: Snapchat struggles as Facebook bites back image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 05:40:23 PM
.... Snapchat’s parent, Snap Inc, lost $443m over the last three months, compared with $116m in the same period a year ago. Young tech companies are expected to burn through cash at a prodigious rate as they chase customers, but the main worry for shareholders was anaemic user growth, missed revenue targets and the threat from Facebook and Google – both of which have copied some of Snapchat’s key features. ...
Sky faces paying extra £1.8bn for Premier League broadcast rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 04:10:07 PM
....Sky could be forced to pay an extra £600m annually to retain the lion’s share of Premier League matches when the next rights auction launches this year, with Amazon emerging as a potential competitor for the biggest prize in UK sport broadcasting. Google, Apple, Facebook and Netflix are other possible rivals for Britain’s most valuable sports rights, which are split between Sky and BT under the current three-year deal. ...
Google cancels staff meeting after Gamergate-style attack on employees image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of August 2017 02:06:31 AM
. Google cancelled a company-wide meeting on Thursday after several of its employees became targets of a Gamergate-style campaign of harassment by internet trolls angered by the firing of an engineer who had written a controversial memo about diversity. ...
Battle for power at Uber as investor sues ex-CEO Travis Kalanick alleging fraud image
....Kalanick failed to disclose vital information about the self-driving truck startup Otto before Uber acquired it for $680m in 2016, the complaint alleges. That acquisition has been tainted by a massive lawsuit brought by Google spinoff Waymo over allegations that former Google engineer and Otto founder Anthony Levandowski stole Google’s intellectual property and took it to Uber. ...
Snapchat takes another hit on Wall Street image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 09:38:31 PM
.... It now describes itself as “a camera company” and released its first piece of hardware, glasses with built-in cameras, last year. Both Facebook, which owns Instagram, and Google have moved to copy many of its innovations. ...
Tesla seeking to test driver-free electric trucks on public roads image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 10:55:23 AM
....In an email to the Nevada DMV, Tesla sought permission to “operate our prototype test trucks in a continuous manner across the state line and within the states of Nevada and California in a platooning and/or autonomous mode without having a person in the vehicle”, which would be one of the first tests not including a human driver in the vehicle if permitted. The correspondence and meetings with state officials show that Tesla moving forward in a highly competitive area of commercial transport also being pursued by Uber and Alphabet’s former Google car company, now called Waymo. ...
'Self-driving car' actually controlled by man dressed up as a car seat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 09:31:12 AM
....Tech blogs went crazy over the weekend after a new self-driving car was seen rolling around Arlington, Virginia. Unlike vehicles from Google Waymo, Uber and others, the car didn’t have any obvious signs of a Lidar array, the chunky imaging technology most autonomous vehicles use to gauge the state of the road ahead. ...
Average UK broadband speed slower than most of Europe, report finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 05:01:30 AM
....However, many countries and regions, such as Africa, are expected to bypass broadband via cable and move straight to mobile internet technology. The report, which examined global data from 63m speed tests over the course of a year, was put together by open internet measurement firm M-Lab, a consortium of partners including New America’s Open Technology Institute, Google Open Source Research and Princeton University’s Planet Lab. ...
Brexit-fuelled boom gives Dublin’s Celtic Tiger a reason to roar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 6th of August 2017 09:42:50 AM
.... The Irish Times keeps a monthly tally of the number of cranes visible from its office – in July there were 69, more than double the 34 when the survey began in February last year. What will be Dublin’s tallest building is rising in Capital Dock, just east of a cluster of developments that already house the flagship international headquarters of Google, Facebook and Airbnb. ...
Premium Bonds winners for August: Are you a lucky winner? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of August 2017 12:10:00 AM
....com. There is also a prize checker app available from Apple Store or Google Store. ...
Why is Google spending record sums on lobbying Washington? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 11:00:18 AM
. Figures released last week show that Google spent a record amount of almost $6m lobbying in Washington DC in the past three months, putting the Silicon Valley behemoth on track to be the top corporate lobbying spender in the US. ...
Can Jack Ma, Asia’s richest man, create 1m jobs in the US? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of July 2017 06:30:12 AM
....But there’s a key difference: while Bezos’s Amazon sells products to consumers, maintaining massive warehouses and operating a sophisticated logistics network, Alibaba’s sites are simply a medium, connecting consumers with merchants who ship through independent couriers. This has led experts to say Alibaba’s business model is closer to Google’s than Amazon’s. ...
Facebook posts $3.89bn quarterly profit, up 71% from last year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 11:45:51 PM
....”. Facebook, along with Google, takes the lion’s share of online advertising revenue – 99% of all new dollars spent last year, according to Pivotal Research. ...
ITV clings to Love Island and Victoria as ad slump hits profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of July 2017 07:15:31 AM
....”. Griffith said he had not seen a “significant shift” in ad spend from Google or Facebook into TV following widespread concerns about ads running online next to inappropriate content such as extremist material and fake news. ...
Guardian Media Group cuts losses by more than a third image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 08:00:00 AM
....Digital advertising revenues are not split out, but are thought to have grown by less than 10%. Google and Facebook continue to hoover up nearly all of the digital ad growth, despite continuing concerns about ads running next to inappropriate content such as extremist sites and fake news. ...
Get Laid Beds and Tuffnells are giving me nightmares over my creaky bed image
.... Can you help? JP, London. Get Laid Beds gets mixed reviews on Google, with one customer complaining that the firm was too ready to blame the courier company for its own mistakes. ...
MPs threatened with arrest after protest at Viagogo office in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of July 2017 04:48:26 PM
....Kerry West, who joined the MPs on the protest, said she had been “tricked” into spending more than £1,800 on four tickets for Sheeran’s gig. “I had Googled official Ed Sheeran tickets and thought I was buying the real tickets for £350, but then the process was very pressured and it took nearly £2,000 from my card. ...
Netflix tops 100m subscribers as it draws worldwide audience image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 09:49:29 AM
....The firms popularity has pushed it into an elite club of go-go internet stocks, which have been recording breakneck growth, known as the “Fangs”. The “big four” tech and media giants - Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google – are valued on Wall Street at more than $1. ...
Peak car? Driverless technology may actually accelerate car ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 06:00:12 AM
. The innovation race between car companies and tech giants like Google and Uber has seen expectations for driverless technology soar. ...
Could you spot a bogus Airbnb listing among the genuine ones? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
....The pictures and video were taken from a completely different house – a short-term holiday rental in Marylebone which charges more than £300 a night. The couple’s request for a deposit went through to an extremely well-crafted clone of the real TripAdvisor rental page, replete with fake reviews from previous inhabitants, a count of how many other potential tenants had viewed the page, and even a working Google Map showing the rough location of the flat. ...
How Eddie the intern became the likable face of Southern Rail image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 12:31:18 PM
.... The answer to that won’t be on the amended timetable. Eddie Googled it. ...
Renewable power critic is chosen to head energy price review image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 11:47:05 AM
....The Guardian understands that he will be aided by a former boss of the National Grid, Steve Holliday, who is a proponent of decentralised energy including batteries, and Richard Nourse of Greencoat Capital, an investment fund supporting clean energy. Rounding out the proposed team would be Jim Gao, an engineer at an artificial intelligence company, Deepmind, owned by Google, which has been an enthusiastic supporter of renewables. ...
Mark Zuckerberg’s got some cheek, advocating a universal basic income | Sonia Sodha image
....We should be fighting for a society in which everyone has the right to a decently paid job. It’s not just Facebook: global tech giants such as Amazon and Google are notorious for exploiting every loophole to get out of paying their fair share of tax. ...
Facebook village? Social media giant to build 'social housing' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of July 2017 06:56:57 PM
....Facebook is not the only company seeking to tackle the housing crisis. Last month a spokesperson for Google said it would spend $30m on 300 prefabricated apartments for workers at its campus headquarters in nearby Mountain View. ...
Baidu boss investigated for riding in self-driving car image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 07:38:11 AM
....0 were on display at the developers conference, the Wall Street Journal said. Google parent company Alphabet, Ford and GM have also built and are among those testing self-driving cars. ...
TalkTalk, BT and Mr Jones have a thing going on with my account image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 06:00:35 AM
....I rang TalkTalk and was told to ignore it as a scam as the call handler didn’t recognise the return address on the box. But when a quick search on Google a few days later revealed the address was indeed for a TalkTalk depot I chased it up again. ...
Fuel savers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:12:32 PM
....Computer brains can also be used to improve control at the other end of the energy supply chain - demand. Google reported last year that it had been able to cut the energy used at its data centres by 15%, after applying AI to predict more accurately when cooling equipment - essential to keep hot servers running - should be switched on. ...
Alibaba reveals Echo-like smart speaker image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of July 2017 04:05:12 PM
....Tencent - China's biggest technology company by market capitalisation - has announced it has a similar product in development. In the West, Amazon's Echo range of smart speakers compete against Google Home. ...
£8bn battle looms for credit card processor Worldpay as rivals circle image
....Analysts said news that Worldpay was being circled by potential bidders could trigger interest from others. “We believe Worldpay is a unique asset and the current interest from two US peers could also trigger the intention of parties like Google, Amazon, Apple,” said analysts at Mediobanca Securities. ...
Premium Bonds winners for July: Are you a lucky winner? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 10:29:00 AM
....com. There is also a prize checker app available from Apple Store or Google Store. ...
Forget Murdoch. It’s social media that’s really pulling the strings image
.... But there were, on both sides of the House, useful efforts to look forward, not back to the corruptions of 2004-07. The European commission – the selfsame commission that waved the Sky bid through, as it happens – fined Google £2. ...
George Osborne came within weeks of scrapping the penny image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 30th of June 2017 06:47:41 AM
....Asked if there were challenges for some older or more vulnerable people if public services became more dependent on technology or Britain became cashless, he admitted that there were. But he argued that things could change quickly - pointing to the wide use of technologies such as Google Maps. ...
Bitcoin accepted at New York pre-school image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:50:53 PM
.... . (Google and Facebook are among the firms with large offices not far from the schools. ...
Ireland says dozen City firms and banks to set up in Dublin over Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 05:09:09 PM
....Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which already has a presence in Dublin, has also spoken of expanding in the city, while Goldman Sachs is to start moving hundreds of staff out of London before a Brexit deal is struck, the bank’s European boss has confirmed. The IDA is a government-mandated agency that has been instrumental in the country’s success in persuading tech firms including Google and Facebook to establish their European headquarters in Ireland. ...
Labour MPs warn ministers against ‘grubby deal with Murdochs’ over Sky image
....However, John Whittingdale, Bradley’s Conservative predecessor as culture secretary, praised her for the “scrupulous” handling of the takeover and played down concerns about the impact of media plurality, suggesting that the deal should go through. “When it comes to plurality, it is increasingly obvious – and the general election bore this out – that the printed press are of a waning influence and the real media giants today are Google and the social media giants,” he said. ...
Uber's scandals, blunders and PR disasters: the full list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 11:14:33 PM
.... The story sparked widespread debate about sexism and misconduct across Silicon Valley startups. Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent corporation Alphabet, filed a lawsuit against Uber, accusing the startup of “calculated theft” of its technology. ...
The Guardian view on the EU’s Google judgment: firm and fair | Editorial image
....The breathtaking fine of €2. 4bn that the European commission has imposed on Google for exploiting its virtual monopoly of search is shocking and welcome. ...
Murdoch's Sky takeover bid: culture secretary's verdict due this week image
....Critics of the Murdochs argue that the family will still be the ultimate owner of assets including the Sun, Times and Wall Street Journal as well as Fox News and Sky News that will give them too much control over UK news media. Fox also argues that over the past seven years media plurality has exploded with the rise of digital rivals such as Google and Facebook and news distributors and new outlets such as Vice, Buzzfeed and Huffington Post while traditional newspaper sales decline. ...
Uber and the ‘brogrammers’ feel the consequences of changing the world image
.... Uber has form in this regard: it faced multiple accusations around the world of breaching taxi regulations, and also over its tests of self-driving cars, which it did without the correct certification. It’s hardly alone: Google’s gigantic book-scanning project ignored the text at the front of every book saying you need the copyright holder’s permission to scan and store its content, and was eventually let off by the courts on the basis that it might be useful. ...
Is it safer to use an app or a browser for banking? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 09:55:03 AM
....The Edge browser in Windows 10 is a new sandboxed app, so it’s much better for banking than Internet Explorer. Otherwise, Chrome is the most secure alternative, because it runs in Google’s own strong sandbox. ...
Google and Facebook 'will lose millions in ads over extremism fears' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 06:14:48 AM
. Advertisers will pull hundreds of millions of pounds in spending from Google and Facebook this year over concerns about ads running next to inappropriate content such as extremist sites and fake news. ...
How privatization could spell the end of democracy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 08:00:25 AM
.... Perhaps this is why, despite Silicon Valley’s veneer of liberal cosmopolitanism, it has a certain affinity for the president. On Monday, Trump met with top executives from Apple, Amazon, Google and other major tech firms to explore how to “unleash the creativity of the private sector to provide citizen services”, in the words of Jared Kushner. ...
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following months of chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:19:56 AM
.... But Uber continues to face challenges on multiple fronts. The embattled company is currently squaring off against Google parent company Alphabet’s self driving car arm Waymo in an intellectual property lawsuit that could pose an “existential” threat to Uber’s future. ...
Don't believe the hype: the downside of being the next big thing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 09:00:00 AM
.... From New Coke to the Apple Newton, many have found that a wave of hype often propels an idea only so far until it is smothered by the heightened expectations it has created. The recent launch of SnapChat’s Snap Spectacles to much fanfare inevitably calls to mind its predecessor Google Glass, which suffered a well-documented demise. ...
Whole Foods for thought: Austin foodies ponder future under Amazon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 06:00:28 AM
....”. Dell is headquartered in the region; Google expanded its Austin presence in 2015, the same year Amazon moved into a big corporate space in the city. ...
ITV narrows search for successor to chief executive Adam Crozier image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 01:45:50 PM
....”. The chief executive of WPP, one of the biggest spenders of advertisers’ money on ITV, said the broadcaster had a tough task choosing its next leader, with the TV advertising market under attack from Facebook and Google and viewers being lured away by the rise of streaming rivals businesses such as Netflix and Amazon. ...
Revealed: the Romanian site where Louis Vuitton makes its Italian shoes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 08:00:33 AM
....The factories are a well-kept secret, their identity closely guarded. The management says it has taken pains to ensure they do not turn up in a Google search. ...
Google 'faces €1bn-plus fine' from EU over market dominance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 16th of June 2017 10:14:33 AM
. Google is reportedly facing a record-breaking fine from Brussels of more than €1bn (£875m) over alleged abuse of its market dominance. ...
Grenfell Tower's managers were reviewing safety after fire at another block image
....Witt UK, based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, previously had a page on its website that boasted of work by one of its subsidiaries, PSB UK, on Grenfell Tower. A version of the page was still available in Google’s historic “cached” data, in which the company explained that ventilation systems would protect residents from smoke in the event of a fire. ...
Street wars 2035: can cyclists and driverless cars ever co-exist? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
....But cities have some urgent questions to answer and failure to address the issues raised could see us sleepwalking back into the problems of the 1960s and 70s, where cities became thoroughfares for traffic first … and places for people second. Driverless cars navigate and detect other road users using a combination of cameras, detailed maps, radar and, in the case of Google cars, Lidar (light detection and ranging), a laser-sensing system adapted from oceanographic surveying. ...
Google and Facebook face penalties if they don't stop online hate image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 08:22:44 PM
. Technology companies such as Google and Facebook must do more to curb the “poisonous propaganda” that fuels terror attacks such as the atrocities in London and Manchester, the prime minister has said, launching a UK-French pact to explore new ways to curb the spread of online hate. ...
Embattled Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes indefinite leave of absence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 06:36:50 PM
....Last week, at least 20 people were fired over incidents of harassment, retaliation, discrimination and bullying, dozens more were disciplined and 57 complaints remain under investigation by Holder’s law firm, Perkins Coie. And in February, Uber’s self-driving car program, which Kalanick has described as “existential” to the company, was threatened by an explosive intellectual property lawsuit by the Google spinoff Waymo. ...
Apple chief: driverless car venture is ‘the mother of all AI projects’ image
....”. Silicon Valley’s other behemoth, Google parent company Alphabet, has also shifted the focus of its driverless vehicle plans towards technology for installation in cars built by established automotive firms. ...
Waymo ditches futuristic self-driving bubble car for … a minivan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 10:39:29 AM
. When Google unveiled its brand new self-driving car prototype in May 2014 it looked like a shot at a new type of public transport system filled with pod-like autonomous cars. ...
Why doesn’t Google play fair with my cancellation? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 06:00:48 AM
. I subscribed to the Google Play music service for a three-month free trial, and used the app to cancel the subscription before the free trial period ended. ...
Shaken it off! Taylor Swift ends Spotify spat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:21:39 PM
....” “It is my opinion that music should not be free,” she said at the time. On Friday, the 27-year old announced a volte-face with a statement on her Twitter account, Taylor Nation, that she was to put her entire library, including most recent album 1989, back on Spotify and rival services including Google Play and Amazon Music. ...
Leaked Uber sex memo throws new spotlight on frat-house culture image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 11:21:33 AM
.... It recently fired 20 employees following a sexual harassment investigation and fired a top executive that obtained the medical records of a woman who was raped by an Uber driver, after journalists learned of the incident. Meanwhile the company has been embroiled in a legal fight with Google’s former self-driving car company Waymo, failed to help when a female Uber driver was assaulted by passengers and underpaid New York City drivers by millions of dollars. ...
Alphabet sells off 'BigDog' robot maker Boston Dynamics to Softbank image
. Google’s parent company Alphabet has sold robotics firm Boston Dynamics to Japan’s Softbank for an undisclosed sum, over a year after putting it up for sale. ...
Softbank buys robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Alphabet image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 04:08:23 AM
. Shares of Japan's Softbank have surged to their highest in nearly two decades after the firm bought robot-maker Boston Dynamics from Google's Alphabet. ...
How low does Uber have to go before we stop using it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 01:27:04 PM
.... Uber claimed that the incident was “human error”, but that too unravelled in February when it was revealed that the car had been under the control of its AI driver at the time – the only “human” error was that the person overseeing the AI didn’t notice it was about to break the law and intervene. Then Uber entered a long and costly legal battle with Google’s self-driving sibling, Waymo, over allegations that a former Waymo employee had stolen trade secrets when he had joined Uber. ...
Uber fires more than 20 employees after sexual harassment investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 03:52:01 AM
....Uber has been taking steps to change company culture following a series of scandals that appeared to demonstrate aggressive business practices and a toxic work environment. In addition to allegations of sexual harassment, these include a video of Kalanick berating an Uber driver, a legal battle with Google over the alleged theft of driverless car technology, the revelation that Uber used secret “Greyball” software to deceive city regulators, and allegations that the company had another program called “Hell” designed to spy on its arch-rival, Lyft. ...
Advertisers should follow Vodafone's lead after Facebook and Google failures | Nils Pratley image
. About time too: a major advertiser has become so frustrated with Facebook and Google’s limp attempts to police the content they publish that it has taken matters into its own hands. ...
Uber fires 20 staff after harassment investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:14:58 PM
....It led to two investigations and the uncovering of 215 complaints about harassment and other allegations. Uber has struggled with a series of controversies in recent months, including a backlash over aggressive corporate tactics and a lawsuit from Google-owner Alphabet over allegedly stolen technology for self-driving cars. ...
Vodafone to stop its ads appearing on fake news and hate speech sites image
....Vodafone is to introduce a tough new global policy to prevent its advertising from appearing on fake news and hate speech sites. The telecoms company, which spends close to £400m of its £750m annual global ad budget on digital ads, is thought to be the first to move beyond relying on Google and Facebook’s automated technology. ...
Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 04:30:13 AM
.... I cannot improve on Amazon’s own description of this curious object and how it works, so I’ll repeat it here: “Amazon Dash Button is a Wi-Fi-connected device that reorders your favourite item with the press of a button. To use Dash Button, simply download the Amazon app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. ...

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