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. The European Union has handed Google a record-breaking €2. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 27th of June 2017 09:32:10 AM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 27th of June 2017 11:14:33 PM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 12th of July 2017 11:47:05 AM
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.... . (Google and Facebook are among the firms with large offices not far from the schools. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:50:53 PM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 9th of July 2017 06:56:57 PM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 4th of July 2017 11:23:48 AM
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 5th of July 2017 11:12:32 PM
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. Google has come face to face with two of its greatest nightmares this week. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 29th of June 2017 03:19:54 PM
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 5th of July 2017 04:05:12 PM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 29th of June 2017 11:29:06 AM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 18th of July 2017 09:49:29 AM
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.... The answer to that won’t be on the amended timetable. Eddie Googled it. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 12th of July 2017 12:31:18 PM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 10th of July 2017 09:00:01 AM
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 25th of June 2017 06:00:22 AM
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....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. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Thursday 6th of July 2017 07:38:11 AM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 30th of June 2017 06:47:41 AM
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....Let’s start by laying one falsehood to rest. In fining Google €2. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 27th of June 2017 05:14:28 PM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 27th of June 2017 06:42:08 PM
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 2nd of July 2017 06:00:21 AM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 15th of July 2017 06:00:45 AM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. The innovation race between car companies and tech giants like Google and Uber has seen expectations for driverless technology soar. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 18th of July 2017 06:00:12 AM
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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. ...
Apple HomePod challenges Amazon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 07:55:55 PM
....Apple has announced a voice-activated loudspeaker powered by its virtual assistant Siri. Like devices by Amazon and Google, Apple's HomePod speaker can respond to questions and control smart home gadgets such as lights. ...
London attack: Tech firms fight back in extremism row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 03:05:46 PM
....Prime Minister Theresa May called for areas of the internet to be closed because tech giants had provided a "safe space" for terrorist ideology. But Google said it had already spent hundreds of millions of pounds on tackling the problem. ...
Mail makes gains (but not profits) in the battle to break America image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 06:00:16 AM
.... Silicon Valley doesn’t make the news weather. Indeed – see Facebook and Google – you can see only storms ahead. ...
Jeff Bezos: the 'obsessive' Amazon founder and world's next richest man image
.... Amazon was founded in 1994, when people still referred to the web as the information superhighway. But it is now the fourth most valuable company in the world behind Microsoft, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, and Apple. ...
Google to let publishers charge users for ad-blockers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:43:49 PM
. Google will let publishers ask people who use ad-blockers to either enable advertising or make a payment to view content without ads. ...
Paris climate deal: US firms criticise Trump move image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 10:26:59 PM
....Walt Disney chief executive Robert Iger said he too would quit an advisory role, while Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein used his first ever tweet to condemn the move. Other big firms, including Morgan Stanley, PepsiCo and Walmart, and major tech firms such as Apple and Google, issued statements on Thursday with several reaffirming their own commitments to protect the environment. ...
Sober look of Google's 'landscraper' shows tech firm is trying to grow up image
. Plans for Google’s new London headquarters have been shrouded in secrecy and awaited with bated breath since the internet giant ditched its original architects in 2015 for being “too boring”. ...
Another Uber executive quits but losses improve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:41:41 AM
.... He is leaving for a job at Tusk Ventures, which advises start-up businesses on regulatory issues. Mr Levandowski, who was considered critical in the development of Uber's self-drive projects, was fired for declining to testify in the lawsuit that Google owner Alphabet has brought against Uber. ...
Climate clash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:37:48 AM
....Facebook's Mr Zuckerberg said it would continue with plans to power every new data centre it builds through 100% renewable energy, while Amazon insisted it remained "committed to putting our scale and inventive culture to work in ways that are good for the environment". Meanwhile Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai said he was "disappointed" and that his firm would "keep working hard for a cleaner, more prosperous future for all". ...
Google submits plans for 'landscraper' London headquarters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:15:49 AM
. Google has officially submitted plans for its new 92,000-square metre “landscraper” London headquarters, with the intention of beginning construction on the building in 2018. ...
Premium Bonds winners for June: Are you a lucky winner? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 08:56:00 AM
....com. There is also a prize checker app available from Apple Store or Google Store. ...
Uber fires self-driving car engineer amid legal fight with Google image
. Uber has fired the engineer accused of stealing secrets from Google-owner Alphabet after he failed to assist with an investigation related to the lawsuit. ...
Amazon shares hit $1,000 for first time image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 03:11:46 PM
....According to consultancy Slice Intelligence, Amazon now accounts for about 43% of all online sales in the US. Amazon is now the fourth-largest US company by market capitalisation, behind Apple, Google owner Alphabet, and Microsoft. ...
WannaCry ransom notice analysis suggests Chinese link image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 02:12:57 PM
...."It was only really the Chinese and the English versions that appeared to be written by someone that understood the language," said cyber-security expert Prof Alan Woodward from the University of Surrey. "The rest appeared to come from Google Translate. ...
Spotify hopes going public will cement streaming as music's future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 10:00:25 AM
....The company’s closest rival, Apple Music, counts 20 million paying users; Tidal, fronted by the rap superstar Jay Z, a little more than 1 million. Amazon and Google are also in the game, with Facebook a likely entrant. ...
Apple's Jonathan Ive says immigration vital for UK firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 09:43:14 AM
.... . Sir Jonathan said the UK had a "fabulous tradition of design education", but that it needed to do more to become a technology hub on a par with Silicon Valley in California, where the likes of Apple, Facebook and Google are based. ...
Google AI defeats human Go champion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 08:11:28 AM
. Google's DeepMind AlphaGo artificial intelligence has defeated the world's number one Go player Ke Jie. ...
Nintendo's share price hits seven-year high as Switch sales soar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 01:29:39 PM
....However, the stock tumbled again after investors realised that Pokémon Go had not been developed by Nintendo or its affiliate The Pokémon Company, but instead by the developer Niantic. Nintendo, which had a small investment in Niantic, the San Francisco-based company spun out of Google, released a formal notice pointing out it was not making direct sales from Pokémon Go and hence would not be making a fortune from last summer’s worldwide craze. ...
Google plans to track credit card spending image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 12:13:45 PM
. Google is planning to track billions of credit and debit card sales to compare online ad clicks with money spent offline. ...
'A wall of foam rose 6ft high, everyone ran' – your biggest work blunders image
....My new boyfriend (now husband) was also a colleague. His name began with “A” and one day I sent him a cheesy Google chat message saying “Hello hunnybun!”. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:35:07 PM
....Between 2013 and 2015, the share of the Cuban population using the internet jumped from about a quarter to more than 35%, according to estimates from the International Telecommunications Union. The growing market has helped draw the attention of internet giants, such as Airbnb, Netflix and Google, which installed servers on the island and started hosting data there last month. ...
Ford names Jim Hackett as new CEO in push to build self-driving cars image
....That’s not much in the context of more than 1bn cars worldwide, but represents rapid progress from a standing start just a few years ago. In the US, the race pits traditional auto firms such as Ford and General Motors against technology-focused newcomers, such as Uber and Google, through its Waymo spinoff company. ...
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....One in three tenants borrow money to pay rent, says Shelter. Samsung Pay launches in UK to take on Apple Pay and Google Android Pay. ...
Channel 4 executive who poached Bake Off favourite to land top job image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 06:00:18 AM
....Advocates say she has been responsible for overseeing a creative renaissance at Channel 4 – sparked by the cash freed up from dumping of the popular, but toxic, Big Brother – since she joined from the BBC in 2011. There have been plenty of hits: Googlebox, Educating Yorkshire, First Dates, The Island with Bear Grylls and Humans, Channel 4’s biggest original drama hit in more than 20 years – while the expensively acquired Bake Off, shorn of all its original presenters bar Paul Hollywood, is due to air in 75-minute ad-saturated episodes later this year. ...
Anything to declare? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 11:01:47 PM
....Instead a traveller recently transported a much-loved teddy bear from Chicago to Mumbai after its owner, a four-year-old girl called Heer, left it behind. To remove any security concerns, the buyer and carrier have to be first connected on social media, such as on Facebook, LinkedIn or Google+. ...
Ikea to create 1,300 new UK jobs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:17:59 PM
....5% to about 11,700, the company said. It joins firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon in boosting its UK job numbers since last year's Brexit vote. ...

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