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. Google systematically pays women less than men doing similar work, according to a class action-lawsuit accusing the technology company of denying promotions and career opportunities to qualified women who are “segregated” into lower-paying jobs. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 14th of September 2017 06:00:42 PM
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....The publication became famous for its advertisements, including the “JR Hartley” campaign in the 1980s and the “French Polisher”. It was a vital tool for finding service providers and tradespeople, but the rise of social media and Google have reduced demand for printed directories. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Khosrowshahi will have to reform the company’s workplace culture following accusations of sexual discrimination and harassment, recruit new executives including a chief financial officer and chief operating officer, and deal with numerous legal wrangles. They include an intellectual property dispute with Waymo, Google’s self-driving car spinoff. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 27th of August 2017 07:08:36 PM
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.... The company is betting on both electrification and autonomous driving systems that could eventually remove the need for a driver, but in the short term could increase efficiency and safety. Tesla is competing with Alphabet’s former Google self-driving systems, now called Waymo, and Uber’s commercial transport research projects, which aim to produce similar vehicles and services. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 14th of September 2017 11:39:29 AM
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. Google is appealing against the record €2. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 11th of September 2017 04:27:48 PM
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....Traditional broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and Sky could lose a combined £1bn per year if rival services from Amazon, Facebook and YouTube become dominant players in the TV industry over the next decade. A new report says that UK broadcasters could suffer the same fate as industries including music, news, insurance and property where powerful digital newcomers – including Apple, Google, YouTube, Moneysupermarket and Rightmove – muscled in as middlemen to take a significant share of revenues. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 27th of August 2017 02:29:30 PM
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. Apple is following the road taken by Waymo, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of Google-parent Alphabet, and downshifting on its still-unannounced self-driving car project, according to a report in the New York Times. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 10:27:47 AM
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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 ]
Tuesday 22nd of August 2017 06:00:14 AM
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.... This could crash and burn like so many other start-ups. Or be gobbled up by Google. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 9th of September 2017 06:00:00 AM
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....Also called bioelectronics, the idea is that tiny electronic implants will be able to treat a vast range of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), arthritis, hypertension and other heart conditions, and gastrointestinal diseases. A year after GSK teamed up with Google’s parent company, Alphabet, to set up Galvani Bioelectronics, Kris Famm, who runs the venture, is confident that an implantable device capable of altering electrical impulses in the body is within reach. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 28th of August 2017 06:32:47 PM
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.... At stake is an enormous online retail market which Amazon not only want to protect, but grow. The move also comes a day after Walmart announced a partnership with Google where the search giant will start offering Walmart products to people who shop on Google Express, the company’s online shopping mall. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 24th of August 2017 09:38:51 PM
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....But almost entirely overlooked amid the public outrage is the massive pool of low-wage workers – especially in the sharing economy – who are vulnerable to a wide range of abuses on the job because they lack basic labor rights. And while corporate scandals continue to make headlines – most recently involving a Google engineer’s memo criticizing diversity initiatives – there has been minimal scrutiny of the harassment, abuse and discrimination the tech products have enabled by connecting strangers through the internet. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 10:00:11 AM
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.... There’s no mood and no glamour – and fashion demands both of these things. Find, then, is surprisingly fashionable for a company that, in a Google search, flags up “low prices in electronics, books, sports equipment and more” to tempt you in. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 4th of September 2017 09:31:22 AM
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. Apple’s Tim Cook has given a rare wide-ranging interview in which he defends the company’s record of expensive products, subtly rebukes Google for its lack of respect for users’ privacy, and reveals that Steve Jobs once spent $10m on creating an iPad textbook just to show he could. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 12th of September 2017 11:53:35 AM
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....”. Can anything grab our attention enough to drive upgrades? IDC’s Jeronimo suggests that augmented reality, which overlays images and data as you view the scene through your screen, could help: it’s coming to iPhones in a software release this month, and Google has just released similar software for top-end Android phones. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 1st of September 2017 05:24:16 PM
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. EU leaders have agreed to make “swift” progress on raising the tax bills for digital giants such as Google and Facebook, despite warnings from smaller states that unilateral action could drive business away from Europe. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 16th of September 2017 11:03:24 PM
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. The Taiwanese smartphone and virtual reality headset manufacturer HTC will halt shares from Thursday, pending the “release of material information” following media reports of a purchase by Google’s parent, Alphabet. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 20th of September 2017 01:14:52 PM
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.... It also flagged extra support for trade unions to act as a bulwark against shareholder interests in the workplace. The report, which is expected to produce a series of policy initiatives when it unveils final conclusions next autumn, also said ministers must tackle the market dominance of digital companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 5th of September 2017 06:26:34 PM
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....8m had sold by the end of July this year. Though Apple doesn’t release unit sales or revenues, it is definitely the world’s most popular smartwatch, while Google’s rival Android Wear business has failed to take off. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 9th of September 2017 03:00:11 PM
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....”. The music industry believes that Google-owned YouTube is only paying a tiny portion of what it makes from online ads to artists: a so-called “value gap”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 2nd of September 2017 03:00:18 PM
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....Viagogo, TicketmasterResale, Seatwave and Stubhub drew the most complaints from Australians for sneaking in additional, unavoidable fees throughout the checkout process, Choice said. But the report also took aim at the search engine Google for promoting advertising for popular events such as the forthcoming Ashes cricket Tests by the resale sites. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 29th of August 2017 10:21:06 PM
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....Sorrell promises a bounce-back as firms seek to advertise their way out of stagnant sales. Will clients give him their money or will they prefer Google and Facebook? If the global economy dips and stock markets slide, they might do neither. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 06:17:13 PM
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.... The world will be plunged ever deeper into the digital age. Apple has emerged in a few years alongside Google, Facebook and Amazon as one of the corporate titans of our times. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Saturday 9th of September 2017 11:07:21 PM
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....”. City analysts have already warned that Sky could be forced to pay an extra £600m annually to retain the lion’s share of Premier League matches because of potential competition from Google, Apple, Facebook and Netflix as well as Amazon. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 25th of August 2017 03:35:05 PM
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.... Altering the course of a giant ship – in this case, the US economy – takes a long time, and even if Trump ever does manage to get some of his economic agenda through the US Congress, the growth effects are not likely to be felt until well into 2018. To be sure, Trump has eviscerated the Environmental Protection Agency (which has helped coal mining), softened financial oversight (great for bank stocks), and has shown little interest in anti-trust enforcement (a welcome development for tech monopolies such as Amazon and Google). ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 11th of September 2017 01:09:01 PM
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....Referring to its Australian activity between 1 May and 26 June, the ACCC alleges Viagogo failed to disclose its “significant and unavoidable” fees upfront in the ticket price, including a 27. 6% booking fee for most events on top of a handling fee; Viagogo claimed tickets were scarce (“less than 1% of tickets remaining”), without disclosing that it was referring only to tickets held by Viagogo; and Viagogo promoted itself through the use of the word “official” which, coupled with Google ads that placed it higher than actual official sellers in search results, gave consumers the impression it was the primary ticketseller. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 28th of August 2017 03:29:30 AM
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.... Uber allegedly used Greyball to deny rides to officials who might have been investigating its compliance with regulations. Waymo, the self-driving car division of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is suing Uber. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:26:40 PM
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.... Its aim was to divert South Africa’s attention and deflect criticism away from President Zuma. They chose the Afrikaner billionaire Johann Rupert as their fall guy, and used him in Twitter messages, Google and Facebook advertisements, newspaper articles, television features and in political messages and speeches by key Zuma allies. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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HTC suspends shares in wake of Alphabet takeover rumours image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of September 2017 01:14:52 PM
. The Taiwanese smartphone and virtual reality headset manufacturer HTC will halt shares from Thursday, pending the “release of material information” following media reports of a purchase by Google’s parent, Alphabet. ...
US retaliation feared as Brussels prepares to close Google’s tax loopholes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 11:03:24 PM
. EU leaders have agreed to make “swift” progress on raising the tax bills for digital giants such as Google and Facebook, despite warnings from smaller states that unilateral action could drive business away from Europe. ...
Google 'segregates' women into lower-paying jobs, stifling careers, lawsuit says image
. Google systematically pays women less than men doing similar work, according to a class action-lawsuit accusing the technology company of denying promotions and career opportunities to qualified women who are “segregated” into lower-paying jobs. ...
Elon Musk: Tesla electric lorry to be unveiled in late October image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 14th of September 2017 11:39:29 AM
.... The company is betting on both electrification and autonomous driving systems that could eventually remove the need for a driver, but in the short term could increase efficiency and safety. Tesla is competing with Alphabet’s former Google self-driving systems, now called Waymo, and Uber’s commercial transport research projects, which aim to produce similar vehicles and services. ...
Tim Cook: Apple products aren't just for the rich image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of September 2017 11:53:35 AM
. Apple’s Tim Cook has given a rare wide-ranging interview in which he defends the company’s record of expensive products, subtly rebukes Google for its lack of respect for users’ privacy, and reveals that Steve Jobs once spent $10m on creating an iPad textbook just to show he could. ...
Donald Trump's 3% growth plan is only for the 1% | Kenneth Rogoff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of September 2017 01:09:01 PM
.... Altering the course of a giant ship – in this case, the US economy – takes a long time, and even if Trump ever does manage to get some of his economic agenda through the US Congress, the growth effects are not likely to be felt until well into 2018. To be sure, Trump has eviscerated the Environmental Protection Agency (which has helped coal mining), softened financial oversight (great for bank stocks), and has shown little interest in anti-trust enforcement (a welcome development for tech monopolies such as Amazon and Google). ...
The Observer view on controlling the power of digital titans | Observer editorial image
.... The world will be plunged ever deeper into the digital age. Apple has emerged in a few years alongside Google, Facebook and Amazon as one of the corporate titans of our times. ...
The $1tn question: how far can the new iPhone 8 take Apple? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 03:00:11 PM
....8m had sold by the end of July this year. Though Apple doesn’t release unit sales or revenues, it is definitely the world’s most popular smartwatch, while Google’s rival Android Wear business has failed to take off. ...
Monzo? It might just be the future of banking image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 9th of September 2017 06:00:00 AM
.... This could crash and burn like so many other start-ups. Or be gobbled up by Google. ...
Bell Pottinger has toxified political debate in South Africa | Justice Malala image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of September 2017 05:59:41 PM
.... Its aim was to divert South Africa’s attention and deflect criticism away from President Zuma. They chose the Afrikaner billionaire Johann Rupert as their fall guy, and used him in Twitter messages, Google and Facebook advertisements, newspaper articles, television features and in political messages and speeches by key Zuma allies. ...
UK’s economic model is broken, says Archbishop of Canterbury image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of September 2017 06:26:34 PM
.... It also flagged extra support for trade unions to act as a bulwark against shareholder interests in the workplace. The report, which is expected to produce a series of policy initiatives when it unveils final conclusions next autumn, also said ministers must tackle the market dominance of digital companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google. ...
How Amazon is using catwalk trends to try to conquer high-street fashion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of September 2017 09:31:22 AM
.... There’s no mood and no glamour – and fashion demands both of these things. Find, then, is surprisingly fashionable for a company that, in a Google search, flags up “low prices in electronics, books, sports equipment and more” to tempt you in. ...
From streaming to selfies – six things Taylor Swift taught the music industry image
....”. The music industry believes that Google-owned YouTube is only paying a tiny portion of what it makes from online ads to artists: a so-called “value gap”. ...
Yellow Pages to stop printing from January 2019 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 06:21:38 PM
....The publication became famous for its advertisements, including the “JR Hartley” campaign in the 1980s and the “French Polisher”. It was a vital tool for finding service providers and tradespeople, but the rise of social media and Google have reduced demand for printed directories. ...
Upgrade downturn: why are people holding on to their old phones? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 05:24:16 PM
....”. Can anything grab our attention enough to drive upgrades? IDC’s Jeronimo suggests that augmented reality, which overlays images and data as you view the scene through your screen, could help: it’s coming to iPhones in a software release this month, and Google has just released similar software for top-end Android phones. ...
Premium Bonds winners for September: Are you a lucky winner? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 1st of September 2017 08:28:00 AM
....com. There is also a prize checker app available from Apple Store or Google Store. ...
Dara Khosrowshahi's Uber in-tray: 20 issues new chief must address image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:26:40 PM
.... Uber allegedly used Greyball to deny rides to officials who might have been investigating its compliance with regulations. Waymo, the self-driving car division of Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is suing Uber. ...
Ticket resellers' sneaky tactics leave Australians fed up, Choice says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of August 2017 10:21:06 PM
....Viagogo, TicketmasterResale, Seatwave and Stubhub drew the most complaints from Australians for sneaking in additional, unavoidable fees throughout the checkout process, Choice said. But the report also took aim at the search engine Google for promoting advertising for popular events such as the forthcoming Ashes cricket Tests by the resale sites. ...
Electroceuticals: the 'bonkers' gamble that could pay off for GlaxoSmithKline image
....Also called bioelectronics, the idea is that tiny electronic implants will be able to treat a vast range of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), arthritis, hypertension and other heart conditions, and gastrointestinal diseases. A year after GSK teamed up with Google’s parent company, Alphabet, to set up Galvani Bioelectronics, Kris Famm, who runs the venture, is confident that an implantable device capable of altering electrical impulses in the body is within reach. ...
Your online identity is precious. Here’s how to protect it | Holly Brockwell image
....It might have an awkward name, but two-factor authentication (or 2FA, or TFA) is a way of adding an extra layer of security to your accounts. When you log in, you get a one-time passcode sent to your mobile phone – or even better, an authenticator app such as Google Authenticator (people’s phones are sometimes hijacked to steal the code – Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson was a target, for example). ...
Need help to claim after a flight delay?  As firms cash in, beware the small print image
....When Richard Watson arrived back at Gatwick 13 hours late after a holiday in Dubai he immediately applied for compensation from the airline, browsing the internet for advice to check that he was eligible. One of the first links on the Google search page was Flight Delay Claims Team (FDCT) based in Northampton, which offers to manage airline compensation claims on a no-win, no-fee basis. ...
Viagogo: ACCC launches legal action against 'misleading' ticket reseller image
....Referring to its Australian activity between 1 May and 26 June, the ACCC alleges Viagogo failed to disclose its “significant and unavoidable” fees upfront in the ticket price, including a 27. 6% booking fee for most events on top of a handling fee; Viagogo claimed tickets were scarce (“less than 1% of tickets remaining”), without disclosing that it was referring only to tickets held by Viagogo; and Viagogo promoted itself through the use of the word “official” which, coupled with Google ads that placed it higher than actual official sellers in search results, gave consumers the impression it was the primary ticketseller. ...
Uber chooses Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as new CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of August 2017 07:08:36 PM
....Khosrowshahi will have to reform the company’s workplace culture following accusations of sexual discrimination and harassment, recruit new executives including a chief financial officer and chief operating officer, and deal with numerous legal wrangles. They include an intellectual property dispute with Waymo, Google’s self-driving car spinoff. ...
UK TV industry risks losing £1bn a year to Amazon, YouTube and Facebook image
....Traditional broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and Sky could lose a combined £1bn per year if rival services from Amazon, Facebook and YouTube become dominant players in the TV industry over the next decade. A new report says that UK broadcasters could suffer the same fate as industries including music, news, insurance and property where powerful digital newcomers – including Apple, Google, YouTube, Moneysupermarket and Rightmove – muscled in as middlemen to take a significant share of revenues. ...
Amazon TV hints at significant expansion into sport broadcasting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of August 2017 03:35:05 PM
....”. City analysts have already warned that Sky could be forced to pay an extra £600m annually to retain the lion’s share of Premier League matches because of potential competition from Google, Apple, Facebook and Netflix as well as Amazon. ...
Whole Foods price cuts are at center of Amazon-Walmart online war image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of August 2017 09:38:51 PM
.... At stake is an enormous online retail market which Amazon not only want to protect, but grow. The move also comes a day after Walmart announced a partnership with Google where the search giant will start offering Walmart products to people who shop on Google Express, the company’s online shopping mall. ...
Apple puts brakes on self-driving car project, report says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of August 2017 10:27:47 AM
. Apple is following the road taken by Waymo, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of Google-parent Alphabet, and downshifting on its still-unannounced self-driving car project, according to a report in the New York Times. ...
Sexual harassment and the sharing economy: the dark side of working for strangers image
....But almost entirely overlooked amid the public outrage is the massive pool of low-wage workers – especially in the sharing economy – who are vulnerable to a wide range of abuses on the job because they lack basic labor rights. And while corporate scandals continue to make headlines – most recently involving a Google engineer’s memo criticizing diversity initiatives – there has been minimal scrutiny of the harassment, abuse and discrimination the tech products have enabled by connecting strangers through the internet. ...
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. ...

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