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    Former Google engineer charged with stealing trade secrets

    Former Google engineer charged with stealing trade secrets A Chinese software engineer working for Alphabet Inc.’s Google was charged by the US Justice Department with stealing trade secrets for developing artificial intelligence (AI) from the company’s supercomputing data centres. Linwei...
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    OpenAI developing own search engine — The Information

    OpenAI developing own search engine — The Information Alphabet Inc. sank after a report that ChatGPT owner OpenAI is developing a web search product that would compete with Google. OpenAI’s service would be partly powered by Microsoft Corp.’s Bing search engine, the Information reported...
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    Nvidia jumps past Amazon and Alphabet in market value

    Nvidia jumps past Amazon and Alphabet in market value There seems to be no stopping Nvidia Corp.’s scorching rally. The day after surpassing the market value of Amazon.com Inc., the chip giant has now overtaken Alphabet Inc. as well. [Bloomberg]
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    Google laying off hundreds of staff

    Google laying off hundreds of staff Alphabet Inc.’s Google is laying off hundreds of staff working on its digital assistant, hardware and engineering teams, the company said as it continues its drive to cut costs. Among the affected workers are those working on the voice-based Google Assistant...
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    Epic wins major case against Google Play Store

    Epic wins major case against Google Play Store Google lost an antitrust court fight to Fortnite maker Epic Games Inc. that threatens to upend the mobile app economy and could end up costing the technology giant billions of dollars in revenue. Google Play willfully wields monopoly power through...
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    Meta still very unhappy with Canada's online news payment laws

    Meta still very unhappy with Canada's online news payment laws Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government released new details of a law that tries to force technology companies to pay news providers, but Meta Platforms Inc. said it would continue to block users in Canada from seeing news...
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    Google owner Alphabet is sitting on "too much" cash

    Google owner Alphabet is sitting on "too much" cash Alphabet Inc. is facing a new and, by most accounts, welcome problem — how to spend its rapidly expanding pile of cash. The Google owner generated nearly $29 billion (R549.62 billion) in cash in the second quarter after cutting thousands of...
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    Google cut contract workers out of retaliation for unionising plans — Report

    Google cut contract workers out of retaliation for unionising plans — Report Alphabet Inc. illegally ended contract employment for a majority of Google Help workers as they were trying to unionise, organisers alleged in a complaint to the US labour board. The Alphabet Workers Union accused the...
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    Google loses last of 8 key AI researchers that wrote groundbreaking paper

    Google loses last of 8 key AI researchers that wrote groundbreaking paper An artificial intelligence researcher who co-authored one of Google’s most influential papers in the field is leaving the company to launch a startup. Llion Jones, who helped write the pioneering AI paper “Attention Is...
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    No more Canadian news on Google Search in Canada

    No more Canadian news on Google Search in Canada Alphabet Inc. said it will remove links to news from Canadian publishers on its Google search engine after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government passed a law requiring digital platforms to pay local news outlets. The Online News Act...
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    Job cuts at Waze

    Job cuts at Waze Alphabet Inc.’s Google has cut jobs at mapping service Waze, the tech giant’s latest move to trim its operations amid a drive for efficiency in Silicon Valley. Some positions focused on advertising at Waze were eliminated after the unit began transitioning to using Google’s...
  12. Jan

    YouTube tests AI-powered dubbing

    YouTube adding AI-powered dubbing for creators YouTube plans to make it easier for creators to dub their videos into other languages with artificial intelligence (AI), The Verge reports. The company announced it would enlist the team from Aloud — an AI-powered dubbing service out of Google's...
  13. Jan

    Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Google Pixel Fold comparison

    Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs Google Pixel Fold — big screen foldable showdown Google unveiled its first foldable smartphone — the Pixel Fold — on 10 May 2023, and its specs and features could provide stiff competition for Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold4. MyBroadband compared the two foldable smartphones'...
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    Nvidia briefly joins trillion-dollar club

    Nvidia briefly joins trillion-dollar club Nvidia Corp.’s market valuation fleetingly crossed the $1 trillion threshold on Tuesday after the chipmaker’s artificial intelligence prospects vaulted it into an elite club of just five American companies. The stock rose as much as 7.7% early in the...
  15. Jan

    Google walks back plan to delete YouTube videos linked to inactive accounts

    Google's inactive account purge won't include old YouTube videos Google will not delete old YouTube videos or Google accounts with content uploaded to YouTube as part of its account purging plan announced on Tuesday. The Internet giant detailed a new policy that will see it start deleting...
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    Sergey Brin gifted $600 million in Google shares to mystery party

    Sergey Brin gifted $600 million in Google shares to mystery party Google co-founder Sergey Brin gifted Alphabet Inc. shares worth roughly $600 million (R11.4 billion) on Thursday during a week that saw his wealth grow by the most in over two years. The gift, disclosed in a filing Monday...
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    Google and Alphabet AI teams consolidated to better take on OpenAI's ChatGPT

    Google and Alphabet AI teams consolidated to better take on OpenAI's ChatGPT Alphabet Inc.’s Google has consolidated its artificial intelligence research groups into one unit, the company’s latest move to keep from falling behind in the AI race. The change folds the Brain team from Google...
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    Google CEO warns AI race could harm humanity

    Google CEO warns AI race could harm humanity Alphabet Inc. and Google chief executive officer Sundar Pichai said in an interview broadcast Sunday that the push to adopt artificial intelligence technology must be well-regulated to avoid potential harmful effects. Asked in a 60 Minutes interview...
  19. Jan

    Google Chat gets major design changes

    Google rolling out major design changes in Chat Alphabet Inc. is rolling out a revamped user interface for Google Chat, bringing the messaging platform more in line with its other apps like Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Gmail. The update is based on Google’s Material Design 3, which includes...
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    Google flouted court order to preserve employee chats

    Google flouted court order to preserve employee chats Alphabet Inc.’s Google flouted a court order requiring it to save records of employee chats in antitrust litigation over its Google Play app store policies, a federal judge concluded. Google gave almost 360 employees “carte blanche” not to...
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