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  1. Jamie McKane

    Google Cloud CEO to step down

    Google Cloud CEO to step down Google Cloud Chief Executive Officer Diane Greene, who has pushed for three years to catch up with market leaders Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp., will step down from her post and be succeeded by former Oracle Corp. executive Thomas Kurian. Greene, 63, will...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Google launches Pixel 3 Black Friday deals

    Google launches Pixel 3 Black Friday deals Google has announced its Black Friday deals for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, reports Engadget. Google will offer a deal where buying two Pixel 3 devices will save you half of the second phone's price.
  3. Jamie McKane

    Google Chrome will ad-block entire websites with abusive adverts

    Google Chrome will ad-block entire websites with abusive adverts Google has announced that the next version of its Chrome browser will crack down on websites with abusive adverts. The company said in a blog post that while it has launched features for Chrome to block misleading ads and...
  4. Jamie McKane

    How to make sure your Google search history is private

    How to make sure your Google search history is private If you are anything like most computer users in the Western world, you use Google to trawl the web for everything from informative articles about online privacy to cat video compilations. In return for providing this powerful and...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Google switches to a Samsung display for the Pixel 3 XL

    Google switches to a Samsung display for the Pixel 3 XL Google's new flagship Pixel 3 XL smartphone features an AMOLED display made by Samsung, according to a teardown of the device from iFixit. iFixit has taken apart Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL to investigate the devices' components and...
  6. RedViking

    Chrome Pinned Tabs Disappearing

    I like using 'Pinned Tabs' in Chrome. But sometimes when I close Chrome and I open it again the Pin Tabs will be gone/closed. So I have to re-Pin everything. I have to be very careful the way I close Chrome. This is getting flippen annoying. Anyone else experiencing the same issue and is...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Google drops out of Pentagon's cloud competition

    Google drops out of Pentagon's cloud competition Alphabet Inc.’s Google has decided not to compete for the Pentagon’s cloud-computing contract valued at as much as $10 billion, saying the project may conflict with its corporate values. The project, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense...
  8. Jamie McKane

    UK court blocks iPhone users' privacy case against Google

    UK court blocks iPhone users' privacy case against Google A U.K. lawsuit filed against Google by millions of iPhone users over data-collection claims was thrown out by a London judge. The group, known as Google You Owe Us, were seeking as much as 3.2 billion pounds ($4.2 billion), according to...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon oppose Australian decryption law

    Google, Facebook, Apple, and Amazon oppose Australian decryption law Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook have said they will object to a proposed law in Australia that compels them to provide access to private encrypted data when served with a warrant, Reuters reported. Under the proposed...
  10. Riccorbypro

    Vodacom Google Services outage

    Today, around 14h30 (2nd October) my phone started having weird connectivity issues to the Google Services over Vodacom's LTE. I thought it might be a temporary outage and switched over to WiFi, but it seems that it's also happening elsewhere. Having asked around, 3 other people are unable to...
  11. Jamie McKane

    Google's Project Stream lets you play Assassin's Creed in your browser

    Google's Project Stream lets you play Assassin's Creed in your browser Google has revealed its new Project Stream platform, which it said is a technical test to solve the challenges of online game streaming. The company has partnered with Ubisoft to stream Assassin's Creed Odyssey to the...
  12. Jamie McKane

    Google's top advertising executive leaves for venture capital firm

    Google's top advertising executive leaves for venture capital firm Google is replacing its top advertising executive, Sridhar Ramaswamy, the first major management shakeup at the company’s most important business in half a decade. Prabhakar Raghavan, head of Google’s business-applications...
  13. Jamie McKane

    Google, Facebook, and Twitter commit to fighting fake news in Europe

    Google, Facebook, and Twitter commit to fighting fake news in Europe Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and other tech and advertising companies have committed to implementing new measures and investing in new technologies to fight the spread of hoax news online in Europe...
  14. Jamie McKane

    Google lifts cryptocurrency advertising ban for regulated exchanges

    Google lifts cryptocurrency advertising ban for regulated exchanges Alphabet Inc.’s Google changed its blanket ban on cryptocurrency-related advertising, saying it will now allow “regulated” cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan and the U.S. to run ads on its websites. "Advertisers will need to be...
  15. RedViking

    Take and post a photo of your work desk/office!

    So here is mine, a bit of a mess: I design and draw timber houses for the Kiwi's and make music in between. This is basically my view for most of the day, going 10 years now. I always turn the camera away. It just feels awkward pointed at me.... you know someone might be watching. And yes...
  16. Jamie McKane

    Google's chief cloud scientist leaves over AI controversy

    Google's chief cloud scientist leaves over AI controversy Fei-Fei Li, chief scientist at Google’s cloud-computing division, is leaving after controversy over the use of the company’s artificial intelligence technology and a deal with the Pentagon. Li, a venerated researcher in the field of AI...
  17. Jamie McKane

    Google must stop trying to patent Public Domain Algorithm use

    Google must stop trying to patent Public Domain Algorithm use At EFF, we often criticize software patents that claim small variations on known techniques. These include a patent on updating software over the Internet, a patent on out-of-office email, and a patent on storing data in a database...
  18. Jamie McKane

    Google cut a secret deal with Mastercard to track retail sales

    Google cut a secret deal with Mastercard to track retail sales For the past year, select Google advertisers have had access to a potent new tool to track whether the ads they ran online led to a sale at a physical store in the U.S. That insight came thanks in part to a stockpile of Mastercard...
  19. Jamie McKane

    Facebook and Google chase new $1-trillion payments market

    Facebook and Google chase new $1-trillion payments market Surendrasingh Sucharia always has a few thousand rupees in his pocket, but can’t recall the last time he used cash. The 29-year-old product manager in Bangalore uses a string of smartphone apps including ones from Google and India’s...
  20. Jamie McKane

    Google executives confirm plan to bring search engine to China

    Google executives confirm plan to bring search engine to China Google executives admitted for the first time this week that they’re looking to get their search engine up and running in China after a hiatus of almost a decade. At the company's weekly all-staff meeting, the project was discussed...
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