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  1. Jamie McKane

    What Google search results would look like under EU copyright laws

    What Google search results would look like under EU copyright laws Google has released a warning about the potential effects of the European Union's Copyright Directive, stating that it could result in an empty search results page. This applies mainly to news results, as the Copyright...
  2. Jamie McKane

    Google acquires Fossil IP to take on Apple smartwatches

    Google acquires Fossil IP to take on Apple smartwatches Google agreed to acquire smartwatch technology and personnel from Fossil Group Inc. in a bid to boost the search giant’s nascent efforts in the category. The Alphabet Inc. unit will pay $40 million for Fossil intellectual property...
  3. Jamie McKane

    Google South Africa's tax mystery

    Google South Africa's tax mystery Reuters recently reported that Google moved €19.9 billion (R317 billion) through a Dutch shell company to Bermuda in 2017. According to the report, the subsidiary in the Netherlands is used to shift revenue outside the United States to Google Ireland Holdings...
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    "I helped Google screw over James Damore"

    Reddit post by TiredOfLying4Google "I was involved in the internal decisions involving James Damore's memo, and it's terrible what we did to him. ...Firing him without an NDA was a huge risk though. He was a top performer and knew too many compromising secrets, like Dragonfly, the secret...
  5. Jamie McKane

    Google to invest over $1 billion in New York expansion

    Google to invest over $1 billion in New York expansion Google will invest more than $1 billion to expand its New York City presence, the search giant said in a blog post Monday. The Alphabet Inc. division said it had reached lease agreements at 315 and 345 Hudson St. and signed a letter of...
  6. Jamie McKane

    Google+ data bug exposes info of 52.5 million users

    Google+ data bug exposes info of 52.5 million users Google's social media platform Google+ potentially exposed the personal information of 52.5 million users. The company announced the security flaw in a blog post, adding that it would discontinue the consumer version of the social media...
  7. Jamie McKane

    Google should stay out of China - Edward Snowden

    Google should stay out of China - Edward Snowden On the eve of Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai’s testimony to Congress, a coalition of human rights groups and activists, including former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, are demanding more details on the search...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Google unveils new policy for election adverts

    Google unveils new policy for election adverts Google said it will roll out new policies in Europe to provide more transparency around political ads, ahead of European Union elections in the spring. The announcement Thursday by the Alphabet Inc. division follows a year of intense global...
  9. Jamie McKane

    Google's search engine is the best - Apple

    Google's search engine is the best - Apple Apple CEO Tim Cook told an interviewer on HBO that despite the company's distrust of Google's security stance, Apple still chooses to use Google's search engine because it is superior to the alternatives. He added that Apple had implemented a variety...
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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