Thursday, 13 August 2020

Tag Archives: Alphabet

Google extends work from home through June next year

LONDON: Alphabet Inc’s Google said it would allow employees, who do not need to be in the office, to work from home until the end of June 2021. Google had said in May it would begin reopening more offices globally as early as June this year, but most Google employees ...

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Alphabet’s Google to commit $10 billion to India

NEW DELHI: Alphabet Inc’s Google on Monday said it will spend around $10 billion in India over the next five to seven years through equity investments and tie-ups, marking its biggest commitment to a key growth market. The investments will be done through a so-called digitization fund, highlighting Google’s focus ...

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EU fine on Google weighs on parent Alphabet profits

SAN FRANCISCO: Google parent Alphabet reported that profit in the first three months of this year sagged under the weight of a hefty antitrust fine in the European Union. Alphabet said that profit in the first-quarter fell 29 percent to $6.7 billion on revenue that climbed 17 percent to $36.3 ...

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Google fined $57 million for privacy breach

PARIS: France’s data protection watchdog fined Alphabet’s Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday for breaching European Union online privacy rules, the biggest such penalty levied against a US tech giant. The French regulator said the world’s biggest search engine lacked transparency and clarity in the way it informs ...

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Alphabet to shut Google+ social site after user data exposed

LONDON: Alphabet Inc’s Google will shut down the consumer version of its failed social network Google+ and tighten its data sharing policies after announcing that private profile data of at least 500,000 users may have been exposed to hundreds of external developers. The issue was discovered and patched in March ...

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Google’s Journey Completes 20 Years

LONDON: Google that came into existence 20 years back with its first product Search engine from a garage today has seven products that are used by more than a billion people every month. The exact date of the company’s founding is up for debate — even for those who are ...

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Uber and Waymo reach settlement

Uber has settled a lawsuit alleging that it ripped off self-driving car technology from Google’s autonomous vehicle division. Under the surprise deal, the ride-hailing service will pay Waymo, which is part of Alphabet, Inc., a stock settlement valued by Waymo at $245 million. Both confirmed the settlement early Friday, four ...

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Facebook to emphasize friends, not news, in series of changes

LONDON: Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Thursday began to change the way it filters posts and videos on its centerpiece News Feed, the start of what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said would be a series of changes in the design of the world’s largest social network. Zuckerberg, in a sweeping post ...

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Intel Looks to the Future With Exotic Chips

LONDON: Chip giant Intel was rocked last week, when the discovery of two CPU security bugs, one of which predominantly affects Intel chips and could slow performance, became public. During his keynote speech at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Intel CEO Brain Krzanich promised quick updates to fix the problem ...

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Uber hacked trade secrets, bribed foreign officials, court letter says

WASHINGTON: A former Uber employee has alleged that a special division within the global ride-hailing app was responsible for acts of corporate espionage, the theft of trade secrets, the bribery of foreign officials and several means of unlawful surveillance. The allegations against Uber were part of a latter dubbed as ...

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