Sunday, 21 October 2018

Tag Archives: Alphabet

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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Google puts Uber on alert by investing in arch-rival Lyft

LONDON: Alphabet’s growth-stage investment division, CapitalG, will lead the the investment, which comes four years after Google Ventures, which targets early stage companies, made a $250m investment in Uber. Lyft only operates in the US, but it now has a quarter of the market there, growing its share as Uber ...

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Orlando nightclub victims’ families sue Twitter, Google, Facebook

ORLANDO: The families of three men killed at Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub have sued Twitter Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc in federal court, accusing the companies of providing “material support” to the self-radicalized gunman. The gunman, 29-year-old Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded 53 in the ...

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