Sunday, 24 September 2017

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Google Is Buying HTC’s Smartphone Expertise for $1.1 Billion

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SAN FRANCISCO: Google announced late Wednesday night that it is spending $1.1 billion to hire a team of engineers from the smartphone business of the struggling Taiwanese manufacturer HTC in a bid to bring more hardware expertise to its own mobile technology operations. HTC said many of its estimated 2,000 ...

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Google honours Madam Noor Jehan with doodle on 91st birthday

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LONDON: Today would have marked the 91st birthday of Madam Noorjehan, and Google dedicated a doodle for their homepage in her honour. Born Allah Rakhi Wasai on September 21, 1925, she was known as the “Malika-e-Taranum” (Queen of Melody) across the world. Her voice and unique style of singing captured ...

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Google Hit With Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

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SAN FRANCISCO: Google, which is already under federal investigation over claims of unfair pay practices, has been sued by three former employees who allege that the company pays women less than men for similar work. The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in California Superior Court in San Francisco by Kelly ...

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Trump’s UK visit still on despite terror tweets

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WASHINGTON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London. She added that London was in talks with internet giants Google and Facebook about ...

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Google appeals against EU’s $2.7 bn antitrust fine

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LONDON: Google has appealed against the record $2.7 billion antitrust fine imposed by the European Union (EU) back in June for breaching its rules by abusing the monopoly it enjoys over internet search. The Luxembourg-based general court, Europe’s second-highest, is expected to take several years before ruling on Google’s appeal, ...

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Google releases most searched ‘how to’ questions online

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LONDON: It’s safe to say that most of us have relied on the ever dependable Google to answer some of our questions related to our everyday tasks. The phrase “Google it” has been popularly used around the world. The search engine recently released its most searched “how to” questions during ...

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France, Germany to propose new tax on internet giants

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PARIS: France and Germany plan to issue a new proposal to tax internet giants so that they pay a “fair contribution” in every country where they earn money, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said Sunday. “We will unveil a new plan along with our German partners at the next ...

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Google and Walmart Partner With Eye on Amazon

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SAN FRANCISCO: Google and Walmart are testing the notion that an enemy’s enemy is a friend. The two companies said Google would start offering Walmart products to people who shop on Google Express, the company’s online shopping mall. It’s the first time the world’s biggest retailer has made its products ...

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Google CEO cancels diversity town hall after staff questions leak

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LONDON: Google CEO Sundar Pichai has cancelled an internal town hall meant to address gender discrimination on Thursday after employee questions for management began to leak online from the company’s internal messaging service. Pichai said in an email to staff that several Google employees became fearful for their safety and ...

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Fired Google engineer says company executives smeared him

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LONDON: The former Google engineer, whose controversial memo has triggered a wider debate on gender differences and diversity efforts in technology, defended his views in an interview on Wednesday, saying company executives are smearing him in its wake. James Damore, who until Monday worked as an engineer on video and ...

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