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04/05/2017 13:19

Google coughs up 306 million euros in Italy tax settlement

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Google said Thursday that it would pay 306 million euros ($334 million) to settle a tax dispute in Italy, where it was under criminal investigation for booking profits generated in the country in Ireland.

25/04/2017 20:31

Google tweak aims to curb fake, misleading search results

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Google on Tuesday announced changes to how it delivers and ranks internet searches, the latest effort by the tech giant to weed out «fake news» and offensive content.

25/04/2017 16:51

Free rides offered by Alphabet's Waymo autonomous cars

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Alphabet's self-driving car unit Waymo is offering free rides to residents in Arizona as part of its testing of autonomous vehicles.

24/04/2017 18:01

«Personal flying machine» maker plans deliveries this year

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A Silicon Valley «flying car» startup, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a «personal flying machine» this year.

21/04/2017 05:55

Tech firms urge court to toss Trump travel ban

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Scores of technology firms including Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft joined a legal filing urging a judge to toss out President Donald Trump's latest travel ban.

19/04/2017 06:27

Google Earth re-invented for new era

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Google on Tuesday launched a re-imagined version of its free Earth mapping service, weaving in storytelling and artificial intelligence and freeing it from apps.

18/04/2017 05:55

Google reaches $7.8 mn antitrust settlement with Russia

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Google on Monday agreed to pay a nearly $8 million fine and open its Android mobiles to competing search engines in Russia in an antitrust settlement reached after two years.

16/04/2017 06:57

«Skinny bundles» step up challenge to US Big Cable

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For years, US cable operators got rich by offering fat «bundles» of hundreds of channels and raising prices regularly for television consumers.

15/04/2017 10:20

Apple eyes backing Hon Hai bid for Toshiba chip unit

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Tech giant Apple is considering backing Hon Hai's multi-billion dollar bid for Toshiba's lucrative memory chip business, a report said Saturday.

09/01/2017 12:29

Google's Waymo to expand self-driving partnerships

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Waymo, the autonomous car subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, announced Sunday at the Detroit auto show that it would develop its self-driving technology with multiple partners, positioning itself as an automotive supplier.

29/12/2016 10:12

Pokemon Go, Trump top Google trend list

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The past year was a big one for Donald Trump, but also for Pokemon Go. According to Google's global trends report released Wednesday, the augmented reality game from Nintendo was the most-searched item online in 2016.

30/11/2016 17:59

Android malware steals million Google accounts: researchers

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Malicious software designed to attack Android smartphones has breached the accounts of more than a million Google users, security researchers said Wednesday.

29/11/2016 16:04

Stunned tech sector ponders future under Trump

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After disbelief, anger and grief, the US tech sector is looking to come to grips with the presidency of a man described by many of its leading lights as a «disaster» for innovation.

19/10/2016 12:13

Online sharing a treasure trove for snoops

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They show what we like, reveal who we've been with and flag where we are going. Social networks offer windows into people's lives, and exploiting those insights is big business -- with some sounding the alarm over the ever-growing intrusion from corporations and governments alike.

12/10/2016 16:22

China to free up internet for those attending 2022 Olympics

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China's tough controls over the internet will be temporarily lifted for people attending the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, officials promised Wednesday.

09/10/2016 07:45

Tech giants race for edge in artificial intelligence

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Major technology firms are racing to infuse smartphones and other internet-linked devices with software smarts that help them think like people. Here are some of the offerings available.

23/09/2016 16:13

Grab expands self-driving car trial in Singapore

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Southeast Asia's leading ride-hailing firm Grab on Friday teamed up with a US-based software developer to run a limited public trial of a self-driving car service in Singapore.

22/09/2016 13:26

Taiwan asks Google to blur images of South China Sea island

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Taiwan's defence ministry has asked Google to blur images of a new development believed to be for military use on a disputed South China Sea island.

20/09/2016 11:08

Google smartphone expected at October 4 event

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Google have sent out invitations to an October 4 event, hinting that the Internet titan will show off a new smartphone powered by its Android mobile software.

12/09/2016 16:29

Sanofi, Google launch diabetes joint venture

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Google and French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi have announced a new joint venture focused on diabetes care. The tie up between the drug maker and Verily, the health subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet, will focus on treatments for people living with the chronic disease.

31/03/2016 16:04

Silicon Beach: LA tech hub where the sun always shines

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Better known for its palm trees and celebrities, Los Angeles is also emerging as a tech hub, with its so-called Silicon Beach area offering a sun-kissed alternative to Silicon Valley.

29/03/2016 12:45

Yahoo sets deadline for buyers to present preliminary bids: report

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Yahoo Inc. has given prospective buyers until April to present preliminary offers for some of its assets, the Wall Street Journal reported late Monday.

25/03/2016 11:25

French body fines Google over «right to be forgotten»

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France's data protection agency on Thursday fined Google 100,000 euros ($112,000) for only partially honouring requests by individuals to have information about them removed from its search engines.

16/10/2015 16:15

US appeals court backs Google's book-scanning project

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Google's colossal project to digitize the world's books does not violate copyright law, a US appeals court ruled Friday, affirming a 2013 decision seen as a landmark for the digital era.

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