Google sued for discriminating against white men
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Because white men have such a tough time

Google has found itself in a rather amusing predicament. Normally it is accused of favouring white men over women and racial minorities in its hiring. Now it is going to court to defend itself against a white male who claims he has been discriminated against.

Tower of Babel grows as Roku has its say
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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 17:20

Tower of Babel grows as Roku has its say


Help me, help me!

Roku will introduce a voice assistant with its technology later this year, entering what's getting to be a crowded space packed with the likes of Amazon, Google, Apple and more.

Google money lost in Bermuda Triangle
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Tuesday, 02 January 2018 17:50

Google money lost in Bermuda Triangle


Bend it, shake it, anyway you want IT

Tech leviathan Google is up to its tax tricks again.

UK threatens to tax big tech over extremist content
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Like that will ever happen

Over the holidays, the UK government started to talk big about taxing big tech companies which fail to tackle extremist content.

Google abandons Pixel C
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Friday, 29 December 2017 12:02

Google abandons Pixel C


Tame Apple Press celebrates

Google has finally given up on its Pixel C flagship tablet.

Apple loses top chipman
Published in Mobiles
Friday, 22 December 2017 16:57

Apple loses top chipman


John Bruno moves to Google

ATI and later AMD started the great trend of letting journalists talk to actual engineers. Nvidia followed, and soon I had the chance to meet John Bruno, who this week is leaving Apple to shift to Google.

Schmidt demotes himself to technical advisor
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Friday, 22 December 2017 11:15

Schmidt demotes himself to technical advisor

 

Wants to spend more time with science and tech issues

The executive chairman of Alphabet's board of directors, Eric Schmidt, has demoted himself from executive chairman of Alphabet's board of directors and become a technical adviser.

EU 2.4 billion euro fine was designed to surprise Google
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Watchdog wanted a deterrent effect

The European Union aimed for a “deterrent effect” on Google and other technology giants when it ordered the internet search outfit to pay 2.4 billion euro ($2.8 billion) for breaching antitrust law over how it displays shopping ads.

Google freezes Project Tango development
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Monday, 18 December 2017 10:55

Google freezes Project Tango development


Can't bear augmented reality hardware any more

Search engine outfit Google has dealt a blow to those who want to see AR everywhere by pulling the plug on its Project Tango.

Amazon buries the hatchet with Google and Apple
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It is still money

Amazon confirmed Thursday that it will again sell the Apple TV set-top box and Google Chromecast dongle. The company had stopped selling the devices after disputes with the pair.