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Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks
Published in News


Adsense costs Google 1.49 billion euro

Google has been fined 1.49 billion euro by the European Commission which said that the case focused on the company’s illegal practices in search advertising brokering from 2006 to 2016.

Google officially announces Stadia, a game streaming service
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Running on 10.7 TFLOPs AMD GPU and custom x86 CPU

At the GDC 2019, Google has officially announced its own game streaming service, called Stadia. Powered by AMD hardware, Stadia promises to completely change the game streaming landscape.

Google paid $45 million to alleged “sex pests”
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The cost of making things go away

Google has paid millions to former directors who were accused of being sex pests at work and shareholders and staff are furious.

Google researchers find new flaws in Mac programming
Published in PC Hardware


BuggyCow eats
Mac operating system

Google's bug-hunting researchers known as Project Zero have revealed a fresh zero-day vulnerability in macOS called "BuggyCow".

Google AI team comes up with deep learning library
Published in AI


GPipe open sourced

Google's AI research division has open-sourced GPipe, a library for "efficiently" training deep neural networks (layered functions modelled after neurons) using Lingvo, a TensorFlow framework for sequence modelling.

Google employees discover censored search project
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Despite management assurances, they didn't kill the dragonfly

Google employees have found out that despite the company’s assurances it is developing a plan to launch a censored search engine in China.

Google rolls back ad-blocker autocracy
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 11:41

Google rolls back ad-blocker autocracy


Backtracking in the face of evidence

Google has rolled back plans to ban rival ad-blocking extensions from its Chrome software after it was revealed that its claims that they were a network hit proved bogus.

Germany looks at Google tax
Published in News
Friday, 15 February 2019 11:45

Germany looks at Google tax


Just for foreigners

Germany’s finance ministry is looking at a 15 percent special tax on online advertising revenue collected by foreign internet companies such as Google or Facebook.

Google pays EU more in fines than in tax
Published in News
Thursday, 07 February 2019 12:08

Google pays EU more in fines than in tax


Must be cheaper not to pay

Search engine Google is paying the EU more in fines than it does in tax.

Google plans to bump off the URL
Published in News
Thursday, 31 January 2019 10:43

Google plans to bump off the URL

 

And make a fortune

Search engine outfit Google's plan to make a fortune increase security by bumping off the URL is gathering pace.