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The anti-trust suit filed by the US against Google in October is unlikely to make any progress, judging by the kind of people whom US president-elect Joe Biden is taking onboard as part of his transition team and also in technology roles.

Published in Open Sauce

One of the new iPhone models, even the so-called "budget" one, the XR, may cost as much as thrice what a phone like the OPPO F9 does – even though the features are comparable.

Published in Open Sauce

Google has announced that from now on it will not force individual employees with sexual harassment or sexual assault claims to go through arbitration, though the company said that arbitration may still be the best option.

Published in Strategy

Thousands of Google employees at offices in Asia, Europe and North America have staged a brief walkout on Thursday US time, to protest against sexism, racism and the lack of checks on executive power in the company.

Published in Strategy

More than 200 Google engineers will stage a "women's walkout" on Thursday to protect against the company's handing of a handsome payout to Android chief Andy Rubin and the protection of several other big names who had allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct.

Published in Strategy

A former software engineer at Google claims he was taken off a project to write code to censor news articles in China in 2006 when he refused to do so.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google has told its staff that it will not renew its deal with the Pentagon to work on Project Maven, a project which provides the military with AI technology to better identify images on the battlefield.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Google has managed to squirrel away €15.9 billion (US$19.2 billion) in a Bermuda shell company in 2016, helping the search behemoth to avoid paying at least US$3.7 billion in taxes, according to regulatory filings in the Netherlands.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google has announced plans to block articles from Russian website Sputnik and the Russian television channel RT from appearing in its search results even as the search giant fights for net neutrality rules in the US not to be repealed.

Published in Technology Regulation
Tuesday, 31 October 2017 10:51

Sex trafficking bill may hit Google, online firms

ANALYSIS Google and other Internet companies may soon have to reckon with lawsuits over sex trafficking if a Senate bill designed to combat the trade online is passed by the US Congress.

Published in Technology Regulation

The New America Foundation, a think-tank which received large infusions of funds from Google, sacked the head of its Open Markets group after he cheered the European Union for hitting the search firm with a fine of US$2.7 billion in June.

Published in Technology Regulation

The two biggest parasites in the digital world, Facebook and Google, have offered a sop to online publishers: we will allow the free articles of yours, that we exploit to make our money, offer a means of subscribing to your publications.

Published in Open Sauce
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 11:47

Google sued over alleged labour law violations

A product manager at Google has filed a lawsuit against the company, claiming that its confidentiality policies violate California labour laws.

Published in Technology Regulation

Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, submitted a detailed draft to a key Clinton aide on 15 April 2014, outlining his ideas for a possible run for the presidency and stressing that "key is the development of a single record for a voter that aggregates all that is known about them".

Published in Government Tech Policy

Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google's parent company Alphabet, expressed a desire more than two years ago to be the "head outside adviser" to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, according to an email released by WikiLeaks.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 21 October 2016 12:55

Nadella's trust talk is just so much hot air

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella appears to have an incredibly short memory. Else he would be the last person who talks about trust being the most pressing issue in tech in our times.

Published in Open Sauce
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 11:31

Google helping Clinton get ahead in US poll

Google searches for subjects related to the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appear to show her in a favourable light when compared to searches for the same subjects in other search engines.

Published in Open Sauce

Google has done what many people expected and launched its own phone, along with other devices to aid it in its market tussle with Apple's iPhone.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 18 August 2016 12:22

Why Google is building a new operating system

Google is building a new operating system because it wants to move away from Android, a system that, while enabling it to gain market leadership, has given it a fair share of legal and other headaches over the eight years since it first arrived in the market.

Published in Open Sauce

In what is probably its latest bid to cow down and intimidate a small business, Google has sent us an unreasonable demand for alteration of an iTWire article that has no offensive content.

Published in Open Sauce
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