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Search behemoth Google, which is trying to muscle the Australian Government into accepting a news media code devised by itself, has contradicted its own threat to pull out of the market by slyly approaching smaller news organisations and trying to cut deals on its (Google's) terms.

Published in Open Sauce

The boffins at Google know many things, but one of the lessons in life they have failed to grasp is that one should learn to acknowledge defeat gracefully.

Published in Open Sauce

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have decided to step down from their roles in the company's parent body, Alphabet, but will remain as members of Alphabet's board of directors and will retain controlling voting shares in the company.

Published in Listed Tech

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

Google paid Andy Rubin, the creator of the Android mobile operating system, US$90 million when he left the company in 2014 over a sexual misconduct allegation, with a woman at the company having accused him of forcing her to perform oral sex.

Published in Strategy

In the past days, weeks, months, and years the mask has come off Google, the company that was once considered cool and benevolent, to reveal a festering, pus-filled pit of hypocrisy and corrupt values.

Published in Beerfiles

ANALYSIS An internal video from Google, made in the week that brought Donald Trump to power, shows a distracted and visibly upset set of top officials and also reveals the degree of disconnect between the top brass at the search engine company and the rest of the world.

Published in Strategy

When it comes down to selecting a smartphone, there are but two choices these days: an iPhone or an Android phone.

Published in Open Sauce

Two US politicians have written to the heads of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, and Amazon asking them to reconsider their decisions to prohibit domain-fronting, something that is used to avoid Internet censorship.

Published in Technology Regulation

A number of US politicians have written to Alphabet chief executive Larry Page and Apple chief executive Tim Cook, raising questions about the handling of personal information of users.

Published in Technology Regulation

When Google, the company that slurps up data from every possible device through its applications using every trick in the book to avoid scrutiny, writes about user privacy, you simply cannot help but laugh cynically.

Published in Open Sauce
Thursday, 08 February 2018 09:12

YouTube recommends extreme videos to users: report

The algorithm used by YouTube to recommend videos related to one that a user is viewing appears to often lead to conspiracy theories, partisan viewpoints and misleading clips, even though the viewer has not shown any interest in that kind of content.

Published in Technology Regulation

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
Wednesday, 11 October 2017 09:10

Google buys Apple: fake news, courtesy of Dow Jones

A "technical error" has been blamed by Dow Jones for a story that was issued on its news wires overnight, saying that Google was buying Apple – and for a relatively paltry sum of US$9 billion.

Published in Deals

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

The company that produces the open source cross-platform document-oriented database MongoDB has denied that it has any direct ties to the CIA, despite the fact that the spy agency's venture capital arm is listed as one of its investors.

Published in Open Source
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

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
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