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Displaying items by tag: Sergey Brin

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

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

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

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has claimed that he had no knowledge of a plan to build a censored search engine for the Chinese market before it was leaked to media. His claim was made during an employees' meeting that ended in an anti-climax after it was discovered that someone was leaking the proceedings to a reporter who was live-tweeting it.

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

Neither Facebook nor Google will ever stop their trade in personal data. If they did, they would go out of business – this is a home truth that people refuse to accept.

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

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

A company named Space Data Corporation based in Chandler, Arizona, has filed a suit against Google and its parent company Alphabet, claiming that the idea behind Google's Project Loon has been stolen from its own project on a Wi-Fi emitting balloon.

Published in Enterprise Solutions
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 11:47

Google makes alpha bet that change is good

Google is betting that a giant reorganisation into a new company called Alphabet is the right one to take Google’s various companies to the next level.

Published in Listed Tech
Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:14

Google appoints new head of YouTube

Web giant Google has made the latest move in its game of musical chairs, today announcing its former senior vice president of ads and commerce Susan Wojcicki will be the new head of YouTube.

Published in Recruitment

The Brin Wojcicki Foundation has funded the Wikimedia Foundation to the tune of $US500,000.

Published in Development
Friday, 21 January 2011 20:12

Go ogle Google getting out of the Schmidt

With Google's soon-to-be former-CEO Eric Schmidt having made a series of unforgivably weird pronouncements on privacy, the Schmidt seems to have finally hit the fan, with Google now turning a not-so-new Page on the CEO position.

Published in Home Tech
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