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Posts tagged “Google”

July 2

Google apologizes for app tagging black people as 'gorillas'

Google                 Internet giant Google issued two apologies on Thursday after reports that a photo app identified some black people as "gorillas." Also Thursday, a Google subsidiary apologized for a role-playing game that included Nazi concentration camps.

Updated June 30

SAS to back female entrepreneurs through SoarTriangle sponsorship

SoarTriangle, the group recently formed to help female entrepreneurs negotiate the way to securing funding in order to grow their businesses, has landed another high-profile sponsor: SAS.

SoarTriangle SoarTriangle

Updated June 29

Google to add railroad crossing warnings to digital maps

Railroad Crossings-Google The federal agency that oversees railroads is asking digital mapping companies to alert users as they approach track crossings. Google agrees. In a blog post, the agency's acting administrator wrote that Google will stitch the locations of approximately 250,000 public and private crossings into its maps.

June 29

Google (and Red Hat) lose in Java copyright case vs. Oracle

Oracle The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones and computer tablets. Red Hat had allied itself with Google in the case.

Updated June 25

Google goes renewable for data center; anti-Uber strike; Monansto still wants Syngenta; new Verizon video service?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google's new data center to be powered by renewable energy; taxi drivers go on strike in France over Uber; Monsanto won't give up on buying Syngenta; and Verizon hints at new video service.

June 24

Premium Lock Report: 'Cloud' services not necessarily cheaper than internal platforms

Is "cloud computing" cheaper than running information technology applications on your own internal resources? It's often touted that way, but a new report from Information Services Group says "cloud" is not always cheaper. WTW Insiders can access the details.

Pricing in the "cloud" Pricing in the "cloud"

Updated June 24

Regret that email? Google's Gmail offers 'cancel' option

e-mail    Saying "Oops!" after sending that email? An option to cancel the delivery of an email within 30 seconds of hitting the send button is now a standard safeguard in Google's Gmail as part of a settings change made this week.

Updated June 24

Monsanto eyes Bayer AG; Google's free music; Facebook value tops Wal-Mart; Netflix stock split; Amazon royalties

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Monsanto could look to buy Bayer AG if Syngenta bid fails; Google offers free music; Facebook is now worth more than Wal-Mart; Nextflix plans a big stock split; and Amazon changes royalties for authors.

Updated June 23

Google Fiber is here: Construction begins across Triangle

After years of lobbying for Google Fiber then waiting for service once the Triangle was picked as a site, the news many Triangle residents and businesses have hoped for is official: Construction of a 5,700 mile fiber-optic high-speed Internet and entertainment network by Google is finally getting under way.

Google Fiber installation underway in Triangle Google Fiber installation underway in Triangle

Updated June 23

Premium Lock Exclusive: Google Fiber ready for Triangle competition, top exec says

Google Fiber formally disclosed launching the construction of its Triangle network today, but it's starting from behind. However, J. Erik Garr, the head of Google Fiber for the Triangle, says the company is ready to take on competition such as AT&T and Frontier, which have a big head start in the gigabit Internet market. He also talks about a wide number of issues in a Q&A with WRAL TechWire.

Google Fiber going in the ground in Triangle Google Fiber going in the ground in Triangle

Updated June 19

YouTube's 'Newswire;' EMC exec retiring; UP summit still a go; Sony's new game phone; NFL deal boosts Yahoo

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google launches a new service for eyewitness video; EMC's top exec in RTP is retiring; UP conference still coming to RTP; Sony plans a new phone linked to PlayStation; and Yahoo's CEO says its deal with NFL is a big boost.

June 17

Smarter homes: Google's Nest targets 'thoughtful' abodes with new products

The Internet of Things linking everything from toasters to thermostats is taking on added dimensions with new products and services from Google-owned Nest. The goal: Make homes thoughtful, not just smart.

June 12

YouTube to launch app, site dedicated to video gaming

​YouTube is seeking to win over gamers. The online video giant announced plans ahead of next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo to launch a separate app and site specifically for fans of video games.

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June 12

Lenovo parent raising $2B; all fed workers' data exposed; France targets Google links; Citrix shareholder demands cuts; EU probes Amazon

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Lenovo's parent is raising some $2 billion in an IPO; a union says all federal workers' data was exposed in big hack; France tells Google to remove links in "right to be forgotten" order; a big Citrix shareholder wants more cuts; and Amazon faces an EU probe over ebooks.

June 10

The best is yet to come: New features coming from Apple, Google

​New features promised for smartphones, tablets and watches could improve how we interact with technology. Although it's too soon to tell how well these will work in practice, here's a look at what I'm looking forward to most this fall.

Digital Life Review: Coming This Fall Digital Life Review: Coming This Fall

Updated June 8

Female VC demands $2.7M; Instagram ads; Google's Magic Leap; Red Hat keynotes; NeoNova promotions

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The woman who sued VC giant Kleiner Perkins wanted $2.7M not to appeal verdict; Instagram is adding ads; Google's Magic Leap pursues 'augmented reality;' Red Hat names its keynotes for upcoming Summit; and NeoNova promotes two execs.

Updated June 4

Premium Lock Google defends self-driving cars; Sensus Smart Gateway; Showtime streaming; Yahoo to stream NFL game; electric trucks?

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Google defends its driverless cars experiment; Sensus unveils a "Smart Gateway" for utilities; Showtime joins the streaming trend; Yahoo wins rights to stream an NFL game; and Tesla co-founder wants to electrify trucks.

June 2

Premium Lock New data shows Google still struggling to diversify beyond white, Asian men

Diversity Google isn't making much headway diversifying its workforce beyond white and Asian men, even though the Internet company hired women to fill one out of every five of its openings for computer programmers and other high-paying technology jobs last year.

Updated June 2

Premium Lock BDSI borrows $21M; Intel's $17B buy; BlackBerry, Typo settle; Avago acquires Broadcom; Google's free storage

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Raleigh-based BioDeliverySciences raises $21 million in new debt; Intel to acquire chip designer Altera; BlackBerry settles with Ryan Seacrist's Typo; Avago pays $37B for Broadcom; and Google offers free storage for photos, videos.

June 1

Premium Lock Google remodels its 'My Account' hub for users

Google                 Google is making its privacy controls easier to find and understand in an attempt to make the more than 1 billion users of its digital services feel more comfortable about the personal information that they give the Internet's most powerful company.

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