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Posts tagged “Google”

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Google launches $162M for European digital media fund, offers apology

Google                 Google says it will give European publishers 150 million euros ($162.33 million) to help them adapt to the challenge of selling news online. A top executive also offered an apology for "some mistakes" in dealing with European publishers in the past.

April 24

Google lavishes chairman Schmidt with $109 million pay package

Eric Schmidt   Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped. Schmidt also pocketed a $1.25 million salary, a $6 million bonus and perks valued at nearly $1 million. His total pay last year soared by more than five-fold from 2013 when his Google compensation was valued at $19.3 million.

Tags: Google
Updated April 23

Google launches own wireless service for $20 a month - or less

Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices. Sprint and T-Mobile are its partners. Customers will be charged only for the data they used. Like Raleigh-based Republic Wireless, Google's service is a blend of cellular and Wi-Fi technology.

Updated April 21

Google at Loch Ness, Wearality names CEO, ELF featured

Bulldog In this edition of the Bulldog roundup of tech news: Google makes it possible for you to hunt for the Loch Ness monster from your computer; Wearality names CEO; Parade Magazine features Durham's ELF in its Earth Day issue; Apple's NC land purchase, NephroGenix raising more cash.

April 17

Apple Watches delay; Duke's solar at Lejeune; Slack raises $160M; WikiLeaks' Sony hack archive; Etsy stock soars; Yahoo-Microsoft deal

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: The U.K. Telegraph reports Apple Watches won't be in stores for weeks; Duke's solar project at Camp LeJeune wins OK; Slack, a red-hot collaboration startup, raises $160 million; WikiLeaks creates archive of Sony hack documents; Etsy's shares soar after IPO; and Yahoo is sticking with Microsoft.

April 16

European Union alleges Google's abuses hurt consumers, innovation

EU vs. Google  The European Union's escalating legal attack on Google is likely to ignite a debate about whether the Internet search leader makes life more convenient for consumers or abuses its power to squeeze out rivals who might have something better to offer.

Updated April 15

European Union files antitrust charges against Google

Google                 The European Union's competition chief is filing an antitrust complaint alleging Google has been abusing its dominance in Internet searches and is opening a probe into its Android mobile system.

April 9

YouTube to give viewers ad-free option for monthly fee

YouTube  YouTube will soon give viewers the option of paying a monthly fee to skip ads. On Wednesday, the online video service sent a letter to its most-popular content creators asking them to sign off on new contract terms to allow for the change

April 8

IBM Bluemix boosts NASA hackathon; Microsoft-Google patent case; HondaJet world tour; nCino's new client; Informatica goes private

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: IBM's Bluemix to help in NASA app hackathon; Microsoft and Google square off in a crucial patent battle; HondaJet preps for world tour; Wilmington's nCino lands a new client; and Informatica is going private in a deal worth over $5 billion.

April 7

Consumer groups attack YouTube Kids app as deceiving

YouTube  The new YouTube Kids mobile app targets young children with unfair and deceptive advertising and should be investigated, a group of consumer advocates told the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Tuesday.

April 7

Google, Microsoft to have key roles in new Obama climate initiative

Climate Change Data graphic Microsoft, through drone research, and Google, with 10 million hours of donated computing time, are part of a new global climate initiative to be unveiled by President Obama today.

April 2

More high-tech execs, including Microsoft CEO and Cisco's No. 2, condemning Indiana law

Human Rights Campaign The top exec at Microsoft, the chief operating officer at Cisco and a host of other high-tech execs have added their names to a joint statement from the Human Rights Campaign in protest of the recently passed religious freedom law in Indiana and legislation that is pending in Arkansas. A bill is also planned in North Carolina. The execs join Apple CEO Tim Cook in saying such laws allow discrimination based on sexual orientation.

April 2

Google control by founders Page, Brin to cost $500M in stock split

Google Stock Split Settlement ​An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than half a billion dollars.

Tags: Google
Updated April 1

High-tech execs join Apple's Cook in condemning Indiana law

Human Rights Campaign Executives from Cisco to Yelp, AirBnB to Zillo have signed a joint statement from the Human Rights Campaign in protest of the recently passed religious freedom law in Indiana and legislation that is pending in Arkansas. A bill is also planned in North Carolina. The execs join Apple CEO Tim Cook in saying such laws allow discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Updated April 1

Is this a joke? Google Fiber says it slows down net for 'dial-up' mode

For all the demand that is driving Google Fiber and other companies to deliver ultra-fast Internet, there also are people who want downloads to take longer so they can get a cup of coffee. So says Google. The result: Engineers have actually invented a way to slow down fiber - they call it "dial-up mode" - while you get that hot drink or go to the bathroom. Is this a joke? Well, Google announced it March 31 - not on fools' day.

Updated March 31

Premium Lock Take that, Google: AT&T rolls out gigabit Internet in Google's backyard

AT&T GigaPower   AT&T is taking the battle for ultra-fast Internet business into Google's own backyard, launching service this week in Cupertino - the hometown of Apple. Coverage of the story in the Valley is quite interesting. Take a look.

March 27

Premium Lock Google pays more than $70M to hire new CFO from Morgan Stanley

Google                 Google is paying its new chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, more than $70 million to defect from the same job at New York investment bank Morgan Stanley.

Tags: Google
March 24

Premium Lock Emrise to shut down; Google hires female CFO; Dell hires Roary Read, Cisco exec; servers to heat homes; hack at Twitch

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: Emrise Corp. in Durham sells a subsidiary, plans shutdown; Google hires a woman as next CFO; former Lenovo and Cisco execs land at Dell; servers to heat homes in a trial; and Twitch may have been hacked.

Updated March 23

Premium Lock Cisco phone hack vulnerability; Google Glass not dead; gluten-free wheat; Square's biz fee; Ikea stops online mag in Russia

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of tech and biotech news: Cisco warns about a vulnerability in its Internet phones; Google's Eric Schmidt backs Glass; researchers to seek gluten-free wheat; Square's "Cash" app for businesses; and Ikea drops its online magazine in Russia over gay law concerns.

March 20

Premium Lock Luxury watch maker Tag Heuer teams with Google, Intel

A closeup of Apple's Watch  ​ Watch out Apple: Swiss company Tag Heuer is developing its own smartwatch with tech rivals Google and Intel.

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