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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.
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.
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.
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.
Google goes renewable for data center; anti-Uber strike; Monansto still wants Syngenta; new Verizon video service?
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.
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.
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.
Monsanto eyes Bayer AG; Google's free music; Facebook value tops Wal-Mart; Netflix stock split; Amazon royalties
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.
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 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.
YouTube's 'Newswire;' EMC exec retiring; UP summit still a go; Sony's new game phone; NFL deal boosts Yahoo
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.
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.
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.
Lenovo parent raising $2B; all fed workers' data exposed; France targets Google links; Citrix shareholder demands cuts; EU probes Amazon
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.
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.
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.
Google defends self-driving cars; Sensus Smart Gateway; Showtime streaming; Yahoo to stream NFL game; electric trucks?
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.
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.
BDSI borrows $21M; Intel's $17B buy; BlackBerry, Typo settle; Avago acquires Broadcom; Google's free storage
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.
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.