Teenagers think Google is cool, study by Google finds

The company funded Its Lit: A guide to what teens think is cool, which found that it was more cool than Vice, Nike and Facebook Todays teenagers think Google and Google brands are cool, research funded by Google has found. Google published Luke Bailey (@imbadatlife) Also, fan of the fact about 40 teens looked […]

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Uber executive resigns after failing to disclose prior sexual harassment claim

Setback is the latest sign of turmoil at Uber, which recently found itself in a separate sexual harassment firestorm and faces a major lawsuit from Google The top engineering executive at Uber has resigned, adding to the companys turmoil a week after the company found itself in an unrelated sexual harassment firestorm. Amit Singhal, whose […]

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Google-funded loan startup to pay $6.3m for ‘deceptive’ practices

Experts say the LendUp case is significant for firms in the emerging online fintech sector that claim to offer a better alternative to payday loans A Google-funded lending startup will have to pay $6.3m in fines and refunds for a number of deceptive practices, signaling the US governments interest in regulating the growing industry of […]

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Self-driving car design needs to involve regulators more, US government argues

A government proposal calls on automakers to voluntarily submit details of how autonomous vehicle systems work, and why they fail The Obama administration is proposing deeper government involvement in the design of autonomous vehicle systems and calling on manufacturers to share more information about how such systems work and why they fail. A proposal put […]

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Amazon and Starbucks ‘pay less tax than a sausage stand’, Austria says

Centre-left politician also criticises Google and Facebook and complains that EU states with low-tax regimes have lured multinationals Multinational companies including Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax in Austria than one of the countrys tiny sausage stands, the republics centre-left chancellor lamented in an interview published on Friday. Chancellor Christian Kern, head of the Social […]

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Dennis Cooper’s blog re-launched after Google censorship criticisms

Artist and author writes that tech firm will provide all Gmail correspondence and gif novel he was working on, and post data from site to new domain post-by-post Artist and author Dennis Cooper message on the blogs Facebook account on Friday to explain Googles reasoning for erasing his 14-year-old blog, which housed a gif novel […]

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EU proposals could see news publishers paid by Google and Facebook

Measures are part of a series of planned European commission changes designed to strengthen rights of creators and publishers News publishers would have stronger rights to demand payment from digital giants such as Google and Facebook in exchange for using their content, under proposed European rules that are designed to shore up the collapsing revenues […]

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Google patents ‘sticky’ layer to protect pedestrians in self-driving car accidents

Adhesive technology on the front of a vehicle would aim to reduce the damage caused when a pedestrian hit by a car is flung into other vehicles or objects Google has patented a new sticky technology to protect pedestrians if or when they get struck by the companys self-driving cars but notes that it can […]

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Google Allo: new messaging app is latest to fight FBI over encryption

Messaging tool will have incognito mode that offers end-to-end encryption, making it difficult for law enforcement to recover messages during investigations Google on Wednesday became the latest major technology company to join a standoff with the FBI over encryption. At its developer conference, the company announced that its new messaging app, Allo, would feature an […]

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Google proposes new set of female emojis to promote equality

The 13 new representations presented at the Unicode consortium include cartoon female engineers, chemists, plumbers and farmers Google employees have proposed a new set of emojis aimed at promoting gender equality in the workplace, including cartoon female engineers, chemists, plumbers and farmers. The Google team Unicode Consortium, a Silicon Valley not-for-profit group that runs an […]

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