Google News may shut over EU plans to charge tax for links

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google Search engine is lobbying hard to stop proposed tax, aimed at compensating news publishers Google’s UK office in King’s Cross, London. The UK is likely to be subject to the news link tax if it is introduced before the end of any post-Brexit Läs mer…

‘Do people like me?’ Why we ask Google unanswerable questions

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Shortcuts Google From the meaning of life to whether we are good in bed, we expect the search engine to be omnipotent Google has taken on the jobs of oracle, soothsayer, sleuth, psychotherapist and priest. Composite: Razvan Chisu/Getty Images/EyeEm What question do you wish Läs mer…

Google 'betrays patient trust' with DeepMind Health move

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google Moving healthcare subsidiary into main company breaks pledge that ‘data will not be connected to Google accounts’ Google says the restructure is necessary to allow DeepMind’s flagship health app Streams to scale up globally. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters Google has been accused of breaking Läs mer…

Lawsuit targets secrecy agreements surrounding Google's new campus

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google Google’s plan to expand their campus into a new city has echoes of Amazon’s secretive year-long second headquarters process Google’s campus in Kirkland, Washington. Photograph: Ted S Warren/AP Officials in San Jose, California, negotiating with Google over the tech company’s plan to build Läs mer…

Without a fair tax on tech, it’s the end of the state as we know it | John Harris

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Technology Without a fair tax on tech, it’s the end of the state as we know it John Harris Big tech companies are transforming societies – but their pitiful contributions aren’t enough to help governments adapt Illustration: Thomas Pullin Alongside the results of Läs mer…

May I have a word about… testing times for Facebook, Google and co | Jonathan Bouquet

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The shifting patterns of English Silicon Valley May I have a word about… testing times for Facebook, Google and co Jonathan Bouquet Things must really be getting tricky for the tech giants if they have to resort to terminating their staff Google staff protest Läs mer…

Will you be getting a smart home spy for Christmas?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Smart homes Will you be getting a smart home spy for Christmas? Facebook, Google and Amazon are eager to get their new devices under your tree. But will they give away your privacy? If you’ve so far withstood the temptation to install Läs mer…

Google Doodle Celebrates the Life and Work of Native American Woodcarver Amanda Crowe

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; [embedded content] Google is celebrating the life and work of Amanda Crowe, an Eastern Band Cherokee Indian woodcarver and educator, to mark Native American Heritage Month. Friday’s Google Doodle features an animated Crowe juxtaposed alongside real images of her carved work, with a score Läs mer…

Google pledges to overhaul its sexual harassment policy after global protests

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google Company faced historic staff backlash following revelation it paid out $90m to an executive accused of sexual misconduct Employees in New York stage a walkout. CEO Sundar Pichai says Google will end forced arbitration and revamp its investigative process. Photograph: Bryan R Smith/AFP/Getty Läs mer…

Google Is Ending Mandatory Arbitration of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (SAN FRANCISCO) — Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture. CEO Sundar Pichai spelled out the concessions in an email Läs mer…

Samsung unveils foldable phone as it tries to regain edge on Apple

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Samsung The Korean company pins hopes on the pocket-sized device that gives users a tablet-sized screen Google executive Glen Murphy at the unveiling of Samsung’s new ‘Infinity Flex’ foldable phone. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters Samsung has unveiled its much-anticipated foldable phone and urged Android developers Läs mer…

EU stumbles in plan to levy 3% digital tax on major firms

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Technology sector Agreement to take action against companies such as Facebook and Google runs into opposition The EU is studying plans to levy a digital tax on major players. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images A European Union plan to tax Google, Facebook and other internet Läs mer…

‘Go Vote.’ Google’s Redesigned Homepage Is Encouraging People to Head to the Polls

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google is taking the rare step of tweaking the logo on its homepage to encourage American users to head to the polls this Election Day. Whereas users typically see a “Google” logo in the company’s signature colors, the language Tuesday reads “Go Vote.” Clicking Läs mer…

Google Doodle Celebrates Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead) With Hand-Painted Skulls

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google is celebrating the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with its own ofrenda (altar) decked out with painted calveras (skulls). The skulls featured on Friday’s Google Doodle are lined with traditional marigold flowers and candles. Google “Doodler” Nate Swinehart Läs mer…

'I wasn't the only one': engineer suing Google demands reform after protests

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Google Kelly Ellis, who years earlier alleged sexual harassment at Google, is behind a class-action suit targeting the firm’s gender pay gap Workers hold signs outside across from Google’s offices after walking out in New York. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Reuters Kelly Ellis would like an Läs mer…