Google uncovers Russia-backed ads on YouTube, Gmail

Oct 10, 2017

The search engine discovers Russian operatives spent tens of thousands of dollars on ads on its products in an effort to meddle in the 2016 US election.

EU to conclude Google anti-trust cases soon

May 23, 2017

Anti-trust regulators will rule in the "next few months" whether Alphabet's Google abused its dominance of Internet searches and other areas.

Google aims to avoid unfortunate autocompletes

Apr 26, 2017

The search engine giant promises to improve the ranking of its search results and revamp autocomplete to bury fake news articles.

Google faces EU deadline

Oct 4, 2016

Alphabet's Google has until 31 October to rebut €EU anti-trust charges that it uses Android to block competitors.

Google must stop anti-competitive Android practices

Oct 3, 2016

€EU anti-trust regulators plan to order Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search.

Google gets more time to counter EU charge on Android

Sep 21, 2016

The company has been given an extra three weeks to respond to €EU antitrust charges that it abused its dominant position with Android.

Google to ease mobile pop-up frustration

Aug 25, 2016

The search engine giant will push sites with pesky content-blocking adverts down the mobile search ranks from January.

Top Google searches 2015

Dec 17, 2015

Google has released its annual Zeitgeist, a look into what the world was interested in this past year - based on trending topics and Google searches.

Google search ups its game

Nov 23, 2015

The Google app has been updated to better understand complicated search queries.

Facebook wants to be users' daily planner

Oct 27, 2015

The social network expands its notifications centre to include smart and customisable reminders.

Is Siri homophobic?

Apr 17, 2015

We round up trends from across the globe that had us scratching our heads this week.

8ta, Google give SA free Internet

Nov 13, 2012

With a zero balance, 8ta customers can now access Google+, Gmail and Google Search on their mobile phones.