Facebook debuts smart speaker for Messenger video calls

The smart speaker could help Facebook stop users from flocking to rival chat and video apps when making video calls.


Google exposed user data

Google will shut down the consumer version of its social network Google+ after announcing data from up to 500 000 users may have been exposed to external developers.

21 Sep

Google defends Gmail data sharing

Alphabet's Google stops short of fully addressing questions from US senators about developers who break its e-mail-scanning rules.

Aug 20, 2018

Google wants to keep it cool with AI

The tech giant will let artificial intelligence make autonomous data centre cooling decisions in its centres around the globe.

Jul 24, 2018

Alphabet delivers strong results despite EU fine

Ongoing momentum in its ad businesses sees Alphabet deliver stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings, as it outlines big plans for artificial intelligence.

Jul 20, 2018

Alphabet's Project Loon debuts commercial deployment in Africa

Remote and rural areas in Kenya will be able to connect to high-speed Internet next year, thanks to Loon's balloons.

Jul 18, 2018

Google fined record EUR4.3bn in EU antitrust probe

The Internet search giant fined for imposing illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and operators to cement its dominant position.

Jul 6, 2018

Kenya to use Alphabet's balloons for rural Internet

Alphabet's Project Loon system of balloons will beam high-speed Internet access to Kenya's rural population.

Jun 27, 2018

Google retires DoubleClick, AdWords brand names

The move will streamline entry points for advertisers and ad sellers, explains Google's senior VP for ads, Sridhar Ramaswamy.

Jun 8, 2018

Waymo to take robo-taxi service to Europe

Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo wants to take its robo-taxi service to Europe after it launches in the US later this year.

May 21, 2018

YouTube Music aims to better appeal to local tastes

The Google unit hires music experts across the world to make its revamped music streaming subscription more locally "authentic".

Apr 30, 2018

Alphabet urges tech companies to assume greater responsibility

In his address in Alphabet's annual shareholder letter, Sergey Brin said technology is deeply and irrevocably interwoven into our societies.

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