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Is it the end of the free ride for the internet giants?

Is it the end of the free ride for the internet giants?

Written by on September 26, 2017 in Opinion with 1 Comment

News that technology stocks are weathering their first setback in years comes as no surprise. For many years, internet giants have had a pretty easy ride through the regulation that has shackled telcos. Now, that is changing. And it will cost massive sums of money. Taking down extremist content within an hour or so is, […]

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Internet giants face huge challenge to remove political ads

Internet giants face huge challenge to remove political ads

Written by on September 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google have little choice but to rein in internet political ads in the face of growing U.S. government pressure, a panel of advertising consultants and executives said on Monday. Speaking at a trade conference, the marketers seized on allegations that Russian operatives bought U.S. political ads […]

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Internet giants are moving to compromise on policy issues

Internet giants are moving to compromise on policy issues

Written by on September 25, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Internet giants, including Alphabet’s Google and Facebook, are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington. Just last week, the U.S. Senate took a big step toward advancing legislation that would partially strip away the internet industry’s bedrock legal […]

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Amazon ups the ante in the land grab for the home

Amazon ups the ante in the land grab for the home

Written by on September 22, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Amazon increases its aggressive land grab. Not content to sit on 70% market share, Amazon is aggressively compensating for the lack of Alexa on smartphones by effectively giving the devices away and pushing e-commerce as hard as it can. A land grab strategy makes complete sense because the more Amazon can drive Alexa usage, the more […]

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Google offers rivals equal display in EU antitrust move

Google offers rivals equal display in EU antitrust move

Written by on September 19, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Google has offered to display rival comparison shopping sites via an auction, as it aims to stave off further EU antitrust fines, four people familiar with the matter said. Google is under pressure to come up with a big initiative to level the playing field in comparison shopping, but its proposal was […]

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Google unveils AR tools for Android, challenges Apple

Google unveils AR tools for Android, challenges Apple

Written by on August 30, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled tools to make augmented reality apps for mobile devices using the Android operating system, setting up its latest showdown with Apple Inc’s iPhone over next-generation smartphone features. Phone-based augmented reality (AR), in which digital objects are superimposed onto the real world on screen, got a […]

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Google unveils Titan chip for extra cloud computing security

Google unveils Titan chip for extra cloud computing security

Written by on August 23, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google this week will disclose technical details of its new Titan computer chip, an elaborate security feature for its cloud computing network that the company hopes will enable it to steal a march on Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp. Titan is the size of a tiny stud earring that […]

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Are internet companies becoming our social censors and should they?

Are internet companies becoming our social censors and should they?

Written by on August 16, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

TORONTO/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer had its internet domain registration revoked twice in less than 24 hours in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, part of a broad move by the tech industry in recent months to take a stronger hand in policing online hate-speech and incitements to […]

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Google fires engineer at the centre of the diversity uproar

Google fires engineer at the centre of the diversity uproar

Written by on August 8, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the center of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo asserting there are biological causes behind gender inequality in the tech industry. James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed his dismissal, saying in an […]

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Google will train 10 million people in Africa in online skills

Google will train 10 million people in Africa in online skills

Written by on July 28, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LAGOS (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google aims to train 10 million people in Africa in online skills over the next five years in an effort to make them more employable, its chief executive said on Thursday. The U.S. technology giant also hopes to train 100,000 software developers in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, a company […]

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