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Google, Facebook join news organizations in ‘Trust Project’

Washington, United States | AFP | Google, Facebook and other tech firms joined global news organizations Thursday in an initiative aimed at identifying “trustworthy” news sources, in the latest effort to combat online misinformation. Microsoft and Twitter also agreed to participate in the “Trust Project” with some 75 news organizations to …

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EU ministers make push for Google, Facebook tax

Tallinn, Estonia | AFP | Google and Facebook may face higher tax bills in Europe as the EU rushed Saturday to change rules so that more of Silicon Valley’s mega profits fall into public coffers. Public anger against the billions of euros earned by online behemoths is growing louder in Europe …

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New Google Pixel smartphone debut expected October 4

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Google on Thursday fired off invitations to an October 4 event at which the US tech giant is expected to field a second-generation Pixel as its new champion in the competitive smartphone market. The internet giant behind Android software for powering mobile devices also …

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Google fires defender of tech gender gap: US media

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Google on Monday fired the author of an internal memo defending the gender-gap in Silicon Valley tech jobs as a matter of biology, according to media reports. The move, which was not officially confirmed by Google, splashed fuel on a burning controversy about whether …

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Alphabet profit by by EU fine on Google

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported a quarterly profit of $3.5 billion, with a massive fine by the European Commission biting into earnings. The technology giant reported that revenue grew to $26 billion in the recently ended quarter, and that profit would have …

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Google Glass reborn for the workplace

San Francisco, United States | AFP | After spending two years on the sidelines, Google Glass internet-linked eyewear is back in the game, this time aimed at helping workers do their jobs. General Electric, Volkswagen, and Boeing are among more than 50 businesses taking part in testing a Glass Enterprise Edition …

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Google hit with record 2.4 bn euro EU fine

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  The EU hit Google with a record 2.4-billion-euro fine Tuesday for illegally favouring its shopping service in search results, in a fresh assault on US firms that risks the wrath of President Donald Trump. Hard-charging European Commission competition chief Margrethe Vestager said the tech giant …

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