Google AI boffin claims she was fired
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Friday, 04 December 2020 11:21

Google AI boffin claims she was fired


Google denies it

Timnit Gebru, one of the best-known AI researchers today and co-lead of an AI ethics team at Google, said she was fired for sending an email to "non-management employees that was inconsistent with the expectations of a Google manager".

Foxconn finds use for Trump's white elephant
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Tuesday, 24 November 2020 12:39

Foxconn finds use for Trump's white elephant

Will assemble servers for Google

Foxconn plans to assemble key components for Google servers from its plant in Wisconsin, people familiar with the matter said, finally breathing life into a factory Donald Trump hailed as crucial to bringing manufacturing back to the US.

Splitting up tech giants will not be necessary
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Europe's antitrust watchdog barks

Splitting up large tech companies such as Google and Facebook will not be necessary, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Sunday.

How Google AdSense steals from customers
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Monday, 02 November 2020 09:35

How Google AdSense steals from customers


Fudzilla monthly revenue chopped by 65 percent

Last month we decided to increase Google ads presence of Fudzilla and increase the number of banners, giving Google some better spots. Revenue more than doubled but after the end of the month, Google market 65 percent of our ad traffic as Invalid Traffic - AdSense for Content, deducting 65 percent of the revenue.

Apple wants to invent something called a search engine
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Look out, Google!

Fruity cargo cult Apple has had enough of inventing rounded rectangles and clocks that can't tell the time... now it wants to come up with something called a search engine which it says will help Apple fanboys find information online.

Old Apple and Google deal sets the watchdogs barking
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Prime example of antitrust

Apple's agreement to feature Google as the preselected search engine for iPhones, saying America's Justice Department views it as a prime example of what prosecutors say are Google's illegal tactics to protect its monopoly and choke off competition.

US sues Google in huge antitrust battle
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Wednesday, 21 October 2020 11:31

US sues Google in huge antitrust battle


Hobbled rivals

The US sued Google yesterday claiming it illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals in the biggest challenge to the power and influence of Big Tech in decades.

US might force Google to polish off Chrome
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Monday, 19 October 2020 11:39

US might force Google to polish off Chrome


Along with parts of its advertising business

Justice Department and state prosecutors investigating Google for alleged antitrust violations are considering whether to force the company to sell its dominant Chrome browser and parts of its lucrative advertising business.

Engineers do not work better from home
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Monday, 19 October 2020 11:30

Engineers do not work better from home


Too many distractions and boredom

Google has been looking into home working and reached the conclusion that its engineers don’t work better from home.

Amazon escapes UK digital tax
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Friday, 16 October 2020 11:59

Amazon escapes UK digital tax


But smaller sites will have to pay

Amazon will not have to pay the UK's new digital services tax on products it sells directly to consumers but small traders who sell products on its site will face increased charges.