Google to purge Putin's propaganda
Published in News
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 10:22

Google to purge Putin's propaganda


Ending the Kremlin's reign over Google News

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Alphabet, says the company will purge Russian propaganda from Google News after facing criticism that Kremlin-owned media sites were given royal treatment on the search giant’s news and advertising platforms.

Trust US, social media corporations say
Published in News
Thursday, 16 November 2017 20:48

Trust US, social media corporations say

Opinion Well, let’s take that with a pinch of salt

The leading social media companies in the world - all American mega corporations - have pledged to suppress so-called “fake news” and replace the stories with “geek news”.

Google working out how to kill Intel's ME
Published in Processors
Friday, 10 November 2017 12:16

Google working out how to kill Intel's ME

Wants to close a security hole

Google has said that it is looking at ways to shut down Intel's Management Engine (ME) technology.

Alphabet backs moves to out political advert buyers
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Curtail “foreign abuse and influence” in elections.

Google has told US election regulators ithat it “strongly supports” tightening rules on online political advertising to stop foreign powers gaming US elections.

Bait and switch sites fall to might of Chrome
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Thursday, 09 November 2017 11:37

Bait and switch sites fall to might of Chrome


Stop you being forwarded to another site

Google's Chrome browser is going to kill off redirects that send you to a website you didn't expect.

Google abandoned features which gave drivers control
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They were not awake enough


Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo abandoned developing features that required drivers to take control in dangerous situations because drivers tended to nod off when in auto-pilot mode and were not ready to take over.

Google boss drops everything to fix emoji
Published in News
Monday, 30 October 2017 10:56

Google boss drops everything to fix emoji


Perspective  – Pichai has heard of it

While there are a lot of things that Google CEO Sundar Pichai needs to fix in the search engine outfit, apparently his most pressing concern is Google's version of the cheeseburger emoji.

Google and Cisco team up on cloud
Published in News
Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:44

Google and Cisco team up on cloud


Kubernetes and Istio service mesh

Google and Cisco have teamed up on the hybrid cloud.

Tech giants spend fortune buying US politicians
Published in News
Wednesday, 25 October 2017 11:12

Tech giants spend fortune buying US politicians


Buy one get another free

US tech giants are spending a small fortune on "lobbying" politicians and the situation is getting worse.

Microsoft’s Open Source cloud slap to Google
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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 10:34

Microsoft’s Open Source cloud slap to Google


Azure Container Service built on Kubernetes

Microsoft has unveiled the Azure "Container Service", a new service for the Azure cloud computing platform that's built on Kubernetes.