Many of us have had the feeling that technology, which continues to change at an ever-dizzying pace, may be leaving us behind. That was embodied this past week during a Congressional hearing, nominally convened to investigate antitrust concerns of four big tech titans: Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. While the five-and-a-half-hour inquiry touched on […]

Unprecedented is a dangerous word in journalism, but this really hasn’t happened before. On Wednesday, four of the biggest names in tech will give evidence to members of the US Congress. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Sundar Pichai (Google), Tim Cook (Apple) and Jeff Bezos (Amazon) will all be grilled. Jeff Bezos […]

Like everything else, the way you pay for anything, from a movie theater ticket to a new car, is changing. Google Pay completely takes your finances and makes them high-tech by allowing you to combine all your accounts in one secure place. The best part is it turns your phone […]

Sometime very soon, four of the most powerful men on the planet will face off against a small congressional subcommittee.  The stakes couldn’t be higher.  Yes tech execs are called into D.C. regularly these days, but this time is different. These are the CEOs of the four mega-tech companies, starting […]

This article contains graphically sexual language. Google’s Keywords Planner, which helps advertisers choose which search terms to associate with their ads, offered hundreds of keyword suggestions related to “Black girls,” “Latina girls,” and “Asian Girls” — the majority of them pornographic, The Markup found in its research. Searches in the […]

Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOGL) Google has announced an overhaul of its Gmail for G Suite business application by integrating its traditional tools to better accommodate the demands of people working from home. The new app does not resemble the traditional Gmail format and has been converted to more of a communication […]

Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOGL) Google has announced that it has signed five game development companies to make exclusive titles for its cloud gaming service, Stadia. The July 14 announcement brings developer, Harmonix and studio, Supermassive Games for a slate of exclusives in the future. The arrangement for Stadia is a win […]

Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. Is Google tracking you as you move around the internet, even if you’ve opted out of data collection? A lawsuit filed in California is making that claim. The issues are complicated, but one thing seems clear: The suit highlights […]

Fox Sports (FOX) has announced that it will be working with Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOGL) Google Cloud to enhance its sports broadcasts with new data organizing technologies. Google confirmed the news in a press release from Fox Sports, saying that it will be providing its cloud-computing capabilities to the popular sports […]

(Bloomberg) — Google said it plans to spend $10 billion over the next five to seven years to help accelerate the adoption of digital technologies in India. Sundar Pichai, who was born in the country and is now chief executive officer of parent Alphabet Inc., made the announcement at the […]

(Bloomberg) — Type a query into the Google search bar on a smartphone and there’s a good chance the results will be dominated by advertising. That stems from a decision in 2015 to test a fourth ad, rather than three, at the top of search results. Some employees opposed the move at the time, saying […]

(Bloomberg) — Digital advertising platforms run by Google, Amazon.com Inc. and other tech companies will funnel at least $25 million to websites spreading misinformation about Covid-19 this year, according to a study released Wednesday. Google’s platforms will provide $19 million, or $3 out of every $4 that the misinformation sites […]