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  • Google Oct 6, 2019

    How to Use Google's New Shopping Tool to Get Alerts When Stuff Goes on Sale

    Google rolled out a new shopping search tool this week with a price tracking option that can help you save money. You can search for different products you might buy — a T-shirt, board game or new video game system — and Google will notify you with an alert on your phone when the price drops. Here’s how to search...

  • Facebook Jun 1, 2019

    Google's Activities Under Scrutiny by US, Europe Regulators

    Google, the tech giant known universally for its search engine, also has fingers in a number of other pies, like online advertising, email messaging and video. That gives U.S. antitrust enforcers, who have reportedly evinced a new interest in pursuing competition charges against Google, lots to look at. Governments around the world are becoming increasingly unnerved by the power amassed...

  • CEO Nov 14, 2018

    Big Question for Amazon's 2 Chosen Cities: Will It Pay Off?

    The awarding of Amazon’s second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost? Amazon’s decision will bring to Arlington, Virginia, and the Long Island City section of New York a combined 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment over the next...

  • CEO Nov 14, 2018

    A Look at Amazon's Empire, From Audible to Whole Foods

    Amazon is hard to escape. Whether you’ve bought shoes at Zappos, picked up milk at Whole Foods or listened to an audiobook on Audible, you’ve been caught up in Amazon’s growing web of businesses. And now, Amazon’s sprawling empire will stretch even further. The company announced Tuesday that it will open two more bases outside of its Seattle headquarters: one...

  • Officer Oct 17, 2017

    US Tech Giants May Find Their Future Shaped by Europe

    Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life. But the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are increasingly facing an uncomfortable truth: it is Europe’s culture of tougher oversight of companies, not America’s laissez-faire attitude, which could soon rule their industry as governments seek...

  • Washington Sep 29, 2017

    Google Offers to Tweak Shopping Search Over EU Antitrust Concerns

    Google has proposed a remedy for its search results that European regulators have said favor its own shopping listings: holding an auction for those advertiser-paid spots. But critics say the proposal still favors the deep-pocketed tech giant, and Europe’s top antitrust regulator is taking a wait-and-see attitude. Google said Thursday it will still present users with photos and prices when...

  • California Jun 27, 2017

    EU Slaps Record $2.7B Fine on Google Over Shopping Service

    The European Union’s competition watchdog has slapped a record $2.72 billion fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. European regulators said Tuesday that “Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service.”

  • New York Jun 26, 2017

    School Librarians Embrace Technology — If the Budget Allows

    In a profession most readily associated with the printed word, school librarians have embraced what may seem like an unlikely tool. Librarians in public schools across the country are mixing new technologies like iPads and the internet with old to teach their students fundamental skills, while also preparing them for the digital age. But their progress is threatened by a...

  • Facebook Apr 28, 2017

    YouTube Ad Boycott Could Spell Trouble for Alphabet's Google

    YouTube’s inability to keep big-brand ads off unsavory videos is threatening to transform a rising star in Google’s digital family into a problem child. It’s not yet clear whether a recent ad boycott of YouTube will be short-lived or the start of a long-term shift away from the video service — one that could undercut Google’s growth and that of...

  • Google Mar 16, 2017

    Google Hopes to Improve Search Quality With ‘Offensive' Flag

    Google is trying to improve the quality of its search results by directing review teams to flag content that might come across as upsetting or offensive....
    With the change, content with racial slurs could now get flagged under a new category called “upsetting-offensive.” So could content that promotes hate or violence against a specific group of people based on gender, race...

  • United States Mar 16, 2017

    Cascading Effect: One Attack Led to Another at Yahoo

    Russian hackers working with Russian spies didn’t crack Yahoo security all at once....
    Instead, according to an account offered by U.S. officials, they methodically made their way deeper into Yahoo’s network over the space of months — maybe years. That allowed them to forge technological skeleton keys that would unlock many Yahoo accounts, steal personal information and then use that data...

  • Twitter Feb 7, 2017

    Twitter to Keep Banned Abusive Users Out of New Accounts

    Twitter has broadened its campaign against hate speech and abuse. The company said Tuesday that it has begun identifying people who have been banned for abusive behavior and it will stop them from creating new accounts. In July, the company banned conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor of the right-wing site Breitbart News, for “participating in or inciting targeted abuse...

  • director Dec 26, 2016

    Philadelphia Professor Forms Hues Box Company With Mom, Sister

    After a few too many experiments, she concluded “subscription boxes weren’t thinking about people of color.”

  • Facebook May 18, 2016

    Congressional Candidate Mike Webb Captures Porn Tabs in Screen Shot

    A candidate running for Virginia’s 8th Congressional district shared a little too much information when he posted a screen shot from his computer on his campaign’s Facebook page.

  • spokeswoman May 11, 2016

    Google to Ban Payday Lending Ads, Calling Industry ‘Harmful'

    Internet giant Google said Wednesday it will ban all ads from payday lenders, calling the industry “deceptive” and “harmful.”

  • Pennsylvania May 5, 2015

    Googling on Mobile Devices Surpasses PCs in U.S. for 1st Time

    Google’s influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology’s shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world.

  • Massachusetts Apr 17, 2015

    Around the World: April 17, 2015

    Here’s what’s happening across the United States and around the world today.

  • Amazon Apr 15, 2015

    EU Regulators Hit Google With Antitrust Charges Over Search Engine Dominance, Android

    The European Union’s executive branch hit Google with official antitrust charges on Wednesday that allege the company abuses its dominance in Internet searches, and also opened a probe into its Android mobile system.

  • USD Feb 6, 2015

    Google Now Calculates Your Mortgage

    Google now adds a mortgage calculator to its box of online tools.

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