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Google Fires Employee Behind Anti-Diversity Memo

Aug 7 – Alphabet Inc’s Google has fired an employee who wrote an internal memo that ascribed gender inequality in the technology industry to biological differences. James Damore, the engineer who wrote the memo, confirmed his dismissal saying that he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes,” in an email to Reuters on Monday. Damore

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With Alphabet, Google Faces a Daunting Challenge: Organizing Itself

By Julia Love SAN FRANCISCO, June 27 – Google’s self-professed mission is to organize the world’s information. But a company known for engineering excellence is still trying to solve the very human problem of how to organize itself. Nearly two years ago, Google co-founder Larry Page announced the tech giant would be remade as Alphabet,

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Silicon Valley Giants Outrank Many Nations, Says First ‘Techplomat’

By Stine Jacobsen COPENHAGEN, June 19 – The top firms in California’s Silicon Valley carry more weight on the global stage than many countries, which makes building diplomatic relations with them increasingly important, the world’s first national technology ambassador said. Chosen to fill what his country’s foreign ministry has dubbed the first “techplomacy” posting on

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Google Extends Conservative Outreach as Trump Calls Tech Meeting

By Julia Love and Ginger Gibson SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, Dec 14  – Alphabet’s Google is racing to hire more conservatives for its lobbying and policy arm, trying to get a foothold in President-elect Donald Trump’s Washington after enjoying a uniquely close relationship with the administration of President Barack Obama. In the weeks since the Nov. 8

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Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Mankind’s Latest Evolution

Robots are taking over your job…and there’s nothing you can do. By Amro Zakaria Abdu Human advancement throughout history can largely be credited to our ability to invent machines that increase our productivity and efficiency. Those tools allowed us to overcome the physical limitations of the human body and that of the animals we used, and

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Google, an Obama Ally, May Face Policy Setbacks Under Trump

By David Shepardson, Malathi Nayak and Julia Love WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 18 – Alphabet Inc’s Google faces a tougher regulatory landscape as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration looks poised to reverse Obama administration policies that often favored the internet giant in the company’s battles with telecoms and cable heavyweights, analysts say. Google had close

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Google Moves to Restrict Ads on Fake News Sites

By Julia Love and Kristina Cooke SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 15  – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday it is working on a policy change to prevent websites that misrepresent content from using its AdSense advertising network, a move aimed at halting the spread of “fake news” and other types of misinformation on the internet. The

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Google Formally Rejects EU Antitrust Charges

By Foo Yun Chee | BRUSSELS Google (GOOGL.O) on Thursday formally rejected European Union antitrust charges of unfairly promoting its shopping service and blocking rivals in online search advertising, paving the way for EU regulators to rule next year on these issues and potentially impose hefty fines. The U.S. technology giant’s rebuttal in the shopping

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Google Takes on Apple, Amazon with New Hardware Push

By Julia Love SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 5 – Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday announced a new “Pixel” smartphone and a suite of new consumer electronics products for the home, planting itself firmly in the hardware business and challenging Apple Inc’s iPhone at the high end of the $400 billion global smartphone market. The string of

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