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Twitter Could Take Many Forms, Depending on New Owner

By Liana B. Baker SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 27- With speculation mounting that Twitter Inc will soon have a new corporate owner, the 10-year-old social networking service – which has long struggled to define its core purpose -may end up heading in one of several distinctly different directions depending on who ends up paying for it.

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Google Launches Allo, Bets on AI to Spice Up Chats

Sept 21 – Google-parent Alphabet Inc launched Allo, a messaging app that incorporates Google’s search feature and a chatbot that uses machine learning to “improve” itself over time. The new messaging service, which was unveiled in May, will compete with Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp and Messenger. The much-anticipated launch comes a month after Google rolled out

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Where is Palestine?

Google: a bug wiped some names! BY Ben White Google was at the center of a storm recently, after a group of Palestinian journalists claimed that the tech giant had removed ‘Palestine’ from its map. As the statement was picked up and circulated, the hashtag #PalestineIsHere went viral on Twitter, and international media outlets covered the

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GSK and Google Parent Forge $715 Million Bioelectronic Medicines Firm

By Ben Hirschler LONDON – GlaxoSmithKline and Google parent Alphabet’s life sciences unit are creating a new company focused on fighting diseases by targeting electrical signals in the body, jump-starting a novel field of medicine called bioelectronics. Verily Life Sciences – known as Google’s life sciences unit until last year – and Britain’s biggest drugmaker

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Google, Facebook Quietly Move Toward Automatic Blocking of Extremist Videos

By Joseph Menn and Dustin Volz SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON, June 24 – Some of the web’s biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process. The move is a major step forward for internet companies that are eager to eradicate

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Can Donald Trump Buzz His Way To The White House?

(Lynn Stuart Parramore is a contributing editor at AlterNet, co-founder of Recessionwire and founding editor of New Deal 2.0 and IgoUgo.com. She is the author of “Reading the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture.” The opinions expressed here are her own.) By Lynn Stuart Parramore May 24 – Creating buzz — that curious mixture of

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Software Security Suffers as Upstarts Lose Access to Virus Data

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO, May 8- A number of young technology security companies are losing access to the largest collection of industry analysis of computer viruses, a setback industry experts say will increase exposure to hackers. The policy change at the information-sharing pioneer VirusTotal takes aim mainly at a new generation of security companies,

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Google Faces First EU Fine in 2016 with No Deal on Cards

By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS, April 29 – Google is likely to face its first European Union antitrust sanction this year, with little prospect of it settling a test case with the bloc’s regulator over its shopping service, people familiar with the matter said. There are few incentives left for either party to reach a

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EU Charges Google With Abusing Market Dominance of Android

BRUSSELS, April 20 – Google found itself under fire again on Wednesday from EU antitrust regulators who say it abused the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system, a move which could hit a key money-spinner for the company. The charges by the European Commission open up a second battle with the world’s most

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U.S. Tech Companies Unite Behind Apple Ahead of iPhone Encryption Ruling

By Jim Finkle and Dustin Volz March 3 – Tech industry leaders including Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp , AT&T and more than two dozen other Internet and technology companies filed legal briefs on Thursday asking a judge to support Apple Inc in its encryption battle with the U.S. government. The rare display

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