Tag Archives: Google

09Sep/16

Russian blogger faces jail time after playing Pokemon Go in church

Russian video blogger faces prison term for ‘inciting hatred’ and ‘insulting religious feelings’ after playing Pokemon Go in an Orthodox cathedral.

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05Sep/16

Detecting food allergens on the go

A California startup has developed a portable technology that will allow consumers to test their food for gluten on the go.
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26Aug/16

Mercedes eyes Silicon Valley-style overhaul

German carmaker Mercedes Benz is taking tips from Silicon Valley for a management overhaul to help it see off younger rivals. Lucy Fielder reports.
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20Aug/16

Uber to roll out driverless car service in Pittsburgh

Uber is launching a self-driving car service later this month in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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18Jul/16

SoftBank to buy UK chip designer ARM in $32 bln cash deal

SoftBank Group Corp agrees to buy UK chip designer ARM Holdings PLC in a 24.3 billion pound ($32.2 billion) deal.

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18May/16

Google unveils Google Home, looks to compete with Amazon’s Echo

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (MAY 18, 2016) (GOOGLE) – Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc, unveiled a new hardware device called Google Home at the company’s annual conference on Wednesday(May 18).

The device, a portable speaker powered by the company’s search engine, would offer competition to Amazon.com Inc’s Echo.

The device will be launched later this year, Google said.

Amazon launched “Amazon Echo” in November 2014, a speaker one can leave on all day and give it voice directions, like Siri on an Apple iPhone.

03May/16

Baidu faces probe after student death

Regulators have launched a probe at Baidu after a dying student accused the country’s top search engine of promoting false medical information. As Ryan Brooks reports, investors have cuts more than $5bln from Baidu’s market capitalisation. Continue reading

29Mar/16

Poll: Apple’s security reputation

Apple doesn’t get extra credit for security despite its standoff against the government, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Fred Katayama reports.
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17Mar/16
Swiss watchmakers

Swiss watchmakers change tack to embrace smartwatches

Swiss watchmakers, who once dismissed smartwatches as short-lived gadgets, are now racing to grab a share of a fast-growing market

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16Mar/16
Google's driverless cars take lawmakers for a spin

Google’s driverless cars take lawmakers for a spin

Executives behind Google’s driverless car program push U.S. Congress to grant national auto safety regulators new authority to get driverless cars on the roads. Gavino Garay reports. Continue reading