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Google Looks For Social Impact, Climate Change Startups With Accelerator Launch

Google, the company with a founding principal of “don’t be evil,” is seeking startups in Europe and Africa focused on climate change...

Algo-Shaming: Google, Facebook Expand Power With Crackdown on Creators Seeking Clicks

As advertisers, influencers, and journalists feverishly maneuver for eyeballs and likes, employing an arsenal of tactics to boost their views, social media...

Google Aims to Own Healthcare/Wearables Space With Fitbit Purchase

Google, scouting out opportunities at the intersection of digital technology and healthcare, is paying $2.1 billion to buy Fitbit, which will permit...

Alphabet, Pushing Deeper into Healthcare, Teams with Hancock on Diabetes Insurance

Alphabet pushed further into healthcare with a joint venture that aims to sell life insurance for people diagnosed with diabetes. 

Renewable Pledges by Google, Amazon May Be More Than the Old...

Key Takeaway: Google, Amazon and other companies announcing plans to source renewable...

ThoughtSpot, Aiming for More Fact-Driven World, Raises Funds and Boosts Headcount

Seven years ago, a Googler and a software platform founder started a company called ThoughtSpot, aiming to disrupt the way companies use...

U.S. Military Aims at Fake News As Bad Guys Stay Steps...

Facebook, Google and a host of social networks are increasingly pressured to root out and stomp out fake news. Now, the U.S....

EU Antitrust Chief Promises Renewed Assault on Big Tech’s Data Use

The European Union’s competition chief has a warning for Big Tech: the heat is staying on. Margrethe Vestager said...

Apple, Google, Pandora Face Patent Lawsuit From Firm that Previously Sued...

Apple, Google, and Pandora were sued last week for allegedly infringing on patents owned by  Post Media Systems in their online music...

Google DeepMind Crunching Data, Deploying A.I. to Predict Killer Organ Failure

Lives may be saved if hospitals better predicted sudden downturns in a patient’s health, and were able to see looming organ damage....

Facebook’s Video Platform “Watch” Draws Advertisers Wary of YouTube Pitfalls

Advertisers are warming up to Facebook’s nearly two-year-old Watch video platform as they seek an alternative to YouTube, whose problems with sexual...

Expanding Voice Recognition Market Sees Influx of Apps on Alexa Growth

Startup ID R&D is unveiling the latest version of its voice biometric product, joining a host of rivals creating new apps and...

Waymo Ahead of Robotaxi Competitors, But Road is Long

Waymo pulled ahead in the robotaxi field with California allowing it to ferry passengers in its robot-controlled taxis. Still, the Alphabet unit...

YouTube’s Kid Issue Isn’t Just a YouTube Problem — It’s the...

YouTube is in the hot seat again for child safety shortcomings. Last week, The Washington Post revealed that YouTube...

Consumers Wary Internet Companies Are Spying On Them

Like most consumers, “CBS Morning News” Host Gayle King finds it creepy when ads appear in her social media feed for products...

Google Wants to Teach Kids about Fake News as Criticism Mounts

Google, criticized for fake news on its websites and weak privacy controls, is hoping for social impact with a program that aims...

YouTube Removes Kardashian Deepfake For Copyright Violations, Not Fake News

As A.I. enables the creation of more fake content, social media platforms risk a loss of credibility with their users who will...

Google’s Drone Approval Is an ‘Important Step’ for the Industry

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to, for their impact on industry. Federal regulators have paved the way for Google offshoot Wing Aviation...

Friends In Need: Google and Amazon End Streaming App Feud

On Our Radar: Deals we are paying attention to for their impact on industry. As streaming becomes an increasingly crowded field, two tech giants have...
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