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Google cancels I/O developer conference amid coronavirus concerns

Google cancels I/O developer conference amid coronavirus concerns

Enlarge / Google (and now also Alphabet) CEO Sundar Pichai speaking at the last year's Google I/O conference, May 7, 2019. Silicon Valley's spring series of tech shows continues to dwindle in the face of communicable disease: Google's I/O developer conference for 2020 has now been canceled as the company cites coronavirus concerns. "Due to…
Google faces state lawsuit alleging misuse of schoolkids’ private data

Google faces state lawsuit alleging misuse of schoolkids’ private data

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Enlarge / Students use Google Suite apps on computers in a classroom in Groton, Mass. on May 11, 2016. Adults who use Google products and services tend to know, at least on some background level, that the cost for access to "free" tools is paid in data. Google also provides low- and no-cost hardware and…
Google workers fired amid organization efforts file retaliation complaint

Google workers fired amid organization efforts file retaliation complaint

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Enlarge / Google's main headquarters. Four former employees who say Google fired them in retaliation for their efforts to organize co-workers are planning legal action against the company. The workers allege the tech giant violated US labor law. The employees—Laurence Berland, Paul Duke, Rebecca Rivers, and Sophie Waldman—jointly signed onto an open letter posted today…
Congress desires Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon e-mails as probe warms up

Congress desires Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon e-mails as probe warms...

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Enlarge / The dome of the United State Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Getty Images | Phil Roeder The long summer recess for Congress is at last well and truly over. The House Judiciary Committee has ramped up for the fall season, issuing demands for huge piles of documentation from Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google…
Google Pixel 4 will apparently get on the 90 Hz screen bandwagon

Google Pixel 4 will apparently get on the 90 Hz screen...

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OnLeaks' Pixel 4 XL render. The notch is gone, and so is the bottom front speaker. Google's new diagram of the Pixel 4. There's FaceID and Soli technology in there. Another angle of the render. This shows the bottom edge, which has no headphone jack and two speaker grills. Most likely there is one speaker,…
Apple isn’t the most cash-rich business on the planet any longer, however it does not matter

Apple isn’t the most cash-rich business on the planet any longer,...

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Google co-founder Larry Page is now CEO of Alphabet. You've probably heard it before: Apple has more money in the bank than any other corporation on Earth, thanks to huge profit margins on its products and a run over nearly two decades leading in the consumer technology industry. It has been called the richest, most…
BIG TECH IN HEALTH CARE: How Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft are shocking health care– and what it indicates for the future of the industr (GOOGL, AAPL, AMZN, MSFT)

BIG TECH IN HEALTH CARE: How Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft...

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The healthcare industry is undergoing a profound transformation. Costs are skyrocketing, consumer demand for more accessible care is growing rapidly, and healthcare companies are unable to keep up. Business Insider Intelligence Health organizations are increasingly turning to tech companies to facilitate this transformation in care delivery and lower health expenditures. The potential for tech-led digital…
Nest, the business, passed away at Google I/O 2019

Nest, the business, passed away at Google I/O 2019

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Ron Amadeo / Nest MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.—Don't be distracted by the shiny new "Nest" smart display that was just announced: Nest died at Google I/O 2019. "Google Nest" is the new reality now, where Nest is no longer a standalone company, but instead is a sub-brand (not even a division) of Google. The shut down…
Boston Characteristics’ newest robotic is a mechanical ostrich that loads pallets

Boston Characteristics’ newest robotic is a mechanical ostrich that loads pallets

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Boston Dynamics has a new YouTube video showing off its newest robot design. This one is a reimagining of the "Handle" robot that the company originally showed off in 2017. Back then the robot could jump four feet in the air and do all kinds of tricks; now its purpose is to load pallets. Back in…
Alphabet subsidiary experienced AI to anticipate wind output 36 hours ahead of time

Alphabet subsidiary experienced AI to anticipate wind output 36 hours ahead...

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Enlarge / Wind turbines have variable output, but if that can be forecast, that output is more valuable. Alphabet subsidiary DeepMind (it was acquired by Alphabet in 2014) has been developing artificial-intelligence programs since 2010 to solve complex problems. One of DeepMind's latest projects, according to a recent Google post, has centered around the predictability…

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