Tag Archives: Google

'Google should hire me'

Google's first-ever public employee diversity report revealed that its Googlers are overwhelmingly white and male. Most of these CNNMoney readers identify with at least one of the company's underrepresented groups. All of them think they deserve a shot at working for Google. ...read more

Source: CNN

    

Google Unveils Prototype of Self-Driving Car

“It's a space-age experience.”

“There's nothing that makes you feel threatened.”

“I love this.”

This is just a smattering of the reactions captured on video from the first passengers of Google's self-driving car prototype, unveiled Tuesday.

The diminutive car bears a striking resemblance to the Isetta, which was the choice of wheels for famous ...read more

Source: Discover Magazine

    

Location, location: Tango prototype helps quadrotor navigate (w/ Video)

Project Tango remained in the news this week. There was The Wall Street Journal report that Google may offer a tablet version of its Project Tango's advanced-vision smartphone prototype. There was also news earlier this week about the Project Tango phone prototype used as an enabling tool for autonomous quadrotors, ...read more

Source: phy.org

    

Location, location: Tango prototype helps quadrotor navigate (w/ Video)

Project Tango remained in the news this week. There was The Wall Street Journal report that Google may offer a tablet version of its Project Tango's advanced-vision smartphone prototype. There was also news earlier this week about the Project Tango phone prototype used as an enabling tool for autonomous quadrotors, ...read more

Source: Tech Xplore

    

WSJ: Google to hatch tablet capturing 3D images

On Thursday the news hit: Lorraine Luk in Hong Kong and Rolfe Winkler in San Francisco had the story in The Wall Street Journal that "according to people briefed on the company's plans" Google has a seven-inch display tablet in the wings with advanced vision capabilities. How advanced? They ...read more

Source: phy.org

    

WSJ: Google to hatch tablet capturing 3D images

On Thursday the news hit: Lorraine Luk in Hong Kong and Rolfe Winkler in San Francisco had the story in The Wall Street Journal that "according to people briefed on the company's plans" Google has a seven-inch display tablet in the wings with advanced vision capabilities. How advanced? They ...read more

Source: Tech Xplore

    

Google engineers open gates to Quantum Computing Playground

Does the idea of playing about with a quantum computer please you? If so, you can check out one fresh alternative route, thanks to a group of Google engineers. How about a GPU-accelerated quantum computer? You can take advantage of something called the Quantum Computing Playground which has launched as ...read more

Source: phy.org

    

Google engineers open gates to Quantum Computing Playground

Does the idea of playing about with a quantum computer please you? If so, you can check out one fresh alternative route, thanks to a group of Google engineers. How about a GPU-accelerated quantum computer? You can take advantage of something called the Quantum Computing Playground which has launched as ...read more

Source: Tech Xplore

    

Google named world's most valuable brand, pushing Apple to No. 2

By Amy Hubbard Google has knocked three-time champion Apple from the top of an annual list of the 100 most valuable brands around the world. Tech companies occupy the top four spots in the latest Brandz list from Millward Brown: Google, followed by Apple, then IBM and Microsoft. The market research firm... ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Google Glass gets new leader as company hires marketing expert

By Salvador Rodriguez Google has been busy over the past month getting its Glass wearable into the hands of more customers, and now the company has also appointed a new leader for the team behind the gadget. Google on Thursday announced Ivy Ross as the new head of Glass. Ross, a marketing expert, ...read more

Source: Los Angeles Times

    

Google hopes test drives steer Americans to embrace its robot cars

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (Reuters) - Google Inc's self-driving car technology likely will not be available for several more years. But the Internet company is already beginning the job of making the public comfortable with the futuristic vehicles.

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Source: Reuters

Category: businessNews

    

In Google case, E.U. court says people are entitled to control their own online histories

By Craig Timberg, Michael Birnbaum Europe's highest court on Tuesday stunned the U.S. tech industry by recognizing an expansive right to privacy that allows citizens to demand that Google delete links to embarrassing personal information — even if it's true. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

Category: search engine, U.S. National Security Agency, Francisco Franco

    

Google Should Erase Web Links to Some Personal Data, Europe’s Highest Court Says

By By JAMES KANTER The setback for Google may add momentum to European efforts to adopt a right to “erasure” that could also apply to companies like Facebook. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Privacy, Facebook Inc|FB|NASDAQ, Europe, Google Inc|GOOGL|NASDAQ, Law and Legislation, Computers and the Internet

    

Plaintiff Maligns Deal in Silicon Valley Suit

By By DAVID STREITFELD Michael Devine, one of four plaintiffs named in the class action against Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe, has asked the judge in the case to reject the settlement his own lawyers negotiated. ...read more

Source: The New York Times

Category: Devine, Michael, Intel Corporation|INTC|NASDAQ, Suits and Litigation (Civil), Intuit Inc|INTU|NASDAQ, Adobe Systems Inc, Antitrust Laws and Competition Issues, Silicon Valley (Calif), Google Inc|GOOGL|NASDAQ, Apple Inc|AAPL|NASDAQ

    

Google, Apple settle high-tech workers' lawsuit

Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2011, file photo, the Intel logo is displayed on the exterior of Intel ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

Google faces new pressure from states to crack down on illegal online drug sales

By Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger Several state attorneys general are pressing Google to make it harder for its users to find counterfeit prescription medicine and illegal drugs online, marking the second time in the past three years that the firm has drawn government scrutiny for its policies on rogue Internet pharmacies. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

How Google is transforming power and politics

By Tom Hamburger, Matea Gold In May 2012, the law school at George Mason University hosted a forum billed as a “vibrant discussion” about Internet search competition. Many of the major players in the field were there — regulators from the Federal Trade Commission, federal and state prosecutors, top congressional staffers. Read full article >> ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Internet companies' growing ambitions spook 51 percent of Americans: Reuters/Ipsos poll

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The personal data gathering abilities of Google, Facebook and other tech companies has sparked growing unease among Americans, with a majority worried that Internet companies are encroaching too much upon their lives, a new poll showed.

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Source: Reuters

    

Google's Nest halts home alarm system sales over possible defect

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Nest Labs Inc, the maker of smart thermostats that Google Inc acquired for $3.2 billion, called a halt to all sales of its smoke alarms on Thursday after it discovered a possible defect that could cause users to turn it off unintentionally.

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Source: Reuters

    

Up the WebP chain at Google: Better speed, capability

(Phys.org) —Nicholas Doyle, optimization developer at Akamai Technologies, wrote last December about how image data dominates today's web site bytes, contributing to most of what we see. Loading images quickly is imperative, he said, and for the most part the strategies used to optimize images for web sites have not ...read more

Source: phy.org

    

The Switch: Technology tracks our every move. How can an entire plane go missing?

By Brian Fung Call 911 from the side of the road, and GPS satellites can tell dispatchers exactly where to send help. Airline passengers have access to detailed maps that show exactly where they are during their journey. Hop onto WiFi, and somehow Google knows whether you're logging on from Lima or London, ...read more

Source: The Washington Post

    

Mysterious Google barge lands in Stockton

By rchang@sacbee.com (Richard Chang) Google’s ultra-secretive barge lumbered its way into the Port of Stockton Thursday morning after making a 70-mile journey from the San Francisco Bay.

Google barge docked in Stockton, Calif., shortly after arrival on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

The Google Barge on its way to Stockton. ...read more

Source: The Sacramento Bee

    

US telecoms push back on proposed NSA plan

When Apple, Google, Microsoft and other tech giants united in outrage last summer over the National Security Agency's unfettered spying, telecommunications giants such as AT&T, Verizon and Sprint —whose customers are also the targets of secret government spying— remained noticeably mum. ...read more

Source: phy.org

    

Smart SPHERES getting a software upgrade

(Phys.org) —Smart devices – such as tablets and phones – increasingly are an essential part of everyday life on Earth. The same can be said for life off-planet aboard the International Space Station. From astronaut tweets to Google+ Hangouts, our reliance on these mobile and social technologies means equipment and ...read more

Source: phy.org