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Google is pledging it will not use other technology to replace the cookie or build features inside Chrome to allow itself access to that data.(REUTERS)

Google won't use other web tracking tools after phasing out cookies

Reuters | | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 09:07 PM IST
Google first announced it would get rid of third-party cookies, early last year to meet growing data privacy standards in Europe and the United States.
FILE PHOTO: An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo(REUTERS)

'We will change Alphabet': Google workers announce global union alliance

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 10:41 PM IST
After years of protests over working conditions and business practices, 200 Google workers formed Alphabet Workers Union in early January.
A Google Project Loon internet balloon is seen at the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California May 19, 2016.(REUTERS)
A Google Project Loon internet balloon is seen at the Google I/O 2016 developers conference in Mountain View, California May 19, 2016.(REUTERS)

Google parent-company shutting Loon, balloon-based alternative to cell towers

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 04:01 PM IST
Loon aimed to bring connectivity to areas of the world where building cell towers are too expensive or treacherous.
Hopes of a vaccine-powered economic recovery in 2021 pushed Wall Street’s main indexes to record highs in late-December.(Reuters)
Hopes of a vaccine-powered economic recovery in 2021 pushed Wall Street’s main indexes to record highs in late-December.(Reuters)

Banks, industrials lift Dow, S&P 500 on possible Democrat sweep in Georgia

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:08 PM IST
The tech-heavy Nasdaq slipped 0.7% as behemoths Apple Inc , Microsoft Corp, Amazon.com Inc, Google-parent Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc dropped between 1.6% and 2%.
Amazon is also in the process of building a second headquarters in Arlington, dubbed HQ2.(REUTERS)
Amazon is also in the process of building a second headquarters in Arlington, dubbed HQ2.(REUTERS)

Amazon to spend $2 billion in affordable homes near key US offices

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 09:29 PM IST
Amazon and other tech companies have faced criticism for driving up home prices in places such as the San Francisco Bay Area due to an influx of workers over the past decade.
Major online platforms have been under pressure to police misinformation in political ads.(REUTERS)
Major online platforms have been under pressure to police misinformation in political ads.(REUTERS)

Google will lift post-election political ad ban on December 10

New York | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 10:12 PM IST
Google’s pause of election ads, which came into effect after polls closed in the US presidential election on November 3, was one of its measures to combat misinformation and other abuses on its site.
FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Youtube logo.(Reuters File Photo)
FILE PHOTO: Silhouettes of mobile device users are seen next to a screen projection of Youtube logo.(Reuters File Photo)

YouTube back up after worldwide outage

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 08:58 AM IST
“We’re so sorry for the interruption. This is fixed across all devices & YouTube services,” YouTube said in a tweet, without explaining what had caused the outage.
TikTok's logo is displayed on the smartphone while standing on the US flag.(REUTERS)
TikTok's logo is displayed on the smartphone while standing on the US flag.(REUTERS)

Judge plans to decide on TikTok US app store ban by end of day

Washington | By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 11:15 PM IST
John E. Hall, a lawyer for TikTok, argued during the hearing that the ban was “unprecedented” and “irrational.”
In this file photo, a woman walks past Google offices in New York.(AP File photo)
In this file photo, a woman walks past Google offices in New York.(AP File photo)

Australian regulator sues Google over expanded personal data use

Bengaluru | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 08:34 AM IST
Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Google will pick up 7.73% stake in RIL’s technology venture Jio Platforms for Rs 33,737 crore.(Bloomberg File Photo)
Google will pick up 7.73% stake in RIL’s technology venture Jio Platforms for Rs 33,737 crore.(Bloomberg File Photo)

Google to approach CCI for approval on Rs 33,737 crore deal with Jio Platforms

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 02:14 AM IST
Google and Jio are partnering to build an operating system that could power affordable 4G and 5G smartphones.
A pedestrian passes in front of Google headquarters in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York.(Bloomberg)
A pedestrian passes in front of Google headquarters in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York.(Bloomberg)

Which company just hit $1 trillion? Google it.

New York | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2020 06:30 AM IST
Short interest in the stock, a measure of how many investors are betting on a price decline, is at 1%, near a 52-week high for the company and higher than competitors such as Microsoft and Facebook , according to Refinitv data.
A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in Zurich, Switzerland on July 19.(REUTERS)
A logo is pictured at Google's European Engineering Center in Zurich, Switzerland on July 19.(REUTERS)

Google drops out of Saudi conference amid disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2018 12:03 PM IST
Google’s Diane Greene did not offer a reason for not attending the conference in Riyadh. Other business leaders who have said they would not attend the conference, including Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi, said they were concerned about Khashoggi’s disappearance.
Google was provisionally certified in March to handle US government data with “moderate” security, but Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp have higher clearances.(Reuters/Picture for representation)
Google was provisionally certified in March to handle US government data with “moderate” security, but Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp have higher clearances.(Reuters/Picture for representation)

Google no longer in the race for $10bn cloud computing contract with Pentagon

San Francisco | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2018 10:13 PM IST
Google said on Monday that it was no longer vying for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the US defense department, in part because the company’s new ethical guidelines do not align with the project, without elaborating.
An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich on September 5.(REUTERS)
An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich on September 5.(REUTERS)

Social network Google+ shut down after 500,000 users’ data exposed

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2018 12:50 AM IST
A software glitch in the social site gave outside developers potential access to private Google+ profile data between 2015 and March 2018, when internal investigators discovered and fixed the issue, a report said
Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018.(REUTERS)
Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018.(REUTERS)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai to testify before US House panel in November

Reuters, Washington | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 12:06 AM IST
Kevin McCarthy disclosed that Pichai had agreed to testify and met with Pichai along with other senior Republicans to discuss concerns that the search engine giant is biased against conservatives.
Amazon’s spending typically climbs in the summer quarter, pressuring profits as the company prepares for Christmas and the winter holidays, its peak sales period each year.(Reuters)
Amazon’s spending typically climbs in the summer quarter, pressuring profits as the company prepares for Christmas and the winter holidays, its peak sales period each year.(Reuters)

Amazon earnings skyrocket on cloud computing, advertising

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2018 08:34 AM IST
Amazon said it expects an operating profit between $1.4 billion and $2.4 billion, up from $347 million a year earlier. The company also reported a second-quarter profit of $2.5 billion, its largest ever.
The logo of India's largest online marketplace Flipkart is seen on a building in Bengaluru.(Reuters File Photo)
The logo of India's largest online marketplace Flipkart is seen on a building in Bengaluru.(Reuters File Photo)

Flipkart sale to Walmart confirmed as SoftBank strikes deal to sell stake for $4 billion

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2018 03:18 PM IST
Walmart will invest $2 billion in fresh capital into Flipkart, and buy the remaining stake from the company’s existing investors, thus valuing it around $18-$20 billion
An officer runs past a YouTube sign near the company's complex in San Bruno, California, on April 3, 2018.(AP)
An officer runs past a YouTube sign near the company's complex in San Bruno, California, on April 3, 2018.(AP)

Tech CEOs call for gun control following YouTube shooting

Reuters, San Francisco | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 11:34 AM IST
A woman opened fire at YouTube headquarters on Tuesday, setting off panic among employees and wounding several people before fatally shooting herself, police and witnesses said.
Police officers and crime scene tape seen at YouTube headquarters following an active shooter situation in San Bruno, California, April 3, 2018.(Reuters)
Police officers and crime scene tape seen at YouTube headquarters following an active shooter situation in San Bruno, California, April 3, 2018.(Reuters)

Woman opens fire at YouTube headquarters, injures three before killing herself

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj, Washington
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 07:48 PM IST
Police identified the suspect as 39-year-old Nasim Najafi Aghdam who allegedly ‘hated’ YouTube, a video-sharing service owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google, which she claimed had filtered her channels to keep it from getting views.
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