Google parent company falls short on 3rd quarter profit

Google parent company falls short on 3rd quarter profit

Google parent company Alphabet reported mixed third-quarter results Monday that beat analyst expectations for revenue, but fell short on profits. The stock fell almost three per cent in after-hours trading. The company reported a profit of $ 7.1 billion US, or $ 10.12 per share. Alphabet says quarterly revenue rose 20 per cent to $ 40.5 […]

Google defends efforts to prevent hate speech, extremism online

Google defends efforts to prevent hate speech, extremism online

Google says it is working hard to eliminate hate speech from platforms like YouTube, using machine learning to catch problematic online content — sometimes before they’ve been seen by anybody. However, Colin McKay, head of government affairs and public policy for Google Canada, said today the Canadian government should make it clearer to big tech […]

Facebook, Google anti-trust woes erode $137B from stocks’ market values

Facebook, Google anti-trust woes erode $137B from stocks’ market values

A wave of antitrust probe headlines on Facebook and Google parent Alphabet just yanked about $ 137 billion (U.S.) from FANG (an acronym for four high-performing technology stocks in the market — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google) stocks’ market values. Some $ 41 billion evaporated from Facebook on Monday as a person familiar with the […]

Google suspends some business with Huawei, restricts access to Android updates: source

Google suspends some business with Huawei, restricts access to Android updates: source

Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware, software and technical services except those publicly available via open-source licensing, a source told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world. Holders of current Huawei smartphones with Google […]

Star chosen only Canadian partner in Google journalism research project

Star chosen only Canadian partner in Google journalism research project

The Toronto Star has been chosen as the only Canadian partner of a Google-backed research project studying successful online news subscriptions. “We are proud to be the only Canadian news organization to take part in this new project,” said John Boynton, president and CEO of Torstar Corp. and publisher of the Star. “We look forward […]

48 Google employees fired for sexual harassment

48 Google employees fired for sexual harassment

Google has announced that it has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment during the past two years and sent them away without severance packages, hours after a news report said it had protected some male executives facing sexual misconduct allegations and offered them large sums to leave the company. The surprise disclosure Thursday came in an […]

Google to acknowledge privacy ‘mistakes’ to U.S. Senate committee

Google to acknowledge privacy ‘mistakes’ to U.S. Senate committee

Leading internet search engine Google will acknowledge that it has made “mistakes” on privacy issues in testimony an executive of the Alphabet Inc unit will deliver to a U.S. Senate committee on Wednesday, according to a document reviewed by Reuters. “We acknowledge that we have made mistakes in the past, from which we have learned, and […]