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YouTube Automation Sprouts Cottage Industry That Promises Fast Money

A cottage industry is persuading people to spend thousands to create video businesses on YouTube. Disclaimer: It is harder than it looks.

As Worldwide Tablet Shipments Grow, Chromebooks Face a Different Reality

The second quarter of 2022 showed a sharp decline in Chromebook shipments

Google Fires Blake Lemoine, Engineer Who Called Its AI Sentient

Google Fires Blake Lemoine, Engineer Who Called Its AI Sentient "We wish Blake well," Google said in a statement. Big Technology is a weekly newsletter dedicated to covering the tech world...

Google Begins Publicly Testing Its AR Glasses

The camera-enabled assistive glasses won't be able to take photos or video, though.

Google Now Lets Apps Use Third-Party Billing in EU, Apple Yet to Announce Plans

In response to the Digital Markets Act receiving final approval from the Council of the European Union this week, Google today announced that it now...

YouTube Signs Shopify Deal, Expands Live Shopping Tools

YouTube already soaks up billions of hours of the world’s attention. Now the video giant also wants to hoover up a bigger piece of consumers’ online purchases. Looking to grease the eco…

Russia Fines Google $365 Million Over YouTube Videos Containing ‘Prohibited’ Content

Google hasn’t said whether it will comply with Russia’s fine.

Google Offers Concessions to Fend Off U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit

As part of one offer, Google has proposed splitting up its ad-tech business. The tech giant’s proposals stop short of the asset sales preferred by the Justice Department’s antitrust enforcers.

Alphabet Is Spending Billions to Become a Force in Health Care

Can it finally shake up the stodgy multi-trillion-dollar industry?

All the Ways Google Gets Street View Images

In 15 years, Google Street View has circled the planet 400 times. WIRED walks through all those years of gadgets and gear to understand the tools Google Street View uses to map the...

YouTube Accused of Failing to Tackle Fake Elon Musk Livestream Scams

YouTube is being criticised for failing to tackle a network of scammers streaming fake Elon Musk videos.

Google Subsidiary in Russia to File for Bankruptcy

The company had already paused most of its commercial operations in Russia after the country’s communications censor accused the YouTube video service of spreading misinformation and stoking protests.

Google Could Pay Apple $15 Billion to Maintain Default iOS Search Engine Status in 2021, Suggests Analyst

It's no secret that Apple and Google have a considerable monetary agreement that ensures Google's position as the default search engine on...

TikTok Creators Turn to YouTube Shorts Amid “Insane” Subscriber Growth

Influencers say the platform, which mimics TikTok features, has given them more opportunity to rapidly build a following and monetize.

A Decade and a Half of Instability: The History of Google Messaging Apps

Sixteen years after the launch of Google Talk, Google messaging is still a mess.

On YouTube, You’re Never Far From a Dying Kitten

Staged animal rescue videos featuring brutal violence and cruelty are racking up millions of views on YouTube

Google Is Quietly Meeting With a Select Group of Publishers Each Month to Talk Privacy Sandbox Tech

A new regular meeting between a small group of top-tier publishing execs and Googlers is intended to give publishers a louder voice in the development of cookieless ad tech.

Google Co-Founder Larry Page Is a New Zealand Resident, Government Says

Billionaire’s status was confirmed after report he had been granted entry to New Zealand during the pandemic despite closed borders

YouTube Q2 Ad Revenue Hits Record $7 Billion, Alphabet Beats Estimates

YouTube accelerated back into high growth for the second quarter of 2021, as ad revenue hit a record $7.0 billion for the period. Advertising revenue at the world’s biggest video platform jum…

EU Demands Price Transparency From Google

The European Union has given Google an eight-week ultimatum to make its travel-related search more transparent or face consequences.

Google Launches Intrinsic: A New Company to Build Software for Industrial Robots

Google is trying again with robots.

YouTube Says It Will Test a New Feature That Will Allow Viewers to Shop for Products Directly From Livestream...

Google Fined $593 Million by France Antitrust Agency

A Google spokesperson told Bloomberg the company was "very disappointed", adding that it "acted in good faith throughout the entire process."

Google Boss Sundar Pichai Warns of Threats to Internet Freedom

Sundar Pichai says AI will change the world - and defends Google's record on tax, privacy and data.

EU Opens Antitrust Probe Into Google’s Advertising Business

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Google's Health Division Is Moving Some Employees to Fitbit

Google Health is sending teams to Fitbit and Search in a reorganization affecting more than 130 employees, Insider has learned.

Newsletters were supposed to be the Wild West. Enter Sheriff Google

The newsletters business is booming, and Substack along with it. But one big thing still stands between writers and their readers: Google and its mysterious Gmail inbox filter.

Lawmakers Propose Federal Legislation to Stop Google Preferencing Itself in Search Results

The bill comes after a subcommittee chair cited a Markup investigation as evidence the company was building a closed ecosystem

Ohio Sues Google, Claims Tech Giant Should Be Regulated as Public Utility

State Attorney General Dave Yost called the company's practices "discriminatory and anti-competitive."

Google Announces Plans to Allow Android Users to Opt-Out of Tracking Later in 2021

Android users, later this year, will have the ability to opt-out of tracking across apps on Android devices, limiting the ability for apps to access...

Talking Tech and AI With Google CEO Sundar Pichai

Italy Fines Google €102 Million for Abuse of Dominant Position

The Competition and Market Authority (AGCM) said the fine was due to Google refusing to allow Enel X Italia to develop a version of its JuicePass app compatible with Android Auto.

Google Is Saving $1 Billion Per Year by Working From Home

Google is known for perks such as massages and retreats. Not having to pay for those things during the pandemic has padded the company's bottom line.

Google's Q1 Ad Sales Surge 32%, Alphabet Profit Doubles

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google’s digital advertising network has shifted back into high gear, with its corporate parent reporting profit that more than doubled after an unprecedented setback...

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