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French Finance Minister rules out Google tax deal, says more firms could be targeted

ABC Online - ‎14 hours ago‎
France will "go all the way" to ensure that multinationals operating on its soil pay their taxes and more cases could follow after Google and McDonald's were targeted by tax raids, Finance Minister Michel Sapin said.
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How Google fell out with its own 'terrifying' robots

Business Insider Australia - ‎7 hours ago‎
Hohne asked her colleagues at Google to “distance X from this video,” writing, “we don't want to trigger a whole separate media cycle about where BD really is at Google.” That last point Hohne makes is key: where Boston Dynamics fits into Google's ...
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Data Analysis From Paris Raid on Google Will Take Months, Possibly Years

Fortune - ‎2 hours ago‎
Analysis of data seized by investigators in last week's raid of Google's Paris headquarters could possibly take years, French financial prosecutor Eliane Houlette said on Sunday.

Google will become prey, not the predator

The Age - ‎6 hours ago‎
Google Inc chief executive officer Sundar Pichai: Google's move to create Android was actually a response to its fear of Microsoft's dominance in mobile.

Counterpoint: Google's use of Material Design on iOS is great (even though I hate it)

The Next Web - ‎10 hours ago‎
A recent bit of commentary from Macworld posits that Google's use of Material Design on iOS is a mistake. Another site piled on, going so far as to call it “dumb” and “rude.

Google, Reddit lose Adelaide defamation cases

The Advertiser - ‎10 hours ago‎
His success follows academic Dr Janice Duffy and former footballer Shane Radbone, both of whom sued Google, and Athan Lekkas, who sued GoDaddy.

Everything wrong with Europe's tech scene, according to the ex-CEO of Google

Business Insider UK - ‎13 hours ago‎
The former Google CEO, who now serves as the executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, appeared at the Startup Fest Europe conference in the Netherlands on May 24, discussing everything from artificial intelligence to Google's new chat ...
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Back to a Chromebook thanks to Google I/O: ASUS Chromebook Flip or Dell Chromebook 13

ZDNet - ‎6 hours ago‎
Google I/O was held a couple of weeks ago and one of the most exciting announcements was the upcoming support for Android apps on Chromebooks.
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Brooke CrothersFox News - ‎May 28, 2016‎
At a Google I/O conference last week, the search engine giant said it was moving forward with Project Abacus, which aims to render passwords a relic of the old computing paradigm.

Can machines be creative? Meet the Google coders teaching them to make art

Digital Trends - ‎10 hours ago‎
Can a machine be creative? Google thinks so, and it has an entire team dedicated to teaching machines how to view the world a little more like us emotional humans.
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Minnesotans struggle to spell 'broccoli,' Google says Press - ‎3 hours ago‎
Google Trends published a map on May 26, 2016 of the words each state searches for how to spell (image from Google Trends).

LINE Reaches 500 Million Downloads On Google Play, More Proof Of How Popular Messaging Apps Are

Android Police - ‎1 hour ago‎
LINE, a messaging app popular in Asia, and growing in popularity in Europe and America, has passed 500 million downloads on the Play Store, joining an exclusive club which currently includes Dropbox, Instagram and Skype.

Google is fixing one of the most frustrating features of its Chrome browser

Business Insider - ‎May 28, 2016‎
"We're definitely aware of the frustration that this causes users who have come to rely on the shortcut," a Google product manager, Tyler Odean, writes. "However for users who *don't* understand the behavior of the shortcut, which is the majority of ...
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Phonebloks founder voices out frustration on Project Ara update, says Google could do better

Neowin - ‎4 hours ago‎
However, with the latest Project Ara iteration by Google, Dave Hakkens expressed his frustration on how the update has changed some of his ideas for the concept.
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Google wins against Oracle but the fight over fair use and APIs drags on

Mashable - ‎May 27, 2016‎
On Thursday, Google's long protracted battle with Oracle ended in Google's favor when a jury of 10 people found in Google's favor. The details of Oracle v. Google go all the way back to 2010, when Oracle filed suit against Google, arguing that when ...
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Ray Kurzweil is building a chatbot for Google

The Verge - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Back in 2012 he was hired at Google as a director of engineering to work on natural language recognition, and today we got another hint of what he is working on.

#MyGoogleZA campaign reveals handy Google travel tips

News24 - ‎10 hours ago‎
Cape Town - Google SA recently asked South African tweeters how they use Google technology in their everyday lives - and we were pleased to see how many Google uses came up for travelling! Tweets under the hashtag #MyGoogleZA proved that South ...
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Apple is working on an AI system that wipes the floor with Google

Business Insider Australia - ‎May 28, 2016‎
According to a source familiar with VocalIQ's product, it's much more robust and capable than Siri's biggest competitors like Google Now, Amazon's Alexa, and Microsoft's Cortana. In fact, it was so impressive that Apple bought VocalIQ before the ...
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Google to Boost Mobile Web Speed on Apple Devices

Fortune - ‎May 27, 2016‎
Google's big plan to speed up mobile websites is picking up on Apple mobile devices. The Google iOS app for devices like the iPhone and iPad now supports the search giant's Accelerated Mobile Pages project, created to increase the loading times of news ...