Google to pay $1.1billion settlement to France in fiscal fraud case

Google agreed to pay close to 1 billion euros (an equivalent of $1.10 billion) to French authorities to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago in a deal that may create a legal precedent for other large tech companies present in the country. French investigators have been seeking to establish whether Google,… Read More Google to pay $1.1billion settlement to France in fiscal fraud case

U.S. lawmakers ask Google to increase copyright protections

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday asked the chief executive of Alphabet’s Google to expand its use of technology that prevents copyright infringement to smaller creators who are at a significant disadvantage. Copyright holders with smaller catalogs of works are disadvantaged without Google’s ‘Content ID’ technology, having to manually track down copyright infringements… Read More U.S. lawmakers ask Google to increase copyright protections

Google to pay $170million in settlement to FTC over YouTube privacy case

Google, which is owned by Alphabet Inc, and its YouTube video service will pay $170 million to settle allegations that it broke federal law by collecting personal information about children, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. YouTube had been accused of tracking viewers of children’s channels using cookies without parental consent and using those… Read More Google to pay $170million in settlement to FTC over YouTube privacy case

Google set to acquire analytics company Looker in $2.6billion deal

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday it would buy Looker, a privately held big-data analytics company, for $2.6 billion in cash, in the first major acquisition for new Google Cloud Chief Executive Thomas Kurian. Google’s cloud computing division is a distant third globally to Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp in terms of revenue from renting… Read More Google set to acquire analytics company Looker in $2.6billion deal

Google suspends business with Huawei following U.S. blacklist

Alphabet Inc’s 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 familiar with the matter said on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought to blacklist around the world. Holders… Read More Google suspends business with Huawei following U.S. blacklist

Google launches program in Israel to aid global growth of startups

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday it has launched a four-month program in Israel to help startups grow globally using its experts and tools. The Google Startup Growth Lab Programme has picked eight companies, after a pilot was completed in 2018. “This is a program for startups that are beginning their growth period or have… Read More Google launches program in Israel to aid global growth of startups

Four dead, three injured as giant construction crane collapses in Seattle

A giant construction crane operating at the site of a future Google campus collapsed from the roof of a building and toppled across a Seattle intersection on Saturday, killing four people and injuring three others, authorities and local media said. The crane collapse occurred in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood shortly after 3:30 p.m. local… Read More Four dead, three injured as giant construction crane collapses in Seattle