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Google tightens measures to remove extremist content on YouTube

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google will implement more measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video sharing platform YouTube, the company said in a blog post on Sunday. Google said it would take a tougher position on videos containing supremacist or inflammatory religious content by issuing …

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Google offers at least $880 million to LG display for OLED investment: Electronic Times

Google Inc has offered to invest at least 1 trillion won ($880.29 million) to help South Korea’s LG Display Co Ltd (034220.KS) boost output of organic light-emitting diode (OLED) screens for smartphones, the Electronic Times reported on Monday citing unnamed sources. The paper said Google offered the investment to secure …

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Verizon, AT&T suspend ads from Google over offensive videos

U.S. wireless carriers Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc said on Wednesday they have suspended digital advertising on Google’s YouTube and other advertising platforms not related to search over concerns that their ads may have run next to extremist videos. Verizon and AT&T joined a list of well-known British brands …

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Google shows improved self-driving system in Chrysler Pacifica

Google (GOOGL.O) unveiled its latest self-driving system in a Chrysler Pacifica minivan during a Sunday preview ahead of the Detroit auto show, saying the technology is more reliable and affordable. The announcement came from John Krafcik, head of Google’s Waymo unit, whose search for partners to develop and install the …

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Amazon’s Alexa moves in on Google’s Android system

Amazon.com Inc’s digital assistant appeared almost everywhere at the CES technology show this week in Las Vegas, even making an unexpected appearance on rival Google’s Android system. Companies ranging from appliance maker Whirlpool Corp to Ford Motor Co unveiled products featuring Alexa, the digital assistant from Amazon that responds to …

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Meet Waymo, Google’s self-driving car company

Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google self-driving car project recast itself as Waymo on Tuesday, an independent entity within the technology giant, as executives suggested the company is close to bringing its autonomous driving to the public. Although no deals were announced, the move signals a desire to finally monetize the company’s …

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South Korea rejects Google request to take government mapping data out of country

South Korea has rejected Google’s request for permission to take government mapping data for use in servers outside the country due to national security concerns, the country’s land ministry said. Google, whose corporate parent is U.S.-based Alphabet Inc, has said it needs to put the data on servers worldwide to …

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Google formally rejects EU antitrust charges

Google (GOOGL.O) on Thursday formally rejected European Union antitrust charges of unfairly promoting its shopping service and blocking rivals in online search advertising, paving the way for EU regulators to rule next year on these issues and potentially impose hefty fines. The U.S. technology giant’s rebuttal in the shopping case …

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Google tries new approach with voice on Pixel phone

About six months ago, people working on hardware and the voice-activated Google Assistant for the Pixel phone started sitting next to each other at the company’s Mountain View, California headquarters, hammering out minute details of its first phone. The new seating arrangement illustrated a much larger shift underway at Alphabet …

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Google parent Alphabet profit surges on mobile, video ads

Google parent Alphabet Inc bested analysts’ estimates for third-quarter profit and revenue on Thursday as the search company showed it has honed its core business for the mobile era and is closing in on the next wave of computing. Propelled by strong advertising on mobile devices and video site YouTube, …

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