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Google turning smartphones into earthquake detectors

Google launched an earthquake alert system in California, saying it is working on letting Android-powered smartphones double as tremor detectors. The new "ShakeAlert" system, created in collaboration with the US …

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Google to adopt work-from-home until at least July 2021

Google will extend its work-from-home stance until at least July 2021, according to a person familiar with the matter. The company had previously said most employees will be working remotely through the end of 2020, with some …

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Google parent company now worth $1 trillion

Google’s parent company Alphabet is now the fourth U.S. company to hit a market cap of $1 trillion. Apple was the first US company to hit a $1 trillion cap in 2018, followed later that year by Amazon (which has since dropped below …

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U.S. eases restrictions on Huawei

The U.S. Commerce Department said it will allow China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to purchase American-made goods in order to maintain existing networks and provide software updates to existing Huawei handsets. The world’s …

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Crimea shown as Russian region on Google Maps

Crimea is shown as a Russian region on Google Maps now, the Russian State Duma's information policy committee chair Leonid Levin said. "When accessing the maps from Russia, Crimea is shown as a Russian …

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Turkey fines Google for violating competition law

Turkey’s competition authority said on Thursday it had fined Google some 93 million Turkish lira ($15 million) for violating competition laws with its mobile software sales, Reuters reported. In a statement, the competition …

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 Trump lambasts EU over $5.1bn fine for Google

US President Donald Trump has attacked the European Union’s decision to fine Google $5.1billion for “serious illegal behaviour”. "I told you so! The European Union just slapped a Five Billion …

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Bridge to Crimea appears on Google Maps

The Crimean Bridge, the motorway section of which opened on May 15, finally appeared on Google Maps today. At 14:00 Moscow time, the bridge could be seen on Google Maps. However, the service cannot plot a route through the Crimean …

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Google and YouTube to combat online terrorism

Google has introduced four new measures to tackle the spread of terrorist material online, saying the threat poses a serious challenge and that more immediate action needs to be taken. Google will devote more engineering resources to …

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Google suspends Project Ara smartphone work

Google has suspended Project Ara, its ambitious effort to build what is known as a modular smartphone with interchangeable components, as part of a broader push to streamline the company's hardware efforts, two people with knowledge of the …

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