Google now pays 450 sites to bring you free news, including some paywalled stories

Google News Showcase launches today in the UK and ArgentinaBy Jon [email protected]  Feb 10, 2021, 1:25pm EST Google’s News Showcase, a program wherein the search giant pays to curate news content from publishers, has launched in the UK and Argentina. In the UK, the service covers over 120 publications, while 40 Argentinian publications have signed up. For readers, the service […]

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NHS rejects Apple-Google coronavirus app plan

By Leo KelionTechnology desk editor The UK’s coronavirus contact-tracing app is set to use a different model to the one proposed by Apple and Google, despite concerns raised about privacy and performance. The NHS says it has a way to make the software work “sufficiently well” on iPhones without users having to keep it active […]

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Google and Facebook should compensate news outlets. The devil is in the details as to how

Sean Speer: The French and Australian decisions on Google and Facebook will invariably make their way to Canada. We shouldn’t resist it National Post Sean Speer April 24, 20206:00 AM EDT One of the big and evolving questions prior to the COVID-19 crisis was the regulation of Google and Facebook. There’s a growing view in […]


Google warns BILLIONS of website passwords have been hacked – how to check yours now

GOOGLE has warned users that billions of passwords – and hundreds of thousands of username and password combinations – have been hacked. Cyber-experts are now urging users to make sure they’re using tough passwords that haven’t already been stolen. Earlier this year, Google launched a Password Checkup add-on for the Google Chrome web browser. It displays a […]


Gambling addicts searching on Google for help bombarded with ads for online casinos

Searches for software designed to help show promotions for thousands of pounds of free bets and bonuses Ben Chapman @b_c_chapman Gambling addicts who search Google for help to quit are being bombarded by adverts for online casinos. The search company’s algorithm is serving up ads promoting thousands of pounds of bonuses offered by betting websites, with many even boasting of being […]


Google wins ‘right to be forgotten’ case in top EU court European Court of Justice rules against obliging Google to apply ‘right to be forgotten’ rule globally.3 hours ago MORE ON AJ IMPACT The world is your oyster: Top universities worldwide rankedlast week Hong Kong exchange has London rival in its sightslast week Aramco’s IPO may […]


Google cloud boss Thomas Kurian makes his first big move — buys Looker for $2.6 billion

Google is set to acquire data analytics company Looker in what will be its new cloud chief’s first major acquisition in his tenure. Google said it will buy Looker for $2.6 billion in cash. Former Oracle executive Thomas Kurian joined Google Cloud as CEO in November, replacing Diane Greene. Kurian indicated at a conference in February he is looking to invest […]