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Google’s Grace Hopper subsea cable lands in Cornwall
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Infrastructure

Google’s Grace Hopper subsea cable lands in Cornwall

The 600km-long Google-funded cable connects the US to Europe
15 Sep 2021
South Korea fines Google for abusing Android dominance
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Policy & legislation

South Korea fines Google for abusing Android dominance

The ruling means manufacturers in the country will now be able to use modified versions of Google's OS on their devices
14 Sep 2021
Google handed user data to Hong Kong authorities despite pledge
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privacy

Google handed user data to Hong Kong authorities despite pledge

The tech giant last year said it would suspend the processing of user data requests from the Hong Kong government after a law that criminalised protes…
13 Sep 2021
Google and Microsoft's hybrid work battle shows the narrative is just as important as the technology
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collaboration

Google and Microsoft's hybrid work battle shows the narrative is just as important as the technology

Two of the biggest workspace collaboration players have finally decided what ‘the new normal’ means to them and their customers
9 Sep 2021
Google Calendar now gives greater insight into your workday
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business apps

Google Calendar now gives greater insight into your workday

End users should see the Time Insights update as early as September 16
1 Sep 2021
Google pushes its return to the office date into 2022
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flexible working

Google pushes its return to the office date into 2022

The "varied impact" of the Delta variant will keep Googlers at home until January next year
1 Sep 2021
Google reportedly planning Chromebooks with custom CPUs by 2023
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components

Google reportedly planning Chromebooks with custom CPUs by 2023

The company is said to be ramping up its chip-making efforts after witnessing Apple's success with its M1 CPU
1 Sep 2021
South Korea passes landmark bill to curb app payment monopolies
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Policy & legislation

South Korea passes landmark bill to curb app payment monopolies

The bill effectively prevents companies like Google and Apple from charging commissions on in-app purchases
31 Aug 2021
Tech giants pledge billions for cyber security
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cyber security

Tech giants pledge billions for cyber security

Supply chain security and education commitments feature heavily at White House meeting
26 Aug 2021
Nextech AR secures early access to Google’s 3D AR Search Program
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augmented reality (AR)

Nextech AR secures early access to Google’s 3D AR Search Program

The program is exclusive to Nextech’s Threedy.ai subscribers
24 Aug 2021
US bipartisan bill targets big tech app store dominance
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Policy & legislation

US bipartisan bill targets big tech app store dominance

The proposed law aims to promote competition and strengthen consumer protections within the app market
12 Aug 2021
Google approves majority of staff requests to work remotely or relocate
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flexible working

Google approves majority of staff requests to work remotely or relocate

The company looks to cater to employees as organisations think about their policies ahead of offices reopening
5 Aug 2021
Apple employee placed on indefinite leave after complaining about sexism
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Careers & training

Apple employee placed on indefinite leave after complaining about sexism

Ashley Gjøvik's complaints about her coworkers’ behaviour were investigated by the company, yet found to not be sexist
5 Aug 2021
Google breaks from Qualcomm with in-house Pixel 6 chip
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system on chip (SoC)

Google breaks from Qualcomm with in-house Pixel 6 chip

Tensor will become Google's first custom-built system-on-chip
3 Aug 2021
Google launches Meet Progressive Web App
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video conferencing

Google launches Meet Progressive Web App

Meet PWA is compatible with Windows, macOS, Chrome OS, and Linux
2 Aug 2021
Google, Microsoft fight over documents in antitrust lawsuit
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Policy & legislation

Google, Microsoft fight over documents in antitrust lawsuit

The search giant claims Microsoft won’t hand over records, while Microsoft asks why it should
30 Jul 2021
Google Cloud seeks to abandon its ‘Killed By Google’ reputation
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Software

Google Cloud seeks to abandon its ‘Killed By Google’ reputation

The new approach includes notifying customers at least one year in advance that a product will be killed off
27 Jul 2021
Google adds 600 places to Singapore digital skills bootcamp
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Careers & training

Google adds 600 places to Singapore digital skills bootcamp

The country is looking to build up local tech talent through government-supported programmes
27 Jul 2021
Google Cloud customers can now select regions based on CO2 output
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cloud computing

Google Cloud customers can now select regions based on CO2 output

The update is part of Google’s company-wide sustainability initiative that aims to achieve carbon-free status by 2030
13 Jul 2021
Google replaces Backup and Sync with Drive for Desktop
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file servers

Google replaces Backup and Sync with Drive for Desktop

The tech giant recommends that users transition to the new service by the end of September
13 Jul 2021
Opera update adds free VPN, built-in ad blocker to ChromeOS browser
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web browser

Opera update adds free VPN, built-in ad blocker to ChromeOS browser

The browser claims to be the first to be fully optimised for ChromeOS since the operating system launched in 2011
1 Jul 2021
20% of Google Play apps breach child privacy rules
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Google Android

20% of Google Play apps breach child privacy rules

Half of these offending apps were “teacher approved”
23 Jun 2021
EU opens antitrust probe into Google's advertising business
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Policy & legislation

EU opens antitrust probe into Google's advertising business

The European Commission will investigate whether the tech giant favours its own services at the expense of rival advertisers and publishers
22 Jun 2021