Category: Google

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is taking over as CEO of Alphabet, too
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai is taking over as CEO of Alphabet, too

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin just announced that Google CEO Sundar Pichai will be replacing Page as the CEO of parent company Alphabet. In addition, Brin is stepping down from his role as Alphabet’s president. Alphabet first came into existence in 2015 as “a collection of companies” that separates Google from “other bets”…

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Google employee activist says she’s been fired
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Google employee activist says she’s been fired

Google has terminated Rebecca Rivers, an employee activist the company put on indefinite administrative leave this month, Rivers tweeted this afternoon. Google declined to comment but confirmed an internal note published by Bloomberg, which said Google fired a total of four employees for repeatedly violating its data-security policies. Earlier this month, Google put Rivers and…

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Is Google Stadia Just Pandering to Women?
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Is Google Stadia Just Pandering to Women?

Google Stadia has not reviewed terribly well. Google VP Phil Harrison says other companies have been “more masculine in their approach.” The decision comes across more like pandering to female gamers rather than actually trying to do them any good. Google Stadia is now out, and by all accounts it’s a raging dumpster fire of…

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Google limits political ad targeting and all ‘demonstrably false claims’
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Google limits political ad targeting and all ‘demonstrably false claims’

Google has joined Twitter in revising its political ad rules ahead of what promises to be a brutal election season. But while the latter chose to ban political advertising altogether, Google is mainly limiting the ability to target political demographics, and promises to take action against “demonstrably false claims.” In a blog post Wednesday afternoon,…

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Google Cloud launches Bare Metal Solution
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Google Cloud launches Bare Metal Solution

Google Cloud today announced the launch of a new bare metal service, dubbed the Bare Metal Solution. We aren’t talking about bare metal servers offered directly by Google Cloud here, though. Instead, we’re talking about a solution that enterprises can use to run their specialized workloads on certified hardware that’s co-located in the Google Cloud…

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