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Accountants Hate Him: Man Admits to Tricking Google and Facebook in $100 Million Scam

A Lithuanian man faces up to 30 years in prison after admitting to his role in a scheme that bilked Google and Facebook out of $121 million, .Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Scams, Phishing, Alphabet


Why anti-vaxxer mobs go after pro-vaccine doctors online — and what to do about it

In 2017, Kids Plus Pediatrics, an independent medical practice in Pittsburgh, posted a 90-second video on its Facebook page encouraging parents to have their children vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection that can cause cancer.  For three weeks, the post garnered positive, higher-than-average interest and engagement from the page's followers. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the anti-vaccination attacks began. Thousands of comments from vaccine skept...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Youtube, Merck, Cnn, Italy, Donald Trump, Unicef, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh, Vermont Sen Bernie Sanders, Sanofi, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Hermann, Federation University Australia


After Google, EU’s Antitrust Sights May Turn to Amazon and Apple

While Google just got a third, and possibly final, EU fine on Wednesday, regulators still have their eyes on Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. EU antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, told reporters earlier this month that an early-stage probe into Amazon’s potential use of data to overtake smaller shops on its Marketplace platform is "quite advanced" and she’d "like to take more decisive steps" before she leaves office later this year.
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, Eu, Margrethe Vestager, Google EU, Amazon com Inc Apple Inc, Facebook Inc EU


How Will Google Overcome Stadia's Biggest Obstacle?

The problem with a gaming platform that relies entirely on the internet is that it relies on the internet. Stadia, Google’s new streaming game platform, will require that users have a robust internet connection to work, and that’s a big problem. “It’s what has plagued game streaming from the beginning,” said Pat…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Game Streaming, GDC, Stadia, GDC 2019, Stadia Google


Google Hit With $1.7 Billion Fine in Europe for Abusing Advertising Dominance

European regulators fined Google €1.49 billion (or $1.7 billion) on Wednesday for abusing its dominance in the online advertising business by imposing restrictive and anticompetitive contracts on its European customers.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Europe, Science, Antitrust, Adsense, Margrethe Vestager, Kent Walker


Google Hit With $1.7 Billion in Europe for Abusing Advertising Dominance

European regulators fined Google €1.49 billion (or $1.7 billion) on Wednesday for abusing its dominance in the online advertising business by imposing restrictive and anticompetitive contracts on its European customers.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Europe, Science, Antitrust, Adsense, Margrethe Vestager, Kent Walker


Google Fined $1.7 Billion in Vestager's Last Antitrust Case

It brings the total Google has been ordered to pay to 8.2 billion euros in EU antitrust probes that have run for nearly a decade and taken aim at the company’s popular software for Android phones and searches related to shopping. Google is by far the biggest internet advertising broker, setting up searches on customers’ websites, Vestager said, and that allows it to control how most consumers start shopping.
Tags: Google, Science, Eu, Vestager


EU Renews Calls to Facebook, Twitter to Fight Fake News

The European Commission requires “more systematic information” from platforms to check the placement of advertisements and “to better understand the effectiveness of the actions taken against bots and fake accounts,” it said in a statement on Wednesday. “We encourage online platforms to work with researchers and fact-checkers on access to live information on public pages, streams and other services, as well as on data on inauthentic accounts they have identified and removed,” EU Commissioners J...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Eu, European Commission, Alphabet Inc, Andrus Ansip, Vera Jourova Mariya Gabriel


Google Fined $1.7 Billion Over Advertising Market Abuse

It brings the total Google has been ordered to pay to 8.2 billion euros in EU antitrust probes that have run for nearly a decade and taken aim at the company’s popular software for Android phones and searches related to shopping. Google is by far the biggest internet advertising broker, setting up searches on customers’ websites, Vestager said, and that allows it to control how most consumers start shopping.
Tags: Google, Science, Eu, Vestager


Google Made Chromecast Cool Again

At Gizmodo, there are few things more rewarding than eating your own words. So here I am. It’s been six months since I reviewed the apparently boring new Google Chromecast, a gadget I said “falls short” and called “a bummer.” New Google has effectively turned the Chromecast into the video game console of the future.…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Science, Video Games, Chromecast, Gizmodo, New Google, Google Chromecast, Stadia, Google Stadia


Guy Who Ran Verizon's Failing AOL-Yahoo Hybrid Leaving With $60 Million Golden Parachute

Tim Armstrong, onetime Google executive and former CEO of AOL and its successor, Verizon’s troubled, digital media-focused Oath group, departed Verizon in 2018 just months before the corporation took a $4.5 billion accounting charge on Oath. According to a Tuesday report in the Wall Street Journal, he’s walking away…Read more...
Tags: Google, Verizon, Science, Technology, Media, Yahoo, Digital Media, Aol, Wall Street Journal, Tim Armstrong, OATH, Late Capitalism, Verizon Media Group


Nintendo, Sony Fall After Google Unveils a Gaming Service

Nintendo dropped as much as 4.6 percent and Sony declined 4.5 percent Wednesday, the biggest intraday drop for both stocks in six weeks. Stadia lets developers put games on a streaming platform that will allow players to access the action through the web, skipping expensive consoles or personal computers, Google announced at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Tags: Google, Science, Sony, Nintendo, Nintendo Sony Fall After Google, Gaming Service


AMD Perplexes Analysts With a 12% Jump on ‘Well Known’ News

The stock rallied 12 percent Tuesday as Google unveiled its video-game streaming service that will use AMD processors, even though analysts said the chipmaker’s involvement was already known. AMD Chief Executive Officer Lisa Su said during a presentation at the CES trade show in January that its graphics processors would be used as part of Google’s gaming project. “We are surprised by the stock price move as we believed this was a well known win,” RBC’s Mitch Steves wrote in a research note af...
Tags: Google, Science, Amd, Rbc, Lisa Su, Mitch Steves


Google's 'Stadia' Is the Latest Attack in the War on Games You Can Actually Own

Cloud gaming is coming, like it or not.
Tags: Google, Science


Google Pushes Into Video Games With Stadia Service

The Alphabet Inc. unit unveiled Tuesday a new game streaming service called Stadia at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The announcement marks a major new foray into the $180 billion industry for the internet giant. Stadia lets developers build new games on a streaming platform that will allow players to access the action through the web instead of having to buy expensive consoles or personal computers.
Tags: Google, Science, San Francisco, Alphabet Inc


Google Stadia's Only Hardware Is This Special Controller

Today, Google announced its new Stadia game streaming platform that lets gamers play games on pretty much anything with an internet connection. Laptops, desktops, phones, and even TV’s with a Chromecast Ultra attached are all supported. That means there’s no need to go out and buy a new console to get access to…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Science, Game Streaming, GDC, Consumer Tech, Stadia, Chromecast Ultra, Streaming Games, Stadia Controller


Can You Pay Your Way Out of Email Hell?

There’s no perfect way to manage massive quantities of emails, but everybody has their preferences. Some people are Gmail purists, who might be sad to know that the Google’s free supercharged email management app Inbox will stop working on April 2. Others are Outlook devotees, who probably get the app free through…Read more...
Tags: Google, Productivity, Science, Email, Outlook, Newton, Spark, Microsoft Outlook, Customer Support, Edison, Airmail, Airmail 3


Hey Google, Nobody Asked For Google Assistant In Their Games

So, Google’s Stadia game streaming service is here. Along with it comes the all-new Stadia-specific controllers. And on that nifty controller is a button that allows you to launch Google Assistant. What?Read more...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Science, Stadia, Google Assistant, GDC 2019


All the Details About Stadia, Google's Huge Bet on the Future of Gaming

Google is taking on the big guys. In a keynote at Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today Google announced a new service, Stadia, that will allow gamers to play the biggest games on any Android or Chrome-based device (including any device with a Chrome browser).Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, San Francisco, GDC, Video Game Streaming, GDC 2019, Google Streaming


Facebook Told to Face Up to Extremism After New Zealand Attack

Australia’s prime minister has urged the Group of 20 nations to use a meeting in June to discuss a crack down, while New Zealand media reported the nation’s biggest banks have pulled their advertising from Facebook and Google. “We cannot simply sit back and accept that these platforms just exist and what is said is not the responsibility of the place where they are published,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told parliament on Tuesday.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, Australia, New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, Facebook Told


This May Be the Hideous Logo for Google's New Game Streaming Service

A Google exhibit at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Monday appears to be teasing some sort of hardware related to its widely rumored video game streaming service, albeit with a logo that looks like Doritos and the wifi symbol had a monstrous love child.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Video Games, San Francisco, Chromecast, Streaming, Game Streaming, Game Developers Conference, Video Game Streaming


Can Google Create the Netflix of Gaming?

Google is set to unveil a video game service, codenamed Project Stream, that will reportedly allow people to play Fortnite and other modern titles in a web browser or on a television using inexpensive hardware. Google has been privately testing Project Stream since last fall and just touted its announcement planned for Tuesday with a video trailer. It’s unclear whether it will work with existing Google devices like Chromecast or Google Home, or whether it will require players to buy new hardwa...
Tags: Google, Science, Google Home, Project Stream


President Trump Says 'I Don't Trust Some Computer to Drive Me Around' According to New Report

A whopping 71 percent of Americans don’t trust autonomous cars to drive them around, according to a new survey by AAA. And it looks like the most famous man in America stands with the 71 percent. President Donald Trump has said, “I don’t trust some computer to drive me around,” according to a new report from Axios.Read more...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Science, White House, America, Computers, New Zealand, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Donald Trump, AAA, Department Of Transportation, Trump, Self Driving Cars, Muslim Ban, Don


Google research shows how AI can make ophthalmologists more effective

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, diagnosing disease faster and potentially with greater accuracy than physicians, some have suggested that technology may soon replace tasks that physicians currently perform.
Tags: Google, Science


College Bribery, DoorDash Pay, and Captain Marvel: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

The tech world found itself embroiled in another appalling controversy when a white supremacist gunman entered two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 15 and opened fire, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores of others in an attack apparently calculated for maximum effect on social media and …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Google, Meat, Food, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Comics, Science, Technology, Movies, Medicine, Labor, Climate Change, College, Disney


Facebook Says It Removed 1.5 Million Videos of Christchurch Massacre Within 24 Hours

Facebook said on Saturday night that within 24 hours of a horrific attack on Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand that killed at least 50 people and wounded dozens of others on March 15, it had blocked 1.5 million attempts to share a video of the attack live-streamed on Facebook by the shooter. Over 1.2 million of…Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Technology, Youtube, Social Media, Cybersecurity, Terrorism, Propaganda, Islamophobia, Christchurch, Christchurch New Zealand, Right Wing Extremism, Million Videos of Christchurch Massacre Within


Trips to the loo and thirst at night: the midlife health warning signs you can't ignore

Do you regularly wake up in the night gagging for a glass of water? Do you experience unexplained tingling sensations in your arms and legs? Are you heaving yourself from your bed multiple times each night for the toilet? If so, you’re not alone: these are all common ‘midlife’ health ailments experienced by people in their forties, fifties, and beyond, doctors say. Type your symptoms into Google, and you’ll probably be told that you have only minutes to live – or perhaps that you should already ...
Tags: Google, UK, Science, NHS, Fenton, Daniel Fenton, London Doctor 's Clinic


Trump Now Just Accusing Google of Aiding the Chinese Military, or Whatever

In yet another example of some morsel of news carrion being dragged all the way up to the top of the White House before being partially digested and regurgitated onto a bunch of Twitter eggs, Donald Trump accused tech giant Google of aiding the Chinese military (as well as “Crooked Hillary Clinton”) on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Politics, Science, Technology, White House, China, Social Media, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Peoples Liberation Army, Sure Whatever


Big Tech's Favorite Excuse for Letting Hate Go Viral Is a Great Argument Against Big Tech

Every horrifying moment amplified by social media follows the same basic script, and Friday’s livestreamed deadly terrorist attack in New Zealand, which left at least 49 people dead and dozens injured, hits all the usual plot points of hate going viral online.Read more...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Youtube, New Zealand, Reddit, Content Moderation, You Did This To Yourselves On Purpose


Google’s Emma Haruka Iwao breaks Pi world record

The world record for most accurate value of pi has been broken. Emma Haruka Iwao, who has worked at Google for nearly four years, found the new digits of pi by using the company’s cloud computing service. She managed to calculate pi to 31 trillion digits.
Tags: Google, Science, Emma Haruka Iwao



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