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To chase out low-waged workers, Mountain View is banning overnight RV and van parking

Mountain View -- home to some of Silicon Valley's most profitable companies, including Google -- is one of the most expensive places in the world to live, thanks to the sky-high wages commanded by techies, who have gone on to bid up all the real-estate in the region. The problem is that these high-tech "campuses" rely on an army of low-waged, contracted out cleaners, gardeners, cooks, baristas, etc, and these people struggle to find housing within commuting distance of the city. Many of the...
Tags: Google, Post, Business, News, California, Silicon Valley, Sundar Pichai, Urban Theory, Big Tech, Nimbyism, Weaponized Shelter, Wheel Estate, Occupational Diversity, That's Vannin, Alison Hicks, Alistair Barr Bloomberg


Gmail logs your purchase history, undermining Google’s commitment to privacy

Google has been trying to portray itself as privacy-focused. But a new report shows Google tracks many of your online purchases, even if they are bought from a non-Google affiliated store like Amazon. The post Gmail logs your purchase history, undermining Google’s commitment to privacy appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Gmail, Privacy, Trends, Web, Purchases, Sundar Pichai


Google is using its famously sparse homepage to brag about how much it helps the economy, and it's a telling sign of the tech backlash (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Friday, Google began promoting reports outlining its economic benefits on its famously spare homepage. The reports show stats like how many billions of dollars the tech giant has helped generate and how many hundreds of thousands of businesses have leveraged its ad tools.   Google appears to have created these reports since at least 2009, but it's unclear whether it has ever placed them directly on its homepage until now.  The company's self-promotion comes as President Trump steps up criti...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, California, Youtube, White House, US, San Francisco, Trends, Sundar Pichai, Trump, Google Facebook


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. The food delivery firm has raised $1.53 billion to date, making it one of the best-funded startups in Europe. Facebook is overrun with fake accounts impersonating tech execs like Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and Sundar Pichai. The existence of the accounts raise questions about Facebook's ability to police its app for malicious behaviour. Microsoft and Sony made a joint announcement that they would "explore joint development of future ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Instagram, Microsoft, US, Trends, Malaysia, Sony, Airbnb, Donald Trump, Huawei, Sundar Pichai, Cnbc, Alexa, Trump, Angela Ahrendts


These are dogs of some of the most powerful executives in Silicon Valley, from Mark Zuckerberg to Travis Kalanick

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the owner of an adorable fluffy dog named Beast, but he isn't the only tech executive with a furry friend. Studies show that dogs can help reduce stress levels and boost productivity, so they make ideal companions for tech moguls running billion dollar companies. These are some of the most powerful dogs in Silicon Valley. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With company cultures that celebrate—and even encourage —employees bringing their dogs ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, San Francisco, Trends, Long, David, Alaska, New York Times, Zynga, Marvin, Reddit


Facebook is overrun with fake accounts impersonating tech execs like Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and Sundar Pichai (FB, GOOG)

Facebook is overrun with fake accounts pretending to be famous technology industry executives. The fraudulent accounts are purporting to be everyone from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The existence of the accounts raise questions about Facebook's ability to police its app for malicious behaviour. Last year, Facebook was criticised over fake accounts of CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Those have been banned — but these still remain. Visit...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, London, Microsoft, California, Satya Nadella, Trends, Snapchat, New York Times, Tim Cook, Peter Thiel, Silicon Valley, Evan Spiegel


Google’s new plan to push Google Pay in India: cashback incentives in Android apps

Google is gunning for India’s payment companies. The U.S. search giant entered India’s payment space in 2017, and now it is hatching an initiative that could boost usage of its Google Pay service by tying it tightly into Android apps in the country. The company has built an in-app engagement rewards platform that promises to help developers and businesses retain users and drive engagement on their apps, two sources familiar with the matter said. It plans to formally launch the project through...
Tags: Google, Google Play, Apps, Asia, Developer, India, Tech, Payments, New Delhi, Sundar Pichai, Sdk, Tez, Competition Commission of India CCI, Google India, Google Tez, Google Pay That


‘Use without an account’ brings Incognito Mode to Google Search App

At the recent Google I/O 2019, CEO Sundar Pichai announced that Incognito Mode will soon come to Google Maps and Search. Prior to the announcement, a couple of new additions were seen in Google app for Android. You may now notice a new “Manage your Google Account” option when you tap your Google account picture from the top right. This new setting offers one-tap access to control the privacy and security settings for a certain Google product. Besides, a new “Use without an account” option is vi...
Tags: Google, News, Privacy, Google Search, Blogging, Google Maps, Sundar Pichai, How To's, Incognito Mode, Google App


Google opens German center to improve data privacy

LONDON (AP) — Google opened a privacy focused engineering center in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, its latest move to beef up its data protection credentials as tech companies’ face growing scrutiny of their data collection practices. CEO Sundar Pichai said the Silicon Valley tech giant is expanding its operations in the southern German city, including […]
Tags: Google, Business, Technology, London, News, Ap, Nation, Silicon Valley, Sundar Pichai, Munich Germany


Apple's latest ad emphasizes how the iPhone keeps your text conversations private, subtly digging at companies like Facebook and Google (AAPL)

Apple has released a new privacy-focused video ad, this time highlighting iMessage encryption. It's the latest of several Apple ads that puts privacy at the forefront. Apple has become increasingly vocal about its privacy efforts as companies like Google and Facebook have come under increased scrutiny. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Apple has been increasingly vocal about its focus on privacy in recent months, and its latest video ad emphasizes that theme yet again — th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Samsung, Trends, New York Times, Tim Cook, Las Vegas, Abc News, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Angela Ahrendts, Cambridge Analytica, Google AAPL


Alphabet's 2019 first-quarter earnings call (GOOGL, GOOG)

Editor's note: The following is a transcript from Alphabet's first-quarter earnings call . The transcription was provided by Alphabet.   Candice (Operator): Good day ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Alphabet first quarter 2019 earnings call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question and answer session and instructions will be given at that time. If anyone should require operator assistance, please press star and then zero on your touch-t...
Tags: Google, Asia, Europe, New York, Microsoft, Youtube, India, Softbank, US, Samsung, Trends, Unilever, Taiwan, UPS, Healthcare, Ubs


Google wants to be a company that 'helps you get things done,' but there's an important catch you need to know (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google execs had a clear message at the company's annual I/O developer conference: "Helpful, helpful, helpful. Google wants to be more helpful." The catch — as we should know by now — is that a product can only be as helpful as the information shared with it.  Google is proud to have these privacy options available to users — not cutting off those entirely who have less faith in the company. But coming out of I/O, it's clear that the tech giant wants to convert even the skeptics. Visit Busines...
Tags: Google, Trends, Ai, Sundar Pichai, Samsung Galaxy Fold


One Year Later, Restaurants Are Still Confused By Google Duplex

An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from a report via The Verge: Google Duplex was arguably one of Google's biggest announcements in 2018, but the AI faded into the background this week at the same I/O developer conference that introduced it just one year ago. Rather than an update on how the AI has been improved since its official release, Google CEO Sundar Pichai simply noted that the technology has gotten "great feedback," then he quickly moved on to announce that Duplex would be coming to ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Sundar Pichai, Mark Seaman, Seaman, Duplex, Google Duplex, Forest Hills New York, Queens Bully


My data security is better than yours: tech CEOs throw shade in privacy wars

Apple, Google and Facebook are racing to embrace the latest buzzword, and taking swipes at each other in the process“Privacy cannot be a luxury good offered only to people who can afford to buy premium products and services,” declared Sundar Pichai, the chief executive officer of Google, in a New York Times op-ed this week. “Privacy must be equally available to everyone in the world.”Pichai’s column, published in conjunction with Google’s annual developer conference, was a two-pronged public rel...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Technology, Privacy, Social Networking, Surveillance, New York Times, Computing, Silicon Valley, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Pichai, Apple Google


Google and AI: Biases, lung cancers, and flood forecasting

After an apparent privacy-focused shift echoed at Facebook F8, Google executives also emphasized how it has to keep responsible development of AI, privacy and security in mind. Google’s Sundar Pichai talked of bad datasets and and AI bias, “”We want to ensure that our AI models... ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Google, News, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Sundar Pichai, Facebook F8 Google


Privacy at Google I/O: Incognito mode, delete activity data, federated learning, and privacy on Android Q

“Our work on privacy and security is never done, we want to do more to stay ahead of the constantly evolving user expectations”, said Google CEO Sundar Pichai at Google’s annual developers conference I/O 2019. “We always want to do more for users, but do it with less data... ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Android, News, Privacy, Artificial Intelligence, Google Maps, Sundar Pichai


Nest's product boss says it's time to rethink what it means to 'own' a tech product: 'We're not going to allow the owner dictate how our products work' (GOOG, GOOGL)

As technology increasingly shifts from the smartphones in our pockets to smart devices all around us, Google foresees privacy protocols will need to evolve as well.  "It's not like you can sign a TOS (Terms Of Service) when you enter someone's house," Nest's VP of Product Rishi Chandra told Business Insider in a recent interview. "So we have to be very upfront about how our products work."  In response, the company released a set of privacy commitments on Tuesday for its smart home devices and...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Nest, Sundar Pichai, Business Insider, Max, Don, Walt Mossberg, Chandra, Google Wifi, Rishi Chandra, Nest Google, Google Home Hub


What Pixel 3a tells us about the state of the smartphone — and Google

Announced yesterday at Google’s opening I/O keynote, the Pixel 3a arrives at a tenuous time for the smartphone industry. Sales figures have stagnated for most of the major players in the industry — a phenomenon from which Google certainly isn’t immune. CEO Sundar Pichai discussed exactly that on the company’s Q1 earnings call last week. “While the first quarter results reflect pressure in the premium smartphone industry,” he explained, “we are pleased with the ongoing momentum of Assistant-en...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Smartphones, Htc, States, Taipei, Huawei, Sundar Pichai, Home Hub, Pixel, Pichai, Devin


Hey Google, stop trying to redefine privacy

Privacy was one of the themes of Google's I/O keynote this year, and that's understandable given what the competition has been doing all these years. Yes, Apple -- but also the various privacy-related scandals that affected Facebook over the last year as well as Google. Sundar Pichai then doubled down on privacy by penning an opinion in The New York Times that seems to be redefining privacy in a way that fits Google's interests.The CEO also makes it all sound like Google has been pro...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, News, France, New York Times, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Don


Google Relents On RMEF ‘Animal Cruelty’ Virtue Signaling

Opinion By Larry Keane Editors Note: Here is another example for big tech censoring our industry message. Be sure and subscribe to AmmoLand News‘ email list so we can contact you directly with positive pro-gun & pro freedom news. USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Google thinks hunting is animal cruelty. Well, they did, for a few days and until U.S. senators, a Congressman, Donald Trump Jr. and media started asking questions. Now, they’re pretty quiet about the issue. In fact, Google Inc. isn’t returnin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Guns, Youtube, Montana, Kentucky, Virginia, Censorship, West Virginia, United States, Missouri, Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Google Shopping, Sundar Pichai


Google Relents On RMEF ‘Animal Cruelty’ Virtue Signaling ~ VIDEO

Opinion By Larry Keane Editors Note: Here is another example for big tech censoring our industry message. Be sure and subscribe to AmmoLand News‘ email list so we can contact you directly with positive pro-gun & pro freedom news. USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Google thinks hunting is animal cruelty. Well, they did, for a few days and until U.S. senators, a Congressman, Donald Trump Jr. and media started asking questions. Now, they’re pretty quiet about the issue. In fact, Google Inc. isn’t returnin...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Guns, Youtube, Montana, Kentucky, Virginia, Censorship, West Virginia, United States, Missouri, Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Google Shopping, Sundar Pichai


Google Fights Back

Ben Thompson, writing for Stratechery: For a company famed for its engineering culture, you wouldn't expect a video at Google's annual I/O developer conference to have such emotional resonance. And yet, just watch (I have included the context around the video in question, which starts at the 2:33 mark): "I liked that very much." This was the most direct statement of what was a clear theme from Google's entire keynote: "Technology, particularly Google's technology, is a good thing, and we are goi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Tech, Ben Thompson, New York Times, Sundar Pichai, Pichai


Google's CEO took a subtle swing at Apple in a new op-ed: 'Privacy cannot be a luxury good' (GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote that "privacy cannot be a luxury good" in an op-ed published in the New York Times on Tuesday. The remark could be interpreted as a subtle jab at Apple, which has a reputation for being a luxury brand. Pichai's comments come as the company has announced new privacy features for its products. Apple has also been increasingly vocal about its commitment to privacy in recent months. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  If there was one key theme that...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, New York Times, Tim Cook, Las Vegas, Times, Abc News, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Angela Ahrendts, Deirdre O Brien, Diane Sawyer You, Federated Learning


36 Lessons for Business & Life from Trillion Dollar Coach Bill Campbell

BILL CAMPBELL was one of the most influential background players in Silicon Valley. He helped to build some of Silicon Valley’s greatest companies including Google, Apple, and Intuit and to create over a trillion dollars in market value. In Trillion Dollar Coach, authors Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle, state that “without a doubt, Bill Campbell was one of the people most integral to Google’s success. Without him, the company would not be where it was today.” Campbell was a co...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Steve Jobs, Silicon Valley, Columbia University, Bill, Intuit, Sundar Pichai, Stanford University, Bill Campbell, Campbell, Google Apple, Facebook He, Sheryl Sandberg COO


Here's what Google CEO Sundar Pichai carefully avoided talking about during his Google IO speech (GOOG, GOOGL, FB)

Google's annual developer conference was a sober affair, in sharp contrast to past events. Google CEO Sundar Pichai avoided the customary product metric bragging. It's a sign of the tech backlash, and the new regulatory scrutiny facing companies like Google and Facebook. But don't believe everything you see on stage. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Remember when developer conferences were for tech companies to brag about how big they were? It's kind of the point of a devel...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Google Lens


Google pledges more privacy. Plus, new Woodstock 50 drama: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. You can get an audio version of this briefing on your Alexa device; sign up here. What people are talking about today So far in 2019, Apple launched an ad campaign boasting of its commitment to user privacy, and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg promised -- after successive user data scandals -- that “the future is private.” Yesterday it was Google’s turn to publicly tackle the hot tech topic of t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Washington Post, Jay Z, Advertising, Nike, Netflix, Conde Nast, Wall Street Journal, Biz Stone, Sundar Pichai, Woodstock, Variety, Sloane, Now Variety


How to Turn on Incognito Mode in Google Maps

We cannot deny the fact that web services including Google keep an extensive record of our web activity. Google tracks almost everything ranging from a search performed on Google or YouTube to a location on Google Maps. Though you can’t stop tracking completely, you can access certain Google apps privately. Incognito Mode introduced with Chrome browser a long time ago makes it possible. At Google I/O 2019 Keynote, CEO Sundar Pichai announced that Incognito Mode will be coming soon to Google Map...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Android, Apps, Maps, Privacy, Youtube, Google Search, Blogging, Google Maps, Sundar Pichai, How To's, Incognito Mode


Google’s Sundar Pichai: Privacy Should Not Be a Luxury Good

Yes, we use data to make products more helpful for everyone. But we also protect your information.
Tags: Google, News, Privacy, Sundar Pichai, Online Advertising, Google Inc, Data-Mining and Database Marketing


IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said Red Hat will remain independent because 'I don't have a death wish for $34 billion' (IBM, RHAT)

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty reaffirmed that Red Hat will remain an independent company after IBM completes its $34 billion acquisition. Rometty joked that she had "no death wish" buying Red Hat: "I'm not buying them to destroy them." IBM's plan to gobble up Red Hat has been met with some skepticism, even though some analysts call it a smart move that would boost the company's position in cloud computing. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories IBM Chief Executive Ginni Rometty kicked ...
Tags: Google, Boston, Trends, Tesla, Ibm, Sundar Pichai, Big Blue, Jim Whitehurst, Ginni Rometty, Rometty, Ginni, Amazon Microsoft Salesforce, Analyst Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies Inc, Google Dell Amazon Lenovo


Facebook talked privacy, Google actually built it

Mark Zuckerberg: “The future is private”. Sundar Pichai: ~The present is private~. While both CEO’s made protecting user data a central theme of their conference keynotes this month, Facebook’s product updates were mostly vague vaporware while Google’s were either ready to ship or ready to demo. The contrast highlights the divergence in strategy between the two tech giants. For Facebook, privacy is a talking point meant to boost confidence in sharing, deter regulators, and repair its...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Privacy, Developer, Opinion, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Google Maps, Sundar Pichai, Tls