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Sen. Warner blasts Google for hidden Nest microphone: Federal agencies and Congress 'must have hearings to shine a light on the dark underbelly' of the digital economy (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Tuesday, Google apologized for not disclosing to consumers that its Nest security system — specifically, its Nest Guard device — contained a microphone that when enabled, can listen to users' voices and sync with its Assistant product.  Virginia Senator and Vice Chairman of the Intelligence Committee Mark Warner told Business Insider in a statement on Wednesday that Google's failure to disclose information about its microphone was "totally at odds with consumer expectations."  "Both resp...
Tags: Apple, Google, Congress, Youtube, China, Virginia, Trends, Larry Page, Warner, Jack Dorsey, Senate Intelligence Committee, Sundar Pichai, Signal, Business Insider, Mark Warner, U S Congress


Google to Spend $13B on Data Centers

Last week Google CEO Sundar Pichai said last week in a blog post that Google will be spending $13B on its infrastructure in 2019. That's quite a lot of buildout, giving Google's footprint outside of Silicon Valley even more depth. ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Google, Advertising, Silicon Valley, Data Centers, Sundar Pichai, Datacenter


Facebook is thinking about removing anti-vaccination content as backlash intensifies over the spread of misinformation on the social network

Facebook said in a statement Thursday that it may remove, reduce, and demote anti-vaccination content on the platform in an effort to combat the spread of false information. As an outbreak of measles spreads across the US, advertisements promoted by anti-vaccination organization have been targeting pregnant women on Facebook. At the same time, posts are frequently shared within various Facebook Groups discouraging people from vaccinating their children. Facebook said it is "thinking through wh...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Bloomberg, World Health Organization, Facebook Groups, Sundar Pichai, Business Insider, Adam Schiff, Schiff


Google Will Spend $13 Billion On US Real Estate In 2019 (slashdot)

In a blog post today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company is building new data centers and offices and expanding several key locations across the U.S., spending $13 billion this year. CNBC reports: Pichai outlined the plans, which include opening new data centers in Nevada, Ohio, Texas and Nebraska, the first time the company will have infrastructure locations in those states. The company is also doubling its workforce in Virginia, providing greater access to Washington, D.C., with a new o...
Tags: Google, New York, Texas, News, California, Washington, Virginia, Massachusetts, US, Los Angeles, Georgia, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Sundar Pichai, Cnbc


Facebook, Facing Lawmaker Questions, Says It May Remove Anti-Vaccine Recommendations

Information discouraging people from getting vaccines for their children, which has gone viral on Facebook, especially in its Groups product, may have contributed to an increase in outbreaks of measles. The crisis drew attention on Thursday from Representative Adam Schiff, who sent a letter to Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and Google boss Sundar Pichai, asking them to address the problem.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Sundar Pichai, Adam Schiff


Facebook Says It May Remove Anti-Vaccine Recommendations

Information discouraging people from getting vaccines for their children, which has gone viral on Facebook, especially in its Groups product, may have contributed to an increase in outbreaks of measles. The crisis drew attention on Thursday from Representative Adam Schiff, who sent a letter to Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg and Google boss Sundar Pichai, asking them to address the problem.
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Sundar Pichai, Adam Schiff


Google Will Spend $13 Billion On US Real Estate In 2019

In a blog post today, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the company is building new data centers and offices and expanding several key locations across the U.S., spending $13 billion this year. CNBC reports: Pichai outlined the plans, which include opening new data centers in Nevada, Ohio, Texas and Nebraska, the first time the company will have infrastructure locations in those states. The company is also doubling its workforce in Virginia, providing greater access to Washington, D.C., with a new o...
Tags: Google, New York, Texas, California, Washington, Virginia, Massachusetts, US, Los Angeles, Tech, Georgia, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Sundar Pichai, Cnbc


Google Plans to Invest $13 Billion on Data Centers and Offices Across the U.S. This Year

Google plans to invest $13 billion in data centers and office space this year. Google CEO Sundar Pichai today said the company is expanding its U.S. footprint, with plans to create "tens of thousands" of jobs while giving it a physical presence in nearly half the states in the country. The planned investments are a...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Sundar Pichai, Publishers & Platforms


Google investing billions in US operations

Google said Wednesday it will invest $13 billion in US data centers and offices this year as the internet giant continues to expand across the country. The spending will build on more than $9 billion in US investments in the past year and should create the potential for tens of thousands of new jobs, according to chief executive Sundar Pichai. "This growth will allow us to invest in the communities where we operate, while we improve the products and services that help billions of people and bu...
Tags: Google, News, US, Sundar Pichai, Pichai


Google says it’ll invest $13B in US data centers and offices this year

Google today announced that it will invest $13 billion in data centers and offices across the U.S. in 2019. That’s up from $9 billion in investments last year. Many of these investments will go to states like Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia, where Google plans new or expanded data centers. Though like most years, it’ll also continue to expand many of its existing offices in Seattle, Chicago and New York, as well as in its home state of California. Given Go...
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Google says it’ll invest $13B in U.S. data centers and offices this year

Google today announced that it will invest $13 billion in data centers and offices across the U.S. in 2019. That’s up from $9 billion in investments last year. Many of these investments will go to states like Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia, where Google plans new or expanded data centers. Though like most years, it’ll also continue to expand many of its existing offices in Seattle, Chicago and New York, as well as in its home state of California. Given Go...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook promises to investigate the Saudi app branded 'abhorrent' for allowing men to track women

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will investigate the Saudi government app branded "abhorrent" by a US senator following an investigation by Business Insider's sister site INSIDER. INSIDER reported extensively how the online app Absher helps men control where women travel, pushing alerts when they use their passports to leave the country. On Monday, Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon wrote to Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding that the app be "immediately removed" from the App Store and the Google Pl...
Tags: Apple, Google, Cook, California, Oregon, Saudi Arabia, US, Trends, New York Times, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, Npr, Wyden, Sundar Pichai, Mohammed, Ron Wyden


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. Apple quietly makes billions from Google Search each year, and it's a bigger business than Apple Music. Google paid Apple $9.4 billion in 2018 to be the default search engine on the iPhone, according to a new Goldman Sachs estimate. Apple's rumored subscription news service will reportedly be announced at an event next month. Apple will host a March 25th event at The Steve Jobs Theater in its Apple Park campus where it's expec...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, Russia, US, Trends, Hungary, Bill Gates, Tim Cook, Un, Goldman Sachs, Bill, Jeff Bezos, National Enquirer


Inside the daily routine of billionaire Bill Gates, who loves cheeseburgers, tours missile silos, and washes the dishes every night

Bill Gates is one of the wealthiest men on the planet. The Microsoft founder has thrown himself into charitable work in recent years. Gates and his wife Melinda run the philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On Tuesday, the Gates Foundation released its 2019 annual letter, in which Gates and Melinda shared what they considered to be the nine biggest surprises of the past year. While running his foundation, Gates tends to have a pretty normal day: He exercises, catches up on the news,...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Earth, New York Times, Bill Gates, Bill, Melinda Gates, Gates, Sundar Pichai, Gates Foundation, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda, Medina Washington, Betsy Layne High School


7 top CEOs on the one thing that makes their mornings more productive

Do you wake up and check your email while your eyes are still half closed? If so, you might want to rethink your morning routine. The early hours of the day set the tone for everything to come, so it's no surprise that so many successful people take an intentioned approach to what they do first thing.These hyper-successful CEOs reveal their morning routines that help them prioritize calm, concentration, and the meaningful stuff — without sacrificing productivity.1. Jeff Bezos carves out a mornin...
Tags: Productivity, Arianna Huffington, Happiness, Success, Hack, Creativity, Work-life balance, Innovation, Jeff Bezos, Oprah, Sundar Pichai, Gary Vaynerchuk, Huffington, Van Jones, Sundar Pichai Google, Haney


Congressional antagonism toward Big Tech threatens America’s global dominance

Last year was a rough one for Big Tech—Congress spent 2018 raking companies like Twitter and Facebook over the coals on topics like political bias and data privacy. Just last month, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing with Google CEO Sundar Pichai to grill him over the same things, as well as Google’s ambitions in China. But the hearing only continued to reveal the troubling level of technical illiteracy in Congress. Lawmakers, asking humorously basic questions about things like how onl...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Congress, California, Opinion, Senate, China, Russia, Africa, America, Sport, European Union, Soccer, United States, House, Chinese communist party


Google set to lose $25 billion in market cap after its 'massive shopping spree' spooks investors (GOOG)

Google dropped 3% in premarket trading after reporting a surprise jump in costs, representing a $25 billion drop in market cap. Facebook, Amazon and Netflix also fell in premarket trading. US futures are flat on Tuesday as investors await Trump's State of the Union address. European markets are edging higher with Italy and the UK leading gains. US markets closed higher Monday, helped by President Trump's positive words about the US-China trade war and a rally in the Nasdaq. Google dropped mor...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Japan, UK, New York, London, Australia, US, Trends, Netflix, Italy, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai


Google set to lose $21 billion in market cap after its 'massive shopping spree' spooks investors (GOOG)

Google dropped 2.6% in premarket trading after reporting a surprise jump in costs, representing a $21 billion drop in market cap. Facebook, Amazon and Netflix also fell in premarket trading. US futures are higher on Tuesday as investors await Trump's State of the Union address. European markets are edging higher with Italy and the UK leading gains. US markets closed higher Monday, helped by President Trump's positive words about the US-China trade war and a rally in the Nasdaq. Google dropped...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Japan, UK, New York, London, Australia, Disney, US, Trends, Netflix, Italy, Xiaomi


Google is plugging Trump's State of the Union, further debunking one of the president's wild theories

Google is promoting Donald Trump's State of the Union on its US homepage. The US president claimed last year that the search firm plugged President Barack Obama's State of the Union speeches, but ignored his own. The claim was widely debunked, and Google's message today further undermines Trump's theory.  Perhaps the only slight irony is that Trump's State of the Union plug appears under a doodle celebrating the Chinese New Year. Google is studiously promoting Donald Trump's State of the Unio...
Tags: Apple, Google, Congress, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Xi Jinping, House, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Trump s State of the Union


Google is plugging Trump's State of the Union address, further debunking one of the president's wild theories

Google is promoting President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on its US homepage. Trump claimed last year that the search firm had plugged President Barack Obama's State of the Union speeches but ignored his. The claim was widely debunked, and Google's message Tuesday further undermines Trump's theory. Perhaps the only slight irony is that Trump's State of the Union plug appeared under a doodle celebrating the Lunar New Year, a major Chinese holiday. Google is studiously promoting P...
Tags: Apple, Google, Congress, US, Barack Obama, Trends, House, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Trump, Kevin McCarthy, China Google


Google’s still not sharing cloud revenue

Google has shared its cloud revenue exactly once over the last several years. Silence tends to lead to speculation to fill the information vacuum. Luckily there are some analyst firms who try to fill the void, and it looks like Google’s cloud business is actually trending in the right direction, even if they aren’t willing to tell us an exact number. When Google last reported its cloud revenue, last year about this time, they indicated they had earned $1 billion in revenue for the quarter, which...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Cloud, Enterprise, Microsoft, Cloud Computing, Tech, Earnings, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Google Cloud Platform, Ruth Porat, Diane Greene, Google Cloud, Sundar Pinchai, G Suite


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Alphabet topped revenue targets in Q4 but rising costs spooked Wall Street. Google's parent company's net revenue rose 23% in the fourth quarter compared with last year, but its payments to partners rose at a faster 26% clip.  Apple is squirreling away money to pay for lawsuits related to its iPhone 'batterygate' throttling scandal. Apple said in a recent SEC filing that it has set aside some money to pay for the litigation as a...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Instagram, Youtube, Trends, Netflix, SEC, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sundar Pichai, Alexa, Accel, Pichai, Marie Kondo


Google poured billions into its cloud business in 2018, outspending both Amazon and Microsoft (GOOG, GOOGL, MSFT, AMZN)

Google doubled its capital expenditure spending in 2018 to $25.8 billion, which included spending on offices and tech infrastructure. Its cloud unit also got the lion's share of new hires in the quarter, the CFO of parent company Alphabet said. Google's cloud computing efforts were a mixed bag in 2018 but the company on Monday said that it invested heavily in 2018, and will continue do so in 2019, albeit maybe not at the same pace. During its year-end earnings report on Monday, Google reveale...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Beyonce, Microsoft, US, Trends, Alibaba, Aws, Ibm, Oracle, Sundar Pichai, Amazon Web Services, Alphabet, Google Cloud Platform, Ruth Porat, Diane Greene


Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the company isn't backing down from the challenge that 'Fortnite' poses to the Android app store business (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is holding the line on its app store economics.  On Monday, CEO Sundar Pichai said his company was sticking with its current revenue split with developers — which is a 30% cut on app sales and in-app purchases.  Pichai was responding to an analyst question about alternative app distribution channels — a not-so-subtle reference to "Fortnite," which famously circumvented the Google Play app store in protest of the revenue split.  Epic Games, the creator of "Fortnite," has been trying to r...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, Trends, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Epic Games, Business Insider, Sweeney, Apple Google, Tim Sweeney, Fortnite, Google Analysts


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Microsoft President Brad Smith told Business Insider that it would be cruel to stop government agencies using facial recognition software. It follows activists writing to Microsoft, Amazon, and Google last month demanding they stop selling facial recognition software to the public sector. A growing number of analysts believe Google may finally be ready to break out the financial results for YouTube. Google has never disclosed the...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, China, Trends, Fbi, Netflix, Nintendo, Dell, Cylance, Sundar Pichai, Alexa, Pichai, Brad Smith


Employee confidence in Google CEO Sundar Pichai and his leadership team is reportedly at a six-year low (GOOGL, GOOG)

Employee in Google's leadership is sinking.  74% of Google employees gave a positive response  when asked if they are confident that CEO Sundar Pichai and his management team can “effectively lead in the future," according to an internal survey reported by Wired.  The result was 18% lower than the 92% "positive" response Pichai and his team received in 2017, and the lowest it's been in six years.  Employee satisfaction with compensation also dropped from 64% in 2017 to 54% in 2018.  Th...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Trends, Bloomberg, Pentagon, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Googlegeist, Prasad Setty Google


Rep. Ocasio-Cortez calls out big tech on climate change controversy

The newly minted social media star congresswoman is wasting no time in tearing into tech companies. In a recent letter, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined Maine representative Chellie Pingree in calling out tech companies for supporting an event they believe to be inconsistent with big tech’s ostensibly climate-friendly attitude. Ocasio-Cortez is a noted champion of a Democratic package of sweeping environmental reforms called the Green New Deal — a term we can expect to hear a lot more leading int...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Climate Change, Government, Satya Nadella, Tech, Maine, Sundar Pichai, Mother Jones, Chellie Pingree, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Co2 Coalition


Google Memo On Cost Cuts Sparks Heated Debate Inside Company (slashdot)

"A 2016 document proposing cost cuts at Alphabet's Google, including fewer promotions and bonuses, sparked heated debate when it was shared inside the technology company for the first time this week," reports Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. "At a companywide townhall meeting on Thursday, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai fielded questions about the proposals, some of which have been implemented." From the report: The ideas were in a 2016 slide deck drafted by the company's...
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Google Memo On Cost Cuts Sparks Heated Debate Inside Company

"A 2016 document proposing cost cuts at Alphabet's Google, including fewer promotions and bonuses, sparked heated debate when it was shared inside the technology company for the first time this week," reports Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. "At a companywide townhall meeting on Thursday, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai fielded questions about the proposals, some of which have been implemented." From the report: The ideas were in a 2016 slide deck drafted by the company's...
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Google Memo on Cost Cuts Sparks Heated Debate Inside Company

At a companywide townhall meeting on Thursday, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai fielded questions about the proposals, some of which have been implemented, the people said. The ideas were in a 2016 slide deck drafted by the company’s human resources department from a brainstorming session. The document, portions of which were read to Bloomberg News, was circulated in recent days by employees via Google’s internal communications systems.
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