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Google to pause all political ads from Jan. 14

Google to pause all political ads from Jan. 14

Alphabet Inc's Google will pause political ads on all of its platforms starting Jan. 14, following last week's violence at the US Capitol, according to an email to advertisers seen by Reuters.

Justice Department asks judge to allow US to bar WeChat from US app stores

Justice Department asks judge to allow US to bar WeChat from US app stores

The US Justice Department asked a federal judge in San Francisco early on Friday to allow the government to bar Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google from offering WeChat for download in US app stores pending an appeal.

Apple, Google plan software to slow virus, joining global debate on tracking

Apple, Google plan software to slow virus, joining global debate on tracking

Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday that they will work together to create contact tracing technology that aims to slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing users to opt into logging other phones

Google joins tech move east, to invest $1 bn in New York campus

Google joins tech move east, to invest $1 bn in New York campus

Google became the latest US tech giant to announce a major expansion plan, unveiling a $1 billion investment Monday to create a new campus that could double its New York City workforce to 14,000.

Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Google parent Alphabet announced Tuesday it was raising the profile of two ‘moonshot’ projects -- one for drone delivery and the other for global internet connectivity with balloons.

YouTube deletes 5mn videos for content violation

YouTube deletes 5mn videos for content violation

YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc's Google, deleted about 5 million videos from its platform for content policy violations in last year's fourth quarter before any viewers saw them, it said in a new report that highlighted its response to pressure to better police its online community.

Pinterest hires former Google exec as its first COO

Pinterest hires former Google exec as its first COO

Image-based searching and sharing website Pinterest on Tuesday appointed Francoise Brougher, a former executive at Alphabet Inc, as its first chief operating officer.

Google ditches autopilot driving feature after test user napped behind wheel

Google ditches autopilot driving feature after test user napped behind wheel

Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit stopped developing features that required drivers to take control in dangerous situations, its chief executive said Monday, as autopilot reliance left users prone to distractions and ill-prepared to maneuver.

Google map allows users to share their locations real time

Google map allows users to share their locations real time

Alphabet Inc's Google announced on Wednesday that it will revamp its popular maps app to allow users to share their locations, in order to boost engagement on a product of increasing strategic importance to the search giant.

Google launches allo, bets on AI to spice up chats

Google launches allo, bets on AI to spice up chats

Google-parent Alphabet Inc launched allo, a messaging app that incorporates Google's search feature and a chatbot that uses machine learning to "improve" itself over time.