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Steve Grove / Google News Lab:
The director of Google's News Lab, Steve Grove, reviews the lab's 2016 projects, including efforts to build trust and combat fake news   —  It's been quite a year for the news industry.  The events of the last year have brought many of the opportunities and challenges that news organizations face every …
Dec 7, 2016, 10:40 AMIn context
Kyle Chayka / The Verge:
Google AMP, Facebook's Instant Articles, and Apple News make articles from fake news sites look the same as those from Bloomberg and The New York Times   —  If you asked Google who won the popular vote just after the election, there's a chance you would have been sent to a conspiracy blog with bogus results.
Dec 7, 2016, 4:25 AMIn context
Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google X plans Wing Marketplace, an online exchange for $6 drone deliveries from partner retailers and restaurants, amid troubled Project Wing efforts   —  Google parent's struggle to launch a delivery-drone business is part of tech's broader problem with physics …
Dec 6, 2016, 4:15 PMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google search app updated with distinct feeds for upcoming appointments and personalized news such as sports and entertainment, on Android now and iOS soon   —  Google Now is splitting in two  —  Google Now launched four years ago with a bold promise: instead of making you search for information you need …
Dec 6, 2016, 12:00 PMIn context
Urs Hölzle / The Keyword:
Google says it will run its global operations entirely on renewable energy in 2017, claims it is the world's largest corporate buyer of renewable power   —  Every year people search on Google trillions of times; every minute people upload more than 400 hours of YouTube videos.
Dec 6, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google Wifi review: solid Wi-Fi coverage, easy setup, powerful app, but expensive, not as fast as other mesh systems, and lacks a USB port for network storage   —  Google's mesh router balances performance and convenience  —  It's funny to think that the most interesting tech products of 2016 have been routers.
Dec 6, 2016, 9:30 AMIn context
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
The White House releases recommendations from a nine-month study of US cybersecurity issues; it is now up to the Trump administration to implement them   —  The Obama White House has had to reckon with cybersecurity like no other presidential administration in history, from China's 2009 hack of Google …
Dec 6, 2016, 8:25 AMIn context
Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian:
Google removes “evil” as autocomplete suggestion when searching for “are Jews” and “are women”, leaves “bad” for “are Muslims”   —  Search company removes antisemitic and sexist autocomplete phrases after Observer article highlights offensive results
Dec 5, 2016, 8:05 PMIn context
Natt Garun / The Verge:
Google's new Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location during emergencies   —  It's basically Google Latitude, three years later  —  When Google discontinued Latitude in 2013, it never truly made a replacement for its version of iOS's Find My Friend.
Dec 5, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Jeremy Kahn / Bloomberg:
Google DeepMind open sources its AI training platform, releases entire source code on GitHub for researchers and developers to experiment   —  Company is increasingly embracing open-source initiatives  —  Move comes after rival Musk's OpenAI made its robot gym public
Dec 5, 2016, 9:40 AMIn context

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