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Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
French government raids Google's Paris HQ as part of ongoing tax investigation seeking €1B+; company says it is working with authorities   —  Prosecutors follow up on complaint from France's tax authority  —  PARIS—Dozens of tax investigators swooped into Google's French headquarters …
May 24, 2016, 12:45 PMIn context
Dave Gershgorn / Popular Science:
Google's open-source research project Magenta uses AI to generate music, video, other visual arts, makes the process easier with TensorFlow, will launch June 1   —  THE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY MACHINE  —  If Google's artificial intelligence can paint its dreams, why not make other kinds of art?
May 22, 2016, 6:40 PMIn context
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Following highly publicized report of 272M email credentials for sale in Russia, Mail.ru and Google both say 98%+ of credentials on their services are invalid   —  Garbage in, garbage out: Why Ars ignored this week's massive password breach  —  When a script kiddie sells 272 million accounts for $1, be very, very skeptical.
May 7, 2016, 2:15 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Baidu's video business goes independent and raises $155M from investors   —  Baidu, China's Google and an Uber investor, has continued its policy of spinning off promising business units.  Following the spin-off of itsstudent Q&A app Zuoyebang last September, Baidu Video has gone independent …
Apr 22, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome for Android and iOS passes 1 billion monthly active users   —  Google today announced that its browser has passed 1 billion monthly active users on mobile.  In other words, Google has managed to add another 200 million Chrome for Android and iOS users in just five months.
Apr 20, 2016, 1:35 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Google reverses Gmail April 1 prank after users mistakenly put GIFs into important emails   —  Google has reversed one of its April Fools' Day pranks after it caused a number Gmail users to unwittingly insert GIFs into business emails and other important communications.
Apr 1, 2016, 5:30 AMIn context
David Morgan / Reuters:
FAA says it will recommend regulatory framework for drones by April 1   —  U.S. aviation regulator starts rule-making process for public drone flights  —  The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday announced a new aviation rule-making committee to work on a regulatory framework …
Feb 25, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
Anil Sabharwal / Google Photos Blog:
Google will retire Picasa to focus on Google Photos: web albums will automatically migrate starting May 1, desktop app won't be supported after March 15   —  Moving on from Picasa  —  Since the launch of Google Photos, we've had a lot of questions around what this means for the future of Picasa.
Feb 12, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Gmail now has more than 1B active users, up from 900M in May 2015   —  Gmail now has more than 1 billion active users  —  Gmail, Google's email service, now has more than 1 billion active users, Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said during today's Alphabet (GOOG) earnings call.
Feb 1, 2016, 5:20 PMIn context
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
How FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's plan to open the cable box could affect strategies of tech firms like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and others   —  Inside the FCC's audacious plan to blow up the cable box  —  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler dropped a bomb on the cable television1 industry yesterday …
Jan 31, 2016, 11:35 PMIn context

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