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Sam Levin / The Guardian:
US Department of Labor says in court that it found “systemic” pay disparities against women at Google; Google disputes findings, says gov't provided no data   —  Allegations of possible employment violations emerge at court hearing as part of lawsuit to compel company, a federal contractor, to provide compensation data
Apr 7, 2017, 10:20 PMIn context
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Some users report Google Home playing a promo for “Beauty and the Beast”; Google says it “wasn't intended” to be an ad, will keep experimenting   —  Google Assistant now does advertising  —  Today some Google Home owners are hearing something extra when they ask …
Mar 16, 2017, 3:30 PMIn context
Alex Spence / BuzzFeed:
Google refuses request from MPs to remove anti-Semitic video that talked of “white genocide”, as exec tells UK committee hate speech guidelines weren't violated   —  Google, Facebook and Twitter were accused of creating ‘platforms for racists’ in a bruising Westminster hearing today.
Mar 15, 2017, 8:50 AMIn context
Mark Noack / Mountain View Voice:
Google receives city approval to build Charleston East, a futuristic-looking 18-acre, 595,000-square-foot campus in Mountain View   —  Unique design for East Charleston campus wins over City Council  —  Listen closely and you can probably hear the champagne corks popping over at Google.
Mar 9, 2017, 12:15 PMIn context
Dong Ngo / CNET:
Comcast announces Advanced Gateway mesh Wi-Fi system and cloud-based platform for connected devices in your home, available to Xfinity customers later this year   —  Comcast's new cloud-based platform will bring ease of use, whole home Wi-Fi coverage and useful features to its broadband customers.
Jan 4, 2017, 12:00 PMIn context
Matthew Green / A Few Thoughts …:
Android Nougat's new file-based encryption is a move in the right direction, but Google's efforts to achieve device encryption are still six years behind iOS   —  Over the past few years we've heard more about smartphone encryption than, quite frankly, most of us expected to hear in a lifetime.
Nov 27, 2016, 1:50 AMIn context
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google demos watch and speaker with Project Soli radar sensors to detect hand gestures   —  “How are you going to interact with an invisible computer?”  —  When you hear a question like that posted in a conference room at a major tech corporation like Google, you expect you're …
May 20, 2016, 2:55 PMIn context
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Oracle co-CEO Safra Catz argues Google split the Java community in two, cost Oracle hundreds of millions of dollars   —  Oracle and Google are back in the courtroom again — the same court they started in back in 2010, when Oracle first sued Google over the company's use of 37 Java APIs in its Android operating system.
May 19, 2016, 4:25 PMIn context
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google is crowdsourcing name suggestions for Android N, reserves right to pick winner   —  Remember the rumor suggesting Google may use an online poll to name Android N?  Well, it turns the rumor was half-correct: It's more of a suggestion box than a poll.  Google wants to hear your what you've got at android.com/n.
May 18, 2016, 2:10 PMIn context
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
Oracle v Google trial, which is based on the notion that APIs are copyrightable, hinges on a judge and jurors who don't have a firm grasp of FOSS philosophy   —  The problem with Oracle v. Google is that everyone actually affected by the case knows what an API is, but the whole affair …
May 15, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context

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