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Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Google says it is ending its Google Station program in India and other countries, where it provided free Wi-Fi in railway stations, as mobile data prices drop   —  Google said on Monday that it is winding down its Station program, through which it rolled out free Wi-Fi in more than 400 railway stations …
Feb 17, 2020, 7:35 AMIn context
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Woman tried for 4 years to get Facebook to remove a business page someone created for her “butthole”; the company removed it only after BuzzFeed wrote about it   —  “This unofficial Page was created because people on Facebook have shown interest in this place or business.
Jan 30, 2020, 10:30 AMIn context
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google confirms that I/O 2020 will take place from May 12 to May 14 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View   —  It takes place from May 12 through May 14th  —  Google has just revealed that its next I/O developer conference will take place from May 12th to May 14th.
Jan 23, 2020, 7:21 PMIn context
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Glassdoor: Google and Facebook drop out of top 10 of US “best places to work” list, Google to 11, Facebook to 23; Microsoft only tech giant to gain in rankings   —  - Facebook fell 16 places, Google drops out of the Top 10  — Microsoft one of the only tech giants to jump in the rankings
Dec 11, 2019, 1:10 AMIn context
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Survey of over 1,000 US consumers: 77% say they use Google Maps when searching for information on nearby businesses, while 38% use Facebook and 35% use Yelp   —  The average user is on a smartphone at home - and is most likely to visit a business the next day after a local search.
Nov 26, 2019, 8:05 AMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
About 200 Googlers protest placing of two of their colleagues on administrative leave over the actions they took opposing some of Google management's decisions   —  - Company denies wrongdoing with two employees placed on leave  — Culture of openness battered by Google's staff rebellion
Nov 22, 2019, 8:55 PMIn context
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google launches Google Earth tools that let users create and present virtual tours, with attached text, images, and videos, for specific places   —  It's like a homemade guided tour  —  Today, Google is adding new tools to Google Earth on the web that let you build your own tour of a place right on top of the Google Earth map.
Nov 20, 2019, 1:10 PMIn context
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
Sources: ~20 Google employees staged a protest at Google offices during the interrogation of two staffers who have now been placed on administrative leave   —  - Google employees held a protest in San Francisco days before the company ended its long-held TGIF meetings, according to an internal memo obtained by CNBC.
Nov 19, 2019, 6:15 PMIn context
Jason Hovet / Reuters:
Czech government approves a proposal for a 7% digital tax covering revenue from large companies gained via targeted ads, user data sales, and more   —  PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government approved a 7% digital tax proposal on Monday aimed at boosting state coffers by taxing advertising …
Nov 18, 2019, 5:55 PMIn context
Ryan Gallagher / Bloomberg:
Amid labor tensions Google says it fired a staffer for leaking employee info to media, put two on leave for sharing internal docs and tracking staffer calendars   —  - Employee terminated for leaking names, details to media  — Rifts with management roiling company known for openness
Nov 12, 2019, 5:30 PMIn context

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