Google Promises A Smarter, Smaller AI AssistantGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off the company's annual developer conference Tuesday with updates to Google's artificially intelligent voice assistant.
Google To Require Benefits, Minimum Wage For ContractorsContract workforces are common in the tech industry and often get paid less and have fewer perks than full-time employees working for tech giants.
Europe Fines Google $1.7 Billion In Antitrust CaseIt comes at a time when big tech companies around the world are facing increasing regulatory pressure and fierce political attacks over privacy violations, online misinformation, hate speech and other abuses.
Supreme Court: Google Class-Action Case Should Be RevisitedThe Google users who sued argued that the search engine sends website operators potentially identifying information when someone clicks on a link produced by a search.
Google Launches Game-Streaming PlatformGoogle on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business.
Google Adding New Financial Hub To Chicago Office ComplexGoogle will add hundreds of new jobs to its Chicago offices as part of a national expansion plan, which will bring its new finance division to the tech giant’s campus in the Fulton Market district.
Google's Self-Driving Unit Waymo To Put Factory In MichiganWaymo made the announcement after the state's economic development board approved an $8 million incentive grant. The state said the $13.6 million project will create 100 new jobs and potentially 300 more later.
YouTube Bans Dangerous Prank VideosA recent "Bird Box challenge" featured videos of people engaging in activities while blindfolded. People also were sickened in a challenge that involved eating Tide detergent pods.
Google Considers Building $600M Data Center In MinnesotaMinneapolis-based Xcel Energy disclosed the data center project in a regulatory filing. The Google facility proposed in Becker would mark one of the largest private construction projects in recent state history and create about 50 full-time tech jobs.
Google's Robotic Spinoff Launches Ride-Hailing Service"Self-driving technology is new to many, so we're proceeding carefully with the comfort and convenience of our riders in mind."
Google CEO To Make Long-Awaited Congressional AppearanceAmong other things, lawmakers are expected to grill him on whether Google rigs its influential search engine to stifle conservative voices.
Google Employees In Chicago Join Global Walkout Protesting Sexual Misconduct ScandalHundreds of Google employees in Chicago walked out of their Fulton Market District office building on Thursday, as part of a global protest of the company’s handling of sexual harassment cases.
Google To Expand Chicago Operations In Fulton Market DistrictThe new 100,000-square-foot offices at Carpenter and Lake streets won’t be ready until fall 2019, in what eventually be a 12-story building.
Fast Facts About Rahm Emanuel's Two Terms As Chicago's MayorIn a surprise announcement, two-term Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel said he is withdrawing from the 2019 mayoral race. Here are a few fast facts about the mayor that help define his seven year reign in office.
Google Clarifies Its Location-Tracking PolicyGoogle has revised a help page that erroneously described how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off.