Earlier this week, Google’s Blogger service warned people that on the 23rd of March it would cull adult content from its users’ web pages.
But now Google has changed its mind after it said, it had received feedback that had convinced it to backtrack. more»
A law set to be passed by Chinese authorities would make tech vendors provide the government with encryption keys and put backdoors in systems.
According to Reuters, the law relates to counter terrorism and the legislation is likely to be passed into law in the near future. more»
AMD chief technical officer Mark Papermaster has dismissed Chromebooks as “not worth it” and explained why his outfit is not behind the technology.
He said that it was important to look at Chromebook and what Google’s grand plan with it is. more»
The search engine also known as Google is restructuring its European businesses to cope with the fact that the EU might want it to be a little more reasonable on privacy and anti-trust issues.
Google merged its two European regional divisions claiming it needed to “meet the challenges of tougher regulation across the continent”,
The internet giant is merging its northern and western European division with the unit covering southern and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. more»
As part of its push to dominate the cloud, software giant Microsoft is giving away free Office 365 subscriptions to students outside the US.
Schools will have to buy subscriptions for staff and faculty, but once they do, students - and even teachers – can self-install for no charge by using a school-issued email address at the Office in education website. more»
Only 221.4 million tablets will ship worldwide this year – a drop of 11.9 percent compared to 2014.
That’s according to Digitimes Research (DR), which predicts that Apple will continue to take the lead, managing to ship over 54 million units this year. more»
The US tech press is full of a bizarre story that Google might have hit its peak.
According to NPR, some tech industry observers aren’t sure that Google will be ready for the next big thing and there is talk of something called “Peak Google”. more»
Search giant Google said that after March 23rd this year, people using its Blogger platform won’t be able to show images or videos that are sexually explicit.
However, in a statement it said that Blogger will allow nudity “if the content offers a substantial public benefit, for example in artistic, educational, documentary or scientific contexts”. more»
Google is under attack again by government agencies, but this time its Russia that’s being accused of anti-monopolistic practices.
Search site Yandev asked the anti-competition watchdog to investigate claims whether it was taking advantage of Google’s Android operating system and shutting out competing apps. more»
Famous for operating its reality distortion shield, Apple might have taken control of the Virtual Reality market with an ancient patent application.
Apple was granted a patent for a Gear VR-like mobile headset which would use a portable device (like a smartphone) as the primary display. more»
Samsung has bought US mobile wallet startup LoopPay, which is seen as an intention to launch a smartphone payments service.
Mobile payments have been slow to catch on in the United States and elsewhere, despite strong backing. Apple, Google, and eBay PayPal have all launched services to allow users to pay in stores via smartphones and the stores themselves are expected to release a new standard of their own. more»
While Google is sitting back and having a think about the smart glass project it initiated, it appears that Sony is pressing ahead with its SmartEyeglass, a product that will set you back a not so very cool £600 or so. more»
The European Commission is angry at US president’s Barack Obama claims that the EU was intentionally setting up commercially-driven roadblocks to prevent US technology companies from operating here.
Obama claimed these roadblocks were put in place to stop US tech companies like Google and Facebook from doing business in Europe and competing fairly with homegrown rivals. more»
President Barack Obama is to meet CEOs in Silicon Valley today to canvass their views on ways to improve existing cyber legislation.
That’s in the wake of massive attacks on healthcare company Anthem and Sony.
According to Reuters, Obama is expected to say that government and the private sector need to cooperate better to meet the challenges of cyber attacks. more»
Even if the project has been mothballed, Google has found a partner for its Glass project.
Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport in the Netherlands, is trialling Google Glass for use by airport authority officers as a hands-free way to look up gate and airplane information. more»