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Facebook, Twitter, YouTube to share terrorist content database

Internet giants Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and YouTube plan to develop a shared database of deleted content deemed to promote terrorism.

Google rejects EU anti-competition charges over Android system

Google has rejected EU allegations that its Android operating system for smartphones and tablets violates the bloc's anti-trust rules, arguing that its approach encouraged competition.

Google takes on Apple with launch of new smartphones

Google officially launched its own smartphone on Tuesday in San Francisco, re-starting its challenge to Apple's iPhone.

Twitter shares surge on takeover rumour

Twitter's share price jumped as much as 20 per cent Friday on media reports that Google and software company Salesforce were eyeing a takeover of the struggling social network.

Internet giants' tax records under scrutiny in Indonesia

Indonesia is examining the tax records of US internet giants such as Google, Facebook and Twitter, an official said Tuesday, according to media reports.

Google given until October to respond to EU concerns about Android

US internet giant Google has been granted extra time to respond to EU suspicions that it hampered competition with business practices related to its Android operating system for smartphones and tablets.

Top search engines to block sex-determination ads in India

Top search engines Google, Microsoft and Yahoo will block advertisements related to prenatal sex determination services following an order by India's Supreme Court, a news report said Monday.

Indonesia seeks to block gay dating apps

Indonesia is seeking to block gay-friendly mobile applications, an official said Friday, adding to a series of measures targeting sexual and gender minorities in the country.

Google boss warns Brexit hard for companies as tech rules diverge

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai warned that Britain's decision to leave the European Union may bring difficulties for internet companies as digital regulation diverges.

EU extends Google competition probe to include search ad service

Google seems to have violated EU competition rules with restrictive terms for websites using its search advertisement service, the European Commission said Thursday, ratcheting up proceedings against the US internet giant.

The EU's investigations into Google

The European Union has been probing Google for several years amid concerns that the US internet giant may be illegally hampering competition.

EU: Google's search advertising service violates competition rules

Google seems to have violated EU competition rules with restrictive terms for third-party websites using its search advertisements, the European Commission says.

Report: Google surpasses Apple as the world's most valuable brand

Google has overtaken Apple to take the top spot as the world's most valuable brand, according to an annual report released Wednesday.

Google reveals it has developed its own artificial intelligence chips

Google is developing its own artificial intelligence chips designed specifically to be used for machine learning, the company announced Thursday on the sidelines of the Google I/O conference.

EU accuses Google of hampering competition with Android practices

Google appears to have violated EU competition rules with business practices related to its Android operating system for smartphones and tablets, the European Commission said Wednesday following a year-long investigation.

EU: Google violated competition rules with Android restrictions

Google appears to have violated EU competition rules by imposing restrictions on mobile devices running its Android software, the European Commission said Wednesday following a year-long investigation.

Go champion apologizes after third defeat against Google AI programme

Lee Sedol, a professional player of the Chinese board game Go, apologized Saturday after a Google computer programme won its third straight match, ensuring the artificial intelligence (AI) software of victory in the landmark five-game machine-versus-human contest.

Three in a row for Google programme in Go face-off

Computer programme AlphaGo won its third game in a row Saturday, ensuring it of victory in the landmark five-game machine-versus-human contest in the board game Go.

Google programme goes 2-0 up against human Go champion

A Google software programme has won the second game in a landmark contest against a South Korean champion in the board game Go.

Google programme takes first game off "surprised" human Go champion

A Google software programme has drawn first blood in the latest contest between man and machine, winning the first of five planned games against a South Korean champion in the boardgame Go.

Google programme takes first game off human Go champion

A Google software programme has drawn first blood in the latest contest between man and machine, winning the first of five planned games against a South Korean champion in the boardgame Go.

South Korean boardgame player ready to face might of Google AI

With one day left before a five-round match of the classic Asian boardgame Go kicks off in Seoul, South Korea's Lee Sedol on Tuesday voiced his respect for the rival he is about to face: a Google artificial intelligence programme.

Reports: Google risks Italy trial over tax evasion

US internet giant Google risks having five of its managers undergo trial in Italy on tax evasion charges over the controversial practice of shifting profits to low-tax Ireland, news reports say. 

In apparent first, Google car self-drives into city bus

The computers at the wheels of Google's self-driving cars appear to be becoming more and more like human drivers.

Google, WhatsApp back Apple in encryption fight with FBI

The heads of Google and WhatsApp Thursday threw their support behind Apple as it takes on a US government order to hack its own iPhone security, even as other leading tech voices remained silent in the debate.

Google parent Alphabet rivals Apple as top-valued company

Alphabet, the parent company of internet giant Google, surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company Monday, when investors snapped up stock after the company reported fourth-quarter earnings of nearly 5 billion dollars.

Facebook and Google agree to block hate speech in Germany

Germany has stricter controls on sedition than many other nations and allows no leeway on glorification of the Nazis, use of their swastika symbol or Holocaust denial.

EU joins forces with internet firms to fight terrorism, hate speech

They will discuss, among other things, how to protect the public from terrorist material and how to use the internet to challenge terrorist narratives and online hate speech.