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Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies, alongside Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft.

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Google Providing Free Internet For California Residents [Video]

Google Providing Free Internet For California Residents

Google is setting up 100,000 WiFi access points to increase broadband access for California. This is after Gov. Newsom said the state's schools would be closed for the rest of the academic year. The..

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Five Democratic Senators Want Verily To use Alternative Method of Authentication At COVID-19 Screenings [Video]

Five Democratic Senators Want Verily To use Alternative Method of Authentication At COVID-19 Screenings

Five U.S. senators asked Alphabet life science company Verily how they will safeguard user data. According to Business Insider, the company collects data on its COVID-19 screening website. To use..

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10 Real-Life Places You Can Experience Virtually From Your Home [Video]

10 Real-Life Places You Can Experience Virtually From Your Home

A simple Google search on your computer can open the virtual door to these travel destinations

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Tech firms rely more on AI to fight virus misinformation [Video]

Tech firms rely more on AI to fight virus misinformation

U.S. tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Alphabet's Google announced in a joint statement they will work together to quell coronavirus misinformation on their platforms, but..

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Google Asks 100,000 U.S. Employees To Work From Home Amid Coronavirus Outbreak [Video]

Google Asks 100,000 U.S. Employees To Work From Home Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Google has requested all of its North American employees and contractors work from home due to the coronavirus. The total number of employees affected is well over 100,000, counting those working under..

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Greninja Named 'Pokémon of the Year' [Video]

Greninja Named 'Pokémon of the Year'

In honour of Pokémon day, The Pokémon Company and Google partnered up to discover the most popular character. After a 10 day poll and millions of votes, the ninja Pokémon was revealed to be the fan..

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Take two: Huawei has second try at folding phone [Video]

Take two: Huawei has second try at folding phone

Huawei launched the second version of its folding smartphone Monday, while Sony unveiled its first 5G handset. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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G20 finance heads wrap up meeting overshadowed by virus outbreak [Video]

G20 finance heads wrap up meeting overshadowed by virus outbreak

Finance leaders of the world's top 20 economies wrapped up their two-day meeting on Sunday that was dominated by growing concern over the widening fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. Ciara Lee..

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Google removes over 500 Chrome extensions containing malware [Video]

Google removes over 500 Chrome extensions containing malware

Google has removed hundreds of extensions for their internet browser Chrome after they were found to have malware.

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Google Manager Arrested For Murder Of Wife Who Worked For Microsoft [Video]

Google Manager Arrested For Murder Of Wife Who Worked For Microsoft

Google product manager Sonam Saxena has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of his wife. According to Business Insider, Smitri Saxena was a Microsoft business program manager. She was..

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Explainer: How the Nevada caucus works [Video]

Explainer: How the Nevada caucus works

After Iowa and New Hampshire comes the third nominating contest for the Democratic presidential contenders in Nevada, the "First of the West."

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Google calls on European court to dismiss antitrust fine [Video]

Google calls on European court to dismiss antitrust fine

Google on Friday called on Europe's second-top court to throw out what it called an eye-catching 2.4 billion euros ($2.6 billion) EU antitrust fine, saying there was no factual or legal basis to the..

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Google appeal against €2.4bn fine takes place at European Court of Justice [Video]

Google appeal against €2.4bn fine takes place at European Court of Justice

Google appeal against €2.4bn fine takes place at European Court of Justice

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Google's fight against EU antitrust fine goes to court [Video]

Google's fight against EU antitrust fine goes to court

Google's fight against a 2.6 billion dollar EU antitrust fine will be played out over three days from Wednesday at Europe's second-highest court. Joe Davies reports.

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Google Admits Google Photos Sent Private Videos to Strangers [Video]

Google Admits Google Photos Sent Private Videos to Strangers

The "technical error" occurred between Nov. 21 and Nov. 25 of last year.

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Factbox: Latest on the spread of the coronavirus around the world

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Facebook, Google and Twitter Struggle to Handle November’s Election

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PayPal, Venmo, Apple Pay, Google and Facebook: Rating the mobile payment apps

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YouTube switches to standard definition video. Will that make a difference?

With more strain than ever on bandwidth, Google says it's trying to "do our part to minimize stress on the system during this unprecedented situation."
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Amid coronavirus, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and other tech companies ask for help to fight 'misinformation'

Major tech companies make a plea to other companies to join them in helping combat "fraud and misinformation" surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus Testing Website Goes Live and Runs Into Confusion

The site from Google’s sister company, Verily, was rolled out to two Northern California counties in hopes of guiding people to local virus testing.
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Coronavirus screening pilot website launches for some California counties

Verily, a unit of Google parent company Alphabet, created a coronavirus testing pilot website in collaboration with federal, state and local officials.
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Google coronavirus website touted by Trump opens for two California counties

Google sister company Verily launched a website late on Sunday that invites adults in northern California to answer questions about their recent health and travel that could result in their getting a..
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Trump Oversold a Google Site to Fight Coronavirus

After Jared Kushner liked the idea, President Trump inflated the concept. The disconnect is the latest example of the president exaggerating or making wholly inaccurate statements about his..
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Fact Check: Trump's Claims About His Response to the Coronavirus

The president inaccurately described travel restrictions he had announced, falsely blamed his predecessor for testing shortages and misstated the role Google was playing in mitigating the outbreak.
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Trump announces Google will launch coronavirus site – just don't expect it anytime soon

New Google site will pre-screen people who think they may be infected with the coronavirus with a questionnaire.
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Apple, Samsung, Google get letter from lawmakers to protect data from period tracker apps

Lawmakers are asking Apple, Google and Samsung to remove period tracker apps that share user health data without their consent from their app stores.
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In California: Cruise ship arrives in Oakland and Google self-quarantines

Passengers finally get off that cruise ship, a major tennis tournament is canceled and Google self-quarantines. And why jailhouse informants are a good way for the wrong person to get convicted...
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Google quarantine: Coronavirus fears prompt company to ban visitors in Silicon Valley and New York

To shield its U.S. workforce from the COVID-19 coronavirus, Google is restricting visitors to offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco and New York.
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U.S. legislation targets online child sexual abuse; threatens encryption on Facebook, Google

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday to curb the online distribution of child sexual abuse material and threatens technology companies that offer encryption.
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Amazon defers 'non-essential' moves even in U.S. as corporate travel bans spread

Amazon.com deferred all non-essential travel, within the U.S. and beyond, and Google set new restrictions for travel to South Korea and other places, as corporations moved to protect employees from the..
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Coronavirus hits tech companies: Google employee tests positive

The Google employee who tested positive for coronavirus was in the company's Zurich office "for a limited time," Google said in a statement.
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Google employee who was at Zurich office tests positive for coronavirus

An employee of Alphabet Inc's Google, who had been in the Zurich office, has tested positive for coronavirus, the company said on Friday.
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Google to invest over $10 billion in 2020 on U.S. data centers, offices

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it would invest more than $10 billion in offices and data centers across the United States this year.
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New Mexico AG sues Google for collecting school kids' personal data

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Thursday sued Alphabet Inc's Google search engine, alleging that its educational software collects young students' personal information without the..
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Google, YouTube should remove murder videos, father of slain journalist tells FTC

Google and YouTube should remove violent murder videos including the shooting of a Roanoke, Virginia TV reporter caught on live TV, her father says.  
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Should Facebook, Google be liable for user posts? asks U.S. Attorney General Barr

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday questioned whether Facebook, Google and other major online platforms still need the immunity from legal liability that has prevented them from being sued..
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U.S. Attorney General questions need to shield big tech from liability for user posts

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday questioned whether Facebook, Google and other major online platforms still need immunity from legal liability that has prevented them from being sued..
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Google makes 1,000 new high-res satellite images available in Earth View

Now, 2,500 high-resolution images are available for download.
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Virginia really is for lovers: The states most looking for love, according to Google

According to the search platform, the word "love" — along with "teddy bears" — tends to spike in popularity around Valentine's Day.
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5 tips to become a new Google Maps master

Google Maps turns 15, and many of the 1 billion-plus people who turn to Google's navigation app do so for more than turn-by-turn directions.
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Google Maps turns 15: Here are 15 tips to get the most out of the app

Google Maps turns 15 this week, and many of the 1 billion-plus people who turn to Google's navigation app do so for more than turn-by-turn directions.
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Doritos takes top spot in Super Bowl ads, political commercials at bottom: polls

A Doritos commercial featuring the hit song "Old Town Road" and a tear-jerking ad from Google were the top commercials among viewers during Sunday's Super Bowl LIV, while presidential campaign ads were..
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'Hey Google, show me photos': Google presents emotional 'Loretta' Super Bowl commercial

Google's Super Bowl commercial titled "Loretta" showcases an elderly man asking his Google Assistant to display stored memories of his late wife.
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The coronavirus has nothing to do with Corona beer. But, some people seem to think so.

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Google tugs at heartstrings with touching Super Bowl ad about 'Loretta'

Based on a true story, Google's new Super Bowl commercial stars an 85-year-old grandfather trying to keep the memory of his late wife alive.
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Google 'When did Kobe Bryant die' and it lists day of deadly crash as 'assassination'

A Google result page for the search "When did Kobe Bryant die," lists Sunday as "date of assassination" instead of "date of death."
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Have a Search Warrant for Data? Google Wants You to Pay

The tech giant has begun charging U.S. law enforcement for responses to search warrants and subpoenas.
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Self-driving big-rig trucks coming soon? Waymo set to begin mapping interstates in Texas, New Mexico

Waymo, the self-driving vehicle division of Google parent Alphabet, is about to start mapping in Texas and New Mexico for self-driving big rigs.
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What will it take for the government to protect your privacy?

Are Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon – and the government – doing enough to protect your privacy? Is 2020 the year we'll see a federal privacy law?
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Alphabet, Google's parent company, just topped $1 trillion in market value, joining other tech giants

Alphabet just joined the trillionaire club. The tech giant is the fourth U.S. company to hit the milestone after Apple, Microsoft and Amazon.
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Nicki Minaj's Madame Tussauds wax figure has fans confused: 'Does Google not exist?'

Nicki Minaj's wax figure was unveiled at Madame Tussauds in Germany and fans weren't too pleased with it. It was first debuted in 2015 in Las Vegas.
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Searching for information on Iran's missile strike? Google, YouTube lean on trusted sources; Facebook doesn't

While Google and YouTube mostly turned to networks we know, Facebook pointed users to unknown sources after Iran missile attack in Iraq.
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CES 2020: Hey Google, be more upfront about what opt-in really means

Google Assistant records you every time you click on the virtual microphone. Google says you gave approval for this. Remember doing it?
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For people who stutter, the convenience of voice assistant technology remains out of reach

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Why Amazon, Google and Apple want to record you

Amazon automatically records you whether you like it or not, with Apple it's opt-in. Google records audio and keystrokes
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Hey Google, do you really record everything I say? Yes.

Google records your queries when you use the "Hey Google," wake word with its speakers. But for voice search, it records way more, like everything
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Google AI system can surpass human experts in spotting breast cancer, study finds

A new study reports that Google's artificial intelligence system can detect breast cancer more accurately than doctors.
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This simple trick stops Google, Amazon and Facebook from listening to you all the time

One simple trick can keep Google Home, Amazon Echo and Facebook Portal devices from listening in on your conversations when you don't want them to.
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Where is Santa Claus right now? High-tech trackers can help you follow his magical journey

NORAD and Google will be among the organizations tracking Santa's journey on Christmas Eve 2019. Here's how you can follow along.
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Christmas Eve weather, tracking Santa and what's open: 5 things you need to know Tuesday

The weather this Christmas Eve? It's not so frightful. Also, how to track Santa on Google and we'll tell you which stores are open and closed.
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Hey, Google, be my Spanish translator

New feature announced in January, but finally available for phones. Get a two-way conversation, and have the other person's voice recognized as well.
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Best Buy kicks off '12 Days of Deals' Monday with themed sales through Dec. 20

Best Buy's "12 Days of Deals" features new doorbusters from Dec. 9-20 with the season's guaranteed lowest prices on Apple, Microsoft, Google and more.
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