Children’s privacy costs just $170 million for Google in settlement with the FTC

Children’s privacy costs just $170 million for Google in settlement with the FTC

The Federal Trade Commission has set a price on children’s privacy online and the going rate is $170 million. That’s how much Google will have to pay under the terms of a settlement agreement to end investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General into YouTube’s alleged collection of children’s personal Read more about Children’s privacy costs just $170 million for Google in settlement with the FTC[…]

Google lets David Drummond do the talking

Google lets David Drummond do the talking

Anyone wondering if Alphabet might reprimand its chief legal officer, David Drummond, for a long-ago extramarital, inter-office affair that continues to be a distraction to the company, the answer seems to be . . . not right now. Though a former subordinate outlined in greater detail than ever yesterday the “hell” she says she has Read more about Google lets David Drummond do the talking[…]

Google will shut down Google Hire in 2020

Google will shut down Google Hire in 2020

  Add another one to the Google Cemetery. Google has disclosed that it will shut down Google Hire, the job application tracking system it launched just two years ago. Google built Hire in an effort to simplify the hiring process, with a workflow that integrated things like searching for applicants, scheduling interviews, and providing feedback Read more about Google will shut down Google Hire in 2020[…]

Google giving away 100,000 Home Minis to people living with paralysis

Google giving away 100,000 Home Minis to people living with paralysis

Google announced this morning via blog post that it has partnered with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to give away 100,000 Home Mini units to people living with paralysis. The news is designed to mark the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law on this day in Read more about Google giving away 100,000 Home Minis to people living with paralysis[…]

Google is adding Find My Device and battery features to Fast Pair headphones

Google is adding Find My Device and battery features to Fast Pair headphones

Introduced a few I/Os back, Fast Pair is Google’s attempt to make its own mark on the post-AirPod headphone landscape. Many of the features are similar to Apple’s offerings, but Google’s got a leg up in one key way: third-party hardware. Like Android, the company’s focused on bringing Fast Pair to as many manufacturers as Read more about Google is adding Find My Device and battery features to Fast Pair headphones[…]

Google debuts ‘Code with Google’ coding education resource for teachers

Google debuts ‘Code with Google’ coding education resource for teachers

Google is offering a new coding resource for educators via ‘Code with Google,’ which collects Google’s own free course curriculum on teaching computer science, and a variety of programs to help students learn to code or build on their existing skills, with stuff for people at all levels of ability. The ‘Code with Google’ resources Read more about Google debuts ‘Code with Google’ coding education resource for teachers[…]

Google Pay gets more deeply integrated with Chrome

Google Pay gets more deeply integrated with Chrome

Google Chrome users will now have an easier way to pay while online shopping, says Google, thanks to an update that lets you access the payment information you’ve saved to your Google Account. Previously, you could sync this payment information between browsers on different platforms by turning on the Google sync option. Now, the company Read more about Google Pay gets more deeply integrated with Chrome[…]

Google finance head joins Postmates board ahead of anticipated IPO

Google finance head joins Postmates board ahead of anticipated IPO

Google’s vice president of finance, has joined Postmates’ board of directors, the latest sign that the on-demand food delivery startup is prepping to take the company public. Postmates announced Friday that Kristin Reinke, vice president of Finance at Google, will join the San Francisco startup as an independent director. Reinke has been with Google since Read more about Google finance head joins Postmates board ahead of anticipated IPO[…]

Google Pay expands its integration with PayPal to online merchants

Google Pay expands its integration with PayPal to online merchants

Google and PayPal have been strategic partners for some time. The companies in 2017 announced that PayPal would become a payment method in Android Pay, the service that later rebranded as Google Pay. Last year, users who added PayPal as a payment method on Google Pay could then pay for services like Gmail, YouTube, Google Read more about Google Pay expands its integration with PayPal to online merchants[…]

Baidu, China’s answer to Google, reports first quarterly loss since 2005

Baidu, China’s answer to Google, reports first quarterly loss since 2005

Baidu, widely seen as the Google of China, felt the heat from its spending on artificial intelligence and other next-gen technologies that have yet to reach the mass market as it unveiled troubled first-quarter financials on Thursday. The company logged a net loss attributable to shareholders of $49 million in the quarter ended March 31, Read more about Baidu, China’s answer to Google, reports first quarterly loss since 2005[…]