Google execs reveal best advice they got from Silicon Valley's 'trillion dollar' business coach

In his decades mentoring Silicon Valley’s elite executives, Bill Campbell became the trusted confidant to tech leaders including Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, former executive chairman and CEO of Google Eric Schmidt and Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg. Though the CEOs Campbell coached were high-profile, Campbell himself was more of a secret weapon. Schmidt, who met with Campbell “just about every week” […]

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Google's new gaming service will let game makers use rival clouds, executive says

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Google executive offered new details on Wednesday about the company’s upcoming video game streaming service, telling Reuters that game makers may use competing cloud providers and must avoid some inappropriate content. Google, owned by Alphabet Inc, unveiled Stadia on Tuesday, saying the service launching this year would make playing high-quality video games in an internet […]

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U.S. top court jeopardizes Google settlement in internet privacy case

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday put in jeopardy an $8.5 million settlement Google has agreed to pay to resolve a class action lawsuit accusing it of violating a federal privacy law by sharing users’ search queries with other websites. The justices, in an unsigned opinion, threw out a ruling by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court […]

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EU fines Google $1.7 billion for abusing online ads market

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. European Union regulators have hit Google with a 1.49 billion euro ($1.68 billion) fine for abusing its dominant role in online advertising. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) European Union regulators have fined Google 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) for abusing its dominant role […]

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EU fines Google €1.49 billion for blocking rival online search advertisers

Google has been fined 1.49 billion euro by the European Commission for blocking rival online search advertisers. It is the search engine's third penalty in two years. The company is accused of breaching EU antitrust laws between 2006 and 2016, European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said in Brussels on Wednesday morning. The tech giant was charged for "illegal practices in […]

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Ban Tommy Robinson from YouTube demands Labour’s Tom Watson

Tom Watson has called on YouTube to ban Tommy Robinson from their platform. It comes after the EDL founder, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, was permanently booted off Facebook and Instagram . Facebook, who which both networks, said he was posting "in ways that violate our policies about organised hate." In a letter to Google chief executive Sundar Pichai, […]

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Google's new cloud boss has big task to catch rivals, Reuters data show

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google has a new cloud computing boss and big ambitions to someday produce more revenue from that business than from advertising. Now comes the hard part: winning over big-spending customers. Alphabet Inc’s cloud computing division remains a distant third behind Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp in terms of global revenue, according to analysts’ estimates. A few […]

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