Google to Invest $1 Billion in California in 2021; $7 Billion Total Across U.S.Google said Thursday it plans to invest more than $7 billion in offices and data centers in the United States and create at least 10,000 additional full-time jobs this year with more than $1 billion targeted at California locations.
Google Makes Publisher Deals With Australia But Facebook BalksGoogle struck a deal with the government of Australia to pay for journalism this week while Facebook began restricting news sharing on its site as Australian lawmakers moved forward to make digital giants pay for their use of news stories.
Google Unveils Mountain View Development Plans; Will Include Retail, Dining, HousingGoogle has revealed plans for a large development in Mountain View that includes affordable housing. The tech giant says its goal is to help solve the Bay Area housing crisis.
Google To Pay $2.6 Million To Settle Allegations Of Discrimination Against Asians, WomenGoogle will pay $2.6 million to more than 5,500 employees and past job applicants to resolve allegations that the internet giant discriminated against female engineers and Asians in California and Washington state.
Google / Ford Partnership To Put Android OS In Millions Of Cars, Trucks Starting In 2023Ford and Google announced a six-year strategic partnership in which they will collaborate on new technologies and install Google's Android operating system as the primary system in its infotainment screens.
Facebook, Google Sued by West Virginia Newspaper PublisherA West Virginia newspaper publisher has filed an antitrust suit against Google and Facebook, which together receive roughly half of all digital ad dollars in the U.S. and are facing antitrust charges from federal and state authorities.
Apple CEO Calls Out Rival Tech Companies Ahead of Privacy UpdateApple CEO Tim Cook criticized social media companies Thursday, accusing them of prioritizing user attention and data collection at the cost of allowing and even rewarding dangerous conspiracies, extremism and polarization.
Trump Issues Pardon For Anthony Levandowski, Sentenced To Prison For Stealing Google Self-Driving Tech Secrets
YouTube Extends Suspension Of Trump's Channel; President May Lose SAG CardYouTube says it is extending its suspension of President Donald Trump’s channel for seven more days.
Beyond Twitter and Facebook, Right-Wing Extremism Thrives Via PodcastingPodcasts, still listed by Google and Apple and available on their platforms as well as the open Web, let you tune into the world of the QAnon conspiracy theory, wallow in President Trump’s false claims of a stolen election and bask in other extremism.
UPDATE: Suspicious Package At Google Building Deemed 'Not Dangerous'Google evacuated a building on its campus Friday morning and police called for the Santa Clara Bomb Squad after finding a suspicious package that was later determined to be non-threatening, according to Mountain View Police.
Google Muscles Up With Fitbit Deal Amid Antitrust ConcernsGoogle has completed its $2.1 billion acquisition of San Francisco-based fitness-gadget maker Fitbit.
YouTube Shuts Down President Trump's Channel Over Concerns Of Potential ViolenceAdd YouTube to the growing list of online social media outlets that have suspended President Donald Trump.
Pro-Trump Demonstration At Twitter Headquarters Appears To Be A BustA demonstration by supporters of President Donald Trump to protest his ban from the Twitter social media platform outside the company's San Francisco headquarters appeared to be a bust Monday morning.
Conservative Platform Parler Goes Offline; Booted By Amazon, Apple And GoogleSilicon Valley tech giants have continued to take action following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump last week as Parler, the alternative social media platform favored by conservatives, found itself virtually homeless on the internet as Amazon, Apple and Google have all booted it from their platforms.