Sunday, August 9, 2020


An activist wearing a mask depicting Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg demonstrates during the European Union finance ministers meeting, outside the EU headquarters in Brussels

EU Ministers Fail to Break Digital Tax Deadlock

By Leigh Thomas BRUSSELS (Reuters)  European Union finance ministers failed to agree a tax on digital revenues on Tuesday, despite a last minute Franco-German plan to...
The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London

Fearful of Bias, Google Blocks Gender-Based Pronouns from New AI Tool

By Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)  Alphabet Inc's Google in May introduced a slick feature for Gmail that automatically completes sentences for users as they type....
Google's booth is pictured at the GMIC in Beijing

Google Workers Demand End to Censored Chinese Search Project

By Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)  More than 200 engineers, designers and managers at Alphabet Inc's Google demanded in an open letter on Tuesday that the...
Brazil President Dilma Rousseff visits Google in Mountain View

Google’s Top Washington Lobbyist Stepping Down

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) Google's top lobbyist in Washington is stepping aside as the U.S. technology company faces criticism on Capitol Hill on issues...
Workers hold signs outside 14th street park after walking out as part of a global protest over workplace issues in New York

Google’s ‘#Metoo’ Moment: Workers Walk Out over Women’s Rights

By Jane Lanhee Lee and Paresh Dave MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Reuters) Thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off their jobs on Thursday...
Blockchain startup hires away Google's messaging tech leader

Blockchain Startup Hires Away Google’s Messaging Tech Leader

By Paresh Dave SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters)  Blockchain technology startup Ripple Labs Inc confirmed to Reuters on Friday that it hired Amir Sarhangi, who had been leading...