Google Adapts To Long-Term Telework, Offers Employees Hybrid Work Week

Google is adopting a series of changes to give its employees greater workplace flexibility as the tech giant prepares for an updated, post-pandemic return to normalcy. Chief Executive Sundar Pichai announced that Google will allow employees to work a hybrid work week, which would allow some workers to spend three days in the office and… Continue reading Google Adapts To Long-Term Telework, Offers Employees Hybrid Work Week

Google relaxes remote work plan, will let 20% of employees telecommute

Covid pandemic has forced companies to close offices and have employees telecommute. Now, as some technology workers see other employers offering greater flexibility, Google is relaxing its approach. In December the company announced a plan to have workers spend three days a week in the office. Now, Google expects that 60% of its employees will… Continue reading Google relaxes remote work plan, will let 20% of employees telecommute

Senators ask Google about phone call to Match on day before testimony

The two top senators on the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust sent a letter to Google Tuesday asking about an alleged call to Tinder-maker Match Group the day before its top lawyer was set to testify about treatment on the Google Play app store. Match’s chief legal officer, Jared Sine, told senators during last week’s… Continue reading Senators ask Google about phone call to Match on day before testimony

Facebook, Google and Amazon are reaping the benefits from advertising’s pandemic hot streak

Digital advertising’s hot streak appeared to have lasted into the first quarter as travel starts to return and e-commerce spend persists, analysts say. Snap will be the first of the major ad-supported internet companies to report earnings on Thursday, while Alphabet’s Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Amazon will follow next week. These players have seen… Continue reading Facebook, Google and Amazon are reaping the benefits from advertising’s pandemic hot streak

SUSTAINABLE FUTUREGoogle backs former DeepMind employee’s ‘solar forecasting’ start-upPUBLISHED

Google is backing a climate change start-up founded by an ex-DeepMind employee through its philanthropic arm, Google.org. Open Climate Fix, a non-profit lab focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, announced Tuesday that it had been awarded over £500,000 ($686,350) by Google.org’s Impact Challenge on Climate, which has committed 10 million euros to funding new green… Continue reading SUSTAINABLE FUTUREGoogle backs former DeepMind employee’s ‘solar forecasting’ start-upPUBLISHED

Google denies report that its next phone is canceled, says Pixel 5a 5G coming this year

Google spokesperson. “It will be available later this year in the U.S. and Japan and announced in line with when last year’s a-series phone was introduced.” Google’s Pixel phones typically ship with the latest version of Android and include some unique features that are only available on Google devices. The a-series Pixel devices, such as… Continue reading Google denies report that its next phone is canceled, says Pixel 5a 5G coming this year

Google will stop using Oracle’s finance software and adopt SAP instead

Google parent Alphabet plans in the coming weeks to stop using Oracle financial software and instead start using software from SAP, CNBC has learned. Alphabet and Google core financial systems will move to SAP in May, Google told employees in an email that CNBC viewed. The move relates only to the software Google uses to… Continue reading Google will stop using Oracle’s finance software and adopt SAP instead

Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs Testify Before Congress: 4 Things To Know

Support for the siege on the U.S. Capitol. Bogus promises of COVID-19 cures. Baseless rumors about vaccines. Who should be held accountable for the spread of extremism and hoaxes online? The CEOs of three influential tech companies — Facebook, Google and Twitter — will answer that question, and more about how their platforms handle misinformation… Continue reading Facebook, Twitter, Google CEOs Testify Before Congress: 4 Things To Know

Google is going to start paying UK publishers for news

Google announced Wednesday it has launched its News Showcase product in the U.K., meaning the tech giant will now pay for news content in the country for the first time. The Silicon Valley firm has signed a deal with 120 British publications, including The Financial Times and Reuters, who will be paid a licensing fee… Continue reading Google is going to start paying UK publishers for news

Trump pardons Anthony Levandowski, the engineer sentenced to prison for stealing trade secrets from Google

Former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski leaves the federal court after his arraignment hearing in San JoseFormer Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski leaves the federal court after his arraignment hearing in San JoseReuters/Stephen LamPresident Donald Trump has pardoned Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer sentenced to prison for stealing trade secrets relating to driverless cars from the… Continue reading Trump pardons Anthony Levandowski, the engineer sentenced to prison for stealing trade secrets from Google