UK may ditch NHS contact-tracing app for Apple and Google model | Technology

The government has left open the prospect of ditching its own contact-tracing app in favour of the “decentralised” model favoured by Apple and Google after it was revealed that a feasibility study into such a change is under way. After repeated warnings that the UK will be an outlier if Continue Reading

Alphabet sees jump in shares after Google Cloud, Youtube expansion- Tempemail

Read Article Alphabet Inc shares surged after first-quarter results and upbeat executive comments showed the company’s cloud and YouTube businesses kept growing in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sales came in at $33.71 billion, up 14 per cent from a year ago and ahead of Wall Street estimates. YouTube revenue jumped Continue Reading

Google reports weak revenue growth in first pandemic-affected quarter | Technology

Google reported its weakest revenue growth in nearly five years in the first quarter as the pandemic-driven recession began to shrivel its advertising sales. “It was the tale of two quarters,” Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, told investors on a conference call on Tuesday. Typically – strong revenue growth in Continue Reading

Alphabet posts ‘sudden and significant’ slow down in Google ad revenue due to Covid-19- Tempemail

Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc announced first-quarter results yesterday, stating that performance was in line with expectations until March when ad revenues slowed down. The business still saw a 13% growth for the quarter, compared with last year, when combining the results of its search, Youtube and Cloud business, but Continue Reading

Google ad sales steady after coronavirus drop; Alphabet leads tech share rally – Finance- Tempemail

A drop in Google ad sales steadied in April and some consumers returned to using the search engine for shopping in addition to finding novel coronavirus information, parent Alphabet Inc said on Tuesday, sparking an 8 percent rally in shares. The share rally to US$1,329.81 after hours brought the stock Continue Reading

Social media no longer tolerates toxic lies? Don’t believe a word of it | Opinion- Tempemail

The tech companies insist that the corona pandemic of 2020 will not be a repeat of the US presidential election of 2016. With millions of lives at stake, economies collapsing and hunger spreading, they will not rake in the advertising revenue generated by fake news and Russian disinformation this time Continue Reading

Don’t click on the traffic lights: upstart competitor challenges Google’s anti-bot tool | Technology

The days of clicking on traffic lights to prove you are not a robot could be ending after Google’s decision to charge for the tool prompted one of the web’s biggest infrastructure firms to ditch it for a competitor. “Captcha” – an awkward acronym for “completely automated public Turing test Continue Reading

Google-parent Alphabet to donate US$800m in response to coronavirus crisis – Finance – Hardware- Tempemail

Alphabet Inc will donate more than US$800 million (£645 million) in funds towards producing medical supplies used to fight COVID-19, and in ad credits to government and health organizations and businesses, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said on Friday. The company is working with Magid Glove and Safety to produce Continue Reading

Can I move my data to the EU before Google shifts it to the US? | Technology

Given Google’s recent announcement about moving UK users’ data to US jurisdiction, what’s the best way to migrate to EU-based services? Can you download+upload or crossload your Gmail to another service? And are we in for the same treatment by Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram et al? Sean Last week Google Continue Reading

Global telcos join Alphabet, SoftBank’s flying cellphone antenna lobbying effort – Hardware – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Alphabet and SoftBank’s attempts to launch flying cellphone antennas high into the atmosphere have received backing from global telcos, energising lobbying efforts aimed at driving regulatory approval for the emerging technology. Loon, which was spun out of Google parent Alphabet Inc’s business incubator, and HAPSMobile, a unit of SoftBank Group Continue Reading