Gerrit De Vynck

The tech giants’ plan involves updating the software on billions of phones so consumers can use wireless technology to track who they come into contact with.
Apple-Google virus combat plan hinges on still-scarce testing
Now, just weeks after the announcement, the program is already facing serious challenges and it’s unclear whether the system will ever be used at a large scale.
Google Inc building on 8th Avenue in New York, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The Alphabet Inc. unit Google has added thousands of jobs since it set up shop in the Chelsea neighborhood in 2006, and plans to add thousands more on Manhattan's west side. The company didn't take public subsidies, and has mushroomed in New York without provoking much ire.
Google quietly expands in New York in wake of Amazon’s stumble
Google has added thousands of jobs since it set up shop in the Chelsea neighbourhood in 2006, and plans to add thousands more on Manhattan’s west side.
Alphabet adds Nobel-Prize winning chemist Arnold to board
Alphabet names Nobel Prize winner Frances Arnold to board
Arnold, a professor at California Institute of Technology, won the 2018 Nobel prize in chemistry for her work developing the first proteins that can catalyze chemical reactions.
Sundar Pichai to be Google parent CEO
Alphabet’s new CEO Sundar Pichai finally has a title that fits his role
Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped away from their posts as president and CEO of Alphabet on Tuesday, handing total executive control to Pichai although they’ll stay on the board.
Alphabet Inc.’s Google agreed to buy smartwatch maker Fitbit Inc. for $2.1 billion in cash
Google to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion to boost hardware
Google will pay $7.35 a share for San Francisco-based Fitbit, according to a statement Friday. That represents a 71% premium to Fitbit’s stock price before Reuters reported Google had made a bid on the company on Oct. 28.
Visitors pass by the logo of Google at the high profile startups and high tech leaders gathering, Viva Tech,in Paris, France May 16, 2019.
Gmail hooked us on free storage. Now Google is making us pay
Google has whittled down some free storage offers in recent months, while prodding more users toward a new paid cloud subscription called Google One.
Mozilla enhances privacy on its Firefox browser.
Firefox latest update blocks online trackers
Going forward, new downloads of Firefox will automatically block trackers known as third-party cookies, which can follow users around the web and log their activity.
Huawei is prepared to sign European agreements guaranteeing its telecoms technology will not be used for espionage, Huawei Chief EU Representative Abraham Liu said.
Huawei customers worry: Will my phone work without Google?
Google won’t be allowed to work with Huawei on software bugs and other technical fixes for Google’s version of Android going forward. Instead, the Chinese company will have to do this on its own, using the open-source version of Android.
The company has tested ads in Maps for years, and it owns Waze, a navigation app that runs ads and has been downloaded more than 100 million times
How Google is turning its Maps service into major cash machine
Google has already crammed the top of search results with ads, leaving less room for more commercial spots. In comparison, Maps feels like new territory primed for Google’s ad systems to start pumping dollars from what is a giant, untapped data well.
This March 23, 2010, file photo shows the Google logo at the Google headquarters in Brussels. Google said Tuesday, April 2, 2019, it will require staffing companies it works with to pay workers at least $15 an hour and give them health benefits.
Google to require contractors get health care, parental leave
Google’s new policy will require health benefits, sick leave, a $15 minimum wage, paid parental leave and $5,000 a year for education.

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