‘Google’s parent company lays off 12,000 employees’
A leaked memo suggests Alphabet will cut 12,000 jobs.
The news follows shortly after the announcement of a layoff round at Microsoft. 10,000 employees will be fired in the coming months. The tech giant intends to cut costs.
According to Reuters, Alphabet is taking similar measures. In a... Read more
German antitrust authority cites Google for data processing violation
Germany's antitrust regulator, the so-called Bundeskartellamt, announced that it has issued objections against Google's data processing terms, ordering the tech giant to move to comply with national antitrust laws.
The agency said that "the new provisions for large digital companies (Section 19a... Read more
‘Microsoft teams up with OpenAI to launch AI-powered Bing service’
The company hopes to use OpenAI's ChatGPT to create a search platform that will challenge Google.
Microsoft is reportedly getting ready to launch a version of its Bing search engine that will leverage the AI behind ChatGPT, according to a report in The Information.
ChatGPT is a creation of S... Read more
Google data center drains Oregon city of its water
The facility uses almost one third of the municipal water supply for the city.
Google’s water use in Dalles, Oregon, has nearly tripled in the past five years. That’s according to records released this week after the city settled a lawsuit against The Oregonian/OregonLive and agreed to hand... Read more
Google in panic mode over the threat of OpenAI’s chatbot – Report
Google is terrified of the danger that OpenAI's ChatGPT model poses to its supremacy in internet search.
The corporation is reacting by dramatically extending efforts to bridge the divide between its own artificial intelligence capacity and that of ChatGPT, a sophisticated chatbot capable o... Read more
Google postpones Manifest V2 phaseout
The phaseout of Google’s Manifest V2 Chrome extension framework has been delayed. The framework was supposed to be discontinued in 2023.
The tech giant announced the phaseout of Manifest V2 in 2021. Manifest V2 is a framework for capabilities and permissions that introduced more stringent rule... Read more
Google unveils memory and energy-saving modes for Chrome
Google announced two new performance settings for Chrome: Energy Saver and Memory Saver.
Current browsers require a lot of memory to run optimally. For users with 32GB of RAM, that's not an issue. Chrome, however, can quickly slow down machines with low RAM capacity, which is what Google wants ... Read more
Court of Justice: ‘Google must remove misinformation from search results’
The European Union's highest court ruled that Google must remove information from search results if users prove the information incorrect.
The Court of Justice disclosed the ruling in a statement. Google, Bing and other search engines have to comply with search result removal requests if the ap... Read more
Google adds new ML features to Google Sheets
Google Simple ML is now available. The browser add-on adds machine learning capabilities to Google Sheets.
Simple ML is a free extension for Google Sheets. The beta is now available in a panel of the Google Sheets interface. Simple ML can be configured without writing code.
The tool should a... Read more
AWS, Microsoft, Google and Oracle secure major US military contract
AWS, Google, Microsoft and Oracle each secured a part of the US military's Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability (JWCC) contract. The announcement marks the end of a long-lasting competition to secure the contract.
The US Department of Defense has decided that the €8.5 billion JWCC contract will... Read more