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Straits Herald December 4, 2019

by Julie Jammot / with Rob Lever in Washington Google chief executive Sundar Pichai will assume the CEO role at parent firm Alphabet in a shakeup at the top of the Silicon Valley titan, the company said Tuesday. Pichai will take over from Larry Page, a co-founder of the internet giant, at the holding firm […]

Straits Herald November 17, 2019

by Erwan Lucas Gamers were counting down to Tuesday’s launch of Google’s feature-rich, on-demand offering Stadia. But is its bang as big as its much-advertised buck? AFP had a chance to gain a first impression at the web behemoth’s Paris office in advance of the launch as Google bids to raise the bar to new […]

Straits Herald November 12, 2019

Google plans to launch a checking account service next year in a collaboration with Citigroup and a credit union in Silicon Valley, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. In a project code named Cache, Google is working on a system that will host checking accounts clearly bearing the brands of the financial institutions, which […]

Straits Herald September 29, 2019

by Andrea PALASCIANO / AFP While the US banned Huawei for alleged espionage and asked its allies to do the same, Moscow has rolled out the red carpet for the Chinese tech company, letting it develop 5G networks in Russia. Analysts say the move is as much a show of solidarity with Beijing against the […]

Straits Herald September 25, 2019

by Catherine KURZAWA / AFP Google is not required to apply an EU “right to be forgotten” to its search engine domains outside Europe, the EU’s top court ruled Tuesday in a landmark decision. The European Court of Justice handed victory to Google in the case, seen as crucial in determining whether EU online regulation […]

Straits Herald September 17, 2019

Google on Monday sent out invitations to an October 15 event starring “things Made by Google,” with a new Pixel smartphone expected in the line-up. The unveiling in New York City is likely to spotlight Google’s Android-powered challenge to the latest generation of iPhones recently unveiled by Apple. The smartphone rivals typically introduce new hardware […]

Straits Herald September 15, 2019

A US congressional panel stepped up its antitrust probe of four Big Tech firms on Friday with a wide-ranging request for documents on their business operations. The House Judiciary Committee sent letters to Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook seeking detailed information about their various business segments and any “executive communication” that discusses potential anti-competitive conduct […]

Straits Herald September 9, 2019

by Dan Martin / Kelly Wang – AFP Jack Ma steps down next week as chairman of Alibaba, but the start-up he built into and online retail behemoth is expected to keep thriving into a new era thanks to a culture of innovation he helped nurture. A former English teacher whose often playful image shattered […]