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  1. media
    Is Google Really Skimming Billions of Dollars in Revenue From the News Industry?A flawed new study claims that Google is raking it in while journalism fights for scraps.
  2. google
    One Company Is Making Money From News and It Rhymes With ‘Shmoogle’A new report states Google made $4.7 billion from the news industry in 2018, boosting calls to share revenue with publishers who are doing the work.
  3. the cloud
    Google’s Video-Game Platform Wants to Replace Your Console With the CloudThe company unveiled an aggressive push this week to demonstrate parity with more mature console systems.
  4. ssomgwtfbbq
    Is Apple’s New Privacy Feature Anti-Competitive or Hyper-Competitive?Apple is requiring its own login system to appear in apps that offer logging in through Facebook and Google.
  5. oops
    Some People Couldn’t Turn on Their A/C When Google Went Down over the WeekendGoogle Cloud outages across the world over the weekend meant some users couldn’t unlock their doors or turn on their air conditioners.
  6. select all
    Tech Companies Are Sorry Only When They Get CaughtGoogle gave $150,000 in free ads to an anti-abortion organization that falsely advertised crisis pregnancy centers as real abortion providers.
  7. yelling at my phone in public
    Google’s Assistant Can Now Fit On Your PhoneThe company shrunk a 100-gigabyte piece of software down to half a gigabyte, speeding it up and making it more secure in the process.
  8. google walkout
    The Women Behind the Google Walkout Say They’re Facing RetaliationMeredith Whittaker and Claire Stapleton outlined their allegations in a letter sent to other Google employees.
  9. google
    Google Appears to Be Retaliating Against Walkout OrganizersOne woman said she was told to take a sick leave despite being perfectly healthy.
  10. google
    Google Pulls Conversion-Therapy App After Human Rights Campaign DingThe Human Rights Campaign suspended Google from its annual ranking of LGBTQ-friendly workplaces.
  11. scams
    Scammers Phished More Than $100 Million From Facebook, GoogleAll you need is a misleading corporate name, some overseas bank accounts, and some legit-looking invoices.
  12. video games
    The Best Thing About Google’s New Gaming Platform Is Also the WorstGoogle’s game-streaming platform’s close ties to YouTube could create a feedback loop that bodes ill for game developers and fans.
  13. explainers
    Is Spotify Suing Songwriters? The Latest Legal Battle, ExplainedWhy all the big streaming companies are appealing a ruling that would force them to pay more to songwriters.
  14. google
    Why Businesses Feel Forced to Buy Google Ads on Searches for Their Own NamesFor many brands, buying ads on Google is more about fending off competitors than getting their name out there.
  15. technology
    Elizabeth Warren’s Plan to Break Up Big Tech Is Extremely Aggressive. Good.Intelligencer tech writers Max Read and Brian Feldman react to Elizabeth Warren’s aggressive proposal to break up Silicon Valley megaplatforms
  16. select all
    Google Does Thing It Should Have Done Months Ago, Ends Forced ArbitrationThe change comes months after thousands of its employees walked out of work, demanding change.
  17. google
    Google Sorry It Forgot to Mention Nest Security Systems Have Secret MicrophonesTurns out that piece of tech you bought under the guise of self-protection actually has the capability to spy on you.
  18. amazon
    Amazon and Google Now Control the Top Two Wi-Fi Mesh RoutersWith Amazon acquiring Eero, the mesh networking market is now controlled by two very, very large companies with an appetite for personal data.
  19. dance dance evolution
    Does Your Phone Have a Little Dancing Childish Gambino in It? Hmmmmm? Does It?If you’re watching the Grammys tonight, you now know Donald Glover is available in pocket-size.
  20. google
    Can Google Be More Than an Advertising Company?The company continues to make hundreds of billions each year, but nearly all of that is from advertising revenue — and that’s a problem.
  21. technology
    Rage Drove the Google Walkout. Can It Bring About Real Change at Tech Companies?The tools of technology can stop a workers’ revolution as surely as they can help start one.
  22. technology
    Google Sued for Allegedly Covering Up Sexual Harassment by Former ExecsThe shareholders are asking a former Google exec who resigned over sexual misconduct to return $90 million in exit payouts.
  23. google
    Europe’s ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Will Be Staying in EuropeWhen our first instinct is to Google someone, the right to be forgotten seems like one that every country — not just the E.U. — should be considering.
  24. the cut opinion pages
    The Email ‘Attach’ and ‘Link’ Buttons Should Be Easier to Tell ApartA plea for the digital age.
  25. home alone
    Someone Should Speak to the McCallisters: Macaulay Culkin Stars in Home Alone AdHe even still has to sleep in the attic? Dang.
  26. google
    Google to Build $1 Billion NYC Campus, No Tax Incentives RequiredThere’s about to be a lot more Googlers in Manhattan.
  27. google
    Google’s Project to Create a Censored Search Engine for China StallsThe main database Google was using to train itself how to censor search results has been cut off over privacy worries.
  28. google
    Boy, We Sure Googled Some Dumb Things This YearA look at 2018 search trends from Google.
  29. algorithms
    Algorithms Are Black Boxes — Even to the Tech Companies That Make ThemThe complex webs of code tech companies rely on produce results, but even they don’t know how. It’s time for them to admit it.
  30. trends
    You’ll Never Guess Which Fashion Trend Was Most-Searched This YearAccording to Google.
  31. google
    Tech Workers Are Fed Up With Forced ArbitrationGoogle updated its sexual harassment policies. Now its employees want the rest of Silicon Valley to follow suit.
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    Google’s Contract Workers Are Fed UpAccording to a new open letter, Google’s contract workers weren’t sent safety email updates during the YouTube shooting in April.
  33. google
    The End of the Tech-Industry OmertàIs Silicon Valley’s legendary secretiveness on its way out?
  34. technology
    Google Employees Don’t Think That Chinese Search Engine Is a Good Idea, EitherEmployees penned an open letter with Amnesty International in an attempt to stop Google from building a China-compliant search engine.
  35. technology
    Unable to Avoid Bias, Gmail Stops Using Gender in Its Automated RepliesGmail attempted to automate the drudgery of email, and accidentally automated decades of gender discrimination in the process.
  36. technology
    Google Duplex Still Cant Get Its Disclosure RightGoogle said Duplex, its AI system that makes phone calls for you, would disclose it is a robot at the start of all calls. It’s not doing quite that.
  37. technology
    Airbnb and eBay Follow Google’s Example, Change Sexual-Harassment PoliciesMeanwhile, a number of big tech companies declined to comment on their sexual-harassment policies.
  38. the top line
    Why Amazon and Google Chose New York Instead of a Place That Needs Them MoreRents already too high and subways too crowded. Did the tech giants consider a place like, say, Cleveland?
  39. google walkout
    Google Walkout Organizers Aren’t Satisfied With the Company’s Response“We demand a truly equitable culture.”
  40. google
    Google Changed Its Sexual Harassment Policies, But It Could Have Gone FurtherGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai’s policy update is a move in the right direction, but it ignores some key demands from last week’s walkout.
  41. collective action
    The Most Powerful Photos of the Google Walkout Over Sexual MisconductThousands of employees throughout the world are standing in solidarity.
  42. protests
    We’re the Organizers of the Google Walkout. Here Are Our DemandsOur company has a history of harassment, discrimination, and protecting abusers. We’ve had enough.
  43. the techoning
    Alphabet Exec Resigns After Exposé and Ahead of Planned Employee Walkout“Director of mad science” Paul DeVaul has been ousted after a New York Times exposé and ahead of a planned walkout by hundreds of Google employees.
  44. metoo
    Google Paying Off a Sexual Assaulter Isn’t Surprising, That’s How Things WorkGoogle has paid Andy Rubin nearly $90 million dollars since he resigned in 2014 after he coerced a female coworker into performing oral sex.
  45. the techoning
    Google Paying Off a Sexual Assaulter Isn’t Surprising, That’s How Things WorkGoogle has paid Andy Rubin nearly $90 million dollars since he resigned in 2014 after he coerced a female coworker into performing oral sex.
  46. just asking questions
    Tech’s Biggest Enforcer Talks Facebook, Google, and What She’s LearnedMargrethe Vestager, the European Commissioner for Competition, talks about fighting back against tech’s largest and most powerful companies.
  47. just asking questions
    The Quick Rise and Even Faster Fall of Groupon, Through the Eyes of Its CEOAndrew Mason tours us through his wild rise and fall.
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    Why Would Google’s Ex-CEO Predict a Separate Chinese Internet?Let’s put on our tinfoil hats and read too much into what Eric Schmidt had to say about China and the future of the internet.
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    Google’s Internal Resistance Probably Won’t Keep It Out of ChinaA cadre of Google employees managed to stop Google’s work with the U.S. military. But Google seems much more ready to keep pushing on China.
  50. select all
    Trump Calls Google Results ‘RIGGED’Another supposed case of tech bias.
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