Posts tagged as google

Google to train 10,000 Lithuanians to use digital communication

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Some 10,000 people in Lithuania will receive training in using electronic communication technologies as part of a joint initiative of Google and the country’s Economy Ministry. Titled Growth with Google, the initiative was presented on Thursday by Economy Minister Rimantas Sinkevičius who said that the coronavirus pandemic increased the need for digital services and the demand for digital skills. “We plan to train 10,000 citizens to use various means of…

Video about Debunk EU was presented during conference in Amsterdam

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Internet giant Google has presented its video about Debunk EU during the Google News Initiative’s conference in Amsterdam, which attracted 183 media representatives from 29 countries. The initiative had originated in Lithuania and it helps countering disinformation. The video was created by the Google team, which paid a visit to Vilnius in November 2019. After the video had been presented at the conference, it was also posted on Google’s…

Google’s health care ambitions now involve patient data

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Google announced a partnership with a large U.S. health care system aimed at modernizing its information system and providing new tools for doctors, in the tech giant’s latest foray into the health industry. Announcement of its arrangement with the Catholic health care system Ascension followed a Wall Street Journal report on Monday that Google had access to thousands of patient health records without doctors’ knowledge. Both companies stressed that their deal is compliant with federal health-privacy…

Google rolls out updated privacy tools for YouTube, Maps

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Google is rolling out more tools for users to control their privacy settings. The company and other tech giants are facing increased scrutiny over the amount of data they collect from their users. Google and Facebook both debuted new privacy tools this year. Now, YouTube users will be able to set their search and viewing histories to auto-delete after a set period of time. Google Maps will have an incognito…

Paysera introduces Google and Samsung payments

Thursday, September 26, 2019

From now on, Paysera VISA payment cards can be linked to Google Pay and Samsung Pay to purchase goods and services simply by holding a smart device to a contactless card reader. “Mobile payments are not a new thing – the whole payments market is moving towards making payments as easy as possible. Mobile payments give you freedom: you can forgetabout your wallet, your payment card, or your PIN. All…

Google plans to invest 3 billion euros in Europe

Friday, September 20, 2019

Google is planning to invest 3 billion euros to expand its data centers across Europe in the next two years. The tech giant’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, says it will bring the company’s total investments in the continent’s internet infrastructure to 15 billion euros since 2007. Pichai met with Finnish Prime Minister Antii Rinne on Friday in Helsinki and said that the investments “will generate economic activities to the region” and…

EU fines chipmaker Qualcomm for ‘predatory pricing’

Thursday, July 18, 2019

In yet another European Union move against a U.S. tech giant, the bloc’s antitrust chief on Thursday fined chipmaker Qualcomm $271 million, accusing it of “predatory pricing” to drive a competitor out of the market. EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Qualcomm was abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets. She said it sold them below the cost of production to force startup Icera out of the market almost…

Google flags U.S. national security risks from Huawei ban: FT

Friday, June 7, 2019

Alphabet Inc’s Google has warned if the U.S. administration moves ahead with sweeping ban on Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, it risks compromising national security, the Financial Times reported on Thursday. Google’s move comes as the world’s two top economies ratchet up tariffs in a battle over what U.S. officials call China’s unfair trade practices. While the sanctions are expected to hurt Huawei in the short term, industry experts say it…

Facebook, Twitter and Google do not combat fake news as promised

Friday, March 1, 2019

Google search engine, and social networks Facebook and Twitter, do not fulfil their previously made promises to combat fake news, as stated in European Commission’s announcement. Opposite to the made agreement, Facebook has yet to provide results of an investigation of misleading advertisements. Google representatives have failed to explain what has been done to prevent disinformation. Twitter has not provided results in the subject regarding advertisement publishing control. Resources have…