Security Google’s ad system under EU probe for how it spreads your private data Privacy regulator wants to know if the search giant’s ad practices are in line with the GDPR. By Carrie Mihalcik, Richard Nieva May 22, 2019 12:32 PM PDT Google’s ad practices are under scrutiny in the European Union. James Martin/CNET Ireland’s
Mobile Google’s problems in China are bigger than Huawei President Trump’s ban on the world’s second-largest smartphone maker is only Google’s latest headache in the massive market. By Richard Nieva May 22, 2019 5:00 AM PDT Google has long had a complicated relationship with China. Getty Google’s troubles in China now include Huawei. For years, the
Phones Huawei reportedly built its own app store to compete with Google’s The Chinese company offered app makers a way into the biggest market in the world if they helped its App Gallery grow. By Sean Keane May 21, 2019 5:18 AM PDT Huawei may have been preparing to compete with Google through its own
Mobile Google’s Live Transcribe will now show when dogs are barking The app for the hearing impaired will also transcribe the sounds of applause, laughter, music, whistling, door-knocks and passing cars. By Corinne Reichert May 16, 2019 2:59 PM PDT Google has added sound events to Live Transcribe. Google Google has added sound events to
Mobile Google’s Translatotron translates speech directly to speech The new AI project is the first direct speech-to-speech model in the world, Google says. By Corinne Reichert May 15, 2019 1:55 PM PDT Google has announced Translatotron, an “experimental new system” that it says will translate speech directly into speech, removing the need for any text.
Smart Home Google’s Nest takeover could put the squeeze on Alexa and other smart home devices The shift from Works with Nest to Works with Google Assistant threatens to introduce problems into your smart home. By Andrew Gebhart May 15, 2019 4:41 AM PDT These old friends are in danger of a breakup. Chris Monroe/CNET
Google’s ad chief pushes privacy to gain back frayed trust In an exclusive interview, Google’s advertising head talks data collection, cookies and the lessons learned from Facebook’s privacy fiascos. By Richard Nieva May 13, 2019 Even before I start formally interviewing Prabhakar Raghavan, Google’s senior vice president of advertising and commerce, we’re already talking about
Commentary Phones Pixel’s not just for Verizon anymore. Google’s phone competition can finally begin Commentary: Extending beyond Verizon is good for Google’s Pixel phones, and it’s good for you, too. By Jessica Dolcourt May 8, 2019 3:00 AM PDT For the first time ever, Pixel phones will be available from a carrier other than Verizon.
Tech Industry Google’s Sundar Pichai says privacy can’t be a ‘luxury good’ Search giant’s CEO highlights some of the company’s efforts to improve user data privacy in a New York Times op-ed. By Steven Musil May 7, 2019 8:12 PM PDT Google CEO Sundar Pichai lays out some of his Google’s user privacy efforts in
Mobile Google Pixel 3A is a midpriced response to crazy-expensive phones Sick of paying through the nose for a phone? Google’s latest is half the price of a Pixel 3. By Richard Nieva May 7, 2019 12:31 PM PDT Google announced the new devices on Tuesday. Google Google hopes a more wallet-friendly price tag will