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US lawmakers question Alphabet developers’ access to customers’ Gmail inboxes

Alphabet Inc. is facing another day of demands from top Republican lawmakers to explain reports that hundreds of outside app developers had access to...

Google to hold Asia-wide pitch competition for startups

Selected startups will receive an all-expense-paid trip to China!

Happy GDPR Day — but not for some US websites

The EU's flagship new data protection laws came into effect on Friday but hit an early hitch as several major US news websites were...

Acer to unveil new Chromebooks, next step in Google’s business pitch

SAN FRANCISCO -- Acer, Inc. will unveil its first line of high-end laptops running Google’s Chrome OS on Wednesday, an executive told Reuters, as...

Google flexes AI muscle while chasing rivals at annual conference

GOOGLE introduced new products and technology upgrades at its annual developer conference on Tuesday that showed the internet giant lagging behind Apple, Inc. and...

Google takes on Yelp by adding personalized features to maps

Google Maps is getting a face-lift, and the new features could tread further into the local-listing business of rivals such as Yelp Inc. Alphabet Inc.’s...

Google ramps up Gmail privacy controls in major update

San Francisco -- Google on Wednesday ramped up privacy controls in a Gmail overhaul, aiming first at businesses that use its suite of workplace...

Google aims to lure Microsoft Outlook users with biggest Gmail redesign

SAN FRANCISCO -- Alphabet, Inc.’s Google unveiled on Wednesday its first Gmail redesign since 2013, capping what the company says was an expensive overhaul...

Google urges small businesses to invest in online presence to help...

GOOGLE, is encouraging businesses of all sizes across all industries to shift towards digital and create mobile-optimized websites in order to leverage and “reach...

Facebook’s data crackdown has two winners: Facebook and Google

Facebook Inc. is putting tighter controls on data flowing through its giant social network in response to the worst privacy crisis in its history....

Google searches show passive investors are driving emerging-market returns

Passive investors are driving returns in emerging-market debt like never before. Want proof? Check Google. Bank of America Corp. says online searches are a leading indicator...

Lyrics, K-pop stars, Marawi, and a hurricane: Pinoy’s top Google searches...

LUIS FONSI’s hit “Despacito” — arguably one of the biggest hits of the year — not only managed to dominate the airwaves but also...

Google launches advanced Gmail security features for high-risk users

ALPHABET’S Google, Inc said on Tuesday it would roll out an “advanced protection program” to provide stronger e-mail security for some users such as...

Google, Apple face off over augmented reality technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Alphabet, Inc.’s Google on Wednesday unveiled tools to make augmented reality apps for mobile devices using the Android operating system, setting...

Google, Amazon join online protest of net neutrality change

HOW MANY online activists does it take to save Silicon Valley’s favorite Obama-era regulation? Organizers of an online protest aimed at derailing a Republican plan...

Google fine is small change compared with EU’s bigger threat

GOOGLE’S record-breaking €2.4-billion ($2.7-billion) European Union fine could end up being just a fraction of the costs from the EU’s demand that it stop...

Google: machine learning may fix ad placement dispute

SAN FRANCISCO — Google on Monday said it will apply machine smarts and outside eyes to help ensure brands don’t find ads paired with...

Google tools up to fix ads in wrong places

LONDON — Google, which has seen a slew of companies withdraw ads after they appeared alongside extremist content, said Tuesday it was introducing new...

Pinoy ‘supershoppers’

By Zsarlene B. Chua GOOGLE Philippines recently revealed a study how mobile devices — tablets, phablets, phones, etc. — affect the Filipino consumer behavior and...

Google and Facebook killed free media with ad domination

By Shira Ovide, Bloomberg Gadfly WHEN SURFING the Web or your favorite apps, it’s hard not to notice the nudges to pony up for a...

Google ads take aim at people on the move

GOOGLE on Tuesday unveiled redesigned ad products aimed at catching eyes on mobile devices and enticing people with nearby offerings at just the right...