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Samsung Z Flip 4 launch: popular hi-tech flip phone gets upgrade
Cutting-edge folding phone unveiled with Z Fold 4 folding tablet, Galaxy Watch 5 and Buds 2 Pro earbuds

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

10, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Google outage: tech giant apologises after software update causes search engine to go down
Users reported the search engine was down and problems with Gmail, Google maps and Google images

Caitlin Cassidy

09, Aug, 2022 @4:50 AM

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Have the tech giants finally had their bubble burst? I’d hate to speculate | John Naughton
For the first time in the tech industry’s history, combined real revenue growth is negative rather than positive and some corporations may yet be facing an existential decline

John Naughton

06, Aug, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Google earnings signal company weathering slowdown better than expected
Parent company Alphabet reports second-quarter revenue of $69.69bn, 13% higher than a year ago

Kari Paul

26, Jul, 2022 @11:21 PM

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Google fires software engineer who claims AI chatbot is sentient
Company said Blake Lemoine violated Google policies and that his claims were ‘wholly unfounded’

Guardian staff and agency

23, Jul, 2022 @8:12 AM

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Google to be banned in Ukraine’s occupied Donetsk and Luhansk regions
Leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic accuses search engine of promoting ‘terrorism and violence against all Russians’

Martin Belam

22, Jul, 2022 @10:57 AM

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Google under scrutiny over pledge to protect abortion location data
Researchers find movements can still be tracked despite firm’s vow to protect location history of people who visit abortion clinics

Stephanie Kirchgaessner

21, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Tech companies in spotlight as US abortion ruling sparks privacy threat
Google has acted amid fears police could use location and other data to prosecute those seeking care

Edward Helmore

02, Jul, 2022 @7:37 PM

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Behold London’s ‘landscraper’! Google’s new UK HQ – as long as the Shard is tall
Tech giant’s King’s Cross HQ replete with pool, nap pods and rooftop exercise track marks its topping out phase

Joanna Partridge

01, Jul, 2022 @4:59 PM

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I saw first-hand how US tech giants seduced the EU – and undermined democracy
Silicon Valley used opaque lobbying to weaken crucial new regulations. Firms like Google and Meta must be held to account

Georg Riekeles

28, Jun, 2022 @10:01 AM

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Human-like programs abuse our empathy – even Google engineers aren’t immune | Emily M Bender
Consumers need transparency about how such systems are used, says professor of linguistics Emily M Bender

Emily M Bender

14, Jun, 2022 @4:57 PM

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Google engineer says AI bot wants to ‘serve humanity’ but experts dismissive
Blake Lemoine claims of sentience for artificial intelligence bot described as ‘ball of confusion’ by Steven Pinker

Edward Helmore

13, Jun, 2022 @3:15 PM

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