Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets
Former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski helped steer Google’s self-driving car project before landing at Uber
Google extending ability for employees to work from home until at least next July
The tech company has about 1,500 employees, including engineers, sales leaders and artificial intelligence researchers at offices in Waterloo, Ont., Toronto and Montreal
US proposes tariffs on up to $2.4B on French imports
Retaliation on France’s tax on American tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook.
Huawei launches new phone with own version of Android
Mate 30 series smartphone counter US export sanctions.
Big Tech faces a new set of foes: nearly all 50 US states
Attorneys general are investigating whether Google’s online search and advertising business is engaging in monopolistic behaviour.
France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants after US threat
Amounts to a 3% annual levy on French revenues exceeding US$28 million.
Venture capitalist calls for end to Sidewalk Labs development
Says it gives too much power and control to the project’s backer Alphabet Inc.
Trudeau warns Internet regulation could be used to repress citizens, free speech
He made his case at a gathering of civil society and government representatives from some 100 countries.
Some tech giants sign onto Canada’s declaration on electoral integrity
Facebook, Google and Microsoft agreed to combat disinformation and promote transparency.
Huawei: US controls have ‘no impact,’ talking to Google
Huawei and Google are discussing possible “emergency relief measures” for its smartphone business.
Google opens German centre to improve data privacy
Data privacy and security at Google and its tech rivals including Facebook are increasingly in the spotlight.
Google to invest US$13B in new US offices, data centres
The company will have a physical presence in 24 states by the end of the year.
Google CEO faces House grilling on breach, China censorship
Reports say Google is poised to re-enter China with a search engine that caters to Communist party censorship rules.
IBM’s $34B Red Hat deal is risky bid to boost cloud business
It is the biggest acquisition in IBM’s century-long history.
Apple CEO backs privacy laws, warns data being ‘weaponized’
Tim Cook applauded EU authorities for bringing in a strict new data privacy law in May, the GDPR.
Montreal to host annual world artificial intelligence summit through 2021
Quebec’s largest city has become a global hub for research in AI.
Google’s chief economist talks tech backlash, fake news and taxation
Deloitte report notes 35% of all clicks are coming from outside of Canada, extending the country’s reach to a global market.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s imaginary wages, trade falsehoods
Another week of falsehoods on trade, other issues.
How Apple’s app store changed our world
The app store is now the fasting growing part of Apple’s gigantic business.
Swiss Chalet launches voice orders through Google Assistant App
Announcement comes as company making concerted effort to integrate technology into operations.
How Facebook was able to siphon off phone call and text logs
It began uploading call and text logs from phones running Google’s Android system in 2015
Lyft forms own autonomous vehicle unit, will open network
Company says open strategy will bring environmental and safety benefits of autonomous vehicles to market faster.
Avis teams up with Waymo on self driving car program
Partnership aims to support autonomous vehicle developer’s fleet and early rider program.
Waymo teams with Lyft on self-driving vehicle development
Two companies will collaborate to bring autonomous vehicles into the mainstream with pilot projects and product development.
FCA, Google begin offering rides in self-driving cars
Minivans powered by Waymo will shuttle Phoenix residents around town to gather user experience over the next year.
Quantum upgrade: D-Wave tech advances artificial intelligence
The Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab in California will upgrade its computing power with the new 2000Q system.
D-Wave 2000Q System to be installed at Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab
California facility run by Google, NASA and Universities Space Research Association.
CEOs push back against Trump temporary immigration ban
Companies standing up to the president’s executive order include Apple, Google, Uber, Starbucks and Ford.
Self-driving car prototypes need less human help
Report catalogues the number of times that humans took over control from a car’s software for safety reasons.
Self-driving cars still need humans to program them
Udacity creates a “nanodegree” to train self-driving car engineers.
Startup wants to put self driving big rigs on US highways
Otto, founded by ex-Google engineers, wants to fit trucks with software, sensors, lasers and cameras.
Fiat Chrysler, Google to collaborate on autonomous minivans
Tech-giant will increase its real-world testing in four US cities.