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August 5, 2020  

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

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July 27, 2020  

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

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December 2, 2019  

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.

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September 19, 2019  

Huawei launches new phone with own version of Android

Mate 30 series smartphone counter US export sanctions.

News Government Manufacturing General Technology
September 10, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 11, 2019  

France adopts pioneering tax on tech giants after US threat

Amounts to a 3% annual levy on French revenues exceeding US$28 million.

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June 6, 2019  

Venture capitalist calls for end to Sidewalk Labs development

Says it gives too much power and control to the project’s backer Alphabet Inc.

News Government General
May 30, 2019  

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.

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May 28, 2019  

Some tech giants sign onto Canada’s declaration on electoral integrity

Facebook, Google and Microsoft agreed to combat disinformation and promote transparency.

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May 21, 2019  

Huawei: US controls have ‘no impact,’ talking to Google

Huawei and Google are discussing possible “emergency relief measures” for its smartphone business.

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May 14, 2019  

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.

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February 13, 2019  

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.

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December 11, 2018  

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.

News Electronics General
October 30, 2018  

IBM’s $34B Red Hat deal is risky bid to boost cloud business

It is the biggest acquisition in IBM’s century-long history.

News Electronics General
October 24, 2018  

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.

News Electronics General
October 10, 2018  

Montreal to host annual world artificial intelligence summit through 2021

Quebec’s largest city has become a global hub for research in AI.

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September 13, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
September 4, 2018  

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s imaginary wages, trade falsehoods

Another week of falsehoods on trade, other issues.

News Electronics General
July 11, 2018  

How Apple’s app store changed our world

The app store is now the fasting growing part of Apple’s gigantic business.

News Food & Beverage General
May 30, 2018  

Swiss Chalet launches voice orders through Google Assistant App

Announcement comes as company making concerted effort to integrate technology into operations.

News Manufacturing General Technology
March 27, 2018  

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

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation General Sustainability Technology
July 24, 2017  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Sustainability Technology
June 26, 2017  

Avis teams up with Waymo on self driving car program

Partnership aims to support autonomous vehicle developer’s fleet and early rider program.

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May 15, 2017  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation General Technology
April 26, 2017  

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.

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April 18, 2017  

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.

News General Technology
March 14, 2017  

D-Wave 2000Q System to be installed at Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab

California facility run by Google, NASA and Universities Space Research Association.

News Manufacturing Business Operations General
February 2, 2017  

CEOs push back against Trump temporary immigration ban

Companies standing up to the president’s executive order include Apple, Google, Uber, Starbucks and Ford.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Technology
February 2, 2017  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 14, 2016  

Self-driving cars still need humans to program them

Udacity creates a “nanodegree” to train self-driving car engineers.

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May 18, 2016  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation General Operations Technology
May 4, 2016  

Fiat Chrysler, Google to collaborate on autonomous minivans

Tech-giant will increase its real-world testing in four US cities.