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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
In a major real-estate expansion in New York City, Google says it will invest $1B+ in a new 1.7M square foot campus in Hudson Square in Manhattan   —  Search giant joins Amazon, Apple in growing outside the West Coast; addition of 7,000 jobs a ‘conservative estimate’
Dec 17, 2018, 5:55 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Memo: the White House plans to host a roundtable on December 6 to discuss innovation with tech executives, including Satya Nadella, Sundar Pichai, and others   —  Guest list includes heads of Microsoft, Google, Qualcomm, Oracle  —  The Trump administration will hold a roundtable discussion …
Nov 29, 2018, 2:00 PMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon says it has more than 10,000 employees working on its Alexa virtual assistant and Echo devices, up from 5,000 in September 2017   —  Number of employees doubles the staff in that division a little more than a year ago  —  LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.— Amazon.com Inc. AMZN -.35% …
Nov 13, 2018, 7:55 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Waymo CEO says its driverless car service will be available first in Phoenix and will charge individuals as well as businesses that want to shuttle customers   —  Waymo, which has been testing the program in the Phoenix area, has spent years and driven millions of miles to develop the technology
Nov 13, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Google CFO Ruth Porat expects the company, which currently has more than 7,000 employees in New York, to double its staff in the city over the next 10 years   —  Search giant currently has more than 7,000 employees in New York  —  LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.— Alphabet Inc.'s Google said it plans …
Nov 13, 2018, 12:00 PMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to end forced arbitration for sexual-harassment claims, require execs at director level or above to disclose if they are dating someone in the company   —  Social-networking giant also revises policy for senior executives dating employees  —  Facebook Inc. FB -1.97% is ending …
Nov 9, 2018, 4:51 PMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google is planning an expansion of its NYC real estate, which currently houses ~7,000 employees, to add space for an additional 12,000+   —  Nears office property deal in Manhattan's West Village for enough space to multiply city workforce  —  Google is gearing up for an expansion …
Nov 7, 2018, 8:11 PMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Pew: of 4,500 US adults, 34% regularly let their child watch YouTube, with 47% saying they do occasionally; 61% say their kids encountered unsuitable videos   —  Survey shows that most parents let their children watch the Google-owned video site, amid concern it is profiting from advertisements targeting minors
Nov 7, 2018, 11:25 AMIn context
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Following Google+ data bug, Google will restrict developer access to Gmail starting Jan. 9 for apps that aren't email or productivity, worrying some developers   —  Some apps will be cut off from all Gmail data, others restricted from selling collected data or from using it to target advertising, Google said Monday
Oct 11, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google+ bug gave outsiders potential access to private data from 2015 to mid-2018; no disclosure made amid fear of blowback and no evidence of misuse   —  Google opted not to disclose to users its discovery of a bug that gave outside developers access to private data.  It found no evidence of misuse.
Oct 8, 2018, 1:03 PMIn context

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