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Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Source: Google edited some Duplex calls used in demo to protect identity of businesses involved; one restaurant in the demo may have been identified by Mashable   —  - Company is said to tell staff that robo-caller will ID itself  — Duplex demo at company's I/O conference caused a firestorm
May 19, 2018, 1:35 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon tests display ad offering letting Amazon merchants purchase spots across other sites and apps, amid its move to stop buying Google shopping ads   —  - New service lets merchants run Amazon ads on other sites, apps  — Amazon abruptly stopped buying Google shopping ads recently
May 14, 2018, 3:55 PMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Google faces pushback after demoing its Duplex service, a voice-based assistant programmed to sound as human as possible, which many found uncanny   —  The most talked-about, futuristic product from Google's developer show isn't even finished yet — and Google hasn't agreed how to do it.
May 10, 2018, 11:15 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Google is building Arcade, a social-gaming startup led by 21yo ex-Facebook staffer Michael Sayman, which will release a trivia-style app this summer   —  - Michael Sayman, 21-year-old ex-Facebooker, said to be leading  — Company will focus on mobile gaming with friends, Google says
May 2, 2018, 2:30 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
A look at YouTube's strategy moving forward from a painful year, as it tries to rein in abusive content while encouraging creators and reassuring advertisers   —  Extremist propaganda, dangerous hoaxes, videos of tasered rats—the company is having its worst year ever.  Except financially.
Apr 26, 2018, 3:20 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Profile of Waymo CEO John Krafcik, who is confident Waymo offers superior safety to Uber after the rival's fatal accident; source: Waymo nearing deal with Honda   —  Waymo, the self-driving car company started by Google, did nothing after an autonomous vehicle run by Uber killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.
Apr 2, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
How Google, carriers, and startups plan to capitalize on the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum, likely to be freed from US military control this year   —  A bold plan to open up spectrum could rock the wireless industry and prove a $260 billion win for consumers.  Guess-who would also make out all right.
Apr 2, 2018, 6:45 AMIn context
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Scotty Labs raises $6M seed round led by Gradient Ventures, Google's early-stage fund focused on AI, for its technology to operate self-driving cars remotely   —  Vehicle ‘teleoperations’ by Scotty Labs get funding from Gradient Ventures, Google's AI fund  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google is getting into self-driving cars in a new way.
Apr 2, 2018, 1:55 AMIn context
Bloomberg:
Starting in April, YouTube will ban videos that promote or link to sites selling guns and videos showing how to assemble guns; some accounts already affected   —  Google's new policy prohibits promotion of guns, bump stocks  —  At least one video gun blogger ditched YouTube for PornHub
Mar 21, 2018, 7:00 PMIn context
Bloomberg:
Sources: Google is working on blockchain-related technology for its cloud business; source says this includes a distributed ledger to verify transactions   —  Alphabet division developing a distributed digital ledger  —  Company insiders say cloud is natural home for the technology
Mar 21, 2018, 4:20 PMIn context

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