Psy’s horse-galloping music video “Gangnam Style” exceeded YouTube’s view limit, a potential problem Google, which owns the video service, said it anticipated months ago. Continue reading
Some new, more diverse faces may soon be used for emoji symbols, after a push for more racial diversity earlier this year by smartphone users gained traction with developers. Continue reading
Three 16-year-old high school girls hailing from Ireland claimed the top prize for Google’s 2014 Science Fair with a project that aims to solve the food crisis — with the help of bacteria.
In Long Island, drivers hooked on their phones could soon see new penalties for distracted driving. Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has proposed the use of a “kill switch” to disable the phone of someone who has been convicted of texting while driving. Continue reading
The move comes after Google notified British media outlets, The Guardian and the BBC that links to some articles would no longer be visible on their search engine after they received complaints to have the links removed. Continue reading
The world’s search engine, Google, could be taking a pretty big step towards expanding its business. According to the Wall Street Journal, the tech giant plans to acquire a new fleet of satellites that would expand internet access to unserved areas across globe — for a cost of over $1 billion. Continue reading
In a new internal report released exclusively to the NewsHour, Google reveals that women and minorities have been largely left behind in their tech workforce. The disclosure comes amid increasing pressure for Silicon Valley companies to disclose their records on diversity. Gwen Ifill talks to Google’s Laszlo Bock, Vivek Wadhwa of Stanford University and Telle Whitney of the Anita Borg Institute. Continue reading