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From TheJournal.ie Ghost town?: What does Google's decision to pull out of an office deal mean for the landscape of Dublin city centre? Boom And Bust

Ghost town?: What does Google's decision to pull out of an office deal mean for the landscape of Dublin city centre?

Property experts say rumours of the capital’s demise are greatly exaggerated.

From TheJournal.ie Google cancels plan to lease large office space in Dublin Offices

Google cancels plan to lease large office space in Dublin

The Sorting Office space is 202,000 sq feet in size.

From TheJournal.ie Google tells Australians law forcing tech giants to pay for news will affect their user experience News

Google tells Australians law forcing tech giants to pay for news will affect their user experience

Google has argued that paying news outlets for the content they produce is an ‘unfair advantage’.

From TheJournal.ie Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores Battle Royale

Fortnite makers sue Apple and Google after it's pulled from mobile app stores

Epic Games recently released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the tech giants.

From TheJournal.ie HSE working with Google to fix problem with Covid Tracker app that drains Android phone batteries Google Play Services

HSE working with Google to fix problem with Covid Tracker app that drains Android phone batteries

The HSE said that the problem should be fixed within 24 hours.

From TheJournal.ie China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok China

China accuses US of 'political suppression' after Trump's executive order targeting TikTok

The order comes into effect in 45 days and appears to ban transactions with the Chinese owners of the app.

From TheJournal.ie EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit Competition

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google's bid for Fitbit

There is concern that acquiring Fitbit’s user data will strengthen Google’s position in targeted advertising.

From TheJournal.ie Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today Bark Or Byte

Head honchos at Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon to face questions from US politicians today

The tech giants are being investigated for alleged anti-competitive practices.

From TheJournal.ie Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues Privacy

Concerns over Google Play Services reignited over Covid apps but HSE warns against conflating issues

The HSE has said it is important not to conflate issues with how Google enables apps through the store with the functionality of this particular app.

From TheJournal.ie HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic Coronavirus

HSE was 'gifted' €544,000 in free advertising by Google and Facebook during Covid-19 pandemic

New figures show the health service spent more than €1 million on advertising in the first two months of the crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone Debunked

Debunked: No, contact tracing apps have not been installed on every Android phone

The Department of Health confirms that the tracing app won’t be made mandatory.

From TheJournal.ie Google and Apple launch contact-tracing platform that will be used in Irish app Contact Tracing

Google and Apple launch contact-tracing platform that will be used in Irish app

The Google-Apple API will be used in the Irish contact tracing app,

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea' Internet Money

Leo Varadkar says charging Google and Facebook for news media content is 'a good idea'

Varadkar said that the social media giants are “sort of free riders on costs incurred by other people”.

From TheJournal.ie Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue Digital Platforms

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content amid falling advertising revenue

The move comes after attempts to negotiate voluntary payments failed.

From TheJournal.ie Google staff told to work from home after employee reports 'flu-like symptoms' amid Covid-19 fears Dublin

Google staff told to work from home after employee reports 'flu-like symptoms' amid Covid-19 fears

The company wants to test its “operational readiness” should employees have to work from home for an extended period.

From TheJournal.ie German lawyer takes Google to Irish High Court over alleged hacking of his gmail account Qatari Based Hackers

German lawyer takes Google to Irish High Court over alleged hacking of his gmail account

The law scholar claims that “Qatari based actors” attempted to unlawfully access his gmail account.

From TheJournal.ie Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns Data Processing

Data protection inquiries launched into Google and Tinder over GDPR concerns

The two inquiries were announced by the Data Protection Commission today.

From TheJournal.ie As Google buys Pointy, co-founder Mark Cummins enters his second act with the tech giant Startups And Tech

As Google buys Pointy, co-founder Mark Cummins enters his second act with the tech giant

The Dublin startup isn’t the first business founded by Cummins to be snapped up by the company.

From TheJournal.ie Google co-founders step down from parent firm Alphabet Sundar Pichai

Google co-founders step down from parent firm Alphabet

Larry Page and Sergey Brin are handing the reins to current Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

From TheJournal.ie Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation Simon Harris

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation

Minister for Health Simon Harris met with Facebook, Google and Twitter today.

From TheJournal.ie How Dublin plans to use tech to reduce carbon emissions Business And Climate

How Dublin plans to use tech to reduce carbon emissions

The city is using insights from Google to help tackle the climate crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Google to limit targeted political ads in bid to 'improve voters’ confidence' Crackdown

Google to limit targeted political ads in bid to 'improve voters’ confidence'

The tech giant said the changes aim to improve voter confidence in digital political advertising and electoral processes.

From TheJournal.ie Whistleblower says Google is collecting personal medical data of 50 million people from health providers Project Nightingale

Whistleblower says Google is collecting personal medical data of 50 million people from health providers

The anonymous Google employee shared the information in a video online.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin city residents concerned Google's planned rooftop pitch will be 'nuisance' for them Boland's Mill

Dublin city residents concerned Google's planned rooftop pitch will be 'nuisance' for them

Google is planning to have the playing pitch on the roof terrace of the Boland’s Mill development.

From TheJournal.ie Google wins landmark case in EU court over 'right to be forgotten' Google

Google wins landmark case in EU court over 'right to be forgotten'

The court ruled the right to be forgotten did not extend outside of Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness HPV

Harris asks social media companies and sporting organisations to help raise vaccine awareness

The health minister sent letters to companies like Facebook and Google in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie 'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests Gemma O'Doherty

'This has gone on for too long': Gardaí and Dublin City Council in dispute over policing of Google protests

Internal correspondence shows how gardaí and DCC disagreed over the management of the protests.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City councillor issues complaint against Gemma O'Doherty over hijab comments Hate Speech

Dublin City councillor issues complaint against Gemma O'Doherty over hijab comments

A formal complaint was made to gardaí yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Google unsure when updated statistics on 'delist' requests from State bodies will be published Transparency Report

Google unsure when updated statistics on 'delist' requests from State bodies will be published

Requests to remove content from search results can be made under ‘right to be forgotten’ regulations.

From TheJournal.ie Councillors meet with gardaí to discuss Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ Barrow Street

Councillors meet with gardaí to discuss Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ

Gardaí said they had received over 40 complaints about the Barrow St protests.

From TheJournal.ie Special council meeting called to address Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ Dublin City Council

Special council meeting called to address Gemma O'Doherty-led protests at Google HQ

It is understood protesters were approached by gardaí yesterday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Court hears man's right to anonymity breached over rape trial reports appearing beside his name on Google Anonymity

Court hears man's right to anonymity breached over rape trial reports appearing beside his name on Google

Counsel told the court that the man was not named in any of the news reports which appeared on Google search.

From TheJournal.ie Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water Oceans

Irish teenager wins global science award for removing microplastics from water

Fionn Ferreira from Cork received a €45,000 bursary.

From TheJournal.ie United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition Big Tech

United States announces investigation into whether major online companies have 'stifled' competition

The investigation comes after the European Union imposed hefty fines on Google recently.

From TheJournal.ie Google Maps has introduced real-time updates for Dublinbikes Dublinbikes

Google Maps has introduced real-time updates for Dublinbikes

Dublin is one of 24 cities where Google has rolled out the new feature.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook urges against 'punitive' fines for firms who breach Government's new online safety laws Online Safety Act

Facebook urges against 'punitive' fines for firms who breach Government's new online safety laws

The government published submissions on the proposed laws today.

From TheJournal.ie Google is being flooded with staff mail deliveries so it's planning its own DHL-style collection hub Startups And Tech

Google is being flooded with staff mail deliveries so it's planning its own DHL-style collection hub

The tech giant said it receives hundreds of thousands of items each year.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online? FAKE NEWS

Explainer: Why is Facebook allowing a doctored video of 'drunk' US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stay online?

The social media giant has been criticised after altered footage of Pelosi was posted online this week.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards Eu Elections

Facebook ads for website targeting Maria Walsh deemed not to break community standards

Fine Gael has asked Facebook and Google to remove the ads.

From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commission launches investigation into Google Ireland GDPR

Data Protection Commission launches investigation into Google Ireland

Google said it will “engage fully” with the investigation.

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