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SAN FRANCISCO | Google spinoff to test truly driverless cars in Califo

SAN FRANCISCO — The robotic car company created by Google is poised to attempt a major technological leap in California, where its vehicles will hit the roads without a human on hand to take control in emergencies. The regulatory approval announced Tuesday allows Waymo’s driverless cars to cruise through California at speeds up to 65 … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Google spinoff to test truly driverless cars in Califo

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California | Loon and Wing graduate from Alphabet’s ‘moonshot factory’

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  — Two of Alphabet’s high-flying startups are leaving the nest. Loon and Wing are graduating from X, Alphabet’s secretive incubator known as the “moonshot factory.” Loon aims to deliver internet signals via high-altitude balloons, while Wing builds airborne delivery drones. By graduating, they are considered full-fledged businesses and will be part of … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, California | Loon and Wing graduate from Alphabet’s ‘moonshot factory’

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | Voters in Google’s hometown to decide employee ‘head tax’

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Voters in Google’s Silicon Valley hometown will decide whether the search engine leader and other tech companies should help pay for the traffic congestion and other headaches resulting from mushrooming workforces. The City Council in Mountain View, California, voted Tuesday to place a measure on the November ballot asking residents to … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | Voters in Google’s hometown to decide employee ‘head tax’

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif | Shareholders reject bid to link Google diversity to exec pay

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Shareholders of Google parent Alphabet Inc. on Wednesday rejected several proposals aimed at linking executive pay to diversity goals, being more open about lobbying, narrowing the gender-pay gap, and weakening the grip founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have on company voting stock. The rejection was not a surprise given … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif | Shareholders reject bid to link Google diversity to exec pay

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif | How Google aims to simplify your life with AI

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, announcing new consumer features aimed at simplifying your life. Many of the updates have a practical bent, designed to ease tasks such as composing emails, making lists, navigating city streets and lessening the digital distractions … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif | How Google aims to simplify your life with AI

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | The Latest: Google adding augmented reality feature to Maps

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — The Latest on Google’s at its annual developers conference (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Google is introducing a navigation system feature with its Google Maps app that uses augmented reality to help guide people to their destination. When Google Maps users pull up directions, they can look through their camera in … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. | The Latest: Google adding augmented reality feature to Maps

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  | The Latest: Google outlines Android operating system tweaks

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  — The Latest on Google’s at its annual developers conference (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Google outlined its latest improvements to its Android operating system, including more adaptive brightness settings and battery function. Called Android P it’s the ninth major version of the Android operating system. The battery will now use machine … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  | The Latest: Google outlines Android operating system tweaks

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  | The Latest: Google technology makes tedious calls for you

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  — The Latest on Google’s at its annual developers conference (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Google is working on technology it’s calling Google Duplex that will use artificial intelligence to call businesses to make appointments and other tedious calls. In two demonstrations, one setting up a hair appointment and another a restaurant … Continue reading MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.  | The Latest: Google technology makes tedious calls for you