• Apple Inc said to fly drones to improve its Maps data and catch up with Google

    Apple Inc said to fly drones to improve its Maps data and catch up with Google

    Apple Inc. plans to use drones and new indoor navigation features to improve its Maps service and catch longtime leader Google, according to people familiar with the matter.

    The Cupertino, California-based company is assembling a team of robotics and data-collection experts that will use drones to capture and update map information faster than its existing fleet of camera-and-sensor ladened minivans, one of the people said.

    Apple wants to fly drones around to do things like examine street signs, track changes to roads […]

  • Late Abu Ali, Seun Egbegbe top Google West Africa search list

    Late Abu Ali, Seun Egbegbe top Google West Africa search list

    Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, disclosed in Lagos yesterday that news about Nigeria’s gallant soldier, Lt. Col. Mohammed Abu-Ali, who died fighting Boko Haram terrorists, was top on Google search this week.

    Kola-Ogunlade said that the search was from November 16 to November 23, adding  that the Mannequin challenge which requires people to stay frozen while a video was being recorded also got people’s attention.

    According to him, Google search users were also agog over news on […]

  • My arrogant wife tells me to ask Google – Man tells court

    My arrogant wife tells me to ask Google – Man tells court

    Taiwo Oladepo,  a commercial driver, on Wednesday prayed an Agege Customary Court in Lagos to dissolve his 11-year-old marriage over alleged lack of care and submission by the woman.

    The 35-year-old Mr. Oladepo, father of four, resides at Number 29, Anthony Nwosu, Ileke Estate, Meiran, Lagos.

    He claimed that his 36-year-old wife, Biola, was troublesome, disobedient, not submissive and not caring.

    “My wife is too troublesome; she is stubborn, arrogant and not submissive. She is also lazy and wayward.

    “There has been no peace […]

  • Donald Trump looks poised to overturn Obama policies that favored Google

    Donald Trump looks poised to overturn Obama policies that favored Google

    Alphabet’s Google faces a tougher regulatory landscape as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration looks poised to reverse Obama administration policies that often favored the internet giant in the company’s battles with telecoms and cable heavyweights, analysts say.

    Google had close ties with outgoing Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration, and its employees donated much more to defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton than to the Republican Trump.

    In the most concrete sign yet that the tech policy balance may be tipping in […]

  • Google, Facebook, Twitter take steps to reduce abusive words on their site

    Google, Facebook, Twitter take steps to reduce abusive words on their site

    Facing a growing backlash over the role that fake news and hate speech may have played in the recent U.S. presidential election, three of Silicon Valley’s largest tech companies have announced plans to try to address the problem.

    Google and Facebook have said they will update their advertising policies to target misleading ads that direct people to fake news sites. Meanwhile, USA Today reported that Twitter has closed the accounts of several notable alt-right personalities.

    The news comes as the nation remains […]

  • Facebook joins Google in banning false news sites from its ad network

    Facebook joins Google in banning false news sites from its ad network

    Hours after Google announced it would ban sites that peddle fake news stories from using its advertising network, Facebook has followed suit.

    The social network announced today that it was now adding fake news sites to the list of sources already barred from using its Facebook Audience Network ads — a list that previously included misleading, illegal, and deceptive sites.

    “While implied, we have updated the policy to explicitly clarify that this applies to fake news,” a Facebook spokesperson told the Wall […]

  • Google Celebrates Nigeria’s Independence in Unique Style (Photo)

    Google Celebrates Nigeria’s Independence in Unique Style (Photo)

    Popular internet and search engine company, Google is celebrating Nigeria’s Independence with customized photos.

    American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products that include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software, Google.com has celebrated Nigeria’s Independence in style with customized flags and Nigerian colours on its page.

    A click on the side button reads the words: “Nigeria Independence Day 2016” as the company wishes Nigerians well.

    Nigeria turned 56 today after gaining independence from Britain in 1960.

    Google was founded by […]

  • Is Google celebrating 18th birthday?

    Is Google celebrating 18th birthday?

    A click on your Google Chrome for new windows displays balloons from Google indicating there is a celebration being marked.  Today, Google celebrates its 18th birthday — though not even Google knows if this is quite accurate, seeing how it’s celebrated the occasion on various days throughout September since the company officially filed for incorporation in 1998.

    google-birthdayIn fact, for Google’s 15th birthday in 2013, the company admitted point blank that it wasn’t sure when it should set its official anniversary, […]

  • Google Introduces New Messaging Application Called ALLO To Battle Whastapp

    Google Introduces New Messaging Application Called ALLO To Battle Whastapp

    Google on Wednesday introduced a new instant messaging (WhatsApp-like) platform called Allo that features Google Assistant which can simplify little tasks for users and offer convenience while chatting or sharing files with a contact.

    Allo’s introduction comes close at heels after Google released its slow-networks video chat application called Duo.

    Here’s everything you should know about it, including how it works and why you might use it:

    Exactly what is Google Allo?

    Google explains Allo as a messaging app for Android and iPhone users. […]

  • Facebook, Google and Twitter want US to transfer control of ICANN to global community

    Facebook, Google and Twitter want US to transfer control of ICANN to global community

    Major technology companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter are urging US Congress to support a plan for the U.S. government to cede control of the internet’s technical management to the global community, they said in a joint letter dated on Tuesday.

    The U.S. Commerce Department has primary oversight of the internet’s management, largely because it was invented in the United States. Some Republican lawmakers are trying to block the handover to global stakeholders, which include businesses, tech experts and public interest […]

  • Google set to change its popular name to “Alphabet”

    Google set to change its popular name to “Alphabet”

    After 16 years of operations and having emerged as one of the world’s major global brand, search giant, Google‎ is to change its name to Alphabet, in line with its major restructuring.

    The company will continue to operate as Google in most of the important ways, including the search engine that made it one of the world’s biggest companies. But it will operate a holding company named ‘Alphabet’.

    Alphabet will include not just Google but the company’s huge array of other operations. […]