UK may ditch NHS contact-tracing app for Apple and Google model | Technology – Blog – Emails

The government has left open the prospect of ditching its own contact-tracing app in favour of the “decentralised” model favoured by Apple and Google after it was revealed that a feasibility study into such a change is under way. After repeated warnings that the UK will be an outlier if it insists on using its […]

Alphabet sees jump in shares after Google Cloud, Youtube expansion- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Read Article Alphabet Inc shares surged after first-quarter results and upbeat executive comments showed the company’s cloud and YouTube businesses kept growing in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sales came in at $33.71 billion, up 14 per cent from a year ago and ahead of Wall Street estimates. YouTube revenue jumped 33.5 per cent, while Google Cloud’s top […]

Google reports weak revenue growth in first pandemic-affected quarter | Technology – Blog – Emails

Google reported its weakest revenue growth in nearly five years in the first quarter as the pandemic-driven recession began to shrivel its advertising sales. “It was the tale of two quarters,” Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive, told investors on a conference call on Tuesday. Typically – strong revenue growth in January and February was undercut […]

Alphabet posts ‘sudden and significant’ slow down in Google ad revenue due to Covid-19- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc announced first-quarter results yesterday, stating that performance was in line with expectations until March when ad revenues slowed down. The business still saw a 13% growth for the quarter, compared with last year, when combining the results of its search, Youtube and Cloud business, but the slowdown in ad revenue […]

Google ad sales steady after coronavirus drop; Alphabet leads tech share rally – Finance- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

A drop in Google ad sales steadied in April and some consumers returned to using the search engine for shopping in addition to finding novel coronavirus information, parent Alphabet Inc said on Tuesday, sparking an 8 percent rally in shares. The share rally to US$1,329.81 after hours brought the stock almost back to where it […]

Social media no longer tolerates toxic lies? Don’t believe a word of it | Opinion- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

The tech companies insist that the corona pandemic of 2020 will not be a repeat of the US presidential election of 2016. With millions of lives at stake, economies collapsing and hunger spreading, they will not rake in the advertising revenue generated by fake news and Russian disinformation this time round. They are responsible corporate […]

Don’t click on the traffic lights: upstart competitor challenges Google’s anti-bot tool | Technology – Blog – Emails

The days of clicking on traffic lights to prove you are not a robot could be ending after Google’s decision to charge for the tool prompted one of the web’s biggest infrastructure firms to ditch it for a competitor. “Captcha” – an awkward acronym for “completely automated public Turing test to tell computers and humans […]