BUSINESS | Google Seals Content Payment Deal With French News Publishers

PARIS – – Google and a French publishers’ lobby said on Thursday they had agreed to a copyright framework for the U.S. tech giant to pay news publishers for content online, in a first for Europe.The move paves the way for individual licensing agreements for French publications, some of which have seen revenues drop with … More BUSINESS | Google Seals Content Payment Deal With French News Publishers

NEWS ALERT | Google Restore Gmail Services For Some Users

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Tuesday services for some Gmail users facing errors on the emailing platform were restore, in a second incident of an outage a day after YouTube, Gmail and Google Drive were affected. Downdetector.com, a website that tracks outages, showed there were more than 13,000 incidents of people reporting issues with Gmail. … More NEWS ALERT | Google Restore Gmail Services For Some Users

BUSINESS | Google Signs Copyright Agreement With Six French Newspaper

Alphabet’s Google has signed copyright agreements with six French newspapers and magazines, including dailies Le Monde and Le Figaro, the U.S. tech company said in a post on its blog on Thursday. Google is in talks with other French national and regional dailies magazines, it said, adding that it aimed to reach a framework agreement … More BUSINESS | Google Signs Copyright Agreement With Six French Newspaper

BUSINESS | Google To Provide Mideast Grants, Loans To Train Digital Skills

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – U.S. tech company Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., plans to provide grants worth $1.1 million to help businesses in the Middle East and North Africa improve their skills and get them online, the company said on Tuesday. Google will also provide $3 million in loans to thousands of business in … More BUSINESS | Google To Provide Mideast Grants, Loans To Train Digital Skills

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Google Bans Ads On Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Content

MILAN | ITALY – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would prohibit websites and apps that use its advertising technology from running ads on ‘dangerous content’ that goes against scientific consensus during the coronavirus pandemic. The world’s largest search engine updated its policy as the health crisis has continued to rage throughout the United … More CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Google Bans Ads On Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory Content

CULTURE | Google’s New Tool Lets You Translate Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – If you’ve ever wondered what messages the Ancient Egyptians were trying to convey with their hieroglyphics, Google’s new tool might just be able to help. In celebration of the anniversary of the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, Google Arts and Culture has released a new AI-powered symbols and characters into … More CULTURE | Google’s New Tool Lets You Translate Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics

BUSINESS | Google – Parent Alphabet To Donate $800 Million In Response To Coronavirus Crisis

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Alphabet Inc. will donate more than $800 million in funds towards producing medical supplies used to fight COVID-19, and it ad credits to government and health organizations and businesses, Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said on Friday. The company is working with Magid Glove and Safety to produce 2 million to … More BUSINESS | Google – Parent Alphabet To Donate $800 Million In Response To Coronavirus Crisis

CORONAVIRUS NEWS | Google Launches Coronavirus Website In The United States

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Saturday it launched a United States-focused website with information about coronavirus guidance and testing, as the country works on slowing the spread of the highly contagious virus. The site (google.com/covid19), which consists of resources and links focused on the potentially deadly respiratory illness COVID-19, will … More CORONAVIRUS NEWS | Google Launches Coronavirus Website In The United States

BUSINESS | Google Recommends U.S.Employees Work From Home

LOS ANGELES – Google is recommending all employees in North America work from home for the next month, according to an email shown to CNN. ‘Out of an abundance of caution, and for the protection of Alphabet and the broader community, we now recommend the you work from home if you role allows’, the email … More BUSINESS | Google Recommends U.S.Employees Work From Home

KSA | The Most Influential Brands In Saudi Arabia

Tech giant Google has been named the most influential brand in Saudi Arabia, according to a new survey by Ipsos. Its survey, conducted for the first time in Saudi Arabia, measured consumer perceptions towards 120 leading national, regional and global brands in terms of their influence on people. Google took the number one spot, driven … More KSA | The Most Influential Brands In Saudi Arabia