Sep 8, 2015

Apple ramps ups hiring but faces obstacles to making phones smarter

Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from Ph.D. programs, posting dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff, a review of hiring sites suggests and numerous sources confirm. The goal is to challenge Google ...

Sep 4, 2015

Google launches music streaming service in Japan

Google has launched a music streaming service in Japan, becoming the latest tech giant to push into the world’s No. 2 music market, despite mixed results among earlier arrivals. The U.S. company said that its Japanese edition of Google Play Music features more than ...

Google touts its first wireless router

Aug 19, 2015

Google touts its first wireless router

Google is making a Wi-Fi router as part of its ambition to provide better Internet connections that make it easier for people to access its digital services and see more of its online advertising. Pre-orders for the $199 wireless router, called OnHub, can be ...

Jul 14, 2015

Google removes Chinese name on map after Philippine furor

Google has quietly removed the Chinese name for a South China Sea shoal bitterly disputed by Beijing and Manila from its maps service, following an outcry from Filipinos. The Google Maps website on Tuesday referred to the rich fishing ground — a subject of ...

Jul 2, 2015

Japan court orders Google to remove past arrest reports

A Japanese court has issued an injunction ordering Google Inc. to remove Internet search results that include reports of a man’s arrest, court documents showed Thursday. The Saitama District Court order dated June 25 said the man, who was convicted of violating the child ...