Tag: Google

Google to publish user location data to help govts tackle virus

Google says it will publish users' location data around the world from Friday to allow governments to gauge the effectiveness of social distancing measures, brought in to stem the COVID-19 pandemic. The reports on users' movements in 131 countries will be made available on a...

Apple unveils revamped map app to challenge Google

Apple on Thursday said it has finished rolling out an overhauled map app in the US in another attempt to challenge Google's popular smartphone navigation software. Apple spent years rebuilding the application, its cars traveling millions of miles to map roads, after a version launched...

Google bans political ads in Singapore as elections loom

Google has banned political ads in Singapore ahead of elections, an opposition party said Wednesday, sparking accusations the tech giant was "kowtowing" to the tightly-controlled city's government. The ban was imposed under controversial new rules aimed at fighting disinformation in the city-state, which critics fear...

In light of political ad ban, SDP asks Google, “What legislation in Singapore bans online political advertising?” 

Singapore—In a country where the mainstream media is under the control and regulation of the Government, opposition parties have at least had online spaces to give them a more level playing field in reaching a broad audience with their message. However, the recent Google...

Digital economy in SEA now worth S$138 billion, with 65% of the region’s startup funding going to SG

An annual report on Southeast Asia (SEA) by Google, Temasek and Bain & Company announced that the region's digital economy is now worth a staggering US$100 billion (S$138 billion), with US$12 billion (S$16.6 billion) coming from Singapore. The report also revealed that Singapore normally receives...

Makansutra’s KF Seetoh points out that there are 20,000 or so hawkers left out by Google maps

After Google announced a government-backed project (July 30) that would see food stalls located across 114 hawker centres in Singapore archived online, Makansutra’s founder KF Seetoh asked about a forgotten group – “the other 20 thousand plus hawkers and street food vendors sited in...

Australian watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google

Australia's competition watchdog on Friday recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google's dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants.   Intensifying the global drumbeat of calls to regulate some...

How to prevent Google from tracking your every move

Based on the apps you use on your smartphone, Google keeps track of everywhere you go. The data collected is used to give you more personalised experiences like maps and recommendations based on places you've visited, real-time traffic updates about your commute as well as...

Amazon boots out Apple & Google as world’s most valuable brand

High-tech behemoths Apple and Google have been unseated by US retail giant Amazon as the world's most valuable brand, a major survey released June 11 indicated. The brand value of Amazon skyrocketed by 52% to US$315 billion (S$430 billion), global market research agency Kantar said...

Google suspends Android support for Huawei after Trump releases blacklist

New York (Reuters) – Google has announced the suspension of business with Huawei after the Trump administration added Huawei Technologies Co Ltd to the Entity List which is a trade blacklist on May 16 (Thursday). According to a report by Reuters, Google will cease to...