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Google partners Oxford to expand artificial intelligence team

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is expanding its artificial intelligence initiative, hiring more than half a dozen leading academics and experts in the field and announcing a partnership with Oxford University to “accelerate” its efforts. 232 more words

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Google commits to $1 billion in long-term office lease

SAN FRANCISCO: Google said it is committed to spending $1 billion to lease office buildings over the next 13 to 14 years.

Google did not say where the office buildings were located in its disclosure as part of its quarterly regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday. 194 more words

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Google launches Street View for Bhutan

THIMPHU: Google provided a sneak peek into Bhutan today by unveiling a Street View project for the remote Himalayan kingdom, featuring panoramic views of its majestic mountains, monasteries and crystal-clear rivers. 362 more words

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German publishers capitulate and let Google post news snippets -- for now

German publishers said they are bowing to Google’s market power, and will allow the search engine powerhouse to show news snippets in search results free of charge, at least for the time being. 525 more words

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Google Now gets solar eclipse tips and crime alerts

Google Now’s march into every corner of your life continues, as it’s now dealing out cards for local crime alerts and solar eclipses. 

The crime notifications are a little geographically challenged at the moment, as our editor-in-chief found one in his feed for Lafayette, Calif., despite not living in that city. 189 more words

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Google doodle celebrates Mangalyaan's one month in Mars orbit

In a tribute to India’s space-technology prowess, Google is celebrating with a doodle today the completion of one month by Mangalyaan in an orbit around Mars. 351 more words

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German publishers who recently accused Google of blackmail for threatening to stop listing their stories in Google News – after they tried for years to wrangle copyright cash out of Google for using their snippets and thumbnails – have relented, for now at least. 73 more words