The Times and Sunday Times are among the latest publications to get funding from Google’s Digital News Initiative innovation fund. The News UK-owned publisher has received a “large” grant, defined us up to €1m (£900,000) to develop James “an AI ‘digital butler’ that individualises the way content is distributed to readers of The Times and The Sunday Times”.TimelineDecember 15, 2017PA among nine European press agencies calling on EU officials to make Duopoly pay for news contentDecember 5, 2017Youtube announces new bid to stop 'inappropriate content' after concerns about terrorist videos and child imagesNovember 22, 2017Gazette Live readers asked to pick 'best' child in Google picture survey to access child sex abuse article The project is described by Google as follows: “The Times and The Sunday Times believe in the power of their editions. Their readers love the curated order, the finite experience and the editorial … [Read more...] about News UK, Johnston Press and FT among publishers given millions by Google news innovation fund
Tech giant Google is offering Sunderland’s small businesses a helping hand with digital marketing. Three free seminars have been arranged with the search engine’s Digital Garage team during a day-long expo that will help new and established firms understand how to boost and grow their business online next year. If you live in or around Sunderland and you want to boost your career, or turbocharge your business, please join us at our Digital Garage and talk to our experts. Alice Mansergh The Small Business Expo has been arranged by start-up business support organisation One Sunderland, which will be include a variety of workshops for young companies. One Sunderland’s Mike Dodds said: “I am delighted that the Digital Garage from Google is taking part in our expo. “We set up One Sunderland specifically to help those about to start-up in business, those just starting and more established local companies, and securing The Digital Garage will help them grow … [Read more...] about Why is tech giant Google coming to Sunderland?
GOOGLE is well known for it's Doodles - dedicated to notable figures in history.January 9 will see Har Gobind Khorana get his very own Doodle in honour of his birthday - here's the lowdown.On January 9, Google will celebrate the birthday of Har Gobind Khorana - a Nobel Prize winning Indian-American biochemist.Dr Khorana, 96, will be honoured with a special Google Doodle.He conducted research at universities in England, Switzerland, and Canada, and was awarded a Nobel Prize alongside two fellow researchers at the University of Wisconsin.Together, they discovered that the order of nucleotides in our DNA determines which amino acids are built.These amino acids form proteins - which carry out essential cell functions in the body.He later made a second scientific breakthrough when he constructed the first synthetic gene.In 1998, the search engine founders Larry and Sergey drew a stick figure behind the second 'o' of Google as a message to that they were out of office at the Burning Man … [Read more...] about Har Gobind Khorana celebrated by Google Doodle – why the Nobel Prize-wining biochemist is being marked on his 96th birthday
NVIDIA has unveiled an incredible 65-inch computer monitor built specifically for video gamers.The Nvidia BFGD was revealed at the annual CES 2018 tech convention in Las Vegas, and will be a must-have for die-hard PC gamers.The new monitor is part of a new series of devices from Nvidia called “big format gaming displays”.This 65-inch model features an eye-watering 4K display resolution, and promises a refresh rate of 120Hz – ideal for high-powered gaming.Gamers will also enjoy the support for High Dynamic Range, or HDR, visuals, which means a wider range of colours and improved contrast.Nvidia is also shipping its latest model with the company’s own G-Sync technology, which aims to deliver a “buttery-smooth gaming experience”.Praising the new model, Nvidia’s Matt Wuebbling says: “PC gamers expect high peformance and instant response times but, until now, they’ve been largely limited to traditional desktop displays.”He says … [Read more...] about Nvidia shows off world’s coolest gaming monitor – a 65-inch 4K HDR masterpiece with Google Assistant built in
GOOGLE is profiting from the plight of desperate people seeking treatment for addictive diseases, it has been reported.The search giant is charging middlemen - known as referral agents - up to £200 every time someone visits their website via search page ads.According to The Sunday Times, these agents act as "advice helplines" but actually receive as much as £20,000 a month commission by referring addicts to clinics.The practice is against the law in several US states, but is legal in the UK.The paper reported that the huge commissions paid to the referral agents has been blamed for increasing costs of private care.MP Sarah Wollaston said: "The level of payments for these referral agents via promoted links cannot be justified in my view especially as those desperate to tackle their addictions are unknowingly picking up the bill."One business owner was reported to have said he was spending £350,000 on Google advertising, to ensure addicts visited his helpline … [Read more...] about Google ‘profits from plight of desperate addicts by charging advertisers secretly working for private clinics’