• Journal raises $1.5 million to bring Google-like search to your personal life

    28 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    In today's world of Slack, email and a gazillion other web apps and services, it's become increasingly hard to search for information. Did your boss Slack you or email you that information about your bonus? Or did they share it via a Google Doc? Who knows? Clearly not you, but Journal knows.
    Journal, a machine learning and natural language processing-powered platform designed to search across all your web services and tools, today announced a $1.5 million seed round led by Social Capital. Since receiving the funding about a year ago, Journal has been able to launch a beta community of...
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  • Sundar Pichai spoke about Google's China plans for the first time and it doesn't look like he's backing down

    Sundar Pichai spoke about Google's China plans for the first time and it doesn't look like he's backing down

    29 days ago - By Business Insider

    Google chief executive Sundar Pichai commented publicly for the first time on the company's efforts to launch a censored search engine in China.
    Google has not been available in China for the past decade, and its possible return has caused an outcry among employees and US politicians.
    Pichai said Google's mission was to provide the world with information, and that a dedicated search engine could help Chinese citizens access more reliable medical information.
    The tenor of Pichai's comments suggests the company is not about to back away from its plans.
    Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai...
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  • Google's CEO confirms it's returning to China with a censored search engine

    Google's CEO confirms it's returning to China with a censored search engine

    29 days ago - By Fast Company

    The censored search engine is known internally as “Dragonfly” and has been in testing since last year.
    CEO Sundar Pichai made the admission onstage on Monday at the Wired 25 Summit. The censored search engine is known internally as “Dragonfly” and has been in testing since last year. Once it rolls out, when a user in China uses Google's search, websites banned by the Chinese government will automatically be filtered out of results.
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  • Google CEO Sundar Pichai Finally Opens Up About That Censored Search Service For China

    29 days ago - By Fortune

    Google has finally publicly discussed the existence of Project Dragonfly-a censored search engine that may be rolled out for the Chinese market.
    The project's existence was previously disclosed through leaks that sparked a firestorm inside and outside the company, with employees outraged at the ethical implications -Google googl pulled out of China in 2010, largely due to censorship requirements-and the Trump White House urging the company to kill the scheme .
    Google's chief privacy officer, Keith Enright, confirmed Dragonfly's existence under questioning by the Senate Commerce Committee...
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