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  • World News

    Snap hires ex-Google VP to boost ad targeting and measurement

    Snap Inc announced yesterday that it has appointed a new senior vice president of engineering from Google, marking the latest addition to its team in a bid to boost its advertising business. Eric Young, who previously served as vice president of engineering for Alphabet Inc’s Google Cloud, will be responsible for overseeing Snap’s core infrastructure, which includes the widely-used photo…

  • World News

    Google removes controversial Slavery Simulator game amid Brazil outrage

    A controversial game named Slavery Simulator has been removed from Google’s app store following a significant backlash in Brazil. The app, developed by Magnus Games, was launched on April 20 and allowed players to “buy and sell” black characters. The game was downloaded over 1,000 times before being taken down. Brazil is a nation grappling with the legacy of slavery,…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok to expand Google Classroom project to all 437 schools by 2026

    The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has unveiled its plans to implement the Google Classroom project across all 437 schools under its jurisdiction within the next three years. The announcement follows a successful pilot project in collaboration with Google at Thainiyomsongkroa School in the Bang Khen district. The Google Classroom project emphasises “learning connectivity and data accessibility,” providing each student with…

  • Business News

    AI revolutionising search engines, shifting from links to direct answers

    The online search experience, which has been dominated by Google for the past 25 years, is set to undergo a significant transformation as artificial intelligence (AI) reshapes the way users seek answers to their questions. AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT, Bard, and Bing are revolutionizing the classic search-and-click method, enabling users to receive direct answers to their queries rather than sifting…

  • Business News

    Godfather of artificial intelligence quits Google, warns of technology’s dangers

    A prominent computer scientist, frequently referred to as “the godfather of artificial intelligence,” has resigned from Google to voice his concerns about the potential dangers of the technology, according to yesterday’s US media reports. Geoffrey Hinton, known for creating a foundational technology for AI systems, expressed to The New York Times that advancements in the field could pose “profound risks…

  • Hot News

    Bing gagged after ‘ugly’ journalist compared to Hitler

    Microsoft’s new Bing search engine has been gagged since a supposedly dentally-challenged journalist was compared to Hitler. The upgraded search engine with new artificial intelligence (AI) functionality, powered by the same kind of technology as ChatGPT, was announced earlier this month. The Bing bot was meant to be all about how AI will change the way people access information online.…

  • Technology News

    Is Google chatbot smarter than a pigeon?

    Embarrassing stammering by Bard, the Google chatbot, has prompted the global public and stock markets to unreservedly rejected machine-generated garbage. The likes of Donald Trump and Elon Musk must be delighted that a talking Google chatbot is held in higher regard than talking billionaires. Google’s response to ChatGPT got off to an embarrassing start when its chatbot gave a wrong…

  • Technology News

    Tech titans Apple and Google take a tumble

    As the year came to a close in 2022, the tech world was buzzing with reports of major players Apple and Google falling short of their revenue and profit expectations for the last quarter. Despite Apple being the largest company in terms of market value, the tech giant’s iPhone sales saw a significant dip, mainly due to production disruptions in…

  • Thailand Election News

    Google tapped as Election Commission denies helping PM

    The Office of the Election Commission (EC) reached out to Google Thailand for support in the upcoming General Election, while they deny accusations of favouring Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. They asked the search engine tech giant to help raise awareness about the election and assist in cracking down on fake news. On Monday, EC Secretary-General Sawaeng Boonmee met with a…

  • Technology News

    Ministry reveals 200 apps that steal your cash

    Since an unhappy Thai man accused a charging cable of stealing the 100,000-baht contents of his bank account, people in Thailand have become hyper-aware of the problems of apps that steal your cash on their phones. The victim insists he had not accessed any suspicious websites, taken any call centre calls or filled in any online forms but says his…

  • Thailand News

    What changes did Google notice in Thailand’s web searches last year?

    US multinational Google last year identified a substantial change in consumer trends in Thailand based on web searches conducted last year. The world’s favourite web browser discovered a change of direction in Thailand’s search engines which were split into three categories or trends in Google’s “Year in Search 2022 – Thailand” report, which opened a window into consumers’ behaviour. They…

  • Economy News

    Google announces 12,000 layoffs amid new “economic reality”

    Google is cutting 12,000 jobs globally its parent company, Alphabet, announced yesterday. Like other tech titans in recent weeks, Google is laying off workers as it embarks on some large-scale restructuring. The announcement follows similar layoffs by other tech giants such as Microsoft, Meta (parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp), Amazon and Twitter, as the previously stable tech sector…

  • Thailand News

    Most Googled word in 2022? And in Thailand?

    The most Googled word or phrase in the world this year may come as a surprise. What do you think? Russia? Ukraine? Economic crisis? Queen Elizabeth II? King Charles III? China? Taiwan? No, none of those. The word Wordle was Google’s most searched term globally in 2022. The search engine giant revealed the winner in its annual Year in Search…

  • Technology News

    Google Wallet launches in Thailand

    Google Wallet just launched in Thailand. Google Wallet is a free mobile payment system that allows users to make quick, contactless payments from their smartphone or smartwatch. Boarding passes, concert tickets and loyalty cards can also be stored in the virtual wallet. When you add your credit/debit cards to Google Wallet, you can tap to pay anywhere Google Pay is…

  • Technology News

    Coinbase tapped by Google for crypto payments

    In a boost for the cryptocurrency world, tech goliath Google announced plans to allow some customers to pay for cloud services using Coinbase, a leading crypto exchange platform. The announcement from Google gave crypto a much-needed kick after an overall rough year. The rollout will begin with access solely to those customers working in the Web3 industry, allowing selected people to…

  • Video

    Thailand News Today | Possible easing of restrictions in Thailand

    Thailand’s Public Health Minister says he’s backing the restoration of the Test & Go entry scheme as concerns about the Omicron variant subside. Test & Go was suspended around 4 weeks ago as the highly-contagious variant spread around the globe. Now, Anutin Charnvirakul says he’ll ask the CCSA to consider bringing it back, as well as easing a number of…

  • Technology News

    Over 95% of content Thailand asks Google to remove is government criticism – the highest rate in the world

    A study by virtual private network firm Surfshark shows that since 2011, Thailand has submitted 1,147 requests for Google to remove content. The Bangkok Post reports that over 95% of those requests was about content considered critical of the government – the highest rate in the world. As part of the study, Surfshark says it analysed Google’s Transparency Report. Thailand…

  • Press Room

    Best smartphones to use for travelling in 2022

    Press Release Smartphones have taken over our modern world. Everything from a flashlight to a camera, messaging device, web browser, music player, GPS, and more may be replaced with it. However, when it comes to selecting the best smartphones for travelling, we consider a number of factors. For instance, cameras must be able to capture nice images in well-lit areas…

  • Politics News

    Donald Trump files lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, and Google

    Former US President Donald Trump has announced that he is leading a class-action lawsuit against Facebook, Google, and Twitter. He is claiming censorship as a violation of the United States Constitution’s right to free speech. Legal experts see no validity in the lawsuit as the constitutional right to free speech only applies to suppression by the government, not private companies…

  • Thailand News

    Google takes down customised maps targeting anti-monarchy activists

    Custom Google maps pinpointing hundreds of people in Thailand who are accused of opposing the monarchy have been taken down by Google, the company told Reuters reporters. The Google My Maps targeting anti-monarchy activists, listing their names and addresses, were made by a team of 80 royalist volunteers who planned to report the activists for allegedly insulting the monarchy. Under…

  • Business News

    The social media giants in battle with ‘old’ media and world governments | VIDEO

    https://youtu.be/HKKIuWHw_t8 “The rules signal greater willingness by countries around the world to rein in big tech firms such as Google, Facebook and Twitter that the governments fear have become too powerful with little accountability.” India has issued strict new rules for Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms just weeks after the Indian government attempted to pressure Twitter to take…

  • Thai Law News

    Australia sets worldwide precedent by passing pay‐to‐play legislation for social media giants

    In a landmark decision, Australia is now requiring global digital giants, such as Facebook and Google, to pay for using local news content on their websites. The move sets a precedent that many global companies have been anticipating. The law passed yesterday after Facebook and Google reached an agreement to pay local Australian news organisations for using their stories on…

  • Thailand News

    Tower of Babble – we respond to your comments | VIDEO

    ‘Tower of Babble’ is a new daily program on The Thaiger as we review your comments at our YouTube channel. Tower of Babble is where we read some of your comments to The Thaiger YouTube videos. Some are insightful, some are interesting, some need to be shared! And some are just plain funny. If you leave a comment under any…

  • World News

    Facebook responds to proposed media laws in Australia with a threat to ban sharing of news posts

    The media wars are heating up in Australia as a battle between Facebook and other tech platforms line up against traditional media providers and the Australian Government. Facebook is now threatening to block both the users and media organisations in Australia sharing news stories, if the Australian government’s plan to demand Facebook, Instagram, Google, etc to pay for content goes ahead.…

  • Việt Nam

    Marsha P. Johnson – Người được Google Doodle vinh danh hôm nay là ai?

    Ngày hôm nay, Google Doodle vinh danh Marsha P. Johnson – một nhà hoạt động đấu tranh cho cộng đồng LGBT, chống AIDS và bảo vệ trẻ em vô gia cư. Marsha P. Johnson có tên khai sinh là Malcolm Michaels Jr., sinh ngày 24/8/1945 tại Elizabeth, New Jersey, Mỹ. Johnson có cha là ông Malcolm Michaels Sr., một công…

  • Việt Nam

    Cảnh báo chiến dịch gián điệp tinh vi trên Google Chrome

    Mới đây, hơn 100 tiện ích mở rộng trên Google Chrome bị cáo buộc là theo dõi thông tin của người dùng trong chiến dịch giám sát quy mô lớn. Theo đó, những báo cáo của hãng bảo mật Awake Security tuyên bố, có ít nhất 111 tiện ích mở rộng Chrome “giả mạo hoặc độc hại” với khả năng…

  • World News

    China’s second-richest is an ex-Google employee

    Apparently, working for any kind of technology company in today’s world can reap massive wealth. That’s the case for one of China’s citizens who became the second richest person in the nation after previously working for Google. Colin Huang is valued at $45.4 billion by Forbes, placing him second in China after Tencent’s Pony Ma after his e-commerce company Pinduoduo…

  • Việt Nam

    Google Doodle chúc mừng Ngày Thiếu nhi 1/6

    Để chúc mừng ngày Tết Thiếu Nhi 1/6, trên trang chủ Google Doodle một số quốc gia hiển thị hình ảnh hoạt họa vô cùng dễ thương. Ngày 1/6 thường được biết tới là Ngày Thiếu nhi (Children’s Day) hay thường được gọi là Tết Thiếu nhi, Ngày Quốc tế Thiếu nhi ở Việt Nam. Năm nay, để vinh danh…

  • Bangkok News

    First female doctor in Thailand celebrated by Google

    If you do any search on Google today you’ll see a graphic of a doctor holding a baby. The image is of Thailand’s first female doctor, Margaret Lin Xavier, and today marks her 122nd birthday. Xavier, whose Thai name is Lin Srivisarnvaja, was an expert in obstetrics and gynaecology. She opened a private clinic with her sister who was a…

  • Việt Nam

    Google Doodle cho phép người dùng tự thiết kế thiệp nhân Ngày của Mẹ

    Nhân Ngày của Mẹ (10/5), Google cho phép người dùng tự thiết kế thiệp chúc mừng trên giao diện trang chủ Google Doodle. Trên trang chủ Google ngày hôm nay là Doodle cho phép người dùng thỏa sức sáng tạo để thiết kế thiệp chúc mừng tuỳ chỉnh bằng cách sử dụng các yếu tố kỹ thuật số dựa trên…

  • Việt Nam

    Thư giãn những ngày ở nhà cách ly cùng hình tượng trưng Google Doodle

    Khi tác động của đại dịch toàn cầu COVID-19 vẫn chưa có dấu hiệu suy yếu, mọi người ở khắp mọi nơi trên thế giới phải ở trong nhà nhiều hơn. Vì thế, Google đã giúp quãng thời gian ở nhà không bị nhàm chán bằng cách tung ra một loạt Doodle là các trò chơi Google Doodle tương tác…

  • Việt Nam

    Google Doodle tôn vinh Ngày Trái Đất bằng hình ảnh loài ong

    Hôm nay 22/4, Google Doodle kỷ niệm 50 năm Ngày Trái Đất bằng việc tôn vinh loài ong – một trong những sinh vật nhỏ nhất nhưng quan trọng nhất của Trái Đất – trên giao diện trang chủ. 22/4 được biết đến là Ngày Trái Đất – sự kiện được tổ chức hàng năm trên toàn thế giới nhằm…

  • Việt Nam

    Coronavirus tips: Google nhắn nhủ ‘Hãy ở nhà để ngăn chặn Covid-19’

    Trước những diễn biến phức tạp và căng thẳng của đại dịch Covid-19, Google gửi thông điệp kêu gọi công dân toàn cầu hãy ở nhà, chung tay đẩy lùi sự lây lan dịch bệnh. Ngày hôm nay, Google thay đổi giao diện doodle với thông điệp: “Stay Home. Save Lifes: Help Stop Coronavirus” (tạm dịch: Cùng ngăn chặn virus…

  • Covid-19 News

    Google will publish user location data to aid in the fight against Covid-19

    Today in Paris, Google has announced that it will start publishing location data from its users located in 131 countries, starting today. This will be done to allow the governments to indicate the performance of social distancing to help in the combat of the Covid-19 pandemic. Reports of users’ movement will be recorded on a special website and will ‘chart…

  • Việt Nam

    Bánh mì Việt Nam được Google Doodle vinh danh ở nhiều quốc gia

    Hôm nay (24/3), là kỷ niệm 9 năm ngày từ “banh mi” được đưa vào từ điển Oxford, Google cũng “tranh thủ” đưa Doodle Bánh mì Việt Nam xuất hiện trên trang chủ ở hơn 10 quốc gia. Google Doodle Bánh mì trình bày các nguyên liệu phổ biến kèm theo như chả lụa, thịt heo, patê, bơ và đồ…

  • Việt Nam

    Năm 2019 doanh thu quảng cáo của Instagram vượt mặt Youtube

    Cùng với nhiều cỗ máy kiếm tiền khác, Instagram góp phần không nhỏ trong việc tạo ra doanh thu cho Facebook. Vừa đây, Bloomberg tiết lộ Instagram đã mang lại doanh thu quảng cáo 20 tỷ USD trong năm 2019, chiếm hơn 1/4 tổng doanh thu của Facebook trong năm qua. Các quảng cáo trên Instagram được lồng vào giữa…

  • Việt Nam

    Luis Alberto Spinetta trên Google Doodle là ai?

    Hôm nay, Google thiết kế riêng hình ảnh Doodle của Luis Alberto Spinetta trên trang chủ để kỷ niệm 70 năm ngày sinh của ông. Vậy Luis Alberto Spinetta là ai? Hình ảnh Luis Alberto Spinetta trên trang chủ Google ngày 23/1. Nguồn: Google Doodle Luis Alberto Spinetta hay El Flaco (Skinny) là ca sĩ, nhà soạn nhạc, nghệ sĩ…