Google Betrays Uber, And Now It's War

Dan Lyons · 02/02/15 05:57PM

Remember how Eric Schmidt spent years sitting on the Apple board, quietly learning everything about the iPhone — and then, presto, Google suddenly came out with Android and it looked a whole lot like the iPhone operating system and Steve Jobs went nuts on Schmidt for being such a sneaky, backstabbing son of a bitch?

These Letters Reveal Which Congressmen Google Has In Its Pocket

Nitasha Tiku · 11/26/14 06:00PM

Yesterday twelve U.S. Congressmen signed, sealed, and delivered a letter (embedded below) to members of the European Parliament lobbying their counterparts to leave Google alone. According to the Financial Times, at least three letters from American legislators were sent as part of a "rare and concerted public intervention" on Google's behalf.

The Great Google Glass Experiment Is Fucked

Kevin Montgomery · 11/17/14 02:30PM

Just over two years ago, Google's Sergey Brin was on the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, taking a bow following fashion icon Diane von Furstenberg's Google Glass-studded show. Back then, Google Glass was riding a high wave of positive press: The New York Times proposed it was "the future of technology" and fashion critic Vanessa Friedman mused that Glass was "the next big accessory." But Glassholes have since turned face computing into a social malfunction, and now Reuters is reporting the project's future is in jeopardy.

Google Faces Class Action Suit For Exploiting Contract Workers

Kevin Montgomery · 11/14/14 06:10PM

Google has become the latest tech company hit with a lawsuit for exploiting contract workers. Reuters reports that a class action suit has been filed against Google, alleging the company misclassified employees as independent contractors. The plaintiff behind the suit also alleges he was refused the overtime wages and was not paid for all the time spent working.

Kevin Montgomery · 11/12/14 06:11PM

Google has been going on a real estate shopping spree over the past few years, signaling the company is preparing to hire thousands. According to the Bay Area News Group, the search giant's development plans would allow Google to hire as many as 30,000 new employees in the coming years.

Nitasha Tiku · 10/24/14 05:40PM

Google Street View car spotted in Greenwich Village subtly blocking everyone's view of a fire hydrant. Officers, just go ahead and add the ticket to Google's $7 million tab.