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Recent articles by Richard:

Yes, even Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos would get $1,000 under Andrew Yang's plan

Yang and the other high-profile presidential candidates spoke at the Brown and Black Forum in Des Moines, Iowa. → Read More

Google parent company Alphabet hits $1 trillion in market cap

It joins an exclusive club of US companies to reach the threshold, alongside Apple, Amazon and Microsoft. → Read More

Google launches online coding course to train workers for tech jobs

The news comes as Silicon Valley faces scrutiny over the implications of the tech industry on the American workforce. → Read More

Iowa's Democratic Party will reportedly use smartphone app to send out caucus results

Experts have concerns about election security. → Read More

Google says 2,000 people across the company work on inclusion and diversity in products

The workers are embedded in different teams, instead of being one formal team. → Read More

Google forces you to embrace Assistant to get out of its CES 2020 escape room

The search giant scaled back from last year's attraction, which was similar to "It's a Small World." → Read More

Google Assistant can read entire articles to you out loud

The search giant wants its digital helper to read text in a voice that sounds more natural. → Read More

At CES 2020, Google doubles down on getting its software all around you

The search giant for the first time also announces a user milestone for the Assistant: 500 million people a month. → Read More

Google Assistant now has 500 million monthly users

It's the first time the search giant has released user figures for its digital helper software. → Read More

Google Assistant expands privacy controls to tamp down concerns

Google announced new privacy features for the Assistant, which can be accessed on smart speakers like the search giant's Nest Mini. James Martin/CNET This story is part of CES 2020, our complete coverage of the showroom floor and the hottest new tech gadgets around. Google says it wants to make people more comfortable using its Assistant software. So the search giant on Tuesday announced new… → Read More

Google Assistant ups smart home efforts at CES: Schedule laundry, leave notes

The search giant wants you to use its services all around the house. → Read More

Waymo driverless cars have driven 20 million miles on public roads

It took 10 years for the first 10 million, then a little over a year for the next 10 million, CEO John Krafcik says. → Read More

Former Google exec says he was 'sidelined' after pushing for human rights program

Ross LaJeunesse says he tried to form the program after learning of Google's Dragonfly censored search project for China. → Read More

Google is poised to make another blitz at CES 2020

The world's largest tech conference has become a crucial battleground for Google Assistant in its war against Amazon and other rivals. → Read More

With Larry Page and Sergey Brin gone, Google's 'open culture' may be closing

Larry Page and Sergey Brin were the most direct link to the company's freewheeling past. → Read More

Google walkout 1 year on: Questions, pride and unmet demands

Last November, 20,000 Google workers protested the company -- and changed the tech industry in the process. → Read More

Amazon Alexa adds new commands to tamp down privacy concerns

The online commerce giant addressed lingering privacy issues during its big launch event. → Read More

Google contractors in Pittsburgh vote to join union

About 80 workers will join the United Steelworkers Union. → Read More

Google launches Play Pass subscription service, its $4.99 Apple Arcade rival

The service includes games and other types of apps. → Read More

YouTube CEO apologizes after verification uproar

The Google-owned site said it's tightening verification restrictions, and creators are furious. → Read More