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Google will make free ‘legacy’ G Suite accounts pay for its office apps starting in July

If you’re part of a business or school that is a G Suite legacy free edition user, your organization will soon have to sign up for a paid subscription to continue using Google Workspace (via 9to5Google). Google will automatically upgrade free plans to a Google Workspace subscription “based on the features you currently use” if your organization doesn’t sign up for a paid plan by May 1st. The free edition was initially available in Google’s first iteration of Workspace, called… Source link

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Google is now requiring office workers to get weekly molecular COVID-19 tests

Google will require anyone going to one of its US offices or facilities to have received a negative molecular test for COVID-19, the company informed employees Thursday in a memo obtained by CNBC. Workers going to the office regularly will have to get tested weekly, chief health officer Karen DeSalvo said in the memo, and employees have been asked to report their vaccination status and wear surgical-grade masks indoors. Google spokesperson Lora Lee Erickson confirmed to The Verge that a… Source link

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Google Doubles Down on the Office, Buying London Site for $1 Billion

LONDON—Google plans to spend $1 billion buying office space it already uses in central London, saying it believes office work will remain vital for the tech giant. The purchase of the site, called Central Saint Giles, near the British Museum, comes as the Alphabet Inc. unit is building a separate, massive new U.K. headquarters about a mile and a half away, next to London’s King’s Cross train station. … Source link

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Google Pays $1 Billion for London Office Building

Google said Friday that it would spend $1 billion to purchase a London office building, making it the owner of another high-priced piece of real estate as the internet giant bets on an eventual return to office for its employees around the world. The company said it would buy a building in London’s West End where it had already been leasing office space. The purchase is on top of another $1 billion that Google is estimated to be spending to construct an 11-story, one-million-square-foot… Source link

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Google Pays $1 Billion for London Office Building

Google said Friday that it would spend $1 billion to purchase a London office building, making it the owner of another high-priced piece of real estate as the internet giant bets on an eventual return to office for its employees around the world. The company said it would buy a building in London’s West End where it had already been leasing office space. The purchase is on top of another $1 billion that Google is estimated to be spending to construct an 11-story, one-million-square-foot… Source link

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Google expands London property empire with $1 billion office purchase

The Central St Giles building in London. DavorLovincic | iStock Unreleased | Getty Images Google has bought a colorful office space in London for $1 billion while it waits for building work on its heavily-delayed U.K. headquarters to be completed. The internet giant announced Friday that it has acquired all of the Central St. Giles building, where it already occupies a number of floors, in London’s West End. “Our investment in this striking Renzo Piano-designed development represents our… Source link

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Google shows faith in office with $1 billion London deal

The logo for Google LLC is seen at the Google Store Chelsea in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., November 17, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Tech giant Google has spent $1 billion to buy a central London building where it is currently a tenant, showing its confidence in the future of the office as a place to work, the company said on Friday. Google, which employs 6,400 people in Britain, plans a multi-million… Source link

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Yahoo workers in Japan told they can work anywhere in the country rather than return to the office

Yahoo workers in Japan have been told that they can work from anywhere in the country rather than return to the office – and commute by plane when necessary.  Around 8,000 employees will benefit from the change, which takes effect on April 1, the company said in a statement on Wednesday. More than 90 per cent of employees are already working remotely and Yahoo President Kentaro Kawabe said their performance has held or improved at home, Japan Times reported. The new flexible working policy… Source link

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German cartel office steps up examination of Google products

BERLIN, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Germany’s cartel office said it was examining Google’s use of personal data and its Google News Showcase product under its new powers to regulate internet companies, and was also considering cases involving Amazon, Apple and Facebook owner Meta. The regulator said on Wednesday it had determined that Google’s owner Alphabet met the scale threshold required for a company to be subject to new extended supervisory powers to regulate large internet companies that it… Source link

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Theatre-only shift ‘speaks volumes’ for box office as studios abandon hybrid streaming model

In 2021, the movie industry deployed multiple experiments to combat the pandemic, primarily through hybrid streaming releases.  But it looks like 2022 will be a year of back to basics for studios, even as the Omicron variant rears its head. The at-home vs. theatrical fight first made waves at the end of 2020, after Warner Bros. (T) announced that all of its 2021 films will have a day-and-date release on HBO Max, in addition to a cinematic rollout.  The studio kept that promise throughout the… Source link

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