Douglas MacMillan

The Wall Street Journal

@dmac1

  • Technology reporter at The Wall Street Journal covering tech policy and economics.
  • Previously worked at Bloomberg and Businessweek.
  • Has an MA in Journalism from Columbia, and a BA in Fiction Writing.
The Wall Street Journal: Google to accelerate Google+ social network closure due to new bug

Dec 11

Google said it would close the consumer version of its Google+ social network earlier than planned, after a second software glitch this year exposed the profile data of users and raised fresh concerns about the search giant’s privacy controls.

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Google to Accelerate Closure of Google+ Social Network

Dec 11

Google said it would close the consumer version of its Google+ social network after discovering a software bug that exposed the private profile information of 52 million users to outside app developers, the second time this year the company has acknowledged e…

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GOOGLE's Turn in Hot Seat...

Dec 10

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is expected to face questions at a Congressional hearing on a range of topics, including the company’s handling of user data and its development of a search engine that would comply with China’s strict internet censors.

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Wary of Future Job Losses, White House Convenes Tech Leaders at AI Summit - Wall Street Journal

Dec 6

Wall Street Journal Wary of Future Job Losses, White House Convenes Tech Leaders at AI Summit Wall Street Journal It was intended to be a listening session for tech leaders to share policy ideas, a senior administration official said. In addition to the topic…

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Waymo CEO Says Alphabet Unit Plans to Launch Driverless Car Service

Nov 13

The head of Alphabet’s Waymo unit said it plans to launch its first commercial self-driving car service in the next two months and expects businesses to be among its biggest customers.

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Lawmakers call for ‘thoughtful regulation’ of tech companies

Nov 13

While Silicon Valley companies face increased scrutiny over the role they play in elections and the propagation of false or biased news, politicians and industry insiders at a Wall Street Journal conference said there should be limited regulation of the indus…

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The Wall Street Journal: Google to name CEO of Geisinger Health to lead its heath-care effort

Nov 8

Google is expected to name a prominent hospital-system CEO to a newly created role overseeing the tech company’s health-care efforts, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Google Plans Large New York City Expansion

Nov 8

Google is gearing up for an expansion of its New York City real estate that could add space for more than 12,000 new workers, an amount nearly double the search giant’s current staffing in the city, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Google Employees Stage Global Walkout Over Treatment of Sexual Harassment - Wall Street Journal

Nov 1

Wall Street Journal Google Employees Stage Global Walkout Over Treatment of Sexual Harassment Wall Street Journal Thousands of Google employees around the world have staged a series of walkouts on Thursday to protest a workplace culture that they say promotes…

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Google Parent Alphabet Delivers Surging Profit but Sales Slow

Oct 26

Alphabet’s latest results signal uncertainty in its core business at a time when it is also dealing with a backlash from regulators and turmoil in its own corporate culture.

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The Wall Street Journal: Google CEO defends potential China-compliant search engine

Oct 16

Google’s chief executive defended his company’s plan to explore a search engine tailored for users in China despite concerns that would mean complying with the country’s strict internet censors.

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Google Privacy Upgrades Could Jolt Gmail App Developers

Oct 10

Google’s plan to put more limits on access to Gmail user data is likely to disrupt business for scores of app developers whose services are based on the world’s most popular email service.

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Google Exposed User Data, Feared Repercussions of Disclosing to Public

Oct 8

Google exposed the private data of hundreds of thousands of users of the Google+ social network, though it didn’t find evidence of misuse. The company opted not to disclose the issue this past spring, in part because of fears doing so would draw regulatory sc…

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Top ad executive leaving Google for venture-capital firm

Oct 2

The executive at the helm of Google’s juggernaut online advertising business is stepping down, a rare shake-up at the highest echelons of the search giant.

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Google CEO will meet top Republican lawmakers for talks on Friday

Sep 24

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai plans to appear at a private meeting of top GOP lawmakers on Friday and again at a public hearing this year.

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The Wall Street Journal: Google CEO warns staff to stay nonpartisan or face actions

Sep 22

Alphabet’s Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai warns employees in a memo against letting their personal politics affect their work as the internet giant fends off criticism that its widely used products could be biased.

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Google CEO Warns Staff: Stay Nonpartisan

Sep 22

Google CEO Sundar Pichai warned employees in a memo against letting their personal politics affect their work as the company fends off criticism that its widely used products could be biased.

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Google's Empty Chair Gets Starring Role at Hearing

Sep 5

The absence of Larry Page, CEO of Google parent Alphabet, at Wednesday’s Congressional hearing at times threatened to overshadow the remarks of the other executives and drew the ire of some lawmakers.

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Alphabet's Chairman on Government, China and Fake News

Aug 31

John L. Hennessy talks about the future that Silicon Valley is creating, the rise of employee activism and how Google should address censorship.

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Trump Hammers Google Again, but Signals Against Regulation

Aug 30

President Trump continued his criticism for a second straight day that Google’s search engine is biased against conservatives, while saying he prefers not to pursue regulation of the internet giant.

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