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US Watchdog Questions Tech Giants On Electronic Payments

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau questions Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, PayPal, and Square over electronic payments

4 days ago

Alphabet’s Wing Begins Drone Deliveries In Texas

Drone specialist Wing partners with Walgreens in the US to begin deliveries in major metropolitan areas, starting in Texas

6 days ago

Google Pixel 6 Launches At Compelling Price Point

Two new Android flagship phones from Google continues the aggressive pushback against more expensive smartphone alternatives

6 days ago

Top Search On Bing Is ‘Google’, Google Tells Court

Top search term on Microsoft's Bing is 'Google', Google tells European Union court as it argues record £4bn antitrust fine…

3 weeks ago

DeepMind Hit By Legal Action Over NHS Deal

Class-action lawsuit on the way against Google and AI sister company DeepMind over deal that gave access to more than…

3 weeks ago

YouTube To Block All Anti-Vaccine Content

Streaming platform will now block all anti-vaccine content, in a major expansion of its ban on misinformation on Coronavirus vaccines

4 weeks ago

Google Appeals EU’s 2018 Antitrust Fine

Google seeks dismissal of EU's 4.3bn euro antitrust fine, tells court payments to phone makers were needed in Android's fight…

4 weeks ago

YouTube ‘Terminates’ RT German Channels, Russia Threatens Retaliation

Russia threatens retaliation after German YouTube channels belonging to Russia's RT were deleted for Covid misinformation breaches

4 weeks ago

Bird Attack Forces Google To Suspend Drone Deliveries

Angry birds! Google Wing delivery drones in the Australia capital of Canberra have been grounded after being attacked by ravens

1 month ago

Google Proposes Settlement In EU Digital Advertising Probe

Google tries to stave off lengthy investigation of its digital advertising business by reportedly seeking settlement with EU

1 month ago

Google To Purchase NY Office Building For $2.1 Billion

Despite small numbers of office workers due to remote working, Google is to spend billions to acquire New York office…

1 month ago

Alphabet X Links Congo Cities With Beams Of Light

Alphabet experiment uses invisible beams of light to create affordable high-speed internet link across Congo River from Brazzaville to Kinshasa

1 month ago

Google, Apple Pull Alexei Navalny App After Russian Demand

Voting app belonging to poisoned and jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny pulled from both Apple and Google app stores in…

1 month ago

South Korea Slaps Google With $177m Fine

Antitrust regulator in South Korea has fined Google $177m for blocking customised versions of the Android operating system

1 month ago

Google Hands Over Data To Hong Kong Authorities – Report

Despite pledging to halt data transfers due to a repressive security law in Hong Kong, Google reportedly has handed over…

1 month ago

Apple Rejects Epic Games Fortnite Request In South Korea

Not having it. Despite South Korea ban on payment commission charges, Apple has refused to reinstate Epic Games account in…

2 months ago

Microsoft, Amazon Win Project Maven Contracts – Report

Analysis shows Amazon and Microsoft win Pentagon drone contracts, after Google exited Project Maven in 2018 amid staff protests

2 months ago

TeleGeography’s Updated Subsea Cable Map Shows Tech Influence

Updated map of world's undersea cables by TeleGeography shows growing engineering infrastructure capabilities of tech firms

2 months ago

Google Appeals $591m Copyright Fine From French Watchdog

'Disproportionate fine' says Google, as it files appeal against 500 million euros penalty imposed by France’s competition regulator

2 months ago

Google Delays Office Return Until 10 January 2022

Search engine giant Google, joins Amazon, Facebook and Apple in delaying staff return to offices and campuses, citing Coronavirus 'uncertainity'

2 months ago

South Korea Passes Bill To Curb In-App Purchase Charges

The App Store commission that Apple and Google imposes for in-app purchases is to be banned in South Korea after…

2 months ago

Waymo Stops Selling Lidar To Outside Companies

Alphabet-owned autonomous driving company Waymo ends two-year effort at selling in-house lidar to outside firms, following executive departures

2 months ago

Tech Giants Make Cybersecurity Pledges After White House Meeting

Tech giants pledge to spend billions of dollars improving cybersecurity after meeting with President Biden in White House

2 months ago

South Korea Moves To Curb In-App Purchase Charges

South Korean parliamentary committee votes to amend a bill in order to stop Apple and Google charges for in-app purchases

2 months ago

Google Health Disbanded; Staff Sent To Other Divisions

The dedicated health unit at Google has been disbanded, with its 570 staff sent to different divisions within the Alphabet…

2 months ago

Facebook, Google Reveal Apricot Undersea Cable For Asia

New undersea cable from Facebook and Google to connect Japan with south east Asia, to increase capacity, redundancy and reliability

2 months ago

Sonos Scores Legal Victory In Google Patent Dispute

Sonos sees legal win over Google as US International Trade Commission judge finds Google smartphones and speakers infringed five Sonos…

2 months ago

Google May Cut Salaries Of Home Workers

Google staff who opt to work from home on a permanent basis in the United States, may have their salaries…

3 months ago

Google’s Larry Page Granted New Zealand Residency

Armageddon bolthole? Co-founder of Google, Larry Page, was granted residency in New Zealand earlier this year after medical emergency

3 months ago

Google Nest Doorbells, Cameras Get Battery Power In Revamp

New Google Nest smart home devices include first battery-powered doorbell and camera, while some features now work without cloud subscription

3 months ago