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Facebook Pulls News From Australia, Citing Incoming Law

Australia has been 'unfriended' by Facebook, after it follows through on warning and stops users sharing news on its platforms

2 months ago

Google Signs News Corp To ‘News Showcase’ Scheme

International media group that includes newspapers such as the Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Sun, sign three year deal…

2 months ago

Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm Object To Nvidia Acquisition Of ARM

Growing opposition by big name players in the tech industry to Nvidia's proposed acquisition of ARM, which is also facing…

2 months ago

Google Has Not Updated Its iOS Apps For Two Months

No update for Google's iOS apps including Chrome, Photos, YouTube etc, after Apple insists on privacy 'nutrient label' requirement

2 months ago

Google To Pay £55m To French Publishers Under Copyright Deal

New copyright law spurs three-year Google deal with French national and local news publishers over online content reuse, but some…

2 months ago

Australia To Introduce Publisher Payment Bill Next Week

Facebook called it 'bad legislation' and Google says it is 'unworkable', and threatened to pull out, as Australia gears up…

2 months ago

US Senate Proposes Limits On Tech Giants’ Immunity

Latest effort by US lawmakers to limit legal protections of online giants over misinformation takes on greater urgency after deadly…

2 months ago

Google Launches ‘News Showcase’ Scheme In Australia

Service launched down under in bid to neutralise Australian government effort to force firms to pay local content publishers

2 months ago

Google CEO Pichai Has ‘Constructive Meeting’ With Australian PM

Australian prime minister reportedly has “constructive meeting” with Alphabet boss Sundar Pichai over controversial media law

2 months ago

Parler CEO Fired By Board Of Directors

Parler founder and CEO John Matze confirms he has been fired by board of directors, as far right social platform…

2 months ago

Two Google Staff Resign, Citing Timnit Gebru ‘Firing’

Staff unrest continues with resignation of two Google engineers, both of whom cited 'firing' of AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru

2 months ago

Alphabet Posts Record Growth During Pandemic

What pandemic? Strong performance in advertising sales and cloud business drives profits and revenues at Google parent Alphabet

3 months ago

Australia Claims Microsoft Bing Ready To Replace Google Search

Government minister claims Microsoft's Bing ready to step in, if Google follows through on threat to withdraw search from Australia

3 months ago

Google Closes Internal Stadia Gaming Studios

Another closure. Internal Stadia gaming studios is being shuttered, but Google insists Stadia cloud platform will continue

3 months ago

MEPs Delay Hearing With Tech CEOs ‘By Two Months’

European Parliament suggests new dates for hearing with chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google as it prepares major…

3 months ago

Google Maps To Display Coronavirus Vaccination Locations

Announcement this week that Google Maps will begin to display US locations that offer Covid-19 vaccinations, with world locations following

3 months ago

Google To Restore ‘News Showcase’ Service To Australia – Report

Despite confrontation with Australian government over content payments, Google reportedly readies own news service down under

3 months ago

YouTube Extends Donald Trump Suspension

YouTube reviews its decision to ban Donald Trump from uploading to the plaform, and opts to keep its indefinite suspension…

3 months ago

Google Updates Plan To End Cookies In Chrome Browser

Look ma, no cookies. Google says it has made progress in effort to remove third-party cookies from its Chrome web…

3 months ago

Facebook News Launches In UK After Deals Signed

Curated news service for UK Facebook users launches, after deals signed with the Telegraph, Daily Mail, Guardian, Sky News etc

3 months ago

EU Pressures Tech Giants’ CEOs Over Hearings

European Parliament invites chief executives of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google to appear before virtual session as major regulatory overhaul…

3 months ago

Google Shuts Down Project Loon

Tech giant deflates high altitude balloon-based project that sought to deliver high speed connectivity to developing nations

3 months ago

Google Warns It May Withdraw Search Engine From Australia

Nuclear option. Google executive warns it will withdraw search engine from Australia due to 'unworkable' publisher payments law

3 months ago

Social Networking Giants Grilled By MPs On Hate Content

After Donald Trump's ban from many social networking platforms, British MPs grill executives on their respective hate content policies

3 months ago

Google Seeks To Move ‘Meritless’ Collusion Lawsuit To California

Lawsuit by US states filed in Texas, alleging Google collusion with Facebook, should be heard in California instead says Google

3 months ago

EU Takes Aim At Google Advertising Practices In Antitrust Probe

European Commission seeks information from advertisers, as it opens second EU antitrust probe of Google and its practices

3 months ago

Google Begins Investigation Of AI Staffer Over Data Transfer

Google reportedly begins investigation and locks the corporate account of member of its ethical AI team, after sensitive data transfer

3 months ago

Trump Pardons Former Google Engineer Anthony Levandowski

Engineer who stole self-driving car secrets from Google's Waymo division, receives pardon from outgoing US President Donald Trump

3 months ago

US Asks Australia To Scrap Proposed Publisher Payment Law

Major clash down under is looming, after Australia rejects US request to halt new law to force Google, Facebook to…

3 months ago

Fortnite Maker Expands Apple Dispute To UK

Fortnite developer Epic Games launches legal action against Apple and Google in the UK, as it seeks changes to 'unfair'…

3 months ago