Curtis Hill: Is Google an illegal monopoly? 48 state attorneys general – including me – are investigating

Video Arkansas attorney general explains antitrust investigation of Google Attorneys general launch probe into Google’s use of digital advertising; insight from Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “Our aim is not to do away with corporations,” President Theodore Roosevelt once said. “We are not hostile to them; we are merely determined that they shall be so...
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Google is changing its search algorithm to prioritize original news reporting

Google is changing its news search algorithms again, in a move that’s sure to annoy everybody. Today’s announcement is that the company is going to try to emphasize “original reporting,” which it will “elevate” in its search results. To do so, it has distributed new instructions to its cadre of 10,000+ human reviewers, whose feedback...
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Google’s Apple Arcade competitor Play Pass is officially on the way

Earlier this year, screenshots leaked of an experimental Google Play game subscription service called Google Play Pass, which looked to be a direct answer to Apple’s similar Apple Arcade. But it doesn’t seem to be a test anymore — Google has now teased that Play Pass is officially “coming soon.” The teaser, a day before...
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Apple, angry at Google, hits back at hack claims

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tim Cook’s Apple has said Google’s research did not include information about the narrow scope of the attack Last week Google disclosed a large-scale hacking effort that it said targeted users of Apple devices. It was a bombshell story. But now Apple has gone on the attack – angry...
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State Attorneys General Launch Investigations of Facebook and Google

(NEW YORK) — Two bipartisan groups of state attorneys general are launching separate antitrust investigations into Facebook and Google, adding to regulatory scrutiny of two of the world’s largest and most ubiquitous tech companies. New York Attorney General Letitia James, a Democrat, confirmed the Facebook investigation in a news release Friday, saying the probe would...
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Google, YouTube To Pay $170 Million Penalty Over Collecting Kids’ Personal Info

According to a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission, YouTube marketed itself as a top destination for kids in presentations to the makers of popular children’s products and brands. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption toggle caption Patrick Semansky/AP According to a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission, YouTube marketed itself as a top destination for kids...
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Google Doodle celebrates Punjabi writer Amrita Pritam’s 100th birthday

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Article source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/31/asia/amrita-pritam-google-doodle-trnd/index.html
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Google is helping to power a US immigration cloud project, new documents show

Google is facing another internal crisis as employees demand answers from executives on how the company works with US immigration services. Workers have pressed management on whether the company will offer cloud services to Customs and Border Protection (CBP), concerned that their labor could be used to power Trump administration policies. But according to documents...
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Google has shut down the product it acquired with former cloud leader Diane Greene

SC Johnson threatens to sue Oklahoma over use of slogan in JJ… SC Johnson, maker of Drano, Pledge and other household products, is threatening to sue Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter for citing the company’s slogan in the state’s… Health and Scienceread more Article source: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/27/google-shuts-down-hire-the-product-it-acquired-with-diane-greene.html
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Week in Review: Google rips out its sweet tooth

Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about Snap’s bizarre decision to keep pursuing hardware without really...
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