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Yahoo Scanning People’s Email For Information To Sell To Advertisers – WSJ

The Wall Street Journal is this week reporting that Yahoo is scanning people’s email for information to sell to advertisers. According to the report, the tech giant scans more than 200 million Yahoo Mail inboxes for information about what people have bought, such as receipts from department stores or automotive loan companies. Executives at Yahoo, […]

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FAANG Group Post Mixed Earnings Reports

The latest earnings reports for members of the Faang group of tech giants — Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google — are making what has been a winning trade for investors look more complex. Amazon blew past Wall Street forecasts on Thursday as its diversification into higher-margin cloud computing and the dominance of its online […]

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Google To invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce site JD.com

Google is investing $550 million in cash in China’s JD.com as the U.S. search giant pushes deeper into online commerce. The pair say they plan to explore joint development of retail solutions in regions, including Southeast Asia, the U.S. and Europe. The deal comes just a week after Google struck an alliance with Carrefour to […]

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Google Still Most Valuable Brand In The World, Alibaba And Tencent In Top 10 Also

Two of the world’s biggest brands are now Chinese, this according to a new list of the world’s most valuable brands recently put out. China claimed two of the top spots for the first time. Alibaba has joined the top 10, alongside Chinese tech group Tencent, as well as stalwarts such as Google and Apple. […]

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The Latest Product And Platform Innovations From Google IO 2018 – Video

Google has introduced a number of new products and technology upgrades at its recent annual developer conference that showed the internet giant lagging behind Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. in some areas, while driving home its superiority in artificial intelligence. One notable new service seeks to tackle Tech Addiction, as Google also wants the public […]

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Google Jumps Deeper Into Hardware Business With HTC

Google has jumped into the hardware business with a deal with HTC, the Taiwanese smartphone maker. Alphabet’s Google said it would buy part of struggling HTC. for US$1.1bn in cash, as it accelerates its efforts to crack the handset market. Boosting smartphone manufacturing is seen as providing a stronger hedge against Google’s heavy reliance on […]

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Alphabet Exploring More Personalised Search Options

Alphabet the parent company of Google had its worst year-on-year fall in profits since the 2008 financial crisis. The company reported that its income fell more than a quarter after it was hit by the European Commission with a $2.7bn fine for abusing market dominance. Alphabet is also said to be exploring more personalised search […]

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Google Disagrees With EU Findings & €2.4bn Antitrust Fine

The EU has hit Google with a €2.4bn antitrust fine for abusing its dominance in search, a decision with potentially far-reaching implications for both the tech sector and already strained transatlantic relations. The fine is the biggest ever for such an antitrust case. It comes after a seven-year investigation led the European Commission to conclude […]

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Google Will No Longer Scan Your Messages For The Purpose Of Generating Targeted Advertising

Diane Greene, head of Google’s cloud computing business unit, announced today that Google will no longer scan people’s messages in its Gmail service for the purpose of generating targeted advertising. The search giant has long scanned the messages of people who use the free consumer version of Gmail to generate targeted ads, but has not […]

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Putin’s 18% VAT Stalls Uber Technologies

A law signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in July 2016 to levy an 18 percent value-added tax on electronic goods and services provided by mostly United States based global internet giants’ starting in 2017 has begun to bite. Among the many global internet giants impacted including Apple, Alphabet, Google, Microsoft and Netflix is Uber […]

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