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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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Cuba Gains Faster Access To Internet Via Google Global Cache Network

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, and the head of the Cuban state telecommunications company Etecsa, Mayra Arevich have signed a deal that will enable faster access to content from the US tech giant on the communist island, where internet service is notoriously limited and slow. Under the deal, Cuba will gain […]

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