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January 22, 2021, 3:24 PM

Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia

Google is threatening to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government proceeds with plans to make tech giants pay for news content
January 22, 2021, 3:24 PM
January 20, 2021, 10:19 PM

Trump's pardon blitz keeps ex-Google exec out of prison

A long-running Silicon Valley soap opera has taken an unexpected twist after outgoing President Donald Trump pardoned a former Google engineer
January 20, 2021, 10:19 PM
January 5, 2021, 8:50 PM

After top staff exodus, Texas AG seeks $43M for Google suit

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is seeking $43 million in taxpayer money to pay outside lawyers to lead a 10-state antitrust lawsuit against Google
January 5, 2021, 8:50 PM
January 5, 2021, 4:05 PM

'This is historic': Hundreds of Google employees to form union

Hundreds of employees at Google announced the formation of a union on Monday.
January 5, 2021, 4:05 PM
'This is historic': Hundreds of Google employees to form union
1 month ago

Google's antitrust case won't go to trial until Sept. 2023

The U.S. government’s attempt to prove Google has been using its dominance of online search to stifle competition and innovation at the expense of consumers and advertisers won’t go to trial for nearly three years
1 month ago
Google's antitrust case won't go to trial until Sept. 2023
1 month ago

EU clears Google's $2.1B takeover of Fitbit, with conditions

EU regulators cleared Google’s plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit after the company promised to silo off user data and not use it for advertising
1 month ago
EU clears Google's purchase of Fitbit, with conditions
1 month ago

Google hit with new antitrust lawsuit from 38 state attorneys general

A bipartisan coalition of 38 state attorneys general announced a new lawsuit against Google Thursday, alleging anticompetitive conduct.
1 month ago
Google hit with new antitrust lawsuit from 38 state attorneys general
1 month ago

New anti-trust lawsuit accuses Google of overcharging for advertising

In a separate suit, the Justice Department claimed, "Google has a monopoly over search services."
1 month ago
New anti-trust lawsuit accuses Google of overcharging for advertising
1 month ago

Ten states sue Google for 'anti-competitive' online ad sales

Ten states have brought a lawsuit against Google, accusing the search giant of “anti-competitive conduct” in the online advertising industry including a deal to manipulate sales with rival Facebook
1 month ago
1 month ago

Google has 2nd outage in 2 days

About 18,000 Gmail users were affected in the latest outage.
1 month ago
Google has 2nd outage in 2 days
1 month ago

Google blames internal storage issue for worldwide outage

More than two dozen of its services crashed Monday morning, including YouTube and Gmail.
1 month ago
Google blames internal storage issue for worldwide outage
1 month ago

Google experiences massive outage

The widespread outage hit Gmail, YouTube and Google Classroom Monday morning in a number of countries.
1 month ago
Google experiences massive outage
1 month ago

Google released the most searched terms this year

"Coronavirus" is the most searched with the second and third most searched terms in 2020 being "election results" and "Kobe Bryant."
1 month ago
Google released the most searched terms this year
1 month ago

Gmail, YouTube down briefly as Google suffers brief outage

Google users in the U.S., Europe, India and other parts of the world were briefly unable to access their Gmail accounts, watch YouTube videos or get to their online documents
1 month ago
Gmail, YouTube down briefly as Google suffers brief outage
1 month ago

Georgia runoff election ads can start running on Google platforms after company lifts ban

On Thursday, Google will lift its ban on political ads, opening the door for a flood of Georgia Senate runoffs ads that haven't been allowed since polls closed Nov. 3.
1 month ago
Ads about Georgia Senate runoffs will now be allowed on Google platforms
2 months ago

Google faces UK scrutiny over new advertising data revamp

Google faces fresh regulatory scrutiny in Britain over plans to revamp its ad data system, after a group of competitors complained to regulators that the changes would cement the U.S. tech giant’s online dominance
2 months ago
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Turkey fines Google for abusing market dominance

Turkish regulators have fined Google 196.7 million Turkish liras ($25.5 million) for allegedly abusing its market dominance in online searches
2 months ago
2 months ago

Google ad costs, not its alleged monopoly, irks businesses

Monopoly or not, small business owners’ biggest complaint about Google is that its advertising policies favor companies with big marketing budgets
2 months ago
3 months ago

Italian regulator investigates Google over digital ads

Italian regulators opened an investigation Wednesday into Google over alleged abuse of its dominant role in the country’s online ad market, adding to the global scrutiny that the Silicon Valley company is facing
3 months ago
Italian regulator investigates Google over digital ads
3 months ago

DOJ files major antitrust suit against Google

The Justice Department filed an a major antitrust lawsuit against Google Tuesday, challenging the giant tech company's dominance of the web browsing sector.
3 months ago
DOJ files major antitrust suit against Google
3 months ago

US Justice Department files antitrust lawsuit against Google

The DOJ accuses the tech giant of illegally controlling search and stifling competition, saying they are the “monopoly gatekeeper for the internet.”
3 months ago
US Justice Department files antitrust lawsuit against Google
4 months ago

Google pledges $1 billion over 3 years to pay news publishers for content

Google has announced a $1 billion investment over three years to start paying news publishers for content.
4 months ago
Google pledges $1 billion over 3 years to pay news publishers for content
4 months ago

Google to pay $1 billion over 3 years for news content

Google says it will pay publishers $1 billion over the next three years for their news content
4 months ago
4 months ago

Google’s 2020 all-virtual event

Google is expected to unveil its Pixel 5 smartphone and new smart speakers.
4 months ago
Google’s 2020 all-virtual event
4 months ago

Google helps people without college degrees get jobs

Google is offering “career certificates” that are six-month courses and can fast track you into high demand jobs like web developer or data analyst.
4 months ago
Google helps people without college degrees get jobs
4 months ago

Google parent agrees to $310M misconduct lawsuit settlement

Google's parent company has reached a $310 million settlement in a shareholder lawsuit over its treatment of allegations of sexual misconduct by executives
4 months ago
4 months ago

Google receives $25M tax break from Nevada to build facility

Officials say Google will receive more than $25 million in tax breaks after pledging an additional $600 million for a new data center in southern Nevada
4 months ago
5 months ago

Google faces possible federal antitrust charges

Attorney General William Barr overruled federal lawyers who requested more time to build their case.
5 months ago
Google faces possible federal antitrust charges
5 months ago

Google says Australians could lose free search services

Google is warning that the Australian government’s plan to make digital giants pay for news content threatens users’ free services in Australia and could result in their data being given to media organizations
5 months ago
Google says Australians could lose free search services
5 months ago

Apple, Google remove Fortnite from app stores

The game with 350 million users is gone from the Apple app store after the developer Epic Games implemented an in-app system that circumvents the typical 30% fee structure.
5 months ago
Apple, Google remove Fortnite from app stores
6 months ago

Class-action lawsuit finalized for former Google+ users

Customers can get a portion of the $7.5 million settlement by filing a claim.
6 months ago
Class-action lawsuit finalized for former Google+ users
6 months ago

Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets

A former Google engineer who helped steer the company’s self-driving car project has been sentenced to 18 months in prison
6 months ago
Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets
6 months ago

Google unveils budget Pixel phone as pandemic curbs spending

Google has started selling its long-delayed budget smartphone
6 months ago
Google unveils Pixel phone as pandemic curbs spending
6 months ago

Google is set to drop Pixel 4a

Reports say users should expect a 5.8 inch screen.
6 months ago
Google is set to drop Pixel 4a
6 months ago

Google employees will work from home until next summer

This is the first U.S. firm to push its office return to the second half of 2021.
6 months ago
Google employees will work from home until next summer
6 months ago

Australian watchdog accuses Google of privacy breaches

Australia’s consumer watchdog has launched court action against Google alleging the technology giant misled account holders about its use of their personal data
6 months ago
Australian watchdog accuses Google of privacy breaches
6 months ago

Australian watchdog accuses Google of privacy breaches

Australia’s consumer watchdog has launched court action against Google alleging the technology giant misled account holders about its use of their personal data
6 months ago
7 months ago

Advocacy groups try to stop Google’s Fitbit acquisition

Plus: Kobe Bryant's image will be featured on the cover of upcoming "Mamba Forever" 2K21 games and Captain America’s available in the Fortnite store.
7 months ago
Advocacy groups try to stop Google’s Fitbit acquisition
7 months ago

Google to start paying some news publishers for content

Google says it will start paying some news publishers for their journalistic content, in a deal that could ease tensions between the internet search giant and the beleagured news industry
7 months ago
Google to start paying some news publishers for content
7 months ago

Google Maps issues new updates as cities reopen

Plus, Twitter is looking to bring back its account verification program and Denver International Airport is testing new technology to prevent the spread of the coronavirus through the summer.
7 months ago
Google Maps issues new updates as cities reopen
8 months ago

New Google app visualizes social distancing guidelines using augmented reality

Google Sodar uses your phone’s camera to help you see what a 6-foot distance from another person looks like.
8 months ago
New Google app visualizes social distancing guidelines using augmented reality
8 months ago

Arizona sues Google for location-tracking tactics

Google says the suit mischaracterizes their services.
8 months ago
Arizona sues Google for location-tracking tactics
8 months ago

Report: Google facing onslaught of antitrust cases in US

The Wall Street Journal reported that federal and state regulators are preparing to file antitrust lawsuits alleging that Google has abused its dominance of online search and advertising to stifle competition and boost its profits
8 months ago
8 months ago

Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC uses Google Nest to monitor patients, reduce PPE use

Plus, Uber looks to buy Grubhub, and Twitter’s CEO says employees can work at home "forever."
8 months ago
Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC uses Google Nest to monitor patients, reduce PPE use
9 months ago

Apple and Google give a sneak peek of COVID-19 exposure-notification apps

The two tech companies shared images and guidelines on Monday for governments and public health authorities to integrate with their contact tracing apps.
9 months ago
Apple and Google give a sneak peek of COVID-19 exposure-notification apps
9 months ago

Apple and Google take stand against coronavirus tracking system

Plus, top executive resigns at Amazon, and New York City will start using ultraviolet light to disinfect its transit system.
9 months ago
Apple and Google take stand against coronavirus tracking system
9 months ago

Google and Apple team up for contact tracing COVID-19 app

The app should hit Android and iOS stores in May.
9 months ago
Google and Apple team up for contact tracing COVID-19 app
10 months ago

Google launches website that tracks social distancing

The COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports website tracks retail, transit, workplaces and parks.
10 months ago
Google launches website that tracks social distancing
10 months ago

Google tells its North American employees to stay home

Google recommends its employees work from home due to coronavirus fears.
10 months ago
Google tells its North American employees to stay home
1 year ago

Field of dreams: Marriage proposal shows up on Google Maps

A German man's marriage proposal got a bigger audience than he had planned, after it showed up on an aerial picture used by Google Maps
1 year ago
Marriage proposal shows up on Google Maps