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Now Russia turns on Google for abusing its market position

Now Russia turns on Google for abusing its market position

Written by on September 15, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s anti-monopoly agency said on Monday Google Inc was abusing its market position in the country and would face penalties, in a case launched by local competitor Yandex. The FAS anti-monopoly body said Google had violated the law by pre-installing certain applications on mobile devices and could face penalties totaling up to […]

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Google launches Android Pay – sound familiar?

Google launches Android Pay – sound familiar?

Written by on September 11, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Google Inc said it would roll out Android Pay, a one-touch payment app on Android devices, in more than 1 million locations in the United States on Thursday. The payment service can be used through Android devices with near-field communication (NFC) technology and Google’s KitKat 4.4+ operating system. Android Pay will compete with […]

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Google will find it a rocky road back into China

Google will find it a rocky road back into China

Written by on September 10, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) – Google Inc CEO Sundar Pichai has made no secret that he wants to get back into China via Google Play, the app store for its Android mobile operating system. But it’s unlikely to be a smooth ride. Google largely pulled its services out of China five years ago after refusing to continue […]

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Apple hiring AI staff – preparing for challenge to Google?

Apple hiring AI staff – preparing for challenge to Google?

Written by on September 8, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from PhD programs, posting dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff, a review of hiring sites suggests and numerous sources confirm. The goal is to challenge Google in an area the Internet search giant has long […]

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Google rejects EU antitrust charges of market abuse

Google rejects EU antitrust charges of market abuse

Written by on August 28, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Google Inc has rejected EU antitrust charges that it abused its market power, exposing the company to the risk of a hefty fine if it does not alter its business practices. The company’s comments came after the European Commission in April accused it of distorting internet search results to favor its shopping […]

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Google’s ‘missing link’ launched – be afraid!

Google’s ‘missing link’ launched – be afraid!

Written by on August 19, 2015 in Opinion with 5 Comments

If you had any doubts that Google was out to control every aspect of your modern technological life let me introduce to the missing link in its chain of data bondage. It’s called OnHub and it’s a home Wi-Fi router – but no ordinary one. Google’s official blog builds the company story most enticingly. “Ugh…not […]

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Google searches for cancer cure

Google searches for cancer cure

Written by on August 17, 2015 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Much has been written about how telcos should emulate the digital service providers. They should be innovative, prepared to fail, fail fast, learn and try again. Google Glass is one example of this. They tried it. We laughed. They failed. They learned. They are trying again, this time with better focus and greater knowledge. Google […]

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The era of mass marketing is over

Written by on August 13, 2015 in Snippets with 0 Comments

The era of mass marketing is on its knees and could be dead and buried within a generation, according to Google and Facebook, who say the shift to the mobile web and micro-marketing will become the dominant form of advertising. Speaking at the annual Digital Marketing Forum presented by The Australian and Sensis in Sydney, Stephen Scheeler, […]

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It’s our name and you can’t have it says BMW

It’s our name and you can’t have it says BMW

Written by on August 12, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – BMW on Tuesday said it was looking into whether Google infringed any trademark rights after the Silicon Valley-based group set up a new company called Alphabet, which is also the name of a BMW subsidiary. “We are examining whether there are any implications over trademarks,” a BMW spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The […]

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