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Google using top five law firms in Brussels to fight EU regulators

Google using top five law firms in Brussels to fight EU regulators

Written by on July 11, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Google has ramped up its legal firepower as it prepares to do battle with EU antitrust regulators after a landmark 2.4-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine and the possibility of a second record sanction before the end of the year. Alphabet unit Google, the world’s most popular internet search engine, is drawing on the expertise […]

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The fine imposed on Google for unfair search is not the point

The fine imposed on Google for unfair search is not the point

Written by on July 4, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Google has time on its side in Android. I think that it is the remedies that the EU imposes that have the potential to do the real damage as long as they are quickly put in place. I view the fine as almost an irrelevance. Alphabet has been handed a $2.7bn fine by the EU as […]

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With Alphabet, Google still trying to solve problem of how to organize itself

With Alphabet, Google still trying to solve problem of how to organize itself

Written by on June 27, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google’s self-professed mission is to organize the world’s information. But a company known for engineering excellence is still trying to solve the very human problem of how to organize itself. Nearly two years ago, Google co-founder Larry Page announced the tech giant would be remade as Alphabet, a holding company whose […]

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News highlights – 25 June

News highlights – 25 June

Written by on June 26, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 25 June Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would stop scanning Gmail content for creating personalized ads from later this year, bringing the widely-used email service in line with its enterprise offering, G Suite. Read more… Under pressure, Western tech […]

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Google invests in biotech, sees a future in life changing drugs

Google invests in biotech, sees a future in life changing drugs

Written by on June 15, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Google is betting on the potential of European biotech companies to deliver life-changing drugs by investing alongside Swiss company Novartis in a new $300 million fund run by leading life sciences investment firm Medicxi. The move shows Google casting an increasingly wide net as it pumps cash into global medical research, seeding […]

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Privacy and why telcos are losing another great opportunity

Privacy and why telcos are losing another great opportunity

Written by on June 7, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

While all eyes were firmly on what Apple is doing in your home, some will have missed a rather important point. We have said for a while now that telcos have an opportunity to be the privacy advocate and champion as a way of keeping customers loyal. It now seems that they have missed the boat. […]

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Essential Products are useful, certainly, but mainly for Google

Essential Products are useful, certainly, but mainly for Google

Written by on June 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Andy Rubin still works for Google. Essential Products Inc has launched a series of products aimed at creating an ecosystem but none of them do anything or enable anything that is desperately new. Consequently, the real beneficiary from another nice looking, easy to use phone will be Google whose ecosystem will be front and centre. Essential […]

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Google needs to move fast to catch Amazon in the home

Google needs to move fast to catch Amazon in the home

Written by on May 9, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The time for Google to move is now. Amazon is far from standing still in its battle to win the smart home meaning that Google really needs to pull its finger out before it suffers a defeat not unlike that suffered by Betamax at the hands of VHS. Amazon is already miles ahead of Google when […]

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The success of Android merely shows up Google’s weaknesses

The success of Android merely shows up Google’s weaknesses

Written by on April 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Android’s success shows up Google’s deficiencies. Android has surpassed Windows as the No.1 platform for accessing the Internet globally, highlighting just how bad Google is at monetising Android as it remains only a small percentage of total revenues. I think that this could be a growth opportunity if Google can fix the many problems that exist […]

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UK to tell Google, Facebook, Twitter to do more to stop extremism

UK to tell Google, Facebook, Twitter to do more to stop extremism

Written by on March 31, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will tell Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft on Thursday to do more to stop extremists posting content on their platforms and using encrypted messaging services to plan attacks. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Sunday tech companies should stop offering a “secret place for terrorists to communicate”, after British parliament attacker […]

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