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Google Faces November Deadline for Initial Response to US Antitrust Case

Google Faces November Deadline for Initial Response to US Antitrust Case

[ad_1] Alphabet’s Google must tell a district court how it will respond to a federal antitrust lawsuit by mid-November, with the two sides making initial disclosures later in the month, US Judge Amit Mehta said in a brief order Friday. The US Justice Department sued Google on October 20, accusing the $1 trillion company of illegally using its […] Read More

YouTube Music, Premium Now Have Over 3 Crore Paid Subscribers Combined: Sundar Pichai

YouTube Music, Premium Now Have Over 3 Crore Paid Subscribers Combined: Sundar Pichai

[ad_1] YouTube Music and YouTube Premium paid subscriber base hit three crore subscribers, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai revealed while announcing the company’s quarterly results. The latest number shows an increment from the two crore paid subscribers announced late last year. Alongside YouTube Music and Premium growth, Pichai mentioned that YouTube TV surpassed the 30 lakh-paid […] Read More

Alphabet Posts Strong Results as Google, YouTube Ads Rebound

Alphabet Posts Strong Results as Google, YouTube Ads Rebound

[ad_1] Google-parent Alphabet said Thursday its profit climbed to $11.2 billion (roughly Rs. 83,300 crores) in the latest quarter, beating expectations, as ad spending rebounded after being hit by the pandemic. Money made from cloud computing offerings and from its Google Play shop for smartphones powered by its Android software also helped fuel the 42 percent […] Read More

Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook Post Strong Profits Amid Pandemic; Apple Sees Dip Due to Weak iPhone Sales

Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook Post Strong Profits Amid Pandemic; Apple Sees Dip Due to Weak iPhone Sales

[ad_1] Big Tech powerhouses Thursday delivered robust quarterly earnings reports, leveraging the needs of pandemic-hit consumers amid heightened scrutiny of their economic power. Profits were up for Facebook, Amazon and Google-parent Alphabet, while Apple saw a modest dip in earnings on weakness in iPhone sales. The results, showing a combined profit of $38 billion (roughly […] Read More

Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs to Defend Key Law in Front of US Senate Panel

Facebook, Google, Twitter CEOs to Defend Key Law in Front of US Senate Panel

[ad_1] The chief executives of Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet will tell US lawmakers at a hearing on Wednesday that a federal law protecting Internet companies is crucial to free expression on the internet, according to written testimonies from the companies seen by Reuters. Section 230, a provision of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, shields technology companies from […] Read More

Google Antitrust Lawsuit: US Judge Sets First Hearing for October 30

Google Antitrust Lawsuit: US Judge Sets First Hearing for October 30

[ad_1] US District Judge Amit Mehta on Monday set a status hearing on the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet’s Google for Friday, October 30. The Justice Department last week sued the $1 trillion (roughly Rs. 73,76,000 crores) company and accused it of illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals in the biggest challenge […] Read More

Google Cloud Prepares for Black Friday ‘Peak on Top of Peak’

Google Cloud Prepares for Black Friday ‘Peak on Top of Peak’

[ad_1] Alphabet’s Google Cloud unit is poised for a surge in fourth-quarter sales from US retailers, as they brace for record online shopping during the holidays because of COVID-19 lockdowns. Cloud technology, used to host websites and store data, is a key part of many retailers’ e-commerce operations. As fees are often pegged to site […] Read More

Google’s Legal Woes Far From Over if Biden Wins: Antitrust Experts

Google’s Legal Woes Far From Over if Biden Wins: Antitrust Experts

[ad_1] The US Justice Department’s nascent antitrust case against Google will get the attention it needs to succeed if Democrat Joe Biden wins the US presidency next month, antitrust experts said. William Kovacic, an antitrust professor at George Washington University Law School, said he expects a Biden Justice Department would do one of two things: […] Read More

Japan Says It Will Join US, Europe in Regulating Big Tech Firms

Japan Says It Will Join US, Europe in Regulating Big Tech Firms

[ad_1] Japan will join forces with the United States and Europe to take on any market abuses by the four Big Tech companies, the new head of its antitrust watchdog said on Monday, a sign Tokyo will join global efforts to regulate digital platform operators. Kazuyuki Furuya, chairman of Japan’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC), also […] Read More

Google Europe Android Search Auction: Bing, PrivacyWall, Info.com Win Big

Google Europe Android Search Auction: Bing, PrivacyWall, Info.com Win Big

[ad_1] Microsoft’s Bing, PrivacyWall and Info.com were among the search engines that won a quarterly auction by Alphabet’s Google to show up as search options on new Android devices in 31 European countries. Google offered to allow competitors to bid for advertising space at the top of a search page on Android devices after the […] Read More

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