Google owner Alphabet Inc on Monday said it will launch a chatbot service and more artificial intelligence for its search engine as well as developers, an answer to Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) in their rivalry to lead a new wave of computing. Microsoft, meanwhile, said it planned its own AI reveal for Tuesday. The cascade of… Read More Google unveils chatbot service Bard to rival ChatGPT, announces AI search engine plans
Google’s parent Alphabet Inc said on Friday it is cutting about 12,000 jobs, or 6% of its workforce, as the technology sector reels from layoffs and companies stake their futures on artificial intelligence (AI). Alphabet’s shares rose almost 4% in pre-market trading. The cuts come at a delicate moment for the U.S. company, which has… Read More Google parent company Alphabet set to lay off 12,000 workers
A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday revived a lawsuit accusing Alphabet Inc’s Google and several other companies of violating the privacy of children under age 13 by tracking their YouTube activity without parental consent, in order to send them targeted advertising. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle said Congress did not intend… Read More U.S. appeals court revives lawsuit against Google, YouTube over children’s privacy violation
An arbitration court in Moscow has upheld a 2-billion rouble (an equivalent of $33 million) fine against Google issued by Russia’s federal anti-monopoly service over the company’s decision to block some YouTube channels, the RIA Novosti news agency reported, citing a court decision.
Alphabet Inc’s Google should not restrict app developers from using third-party billing or payment processing services in India, the country’s antitrust body said on Tuesday, as it fined the U.S. giant $113 million for anti-competitive practices. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said Google used its “dominant position” to force app developers to use its… Read More India slams $113million fine on Google, orders allowance of third-party payments
A Moscow court on Tuesday said it had fined Amazon.com Inc 4 million roubles (an equivalent of $65,000) for failing to remove banned content relating to drug use and suicide, the first such penalty in Russia for the U.S. tech giant. Russia has fined other foreign tech firms for not removing content, part of what… Read More Russia imposes $65,000 fine on Amazon over banned content
A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a Texas law that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on “viewpoint,” a setback for technology industry groups that say the measure would turn platforms into bastions of dangerous content. The 3-0 ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in… Read More U.S. appeals court upholds Texas law barring regulation of online speech by Big Tech companies
South Korea levied tens of millions of dollars in fines on Alphabet’s Google and Meta Platforms for privacy law violations, authorities said on Wednesday. In a statement, the Personal Information Protection Commission said it fined Google 69.2 billion won (an equivalent of $50 million) and Meta 30.8 billion won (an equivalent of $22 million). The… Read More South Korea slams fines on Google and Meta for privacy violations