U.S. Justice Department files anti-trust lawsuit against Google

The U.S. Justice Department and 11 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc’s Google on Tuesday for allegedly breaking the law in using its market power to fend off rivals. Google, whose search engine is so ubiquitous that its name has become a verb, had revenue of $162 billion in 2019, more than the… Read More U.S. Justice Department files anti-trust lawsuit against Google

India to launch own app store as alternative to Google, Apple

India is planning to launch its own app store as an alternate to the ones offered by Apple and Alphabet-owned Google, in a bid to make the country more self-reliant, ET Now reported on Thursday, citing government sources. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government may ramp up its Mobile Seva App Store for this purpose, the… Read More India to launch own app store as alternative to Google, Apple

Google to pay publishers $1billion over three years for content

Alphabet’s Google plans to pay $1 billion to publishers globally for their content over the next three years, its CEO said on Thursday, a move that could help it win over a powerful group amid heightened regulatory scrutiny worldwide. News publishers have long fought the world’s most popular internet search engine for compensation for using… Read More Google to pay publishers $1billion over three years for content

Alphabet settles lawsuit on sexual misconduct cases, creates diversity council

Alphabet Inc on Friday settled a shareholder lawsuit that accused the Google parent of covering up lavish exit packages to executives found responsible for sexual misconduct, saying it would overhaul workplace policies and increase oversight of its diversity efforts. The company will prohibit severance packages to employees who are subject to any pending investigation for… Read More Alphabet settles lawsuit on sexual misconduct cases, creates diversity council

Australia asks Google to remove images of sacred indigenous site Uluru

Australia has asked Google to remove photographs of the top of the sacred indigenous site, Uluru, a tool that allowed users to appear to walk on its summit. Australia in 2019 closed Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, after a decades-long campaign by indigenous communities to protect it. Parks Australia, which is responsible for the… Read More Australia asks Google to remove images of sacred indigenous site Uluru

Thailand to launch legal action against Facebook, Google and Twitter over content violation

Thailand’s digital ministry said on Wednesday it would start legal action against Facebook, Twitter and Google this week for ignoring some requests to take down content, in what would be the country’s first such cases against major internet firms. The ministry would file complaints with cybercrime police on Thursday after the U.S. companies missed deadlines… Read More Thailand to launch legal action against Facebook, Google and Twitter over content violation

Google stops direct responses to data request from Hong Kong government

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would no longer provide data in response to requests from Hong Kong authorities following the enactment of a new national security law imposed by China. The U.S. tech giant had not produced any data since the sweeping new law took force in June and would not directly respond… Read More Google stops direct responses to data request from Hong Kong government

Epic Games files lawsuit against Apple, Google for removal of Fortnite game from app stores

Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google on Thursday removed popular video game ‘Fortnite’ from their app stores for violating the in-app payment guidelines, prompting developer Epic Games to file federal antitrust lawsuits challenging their rules. Apple and Google cited a direct payment feature rolled out on the Fortnite app earlier in the day as the… Read More Epic Games files lawsuit against Apple, Google for removal of Fortnite game from app stores