Google introduces subscription service for certain games and apps

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Monday it is rolling out Google Play Pass, a subscription service that gives Android users access to more than 350 apps and games without ads and in-app purchases. Priced at $4.99 per month, the service is similar to Apple Inc’s Apple Arcade, the iPhone maker’s gaming subscription service for mobile… Read More Google introduces subscription service for certain games and apps

Google wins landmark privacy rights case in Europe

Google will not have to apply Europe’s ‘right to be forgotten’ law globally, the continent’s top court ruled on Tuesday in a landmark case that has pitted personal privacy rights against freedom of speech. The victory for the U.S. tech titan means that, while it must remove links to sensitive personal data from its internet… Read More Google wins landmark privacy rights case in Europe

Google to pay $1.1billion settlement to France in fiscal fraud case

Google agreed to pay close to 1 billion euros (an equivalent of $1.10 billion) to French authorities to settle a fiscal fraud probe that began four years ago in a deal that may create a legal precedent for other large tech companies present in the country. French investigators have been seeking to establish whether Google,… Read More Google to pay $1.1billion settlement to France in fiscal fraud case

U.S. lawmakers ask Google to increase copyright protections

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday asked the chief executive of Alphabet’s Google to expand its use of technology that prevents copyright infringement to smaller creators who are at a significant disadvantage. Copyright holders with smaller catalogs of works are disadvantaged without Google’s ‘Content ID’ technology, having to manually track down copyright infringements… Read More U.S. lawmakers ask Google to increase copyright protections

Google to pay $170million in settlement to FTC over YouTube privacy case

Google, which is owned by Alphabet Inc, and its YouTube video service will pay $170 million to settle allegations that it broke federal law by collecting personal information about children, the Federal Trade Commission said on Wednesday. YouTube had been accused of tracking viewers of children’s channels using cookies without parental consent and using those… Read More Google to pay $170million in settlement to FTC over YouTube privacy case

Impact Engine files lawsuit against Google over digital ad technology infringement

Alphabet Inc’s Google LLC was hit on Monday with a U.S. lawsuit alleging it copied a smaller firm’s patented digital advertising technology. Impact Engine Inc filed the complaint in federal court in San Diego, California, alleging various Google online advertising platforms, including Google Ads and Google AdSense, infringed on six patents. The allegedly violated patents,… Read More Impact Engine files lawsuit against Google over digital ad technology infringement

Google set to acquire analytics company Looker in $2.6billion deal

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Thursday it would buy Looker, a privately held big-data analytics company, for $2.6 billion in cash, in the first major acquisition for new Google Cloud Chief Executive Thomas Kurian. Google’s cloud computing division is a distant third globally to Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp in terms of revenue from renting… Read More Google set to acquire analytics company Looker in $2.6billion deal