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Google target of antitrust probe by 50 state attorneys general

09/09/2019, 03:09 pm

A group of 50 state attorneys general has commenced an antitrust probe into Google, examining whether the search giant is engaging in anti-competitive practices with regards to how it provides advertising services online.

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Google confirms antitrust investigation by DOJ

09/06/2019, 07:09 pm

Google parent company Alphabet on Friday said it is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice over potential antitrust violations, confirming suspicions that it would be a target in the government's wide-roving review of tech companies.

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Google fined $170M for violating children's privacy

09/04/2019, 09:09 am

Google and subsidiary YouTube has been hit with a record $170 million fine by the Federal Trade Commission, to settle allegations the search company violated a law protecting children's privacy.

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Half the states in the US reportedly ready to launch Google antitrust investigation

09/04/2019, 08:09 am

Google is reportedly the target for an antitrust investigation that will be announced next week, a report claims, with more than half of the state attorneys general in the United States onboard.

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Editorial: Why iPhone drives the future of mobile silicon and Google's Pixel doesn't

08/29/2019, 10:08 am

When you upgrade to a new iPhone -- as millions will next month at the unveiling of the "A13" powered iPhone 11 -- you're voting with your dollars for a future driven by advanced new silicon with incredible sophistication. There is no way Apple or any other company could design and manufacture this future without you. The recent history of Google's Pixel Visual Core explains why.

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Ex-Uber engineer indicted over Google self-driving car trade secret theft

08/27/2019, 02:08 pm

Antony Levandowski, the former head of Uber's self-driving vehicle efforts, has been indicted by a California federal grand jury for stealing trade secrets from Google, taken from the search giant's own self-driving efforts before changing employer.

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Apple, TSMC, Google & more sued by Globalfoundries over chip connectivity patents

08/26/2019, 11:08 am

Globalfoundries has filed multiple suits in US and German courts, alleging that Apple and chip supplier TSMC are infringing 16 patents -- and iPhone imports into the US could be impacted in the future as a result.

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Editorial: After taking the premium tier, HomePod will expand in markets Amazon and Google can't

08/26/2019, 09:08 am

For years, this new Apple product was derided as too expensive to compete against cheaper alternatives. Yet by targeting the premium high end first, it was able to establish itself and then attract an even broader audience of users at broader price points in the future. No this isn't about iPod, or iPhone, or iPad or Apple Watch. It's a look at HomePod, Apple's home audio device featuring HomeKit and Siri functionality, often confused with merely being a Wi-Fi microphone.

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Brief Thoughts: Questionable RF lawsuit, Apple TV+ vs. Disney+, Siri listening & more

08/25/2019, 10:08 am

Every week has dozens of things going on at any given time, too many to talk about in real-time. Here's what we think about this week's radio frequency revelations and lawsuits, Disney rolling heavy at the D23 expo in regards to Disney+, the workers responsible for listening to Siri recordings, an inadvertent iOS 12 jailbreak restoration, and Google's Android rebranding.

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Google's final release of Android 10 is coming soon, with new branding

08/22/2019, 11:08 am

Google has shifted its branding for Android, and is ditching dessert and confectionary names going forward.

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Hands on: Microsoft Edge browser beta for Mac gains Collections research tool

08/20/2019, 02:08 pm

It's very early days for the promised Collections tool for gathering and managing research, but what's working is promising. The whole browser is feeling faster, too, which may help make it a strong Safari rival.

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States pushing forward on antitrust investigation of Apple, Google, Facebook, others

08/20/2019, 06:08 am

Following a July planning meeting with U.S. Attorney General William Barr, individual states appear poised to launch their own antitrust investigations of big tech sooner rather than later.

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Amazon, Google follow Apple's lead on voice assistant review policies

08/02/2019, 10:08 pm

Following Apple's decision to temporarily halt Siri grading as it evaluates the program's privacy safeguards, Amazon and Google this week followed suit and updated their respective policies on human reviews of recorded voice assistant audio.

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Senate bill would raise big tech antitrust penalty to 15% of revenue

08/02/2019, 01:08 pm

U.S. Democratic Senators Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal introduced a new bill on Friday, the "Monopolization Deterrence Act," which if passed could impose stiffer penalties on companies like Apple and Facebook if they're caught in anticompetitive practices.

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Apple listens to Siri, Apple's $53.8B quarter & more on the AppleInsider Podcast

08/02/2019, 08:08 am

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Brian Roemmele joins us to talk about Apple listening to some Siri recordings and why they don't need to. William is back to talk Apple Earnings reports and why selling fewer iPhones doesn't spell doom.

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Editorial: As Apple plays the telephone game, analysts hear something else entirely

08/01/2019, 10:08 am

When Apple entered the smartphone market in 2007, it didn't do so to lose money making most of the world's smartphones as a public service. All these years later, a shocking number of analysts and reporters still seem to be confused about this.

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Apple joins Data Transfer Project with other cloud service giants

07/30/2019, 01:07 pm

Apple has become the latest partner of the Data Transfer Project, a scheme that involves Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and other contributors to create an open-source way for users to shift their data between different cloud services.

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Google details five patched iMessage security bugs, one remains unpatched

07/30/2019, 09:07 am

Researchers from Google's 'Project Zero' have disclosed five of six security bugs within iOS that could have allowed an attacker to affect a target user's device via iMessage, issues that Apple has patched in its recent iOS 12.4 update.

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Huawei-Google smart speaker project shut down by US restrictions

07/29/2019, 02:07 pm

Huawei was working with Google to take on Apple's HomePod and Amazon's Echo smart speaker range with a jointly-produced device, a report claims, but the close collaboration came to an abrupt end in May, just before restrictions were placed on Huawei by President Donald Trump and the U.S. government.

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Google's Pixel 4 phone implementing system similar to Apple's Face ID

07/29/2019, 01:07 pm

Google on Monday previewed a pair of features coming to its Pixel 4 smartphone, including "Face Unlock," apparently directly competing with the Face ID technology on Apple's X-series iPhones.

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