Big Technology Companies Complain to EU about Google’s Search Practices

On Tuesday, lobbying group FairSearch made public a complaint to the EU accusing Google of using Android for diverting traffic to its search engine. Current members of FairSearch include big companies like Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, Expedia, TripAdvisor, Twenga, Foundem and adMarketplace.

In a stateme...

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Google Submits Concessions to EU Antitrust Body

Google is having a harder time fighting antitrust laws in Europe than it did with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in January. It has offered greater concessions than it did in the U.S., but its rivals keep demanding more. Those rivals will get a chance to be heard, they may comment on the proposed concessi...

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Tivo Settles Patent Suit with Time Warner, Cisco, and Motorola

A patent dispute between Tivo and Cisco, Motorola Mobility, and Time Warner Cable was settled this morning for $490 million. Tivo alleges that technology developed by the company to record and playback television shows from a set-top device was illegally used in competing systems sold by Cisco, Moto...

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Google Asks Secret Court to Allow Publishing Aggregate Numbers of Data Requests

On Tuesday, Google Inc requested the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to allow it to publish the numbers of requests it receives from the NSA. Google invoked its First Amendment rights in its arguments and said the right to disclose the number of requests it receives from the NSA fell under free ...

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Microsoft Lawyer Criticizes Google’s Actions over Windows YouTube App

On Thursday, David Howard, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Litigation & Antitrust made a post on TechNet flaying Google for double standards and for blocking the new Windows YouTube App on flimsy grounds. The post, titled The Limits of Google’s Openness<...

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Ninth Circuit Slams Google Over Breach of Data Privacy

Google lost a significant appeal in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday in a privacy lawsuit over data collected by its street-view cars.

After enduring Google’s submissions in support of its actions that collecting data from neighborhood wireless networks was either accidental or...

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Internet Search Giants Implement Technology to Detect and Delete Child Porn

Google and Microsoft have ramped up their efforts to find child porn and to exclude related search terms from their algorithms. This may be a double edged sword, considering that non-indexation may lead to a greater veil of secrecy, but on the other hand, normal internet surfers (are child porn addic...

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Google Strengthens its Foray into Robotics with New Acquisitions

Google is exerting focus with its agenda on robotics and its latest acquisition is Boston Dynamics, a company that makes military robots for the U.S stands as a testimony to the fact. This is the eighth robotics company Google has purchased this year in its strategy to support the roadmap led by And...

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Europe Rejects Googles Antitrust Settlement Offer, Again

Three years after it first opened its investigation, The European Commission has turned down Google’s latest antitrust settlement proposals again. This is at least the second time the EU Commission has said no to Google’s evolving settlement offer. European Union competition Chief Joaquin Almun...

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9th Circuit Rules Google Cannot Claim Protection of Wiretap Act

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit held last week said that Google could have breached federal wiretap laws when it collected user data from unencrypted wireless networks through its “street-view” cars. The court rejected Google’s argument that payload data transmitted over a Wi-Fi ...

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Google Purchases Nest for $3.2 Billion

It was announced on Tuesday that has purchased Nest for $3.2 billion in cash, according to a report from USA Today. Nest makes digital smoke alarms and thermostats. The company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

This purchase sends Google into multiple markets. Those markets include...

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