Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust lawsuit against Google

Oct 20, 2020
It could be an opening salvo ahead of other major government antitrust actions, given ongoing investigations of Apple, Amazon and Facebook.
The Justice Department claims Google abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers.
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What would Google be without Chrome?

Oct 13, 2020
Politico reports that Google may be forced to sell its web browser as part of an antitrust investigation.
Google's Chrome, created in 2008, dominates the search engine market.
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House report says Big Tech companies have "too much power"

Oct 7, 2020
The House report calls for the biggest changes in decades in how the government regulates and prevents monopolies.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies via video conference on Capitol Hill in July.
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Fortnite maker sues Apple, Google after its app was removed from stores

Epic Games is arguing the tech giants shouldn’t be able to force app makers to fork over a cut of revenues from in-app purchases.
Fortnite is suing Google and Apple over revenue cuts the tech giants take from purchases on their respective mobile app stores.
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Google faces $5 billion lawsuit over allegations of tracking private browsing activity

The lawsuit accuses the company of violating users’ privacy during incognito browsing sessions.
The lawsuit says Google gathers data, even in incognito mode, through third-party apps like Google Analytics and Google Ad Manager.
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Apple, Google plan to release contact-tracing tool this week

Apr 28, 2020
But what assurances are there that the data is private?
The Australian government's contact tracing app, COVIDSafe. Apple and Google worked together on their own tech-based solution.
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Will the 2020s bring an end to the era of open offices?

Dec 31, 2019
Blamed for everything from decreased productivity to increased flu cases, the majority of workers hate them, a survey says.
Collaboration or constant distraction? Google employees work in an open office in Berlin in January.
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Streaming video games are here. Does anyone want to play them?

Nov 18, 2019
Google's new cloud-based video game service debuts this week.
A visitor plays a cloud game at the stand of Google Stadia during the video games trade fair Gamescom in Cologne, Germany, on Aug. 21, 2019.
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Google enters a different kind of arms race

Nov 1, 2019
Apple makes nearly 40% of the fancy new gadgets we put on our wrists. Google is hoping to muscle in.
Guests participate in a workout hosted by Fitbit and PH5 in 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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Google contractors in Pittsburgh to vote on unionizing

Sep 23, 2019
The tech industry relies on an army of temps and contractors who don't get the cushy benefits of full-time employees.
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