Big tech warms up to Senate bill that would roll back some internet protections

Nov 10, 2017
SESTA would crack down on the use of internet sites to promote sex trafficking by holding them liable.
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Should Verizon get a data-breach discount for Yahoo?

Oct 14, 2016
Verizon lawyer says massive 2014 hack of user accounts could have a "material" impact on merger.
Verizon raised the "material adverse impact" issue in its merger with Yahoo.
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What's next for Google … uh … Alphabet?

Aug 11, 2015
The conglomerate wants to change the world, one analyst says.

Apple and Google's marriage of convenience

Jan 22, 2015
The search business is huge, and it's kept mobile rivals together ... for now.

Firefox says goodbye Google, hello Yahoo

Nov 20, 2014
Mozilla switches the default search engine for Firefox from Google to Yahoo, aligning with a partner that agrees to follow its "do not track" ethos.

What Amazon's earnings tell us about its competition

Oct 23, 2014
Amazon is Google's chief rival in the search business.

FTC tells search engines to clearly label advertisements

Jun 26, 2013
In a letter today to Google, Bing and other search engines, the Federal Trade Commission warned of a need to "clearly and prominently" distinguish ads from natural search results.

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Facebook takes on Google and Yelp with 'Graph Search'

Jan 16, 2013
Facebook is getting into the search business. On Tuesday, the social media giant had a press event where it demonstrated its new product, Graph Search. While the feature is still in its infancy, Facebook's announcement has a lot of companies…

What Google wants with travel guide Frommer's

Aug 13, 2012
Mergers and acquisitions news today as Google adds guidebook company Frommer's to its travel and entertainment quiver. What does the search company want to do with the old-school guidebook?

Report: Google's search results protected under First Amendment

UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh discusses his report, which was commissioned by Google, on the search giant's rights to pick and choose the search results it wants to display.