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Judge dismisses antitrust case against Google over bundled apps and services

Judge dismisses antitrust case against Google over bundled apps and services

An antitrust case against Google over bundling its own apps and services into Android phones has been dismissed by a federal judge today. The suit in question claimed that Google's contracts with smartphone makers that required its own apps and services to come bundled on their devices put rival...
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The European Parliament is considering a call to break up Google

Google is a big company, perhaps too big, according to the European Parliament. By far the dominant player on the internet thanks to its leading search engine, Google's size and power is reportedly worrying the European Parliament to the point that they're considering a draft motion that would...
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Google's proposed new headquarters looks like a futuristic city

Google unveiled its proposal for a new campus located at its Mountain View, California headquarters that looks like something from a science fiction movie. The proposal is being submitted to the Mountain View City Council for their approval. This will be the first time that Google has...

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Google fires back over recent reporting on leaked FTC documents

Google fires back over recent reporting on leaked FTC documents

Google has fired back at The Wall Street Journal today over what it says are inaccuracies in its recent reporting on a leaked FTC document. At issue is a Wall Street Journal report from last week based on an inadvertently released FTC document that detailed the agency's conclusions in a 2013...
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Ruth Porat joins Google from Morgan Stanly as Chief Financial Officer

Google today announced that Ruth Porat would be joining the company as Chief Financial Officer, moving across from Morgan Stanley. Porat has been at the Wall Street firm since 1987. Porat played a major role in advising the US Treasury throughout the recent financial crisis. She has helped...
Google and the U.N. throw a 'Global Happy Party' for International Happiness Day

Google throws a virtual 'Global Happy Party' for the International Day of Happiness

Today, March 20, is the International Day of Happiness, and to celebrate, Google has teamed up with the United Nations Foundation and Pharrell Williams to create a website for the occasion. The website, called "Global Happy Party," presents GIFs of people being happy set to the tune of, you...
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Google develops specialized tablet for health workers treating Ebola in Sierra Leone

Google has developed a specialized tablet in order to assist aid workers in Sierra Leone with easily tracking the vitals of patients afflicted with Ebola. The device, which is essentially a Sony Xperia tablet wrapped in a protective casing, is designed to be used with gloves and can endure the...
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FTC report recommended suing Google for antitrust practices

A newly shared FTC report shows the commission was divided on how to proceed against Google in 2013, which led to the company agreeing to make minor practise changes over antitrust concerns. It was two years ago when Google agreed to make minor alterations to its business practices, but...
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Google among tech companies reported to purchase communications satellites from Boeing

Boeing is reportedly in talks with major tech companies such as Google, Facebook and Apple in providing "high-throughput communications satellites." According to Reuters: Jim Simpson, vice president of business development and chief strategist for Boeing Network and Space Systems, told...
Google Code project hosting service to shut down in January 2016

Google Code project hosting service to shut down in January 2016

Google has announced today that its code repository, Google Code, will be shutting down on January 25 2016. In addition, Google has disabled new project creation as of today, and the site will go read-only on August 24. Google Code first launched in 2006 in an effort to address a lack of...
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Google opens its first branded store inside Currys PC World in London

Google has opened its first branded store, opting to partner with Currys PC World to open a "shop in shop" in the UK. The store, located inside Currys PC World on Tottenham Court Road in London, will offer tutorials on various Google products and demonstrate the power of Google apps. You'll be...
Google CFO Patrick Pichette announces his retirement

Google CFO Patrick Pichette announces his retirement

Google CFO Patrick Pichette announced today that he is retiring from the company after 7 years with the company. The change was first spotted in an SEC filing and Pichette soon followed up with an announcement on Google Plus. In the announcement, Pichette, who has been with Google since 2008,...
Google's planned wireless network will reportedly only work with the Nexus 6

Google's planned MVNO will reportedly only work with the Nexus 6

Though details are still light concerning Google's planned MVNO ambitions, a new report out of The Wall Street Journal claims that the company's recently-confirmed foray into providing cellular service may only support Nexus 6 devices. The Wall Street Journal says: The service, designed to...

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