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Google to show sponsored apps on Play Store search results

Google has announced a new sponsored results feature the company will be piloting in the next few weeks, which will enable developers to pay for sponsored spots on the Google Play Store. The search giant has looked at how sponsored advertisements have performed on organic search results and...
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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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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EU reportedly set to file formal antitrust charges against Google

EU files formal antitrust charges against Google regarding Android and online search [Updated]

The European Commission today formally announced charges against Google. The company is accused of abusing its dominant position in online search, as well as Android. Original story: The European Commission is reportedly close to filing formal antitrust charges against Google. While no charges...
Leaked internal memo details Google's response to potential EU antitrust charges

Leaked internal memo details Google's response to potential EU antitrust charges

An internal Google memo that details the search giant's response to potential antitrust charges from the EU has leaked today. Following a report from earlier today that the European Commission is set to bring formal antitrust charges against Google, Re/code has reportedly obtained an internal...
Google reportedly has a small team working on future battery tech

Google reportedly has a small team working on future battery tech

According to a new report, Google has a small team of researchers working on future battery tech for use in its devices. The team of four is reportedly part of Google X, the same arm of the company responsible for other Google projects such as its self-driving car and Project Loon. The Wall...
Rumored Google search feature will help connect you with a handyman

Rumored Google search feature will help connect you with a handyman

Google is reportedly working on a new service that would help connect consumers with local handymen through search results. According to the report, the service would operate much like Google's current specialized search results for things like flights and car insurance quotes by presenting...
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Google reportedly looking to team up with carriers for free global roaming

Google is reportedly in talks with Hutchison Whampoa, owner of UK mobile operator Three, to allow consumers to use their smartphones abroad at no extra cost. Other networks are also reported to be in talks with Google. According to the Telegraph: The two giants are discussing a wholesale...
The EU is reportedly gearing up to bring antitrust charges against Google

The EU is reportedly gearing up to bring antitrust charges against Google

The European Commission is laying the groundwork to file antitrust charges against Google, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Citing unnamed sources, the report indicates that the European Commission is just weeks away from filing charges against the tech giant. From The Wall...
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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