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Baidu considers leaving the Nasdaq to boost its valuation

Baidu Inc is considering de-listing from the US Nasdaq and moving to an exchange closer to home to boost its valuation amid rising tension between the United States and China over ...


Baidu sees robust quarter as China’s economy reopens

Chinese search engine Baidu Inc forecast second-quarter revenue above expectations, as businesses reopen in the world’s second-largest economy after strict lockdowns to curb ...


US state attorneys general likely to bring antitrust lawsuits against Google

A group of state attorneys general led by Texas are likely to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google and are working on potential litigation for later this year, a person familia...


France will force web giants to delete some content within the hour

Social networks and content providers will have to remove paedophile and terrorism-related content from their platforms within the hour or face a fine of up to 4% of their global r...

Fake News

EU should beef up fake news pledge involving Google, Facebook, Twitter – study

The European Union should strengthen a voluntary pledge, to which Facebook, Google and Twitter signed up to combat fake news, with sanctions to make it a more effective tool, a stu...

Google CEO

Google advertising sales steady after coronavirus drop

A drop in Google ad sales steadied in April and some consumers returned to using the worlds dominant search engine for shopping in addition to finding novel coronavirus information...


YouTube expands fact-check features to US video searches

YouTube has said it would start showing text and links from third-party fact-checkers to US-based viewers, part of efforts to curb misinformation on the site during the ongoing cor...

Republic of Ireland PM

Ireland should consider forcing Google and Facebook to pay media for content – PM

The government of the Republic of Ireland should consider copying Australia’s plan to force Facebook and Google to share advertising revenue with local media, Prime Minister ...


Baidu resumes newsfeed function after cyberspace regulator’s complaints

Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc’s resumed updating its news feed channels on Friday, 16 days after they were suspended following a clean-up order from China’s int...


Google to make verification mandatory for all advertisers

Google has stated that all advertisers on its platforms would have to complete a verification process before buying ad space on its platform, starting this summer, in a bid to make...

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Australian government plans law forcing Google and Facebook to share ad revenue with local media outlets

Australia will pass legislation within months obliging Facebook and Google to share advertising revenue with local media firms, the country’s treasurer has said, becoming one...

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Russia’s Yandex to supply Muscovites with coronavirus tests at home

Russian internet firm Yandex is working with local laboratories to offer a new service allowing Moscow’s residents to get tested for the novel coronavirus at home during the ...

Google CEO

Pichai: Google to slow hiring for rest of 2020 due to COVID-19

Google will slow hiring for the rest of the year, CEO Sundar Pichai told staff in an Email circulated to employees on Wednesday.


Apple and Google plan software to slow virus, joining global debate on tracking

Apple and Google have announced that they will work together to create contact tracing technology that aims to slow the spread of the coronavirus by allowing users to opt into logg...