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Platform News: Google search engine

How brands will target ads to you after the death of browser cookies

Next year, Google plans to phase out technology in its Chrome browser that lets other companies track users’ web browsing. But that does not mean you will see irrelevant ads,...

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Google won’t use other web tracking tools after it removes cookies

Google will not build or use alternate tools to track web browsing traffic once it begins phasing out existing technology from its Chrome browser next year, it said in a blog post ...

Platform News: Google

French antitrust investigators say Google breached its orders on talks with publishers

French antitrust investigators have accused Google of failing to comply with the state competition authority’s orders on how to conduct negotiations with news publishers over...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft teams up with EU publishers amid Facebook’s Australian spat

Microsoft and European media groups have urged EU regulators to require online platforms to seek arbitration in disagreements over how to share revenues with news publishers, a sti...

Platform Industry: ongoing COVID-19 coverage, tracking and tracing

White House working with Facebook and Twitter to tackle anti-vaxxers

The White House has been reaching out to social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Google about clamping down on COVID misinformation and getting their help to stop it...

Platform News: Tech Titans including Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple

Zuckerberg and Dorsey in talks to testify at House hearing as early as March

The CEOs of Facebook and Twitter are said to be in talks with House of Representatives lawmakers to testify at a hearing as early as next month, the Politico website has reported c...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google engineers resign over firing of AI ethics researcher

An engineering director and a software developer have quit Google over the dismissal of artificial intelligence researcher Timnit Gebru, a sign of the ongoing conflicts at the sear...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Alphabet to offer first-ever disclosure of Google Cloud profit

Alphabet will report some key financials for its Google Cloud business for the first time, disclosures that are expected to overshadow record overall quarterly sales for the worlds...

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Ford, Google join hands to offer cloud-based data services

Ford Motor Company will utilise software, cloud computing and AI offered by Google to develop new consumer services and modernize its internal operations, the companies announced o...

European Commission

EU versus ‘Big Tech’ hearing pushed back by two months

EU lawmakers, who are gearing up to curb the power of US tech giants, have told Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google that they are willing to push back a proposed the 1st of February...

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Google to stop using Apple tool to track iPhone users

Google’s iPhone apps such as Google Maps and YouTube will stop using a tool supplied by Apple that permits them to personalize ads, averting a new Apple warning that informs ...

Platform Economy: Sydney, Australia is the home to many Aussie tech companies

Google revives Aussie news platform launch amid content payment fight

Google is reviving plans to launch its own news website in Australia within weeks, according to a regional media outlet contracted to supply articles for the venture, since the sea...

Platform News: Google search engine team

Google’s global workforce to form a union alliance

Google employees from throughout the world are forming a marriage alliance, weeks after employees at the search engine giant along with other units of parent firm Alphabet formed a...

Platform Industry: Google News

Opinion: Why Google now needs to be broken up

Since it’s inception some 22 years ago out of a garage in Menlo Park, Google has been on an unparalleled journey towards multi-sector dominance.