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Google has released an emergency patch for the Chrome browser

Google is urging all users of its popular Chrome web browser to update their installations as soon as possible.

Platform News: Google search engine

Android has a brand new taskbar and multi-window function

Google’s Android OS was originally designed for smartphones, but eventually found its way to tablets and notable other devices such as Smart TV’s and e-readers.

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New Google Messages functionality and features announced

Google has just announced a slew of new features that are either coming to coming to Google Messages, or already launched and available to some users.

Ukraine

More platform players reject Russian aggression, stop sales there

Game publishers such as Epic Games, Ubisoft, Take-Two and Activision-Blizzard are joining the boycott of Russia by pausing the sale of games in the country.

Google Chrome

Google’s Pixel smartphones get Fast Emergency Dialler

Google is rolling out the new fast emergency dialler to its Pixel smartphone models. With the feature, you’ll be able to access local contact information for police, fire, and medi...

Instagram

Instagram utilizes AI in captions to make videos more accessible

Meta Platforms-owned Instagram has introduced automatic captions to videos in an ongoing effort to make content on its platform more accessible.

Facebook is Meta

Facebook owner Meta will block access to Russia’s RT, Sputnik in EU

Meta Platforms Inc, parent company of Facebook, will restrict access to Russian state media outlets RT and Sputnik on its platforms across the European Union, the company’s h...

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Meta’s Zuckerberg unveils AI projects aimed at building metaverse future

Facebook-owner Meta is working on artificial intelligence research to generate worlds through speech, improve how people chat to voice assistants and translate between languages, C...

Platform News: EU European Commission antitrust regulators

Vestager says tech giants may prefer EU fines to compliance, cites Apple

Some US tech giants may prefer to pay a fine rather than comply with antitrust rules, the European Union’s antitrust chief said, and cited Apple’s fight with the Nether...

Growth stocks led by tech

Growth stocks still not cheap, cautions JPMorgan

Tech-dominated “growth” stocks are still not cheap despite some sharp falls over the last six months, analysts at US investment bank JPMorgan has cautioned.

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Two US Big Tech antitrust bills backed by publisher trade group

A group representing publishers such as News Corp and National Public Radio wrote to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee to back two bills targeting Big Tech, including one t...

Platform News: European Union flags

EU and tech giants boost cooperation on fighting online hate

European justice ministers and tech giants Google’s and Meta have agreed that a clear legal framework was needed to step up cooperation against online hate, France’s ju...

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Bill targeting Apple and Google approved by US Senate panel

The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve a bill that would rein in app stores of companies they said exert too much market control, particularly Apple and Google.

Platform News: Google

Alphabet eyes $2 trillion value after blowout results

Google parent company Alphabet advanced nearer to joining peers Apple and Microsoft in the elite $2 trillion market valuation club as the search giant’s shares surged more th...

Platform News: Big Tech

UK politicians: ‘Big Tech’ should reimburse victims of online scams

Big tech companies whose online platforms carry advertisements for scams should be made to reimburse victims, British lawmakers said, as part of wider efforts to combat a growing e...