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Google faces $417 million claim from Czech search engine Seznam

Seznam.cz, the Czech Republic’s leading home-grown search platform, said on Thursday it had promised 9.072 billion crowns ($417 million) in damages from Google, alleging that...

Platform Industry: Google News

Google antitrust case to turn on how search engine grew dominant

The US government’s antitrust case against Google appears strong, but could face an uphill battle from a business-friendly judiciary that may question whether a free search e...

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US says Google breakup may be needed to end violations of antitrust law

Even the US Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, declared the $1 billion company of illegally using its market power to fend off competitors and said nothi...

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Google drops Australia from its News Showcase launch

Google has postponed the roll-out of News Showcase in Australia citing regulatory complications, just 3 months after announcing the product, as the US search giant grapples with on...

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China preparing an antitrust investigation into Google

China is preparing to launch an antitrust probe to Google, considering allegations it’s leveraged the dominance of its Android cellular working platform to stifle competition...

Platform Industry: Google News

US expected to sue Google next week as DOJ seeks support from states

The US Justice Department is expected to sue Google when next week, and is presently urging state attorney generals to sign up to the litigation, according to three sources knowled...

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Bing, along with smaller firms, win Google’s Android search auction in Europe

Microsoft’s Bing, PrivacyWall and Info.com were among the search engines which won a penny auction by Alphabet’s Google to show up as search choices on new Android appa...

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Yandex in talks to buy online bank Tinkoff for $5.5 billion

Russian bank TCS Group is in talks to sell its online bank Tinkoff to Russian internet group Yandex for $5.48 billion (approximately £4.30 billion), the two companies have stated.

Platform Industry: Google News

Alphabet Inc issues record $10 billion bond at lowest-ever price

Alphabet Inc borrowed $10 billion in the company debt market on Monday, the Google parent’s biggest bond issue, which it secured during its lowest-ever cost of funding.

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Google removes misleading ads in voting-related searches

Google has said that it had removed search ads that charged users searching for voting information large fees for voter registration or harvested their personal data.

Platform News: Baidu search engine in China

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 ...

Platform News: Baidu search engine in China

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...

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China orders ByteDance’s Toutiao to fix search, saying national hero smeared

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s internet regulator ordered ByteDance news app Jinri Toutiao to clean up its search engine, saying the search function threw up “slande...