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Platform News: Google

Top Apple executives likely to be deposed in US fight with Google

The Justice Department wants to depose some of Apple’s top executives as it prepares for a trial to determine if Alphabet’s Google broke antitrust law in how it runs it...

Platform News: Baidu search engine in China

Baidu warns of ad revenue slowdown after quarterly results beat

Baidu has beaten quarterly revenue and profit estimates on the strength of its cloud business, but warned that China’s regulatory crackdown and the pandemic would weigh on ad...

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Tencent says ‘loophole’ allowed WeChat searches on Google, Bing

WeChat has fixed a glitch that allowed some of its content to be searchable by external search engines, the owner of China’s most popular messaging app has said, raising ques...

Tencent WeChat

WeChat makes content searchable on Google and Bing

WeChat has made its content searchable on some foreign search engines such as Google and Bing, checks have showed, in the latest tearing down of “walled gardens” in Chi...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google rivals want EU lawmakers to act via new tech rules

DuckDuckGo and three other search engine rivals to Google urged EU lawmakers to take action against the Alphabet unit via new tech rules, saying they have yet to see positive resul...

Platform News: Search engine Google

Google says it offers more than $10 billion in consumer benefits in South Korea

Google has said its presence in South Korea equates to nearly 12 trillion won (approximately $10.16 billion) in economic benefits for its users, as the US tech giant faces increase...

Platform Economy: Yandex search engine in Russia

Yandex delists Navalny’s tactical voting site after ban

Russian tech business Yandex has said it had removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s tactical voting website from its search engine to comply with a government ban ahe...

Facebook and Google versus Australia

Three Australian publishers accuse Facebook of unfairly taking their content

Three Australian publishers of lifestyle content say Facebook used their articles on its just-launched news service after refusing to negotiate licensing deals, and that the countr...

Platform News: Search engine Google

Pay cut: Google employees who work from home could lose money

Google employees based in the same office before the pandemic could see different changes in pay if they switch to working from home permanently, with long commuters hit harder, ac...

Platform News: Google

Alphabet reaches record quarterly revenue, profit in ad boom

Alphabet Inc’s quarterly revenue and profit surged to record highs, the company reported on Tuesday, powered by a rise in advertising spending as more consumers shopped onlin...

Platform News: Baidu search engine in China

Baidu beats quarterly revenue estimates on AI, cloud boost

Baidu Inc has reported quarterly revenue that beat Wall Street estimates, as the company beefed up its cloud and artificial intelligence services to fend off competition in the adv...

Platform News: Baidu search engine in China

Baidu defeats US shareholder lawsuit over China internet law compliance

A US judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Baidu Inc of defrauding shareholders about its ability to comply with Chinese regulations governing internet content.

Platform Industry: Tencent logo at an event

Tencent boss meets China antitrust officials as scrutiny widens

Pony Ma, the founder of Tencent Holdings met with antitrust watchdog officials this month to discuss compliance at his group, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told ...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

US DOJ accuses Google of dragging its feet in antitrust trial

The Department of Justice in the US has accused Google of dragging its feet in providing documents in preparation for a trial on allegations that it broke antitrust law while the s...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

More US states join antitrust lawsuit against Google

Four more states have joined a lawsuit filed by the state of Texas and others against Google that accuses it of breaking antitrust laws to boost its already dominant advertising bu...

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