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...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

US hearing on tech dominance of news outlets will include Microsoft

A House Judiciary panel focused on antitrust will hear from three witnesses who represent a range of news organizations with concerns about how big tech platforms like Facebook and...

Platform Industry: Google search engine

Google faces $417 million claim from Czech search engine Seznam, 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...

Platform News: Google

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...

Platform News: Google search engine

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...

Platform News: Google movements

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...

Platform News: Google movements

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

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

Tinkoff, Yandex

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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