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CANBERRA - Facebook will restore Australian news pages after Canberra offered amendments to legislation that would force the tech giant to pay for media...
AUSTRALIA’S Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said it’s “inevitable” that Google and other tech behemoths will have to eventually pay for using media content, responding to the internet giant’s threat to disable its search engine in the country if it’s forced to pay local publishers for news.
BRUSSELS — US technology firms including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google face fines of up to 10% of annual turnover and could even be broken up under draft, European Union rules announced on Tuesday aimed at curbing their powers.
WASHINGTON — The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is seeking information from Facebook, Twitter, and other social media and video streaming companies about how they use the personal information that they collect on their users, the US agency said on Monday.
WASHINGTON/PALO ALTO — Facebook Inc. could be forced to sell its prized assets WhatsApp and Instagram after the US Federal Trade Commission and nearly every US state filed lawsuits against the social media company, saying it used a “buy or bury” strategy to snap up rivals and keep smaller competitors at bay.
SYDNEY — Australia locked in plans on Tuesday to make Facebook, Inc and Google pay its media outlets for news content, a world-first move aimed at protecting independent journalism that has drawn strong opposition from the internet giants.
PARIS — Shoppers searching Google for cosmetics will be able to try them on virtually through a deal with L’Oreal, as the French group...
WASHINGTON — The US sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the $1-trillion company of illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals in the biggest challenge to the power and influence of Big Tech in decades.
Small rivals of Alphabet Inc.’s Google say signs are emerging of more benevolent behavior from the online advertising leader amid accusations by the US government and states that the company uses its dominance to thwart competition.
A US House of Representatives panel looking into abuses of market power by four big technology companies found they used “killer acquisitions” to smite rivals, charged exorbitant fees, and forced small businesses into “oppressive” contracts in the name of profit.
OAKLAND, Calif. — Alphabet Inc.’s Google aims to power its data centers and offices 24-7 using solely carbon-free electricity by 2030, its chief executive told Reuters, building on its previous goal of matching its energy use with 100% renewable energy.
Google and Facebook Inc. dropped plans for an undersea cable between the US and Hong Kong after the Trump administration said Beijing might use the link to collect information on Americans.
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — Fitbit, Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a fitness tracker and two smartwatches, including one that purports to help monitor users’ stress levels, as the company’s pending sale to Alphabet, Inc.’s Google remains mired in antitrust reviews globally.
Google says it has deleted more than 2,500 YouTube channels tied to China as part of its effort to weed out disinformation on the...
Internet companies are likely to be long-term winners from the pandemic as lockdown measures have now lasted long enough for changes in consumer behavior to become permanent, according to Credit Suisse.
China’s sweeping national security law has forced technology firms to reconsider their presence in Hong Kong. The nimblest among them—the city’s startups—are already moving data and people out or are devising plans to do so.
WASHINGTON/BERLIN — Finance officials from the Group of 20 (G20) major economies on Saturday vowed to resolve major differences over taxing big tech companies and reach a broad, consensus-based solution on international taxation this year.
OAKLAND — Alphabet Inc.’s Google said on Wednesday its corporate Gmail customers would now be able to edit documents and other files without leaving the e-mail service, as it aims to lure clients from rivals by making its tools more integrated.
OAKLAND — Alphabet Inc.’s Google records what people are doing on hundreds of thousands of mobile apps even when they follow the company’s recommended settings for stopping such monitoring, a lawsuit seeking class action status alleged on Tuesday.
Facebook and Google have for years operated like shop windows for news stories, plying their billions of visitors with free snippets and information from articles across the web. An antitrust tussle that’s coming to a head in Australia is set to change that.
JAKARTA — Indonesia imposed a 10% value-added tax (VAT) on sales by technology firms including Amazon, Netflix, Spotify and Google on Tuesday, as spending patterns shift with increased remote working as a result of the coronavirus crisis, which has hit state finances.
ALPHABET, INC.’S Google and Deutsche Bank AG have agreed to form a long-term partnership that will see the US technology company provide cloud computing capabilities to Germany’s largest lender.
Facebook Inc., Google Inc., and Twitter Inc. suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong, they said on Monday, following China’s establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city.
As US authorities ready the biggest antitrust case of the new century, there are lessons to be learned from Europe’s attempt to inject more competition into search, one of the most lucrative digital markets.
OAKLAND — Alphabet Inc.’s Google upended plans by European media companies to block it from harvesting data about their readers and slash some of its dominance in online advertising, seven people involved in the talks said this month.
Data from eToro shows that Google, Facebook, and Netflix—companies seeing record usage during the lockdown—are among the most popular investments for Filipinos in March.
ALPHABET Inc.’s Google within two years plans to block a common way businesses track online surfers in its Chrome browser, endorsing costly changes to how the Web operates as it tries to satisfy increased privacy demands from users.
ONLINE CHAT SITE Omegle, a website for game cheats, and another site for game credits and vouchers dominated the Filipino conversation this 2019 according to the annual Google Year in Search list on the most searched trends, news, and personalities on the search engine.
The digital economy is a goldmine for both businesses and consumers in Southeast Asia. What sectors are propelling its massive growth, and how can startups capitalize on their respective opportunities? Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company share e-Conomy SEA 2019 report.
Google is famous for its fun and free corporate culture. Broadly speaking, it can be boiled down into some very simple principles. During Philippine Startup Week, Google shared the 4 core principles that made them the company that they are today.
Google Developers Launchpad and IdeaSpace announce partnership
TECH GIANT Google is partnering with IdeaSpace, the largest and longest-running early-stage start-up accelerator in the Philippines, to help tech entrepreneurs and improve the country’s startup ecosystem.
To assure consumers who are interested in Huawei phones, partner retailers and dealers will offer a “Special Warranty Program” for upcoming purchases of any...
GOOGLE’S paid music services have eclipsed 15 million subscribers, according to two people familiar with the numbers, a milestone for a company that has struggled to build subscription media businesses.
SPOTIFY Technology SA and other technology giants appealed a ruling that increased the royalties they must pay to songwriters, a move that threatens to further damage the companies’ already-tenuous relationship with the music industry.
Google Philippines launches six new products to help Filipino workers.
TECH giant Google LLC is opening its first operations center in the Philippines, which will provide support for its users and customers in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, as well as the Philippines.
Surendrasingh Sucharia always has a few thousand rupees in his pocket, but can’t recall the last time he used cash. The 29-year-old product manager...
Beijing -- Google is crafting a search engine that would meet China's draconian censorship rules, a company employee told AFP on Thursday, in a...
Alphabet Inc. is facing another day of demands from top Republican lawmakers to explain reports that hundreds of outside app developers had access to...
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