Tag Archives: ALPHABET INC

Does Google harm local search rivals? EU antitrust regulators ask

12 December, 2018 10:29 am 10:29 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators have asked Google’s rivals if the internet search giant unfairly demotes local search competitors, according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters, a move which could lead to a fourth case against the Alphabet unit. Google has been fined a total 6.76 billion euros (6 billion pounds) in the last … Read More

Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project

11 November, 2018 10:52 am 10:52 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s life sciences division Verily said that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contact lens designed to help monitor sugar levels. The project, started in 2014, aimed to help diabetics better manage their blood sugar levels by embedding sensors on a contact lens … Read More

Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps

10 October, 2018 9:20 am 9:20 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s  Google will charge hardware firms up to $40 per device to use its apps under a new licensing system to replace one that the European Union this year deemed anti-competitive, a person familiar with the matter said. The new fee goes into effect on Oct. 29 for any new … Read More

US senators asks Google to explain delay in disclosing vulnerability

10 October, 2018 10:58 am 10:58 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three influential Republican US senators asked Alphabet Inc’s  Google unit to explain why it delayed disclosing vulnerabilities with its Google+ social network. Google said this week it would shut down the consumer version of Google+ and tighten its data sharing policies after revealing that the private profile data of at least … Read More

Alphabet to shut Google+ social site after user data exposed

10 October, 2018 10:42 am 10:42 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google will shut down the consumer version of its failed social network Google+ and tighten its data sharing policies after announcing that private profile data of at least 500,000 users may have been exposed to hundreds of external developers. The issue was discovered and patched in March as part of … Read More

Mass action against Google over iPhone data blocked by London court

10 October, 2018 8:16 am 8:16 am

LONDON (Reuters) – London’s High Court blocked an attempt to bring legal action against Alphabet Inc’s Google over claims it had collected sensitive data from more than 4 million iPhone users although it said the company’s actions had been “wrongful”. The claimants had said Google had illegally accessed details of iPhone users’ internet browsing data … Read More

Google to test game-streaming service with latest Assassin’s Creed

10 October, 2018 10:11 am 10:11 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said it has partnered with Ubisoft  to test its video game streaming service by offering the latest instalment of the Assassin’s Creed series. A limited number of players will be able to stream the soon-to-be released Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, set in ancient Greece, to a Chrome browser on a … Read More

In coup for Google, Renault-Nissan embraces Android infotainment

09 September, 2018 3:16 pm 3:16 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi carmaking alliance said on Tuesday it will use Alphabet’s Google Android operating system in future vehicles – handing a victory to the US tech giant which seeks to carve out a bigger share of the infotainment market. Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, with combined sales of 10.6 million vehicles last year, … Read More

Verizon’s media and advertising head Tim Armstrong to leave

09 September, 2018 9:10 am 9:10 am

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc’s head of media and advertising business, Tim Armstrong, is in talks to leave the US wireless carrier, the Wall Street Journal reported , citing people familiar with the matter. Armstrong came to Verizon in 2015 following its takeover of AOL and headed Oath, which was created last year … Read More