Reliance partners with Google, Facebook for digital payment network bid
February 27, 2021
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s conglomerate Reliance Industries has partnered with Facebook Inc, Google and fintech player Infibeam to set up a national digital payment network, Economic Times newspaper reported on Saturday, citing unnamed sources.
February 24, 2021
French antitrust investigators say Google breached its orders on talks with news publishers
PARIS (Reuters) - French antitrust investigators have accused Alphabet Inc’s Google of failing to comply with the state competition authority’s orders on how to conduct negotiations with news publishers over copyright, two sources who read the investigators’ report said.
February 23, 2021
Australia closer to passing watershed Google, Facebook laws
CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australia’s lawmakers on Tuesday inched closer to passing landmark laws that would force Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay news outlets for content and could set a precedent for tighter regulation in other nations.
February 6, 2021
Google opens paid-for Australia news platform in drive to undercut Canberra's content payment law
CANBERRA (Reuters) - Tech giant Google on Friday launched a platform in Australia offering news it has paid for, striking its own content deals with publishers in a drive to show legislation proposed by Canberra to enforce payments, a world first, is unnecessary.
February 4, 2021
Two Google engineers resign over firing of AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An engineering director and a software developer have quit Alphabet Inc’s Google over the dismissal of AI researcher Timnit Gebru, a sign of the ongoing conflicts at the search giant over diversity and ethics.
February 3, 2021
Alphabet's Google posts record sales as retailers shell out for ads
CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - Google parent Alphabet Inc topped quarterly sales expectations for its advertising and Cloud businesses, helped in part by the pandemic, and said it will resume big spending on hiring and facility construction.
February 2, 2021
All eyes on Alphabet's first-ever disclosure of Google Cloud profit
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc will report the cost and operating profit of its Google Cloud business for the first time on Tuesday, disclosures that are expected to overshadow record overall quarterly sales for the internet’s biggest platform for ads.