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Google to pause all political ads from Jan. 14

Google to pause all political ads from Jan. 14

Alphabet Inc's Google will pause political ads on all of its platforms starting Jan. 14, following last week's violence at the US Capitol, according to an email to advertisers seen by Reuters.

Google suspends Parler social networking app from Play Store; Apple gives 24-hour warning

Google suspends Parler social networking app from Play Store; Apple gives 24-hour warning

Owners of the two biggest mobile app stores took action on Friday against the Parer social networking service because of posts inciting violence, with Alphabet Inc's Google removing it and Apple Inc warning it may do the same.

Texas, nine US states accuse Google of working with Facebook to break antitrust law

Texas, nine US states accuse Google of working with Facebook to break antitrust law

Texas and nine other states sued Google on Wednesday, accusing it of working with Facebook Inc in an unlawful manner that violated antitrust law to boost its already-dominant online advertising business.

Twitter, Google CEOs defend key Internet law before US Senate panel

Twitter, Google CEOs defend key Internet law before US Senate panel

The chief executives of Twitter and Google defended a law protecting internet companies before a Senate panel on Wednesday, a topic that has split US lawmakers on ways to hold Big Tech ...

Google's antitrust legal woes far from over if Biden wins

Google's antitrust legal woes far from over if Biden wins

The US Justice Department's nascent antitrust case against Google will get the attention it needs to succeed if Democrat Joe Biden wins the US presidency next month, antitrust experts said.

US government files antitrust lawsuit against Google

US government files antitrust lawsuit against Google

The US Justice Department and 11 states filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday for allegedly breaking the law in using its market power to fend off rivals.

Google services restored for users around the world

Google services restored for users around the world

Popular Google services including Gmail, Docs and Drive were down for many users around the world on Thursday, but were restored after a few hours, the US technology giant said.

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

EU launches 'in-depth' probe of Google bid for Fitbit

The European Commission launched an ‘in-depth investigation’ on Tuesday into whether US tech giant Google's planned $2.1 billion purchase of smartwatch maker Fitbit would give it an unfair market advantage.

Facebook rejects call to share revenue with Australian media

Facebook rejects call to share revenue with Australian media

Facebook on Monday rejected calls from the Australian government and news companies that it share advertising revenue with the media, suggesting it would rather cut news content from its platform.

Google rejects call for huge Australian media payout

Google rejects call for huge Australian media payout

Google has rejected demands it pay hundreds of millions of dollars per year in compensation to Australian news media under a government-imposed revenue sharing deal.

Google makes its video meeting service free to all

Google makes its video meeting service free to all

Google on Tuesday made its business videoconferencing service free to all users, ramping up competition for Zoom as people flock online to stay connected during the pandemic.

Australia tells Facebook, Google to pay up for news content

Australia tells Facebook, Google to pay up for news content

Digital giants Google and Facebook will be forced to pay millions of dollars for news content under a landmark plan by the Australian government to support the ailing local media ...