Spotify expected to lay off staff this week
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Monday, 23 January 2023 10:59

Spotify expected to lay off staff this week


More cost cutting

Spotify is planning to announce layoffs this week, according to a new report by Bloomberg as a way for the company to cut costs.

Google warns that Supremes could shut down the internet
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Don't remove protection against content moderation

Search engine outfit Google has warned that a ruling against it in an ongoing Supreme Court (SC) case could put the internet at risk.

Google and Nvidia wade into Microsoft's Activision Blizzard buy
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Complains to the FTC 

Google and Nvidia have become the latest companies to voice concerns about Microsoft’s $69 billion purchase of Activision Blizzard. 

Google claims fining it for monopoly controls could "turn competition law on its head"
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It might actually start working 

Courts have unsealed Google’s motion to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its search engine where the company argues that the complaint misrepresents its agreements with browser developers and Android phone makers and unfairly punishing its success.

Google wins best voice assistant contest
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Wednesday, 28 December 2022 11:01

Google wins best voice assistant contest


Outperforms Siri, Bixby, and Alexa

It is starting to look like Google is slowly taking control over the voice assistant market.

Google fears AI chatbot
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Thursday, 22 December 2022 13:02

Google fears AI chatbot


Could kill its search business

A new AI chatbot, ChatGPT could be in a position to kill off Google's lucrative search business.

Pentagon surrenders and divides cloud project among four big tech outfits
Published in Cloud


Saves on court cases later 

The Pentagon is divvying up $9 billion in cloud contracts between Google, Oracle, Microsoft and Amazon, presumably to avoid one of the megatech companies getting offended and suing.

Google explains how it is going to fact-check things
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Including on YouTube where it invented flat earth theory

Google has explained how its fact-checking initiatives will work soon in its bid to stop fake news and science. This will apply to YouTube which boffins have previously claimed was responsible for the return to popularity of flat earth theory.

Google buys Scottish wind
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Friday, 25 November 2022 09:52

Google buys Scottish wind


Wants to power its cloud and offices

Google has signed an offshore wind energy deal to power its UK offices and cloud regions with carbon-free energy by 2030.

UK watchdog investigate claims that Apple and Google rule the mobile world
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Apparently no one noticed before

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a market investigation into cloud gaming and mobile browsers after its study found Apple and Google constitute a duopoly that controls the mobile ecosystem.