US has dropped the ball on tech innovation
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Not funding enough

America has "dropped the ball" in funding for basic research, according to former Google chief executive Eric Schmidt.

Google faces child tracking case
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Multi-billion pound law suit

Search engine outfit Google faces a multibillion-dollar lawsuit in the UK over claims that YouTube routinely breaks privacy laws by tracking children online.

Google releases Android 11
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This one goes to 11

Google today launched Android 11, the latest version of its mobile OS, and pushed the source code to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).

Italy investigates Apple, Dropbox  and Google
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Charged with making offers no one can refuse

Italy’s competition authority has opened an investigation into cloud storage services operated by Apple, Dropbox  and Google, in response to a number of complaints alleging unfair commercial practices.

US rushes to bring antitrust claim against Google
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Barr wants Google in court now even if lawyers think they will get a good kicking

The Justice Department plans to bring an antitrust case against Google as soon as this month, after Attorney General William P. Barr overruled career lawyers who said they needed more time to build a strong case against one of the world's wealthiest, most formidable technology companies.

All not well in Pinterest land
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Cancels lease

Annoying website which stuffs up Google search links and serves up images you can’t actually access, Pinterest has spent a fortune cancelling its large San Francisco office lease.

Google Pixel 5 to end up with Snapdragon 765G
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90Hz display and ultra-wide camera in tow

While Pixel 4a is already up and about as one of the best value smartphone, all eyes are now pointed at the upcoming Pixel 5, which should end up with the Snapdragon 765G SoC, 90Hz screen, and a better camera system.

Unity lists Apple and Google antics as a business risk
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You have to list these sorts of risks when you do an IPO

Unity Software, a San Francisco-based company known for its popular video game engine, has filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "U".

US Justice Department preparing to take on Big Tech
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Anti-trust investigations for everyone

The US Justice Department is moving “full-tilt” on its antitrust investigation of Google and other Big Tech platforms.

Microsoft provides open service to match Google’s Istio
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The Volish love of open stuff takes on Google

While the world worries about the governance of Google's Istio service mesh, Microsoft has seen an opportunity to offer a simple and truly open alternative.