Google overhauls search engine
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Images and video blended directly into results

Google wants to overhaul the formatting of its search engine results pages by putting images and video content blended directly into results, as opposed to featuring under separate tabs or in dedicated box-outs.

Telcos call for more money from Big Tech
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Users should pay

Europes big telcos including BT, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom want users to pay for the costs of data fuelled by the global streaming and internet boom.

Firefox maker moans about operating systems
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Microsoft, Google, and Apple using their browsers to shut down browser rivals 

Big Cheeses at the Mozzarella Foundation are hacked off that Microsoft, Google, and Apple are using their operating systems to steer users to their browsers and stacking the deck against rivals.

Google experiments with RISC-V
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All our AI will be open saucy 

SiFive RISC-V chips are being used by Google to run some of its AI workloads and tested in Google datacentres.

Google and Meta turn to quiet lay-offs
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Don't try this in Europe

Meta and Google appear to have turned to the "quiet layoff" to get rid of staff.  Apparently they are giving staff time to pick new roles after reorganising or disbanding teams and then giving them the boot when time runs out. 

Malwarebytes fixes Google block
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Apparently its software was trying to save the world 

Malwarebytes has fixed a problem which saw iGoogle and its Youtube domains being flagged as malicious.

Browser Spellchucking features might be leaking your passwords
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And talking to Google and Vole

Spellchecking features added into Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge web browsers have been caught to be leaking sensitive information back to their parent companies.

Indonesia says Google abuses monopoly
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Unfair to other boardgames, and might require some diplomacy 

Indonesia's competition regulator, the succinctly titled Komisi Pengawas Persaingan Usaha (KPPU) has alleged that Google has violated local anti-monopoly laws.

Facebook and Google did not have a secret deal
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A US federal judge rules

A federal judge in the US has cleared Facebook and Google of collusion in relation to an online marketing deal between the two companies.  However, Judge P. Kevin Castel allowed the ongoing antitrust case against Google to continue.

Google slashes Area 120 projects
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In-house AI takes a back seat

Google confirmed the company is slashing projects at its in-house R&D division known as Area 120.