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Banks in UK join McDonald’s, Audi, others to pull out ads from Google over hate preachers
Mar19

Banks in UK join McDonald’s, Audi, others to pull out ads from Google over hate preachers

Not looking too good for Google in the UK right now—the search engine giant has its work cut out. Following the company’s refusal to accept responsivity for content. According to The Independent, banks have joined other multinational companies in the UK to pull ads from Google over hate preachers. The companies are said to be embittered over their ads appearing side-by-sides videos being posted by extremists like the Islamic State,...

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Google has started flagging off “Upsetting-Offensive” content in search results
Mar16

Google has started flagging off “Upsetting-Offensive” content in search results

Google is determined to rid its search engine of what it termed “upsetting-offensive” content. The company on Thursday announced it would start flagging “upsetting” or “offensive” content by teaching search algorithms to better spot them. This will be made possible by tapping humans to help its computer algorithms to deliver results that are more factually accurate and less instigative, reports The Verge. The humans in this case,...

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Google and Microsoft join forces to crack down on Piracy
Feb20

Google and Microsoft join forces to crack down on Piracy

Two giants in the tech industry, Google and Microsoft have both signed up to crackdown on piracy, reports the Telegraph—a British newspaper. According to the report, the two American companies have reached a truce with the government and the creative industry t end a long-drawn dispute over links to pirated films and music online. With this development, Google and Microsoft will now collaborate to clampdown on piracy, while the...

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Google’s “Shop The Look” experience will help sort out best outfit for an outing
Sep07

Google’s “Shop The Look” experience will help sort out best outfit for an outing

Heading out on a date, but don’t know what to put on? Don’t worry because Google’s search engine got you covered. The search engine is already making life better for a lot of people—and it won’t stop anytime soon. On Tuesday, the search engine giant added a new fashion experience called Shop the Look. Shop the Look will make it easier to find the best outfit that suits a particular outing. “Last week, we...

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Google’s anti-monopoly appeal turned down by Russian court
Aug17

Google’s anti-monopoly appeal turned down by Russian court

Google’s appeal to have the $6.75 million slammed on it by Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service FAS upturned by a court in Russia has been turned down, reports local news agency Interfax (via Reuters). A couple of days back, Google was fined $6.75 million by the FAS for violating its antitrust rules on mobile phones and tablets—a ruling that was issued in 2015. Yandex, Russia’s biggest search engine had filed a complaint against...

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Russia slams $6.75 million fine on Google for violating antitrust rules on Android phones
Aug13

Russia slams $6.75 million fine on Google for violating antitrust rules on Android phones

Google probably has more issues to deal with than its rivals. Apparently, the European Union is not the only body that has scores to settle with Google—Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has slammed a fine of $6.75 million on the tech giant for violating its antitrust rules on mobile phones and tablets, per Softpedia. Google’s problem with the FAS began in 2015 when Yandex (Russia’s version of Google, and one of the biggest...

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