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Google Showcase opens in Canada. One giant step back

Google News Showcase will start working in Canada, after the search giant signed deals with a few important publishers. The product and licensing program provides a space for newsrooms to curate their content for readers across Google News and Discover. The showcase…
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Data use: The German authorities investigate Google

User data use determined Germany’s antitrust watchdog open an investigation regarding Google. The authorities want to determine if the company violates country’s competition laws. They want to see if it is exploiting its dominance to prioritise its shopping price…
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Google showcase opens for content producers in India

Google showcase is now available in India with 30 publishers. The product is available, at this moment, in English and Hindi, but Google will come with new languages this year. The search giant launched the service last year, as part of the billion-dollar investment for…
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Antitrust charges against Google, dismissed for now

A U.S. judge temporarily dismissed antitrust charges against Alphabet’s Google. A group of advertisers accused Google of having a monopoly position on the world’s advertising market. Still, the judge offered them chance to try again after addressing what she…
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US: App stores might turn against Google and Apple

The two companies’ app stores are accused they used an “anti-competitive” behaviour, according to senators in the United States. They organised a hearing in Washington. Representatives from three other companies accused the two giants for charging exorbitant fees…
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New regulator will watch Google, Facebook and Amazon

A new regulator has started keeping in check the dominance of tech giants. The Digital Markets Unit (DMU) in the UK creates new codes of conduct for companies like Google, Facebook or Amazon. Also, the new unit will watch the companies’ relationship with advertisers…
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Google wants to change rules for ads in Australia

Barney Pierce published a blog and expresses Google’s wish to change rules for ads in Australia. Pierce is Director, Google Marketing Platform, Google Australia. In a blog post published today, but dated Mar 27, 2021, he brought a regulatory approach for the official…