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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…
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Caesar Sengupta decided to leave Google, next month

Caesar Sengupta, who led the Next Billion Users initiative for Google, is leaving the company next month. He also led Google’s payments business in the last 15 years. Sengupta, the Next Billion Users unit’s chief People outside the company know him as the…
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Agreement: Facebook Australia comes back with news

Facebook Australia will restore its news sharing for Aussies, after it reached an agreement with the government. This will happen in the “coming days,” according to the company. Amendments bring back Facebook Australia news According to Josh Frydenberg, the…
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Google, Facebook and Twitter, about misinformation

The CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter should appear in front of the Congress, in a hearing about misinformation and disinformation. Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey should testify. Google, Facebook and Twitter, remote The hearing should be held on…
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World first: Google and Facebook to pay for content

Australia would force Google and Facebook to pay the content producers for their news. This would be a world premiere, that should protect independent journalism. Of course, there were lots of threats that came from the two giants, since the authorities started talking…
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Google Drive - Ready to pay for the storage space?

Users could store their photos, videos or documents on Google Drive, for free, if these do not exceed 15GB. Starting June 1st 2021, Google will ask users to pay if they go over this limit. Otherwise, it will delete their excess data. No fear for what is on Google Drive…