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Google Attacks EU Antitrust Case, Says It ‘Doesn’t Fit the Reality’

Google poured scorn on European Union allegations it skewed shopping search results to favor its own services and said regulators have failed to see that the search-engine giant is competing head on with e-commerce giants and eBay. Google said Thursday that the EU’s allegations lack evidence and would ultimately harm users in favor “of a small number of websites,” ... Read More »

Samsung Brings in Founders of Apple’s Siri With Viv Labs Acquisition

Samsung is acquiring Viv Labs, a US-based artificial-intelligence software company, seeking to bolster its expertise as smartphones become virtual assistants for complex tasks. The deal is a coup for Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung; the developers behind Viv also founded Siri, which was sold to Apple. and became the voice-based digital assistant on iPhones and other gadgets. Viv has been working ... Read More »

Apple Loses Patent Retrial to VirnetX, Owes $302.4 Million

A federal jury in Texas on Friday night ordered Apple Inc to pay more than $302 million (roughly Rs. 2,008 crores) in damages for using VirnetX Holding Corp’s patented internet security technology without permission in features including its FaceTime video conferencing application. The verdict came in a new trial in Tyler, Texas that had been ordered by the judge in ... Read More »

Google Cloud Division Announced; Google Apps for Work Rebranded to G Suite

Google repackaged its cloud services and corporate software and hardware offerings into a new unit called Google Cloud on Thursday, the Internet search provider’s latest attempt to catch leaders in the sector Inc. and Microsoft Corp. The new group, run by Google executive Diane Greene, includes web-based work software such as Docs and Sheets, machine-learning and digital-mapping tools that ... Read More »

Facebook, Twitter Join Coalition to Improve Online News

Facebook, Twitter and news organizations including Agence France-Presse have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks. First Draft News, which is backed by Google, announced Tuesday that some 20 news organizations will be part of its partner network to share information on best practices for journalism ... Read More »

Facebook Says It Wants to Help Businesses Expand Internationally

Facebook is trying to help small businesses become global businesses with some new tweaks to its advertising platforms. On Thursday, the company announced that it’s offering businesses with Facebook pages the chance to easily reach international audiences on the social network and will offer suggestions about which country to take their business to next. “More than 1 billion people on ... Read More »

Hacking Group Claims to Offer Cyber-Weapons in Online Auction

Hackers going by the name Shadow Brokers said on Monday they will auction stolen surveillance tools they say were used by a cyber group linked to the US National Security Agency. To arouse interest in the auction, the hackers released samples of programs they said could break into popular firewall software made by companies including Cisco Systems Inc, Juniper Networks ... Read More »