Search Results for: anti-competitive

July 7

Pixel 6 wishlist: Things we really hope to see on the upcoming Google phone [Video]

The hype is beginning to build ahead of the launch of 2021’s flagship Made by Google devices. While the Pixel 5 was a great stepping stone, we’re hoping for a true return to form, and it has seen us dream up a relatively short Pixel 6 wishlist of features and extras.

July 22

OnePlus Nord vs. OnePlus Nord 2: Worth the upgrade? [Video]

The OnePlus Nord continues to be a fairly solid affordable Android device, but with an updated and upgraded model on the scene, you might see the latest OnePlus device and have cast an envious glance over at the latest release. But is there enough of a difference to warrant switching from the OnePlus Nord to […]

April 26

Roku may lose YouTube TV as negotiations with Google break down [Update: Google statement]

YouTube TV is an excellent, though not cheap, option for cutting cable and instead streaming live TV, but it seems Roku users may soon lose access to the app as a negotiations battle goes on.

August 3, 2011

Google: Apple attempting to “strangle” Android rather than build new features, devices

Google Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond has written an open letter in regards to Apple and others (namely Microsoft) going after smartphone patents. Drummond notes that it is fishy that Apple and Microsoft “have always been at each other’s throats” and “when they get into bed together you have to start wondering what’s […]

November 9, 2011

Barnes & Noble asking Uncle Sam to probe Microsoft on Android patent protection

Microsoft’s relentless strategy calling for royalties upon Android device vendors over an alleged patent infringement is earning them millions of dollars, but also a few enemies along the way, from Google’s Eric Schmidt to Barnes & Noble (and quite possibly Amazon, set to launch its Kindle Fire tablet November 15). Bloomberg reports that Barnes & Noble is launching […]

March 1, 2013

JetBlue designs Google Glass concepts for #ifihadglass contest (Photos)

Google announced a “If I Had Glass” contest last week for pre-orders of the Explorer Edition of Glass, and JetBlue has apparently designed five concepts and entered the competition on Google+.

The airliner showcased its imagination on Wednesday, and one of its more notable depictions featured Glass displaying navigation directions for those trying to find the baggage claim area. Other mockups envisioned Glass pointing travelers to open outlets at the boarding gate, calculating taxi fares for destinations, etc.

Check ’em all out:

JetBlue also told Google (via the #ifihadglass hashtag) that it would “continue to help the world view air travel through a whole new lens” if it had Google Glass.

Google’s Glass contest closed Feb. 27.

[tweet https://twitter.com/projectglass/status/307185911312052227]

September 19, 2012

Anti-Google FairSearch organization adds new members Oracle, Nokia, & Allegro Group

Images courtesy of FairSearch FairSearch, the Microsoft-backed group consisting of Google competitors that claim “Google is abusing its search monopoly”, today announced new members to the coalition seeking to end what they call Google’s anti-competitive practices. The new members include: Allegro Group, Nokia, and Oracle, a company that has been in and out of court with […]

June 14, 2013

Google being investigated by EU over allegations made by Nokia, Microsoft

According to a new report out of the Financial Times, Google is being investigated by European officials due to allegations that it has anti-competitive deals set up with select smartphone manufacturers. This isn’t the first time Google has run into trouble with the EU, as the company has been investigated for antitrust issues in the […]

December 14, 2013

Canada’s Competition Bureau targets Google with formal inquiry

Oh Canada as the country’s Competition Bureau is targeting Google with a formal inquiry. Our neighbors to the north are eyeballing el Goog over concern the company is abusing its position as the worlds most dominant search engine.

February 12, 2014

Google Mobile Services restrictions for OEMs once again coming under scrutiny

The Wall Street Journal has published a new report in which it claims that there are some major “strings attached” for manufacturers when it comes to using Android. According to documents obtained by the publication, Google has imposed strict regulations on companies that wish to have access to YouTube or the Play Store on their […]

September 25, 2014

Dear Rupert: Google responds to News Corp’s open letter to EU

In response to a recent open letter from News Corp to the European Commission accusing Google of exploiting its “dominant market position to stifle competition,” Google today issued an official response in a blog post published on its European Policy blog. While noting its efforts to help publishers through various online initiatives, Google also addressed News […]

March 20, 2019

Google slapped with $1.69 billion fine by EU in AdSense antitrust case

Google has been fined $1.69 billion after EU regulators claimed that the tech company abused its own search system to essentially force third-party sites to use the AdSense network over other rival online ad serving companies.

March 8, 2019

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren proposes breaking up Google, including Search, ads, & Waze

The criticism of Big Tech has been a long-time coming, and today it emerged as a likely talking and policy point during the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren and current Senator has just proposed to break up Google, alongside Amazon and Facebook.

June 4, 2020

A week with the Nubia RedMagic 5G: Gaming power without the price-tag [Video]

The age of the “flagship killer” may be beginning to fade as OnePlus has essentially abandoned its “budget” pricing. Enter the Nubia RedMagic 5G, an unapologetic gaming phone that really packs a punch for just $579.

December 4, 2018

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October 16, 2018

Google details Android changes after Europe ruling: license fees, app bundling, forked phones

Back in July, the European Commission fined Google $5 billion over alleged antitrust practices with the Android operating system. The company this week detailed how it’s complying with the ruling while Google appeals the decision to a higher court.

October 9, 2018

Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL first impressions: Initially delightful in the way Pixel 2 wasn’t

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have finally arrived, and there’s not much to be surprised about in terms of specs on paper. All the leaks were spot-on. There’s no Pixel Ultra. So while we would — in a normal year — be barely processing where these phones sit in the market, analyzing how they […]

October 30, 2019

[Update: Flags] Google is developing a ‘heavy ad’ blocker for Chrome [Gallery]

While ads essentially fund the internet as we know it today, sometimes they can create some of the worst experiences that the web has to offer. Google is working on a way for Chrome to automatically block some “heavy ads” on the web, that tend to slow down our browsers.

July 8, 2019

Waymo has been testing Wi-Fi in self-driving cars as latest rider perk

Alphabet’s Waymo has been running its One program in Phoenix for the past several months, with several perks for riders along the way. Today, it’s been revealed that Waymo has been testing out Wi-Fi for riders within its self-driving vehicles.

May 31, 2019

U.S. Justice Department planning Google antitrust investigation over Search, more

The Department of Justice is planning to investigate Google over antitrust concerns, according to the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg late on Friday evening. For the tech giant, this comes after several notable inquiries by the European Commission in recent years.

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