Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021

Major social platforms have been cracking down on the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories in the leadup to the presidential election, and expanded their efforts in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But Apple and Google, among others, have left open a major loophole for this...

Friday, Dec. 18, 2020

As a wave of antitrust actions surges against Google and Facebook, states in two lawsuits are stretching beyond the cases made by federal competition enforcers to level bold new claims. The states are taking new legal approaches as they join the widening siege against the two once seemingly...

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020

Dozens of states filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Google on Thursday, alleging that the search giant has an illegal monopoly over the online search market that hurts consumers and advertisers.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Washington, D.C. by attorneys general of 35 states...

Monday, Nov. 30, 2020

The Obama-Biden administration was a charmed era for America's tech companies — a moment when they were lionized as innovators, hailed as job creators and largely left alone.

Now Joe Biden is coming back, this time as president. But times have changed. The halcyon days of an adoring...

Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

When asked about Google, Bryan Clayton voices a familiar lament among small business owners.

"You keep getting squeezed further and further down the search results page," says Clayton, CEO of GreenPal, a company that operates an app to help homeowners find lawn care. "As a startup, you...

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

With next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms — and were warned of coming restrictions from Congress.

Lawmakers of...

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

As the head of product inclusion at Google, Annie Jean-Baptiste works to help ensure that the company's products -- from photos to search to everything else -- are built with everyone in mind, including women, underrepresented minorities, and people of different ages, abilities, geographic...

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

In Google's infancy, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin reviled Microsoft as a technological bully that ruthlessly abused its dominance of the personal computer software market to choke off competition that could spawn better products.

Their disdain for Microsoft spurred Google to...

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers.

The lawsuit marks the government's most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking...

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

The Justice Department is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Google has been abusing its online dominance in online search to stifle competition and harm consumers, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

The lawsuit marks the government's most...

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