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Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping

 Google is being taken to court, accused of collecting the personal data of millions of users, in the first mass legal action of its kind in the UK.

Draft law requires Facebook, Google to set up data centers in Vietnam

A draft law on cyber security requires foreign companies providing internet and telecommunication services in Vietnam to have operation licenses, a representative agency and an open data center in the country .


Digital content firms want Google, Facebook to set up legal entities in VN

Vietnamese digital firms have urged the government to take necessary measures to force cross-border service providers to set up legal entities in Vietnam and fulfill tax obligations.

Google offers bug bounty to clean up mobile apps

 Google is offering security experts a bounty to identify Android app flaws as the Alphabet Inc unit seeks to wipe out bugs from its Google Play store.

Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

 Alphabet Inc’s Google on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business 

Facebook, Google, Twitter asked to testify on Russian meddling

 Executives from Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter have been asked to testify to the U.S. Congress in coming weeks as lawmakers probe Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, 

Amazon says Google has pulled YouTube from Echo Show device in tech face-off

 In a rare public feud between large technology companies, Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday its Echo Show devices could no longer play videos from YouTube 

Google redesigns mobile search app with personalized 'feed'

Google on Wednesday announced an overhaul of its search app on mobile phones to include a personalized feed of links about hobbies, travel, sports and other topics, a move that puts the search company ...

With Alphabet, Google faces a daunting challenge: organizing itself

Google’s self-professed mission is to organize the world’s information. But a company known for engineering excellence is still trying to solve the very human problem of how to organize itself.

Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads

 Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it would stop scanning Gmail content for creating personalized ads from later this year, bringing the widely-used email service in line with its enterprise offering, G Suite.

Google tightens measures to remove extremist content on YouTube

Alphabet Inc's Google will implement more measures to identify and remove terrorist or violent extremist content on its video sharing platform YouTube, the company said in a blog post on Sunday.

Exclusive: Google faces hefty EU fine in shopping case by August - sources

 EU antitrust regulators aim to slap a hefty fine on Alphabet unit Google over its shopping service before the summer break in August, two people familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for two other cases ...

Google shifts mobile focus to apps and digital assistant

 Mobile phone apps took center stage at Google’s annual developer conference on Wednesday as the search giant announced new features for its digital assistant and its popular photo app 

Google success in U.S. schools forces Microsoft, Apple to scramble

Microsoft Corp's announcement of a suite of new education products on Tuesday shows the company's determination to reverse a major shift that has taken place in U.S. classrooms in recent years

Google parent Alphabet's profit up 29 percent on strong ad sales

Google parent Alphabet Inc posted a surge in profit and revenue on Thursday as its core advertising business continued to grow at an extraordinary rate and problems such as an advertiser boycott of YouTube had little impact.

Verizon, AT&T suspend ads from Google over offensive videos

 U.S. wireless carriers Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc said on Wednesday they have suspended digital advertising on Google's YouTube and other advertising platforms not related to search over concerns

Apple, Google, Facebook skip legal challenge to new travel ban

 Apple Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and Facebook Inc are among more than 60 technology companies that appear to have backed away from the legal fight against U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban,

Vietnamese shop on Facebook, state cannot collect tax

VietNamNet Bridge - Trade carried out on Facebook has boomed over the last few years, but the State still has no way of collecting tax on the activities.

Online ad market: small firms fight against two US giants

VietNamNet Bridge - The US social network Facebook and the search engine Google receive the biggest pieces of the Vietnamese online ad market, which has been growing rapidly in recent years.

Google takes on Apple, Amazon with new hardware push

 Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday announced a new "Pixel" smartphone and a suite of new consumer electronics products for the home, planting itself firmly in the hardware business and challenging Apple Inc's iPhone