Italian court rejects Google’s €10 million appeal, accepts Apple’s one
The appeals refer to two €10 million fines imposed by the Italian antitrust authority in 2021.
Last week, an Italian administrative court rejected an appeal by Google against a fine from Italy's antitrust authority, according to Reuters. The same court did, however, accept an appeal filed by A... Read more
Google location tracking results in largest-ever privacy settlement
The tech giant has agreed to pay $391.5 million to 40 US states.
This week, Google agreed to settle the largest-ever privacy lawsuit in history, agreeing to pay over 390 million dollars in a suit that was brought by attorneys general (AGs) in 40 US states. Ellen Rosenblum, the AG for the State o... Read more
Google wants to outsource application development to autonomous robots
A software prototype from Google allows robots to autonomously write code. Users write a sentence to describe a task, after which the robot automatically programs the workflow required.
It's the dream of every low-code and no-code platform. Google's software allows users to program workflows wit... Read more
Google ends support for JPEG XL in Chromium
Google will phase out JPEG XL from Chromium. The format has been supported from February 2022 onwards, but Google reportedly sees too little interest in the ecosystem to continue maintaining the standard.
Chromium M110, an upcoming version of the browser backend, will not support the JPEG XL for... Read more
Big tech revenue drops due to decline in advertisements
Tech giants like Google and Meta are losing revenue due to a changing online advertising market.
Google, Meta and smaller tech companies like SnapChat and Spotify have recently presented disappointing quarterly figures. Google recorded revenue growth of 6 percent over the third quarter of 2022,... Read more
Google Play Store is under siege by regulators
Google is under siege. The tech giant confirmed that European and British regulators are investigating the Play Store on suspicion of abuse of power.
The Google Play Store is an indispensable source of income for Android developers. The platform is impossible to ignore for anyone who wants to t... Read more
Google now removes personal data from search results on request
Google has released a tool that allows users to remove personal data from search engine results. It's a significant move for the company, which has traditionally resisted individual control of search results outside of widely damaging or copyright-violating cases.
However, the tool's effectivene... Read more
Google updates Jetpack Compose
Google launched a new stable release of Jetpack Compose, an Android user interface (UI) development tool. The latest features should improve developer productivity and system performance.
Jetpack Compose helps developers build Android UIs with minimal coding. This allows users to develop faster ... Read more
Google plans new Belgian datacenter in La Louvière
Google plans to establish a new datacenter near the Belgian city of La Louvière. The tech giant has recently purchased 36 acres of land.
Belgian media report that Google plans to build its new datacenter in Ecaussines, a municipality in the Belgian province of Hainaut. Ecaussines lies south of ... Read more
Google launches GUAC, open-source tool for software security reviews
Google introduced GUAC, an all-new cybersecurity tool that combines strategic data from different sources to help developers efficiently review and analyze software security.
Google collaborated with Citibank NA, Purdue and Kusari to launch the tool, which helps companies find software vulnerabi... Read more