28 November 2014

Why European Parliament Is Picking a Fight With Google (video)

Thursday the European Parliament voted  in favor of breaking up Google (the vote is not binding). The world's largest search engine is accused of squeezing out its competitors. Bloomberg spoke with a legal expert about what's driving this action. (Source: Bloomberg 11/26) 

European parliament votes | Ars Technica: " Although the vote is non-binding, it's a definite setback for the company...."

India Today

International Business|In Symbolic Vote, EU Parliament Passes Measure to Break Up Google
New York Times
A breakup of Google in Europe will almost certainly not happen, legal .... Google in Europe are major American technology companies like Microsoft ...
European Parliament Votes To Break Up Google - Forbes
European Parliament Approves Google Breakup Resolution - Wall Street Journal
European Parliament Backs Investigation To Split Google Search From Its Other Businesses - TechCrunch

Wall Street Journal

EU Says Google Should Extend 'Right to Be Forgotten' to '.com' Websites
Wall Street Journal
In a new set of guidelines agreed upon in Brussels on Wednesday, the body representing the European Union's 28 national privacy regulators said search engines should apply the bloc's new right to be forgotten to all of their websites—in particular .com ...

New York Times

Sunset Overdrive, This War of Mine, Super Smash Bros. and Civilization
New York Times
Hovering above the destruction in Sunset Overdrive, set in a city of murderous creatures....


Sony settles with FTC on allegedly misleading PlayStation tweets
Los Angeles Times
Sony's PlayStation Vita may not have been so game-changing after all. Sony settled with the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday over charges that it deceived customers in 2011 about the "game changing" advanced technology on the handheld gaming ...


Get 100 free MP3 albums from Microsoft
"We'll see your one free album, Google, and raise you a hundred!" The catch? Windows 8 and Windows Phone users only...


Twitter starts peeking at the other apps on your phone
Twitter, hungry for new data to fuel its targeted advertising, will start looking at what other apps its ...

San Jose Mercury News

Tablet shopping: iPad, Android or Windows?
San Jose Mercury News
NEW YORK -- Time for a tablet? People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has. Although it's possible for Android owners to have Apple's ...


Amazon Black Friday deals on Kindle and Fire devices start Thursday
Amazon is offering some impressive deals on its in-house Kindle readers, Fire tablets and Fire phones during the Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend....


Lenovo Pranks Shoppers for Yoga 3 Ad
PC Magazine
The laptop maker on Tuesday released a Yoga 3 promotional video featuring unsuspecting mallgoers and a broken Apple laptop. The prank featured members of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater comedy troupe, who tricked passersby at the Plymouth ...


Assassin's Creed Unity Season Pass 'discontinued', free game offered
In a drastic move following the marred launch of Assassin's Creed Unity, Ubisoft has "discontinued" the game's Season Pass and announced free offerings as compensation to owners of the game. Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallet detailed the move in a ...


Identity Wars: Why Apple Pay Is About More Than Payments
Editor's Note: Patrick Salyer is the chief executive officer of Gigya, a customer identity management company. There's been no shortage of attention ...

Microsoft reportedly planning Windows 10 event for January
Microsoft will hold an event this January to show off the new features of Windows 10, according to The Verge. Although January is traditionally ...

Hackers force message on websites via US firm - San Francisco Chronicle: "...The executive says hackers rerouted Internet traffic from its website to a computer server that generated a message to visitors that their site had been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army. Published reports noted the message appeared on websites for several UK newspapers, CNBC and the National Hockey League. Gigya says no user or company data was compromised in the hack. The Syrian group aligns itself with Syrian President Bashar Assad..."

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