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Google Maps introduces new bicycle-related features

As per Google, the demand for bicycle navigation on Google Maps has grown rapidly during the COVID-19 outbreak. Requests have grown 69% and Google is now responding with a couple of useful biking-related features and navigation for some major cities. Google has used an AI algorithm, crowdsourced data and data…
bubmag
October 24, 2020
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Google Distances Itself From Streaming Controversy

Don’t Cross the Streamers Google has been trying to crack the gaming market for some time, and the Stadia has been a step in the right direction despite some teething problems. With many companies opening up to the possibilities of cloud-based streaming as a standard for gaming, Google is looking…
bubmag
October 23, 2020
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How to stop Google self-preferencing? Europe may not be the model

After a wide-ranging 16-month investigation, a congressional subcommittee examining dominance in the technology industry last week recommended more than two dozen updates to the U.S. antitrust system, including implementing nondiscrimination rules that would limit “preferential or discriminatory treatment” by dominant platforms. But such rules can be hard to enforce, experts…
bubmag
October 23, 2020
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Google Antitrust Notes

I just read the US antitrust “Complaint” against Google. This is obviously just the first chapter of a very long story, but here are early observations. Don’t get upset that this is going to take years to work through. Figuring out how to unclench Google’s stranglehold on the Internet wouldn’t…
bubmag
October 22, 2020
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Artificial intelligence and the antitrust case against Google

Following the launch of investigations last year, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) together with attorney generals from 11 U.S. states filed a lawsuit against Google on Tuesday alleging that the company maintains monopolies in online search and advertising, and violates laws prohibiting anticompetitive business practices. It’s the first antitrust…
bubmag
October 21, 2020
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Mozilla worried it could be collateral damage in Google anti-trust suit

Mozilla has published its initial reaction to the anti-trust case from the US Department of Justice (DoJ) against Google's alleged illegal search monopoly. To properly interpret the missive, it is crucial to understand that Google has been the long-time primary funder of Firefox development thanks to its search deals with…
bubmag
October 21, 2020