37 US States sue Google over extravagant Play Store commission

In a significant development 37 U.S. state and district attorneys general have sued Alphabet Inc’s Google alleging that the search engine giant’s search and advertising policies violates antitrust law. The lawsuit, one of a series that has been filed against Google in the United States, comes in the wakes of complaints from app developers regarding…

Trump sues Twitter, Facebook, Google and their CEO citing violation of free speech guaranteed by First Amendment

In a significant development, former U.S. President Donald Trump has filed several lawsuits against Alphabet Inc’s Google, Twitter Inc, and Facebook Inc, alleging that the tech giant have unlawfully silenced conservative points of view. Trump has also filed lawsuits against the CEOs of these three social giants. Trump’s lawsuits, filed in the U.S. District Court…

Canada will introduce digital service tax on tech giants from 2022

In a statement Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng said, Toronto has reiterated to Washington that it plans on going ahead with a digital services tax; the potential move is likely to impact U.S. tech giants including Facebook and Alphabet Inc’s Google. Ng made the remarks in bilateral talks with U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai, who has…

Nissan-backed WeRide receives permit to test passenger vehicles on public roads in California

In a statement California’s Department of Motor Vehicles said autonomous driving startup WeRide has received a permit to test two passenger vehicles on California’s public roads without a safety driver. Nissan and Mitsubishi,backed WeRide, is also testing its driverless vehicle in China’s southern city of Guangzhou. Technology and automakers are investing billions of dollars in…

South Korea’s Kakao Mobility secures $50.1M strategic investment from Google Inc

In a statement on Thursday, Kakao Corp, the parent of South Korea’s Kakao Mobility said, it has secured a strategic investment of $50.1 million (56.5 billion won) from Google. Kakao T, Kakao Mobility’s app, has registered user base of 28 million consumers, and offers South Korea’s most popular taxi-hailing service as well as other transportation…

Google Inc contributes $25M to European Media and Information Fund to fight fake news

In a statement on Wednesday, Alphabet Inc’s Google said it will contribute $25 million towards fighting fake news and will contribute the fund in the newly set up European Media and Information Fund. The development comes midst criticism that tech giants are not doing enough to fight online mis-sinformation. Last week, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation…