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Apple will now ask iOS 15 users if they want to enable personalized ads in first party apps

Apple has just added a prompt that asks iOS 15 users if they want to enable personalized ads in first-party apps. The company, which often boasts of its privacy-first approach and transparency, has kept that option on by default for users on older versions of iOS in a not-so-transparent manner. The prompt is related to a...

India opens antitrust investigation into Google over its smart TV dominance

After reviewing a case filed by two lawyers against Google's anti-competitive practices in the smart TV segment, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has now ordered an investigation into the matter. While Google has denied any wrongdoing, the antitrust watchdog is "convinced that a case is made out for directing an investigation," based on its...

Qualcomm, Microsoft and Google raise concerns about NVIDIA’s acquisition of ARM

Following the launch of the RTX 30 series GPUs last year, NVIDIA announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire UK-based chip designer ARM. With the acquisition, NVIDIA plans to create "the leading computing company for the age of AI," but the deal doesn't seem to be going down well with companies like...

Apple accelerates efforts towards building its own search engine to replace Google

Apple is said to be accelerating efforts towards its own search engine, to be rolled out on its products instead of Google. Reports suggest that Apple is moving quickly to avoid being mired in the upcoming anti-trust action being taken against Google by the US Government. There’s already early evidence of the move in iOS14, launched...

US Justice Department reportedly plans to investigate Google for antitrust violations

Following a $5 billion fine imposed by the European Commission, Google changed how it packaged search applications and browser choices on Android devices sold in the EU. That came only a few years after Google was forced to pay $2.7 billion for manipulating search results to prioritize its own shopping services. The company is also...

Google to charge OEMs in Europe for Android apps to comply with the EU

Google and the EU have been battling it out for a while now. Last time we reported on the situation, Google had been fined $5 billion for antitrust violations. The European Commision claims Google's practice of pre-installing apps like Search and Chrome on Android make it difficult for the competition. The company has always stood...

[Update: Qualcomm wins] Taiwan fines Qualcomm $773 million for Alleged Anti-trust Violations

Qualcomm, known for the Snapdragon line of processors used in nearly all Android flagships, faces yet another fine from a regulatory body. First from China, then South Korea, and now Taiwan, the San Diego-based chip producer can't escape the hole its seemingly dug for itself. The Taiwanese Fair Trade Commission are now fining them roughly...