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Google introduces search app and browser options for Android users in Europe

In July 2018, the European Union found Google guilty of violating antitrust regulations, and subsequently imposed a fine of $5 Billion. The EU held that Google "imposed illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general internet search." After the ruling, Google announced changes to how it...

Google fined €1.5 billion by EU for restricting ad competitors

While Google has seen little regulation in countries like the United States, the European Commission has launched a number of antitrust investigations against the Mountain View tech giant. Investigations seem to be increasing over the years with some resulting in major fines and changes to the software in those countries. The latest fine comes in...

[Update 2: Work has reportedly ended] Google plans to relaunch Search in China with censored results

Google and China haven't always been on the best of terms. China is very protective of the information they let into their country and will do whatever they can to block what they don't want in. On the other hand, Google feels that information should be free and that everyone should have access to as...

Google Lens launches for Google Image search on mobile

The technology behind Google Lens is quite fascinating and it's possible thanks to the machine learning algorithms that Google has been working on these last few years. When it was first showed off at Google I/O, the idea was for people to use it as a window shopping style feature. You see something in the...

Google app suite may cost up to $40 per phone after new EU deal

Many would say that the European Union has been picking on Google quite a lot lately. The company has been fined multiple times over the last few years with the latest breaking records when it was issued a $5 billion fine for antitrust violations. With Google having such a dominant market share across the union,...

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...

Google Search integrates Google Feed and Google Lens, Instagram-like Stories, and Activity Cards

Google Search is the company's flagship product. It was the service that really put Google on the map. While their portfolio of services has grown immensely, Search is still the thing they are most known for. Today, the company announced a bunch of new features and updates to Search on several platforms. Let's dive in. The first...

Google Chrome preps feature to suggest Google Drive documents in address bar

Google Chrome's ominbar is one of the features that originally made the browser stand out from the crowd. It's not just a place to type lengthy URLs into the address bar. The omnibar is your gateway to all things on the Internet. According to a new commit in the Chromium Gerrit, the omnibar could be getting more...

Google Chrome’s new tab page will soon let you customize shortcuts

Most of our users are probably using Google Chrome to read this article. I'm also sure that at least some of you have wanted to change the website shortcuts below the Google search bar on the new tab page. Well, as is turns out, Google will soon give us an ability to do just that....

Google fined $5 billion by the EU for antitrust violations

In the ongoing feud between Google and the EU, the EU has fined Google $5 billion for antitrust violations. This marks the second time the company has come under fire from the EU in recent months. We knew it was coming because of an earlier report, but the fine has now been confirmed. The EU...

EU may block Google from making Google Search and Google Chrome default apps on Android

Manufacturers who sell devices with Google Play Services installed have to adhere to a strict set of rules. OEMs who fail to abide by these rules will have their Android devices stripped of certification to access the Google Play Store. These rules include what applications must be preinstalled, and Google Chrome and Google Search are...

Slices & App Actions are Android P APIs that bring your app’s content to Google Assistant

For independent app developers, the work that comes after the actual app development can often be the hardest part of the job. How do you get people to learn about your app? And once you start gaining a few users, how do you retain them? Engaging users, so they keep returning to your app (and...