Judge dismisses Genius lawsuit against Google over 'stolen' lyrics
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Judge dismisses Genius lawsuit against Google over ‘stolen’ lyrics

Last year, Genius made headlines when it used a “watermark” made up of alternating styles of apostrophes that spelled out “red handed” in Morse code to highlight what it said was Google scraping its annotated lyrics. While the move was clever, it has… Continue Reading…

Google, Nokia, Qualcomm are investors in $230M Series A2 for Finnish phone maker, HMD Global
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Google, Nokia, Qualcomm are investors in $230M Series A2 for Finnish phone maker, HMD Global

Mobile device maker HMD Global has announced a $230M Series A2 — its first tranche of external funding since a $100M round back in 2018 when it tipped over into a unicorn valuation. Since late 2016 the startup has exclusively licensed Nokia’s brand for mobile devices, going on to ship …

Google, Nokia, Qualcomm are investors in $230M Series A2 for Finnish phone maker, HMD Global
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Google, Nokia, Qualcomm are investors in $230M Series A2 for Finnish phone maker, HMD Global

Mobile device maker HMD Global has announced a $230M Series A2 — its first tranche of external funding since a $100M round back in 2018 when it tipped over into a unicorn valuation. Since late 2016 the startup has exclusively licensed Nokia’s brand for mobile devices, going on to ship …

Russia's antitrust watchdog finds Apple abused App Store 'dominance'
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Russia’s antitrust watchdog finds Apple abused App Store ‘dominance’

Potential action from US lawmakers may not be what forces Apple to change how it does business. Following a year-long investigation into the company, Reuters reports Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has found the iPhone-maker abused its do… Continue Reading…

New York State targets big tech with tougher antitrust bill
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New York State targets big tech with tougher antitrust bill

New York state may consider a bill that would tighten antitrust rules so that the state can better prosecute Big Tech. The Twenty-First Century Anti-Trust Act would broaden the scope of what’s considered antitrust behavior, increase penalties and all… Continue Reading…

Parental control app Boomerang repeatedly blocked from Play Store, losing business
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Parental control app Boomerang repeatedly blocked from Play Store, losing business

Apple isn’t the only one accused of kicking out competitive solutions from its App Store. Google did the same — for over a month at least — or so alleges parental control app maker Boomerang. The company’s product competes with Google’s own Family Link solution for controlling screen time and …

Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns
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Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns

In a set-back for Google’s plan to acquire health wearable company Fitbit, the European Commission has announced it’s opening an investigation to dig into a range of competition concerns being attached to the proposal from multiple quarters. This means the deal is on ice for a period of time that …

Parental control app Boomerang repeatedly blocked from Play Store, losing business
android apps

Parental control app Boomerang repeatedly blocked from Play Store, losing business

Apple isn’t the only one accused of kicking out competitive solutions from its App Store. Google did the same — for over a month at least — or so alleges parental control app maker Boomerang. The company’s product competes with Google’s own Family Link solution for controlling screen time and …

Parental control app Boomerang repeatedly blocked from Play Store, losing business
android apps

Parental control app Boomerang repeatedly blocked from Play Store, losing business

Apple isn’t the only one accused of kicking out competitive solutions from its App Store. Google did the same — for over a month at least — or so alleges parental control app maker Boomerang. The company’s product competes with Google’s own Family Link solution for controlling screen time and …

Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns
ambient intelligence

Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns

In a set-back for Google’s plan to acquire health wearable company Fitbit, the European Commission has announced it’s opening an investigation to dig into a range of competition concerns being attached to the proposal from multiple quarters. This means the deal is on ice for a period of time that …