States Sue Google Over App Store Practices

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Google ’s app store, Google Play , is the target of an antitrust lawsuit filed by dozens of states, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. Google’s rules make apps use a Google payment system. ANTITRUST Antitrust Big Tech Google google play Lawsuits legal News What's Ho

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Google Requires Vaccines In Delayed Office Return

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Google is postponing employees’ return to physical offices until October 18, and when people do come back to their desks, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said in a message to employees on Wednesday (July 28).

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EU Demands Travel Price Transparency From Google

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The European Union has given Google an eight-week ultimatum to make its travel-related search more transparent or the Silicon Valley technology giant could face consequences, Reuters reported on Monday (July 26), citing regulators from the EU and European Commission (EC). “EU

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Google Unveils New Chromecast With Google TV

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Google unveiled Chromecast with Google TV at its annual hardware event Wednesday (Sept. In an attempt to win customers who embrace Amazon 's Fire TV products and Roku , Google debuted the Chromecast with Google TV, which plugs into the back of a TV and comes with a remote.

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Google Cloud Retail Search Aims To Solve $300B Abandonment Problem

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The quality of search on these retailers’ websites has a lot of scope for improvement,” Srikanth Belwadi , group product manager at Google Cloud, told PYMNTS. According to the Killed By Google tracker, a total of 232 apps, services and hardware have been terminated by the online giant.

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Google Maps Integrates Parking, Transit Payments

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Google Maps is integrating with Google Pay to give users the ability to cover parking, highway tolls, public transportation and more, according to a Google blog post on Wednesday (Feb. Google Pay for parking has launched for Android operating systems in more than 400 U.S.

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Free Ads Coming To Google Search

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Google’s bold move earlier this year to eliminate the cost for merchants to sell on its Google Shopping platform appears to be working. ” Now, the global online technology company will bring free listings to its main Google Search results page in the U.S.

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Indian Antitrust Regulator Targets Google Over Google Pay Concerns

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India’s competition watchdog is taking aim at Google for allegedly abusing its market power to push its payments app in one of the world’s fastest-growing markets. 9) that it is launching an antitrust case against Google. Google pushed back against the allegations.

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Google Pay adds cross-border payments

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2 Reasons Cashless May Be a Bit Overblown

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If you look up "cashless" on Google, you will inevitably find articles that argue the future is cashless and cash is old news. But…that isn't entirely true

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Google App Lets Creditors Lock Financed Phones

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With a new Google Play app called Device Lock Controller, creditors for installment phone plans have gained the ability to restrict access to one's phone if they don't make a payment on time, according to a report from XDA.

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EU Court Schedules Decision On Google’s Challenge To $2.8B Fine

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Europe’s General Court in Luxembourg has set November 10 as the date it will rule on Google ’s challenge to the €2.4 In the past 10 years, Google has already been fined a total of €8.25 France launched a similar investigation that hit Google with a $268 million fine.

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Store Closed: Google Shopping App Is Out Of Business

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Google will be shutting down the Shopping application, due to redundancy with what users can already do with the Shopping tab online, a report from 9to5Google says. Google reportedly said it was ending support for the Shopping app on Android and iOS, and the clients will work through June.

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Today In Payments Around The World: Reliance Jio, Google Team To Provide Low-Cost Smartphones; EU Sets Date For Decision On Google’s Challenge To $2.8B Fine

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Google, Reliance Jio Eye 450M Users For Low-Cost Smartphones In India. Reliance Jio and Google are reportedly collaborating to provide the 450 million people living in India who still use landlines or 2G handsets with an Android smartphone.

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ADT, Google Developing New Home Security Products, Services

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The home security company ADT is banking on a partnership with Google’s smart-home services to help boost its revenue. Google announced last summer that it had entered into a long-term partnership with ADT to create what the two companies called the next generation of smart-home security.

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Google’s Super App Wakeup Call

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It would be months before PayPal would announce its acquisition of the savings app Honey, and before Google would announce its Smart DDA concept with two financial institutions (FIs), adding more super app ammo to its offerings. Google Pay Goes Super. Google Pay’s Super App Path.

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Google versus Government

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… The post Google versus Government appeared first on Chris Skinner's blog. I’ve been noticing that there are more and more issues arising with the big internet giants. Unlike in China, where the companies are working with governments, the big Western giants work outside government control. That creates issues, particularly in Europe where government does not like to be out of control. Case Studies Future Grid

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Today In Retail: Express Launches Social Commerce Program; Google Takes On $300B Search Abandonment Issue

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In today’s top retail news, Express is on the fast track to boosting social sales with its new Community Commerce program, while Google takes aim at retail’s $300 billion search abandonment problem with a new Retail Search product. Retail Commerce Express Google News payments Today in Retail

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Google Will Stop Tracking User Browsing For Ad Sales

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Privacy concerns have prompted Google to stop tracking users’ website browsing habits to sell digital advertising, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday (March 3). Numerous businesses across most sectors use Google’s tracking data to target advertising.

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Google Rolls Out Google Pay, Integrated Payments In India

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Google for India recently launched new features and updates to several products, including enhancements to Google Assistant, Pay, Lens and Search, Android Central reported on Thursday (Sept. India is an important market for Google, with Android users making up of 98 percent of smartphone users. Google said it handles 918 million transactions a month in India. NFC card payments are being added to Google Pay.

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Google, HCA Developing Healthcare Algorithm Using Patient Records

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Alphabet’s Google and the national hospital chain HCA Healthcare are teaming up to create healthcare algorithms using patients’ medical records. . will give Google consent to tap data when needed, but the search giant can also develop analytic tools without patient records.

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Google Opens Its Doors To WooCommerce Merchants

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WooCommerce merchants can begin integrating their product inventory across Google for free, Google announced Wednesday (June 9). Google first announced the integration in late May, part of a larger retail program that also involves merchants on GoDaddy and Square.

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Google Cloud Debuts Finance-Focused Datashare Platform

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Google Cloud rolled out Datashare for financial services, created to help market data publishers, such as exchanges, and data consumers, such as hedge funds and investment banks, exchange market data. Google Google cloud News Technology What's Hot

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Google Chrome To Remind Consumers Of Open Shopping Carts

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Among updates Google is planning to add will be a new Chrome feature that allows users to keep track of the shopping carts they leave behind on various sites, 9to5Google reported Tuesday (May 18). Fitbit and Samsung will operate Google’s smartwatch operating system.

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Citi Partners With Mastercard For Google Pay Plex Accounts

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Citi and Mastercard are teaming up as network partners for the digital checking and savings account Citi Plex on Google Pay, available for both Android and iOS. . Google Pay store has a waitlist for people interested in opening a Plex account. .

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Google Taking Steps Against Financial Fraud In UK

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Google has announced new measures to protect users and advertisers against fraud and scammers in the U.K. Google said it will update its policy on Aug. Google has responded that it works to take down scams as they appear.

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Google Backs FedNow Payments System

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Google sent a letter to the Federal Reserve , asking the U.S. Mark Isakowitz, Google’s head of U.S. Monthly users of Google Pay hit 67 million in September, an increase of 45 million over September 2018.

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Rising Ad Spend On YouTube, Search, Shopping Drive Record Q2 Results At Google

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It may have taken 16 years, but YouTube is finally growing up, at least in terms of being a viable growth driver for the world’s largest search engine, Google, and its parent company Alphabet. Earnings advertising Consumer Spending Editors' Picks Google News Q2 YouTube

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Google’s First Retail Shop To Open Thursday

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Google’s first brick-and-mortar store will open Thursday, June 17, at 10 a.m., The store will offer the “full range” of Made by Google hardware and services. Physical retail is hard to do well, PYMNTS reported last month when the shop was first announced, and Google is late to the game.

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Google Approved By EU To Acquire Fitbit

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Even amid a crackdown on tech acquisitions, Google has managed to win European Union approval for its $2.1 However, some smaller rivals have still complained that Google's pledge might not completely stop the company from shutting off access to competitors in the future, Bloomberg reported.

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Google Advances Its Open Commerce Ecosystem For Shoppers And Retailers

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Consumers may not always think about Google when they think about shopping. Still, Google thinks about them and how its underlying technology can support better retail experiences for consumers and merchants alike.

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Google Makes Hotel Search Listings Free

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Google has made it free for hotels and travel companies to appear in hotel booking links, according to a company blog post. Google said its hotel bookings have been popular, with users finding them informative while partners see them as a great way to entice customers.

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Google Tweaks Shopping Tab Features As ‘Discount Code’ Searches Spike 50 Pct

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Search giant Google is introducing new features to its Shopping tab in an attempt to help consumers save money during what will likely be a busy back-to-school shopping event and a more costly holiday shopping season. To be sure, Google is arriving at a party that’s already well underway.

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GoDaddy Teams With Google For Wider Merchant Exposure

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Google on Tuesday (July 13) announced that it is welcoming GoDaddy merchants “to more easily integrate their product inventory across Google at no additional cost.”. eCommerce ecommerce GoDaddy Google News partnerships What's Hot

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Google Assistant Becomes Charitable

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Google has a new solution for those feeling particularly charitable, according to reports. Google Assistant , Google’s proprietary voice-activated AI helper, has added a feature that lets users donate to charities via voice from any smart device using the company’s software. Users can say “Okay Google, make a donation” or “Hey Google, donate to charity” to enable the function. In November, Google Assistant launched support for Siri Shortcuts in an update.

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