Amazon, Google, Facebook vie for piece of India’s digital payments market
The companies are part of four consortia preparing to apply for licenses to operate retail payments and settlement systems in the country, people familiar with the matter said. More companies could band together before a March 31 application deadline.
Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news
The legislation was passed on Thursday and will ensure “news media businesses are fairly remunerated for the content they generate,” Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said in a statement.
Why government must make Google, Facebook pay for content
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Australia passes law to make Facebook, Google pay for news
Australia's parliament passed landmark legislation Thursday requiring global digit...
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Google had threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia in response to the legislation, which would create a panel to make pricing decisions on news. On Thursday, Facebook responded by blocking users from accessing and sharing Australian news.
Facebook and Google diverge in response to proposed Australian law
Facebook and Google have fought hard to prevent the Australian law — which is expected to pass this week or next — from forcing their hands. But on Wednesday, the two companies sharply diverged on how to head off that regulatory future.
Australia to amend laws to make Google and Facebook pay
Seven West Media on Monday became the largest Australian news media business to strike a deal with Google to pay for journalism.
Life without Google: Australia is now facing the unthinkable
Searching for 'best beach Sydney' on DuckDuckGo showed an ad for a hotel more than 1,000 km away as the top result. Bing suggested Bondi Beach Post Office. Only Google returned a real beach, Bondi, first up.
Microsoft backs Facebook, Google paying for news worldwide
Microsoft has lobbied for other countries to follow Australia's lead in calling for news outlets to be paid for stories published online, a move opposed by Facebook and Google.
Microsoft offers to step in if rival Google quits Australia
Facebook and Google have both threatened to block key services in Australia if the rules, now before parliament, become law in their current form.
Google hit with third lawsuit as U.S. states sue over search monopoly
The states are asking for their lawsuit to be consolidated with one filed by the Justice Department in October, according to a statement from the Colorado attorney general's office.
Google resolves problem with Gmail after outage
Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it had resolved a problem with Gmail due to which some of its users had faced issues with the mailing platform, just a day after a global outage affected YouTube, Gmail and Google Drive.
Google applications including Hangout, YouTube are down
Preliminary information available shows that a number of services from Google are currently down.
Google, Amazon fined $163 million by French privacy watchdog
The CNIL noted that both companies made changes to their websites in September, yet said efforts were not sufficient to be in line with French rules.