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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Google has just lost its biggest regulatory battle! Google has been hit with a record-breaking $2.7 billion (2.42 billion) fine by the European antitrust officials for unfairly manipulating search results since 2008. After a lengthy seven-year invest
 The European Commission has fined Google 2.42 billion for antitrust violations pertaining to itsGoogle’s Shopping search comparison service — in what is widely considered the most significant antitrust ruling in Europe s
Bad news for Google.  SEE ALSO: New York Times is using Google’s AI to expand online comments The European Commission has fined the tech giant a record €2.42 billion ($2.72 billion; £2.13 billion) for "abusing do
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Already the biggest sport on Earth with an estimated 4 billion fans worldwide, soccer has seen its profile rise dramatically in the U.S. in recent years. The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Final drew a record 26.7 million viewers (and generated $40 mill
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 How the mighty are fallen. Travis Kalanick is out, and Uber has become something of a headless horseman, with no current CEO, COO, CFO, CMO, VP of Engineering, or general counsel. Its alleged valuation has fallen by $18 billion and counting
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An AI-first strategy will only work if it puts the user first.The big news from Google's I/O conference was Google's "AI-first" strategy. This isn't entirely new: Sundar Pichai has been talking about AI first since last year. But what exactly does AI
Russia has threatened a ban against Telegram end-to-end encrypted messaging app, after Pavel Durov, its founder, refused to sign up to the country's new data protection laws. Russia's FSB intelligence service said on Monday that the terrorists who ki
A cyber attack has hit the email system of UK Houses of Parliament on Friday morning that breached at least 90 emails accounts protected by weak passwords belonging to MPs, lawmakers, and other parliamentary staff. Meanwhile, as a precaution, the Sec
 ChargePoint announced that it will become the exclusive operator of all of GE‘s electric charging stations, which means nearly 10,000 places to plug in will be transferred to the new company’s management. That total adds
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T411, France's most-visited torrent site, has been shut down by police in France and Sweden. With millions of users, the platform was a true giant and a top 50 site in the country, period. Two Ukrainians have been arrested and servers have been seize
The German designer Willy Fleckhaus gets so much attention from editorial designers that its easy to overlook the fact we have very little record of his work. The revolutionary in content and design magazine Twen was his masterpiece, regularly featur
 Sumo Logic, the cloud-based log analysis platform, announced a $75 million round today, as the seven year old company could be entering the home stretch before an IPO. While CEO Ramin Sayar was not ready or willing to commit to an IPO timel
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One of the worst security habits is keeping bad passwords. This can mean using short and simple passwords, or re-using them across multiple sites. But there’s another danger: not changing the default password on your equipment. Common compu
Reading Papers, AR Kit, Demoing to Sell, and Secure Go How to Read a Scientific Paper: A Guide for Non-Scientists -- excellent advice. 1. Read the introduction (not the abstract). 2. Identify the BIG QUESTION. 3. Summarize the background in five sent
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Consumer watchdogs latest report shows the government still has much work to do.We’ve had some more bad news this morning on how the UK is struggling in the fight for speedier surfing and streaming, with a new report from Which showing tha
This brilliant display of lights looks like it came from the North Pole, but it was actually shot in Malaysia. Last Thursday, a group of photographers were out on a trek to capture shots of the Milky Way, when they were surprised by these light pilla
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Author predicts filtering and other restrictions on the open Internet will push more users toward secret encrypted platforms Despite stepped-up efforts by federal and local law enforcement agencies, the Dark Web and the contraband markets that thrive
 Security firm Trend Micro is the latest corporate to jump into the startup investment world after itunveiled a $100 million corporate fund today. It is predominantly looking at opportunities in the internet-of-things (IoT) space, but the ex
One of Snapchat’s latest features,Snap Map, is being marketed as a great way to keep up with what your friends are up to, making it easy for you to join in on fun. It can, however, also be a bit of a privacy nightmare as it reveals your loc
International remittance services are seeing increased activity. German payments company Wirecard has partnered withWeizmannForex toenter the internationalmoney transferbusiness. WeizmannForex isone ofWestern Union’sprincipal agents in Indi
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 Your.MD, an AI-driven health information service delivered via a bot, has raised $10 million in new funding. Read More
Remember when we used to underline our favorite passages in books? Kindle humanized the e-reader by giving us the feature to highlight memorable sentences with a swipe of the finger. These annotations, highlights, and notes can all be found on the Am
On March 30th, 2017, a fire started under an overpass along the I-85, one of the major routes through Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The fire resulted in a section of the overpass collapsing and major repairs being needed to other sections of the roadway. Go
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