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Google to charge smartphone makers for Google Play in Europe

16 Oct 2018

BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday revamped how it distributes its mobile apps in the European Union, introducing a licensing fee for device makers to access its app marketplace in a response to regulators' findings that it had broken antitrust law.

Facebook now says data breach affected 29 million users, details impact

13 Oct 2018

Cyber attackers stole data from 29 million Facebook accounts using an automated program that moved from one friend to the next, Facebook Inc announced on Friday, as the social media company said its largest-ever data theft hit fewer than the 50 million profiles it initially reported. | Video

Google unveils new Pixel phone, adds tablet in Apple challenge

09 Oct 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday unveiled the third edition of its Pixel smartphone, a Google Home smart speaker with a display and its first tablet computer as it makes a come-from-behind push into hardware.

Alphabet to shut Google+ social site after user data exposed

09 Oct 2018

(This version of the October 8 story corrects to "consulting and accounting firm" from "legal firm" in paragraph 8) | Video

Google goes global with 10 events for new Pixel phones

09 Oct 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 9 Alphabet Inc's Google will unveil the third edition of its Pixel smartphone at 10 media events across the world on Tuesday, a hint that it is prepared to expand geographic distribution of a device it hopes someday is as popular as Apple Inc's iPhone.

Google drops out of bidding for $10 billion Pentagon data deal

09 Oct 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday it was no longer vying for a $10 billion (£7.6 billion) cloud computing contract with the U.S. Defence Department, in part because the company's new ethical guidelines do not align with the project, without elaborating.

Facebook debuts smart speaker for Messenger video calls

08 Oct 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc on Monday released a smart speaker designed to ease video calls, but the company's history of privacy mishaps and the device's price and limited functionality could slow it from taking on market leaders Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google. | Video

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