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How Google and Amazon Got So Big Without Being Regulated

How Google and Amazon Got So Big Without Being Regulated

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Once upon a time, in the 1990s and 2000s, the web and the internet were new and everything was going to be different forever. The web formed its own special exception to just about everything humanity had faced before. Personal relationships, private identity, and communication styles were all different “in cyberspace.” Logically, this also suggested the demise of the usual principles of business and economics.What else could one conclude when, in the 2000s, a tiny blog could outdo an established media outlet? When startups seemed to come from nowhere, gain millions of users overnight, and make their founders and employees wealthier than old-school tycoons? The man who described the mood was author John Perry Barlow, who in the 1990s implored those interested in cyberspace to “imagine a
In the race to win business chat, there’s a big boy collisi…

In the race to win business chat, there’s a big boy collisi…

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Google will pay Apple $9 billion this year to remain the default search engine in the iPhone’s Safari browser, according to one Goldman Sachs analyst. That’s a hefty expense for Google, but will Apple end up paying the price when it comes to business messaging? According to Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall, Apple charges Google based on the number of searches iPhone users perform using Safari or Siri. If his $9 billion estimate is correct, it means Google is paying Apple roughly $10 a year for every iPhone user, as Cult of Mac reports. Hall predicts that number may climb as high as $12 billion next year, although other analysts have made lower estimates. Whatever the exact price tag, iPhone users acco
See the post claiming a big lottery winner wants to give yo…

See the post claiming a big lottery winner wants to give yo…

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"As some of you may know I am the recent $3.4 million lotto winner. I’d like to spread some positivity so I’m sending $1,000 to the first 100k people that share this." — Facebook posts on Monday, October 29th, 2018 in a post on Facebook By Aaron Sharockman on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 at 9:59 p.m. If someone offering you $1,000 on Facebook for sharing a post sounds too good to be true, it probably is. So, sorry to the 84,000 people (at least) that shared this
Apple iOS 12.1 Release, It’s The Big One

Apple iOS 12.1 Release, It’s The Big One

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There was a lot to like in iOS 12 (including a lot of great secret features) but it also came with problems, including one embarrassing one which remains in iOS 12.0.1. Consequently, Apple has now officially announced iOS 12.1 and it’s a big one… In an official statement, Apple has confirmed iOS 12.1 will contain three major new features for iPhones and iPads as well as one crowd pleaser. It also contains some secrets Apple didn’t announce. Here are the headliners: Dual SIM - this is crucial to owners of the new iPhone XS (details), iPhone XS Max (details) and budget-friendly iPhone XR (details). It enables the phones to support a physical sim and eSIM simultaneously. This means owners can have home and work or home and travel numbers operating simultaneously. This fea
Google Takes A Big Step To Improve The Security Of Android …

Google Takes A Big Step To Improve The Security Of Android …

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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Android phones are getting safer.Credit: Rob Bulmahn Android is the dominant mobile operating system by a wide margin with a global market share of 76.6% as of September 2018 according to Statcounter. Its closest competitor, iOS, doesn’t come close with a 20.7% share. Google issues monthly security updates to keep the vast majority of the world’s cell phone users safe. If you’re using one of Google’s Pixel phones, you get those updates right away. No problem. If you’re using any other Android phone, receiving Google’s security patches is a hit or miss affair. Google is taking steps to fix this problem. Last year, Android Oreo separated the Androi
SA’s big brands blame Google for allowing their ads to feat…

SA’s big brands blame Google for allowing their ads to feat…

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Some of South Africa’s biggest banks, insurance companies and car manufacturers have been caught advertising on fake news websites A News24 investigation over three months has found that big brands – like Absa, Coronation, Cell C, Capitec, Mercedes-Benz, Takealot and OUTsurance – which spend millions of rands promoting and marketing the credibility and integrity of their brands, have indirectly contributed to the fake news industry by buying programmatic advertising that landed up on dodgy websites. Some of these websites, like HINNews – a Nigeria-based site that publishes a mix of fabricated stories and real news – have run stories about EFF leader Julius Malema dying of listeriosis and a new kidnapping ring “ripping” unborn babies from their mothers. As the world is grappling with t
A Small Google Chrome Change Stirs a Big Privacy Controvers…

A Small Google Chrome Change Stirs a Big Privacy Controvers…

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Though Chrome launched in 2008 as a scrappy upstart, it has for years been the dominant web browser, with over 60 percent market share on both desktop and mobile. So when Chrome adjusts its features or policies, it impacts a huge chunk of people worldwide. And a recent change to how Chrome treats logins has shown how poorly those alterations can go over.Even if you don't know much about the intricacies of Chrome's settings, you probably know that you can log into Chrome with your Google account—to sync your browsing history and other useful data across devices—or you can use it without logging in. That choice has always been a Chrome hallmark, emblematic of the balance between Google's business incentive to gobble up all of your data and its stated goal of respecting user privacy.But in
5G will make or break the big tech ideas of the future – Ax…

5G will make or break the big tech ideas of the future – Ax…

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The next generation of mobile networks will make or break the big tech ideas of the future, allowing each one to be field-tested at scale and checked off as a revolution or a dud.Why it matters: Autonomous vehicles, smart homes, smart cities, "Internet of Things" devices, virtual and augmented reality — 5G will carry this raft of new technologies out of the labs and into our streets and homes, weaving the internet into the fabric of daily life.Read more toggleShow lessGo deeper326 WordsBetween the lines: Yes, 5G will mean faster data on phones. But it will also pave the way for billions of connected devices — everything from sensors that can measure water levels to surgery done remotely over the internet.5G offers three upgrades to its predecessor, today's 4G (or LTE) networks:Minimal d
Two Big Law Firms Advise on $2.6 Billion Insurance Deal – B…

Two Big Law Firms Advise on $2.6 Billion Insurance Deal – B…

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• Apollo Global Management LLC agreed to acquire Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. for $2.6 billion. Sidley Austin advised Apollo, while Willkie advised Aspen. The private-equity firm Apollo joins rivals such as Carlyle Group and Blackstone Group in building insurance assets to gain access to premium income. (Bloomberg) (Businesswire) • Yesterday, President Trump accused Google of rigging results to give preference to negative news stories about him, and he warned Google, Facebook, and Twitter they’d “better be careful.” Later in the day,  Larry Kudlow, the White House chief economic advisers said the administration is “taking a look” at whether Google search results should be regulated. (Bloomberg) Is that even possible? Four veteran antistrust lawyers commented. (The Recorder) • Johnny
Google Shrugs Off $5.1 Billion Fine With Another Big Quarte…

Google Shrugs Off $5.1 Billion Fine With Another Big Quarte…

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SAN FRANCISCO — European authorities took their best swing, but it appears that Google hardly felt it.Less than a week after the European Union fined Google a record $5.1 billion for abusing its dominance in the smartphone market, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, said on Monday it had already absorbed the cost of the fine and still made $3.2 billion in profits in its latest quarter.Alphabet’s stock rose 3.5 percent in after-hours trading, and some analysts recommended the company’s shares. With the regulatory issue settled, they said, Google could get back to focusing on selling ads across the internet.“It’s like a delivery company having to pay for a parking ticket,” Brian Wieser, a Pivotal Research analyst, said of the penalty, which Alphabet accounted for in the second quarter. “It