Google may be about to get hit with a multibillion-dollar fine from European regulators that stems from the company’s longstanding policy of requiring Android device makers to set Google’s own search and web browsers as the default offerings. That’s according to a new report from The Washington Post, which adds that the European Union’s chief competition regulator Margrethe Vestager is expected to hand down a huge fine against Google this month. “At the heart of the E.U.’s looming decision are Google’s policies that pressure smartphone and tablet manufacturers that use Google’s Android operating system to pre-install the tech giant’s own apps,” the Post explains. “In the E.U.’s eyes, device makers such as HTC and Samsung face an anti-competitive choice: Set Google Search as
The Crypto Report Google co-founder Sergey Brin said that the search engine giant missed out on the chance to be at the forefront of blockchain, according to a CNBC report. "We probably already failed to be on the bleeding edge, I'll be honest," said the Inc () president. During a panel at Richard Branson’s Blockchain Summit in Morocco, Brin admitted that he doesn’t know too much about cryptocurrency but that he has an interest in blockchain technology. Brin said that the technology has a place in Google X, the company’s somewhat secret research division. ’s Google isn’t the only one with their sights set on blockchain. READ: 360 Blockchain poised to buy two websites, including ICORanker.com The Industrial and
Barbara Ortutay Associated Press Published 1:56 p.m. UTC Jul 10, 2018 NEW YORK (AP) — Google’s YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and
Google requires OEMs to comply with certain requirements in order to qualify to run the Google Play Store. Among these requirements is one that the EUs chief competition regulator doesnt agree with. This is the requirement that OEMs have to have Google Chrome and Google Search preinstalled. This means if OEMs dont comply to pre-install Google apps, they will not be allowed to run the Google Play Store. Margerethe Vestager is the EUs competition chief and she argues that Googles requirement ensures its own dominance in its own internet ecosystem of services. Surely, Google has an advantage over its search engine and browser competitors. A future ruling could also force Google to offer an easier and more straightforward way of switching internet service engines. This, in add
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Google has updated its original blog post around the Speed Update saying this is now “rolling out for all users.” Google this morning has begun incorporating the new Speed Update algorithm in the mobile search results as a search ranking factor. We posted detailed FAQs on new Google Speed Update a while back explaining some of the more common questions around the speed update. And as we clarified last week, this update only impacts the slowest of sites on the internet. Google’s original announcement said this will “only affect a small percentage of queries.” One of the more common questions we hear is how we know if Google considers our web pages to be fast or not. Google won’t give you a specific metric about this, but the search giant does say it uses a n
NAPLES, Fla., July 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --Â The independent authority on Search vendors, topseos.com, has announced their list of the best search engine optimization companies for the month of July 2018. The released rankings highlight the top one hundreds SEO companies based on an in-depth analysis of the services they offer. While there are thousands of competing SEO companies that offer a service for improving search traffic, the rankings highlight the leading and top contending providers.The rankings of the best SEO companies include:1) Digital Marketing Agency2) HigherVisibility3) OuterBox4) VJG Interactive5) Ignite Digital Inc.6) Boostability7) Ignite Visibility8) Web Talent Marketing9) Thrive Internet Marketing10) Bruce ClayTo view the complete rankings of the best SEO
6.52pm BST 18:52 Here is our full report from our correspondents in Mae Sai on todayâs dramatic rescue. 6.14pm BST 18:14 In Mae Sai, Michael Safi and Veena Thoopkrajae have been speaking to the mother of one of the boys reportedly freed from the cave. Mongkhol Boonpiam, 14, has been named by Thai media as one of the boys who was freed on Sunday. Namhom said she had only learned he may have been freed from reports on social media, which the families are tracking from the cave site. âI just heard his name, Mongkhol, and I was happy enough,â she said. She was sleeping at the cave site on Sunday night with many of the other parents and had not yet thought about what she would say once she saw him. âLet me meet him first,â she said.
It has been over five years since Firefox really turned a corner and started to morph from its bloated memory-munching ways into the lightning-quick browser it is today. Over that time, memories of web page artefacts and irregularities have more or less disappeared if you are using it as your desktop browser. As for its mobile experience, well, it's a WebKit-centric world out there, and you need look no further than Google to see how Firefox is relegated to inferior versions of pages. Buried in Mozilla's issue tracker is a bug that kicked off in February 2014, and is yet to be resolved: Have Google treat Firefox for Android as a first-class citizen and serve up comparable content to what the search giant hands C...