Video:  European Parliament Vote Promotes Idea of a Google Breakup

European Parliament Vote Promotes Idea of a Google Breakup

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In a move whose bark is worse than its bite, the European Parliament on Thursday approved a resolution suggesting one way to address Google's dominance is by splitting the company's search business from its other operations. The non-binding resolution calls upon the European Commission, whose competition division has been scrutinizing Google's search dominance since 2010, "to consider proposals aimed at unbundling search engines from other commercial services. Read More >>


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Video:  Twitter to Start Tracking Users' Mobile Apps

Twitter to Start Tracking Users' Mobile Apps

Twitter Inc will begin tracking what third-party apps are installed on users' mobile devices so the social media company can deliver more tailored content, including ads, the company said late on Wednesday. The feature, called "app graph," will allow the company to see what other applications users may have installed on phones or other devices.



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Video:  EU Wants Google to Extend the 'right to Be Forgotten' Globally

EU Wants Google to Extend the 'right to Be Forgotten' Globally

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled in May 2014 that search engines — Google included — must give people the possibility to have their personal information erased under certain conditions. Google has complied with the court's decision, which became widely known as the right to be forgotten, but it only applied to Google's European sites. On Wednesday, the European Union's data protection authorities have adopted a new set of guidelines regarding the court's decision, requiring Google to extend the rule to the rest of the Internet as well.



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Video:  Ridesharing Firm Uber Suspends Operations in Nevada

Ridesharing Firm Uber Suspends Operations in Nevada

Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs. Companies such as Uber allow passengers to summon cars using apps on their smartphones, rather than calling a taxi company, and have gained popularity in dozens of U.S. cities over the past few years.

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Video:  GoPro to Roll Out Consumer Drones: WSJ

GoPro to Roll Out Consumer Drones: WSJ

Citing people familiar with the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported, wearable camera maker GoPro is developing its own line of consumer drones. The Journal said, the multi-rotor helicopters, priced between $500 and $1,000, will go on sale late next year. GoPro already provides the cameras used in many drones.



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Video:  First Budget Android One Phone Arrives in UK, but Faces Stiff Competition

First Budget Android One Phone Arrives in UK, but Faces Stiff Competition

The Sparkle V from Indian firm Karbonn Mobile is the first phone to launch in the UK that follows Google's Android One spec for low-cost smartphones -- but it's not as cheap as you might think. Made in partnership with manufacturer Santok, the delightfully named Sparkle V will cost only $205. Android One is a standard set of requirements laid out by Google for manufacturers to follow, in order to create cheap phones for emerging markets.

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