NY to Lead Antitrust Investigation of Facebook
A coalition of states will probe Facebook's "dominance of [social networking] and the potential anticompetitive conduct stemming from that dominance.”
YouTube to Pay $170M Fine After Violating Children’s Privacy Law
Regulators said the site illegally collected personal information from kids and used that data to target them with ads.
Alphabet’s Q2 Results Ease Growth Concerns
“We’re delivering strong growth," CFO Ruth Porat says after Google's parent reports a 19% increase in revenue to $38.9 billion.
Google to Acquire Looker Data Sciences for $2.6B Cash
The deal will boost the company’s cloud-computing capabilities.
Don’t Break Up Big Tech Firms: Former Antitrust Regulator
Calls for regulating companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google out of existence are misguided, says Canada's former competition commissioner.
The Other Side of the Network
Cybersecurity is starting to venture outside the firewall to focus on users and their devices.
Microsoft Workers Protest U.S. Army Contract
The workers' demand that Microsoft cancel a $480 million deal for AR headsets is the latest example of backlash from employees of tech giants.
Google Fined $57 Million Under New EU Data Privacy Rules
French regulators fined Google for violating GDPR rules, citing the company’s lack of transparency and valid consent when personalizing user’s ads.
Staffers Urge Google to Scrap China Project
The company's effort to develop a censored version of a search engine for China would make Google complicit in human rights abuses, workers say.
Google+ Bug Exposed Data of 500,000 Users
Google said it "found no evidence that any profile data was misused" but it will shut down the consumer version of Google+ by August 2019.
Why Amazon’s Stock Isn’t as Great as You Think
For CFOs wanting to understand investor behavior, here's an argument that Jeff Bezos is human, after all, and Amazon can't defy basic economic principles.