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January 7, 2019 2:05 PM Turkey to investigate whether Google violated competition law

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s competition authority said on Monday it had launched an investigation into whether internet search engine Google broke competition law with algorithms it uses for searches and to target advertisements. The probe follows a complaint that Alphabet Inc’s Google unit had “abused its dominant position and made the efforts of other 115

December 17, 2018 3:09 PM Google announces $1B New York campus

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, people walk by Google offices in New York. Google is spending more than $1 billion to expand operations in New York City. Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Google and Alphabet, said in a blog post Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, that Google is creating a more than 1.7 million square-foot 171

December 17, 2018 12:48 PM Google Is Spending $1 Billion on a Massive New York City Expansion

NEW YORK — Google is spending more than $1 billion to expand operations in New York City. Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Google and Alphabet, said in a blog post Monday that Google is creating a more than 1.7 million square-foot campus that includes lease agreements along the Hudson River in lower Manhattan. Google Hudson 94

December 13, 2018 2:24 PM Advocacy group drafts U.S. privacy bill as effort grows to make law next year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A consumer advocacy group backed by large American technology companies on Thursday unveiled a U.S. privacy bill that strictly limits collection of biometric and location information and calls for punishment by fines, as Congress weighs nationwide regulation to supersede new California rules. The Washington-based Center for Democracy 128

December 7, 2018 10:07 PM Exclusive: Chat-service firm Slack taps Goldman Sachs to lead IPO

(Reuters) - Slack Technologies Inc, a provider of chat and direct messaging services for businesses, has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) to lead its initial public offering (IPO) next year as an underwriter, people familiar with the matter said. The San Francisco-based company is among a string of Silicon Valley unicorns expected 159

December 4, 2018 4:26 PM U.S. House panel reschedules Google CEO testimony for Dec. 11

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai will testify before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 11, the panel said in a statement on Tuesday as Washington prepared for the state funeral of former President George H.W. Bush. The hearing will examine the Alphabet Inc GOOGL.O unit’s social media practices, according to the notice 110

November 23, 2018 11:20 PM Exclusive: Logitech in talks to acquire headphone maker Plantronics

(Reuters) - Logitech International SA, a Swiss manufacturer of keyboards and webcams, is in discussions to acquire Plantronics Inc, a U.S. maker of Bluetooth earpieces and gaming headsets, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The deal would be by far Logitech’s largest acquisition and would illustrate the company’s push to diversify its business 105

November 19, 2018 4:00 AM Google-Temasek study sees $240 billion Southeast Asia internet economy by 2025

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Southeast Asia’s internet economy is expected to exceed $240 billion by 2025, a joint study by Google and Temasek Holdings showed, a fifth more than previously estimated, as more consumers use their smartphones to go online. The study, first published in 2016, encompasses ride-hailing, e-commerce, online travel and online media 105

November 16, 2018 11:36 PM Burke to replace Dungey as ABC Entertainment chief

(Reuters) - Karey Burke will replace Channing Dungey as president of Walt Disney’s (DIS.N) ABC Entertainment, the company said on Friday. Burke is currently head of original programming for Disney’s cable channel Freeform. Dungey, the first African-American to lead a U.S. broadcast network, will stay through a transition period as Burke assumes her new role. Disney 108

November 9, 2018 5:42 PM Microsoft made $1.3 billion in cash payments in GitHub deal

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said in a filing late Thursday it had made $1.3 billion in cash payments in connection to its acquisition of coding hosting startup GitHub. Microsoft acquired the company, which developers use to keep track of software code changes as they write applications, in June, in a $7.5 billion deal that was described at the time as an all-stock 139