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Party leader Micheal Martin after addressing the Fianna Fail annual conference at the Dublin Royal Convention Centre in Dublin. Picture date: Saturday November 4, 2023.

Irish deputy premier welcomes court order against Google over ‘misleading’ ads

Ireland’s deputy premier has welcomed a court decision to ensure he receives information from Google in relation to “misleading” ads shared online earlier this year. Tanaiste and foreign affairs minister Micheal Martin took a case against the tech giant last week over ads that he said were “linked” to him. On Thursday, he was granted […]

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Epic Games wins court case against Google over barriers to Android app store

A federal court jury in the US has decided that Google’s Android app store has been protected by anti-competitive barriers that have damaged smartphone consumers and software developers, dealing a blow to a major pillar of the technology empire. The unanimous verdict in San Francisco came after just three hours of deliberation following a four-week […]

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Businesses embracing generative AI but fear cyberattacks, survey finds

Three-fifths of businesses view generative artificial intelligence (AI) as a good opportunity but many fear they are exposed to cyberattacks, research has revealed. Businesses will “not progress” if they do not take risks, as the race to adopt new and emerging technologies heats up, according to accounting giant PwC. Around 37% of firms believe they […]

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Microsoft completes Activision Blizzard takeover after getting UK approval

Microsoft said that it had completed one of the biggest takeovers in computer gaming history after winning approval from the UK regulator. In a US regulatory filing the company said that the 69 billion US dollars (£56.6 billion) deal, which was announced in January 2022, had been completed on Friday. It comes after the Competition […]

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UK Competition regulator to investigate £7.5bn cloud services market

Britain’s £7.5 billion cloud services market is to be investigated by the UK competition watchdog, after regulator Ofcom raised concerns about the dominance of technology giants Amazon and Microsoft. Ofcom confirmed it has referred the cloud services market, a backbone of the online world, to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for an in-depth probe, […]

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Microsoft chief says unfair practices by Google led to search engine dominance

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has said unfair tactics used by Google led to its dominance as a search engine and in turn thwarted his own company’s rival programme, Bing. He gave evidence in a packed Washington DC courtroom as part of the government’s landmark antitrust trial against Google’s parent company Alphabet. The Justice Department […]

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