Four Former Women Employees Challenges Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL)’s Google For Violating California’s Equal Pay Act And Pay Higher Wages To Men: Pays $17,000 Less To Females Annually

The four female employees won a class-action status against Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL)’s Google for gender equity. It allows them to represent 10,800 females. Violates California’s Equal Pay Act According to the lawsuit, Google rewards men with higher pay than women for the same work by violating California’s Equal Pay Act.  The company paid $17,000 […]

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Google Gets Reprieve As Beth Labson Freeman Dismisses Anti-trust Claims Of Advertisers

Beth Labson Freeman, the US District Judge, based in San Jose, CA, dismissed the antitrust claims of a group of advertisers and provided a reprieve to Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL). However, Beth allowed the group to clarify in which market Google monopolizes.  Prana Pets and Hanson Law Firm alleged that Google abuses its dominant position in […]

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Makes Hotel Search Listings Free In Readiness For Post-Pandemic Travels

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has made hotel and travel listings free, making a similar move last year with Google flights and shopping destinations. The company made it free for e-commerce retailers to sell and made it free to participate in Google flight. Google makes hotel and travel listings free Following its early moves, the company has announced […]

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Says Texas Antitrust Lawsuit Against It “Baseless and Misleading”

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has said that the antitrust allegations in the Texas lawsuit are “misleading” as attorney generals from 10 states plan to sue the company. Google accused of ant competitiveness Last year ten state attorney generals led by Texas filed a complaint against the company claiming that it unlawfully acquired or maintained a monopoly in […]

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) And Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Accused Of Signing An Agreement To Reduced Competition for Ads

According to an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL), the companies might have cut a deal to reduce ad competition. In 2018 Google gave Facebook the “Jedi Blue,” contract giving it favors in ad header bidding. This meant that sites could seek ad space bids from several exchanges with support from the […]

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Warns Researchers To Be Cautious Over “Sensitive Topics”

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is under the spotlight for allegedly pushing out a researcher that had warned of AI bias and now reports indicate the search engine giant is asking other researchers to strike a positive tone on “sensitive topics.” AI researcher leaves Google because of research scrutiny According to a Reuters report, researchers working on such […]

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Introduces New Policy Change To Unlimited Cap Google Photo Storage At 15GB

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will from next year start charging for Google Photos storage after exceeding 15GB on the account. The company has offered free unlimited photo backups for the past five years at a high quality, but from June 1, 2021 users will have to pay for additional photo storage on Google One if they want […]

Digital Adverting To Grow 20% In 2021 Led By Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) And Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)

According to Morgan Stanley analysts, online advertising will grow by 20% in 2021 with Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) and Pinterest Inc. (NYSE:PINS) leading the pack. Online ad spending recovery linked to e-commerce growth During the pandemic, online advertising was one of the affected industries, and in 1H 2020, there was a significant drop in […]

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Assistant Receives Enhanced Functionalities supporting Third-party Android Apps

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has announced that its Google Voice Assistant can now carry out searches through popular apps available for Android smartphones. Third-party apps supported by Google Assistant The integration with third-party apps gives the voice assistant ability to carry out tasks such as starting runs, sending messages, and even browsing a shopping cart. Google voice […]

Senate Commerce Committee To Subpoena Google (GOOGL), Facebook (FB) And of Twitter (TWTR) CEOs On October 1

According to the spokesperson of the Senate Commerce Committee, the executives of Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), and Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) could be subpoenaed following their failure to testify on the legal shield protecting social media platforms from lawsuits. Executives of social media tech giants to appear before the Senate Commerce committee So far, the committee has […]

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Enhancing Internal Content Moderation Rules As Employees Continue To Work From Home

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has announced an expansion of internal content moderations practices requiring employees to moderate their resources and undergo training actively. This comes as the discussion gets heated, and employees continue to work from home. Increase in flagged racists posts necessitating the expansion of content moderation policies In recent weeks the company has witnessed a […]

Amazon.Com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) AWS Engineer Resigns Because Of “Chickenshit” Move To Fire Vocal Employees

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) engineer and VP Tim Bray caused a stir following the announcement that he was resigning from the company. Bray announced that his final day with Amazon was on May 1, citing the retail giant’s firing of whistleblowers. Through a blog post, the Amazon Web services engineer indicated that he was leaving the […]

Privacy And Trust Concerns Could Derail Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) Plans Of COVID-19 Technology

Recently Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) announced a partnership through which they will help third parties in creating apps that could help alert people when they come into contact with someone that has tested positive of coronavirus. Apps to be developed for COVID-19 contact tracking The company’s mobile OS that is iOS and Android […]

Australia Makes It Mandatory For Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) And Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) To Share Ad Revenue

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) and Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) will be compelled to compensate Australian media outlets for their news content after the country’s treasurer ordered the creation of a code of conduct. The decision could be timely as media outlets have been hit with declining ad revenues because of coronavirus and have been forced to downsize and […]

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Criticised Regarding Dismissal Of Four Employees Trying To Unionise

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) dismissed four employees on Monday for alleged breach of data security policies. However, there are allegations that the tech company took action against the employee because they were trying to unionize staff. Google fires four employees for violation of data security policies The firing of the four employees that have called the “Thanksgiving […]