Locked content EC imposes €4.34 bln fine on Google

The European Commission imposed a record €4.34 billion fine on Google over “serious illegal behavior” to secure the dominance of its search engine on mobile phones. Google has used its Android mobile phone operating system “to cement its dominance as a search engine,” thus pr...

Tech giants on the ropes

The tech world has been buzzing with headlines in the past few months. Alphabet (Google) was fined in 2017 by the European Commission and is facing more anti-trust litigation. Its Q1 results also leave a lot to be desired. The same goes for Microsoft. Meanwhile, Facebook has come under a barrage of ...

Polish university files against Google’s patent application

The Jagiellonian University, one of Poland’s top universities, is demanding that a patent application for ANS coding filed by Google with the US Patent and Trademark Office be withdrawn, Radio ZET informed on Friday. The technology that the IT giant is looking to patent has been developed by the uni...

Locked content Google Street View cars to roam Poland 3rd time

Google will deploy its cars to update the Street View images. Between May and October, cameras will capture 360-degree views from the biggest Polish cities. This is the third time, the internet giant will deploy its vehicles on Polish streets. They were first deployed in 2011 to capture views from t...

Locked content Android payments now available across Poland

Google announced on Thursday that contact-free payments are to be available throughout Poland. Polish customers of stores including Rossmann, Starbucks and Costa Coffee, among others, will be able to pay for products and services using their smartphones – effective immediately in approximately 400,0...

Locked content 9,000 Poles used their “right to be forgotten”

More than 9,000 Poles have taken advantage of their “right to be forgotten,” according to which search engines, such as Google, must remove links from their search results if the content displayed in those URLs is deemed “inadequate” and “irrelevant.” “I thi...

Locked content EU Parliament’s resolution calls for breakup of Google

The European Commission will have the last say on the final decision regarding a breakup of Google in Europe. The US search engine has 90 percent of search engine traffic in Europe, thus warranting antitrust action. Europe’s digital sector is dominated by US companies and politicians would lik...