Trump invokes one of Winston Churchill's WWII speeches in his lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and other tech companies

Trump has filed class-action lawsuits against major US tech companies Facebook, Twitter, and Google, as well as its top executives. Getty Former President Donald Trump sent an email to his followers reminiscent of Winston Churchill's wartime speech. "We'll fight in the courts, we'll fight in the legislatures, and we'll fight at the ballot boxes," read the email. Trump filed class-action lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter, and Google, as well as their top executives. See mor...
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Indonesian edtech startup Gredu raises $4M Series A to keep teachers, parents and students engaged with one another

Many teachers and parents in Indonesia rely on WhatsApp to keep in touch, creating “multiple groups that often become messy and highly ineffective, and result in confusion or lost threads,” says Rizky Aniez, the co-founder and chief executive officer of Gredu. The Jakarta-based startup was created to give everyone involved in the educational process—school administrators, teachers, parents, guardians and students—apps that let them keep track of everything and communicate with one another. Today...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Students, Education, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Tech, Edtech, National Curriculum, Vertex Ventures, Intudo Ventures, Patrick Yip, School Management

California Among 36 States Targeting Google’s App Store In Antitrust Suit

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Dozens of states, including California, are taking aim at Google in an escalating legal offensive on Big Tech. This time, attorneys general for 36 states and the District of Columbia have filed a lawsuit targeting Google’s Play store, where consumers download apps designed for the Android software that powers most of the world’s smartphones. The 144-page complaint filed late Wednesday in a Northern California federal court represents the fourth major antitrust laws...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Utah, Minnesota, Congress, California, America, North Carolina, District Of Columbia, Federal Trade Commission, Epic Games, Northern California, U S Justice Department, Alphabet Inc, Mountain View California

Google hit with antitrust lawsuit by 36 states alleging app store monopoly

A group of state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit saying Google is running a monopoly for its app store. Google says the suit "meritless."       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Google faces a major multi-state antitrust lawsuit over Google Play fees

A group of 37 attorneys general filed a second major multi-state antitrust lawsuit against Google Wednesday, accusing the company of abusing its market power to stifle competitors and forcing consumers into in-app payments that grant the company a hefty cut. New York Attorney General Letitia James is co-leading the suit alongside with the Tennessee, North Carolina and Utah attorneys general. The bipartisan coalition represents 36 U.S. states, including California, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jer...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Google Play, Google Play Store, Social, TC, Utah, Florida, New York, Technology, Colorado, California, Washington, Attorney General, Massachusetts

Privacy-Focused Tech Companies Call For Ban On Targeted Advertising

A group of privacy-focused tech companies including DuckDuckGo, Vivaldi, and the company that makes Protonmail are calling for a broad ban on targeted, "surveillance-based" advertising. Motherboard reports: "Although we recognize that advertising is an important source of revenue for content creators and publishers online, this does not justify the massive commercial surveillance systems set up in attempts to 'show the right ad to the right people,'" the letter reads. The letter urges lawmakers ...
Tags: Tech, European Union, United States, Vivaldi, Proton Technologies, Ban On Targeted Advertising

A new generation of Korean startups

In Korea today, a new generation of startup founders are making their mark — continuing Korea’s long tradition of forward-thinking in technology, building a more diverse Korean economy and contributing to the recovery from COVID-19. Supporting these founders is a priority for Google in Korea, part of our mission to help improve Koreans’ lives and give Korean businesses a platform to grow. In 2015, we established a Google for Startups Campus in Seoul — our first in the Asia-Pacific region — to su...
Tags: Google, Youtube, Stanford, US, Entrepreneurs, Korea, Silicon Valley, OECD, Seoul, Asia Pacific region, KRW, Ringle, Google in Asia, Google for Startups Campus, COVID, Harrison Kim

Ultimate Guide To SEO Copywriting

What’s the difference between SEO Copywriting and Copywriting? Is there a difference in Content Strategy? A difference in the style of writing? And ultimately, what makes each one significant? In this course for SEO School, I will teach you how to differentiate SEO Copywriting from the usual copywriting. These lessons will teach you about the little differences that can make your writing both powerful and critical. Let’s begin! Copywriting is an art and science combined. To be a good copywri...
Tags: Google, Seo, Interlink, SEO Copywriting, Learn SEO, Copywriting Course, Learn Seo Copywriting, Seo Copywriting Course, Seo Course, SEO Services Agency

Prenatal Test Developed With Chinese Military Harvests Gene Data From Millions of Women

A prenatal test taken by millions of pregnant women globally was developed by Chinese gene company BGI Group in collaboration with the Chinese military and is being used by the firm to collect genetic data, a Reuters review of publicly available documents found. From the report: The report is the first to reveal that the company collaborated with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to develop and improve the test, taken in early pregnancy, as well as the scope of BGI's storage and analysis of the...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, China, India, Tech, United States, Shenzhen, Reuters, Republic of China, Reuters Reuters, BGI, People s Liberation Army PLA, U S National Counterintelligence, Security Center, BGI Group

Three-dozen US states plus DC sue Google over Play Store's revenue cut, payment system, and more

Chocolate Factory rolls its eyes at 'meritless' antitrust lawsuit As expected, Google is facing a fresh legal assault regarding its Play Store, the 30 per cent cut it took from developers' revenues via the software souk, and other rules and restrictions.…

Call Kurtis: Modesto Woman Says Apple Store Lost Her Mac

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Dozens of States Target Google's App Store in Antitrust Suit

Dozens of states are taking aim at Google in an escalating legal offensive on Big Tech. A lawsuit filed late Wednesday targets Google's Play store, where consumers download apps designed for the Android software that powers most of the world’s smartphones.
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New reports confirm the next MacBook Pro to drop the controversial Touch Bar

Apple might ditch its infamous touch bar in favor of physical function keys in its upcoming MacBook Pro.
Tags: Apple, News, Trends, Computing, Amoled, Apple MacBook Pro, OLED Touch Bar

Biden says ‘we can’t wait any longer to deal with climate crisis’ in infrastructure pitch – as it happened

‘We see it with our own eyes, and it’s time to act,’ says presidentTrump files class-action lawsuit against social media giantsBiden condemns ‘heinous’ assassination of Haiti president Jovenel Moïse 1.03am BST – Joan E Greve and Maanvi Singh 12.39am BST Thirty-six states and Washington DC have alleged that the Google Play Store policies violate antitrust laws, and are suing the tech company. “Google has served as the gatekeeper of the internet for many years, but, more recently, it has a...
Tags: Google, Republicans, Joe Biden, US news, Cybercrime, Democrats, US politics, Washington Dc, Biden, Donald Trump, Haiti, Jovenel Moise, Letitia James, Maanvi Singh, Joan E Greve, Coronavirus

BMW is finally producing its retro-futuristic CE 04 electric scooter, but at $12K will anyone buy it?

We’ve been hearing about BMW’s electric city scooters, not to be confused with electric kick scooters, for years. The German automaker came out with the BMW Motorrad Concept Link in 2017, a concept vehicle that imagines the future of expensive micromobility. After revealing the latest concept scooter, the CE 04, in November 2020, BMW is now actually going through with production. On Wednesday, the company announced the new CE 04 will officially be a part of its 2022 lineup, with an expected glob...
Tags: Energy, TC, Transportation, America, Tech, Ceo, Smartphone, Automotive, Automotive Industry, Bmw, Vespa, Scooter, Magellan, BMW Motorrad, BMW Ce 04 Electric Scooter, Florian Römhild

Kick like a pro with Footy Skills Lab

When I was growing up in Brisbane, Aussie Rules football wasn’t offered as a school sport – and there weren’t any professional female role models to look up to and learn from. Despite these limitations, we got resourceful. We organized football games in our lunch breaks with friends, using soccer or rugby goal posts and adding sticks or cones to serve as point posts. We practised accuracy using rubbish bins as targets.A decade later, women have truly made their mark in the AFL. There are, howeve...
Tags: Google, Australia, Ai, Melbourne, AFL, Richmond, Carlton, AFLW, Tayla Harris, Footy Skills Lab, Brisbane Aussie Rules, Madison Prespakis, Manchester Miami

TikTok wants you to send video resumes directly to brands to land your next gig

A new pilot program from TikTok would inject a little LinkedIn into the youthful video-based social network. TikTok announced that, starting today, it will invite users to submit video resumes to participating companies, including Target, Chipotle, Shopify, Meredith, NASCAR and the WWE. The company encourages applicants to show off their skills in a creative way while tagging the content with the hashtag #TikTokResumes. The pilot program is TikTok’s latest effort to streamline the relationship b...
Tags: Social, TC, US, Social Media, Linkedin, Tech, Software, Computing, Ambassador, Nascar, Pilot, Target, Social Network, Shopify, Wwe, Popsugar

Google Hit With Antitrust Lawsuit Brought By 36 States and Washington, D.C.

Google’s Android app store is the subject of an antitrust lawsuit brought by 36 states and Washington, D.C. on Wednesday — the latest installment in the ongoing showdown between tech giants and the regulators that seek to bring them to heel.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play Store, Spotify, New York, Science, Technology, Colorado, Washington, Companies, Netflix, Tennessee, Arizona, Computing, Nebraska, App Store

Intel Continues To Rehire Veterans: At Some Point They'll Run Out

Intel has rehired 28-year veteran Shlomit Weiss into the position of Senior VP and Co-General Manager of Intel's Design Engineering Group (DEG), a position recently vacated by Uri Frank who left to head up Google's SoC development. "Weiss is the latest in an ever-growing list of 're-hiring' Intel veterans, which leads to the problem that at some point Intel will run out of ex-employees to rehire and instead nurture internal talent for those roles," writes Dr. Ian Cutress via AnandTech. From the ...
Tags: Google, Israel, Tech, Intel, Gm, Skylake, Tom, Intel Skylake, Weiss, CRN, Sandy Bridge, Ian Cutress, Intel SVP, Jim Keller, Sunil Shenoy, Comet Lake

Dozens of states are suing Google over app store practices

Dozens of states are set to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google that zeroes in on its app store practices, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Google sued by states alleging Play Store fees violate antitrust law

A coalition of attorneys general have filed an antitrust suit against Google alleging that its Play Store operates as an illegal monopoly.
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iPadOS 15 hands-on: Inching forward and playing catchup

While the lack of earth-shattering features may disappoint some, the changes iPadOS 15 offers are delightfully forward-looking.
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Mobile, Trends, Apple Ipad, iPadOS, Ipados 15, Apple iPadOS

Multiple U.S. States Sue Google for Violating Antitrust Laws With Play Store Fees

Attorneys general representing 36 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. today levied an antitrust lawsuit against Google to challenge Google Play Store fees, reports Politico. The lawsuit was filed in California federal court and is led by Utah, North Carolina, Tennessee, New York, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, and Nebraska. The states are fighting against Google's plan to require all app developers who use the Google Play Store to pay a 30 percent commission on the sales of digital goods or services, ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Google Play Store, California, Washington, Epic, Antitrust, Nebraska, App Store, Google Apple, United States Justice Department, App Store Google Google Play, Multiple U S States Sue Google

Trump Sues Twitter, Facebook CEOs In Theatrical Bid To Get Un-Banned

Ex-President Donald Trump, furious over his ban from Twitter, Facebook and YouTube after inciting a violent insurrection, is launching separate class-action lawsuits against the CEOs of those social media giants, Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg, respectively, along with Google CEO Sundar Pichai (Google owns YouTube). [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, Youtube, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump, Twitter Facebook, Sundar Pichai Google, Cristina Cabrera, Trump Sues Twitter Facebook

Daily Crunch: Indian startups raised a record $10.46 billion in the first half of 2021

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 7, 2021! Today was a doozy, with everything from global startup fundraising news to frivolous lawsuits attacking tech companies all the way back to European unicorn liquidity. Hope you’re ready! Also, Early Stage is tomorrow. See you there! — Alex Free Extra Crunch membership included with TC Early Stage tickets The...
Tags: TC, Asia, Microsoft, India, San Francisco, Tech, Department Of Defense, Pakistan, Middle East, Silicon Valley, Donald Trump, Alex, Trump, Wavemaker Partners, SPAC, Darrell

Why making Facebook follow the First Amendment would be catastrophic

Former US president Donald Trump’s family businesses are in jeopardy. His financial future is in flux. And the entire world’s waiting to see if he or one of his children will be charged with a crime soon. It’s safe to say he isn’t having his best week. And, of course, that means he’s filed a frivolous lawsuit to rile up and distract his base of sycophants from the reality of his unfolding legal situation. As TNW’s Thomas Macaulay reported earlier today, Trump’s filed a class suit against the CEO...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Politics, Opinion, US, Social Media, Tech, Donald Trump, Trump, Google Facebook, Thomas Macaulay, Next Featured

iOS 15: How to Set Leaving and Arrival Times for Driving Directions in Apple Maps

Apple Maps received several notable improvements in iOS 15, including new details in cities, an interactive globe, and enhanced driving directions. It also gained a feature that has long been available in rival map apps – the ability to set leaving and arrival times for driving directions. This is a feature that's long been available for Google Maps, and one that's really useful if you have a journey planned in the near future and you want to know how long it's going to take to get there or w...
Tags: Apple, Google Maps, Apple Maps, Arrival Times, iOS 15 launches microsite with fair housing resources

Visitors to " for Everyone" are able to search for Realtors who have completed NAR’s At Home with Diversity certification.
Tags: Technology, Radio, NAR, Stephanie Singer, Select,, Fair Housing, NAREB, AREAA, NAHREP, Black Homeownership, National Association of Real Estate Brokers, Asian Real Estate Association of America, LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance, At Home With Diversity, For Everyone

OnePlus 9 Benchmarks Deleted From Geekbench Over Cheating Allegations

Popular benchmark site Geekbench has removed OnePlus 9 benchmarks from its charts due to allegations that the company designed Oxygen OS optimization tools in such a way that they could be viewed as cheating. Android Authority reports: Yesterday, AnandTech posted some information about "weird behavior" it spotted with the OnePlus 9 Pro. According to the team's research, Oxygen OS apparently limits the performance of some popular Android apps -- but none of those apps are benchmark suites. Geekbe...
Tags: Google, Tech, Geekbench, AnandTech, Android Authority

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