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The US Internet giant published research in June revealing that its ‘Brain Team’ is working on a game known as Google Research Football Environment.
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After vanquishing the best humanity has to offer in the ancient game of Go, also known as weiqi, Google is now looking to the massively popular game of football to train its next wave of AI technology...
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Alphabet unit Google could face more regulatory heat in Europe after 23 online job search websites urged EU antitrust regulators to act against the company for allegedly using its market power to favour its job search unit.
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ON July 16, top executives from tech behemoths Facebook, Google’s owner Alphabet, ­Amazon.com and Apple will testify before the US House Committee on the Judiciary.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 29): Malaysian palm oil futures edged higher in early trade on Monday to a seven-week high, tracking overnight gains in US soyoil on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and strength i...
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NEW YORK, July 27 — Robust earnings from Alphabet and Starbucks pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes to record highs yesterday, with support from data showing US economic growth slowed less than ex...
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NEW YORK: Robust earnings from Alphabet and Starbucks pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indexes to record highs on Friday, with support from data showing U.S. economic growth slowed less than expected in the second quarter.
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Google parent Alphabet’s stock price leapt July 25 after reporting stronger-than-expected results in a quarterly update coming amid growing scrutiny of technology firms by antitrust regulators.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 26): The FBM KLCI followed regional markets lower and fell 0.24% in early trade Friday, weighed by select index-linked blue chips.
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TOKYO, July 26 ― Asian share prices opened a tad lower today on mixed US earnings reports and the euro held above two-year lows struck overnight after the European Central Bank held interest rates s...
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TOKYO: Asian share prices opened a tad lower on Friday on mixed U.S. earnings reports and the euro held above two-year lows struck overnight after the European Central Bank held interest rates steady, though officials said a cut was certain in September.
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(July 26): Asian stocks are set to slip Friday after their U.S. counterparts fell from record highs amid a torrent of corporate results.
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DETROIT: General Motors' autonomous car division Cruise said Wednesday it will take longer than expected for it to hit the streets with self-driving taxis.
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(July 25): Asia stocks look set for a muted open amid a mixed picture for corporate earnings.
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NEW YORK, July 24 — Wall Street stocks were little changed today as markets largely shrugged off disappointing results from Caterpillar and Boeing and a US antitrust probe into technology giants.
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US president spoke with CEOs from Cisco, Intel, Broadcom, Qualcomm, Micron Technology, Western Digital, and Alphabet at the White House on Monday.
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KUALA LUMPUR (July 24): The FBM KLCI nudged up in early trade this morning, trackin regional markets, lifted by gains including at Petronas-linked counters.
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(July 24): Asian shares looked set for gains after signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks though technology stocks will be in focus after U.S. antitrust moves in the sector.
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WASHINGTON, July 24 — The US Justice Department said yesterday it was opening an investigation of major digital tech firms on whether they engage in anticompetitive practices.
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LONDON, July 23 — A wave of central bank easing and positive soundings from the earnings season buoyed world stocks today, while Britain’s pound fell before the expected confirmation of hard-Brexi...
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(July 23): Asian stocks are poised for modest gains after technology shares led U.S. benchmarks higher as a busy week for corporate earnings began.
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NEW YORK, July 23 ― The S&P 500 climbed toward a record high yesterday, supported by expectations of lower interest rates, while investors awaited quarterly earnings from marquee companies Facebook,...
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(July 22): Stocks in Asia looked set to kick off the week on the backfoot following declines in the U.S. Friday.
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Match Group, the parent company behind the popular online dating app, Tinder, has become the latest company to bypass Google Play’s service fees.
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United States President Donald Trump has once again put Google in his crosshairs, saying on Tuesday that his administration would look into what he claimed were “seemingly treasonous” ties between...
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Amazon has reached a deal with Germany's antitrust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, who had complained of unfair treatment when selling through the world's biggest online retailer.
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Alphabet Inc's Google LLC was hit on July 15 with a US lawsuit alleging it copied a smaller firm's patented digital advertising technology.
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NEW YORK, July 11 — Wall Street stocks pushed higher today, shrugging off data that showed increased inflation and a burgeoning trade controversy related to a French tax on large technology companie...
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Far from the sunny, wide streets of Phoenix, where Waymo's self-driving taxis ply their trade, a handful of European startups are developing driverless cars to navigate the clogged, chaotic, rain-swept roads of European cities.
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A Baidu Inc official speaking during the Baidu Developers Conference in Beijing earlier this month.
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E-scooters touted as zero-carbon urban transport are flooding city streets worldwide, but just how green they are remains an open question.
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California has granted Waymo permission to carry passengers in the autonomous vehicles it is testing on the state’s roads, paving the way for the self-driving car company to roll out a taxi service here.
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Google has suspended an email alerting system in New Zealand following criticism by the government for publishing suppressed details of a murder case, the company said on July 5.
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BERLIN: Some 1,200 developers at BMW and Daimler will team up to develop automated driving technology, the companies said today, the latest carmakers forced to pool their development resources at a ti...
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Some 1,200 developers at BMW and Daimler will team up to develop automated driving technology, the companies said on July 4, the latest carmakers forced to pool their development resources at a time of shrinking margins.
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China’s top search engine operator Baidu Inc has joined hands with Zhejiang Geely Holding Group and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp to cooperate on areas related to artificial intelligence (AI) amid a push for self-driving cars.
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New Zealand's justice minister on July 3 urged Alphabet's Google not to be "evil" after the company failed to abide by a suppression order related to the murder case of a British backpacker.
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Singapore on June 26 said it has plans to create up to 10,000 jobs in the technology sector over three years in an initiative to establish the city-state as a global hub for the industry.
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SINGAPORE: Singapore on Wednesday said it has plans to create up to 10,000 jobs in the technology sector over three years in an initiative to establish the city-state as a global hub for the industry.
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Renault and Nissan said June 20 they had teamed up with Waymo, the autonomous vehicle unit of Google-parent company Alphabet, to explore the development of driverless mobility services in their home markets.
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It can sometimes take two days or more to get business, so Zheng Xiaopan found some shade, parked his truck, and made himself comfortable for the wait.
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French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi said on June 18 it is partnering with Google to use artificial intelligence and deep analytics tools to sift through its data to find better treatments.
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SEOUL: Hyundai Motor Co said today it would invest in self-driving car software startup Aurora along with Kia Motors Corp to speed up development of autonomous vehicle technologies.
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Facebook Inc emails appear to show chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg's involvement in discussions about its much criticised privacy practices, the Wall Street Journal reported on June 12, citing people familiar with the matter.
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DETROIT: Ford Motor Co's majority owned autonomous vehicle subsidiary, Argo AI, launched its new fleet of self-driving test vehicles – Ford Fusion Hybrid – in Detroit on June 12, expanding its pre...
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Ford Motor Co's majority owned autonomous vehicle subsidiary, Argo AI, launched its new fleet of self-driving test vehicles – Ford Fusion Hybrid – in Detroit on June 12, expanding its presence to five US cities.
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WASHINGTON, June 12 — The top US antitrust enforcer said yesterday that studying enforcement actions against Standard Oil and AT&T decades ago can help lay the groundwork for looking at possible ant...
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Self-driving car software startup Aurora said on June 9 it would partner with Fiat Chrysler to build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles, the latest collaboration with an automaker for the fast-growing Silicon Valley company.
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Google has made another acquisition for its Cloud-computing business that competes with Amazon.com Inc. Each deal it does is a reminder of Google’s failures so far in this lucrative field.
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Portland: Cryptocurrency pioneer Justin Sun (pic right) bid a record US$4.57mil to have lunch with Warren Buffett, who famously referred to bitcoin as “probably rat poison squared.”
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NEW YORK, June 4 — Wall Street stocks bounced early today, winning back some of the losses from May after a weak stretch due to trade conflicts.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 ― Bursa Malaysia extended earlier losses to end the half-day trading today on a sour note, dampened by weak interest mostly in the telecommunication index-linked counters.
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KUALA LUMPUR (June 4): Malaysian palm oil futures rose after three sessions of losses in early trade on Tuesday, tracking a recovery in soyoil on the U.S. Chicago Board of Trade, but a stronger ringgi...
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SHANGHAI, June 4 ― Shares in Asia inched higher and safe-haven assets gave up some overnight gains yesterday, as investors paused for breath after a volatile Wall Street session, but deeper concerns...
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NEW YORK, June 4 ― The three major US stock indexes declined yesterday on weaker-than-expected economic data, while shares of Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon.com fell sharply on fears the companies ar...
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NEW YORK, June 3 — US stocks opened slightly lower today as weakness from the previous month due to trade disputes spilled over while fears of regulatory scrutiny on high-profile companies Alphabet ...
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Canada's Digital Charter lacks sufficient legal enforcement power to effectively protect privacy and regulate use of personal data, according to critics worried that a smart city project in Toronto by Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs unit could be misused for mass surveillance.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 — The US Department of Justice is preparing an anti-trust investigation of Internet titan Google, the Wall Street Journal reported today.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 1 ― It's official: the machines are going to destroy you (if, that is, you're a professional multiplayer gamer).
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Watch out professional gamers: machines may soon be coming for your jobs.
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SAN FRANCISCO: Self-driving car startup Aurora Innovation Inc said on Thursday it would buy Montana-based Blackmore, a company that develops a detection system known as lidar, used in self-driving tec...
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San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene.
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SINGAPORE, May 24 — San Francisco-based investor Paul Bragiel said he needed to be asked three or four times before he accepted an invitation from Singapore to come check out its tech scene.
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NEW YORK, May 21 — Wall Street stocks bounced early today after two down sessions as the United States granted a 90-day reprieve to companies affected by a ban on Chinese telecom company Huawei.
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TOKYO, May 21 ― Asian shares wobbled near four-month lows today on mounting worries the White House's black-listing of Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies could further inflame already tense r...
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Google parent Alphabet has suspended business with Huawei after the Donald Trump administration’s blacklist of the Chinese technology giant.The suspension means Huawei will lose access to updates to...
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EVEN as algorithms, and the artificial intelligence that underlies them, these days decide what news stories we read or what we should buy or watch on TV or, indeed, what we should wear, state-of-the-...
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Sweden's VOI Technology plans to put a new fleet of thousands of electric scooters on European streets this summer to fend off competition in an increasingly crowded market.
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OSLO: Norway's US$1.1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, made record returns on investment in the first quarter amid a surge in tech stocks, it said on Friday.
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Alphabet Inc's Google unit told a US House panel it spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually on content review.
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Alphabet Inc's YouTube unveiled nine new original programmes that will be available for free this year as the streaming service shrinks an effort to attract subscribers with content exclusively behind a paywall.
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NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO: Alphabet Inc's YouTube unveiled on Thursday nine new original programs that will be available for free this year as the streaming service shrinks an effort to attract subscribers with content exclusively behind a paywall.
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WASHINGTON, May 3 — Alphabet Inc’s Google unit told a US House panel it spends hundreds of millions of dollars annually on content review and said it manually reviewed more than one million suspec...
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NEW YORK: Alphabet Inc reported first quarter revenue that missed analysts’ estimates and sparked fears that advertisers are shifting some spending to digital rivals.
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NEW YORK, May 1 — Global stocks were mixed yesterday ahead of a Federal Reserve decision on monetary policy and while investors digested varied economic data from the United States, China and Europe...
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NEW YORK: The S&P 500 eked out another record high close on Tuesday and capped its best four-month stretch in nearly nine years after a recent rally that helped to restore investors' belief in the decade-long bull run
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NEW YORK, April 30 — US stocks opened mixed today, as investors parsed a barrage of earnings reports, while a slump in shares of Google-parent Alphabet weighed on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq.
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(April 29): Asian stocks looked set for a mixed start to a week that’s packed with a slew of data releases that may provide clues on global economic growth.
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SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 — A SoftBank Corp business seeking to find a way to fly cellphone antennas high in the atmosphere to provide internet in underserved areas said yesterday it was investing US$...
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Wing Aviation, a firm owned by Google parent Alphabet, became the first drone operator to be certified as an airline by US authorities, allowing it to begin commercial deliveries in the country.
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Chief executive Elon Musk said Tesla Inc robotaxis with no human drivers would be available in some US markets next year, continuing a habit of bold pronouncements that have excited many investors while often missing deadlines.
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Users of Android devices will be able to choose their browsers and search engines from five options starting on Thursday, a senior Google executive said, in a move aimed at addressing EU antitrust concerns and staving off fresh sanctions.
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NEW YORK: The FAANG stocks have already seen double-digit gains so far this year, but one analyst expects the rally to continue for at least three of the five companies, with their upcoming quarterly results seen as the primary positive catalyst.
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The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to award the first licence to operate a drone airline in the next month, an official at the regulator said on April 10.
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SINGAPORE, April 10 — The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) expects to award the first licence to operate a drone airline in the next month, an official at the regulator said today.
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CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA (April 9): A Google-linked firm will start delivering takeaways and other small items to Canberra residents after the company received approval from aviation watchdogs in Australia...
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CANBERRA, April 9 — A Google-linked firm will start delivering takeaways and other small items to Canberra residents after the company received approval from aviation watchdogs in Australia today.
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A Google-linked firm will start delivering takeaways and other small items to Canberra residents after the company received approval from aviation watchdogs in Australia on April 9.
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This week Google introduced its video game-streaming service to the world; the Alphabet subsidiary is just one of the top Fortune 500 tech and media companies turning towards cloud computing to stream their products and services.
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LOS ANGELES, March 21 — This week Google introduced its video game-streaming service to the world; the Alphabet subsidiary is just one of the top Fortune 500 tech and media companies turning towards...
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BRUSSELS, March 20 — Google was fined €1.49 billion (RM6.8 billion) today for blocking rival online search advertisers, the third large European Union antitrust penalty for the Alphabet business i...
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THE most successful global tech company over the past seven years, at least from investors’ viewpoint, was neither Apple nor Amazon.com but video-streaming giant Net­flix. Even though its stock is ...
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Alphabet's Google will prompt Android users to choose their preferred browsers and search apps, a senior Google executive said on March 19, as the company seeks to allay EU antitrust concerns and ward off fresh sanctions.
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NEW YORK, March 20 — Wall Street stocks finished little changed yesterday following conflicting reports on US-China trade talks and as the Federal Reserve began a two-day monetary policy meeting.
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BRUSSELS, March 20 — Alphabet’s Google will prompt Android users to choose their preferred browsers and search apps, a senior Google executive said yesterday, as the company seeks to allay EU anti...
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Google is trying to boost price comparison rivals such as Kelkoo in an effort to appease European Union antitrust regulators and ward off fresh fines following a €2.4bil penalty nearly two years ago.
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It appears Google may have overestimated the popularity of its Chromebooks and Pixel tablets in the current smart market.
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NEW YORK, March 8 — Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed yesterday to break up Amazon.com Inc, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Facebook Inc if elected US president to promote competition in the tech sector.
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Waymo, the former Google car division developing self-driving technology, said on March 6 that it would sell a key innovation to companies that don't compete with its autonomous cars.
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The US Federal Trade Commission, under pressure to keep closer tabs on big tech companies such as Alphabet's Google and Facebook, said on Tuesday it would create a task force to monitor the sector and investigate anticompetitive conduct.