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Google fined $1.7 Billion by European Union for handicapping competitors

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The EU says ads from non-Google companies were blocked by the search engine on third party sites. The European Union has heavily fined Google three times in less than two years. The penalties now total over $9 billion. All three are in relation to Google unlawfully trying to derail competition. Read more…

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Tesla revives its referral program, but it’s a shadow of its former self

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Back in February, Tesla cut its customer referral program due to how much it was costing the company.

Elon Musk announced on Thursday that the program is back, but the incentives are admittedly much, much slimmer than they used to be.

Now, if you refer a customer to buy a Tesla, both people will receive 1,000 miles of free Supercharging. 

Each referral also receives an entry to win a Founders Series…

Instagram tests letting you rethink your terrible new username

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Instagram is about to give its users some time to think over that name change.

An automatic username lock feature has been discovered in the latest alpha version of Instagram’s Android application. The change, which is currently in testing, would give the previous owner of an Instagram handle up to 14 days to revert back to their old username after changing it.

Instagram will start locking old usernames for 14 days after changing so the previous owner can revert to it within the grace…

Google to start offering alternative browsers and search engines to Android users in the EU

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Android users in the EU will soon be offered a choice of browsers and alternative search engines on their devices, Google announced on Tuesday. 

The announcement is unsurprising, given the European Commission (EC) slapped Google with a record $5 billion fine in July 2018 for stifling browser and search engine competition in the EU. 

In a blog post, Google’s SVP of Global Affairs Kent Walker said the company will “do more to…

Google to start offering alternative browsers and search engines to Android users in the EU

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Android users in the EU will soon be offered a choice of browsers and alternative search engines on their devices, Google announced on Tuesday. 

The announcement is unsurprising, given the European Commission (EC) slapped Google with a record $5 billion fine in July 2018 for stifling browser and search engine competition in the EU. 

In a blog post, Google’s SVP of Global Affairs Kent Walker said the company will “do more to…

Learn all about this AWS competitor with these cheap online courses

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Anyone running an enterprise business is worshipping at the feet of Amazon Web Services. But in the midst of all the hubbub surrounding AWS, what about other options? 

Microsoft’s platform Azure flies under the radar when it comes to fast and reliable cloud computing services, but pound for pound it easily keeps up with its more widely touted competitors.

As with other cloud computing platforms, Azure enables users to store and process their data on remotely accessible servers maintained…

Facebook belatedly makes it harder to run some discriminatory ads

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Nothing like finally doing the right thing after being sued and browbeaten into it. Sort of. 

Scandal-plagued Facebook announced March 19 that it would take steps to address one of its many structural flaws. Namely, the company will no longer allow advertisers to discriminate when it comes to housing, jobs, or credit advertisements that run on the social media platform. 

“These changes are the result of…

The first reactions to the Theranos documentary are in, and yikes

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HBO’s Theranos documentary has finally aired, and you bet people have thoughts.

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley was always going to be a creepy watch, but what’s particularly shocking are the details of how Elizabeth Holmes managed to fool enough rich people into given her millions of dollars for technology that didn’t work.

Holmes, who modelled herself after Steve Jobs, even wore a black turtleneck. At…

The first reactions to the Theranos documentary are in, and yikes

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HBO’s Theranos documentary has finally aired, and you bet people have thoughts.

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley was always going to be a creepy watch, but what’s particularly shocking are the details of how Elizabeth Holmes managed to fool enough rich people into given her millions of dollars for technology that didn’t work.

Holmes, who modelled herself after Steve Jobs, even wore a black turtleneck. At…

Oh look, the Apple Watch might actually be good for something

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Eighty-four percent of the time, it works every time. 

A study involving more than 400,000 participants and their Apple Watches indicated that the smart device may provide some form of early warning for those experiencing the heart rate irregularity known as atrial fibrillation. So reports Reuters, which notes that the research was funded by Apple. 

The study, done in collaboration with Stanford Medicine, required people to wear an Apple Watch and made use of the watch’s irregular rhythm…