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US Department of Justice sues Google over digital ads market

The US Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit focusing on Google's dominance of the digital advertising market.
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Alphabet cuts 12k jobs as Spotify layoffs speculation emerges

Meta, Amazon and Microsoft have recently announced thousands of layoffs, and on Friday it was the turn of Google and YouTube's parent firm.
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Google search’s top trending song of 2022 may surprise you

The same names are popping up in the various streaming and social services’ end-of-year lists, with Bad Bunny particularly prominent.
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Spotify and Google begin rollout of ‘use choice billing’

In March 2022, Spotify was confirmed as a launch partner for Google’s new ‘user choice billing’ system on Android.
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Google and Harmonai reveal their latest AI music models

The recent history of creative AIs and music has been a tale of fledgling startups and huge technology companies alike.
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Google joins Meta in the race to improve text-to-video tech

One of Meta's Big Tech rivals, Google, is revealing its own efforts in the discipline with not one, but two research projects.
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Google hits new milestone of 6bn URL delisting requests

Happy 'Rightsholders Have Asked You To Remove More Than 6bn Links To Copyright Infringing Sites Day' Google.
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UK comms regulator set to examine the smart speakers market

British communications and media regulator Ofcom is training its sights on the tech giants again, with a new market study.
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Google may challenge Dolby Atmos with a new 3D audio format

Dolby's Atmos 3D-audio format has been gaining a lot of momentum in music thanks to its adoption by Apple Music, Amazon Music and Tencent Music's QQ Music among others.
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Google lets more companies sign up for ‘user choice billing’

Apple and Google have both been under pressure to remove some of their barriers for developers who want to bill their users directly.
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Sonos and Google’s legal battle gets a couple more lawsuits

It's more than two and a half years since Sonos first sued Google alleging patent infringement, but the legal battle shows no signs of cooling down.
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Google allows alternative Android billing systems in Europe

Google and Apple continue to face pressure around how (or indeed whether) they allow apps to use alternative payment systems to their own.