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BRIEF-Google fined 50 mln euros by French CNIL authority
Monday, 21 Jan 2019 09:18am EST 

Repeats to attach to alert:* France's CNIL body said it had fined Google 50 mln euros for not providing enough information and transparency regarding advertisers' access to personal data.  Full Article

Google fined 50 mln euros by French CNIL authority
Monday, 21 Jan 2019 09:18am EST 

Jan 21 (Reuters) - Google ::* France's CNIL body said it had fined Google 50 mln euros for not providing enough information and transparency regarding advertisers' access to personal data.  Full Article

Hyatt Hotels Corporation Announces Participation In Google Assistant Pilot
Tuesday, 8 Jan 2019 02:00pm EST 

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Hyatt Hotels Corp ::HYATT ANNOUNCES PARTICIPATION IN GOOGLE ASSISTANT PILOT.HYATT HOTELS CORP - IS COLLABORATING WITH GOOGLE TO PILOT A NEW CAPABILITY OF GOOGLE ASSISTANT - INTERPRETER MODE.  Full Article

Sporttotal.TV Signs Development Partnership With Google Cloud
Tuesday, 8 Jan 2019 07:10am EST 

Jan 8 (Reuters) - SPORTTOTAL AG ::SPORTTOTAL.TV SIGNS DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP WITH GOOGLE CLOUD.COOPERATION FOCUSES ON DEVELOPING VIDEO ANALYSIS SOFTWARE TO EXTRACT AND ANALYZE CAMERA FOOTAGE FROM GAMES.NEW TOOLS ALREADY BY APRIL 2019.  Full Article

Schrödinger Closes $85 Million Financing
Friday, 4 Jan 2019 03:08pm EST 

Jan 4 (Reuters) - SCHRÖDINGER::SCHRÖDINGER CLOSES $85 MILLION FINANCING TO ADVANCE COMPUTATIONAL PLATFORM AND EXPAND DRUG DISCOVERY PIPELINE.SCHRÖDINGER - BILL AND MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION TRUST AND WUXI APPTEC'S CORPORATE VENTURE FUND CO-LED $85 MILLION ROUND.SCHRÖDINGER - DEERFIELD MANAGEMENT, BARON, QIMING VENTURE PARTNERS, AND GV ALSO JOINED $85 MILLION ROUND.  Full Article

Google Says Google Assistant Expects To Be On 1 Bln Devices By Jan End
Friday, 4 Jan 2019 02:02pm EST 

Jan 4 (Reuters) - GOOGLE ::GOOGLE SAYS BY END OF JANUARY, GOOGLE ASSISTANT EXPECTS TO BE ON 1 BILLION DEVICES.GOOGLE SAYS OVER THE PAST YEAR, GOOGLE ASSISTANT EXPANDED TO 30 LANGUAGES & 80 COUNTRIES.GOOGLE SAYS ACTIVE USERS OF GOOGLE ASSISTANT GREW 4 TIMES OVER THE PAST YEAR GLOBALLY.  Full Article

Immersion enters into agreement with Google for development of next-generation haptic devices
Thursday, 3 Jan 2019 08:30am EST 

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Immersion Corp ::IMMERSION ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT WITH GOOGLE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NEXT-GENERATION HAPTIC DEVICES.IMMERSION CORP - OTHER TERMS OF AGREEMENT ARE CONFIDENTIAL..IMMERSION - AGREEMENT ALSO PROVIDES GOOGLE WITH A LICENSE TO IMMERSION'S PATENT PORTFOLIO FOR GOOGLE'S PIXEL LINE OF PHONES AND OTHER GOOGLE HARDWARE..IMMERSION CORP - CO, GOOGLE WILL EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES TO COLLABORATE ON INCORPORATING HAPTICS IN GOOGLE'S NEXT-GENERATION HARDWARE PRODUCTS.  Full Article

ACCC Releases Preliminary Report Into Google, Facebook And Australian News & Advertising
Sunday, 9 Dec 2018 06:40pm EST 

Dec 10 (Reuters) - Australian Competition & Consumer Commission::RELEASES PRELIMINARY REPORT INTO GOOGLE, FACEBOOK AND AUSTRALIAN NEWS AND ADVERTISING.PRELIMINARY REPORT CONTAINS 11 PRELIMINARY RECOMMENDATIONS AND EIGHT AREAS FOR FURTHER ANALYSIS.FURTHER CONCERNED WITH LARGE AMOUNT & VARIETY OF DATA WHICH DIGITAL PLATFORMS SUCH AS GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK COLLECT ON AUSTRALIAN CONSUMERS.REPORT OUTLINES ACCC'S CONCERNS REGARDING MARKET POWER HELD BY KEY PLATFORMS, INCLUDING IMPACT ON AUSTRALIAN BUSINESSES.CONCERNED ABOUT LENGTH, COMPLEXITY, AMBIGUITY OF ONLINE TERMS OF SERVICE, PRIVACY POLICIES.REPORT INCLUDES PROPOSAL TO PREVENT GOOGLE’S INTERNET BROWSER BEING INSTALLED AS DEFAULT BROWSER ON MOBILE DEVICES, COMPUTERS & TABLETS.PROPOSES NEW OR EXISTING REGULATORY AUTHORITY TO INVESTIGATE, MONITOR, REPORT HOW LARGE DIGITAL PLATFORMS RANK, DISPLAY ADVERTISEMENTS & NEWS.REPORT INCLUDES PROPOSAL TO ALSO PREVENT GOOGLE’S SEARCH ENGINE BEING INSTALLED AS A DEFAULT SEARCH ENGINE ON INTERNET BROWSERS.ADDITIONAL PRELIMINARY RECOMMENDATIONS DEAL WITH COPYRIGHT, AND TAKE-DOWN ORDERS, AND THE REVIEW OF EXISTING, DISPARATE MEDIA REGULATIONS.CONSIDERING RECOMMENDATION FOR CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DIGITAL PLATFORMS’ DATA COLLECTION TO BETTER INFORM CONSUMERS, IMPROVE BARGAINING POWER..ALSO UNCOVERED CONCERNS OF CERTAIN DIGITAL PLATFORMS BREACHED COMPETITION OR CONSUMER LAWS, CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING 5 SUCH ALLEGATIONS.  Full Article

Google, Tencent Secretly Explore Cloud-Computing Cooperation - The Information
Friday, 7 Dec 2018 10:12am EST 

Dec 7 (Reuters) - :GOOGLE AND TENCENT SECRETLY EXPLORE CLOUD-COMPUTING COOPERATION - THE INFORMATION.  Full Article

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Set To Testify To Congress In Dec. - The Washington Post
Tuesday, 27 Nov 2018 09:58pm EST 

Nov 27 (Reuters) - :GOOGLE CEO SUNDAR PICHAI SET TO TESTIFY TO CONGRESS IN DECEMBER - THE WASHINGTON POST.  Full Article

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France fines Google $57 million for European privacy rule breach

PARIS France's data protection watchdog fined Alphabet's Google 50 million euros ($57 million) on Monday for breaching European Union online privacy rules, the biggest such penalty levied against a U.S. tech giant.