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Google faces new US antitrust scrutiny, this time over smartphones

Like European authorities, the US Federal Trade Commission has begun looking into how Google treats mobile apps that compete with its own, Bloomberg says.

By September 25, 2015


Samsung's battle with Smartflash put on hold over patent scrutiny

A US Court of Appeals says that the case should not proceed until the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has a chance to review the validity of Smartflash's patents.

By July 30, 2015


Facebook's Zuckerberg eager for virtual reality but sees a slow uptake

Speaking at a conference in San Francisco, the social-networking giant's CEO says VR will eventually become a normal part of life, in the same way mobile devices have.

By October 7, 2015


Google shakes up European operations amid regulatory scrutiny

A Google exec says the realignment will help Google respond more quickly to what's happening in individual countries.

By February 26, 2015


Apple under scrutiny in Canada for its contracts with carriers

Antitrust watchdog is seeking a court order for Apple documents related to a probe of alleged anticompetitive clauses in its carrier contracts.

By December 11, 2014


Russia orders Google to stop preinstalling its own Android apps

Russian competition authorities give Google until November 18 to reverse contracts requiring phone makers install its apps.

By October 6, 2015


Uber's 'God View' under scrutiny as spotlight intensifies on its practices

The car-ride service, which is accused of tracking a reporter's Uber rides, is investigating a top executive -- in the wake of a controversy involving another exec's intense interest in reporters.

By November 19, 2014


Google CFO: Hiring women is good for business

Ruth Porat, the Wall Street hotshot Google hired in March, says enlisting more women isn't just good for society, it's good for a company's bottom line.

By October 7, 2015


Online realtor offers ghost-free home certification

You ain't afraid of no ghosts, but the potential buyers of your home might be. Ease their minds with proof your place isn't haunted.

By October 8, 2015


Google wants to become the one-stop shop of tech

The search giant shows off two smartphones, two streaming devices, a tablet and a new version of its Android software. Google's message is clear: We can be your everything.

By September 29, 2015