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EU fines Google a record €2.42bn

It is for allegedly abusing its dominant position to manipulate search engine results for its own benefit. http://ift.tt/2sWfuZR #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices



Scientists Are Baffled!

After noticing a trend in science news articles where the phrase “Scientists are Baffled” was mentioned quite frequently, I created an email address for bafflingscience@gmail.com and created a Google Alert for every time the phrase was mentioned. 95 more words


Is Bing News Worth Using? (Spoiler: Yes)

Google News has dominated news search as completely Google has with its Web search. With over 50,000 sources as of 2013,  you might wonder if you need any other free service when you’re looking for news. 836 more words


Google will stop scanning your Gmail messages to sell targeted ads

Google will stop its long-standing practice of scanning the contents of individual Gmail users for advertising purposes, the company announced in a blog post today. The practice, something Google has done nearly since the launch of its email service, allows the company to digest the contents of email messages and use them to deliver targeted ads within Gmail itself. 336 more words

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Google faces $1.2 billion fine for manipulating search results

According to reports, European antitrust officials are in the process of issuing a fine of $1.2 billion (€1.06bn) to Google for using its search engine to veer customers towards its newly launched Google Shopping service. 25 more words


Drug, Casino Spam In Google News

I’m used to seeing spam in my regular Google Web searches. In Google News? Not so much. But it’s there!

I got a heads-up from eagle eye Jonathan B, who said he was going through the Health section of Google News and found a couple of spammy pages from a news site that looked like it’d been hacked. 363 more words