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Alphabet Inc's Google has taken down an Indian mobile application from its app store that allowed users to remove other Chinese apps from their phones as it violated certain company policies, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
NEW DELHI: Alphabet Inc's Google has taken down an Indian mobile application from its app store that allowed users to remove other Chinese apps from their phones as it violated certain company policies, a spokesman said on Wednesday.The app, "Remove China Apps", had become top trending free app on Google's mobile app store in India with more than five million downloads since late May. Its popularity rose amid calls for a boycott of Chinese mobile apps in India during a Himalayan border dispute between the two nations.A Google spokesman confirmed to Reuters the app had been removed due to violation of app store policies, but gave no further details.A person familiar with the matter said the software violated Google's policies prohibiting apps that mislead users into removing or disabling...
California Class Action Seeks More Than $5B In Damages From Google For Allegedly Tracking Data In Incognito Mode
A proposed class action lawsuit was filed against Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) (NASDAQ: GOOG ) subsidiary Google LLC on Tuesday, alleging privacy violation, Bloomberg reported . What Happened The complaint filed in the United States District Court for Northern District of California claims that Google's Chrome browser promises not to collect user browsing data and other identifying information in the so-called "incognito mode," but does it all the same through other websites being opened in the private browsing mode. "Google accomplishes its surreptitious tracking through means that include: Google Analytics, Google … Full story available on Benzinga.com
The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the Alphabet Inc unit of illegally collecting information about what people are viewing online and where they are doing their browsing, through various applications and website plug-ins including Google Analytics and Google Ad Manager. "Billions of times a day, Google causes computers around the world to report the real-time internet communications of hundreds of millions of people to Google," according to the complaint filed with the federal court in San Jose, California. Google did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
(Bloomberg) -- Zoom Video Communications Inc. reported quarterly sales that leapfrogged estimates, showing that a surge in demand for its video-conference service during the coronavirus pandemic has translated into more paying customers. The company also about doubled its annual revenue forecast.Revenue increased about 170% to $328.2 million in the period that ended April 30, the San Jose, California-based company said Tuesday in a statement. Analysts, on average, expected $203 million, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Profit, excluding some items, was 20 cents a share, compared with analysts’ average projection of 9 cents.Zoom projected sales of as much as $1.8 billion in the fiscal year, from a forecast of as much as $915 million in early March. Analysts estimated $930.8 milli...
(Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc. named Patrick Pichette as chairman of the board, replacing Omid Kordestani, who stepped down Monday.Pichette, former chief financial officer at Google, is a partner at venture firm Inovia Capital and has served as Twitter’s lead independent director since December 2018. Kordestani will remain as a non-employee director, the company said Tuesday in a statement.“Given the strength and depth of Twitter’s management team and board, we believe that now is the right time to evolve our governance structure in-line with best practices,” Pichette said in the statement. “We are pleased to demonstrate our commitment to good governance and be in the position to make this important change. We look forward to continuing to benefit from Omid’s expertise on the Board.”Earlie...
What happened Shares of data visualization expert Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) gained 32.4% in May 2020, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. The stock reached fresh all-time highs when the company reported solid first-quarter results on May 21.
Yahoo Finance's Alexandra Canal breaks down how media and entertainment giants are supporting the Black Lives Matter movement as protests continue to rage across the country in response to the death of George Floyd.
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(Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc., Spotify Technology Inc. and YouTube joined BlackoutTuesday, an initiative tied to the music industry’s TheShowMustBePaused movement, which supports protests across the U.S. against police brutality and racism toward African Americans.The iPhone maker paused the browse feature on its Apple Music service, presenting users with a message about standing in solidarity “with the Black voices that define music, creativity, and culture.” The feature sends listeners to its “Beats 1” radio program playing motivational songs such as “The People” by Hip-Hop artist Common, and “Sue Me” by rapper Wale featuring gospel singer Kelly Price.Spotify created a “Black Lives Matter” playlist with songs including Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” and “FDT” by California rapper Y.G., ...