Archives by Tag 'Google'

EU accuses Google of search abuse

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The European Union has filed a complaint against Google over its alleged anti competitive behaviour. The competition commissioner said she had issued a “statement of objections”, stating that the firm’s promotion of its own shopping links amounted to an abuse of its dominance in search. It follows a five year investigation into the company and […]

Google v Amazon- rivalry grows

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, October 17, 2014

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has said the firm’s biggest rival in online search is Amazon. Mr Schmidt fought back at claims that Google enjoyed unrivalled dominance of the online search market. “Many people think our main competition is Bing or Yahoo. But, really, our biggest search competitor is Amazon,” he said in a speech in […]

GCHQ and NSA tracking billions of mobile phones

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Almost five billion mobile phone location records are logged by GCHQ and NSA every day according to reports the Washington Post.The data is said to help the NSA track individuals, and map who they know, to aid the agency’s anti-terror work. The “dragnet surveillance” was condemned by digital rights groups who called for the NSA’s […]

Google given another data deletion notice

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, June 21, 2013

Google has been given another 35 days to delete the remaining data it “mistakenly collected” while taking pictures for its Street View service, or face criminal proceedings. It’s investigation into Google reopened last year after further revelations about the data taken from wi-fi networks. During that inquiry, additional discs containing private data were found. Google […]

US snoopers program PRISM- more information leaking out

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013

News that the US government’s National Security Agency (NSA) has been snooping into the phone records of Verizon customers quickly escalated into reports that it also had backdoor access to the major technology companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook.The PRISM programme tapped into the servers of nine internet firms, according to leaked documents obtained by […]

Google searches may predict market moves

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The volume of Google searches for finance related terms may predict moves in markets more research suggests.As the search volume on generic terms such as “debt”, “portfolio” and “stocks” fell, the Dow Jones average tended to go up – and vice versa. An investment strategy based on these search volume data between 2004 and 2011 […]

Google Glasses- no advertising will be allowed

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Google have announced that their controversial Google Glasses will not be allowed to place advertising within the device’s display.The newly published terms and conditions for developers working on Glass also prohibit companies charging for apps. The glasses, which have a five megapixel camera and voice-activated controls, have started to be shipped. The first devices will […]

Google tries to offer deal to end Brussels anti-trust probe

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, April 19, 2013

Google has proposed a package of concessions as it seeks to end a long running investigation into its European search business.The suggested changes to its business were made following talks with European Commission competition regulators. Since November 2010, Brussels has been looking into Google’s search business following complaints from rivals about The anti-trust investigation was […]

European data watchdogs combine to target Google over privacy policies

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Six European data protection agencies are combining a joint legal action over Google’s privacy policies.The threat comes as a four month deadline to change the policy expires with Google making “no change” to the policy. Google’s perceived failure to act on previous complaints are being looked into by data watchdogs in France, Germany, Italy, the […]

YouTube now has one billion monthly users

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, March 25, 2013

YouTube, the video sharing website which is owned by Google has said that¬† it now has one billion regular users.Announcing the milestone on its blog, the site said a recent growth in smartphones had helped boost the numbers visiting the site every month. YouTube’s popularity provides Google with a lucrative channel through which to sell […]