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Google cannot escape location privacy lawsuit in Arizona, judge rules

Jan 25 (Reuters) – Allegations that Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google deceived users with unclear smartphone location tracking settings should be weighed by a jury, an Arizona judge ruled on Tuesday, refusing to toss out a lawsuit brought by the state’s attorney general. Google had sought summary judgment to get the case against it thrown out at an early stage. It had argued that the state had failed to show that its consumer fraud law could apply and noted that the company’s disclosures about… Source link

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Google asks judge to dismiss most of Texas antitrust lawsuit

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) asked a federal judge on Friday to dismiss the majority of an antitrust lawsuit filed by Texas and other states that accused the search giant of abusing its dominance of the online advertising market. Google said in its court filing that the states failed to show that it illegally worked with Facebook, now Meta (FB.O), to counter “header bidding,” a technology that publishers developed to make more money from advertising placed on… Source link

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Lawsuit: Google, Facebook execs conspired to manipulate ad auctions

Top executives at Google and Facebook were involved in an effort to limit competition in a portion of the online advertising market, according to a newly amended (and less heavily redacted) version of a 2020 multi-state lawsuit aimed at Google and led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. Why it matters: While a previous version of the suit also alleged collusion between the two companies, the newly public documents shed new light on the effort, dubbed “Jedi Blue,” as well as the extent 0f… Source link

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Google misled publishers and advertisers, unredacted lawsuit alleges

Google misled publishers and advertisers for years about the pricing and processes of its ad auctions, creating secret programs that deflated sales for some companies while increasing prices for buyers, according to newly unredacted allegations and details in a lawsuit by state attorneys general. Meanwhile, Google pocketed the difference between what it told publishers and advertisers that an ad cost and used the pool of money to manipulate future auctions to expand its… Source link

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Google’s Sonos lawsuit dodge might let other phone makers do what Pixel cannot

You might think a Google phone would be the best choice to control your Google-branded speakers, but that’s not necessarily true: Google’s actions have potentially opened the door for other manufacturers to do what the Pixel legally cannot, writes Android sleuth Mishaal Rahman at Esper. Last week, we wrote how “Your Google home speakers are about to get slightly worse because Sonos sued and won.” If you’re using a Google Pixel, that’s true — among other things, you won’t… Source link

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Google Misled Publishers and Advertisers, Unredacted Lawsuit Alleges

Google misled publishers and advertisers for years about the pricing and processes of its ad auctions, creating secret programs that deflated sales for some companies while increasing prices for buyers, according to newly unredacted allegations and details in a lawsuit by state attorneys general. Meanwhile, Google pocketed the difference between what it told publishers and advertisers that an ad cost and used the pool of money to manipulate future auctions to expand its digital monopoly, the… Source link

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Game maker says Apple, Google selling rip-offs in new lawsuit

Maker of popular game says Singapore company copied it Apple, Google sued for distributing alleged copycats The company and law firm names shown above are generated automatically based on the text of the article. We are improving this feature as we continue to test and develop in beta. We welcome feedback, which you can provide using the feedback tab on the right of the page. (Reuters) – The maker of the popular game “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” says in a new U.S. lawsuit that a… Source link

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Google Basically Pays Apple to Stay Out of the Search Engine Business, Class Action Lawsuit Alleges

Apple has an agreement with Google that it won’t develop its own internet search engine so long as Google pays it to remain the default option in Safari, a new class action alleges. Filed in a California court earlier this week against Apple, Google, and their respective CEOs, the lawsuit alleges the two companies have a non-compete agreement in the internet search business that violates US antitrust laws. Specifically, the complaint charges Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai of… Source link

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Georgia newspapers file lawsuit against Google and Facebook

Georgia newspaper companies and their counterparts around the country have been filing antitrust civil action lawsuits against Google and Facebook for the past year, alleging the two firms have monopolized the digital advertising market, constricting revenue that would otherwise go to local news. Why it matters: What started as a small-town effort to take a stand against Big Tech has turned into a national movement, with over 200 newspapers involved across dozens of states, Axios’ Sara… Source link

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