Category: Google: Critics

Reports: Fake reviews are a growing problem on Amazon, Google

As reviews have grown in importance, so have efforts to game the system. The problem is growing on both Google Maps and Amazon, according to third-party analysis and reporting. A report yesterday in The Washington Post found that the buying...

/ April 25, 2018

EU Commissioner: Two remaining antitrust cases against Google ‘advancing’

While Google’s appeal of the $2.9 billion (€2.4 billion) fine imposed by the European Commission in 2017 makes its way forward, EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told colleagues that the other two antitrust cases against Google were “advancing.” That’s according...

/ April 19, 2018

Oracle’s $9 billion Java lawsuit against Google back from the dead

Oracle’s suit against Google has been brought back to life by a federal appeals court. The underlying lawsuit involved Google’s unlicensed use of Java APIs as part of Android. Oracle originally sought nearly $9 billion in damages from Google. There...

/ March 27, 2018

Report: France suing Google, Apple over mobile developer contract terms

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says the country will take Apple and Google to court over mobile developer contracts. The move is seen as protecting French software developers against “abusive trade practices.” Le Maire reportedly said that there were “significant...

/ March 14, 2018

News Corp’s Rupert Murdoch calls (again) for payments from Silicon Valley

News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch has long been critical of Google and online content aggregators in general. He sees them as parasitic and, at one point in 2009, publicly stated that he would block Google from crawling his sites. Obviously,...

/ January 23, 2018