Apple and Google removed popular video game "Fortnite" from their app stores on Thursday for allegedly violating the companies' in-app payment guidelines, prompting developer Epic Games to file federal lawsuits challenging the two companies' rules. Gloria Tso reports.
Tech giant Google is experimenting with the new feature which will allow the display of domain names only in the address bar of Google Chrome and not in the full URLs. According to The Verge, this feature will help in protecting users against phishing attacks and scams which occur as a result of misleading URLs. The feature is currently being tested in the upcoming Chrome 86 release. It will be shown to a subset of users in the 86 version of Google Chrome.
Tech giant Google is all set to roll out a new update to Android Auto which will allow the car software to regain its smart features including the Calendar application. According to The Verge, the Calendar application will allow users to view the information related to their next appointments. The feature will also give driving directions to the users in case they had added a location to the calendar entry. The application was previously removed by Goole in its 2019's redesign. The company had replaced it with a button that simply reads the appointments loud via the Google Assistant. As per The Verge, the new feature also adds relevant shortcuts to the Calendar application
Google's net US digital ad revenues will decline this year for the first time since eMarketer began estimating ad revenues in 2008. Business Insider forecasts Google will bring in $39.58 billion in US digital ad revenues this year. That's down 5.3% from 2019. This represents a downward revision of more than $7 billion from Insiders early-March forecast. The forecast was made prior to the pandemic-related economic slowdown in the US, particularly reduced ad spending by the travel industry.
Turkey is considering suspending diplomatic ties with the United Arab Emirates and withdrawing its ambassador over the Gulf state's accord to normalize ties with Israel, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday. Emer McCarthy reports.
The U.S. government on Wednesday said it would maintain 15% tariffs on Airbus aircraft and 25% tariffs on other European goods, despite moves by the European Union to resolve a 16-year-old dispute over aircraft subsidies. Ciara Lee reports
Twenty advocacy groups from the United States, Europe, Latin America and elsewhere signed a statement on Wednesday, urging regulators to be wary of Google's $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker company Fitbit Inc. Ciara Lee reports