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Google, LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is considered one of the Big Five technology companies in the U.S. information technology industry, alongside Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft.

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'Can I Change My Vote' Trends on Google [Video]

'Can I Change My Vote' Trends on Google

Tuesday morning saw a surge of Google searches regarding the question.

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Stocks rebound with tech in the lead [Video]

Stocks rebound with tech in the lead

U.S. stocks recovered on Thursday some of the steep losses seen the day before as investors gobbled up high-flying tech names in anticipation of strong quarterly results after the close, which Amazon,..

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Made by Google products go green with recycled materials [Video]

Made by Google products go green with recycled materials

Google announced that it has achieved one of its goals of using recycled materials in all of its Made by Google products. The company had pledged to achieve the goal by 2022 but have announced that..

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Facebook enters cloud gaming with different services than competitors [Video]

Facebook enters cloud gaming with different services than competitors

Facebook has entered the field of cloud-based gaming service and on October 26 introduced cloud games to its existing Facebook Gaming application. The tech giant's cloud gaming services differs from..

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How They Blew It: Why Two Major Cities Are Dropping Google's COVID-19 Testing Program [Video]

How They Blew It: Why Two Major Cities Are Dropping Google's COVID-19 Testing Program

Gizmodo reports San Francisco and Alameda counties in California have stopped using Verily to test for the novel coronavirus. Google's health-centered sister company launched a $55 million pilot..

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US Government Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google [Video]

US Government Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

According to CNN, the Trump administration sued Google on Tuesday.

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Google lawsuit: US Govt slaps tech giant with antitrust case [Video]

Google lawsuit: US Govt slaps tech giant with antitrust case

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U.S. sues Google, says breakup may be needed [Video]

U.S. sues Google, says breakup may be needed

The U.S. Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday, accusing the $1 trillion company of illegally using its market power to fend off rivals and said nothing..

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Samsung smart TV to soon feature Google Assistant Microphone [Video]

Samsung smart TV to soon feature Google Assistant Microphone

Google Assistant is now available on newer Samsung smart TVs in the US, the companies announced. As reported by The Verge, the AI helper will be available on Samsung 2020 smart TV models, including the..

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Google must negotiate pay with publishers for content, French court rules [Video]

Google must negotiate pay with publishers for content, French court rules

Google must negotiate pay with publishers for content they reshare online in search results, the Paris Court of Appeal has ruled, confirming a decision by the country's competition authority.

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Youtube allows its premium subscribers to test in-development features [Video]

Youtube allows its premium subscribers to test in-development features

Video-sharing platform YouTube has changed the way it tests new features. The platform is now allowing its Premium subscribers access to experimental products in the development pipeline, according to..

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RSPCA worried about pandemic fallout [Video]

RSPCA worried about pandemic fallout

The RSPCA has expressed fears that the coronavirus fallout and impact of'lockdown puppies' will have damaging consequences for struggling rescuecentres. The charity has reported high figures for..

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House panel issues scathing Big Tech complaint [Video]

House panel issues scathing Big Tech complaint

The U.S. House of Representatives antitrust subcommittee's findings on abuse of market power by four large tech companies took Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Alphabet's Google to task in a scathing..

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Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs [Video]

Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs

Facebook, Google and Twitter CEOs

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Pixel 5 | Greg's Geek Fix [Video]

Pixel 5 | Greg's Geek Fix

Google announces new Pixel 5

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Everything Google Announced Wednesday [Video]

Everything Google Announced Wednesday

Everything Google Announced Wednesday

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Google To Pay Publishers For Reliable News Feed [Video]

Google To Pay Publishers For Reliable News Feed

Google To Pay Publishers For Reliable News Feed

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Google is bringing its own VPN to desktops and phones with $9.99 Google One subscription

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Hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican party

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