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    • Google may release a foldable Pixel by late 2021

      Google may release a foldable Pixel by late 2021

      A recently leaked internal Google document suggests that the company has marked the fourth quarter of next year for the release of a foldable Google Pixel phone, according to 9to5Google reports. The device, codenamed “Passport,” is said to be explicitly referred to as being “foldable,” and is included alongside a list of all Pixel devices going back to 2017’s Pixel 2.

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    • Commission opens probe over Google's Fitbit acquisition

      Commission opens probe over Google's Fitbit acquisition

      The Commission opened on Tuesday an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Fitbit by Google. The Commission says its concerns are that the proposed transaction would further entrench Google's market position in the online advertising markets by increasing the already vast amount of data that Google could use for personalisation of the ads it serves and displays, the EU press service reported.

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    • Using antitrust law to address the market power of platform monopolies

      Using antitrust law to address the market power of platform monopolies

      The data show that the United States has a competition problem. In many industries throughout the country, there is increased concentration, rising profit margins, declining entry, and low investment relative to profits. Moreover, stock market participants have been signaling the problem by assigning very high equity values to a relatively small subset of public firms earning monopoly profits.

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    • Google to invest up to $2bn in Poland

      Google to invest up to $2bn in Poland

      Google will invest as much as $2bn to build a data centre in Poland, which will deal with cloud services, the Puls Biznesu daily said on Wednesday. News of the investment follows an announcement by Microsoft in May that it will also invest $1bn in a seperate Polish data centre, as the largest economy in the European Union’s eastern wing tries to position itself as a regional technology hub.

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    • Google Cloud, Telefonica partner on cloud region and 5G

      Google Cloud, Telefonica partner on cloud region and 5G

      To meet the growing technology needs of Spanish businesses, Google Cloud and Telefonica announced last week a new partnership to foster the country’s digital transformation and advance 5G mobile edge computing. As part of this agreement Google Cloud also announced its plans to open a new cloud region in Spain that will leverage Telefonica’s Madrid region infrastructure.

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    • Following EC’s call, platforms remove millions of misleading ads

      Following EC’s call, platforms remove millions of misleading ads

      As part of its commitment to protect consumers online, the European Commission has co-ordinated a screening (‘sweep’) of websites, with the aim of finding out where consumers in the EU are being subjected to content promoting false claims or scam products in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results show that, following the Commission’s call, platforms have removed or blocked millions of misleading advertisements or product listings.

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    • Google faces antitrust case in India over payments app

      Google faces antitrust case in India over payments app

      India’s antitrust body is looking into allegations that Alphabet Inc’s Google is abusing its market position to unfairly promote its mobile payments app in the country, five sources familiar with the case told Reuters. The complaint was reportedly filed in February and the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has kept the identity of the complainant confidential, the first source with direct knowledge of the case said.

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