Google is still answering for its DoubleClick data merger

Google is still answering for its DoubleClick data merger

Pichai confirmed to Demings that as CEO he signed off on the decision to merge the data, saying he reviews all major decisions. DoubleClick’s records of customers browsing the web were combined with Google’s personal information “effectively destroying anonymity on the internet,” said Demings. The difference between Google in 2007 and 2016, Demings said, was … Read more

Jeff Bezos can’t promise Amazon employees don’t access independent seller data

Jeff Bezos can’t promise Amazon employees don’t access independent seller data

During Wednesday’s antitrust hearing, Amazon and its CEO Jeff Bezos came under fire by lawmakers over the company’s alleged use of third-party seller data in developing its own products. Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon employees have accessed sales data from independent sellers on its marketplace to help the company develop … Read more

Paper Mario: The Origami King combat guide

Paper Mario: The Origami King combat guide

Entering combat in Paper Mario: The Origami King switches you over to a kind of mini-game. The game will take its time and explain it all to you, but those tutorials will fade from your memory over time. In this guide, we’ll review the basics of combat in Paper Mario: The Origami King and give … Read more

What to expect from Samsung’s Unpacked event next week

What to expect from Samsung's Unpacked event next week

Galaxy Buds Live Let’s start with the most straightforward of the bunch: Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live. Samsung is no stranger to true-wireless earbuds, but these are a little different from the company’s earlier attempts. For one, they’re the first Galaxy-branded buds to pack active noise cancelation, which was conspicuously absent from the Galaxy Buds+. They … Read more

Google’s business model ‘is the problem,’ David Cicilline says

Google’s business model ‘is the problem,’ David Cicilline says

During Wednesday’s tech antitrust hearing, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) tore into Google CEO Sundar Pichai over the company’s dominance in search and its use of data to monitor would-be competitors. “It is Google’s business model that is the problem,” Cicilline said, alleging a pattern of anti-competitive behavior that allowed Google to grow while smaller businesses … Read more