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Google needs solid win with release of smart Allo app

Google this week launched Allo, a smart messaging app that uses artificial intelligence to help users express themselves, accomplish more and find more information within their chats.

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Verizon must pay even if Mozilla walks from Yahoo search deal

Verizon, which plans to buy Yahoo for $4.8 billion, will be on the hook to Mozilla for more than $1 billion through 2019.

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9 big moments in Yahoo's troubled history

Here are nine big events in the up-and-down history of Yahoo.

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Yahoo sells internet biz to Verizon in $4.8B deal

Ailing Yahoo is selling off its operating business for $4.8 billion to Verizon Communications in a cash deal that will reduce the storied tech firm to mainly holding its cash, stakes in Alibaba and Yahoo Japan and non-core patents.

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For SEO, links are even more important than you think

It's a rare business today that doesn't take at least some steps to optimize its website for search-engine rankings, but how best to do that remains an open question. A new study suggests that inbound links are even more critical than...

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EU levels more charges against Google

The European Commission added new antitrust charges against Google in the areas of search and advertising as it continues to investigate the Internet search giant.

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Google's tax liabilities scrutinized after Spanish raid

Spain has joined the scrum of tax authorities examining Google's accounts to see if the company has paid all that it should.

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Google tool lets users personalize the ads they see

A new tool introduced by Google lets users personalize across devices what ads they see on the company's and third-party sites.

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EU is preparing AdWords antitrust complaint against Google

Google may soon be the target of a third set of charges from Europe's top antitrust authority, this time concerning the advertising services that generate the majority of its revenue.

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Why Microsoft is waving the magic Wand

Another Microsoft acquisition is almost as interesting as the one from earlier this week.

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Google's Larry Page may be working on flying cars

Google's Larry Page is reportedly investing $100 million in trying to build flying cars.

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Google Now On Tap is bringing Android full circle

How a seemingly small change is making a monumental difference -- and turning untapped potential into practical power.

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Google dives into the future with a focus on A.I.

With much of what Google announced during the first day of its I/O developer conference focused on helping users answer questions before they even think of them, artificial intelligence is proving critical for the company's strategy.

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An HTTPS hijacking click-fraud botnet now infects almost 1M computers

Over the past two years, a group of cybercriminals has infected almost 1 million computers with malware that hijacks search results, even when they're served over encrypted HTTPS connections.

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Google could face $3.4B fine in EU antitrust probe

Google could face a record fine of up to €3 billion ($3.4 billion) as soon as next month as part of a six-year European Commission antitrust investigation into the company's search engine dominance.

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EU searches for huge penalty in Google antitrust case

Google will be fined €3 billion by the European Union. So say secret sources close to the Euro bloc, which has been probing Google's search monopoly since 2009...

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Google’s EU antitrust problems could get compounded by Getty Images' complaint

Getty Images, a long-time critic of Google’s image search functionality, plans to file a competition law complaint against the search giant with the European Commission.

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Yahoo's Firefox deal risks dropping into the red

Yahoo's deal with Mozilla making the search provider Firefox's default in the U.S. increasingly looks like a bad deal for Yahoo.

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