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Google, iHeartMedia to Pay Illinois $1.5M For Allegedly Airing Misleading Smartphone Ads – NBC Chicago

Google and iHeartMedia have agreed to pay a total of more than $9.4 million dollars to seven states, including Illinois, to settle claims over allegedly deceptive advertisements, Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul said Monday. According to Raoul’s office, an investigation began following 2019 when Google contracted iHeartMedia personalities to record advertisements endorsing its Google Pixel …

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Apple Pulls Lyrics From iPhone 14 Ad After Being Mistaken for Slur

The ad was released in September, but the misheard lyrics have only recently been removed according to 9to5 Mac. Screenshots: Apple/Gizmodo Another day, another iPhone. As Apple continues to roll out their new iPhone 14, the company is also facing a little controversy following the release of an ad for the new tech. The ad …

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Elon Musk says he would make his own smartphone if app stores ban Twitter

Elon Musk said he would make his own smartphone if Google and Apple were to ban Twitter from their app stores. Musk said in a tweet responding to conservative podcaster Liz Wheeler that he hopes the situation does not come to that but that he will make that decision if necessary. “I certainly hope it …

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Elon Musk floats ‘alternative phone’ if Apple, Google app stores remove Twitter

Twitter Chief Elon Musk says he’d consider making an “alternative phone” in the event that Twitter is removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Musk made the comments on Friday night in response to conservative commentator Liz Wheeler, who tweeted, “If Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce …

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UK probes Apple, Google over cloud gaming, browsers, CIO News, ET CIO

Britain launched Tuesday an in-depth competition probe into the dominance of US tech giants Apple and Google of cloud gaming and mobile internet browsers. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) regulator will investigate whether consumer choice is limited by the behavior of the Silicon Valley pair, it said in a statement after an initial study …

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UK Begins Market Investigation into Apple and Google’s Mobile Dominance

The UK’s competition watchdog has begun its investigation into the market dominance of Apple and Google’s mobile browsers, months after it said it was considering a high-level probe. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announced Tuesday that responses to its June consultation had revealed “substantial support” for a full investigation into how Apple and Google …

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Can solar storms damage submarine cables and DESTROY internet on Earth? Google tells us

Google researchers have studied the damage a highly intense solar storm on Earth can do to the submarine cables that provide high-speed internet access across continents. The year 2023 is causing dread for a number of astronomers and scientists who specialize in the study of the Sun. The upcoming year will mark the peak of …

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