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Google Gets Largest-Ever EU Antitrust Fine

A woman works on her computer as on the wall behind is seen the logo of web search engine Google at Frankfurt's international book fair, on 23 October 2005, the fair's last day. (TORSTEN SILZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman works on her computer as on the wall behind is seen the logo of web search engine Google at Frankfurt's international book fair, on 23 October 2005, the fair's last day. (TORSTEN SILZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Google was hit by a record 2.42 billion euro (US$2.7 billion) fine for giving its comparison shopping service preference in its search results. European Competition...

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    Creating the Right Intellectual Property Strategy for Canada

    The devil’s in the details for the federal government’s new intellectual property (IP) strategy, announced in its 2017 budget, but tying it to the Liberals’... Read more

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    Messaging app Line opens theme store in Thailand Capital

    The messaging app Line opened a theme store in Bangkok. It’s the first ever Line Village store in Thailand. An indoor theme park will also... Read more

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    Boeing 737 Max 10 Takes Off With 240 Orders at Paris Air Show

    Boeing launched the biggest and most fuel-efficient plane yet in its 737 MAX jetliner series at the opening of the Paris Airshow on Monday, June... Read more

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    Researchers Create Ultra Fast Laser Camera

    Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have created a camera to capture ultrafast processes previously impossible to film. The camera can film at a rate... Read more

  • Canada's Minister of Finance Bill Morneau (C) operates a robot with student Spencer Pelzer (R) while Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi looks on during their tour of the robotics lab at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary on March 27, 2017. Automation threatens many low-skilled jobs, but Canada has benefited from technological advances in the long term. (The Canadian Press/Todd Korol)

    No Better Time to Be an Entrepreneur

    The entrepreneurship bug is spreading in Canada. It’s sorely needed for a labor force and an economy that need to adapt in the face of... Read more

  • Daniel Debow (2nd L) speaks on a panel about Canadian tech featuring Tony Bailetti (C), Janet Bannister (2nd R), Harley Finkelstein (far R), and moderated by Globe & Mail reporter Sean Silcoff (far L) at Shopify's Elgin Street office in Ottawa, Canada on May 15, 2017. (Rahul Vaidyanath/Epoch Times)

    Canadian Tech Entrepreneurs See Progress in Government’s Innovation Push

    OTTAWA—Canadian tech entrepreneurs see encouraging signs working with the government to build a more innovative economy. But more work needs to be done, including better... Read more

  • An Amp sits on the dashboard of a Lyft driver's car on Jan. 31, 2017 in San Francisco, California.  (Kelly Sullivan/Getty Images for Lyft)

    Lyft Partners with Waymo to Launch Self-Driving Car Pilots

    NEW YORK —U.S. ride services company Lyft Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving car unit Waymo have launched a self-driving vehicle partnership, bringing together two rivals... Read more

  • Cables and computers are seen inside a data centre at an office in the heart of the financial district in London, Britain on May 15, 2017. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez)

    Cyber Attack’s Spread Slows, Security Stocks Gain

    LONDON/WASHINGTON—The global WannaCry “ransomware” cyber attack spread more slowly on Monday with no major infections reported, as attention shifted to investment and government policy implications... Read more

  • The National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters building in Fort Meade, Maryland.   (NSA/Handout via REUTERS)

    Global Cyber Attack Slows but Experts See Risk of Fresh Strikes

    SINGAPORE/FRANKFURT—A global cyber attack described as unprecedented in scale forced a major European automaker to halt some production lines while hitting schools in China and... Read more

  • A man uses an iPad with a Facebook app in this photo illustration in Sofia, Bulgaria on Jan. 30, 2013. (REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov)

    Facebook to Add 3,000 Workers to Fight Streaming of Live Violence

    SAN FRANCISCO—Facebook Inc. will add 3,000 people over the next year to monitor reports of inappropriate material on the social media network and removing videos... Read more

  • A Toyota RAV4 EV car with a Tesla battery is seen at the sixth annual Alternative Transportation Expo and Conference (AltCar) in Santa Monica, California Sept. 29, 2011. (REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo)

    Hybrid Blues: China Policies Force Toyota Into Electric U-turn

    SHANGHAI—The automotive industry’s seemingly inexorable drive toward electric cars—and especially Chinese polices pushing new energy vehicles—has forced Toyota Motor Corp., the world’s No.2 automaker by sales,... Read more

  • The Uber app logo is seen on a mobile telephone in this Oct. 28, 2016 photo illustration. (REUTERS/Toby Melville/Illustration)

    Italy Court Blocks Uber Services in Italy, Citing Unfair Competition

    ROME—A court blocked the use of smart phone apps for Uber cars in Italy on Friday, ruling that they constituted unfair competition. The court said... Read more

  • An illustration picture shows the Twitter logo reflected in the eye of a woman in Berlin, Nov. 7, 2013. (REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/Illustration/File Photo)

    German Cabinet Agrees to Fine Social Media Over Hate Speech

    BERLIN—Germany’s cabinet approved a plan on Wednesday to fine social networks up to 50 million euros ($53 million) if they fail to remove hateful postings quickly,... Read more

  • A self-driven Volvo SUV owned and operated by Uber flipped on its side after a collision in Tempe, Arizona. (Courtesy FRESCO NEWS/Mark Beach)

    Uber Resumes Self-Driving Car Program in San Francisco After Crash

    Driverless vehicles operated by Uber Technologies Inc were back on the road in San Francisco on Monday after one of its self-driving cars crashed in... Read more

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at an event to announce new products at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., on March 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Apple Unveils Updated iPad With Lowest-Ever Price

    Apple Inc unveiled an updated version of its iPad tablet with a brighter screen on Tuesday, available to order from Friday and with a $329... Read more

  • A Mobileye camera system that can be installed in your car to monitor speed limits and warn drivers of potential collisions, mounted behind the rearview mirror during a demonstration of the system, in Ann Arbor, Mich. on Oct. 14, 2015. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

    Intel Drops $15B on Mobileye in Race for a Driverless Future

    DETROIT—Intel will buy Israel’s Mobileye in a deal valued at about $15 billion, instantly propelling the computer chip and technology giant to the forefront of... Read more

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