Oct 17 2018
Google will have to allow smartphone manufacturers to ship Android devices in the EU without Google Chrome preinstalled, as a result of the massive Euro 4.34 billion fine imposed on the company by European Commission antitrust regulators in July this year. That led to the decision to offer them all for free, including the Play Store itself, but following the EC's ruling Google has now had to offer the apps and services as paid-for options instead.
Google's solution to the European Union order puts more distance between its mobile app store, through which millions of Android users may discover and install new apps, and the many sister apps that help sustain Google's deep relationships with customers. Forked devices with the Play Store may be more interesting though.
The EU's main problem with Google isn't about Android specifically, but with the company's dominance of search traffic. Chrome and Google search will not be compulsory even if manufacturers want to continue offering the Google Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail, Google Play Music, and other apps. Failure to end the illegal business practices can result in additional fines.
Sears Locations Across Texas Closing After Bankruptcy Filing
Sears Holding Corp. said it is closing unprofitable stores to lower the company's costs and increase cash flow. Sears employed about 89,000 workers in the U.S. as of February, compared with 246,000 people five years ago.
The winners and losers of new Nafta
China has responded with counter-tariffs on American products with particular political resonance, including agricultural goods. But for Trudeau, it's either a concession or an admission that his aspirations for a free-trade deal China have fallen flat.
French police launch investigation into missing Interpol chief
Meng's term is scheduled to run until 2020. " Interpol's General Secretariat headquarters will not comment further". Meng, 64, has been unaccounted for since he left France for China in late September, Europe 1 radio reported.
Under the new European rules, detailed by Google's senior vice president of platforms Hiroshi Lockheimer, Android phone makers that want to sell devices with Google services pre-installed in Europe will need to pay a licensing fee to Google.
But if Google had failed to ensure compliance with the Commission decision, it would be liable to fines of up to 5 percent of the average daily worldwide turnover of Alphabet, Google's parent company.
Its new measures will see Android manufacturers build "forked" versions of their devices for European markets while still being able to use Google's applications. The blog post did not specify which Google software it would sell when the licensing program takes effect on October 29. Device-makers are yet to comment on the changes, though the fear will undoubtedly be that licensing fees - the costs of which have not been disclosed at this stage - will be passed through to buyers themselves. Usually, Google insists on bundling its Search, Chrome, Play and other apps all together with Android, though it doesn't charge for them because, well, they make more than enough cash on their own.
The European Commission said it is up to Google to decide how to comply with the July ruling and that the regulator will closely monitor the changes. But the full-featured version of the Android OS has required device makers to pre-install a package of Google's apps like Search and Chrome.
Oct 16 2018
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Have Ended Their Engagement
Both parties are yet to release any statements via their own social platforms however Pete Davidson has now deleted his accounts. Another source told Page Six that the tragic death of Grande's ex, rapper Mac Miller , threw the pop star for a major loop.
Oct 14 2018
Kevin Campbell comments on Liverpool-linked Aaron Ramsey situation at Arsenal
The Gunners will take on Leicester City in their next top flight fixture at the Emirates Stadium after the global break. The club have withdrawn the offer of a new deal meaning that he is likely to leave.
Oct 13 2018
Sajid Khan quits Housefull 4 after sexual harassment accusations
Actor and author Twinkle Khanna , Akshay's wife, also called for the makers of Housefull 4 to take a firm stance on the issue . While talking the worse about his then-girlfriend, she alleged that Sajid would touch his genitals and ask her to touch them.
Oct 12 2018
United Nations chief calls for more attention to mental health
He added: "Every suicide is a preventable death and we are determined to do everything we can to tackle the tragedy of suicide". Currently, too little attention is paid to the issue, as a result of which tens of thousands of people suffer in silence.
Oct 11 2018
Peterson injured in loss vs. Saints; MRI set
The Saints (4-1) now have won four consecutive games and get a week of rest before they head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens.
Oct 10 2018
The Everest: Protesters target Sydney Opera House projections with beams of light
Racing NSW stewards have suspended betting on The Everest after conducting the barrier draw in private on Tuesday morning.
Oct 10 2018
Intel Announces First 9th-Generation Core Processors
For example, the Core i9-9980XE will offer 18 cores (and 36 threads) with a maximum turbo-boost speed of 4.5 GHz for about $1980. We also have up to 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes on tap, with Intel Optane memory and Optane SSD support a given, as well as Thunderbolt 3.
Oct 09 2018
Who is Craig Coyne? Meet George W. Bush's new son-in-law
Bush , who also attended the Sunday wedding. "My heart exploded last night as I watched my dearest sissy get married in Maine".
Oct 05 2018
Predicted line-up against Mol Vidi: Ruben Loftus-Cheek to finally start?
He has to improve his physical condition of course but he is a great option in this position. Ross Barkley: The England global is expected to make a return in the midfield.
Oct 05 2018
Third Kavanaugh accuser backs away from some of her 'gang rape' claims
Swetnick said immediately after the assault, she told her mother and went to the Montgomery County Police Department. Now, she told Snow that she doesn't " know what he did " for sure. "I don't know what his reputation as a lawyer is".
Oct 16 2018Hostage held at Cologne main train station
Oct 15 2018Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson break up, call off engagement
Oct 12 2018Duchess of Cambridge thrills in off-the-shoulder £1395 Erdem dress
Oct 11 2018Roberts asks federal judges to handle Kavanaugh complaints
Oct 10 2018Israeli forces detain family of Palestinian attack suspect
Oct 09 2018Google shutting down Google
Oct 09 2018Yankees in a great spot heading home for ALDS Game 3
Oct 08 2018Protesters disrupt Senate vote on Kavanaugh
Oct 07 2018Kuldeep leads dominant India to its biggest Test win
Oct 07 2018Confirmed Liverpool line-up v City
Oct 15 2018Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank release official wedding photos
Oct 15 2018Red Sox's manager tossed from Game 1 for arguing
Oct 14 2018Nokia 3.1 Plus, Nokia 8110 4G Banana Phone Launched in India
Oct 13 2018Climate change threatens mental health
Oct 13 2018ASI: Soyuz Space Vehicle Designed to Safely Return Crew in Any Conditions
Oct 12 2018WHAT'S HAPPENING: Widespread catastrophic damage in Florida
Oct 12 2018United States interest rate rises are necessary, says International Monetary Fund chief
Oct 11 2018Arsenal Legend Insists Arsenal Are Right To Let Ramsey Leave
Oct 09 2018Eden Hazard Torn Between Chelsea, Real Madrid
Oct 08 2018Panthers' Reid kneels during national anthem
Oct 07 2018Japan Grand Prix: Hamilton dominates free practice sessions
Oct 06 2018Supreme Court nominee in unusual plea as US Senate nears vote