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Google EU antitrust probe

Editor's note: The European Commission began its antitrust inquiry into Google's search and advertising business in 2010. Google attempted to resolve the case in 2013, but a proposed settlement was widely criticized. - Tom

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Google EU antitrust probe

Report: European Parliament 'poised to call' for a break-up of Google, per draft seen by the Financial Times - @Reuters

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Google

Google says it can now launch as many as 20 Internet-access balloons per day - @TechCrunch

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patents

Google and patent consortium Rockstar agree to settle lawsuit - @ReutersTech

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Google

Firefox drops Google as default search engine, signs 5-year deal with Yahoo - @verge

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Google

Google Wallet will stop processing payments for digital goods sold on websites in March 2015 - @VentureBeat

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labor

Google contractor accuses company of pay, overtime violations in lawsuit - @ReutersTech

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Anti-Islam film protests

US appeals court to reconsider order directing Google to remove anti-Islamic film from YouTube - @FedcourtJunkie

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advertising

Google says its DoubleClick online advertisement service is back up after suffering an outage - @Reuters

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Google

Google backs extending the US Privacy Act to European Union citizens - statement

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Google EU antitrust probe

European Union new antitrust chief says it will take time to resolve Google antitrust probe - @Reuters

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Google

Google to extend Inbox invites to everyone for one hour at 3PM PT today - @TNW

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Germany

German news publisher Axel Springer scraps bid to block Google from using snippets of its stories - statement

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Google

Andy Rubin, head of Google's robotics division and co-founder of its Android mobile business to leave Google, company confirms - @ibnlive

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tech

Google plans to update developers on 'major changes and advances' for its modular smartphone in January, company says - @verge

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cancer

Google announces a nanoparticle project designed to detect cancer in your blood - @TheNextWeb

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Google

Google says it is investigating an ongoing 'service disruption' with its Drive, Sheets, Docs, and Slides apps - @CNBCnow

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Alan Eustace

Google executive sets new world record after skydive jump from 135,890 feet - @BBCWorld

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Google

Google releases Inbox app, billed as a new take on email - @nytimes

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Firebase

Google acquires the small startup Firebase to add to its portfolio of cloud tools - @RolfeWinkler

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