US Department of Justice sues Google over anticompetitive digital marketing

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The lawsuit accuses the tech giant of using its ad dominance in a way that works against competition. The US Department of Justice and several states across the country have filed a lawsuit against Google, accusing the company of using its dominance in digital marketing in a way that is harmful to competition. The government has said that Google’s dominance plans are to “neutralize or eliminate” rivals. Google has been accused of establishing a digital marketing strategy that asserts its dominance in a way that will “neutralize or eliminate” competitors…

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Smart technology is making domestic abuse harder to escape, say advocates

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Smartphones, connected vehicles, and other commonly used gadgets are increasing some risks. Anti-violence experts are cautioning that current smart technology devices such as smartphones and connected vehicles are making it harder for victims of domestic abuse to escape. These experts have stated that tech is increasingly being used as a part of domestic abuse. Smart technology such as home devices, smartphones, vehicles and others are becoming some of the most commonly used tools used by domestic abusers. “Methods that are sort of presented as advances in technology, whether it’s a…

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Merriam-Webster has purchased the Quordle game

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The company will add the challenging Wordle clone to its considerable array of word puzzles. The Quordle game is far from the only Wordle clone out there, but this one just got snatched up by Merriam-Webster, which is adding it to its substantial word quiz and puzzle offerings. Fittingly, this particular version is more complex and challenging than the original Wordle. The Quordle game requires you to simultaneously complete four different Wordle-like challenges. These are all worked into a single large grid. Each guess made is applied to all four…

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Mobile games spending drops by 5 percent worldwide

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Consumer spending on applications dropped by 2 percent in 2022 when compared to 2021. Consumer spending on mobile games dropped in 2022 when compared to 2021 as people reined in their shopping decisions in the face of increasing inflation, according to app analytic firm Data.ai’s recent report. The company formerly known as App Annie recently released its most recent State of Mobile report. Spending on applications as a whole fell by 2 percent last year when compared to 2021. More specifically, spending on mobile games dropped by 5 percent, reaching…

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Western social apps on the cusp of mobile commerce explosion

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The trend has already taken off at full force in China, and the West is primed for the same. Social media mobile commerce trends have already taken off in China, and apps like TikTok are pushing to take this boom into the Western world as well. These applications have seen the opportunity and are now seeking to build a massive new market. Consumers in China spent a massive $208 billion on the Douyin app alone – a mobile commerce application owned by the same company as TikTok, ByteDance. That app,…

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