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MEPs accuse Google of monopolization

MEPs accuse Google of monopolization

MEPs want to separate the Internet search engine of Google from the commercial services of the corporation. According to France Press, the corresponding document was adopted at the regular session of the European Parliament.

The deputies believe that when placing links in Google search results the company promotes its own services on more favorable positions, and it is a violation of competition rules in the market.

According to MEPs, Google has actually become a monopolist in the market of Internet search and other services. However, the adopted resolution is purely advisory.

The European Commission has begun the investigation of Google back in 2011 at the request of the owners of search services, who accused the company of abusing its dominant position in the search engine. In February, the European Commission agreed on a number of proposals for the termination of antimonopoly proceedings. But it did not reduce the claims against Google due to its activities.

It is to be recalled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that Google provides the FBI and the CIA with almost unlimited access to the correspondence of e-mail users.

Hotel in Sweden lodges guests for likes in social networks

  • Nov 25, 2014
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Hotel in Sweden lodges guests for likes in social networks

A luxury hotel in Sweden Nordic Light Hotel has announced the introduction of modern social communications as a "currency".

Hotel in Stockholm offers anyone who have more than 2,000 friends on Facebook, 100,000 likes on his page or 100 000 subscribers on Instagram to stay at the hotel seven nights in exchange for publications in social media.

CEO of Nordic Light Hotel Marcus Majewski says that the hotel management believes that posts in social networks worth "exchanging" as they provide marketing of the hotel.

"I am proud that we are the first hotel in the Nordic region, which offers such an exchange," said Majewski.

The hotel where the cost for accommodation is $ 360 per room for the night, also offers discounts for those who have less than 2,000 Facebook friends. 5% discount is expected for those who have 500 friends and 10% discount is for the guests with 1000 friends.

It is to be recalled that Pavel Durov has launched a new social network Durov.im. According to experts, it has a real chance to compete with Facebook, VKontakte, Odnoklassniki and other large-scale social networks. And not so long ago a social network for alcohol lovers was launched.

Xiaomi intends to overtake Apple in 10 years

  • Nov 24, 2014
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Xiaomi intends to overtake Apple in 10 years

Young company Xiaomi is a rapidly growing company manufacturing gadgets. Chinese manufacturers managed to take the third place in sales, having surpassed the most famous competitors. However, the management of the company believes that it has the strength to beat even Apple and Samsung.

Xiaomi Company, which is already named the "Chinese Apple", made a bold statement. Within the next 10 years, it intends to become a leader at the global smartphone market. The company Xiaomi was founded just four years ago, in April 2010, and it presented its first smartphone in August 2011. However, within this short period, it has gained recognition around the world. That is why Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said that in the next 5-10 years, the company would be able to take the first place in terms of smartphone sales worldwide.

He made this ambitious statement during his speech at the Xiaomi conference in China. Lei Jun also said that at that time the company's products were actively used by 70 million people, and the following year their number would increase to 200 million. In 2015, the Chinese manufacturer expects to sell about 100 million their gadgets.

Earlier ASUS announced its intention to take the third place in the industry due to the sales increase in China and the United States.

Google rents NASA airfield for scientific purposes

  • Nov 12, 2014
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Google rents NASA airfield for scientific purposes

Google has rented NASA's Moffett Federal airfield in the southern part of the San Francisco Bay for 60 years.

According to the American media, Google intends to use the airfield for research, development, assembly, and testing in the field of space exploration, aviation, and robotics.

Google has plans to spend $ 200 million on the development of the aerodrome, including the hangar restoration and creation of educational institutions in its territory.

The airfield is located just 10 minutes away from the headquarters of Google. The agreement with Google will allow NASA to get $ 6 billion for the rent. Also, the organization will save another $ 3 million on the maintenance of the airfield.

Android co-founder leaves Google

  • Nov 3, 2014
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Android co-founder leaves Google

Early last year, Andy Rubin left the position of head of the Android developers' team, the technology giant's robotics project. Then he was replaced by Sunder Pichai, the head of Chrome.

But this year Ruby finally decided to leave Google.

Mr Rubin, who has also worked for Apple, reportedly plans to found an incubator for hardware start-up firms.

Google's chief executive and co-founder Larry Page commented on Andy"s departure, "I want to wish Andy all the best with what's next. With Android he created something truly remarkable – with a billion plus happy users. Thank you."

Microsoft officially abandons Nokia

  • Oct 27, 2014
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Microsoft officially confirms rumors on abandoning Nokia

Thus, the existing smartphones will continue to be sold under the name of the legendary Finnish manufacturer, but all the following new items will be released under the name Mokia Lumia.

But the regular phones like Nokia 130 and so on will continue to be released under the Nokia brand.

So far, there is already launched a rebranding of some Nokia sites, as well as proprietary applications. The first smartphones under the brand Microsoft Lumia will be sold in the near future. According to rumors, it will happen this year.

Nicole Kidman pays last respects to her father

  • Sep 26, 2014
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Nicole Kidman pays last respects to her father

Nicole"s mother Janelle and sister Anthony with close friends actor Russell Crowe and his wife Danielle Spencer came to pay last respects to the man.

Nicole"s husband, musician Keith Urban, who canceled some concerts due to the family tragedy, as well as their children, 6-year-old Sunday Rose and 3-year-old Margaret came to support Nicole in a difficult period too.

It is worth noting that Nicole and her father have had very warm relationship, so the death of the close person became a painful loss for the star.

It is to be recalled, that Anthony Kidman died September 12 in Singapore, when he came to visit the actress" sister Anthony. The man died from injuries he got in an accident.