After a five-year investigation, the European Union charged Google with using its Internet search dominance to favor its own shopping platform. The EU is also looking into Google’s Android mobile system, accusing the company of illegally obstructing rival systems and applications. Gwen Ifill reports on the latest case of Europe battling with major U.S. tech companies. Continue reading
In response to the EU’s charges that Google uses its search engine dominance to favor Google Shopping, the company said shopping results have not harmed the competition nor innovation. Gwen Ifill talks to the European Union’s Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager about Google’s alleged offense and the EU’s crackdown on other tech companies. Continue reading
Scientists at Stanford University say they have developed an ultrafast aluminum battery that can be charged in as little as one minute. Continue reading
Thanks largely to the proliferation of smartphones, about one-quarter of all teenagers today spend nearly every waking moment of their lives online, often using social media, according to new research that should come as no surprise to many parents.
Billboards with language aimed at the tech industry are plentiful along a 49-mile stretch of freeway between San Francisco and San Jose. KQED San Francisco’s Scott Shafer reports.
A jury of six men and six women found gender was not a factor in the firing of former junior partner Ellen Pao at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The case drew attention to sexism and gender imbalance in Silicon Valley, as well as the wider tech world. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Fran Maier, founder of TRUSTe, about the significance of the case and verdict. Continue reading
The New York Times reported this week that Facebook will start working with news organizations to publish content directly to the social network. Among those currently in talks are Buzzfeed, National Geographic and the New York Times.
With more than 100 million Americans now over the age of 50, technology companies are eager to find new ways to cater to Baby Boomer consumers. From a mobile app that offers medical tips to wearable devices, special correspondent Megan Hughes reports on how startups are designing products to appeal to older Americans’ desires for longevity and wellness. Continue reading
March 15 marks the 30th anniversary of the birth of the .com domain suffix, or dotcom. In the early days, companies acquired their own dotcoms and developed a marketing presence on the Internet. Check out a few of these initial efforts from Apple, Intel, Xerox and more. Continue reading