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La Commission européenne a infligé ce mercredi une nouvelle amende au géant américain de l'internet Google, l'accusant une fois de plus d'abuser de sa position dominante, cette fois-ci dans une affaire concernant sa régie publicitaire AdSense.
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@pixelfed WTF!? Seriously: WTF!?
I've opened a new topic on socialhub.network forum with the collateral problems this creates when 2FA is enabled
#google #pixelfed #reCAPTCHA
The search engine has been fined for blocking rival online search advertisers.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19440926
Posted by okket (karma: 35450)
Post stats: Points: 169 - Comments: 140 - 2019-03-20T11:15:48Z
#HackerNews #€15bn #advertising #fine #from #google #hit #over #with
Google logo Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Alphabetʼs Google remains a dominant force in online advertising
Google has been hit with a €1.49bn (£1.28bn) fine from the EU for blocking rival online search advertisers.
It is the third EU fine for the search and advertising giant in two years.
The case accuses Google of abusing its market dominance by restricting third-party rivals from displaying search ads between 2006 and 2016.
In response, Google changed its AdSense contracts with large third parties, giving them more leeway to display competing search ads.
Google owner Alphabet makes large amounts of money from advertising - pre-tax profits reached $30.7bn (£23bn) in 2018, up from $12.66bn in 2017.
"Google has cemented its dominance in online search adverts and shielded itself from competitive pressure by imposing anti-competitive contractual restrictions on third-party websites.
"This is illegal under EU anti-trust rules," said EC commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
Last year, the EU competition authority hit Google with a record €4.34bn fine for using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals.
This followed a €2.42bn fine in 2017 for hindering rivals of shopping comparison websites.
The European Commission said that websites often had an embedded search function.
When a consumer uses this, the website delivers both search results and search adverts, which appear alongside the search result.
Googleʼs "AdSense for search" product delivers those adverts for website publishers.
The Commission described Google as acting like "an intermediary, like an advertising broker".
In 2006, Google started to include "exclusivity clauses" in contracts which stopped publishers from placing ads from Google rivals such as Microsoft and Yahoo on search pages, the Commission said.
From 2009, Google started replacing the exclusivity clauses with "premium placement" clauses, which meant publishers had to keep the most profitable space on their search results pages for Googleʼs adverts and they had to request a minimum number of Google adverts.
Publishers also needed to get written permission from Google before making any changes to how rival ads were displayed, letting Google control "how attractive, and therefore clicked on, competing search adverts could be", the Commission said.
Between 2006 to 2016, Google had more than 70% of the search intermediation market in the EU. It generally had more than 90% of the search market and more than 75% of the online search advertising market, the Commission added.
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GDC: Google enthüllt Cloud Gaming Service “Stadia”
#Google #Stadia #CloudGamingService #CloudGaming #GameStreaming GDC: Google enthüllt Cloud Gaming Service "Stadia" - PhantaNews
Wie bereits von Etlichen erwartet, enthüllte Internetgigant Google auf der Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco gestern sein geheimnisumwobenes neues Projekt: Einen Cloudgamingservice mit dem Namen "Stadia".
Trump orders investigation into critical news outlets, Google, Twitter and Facebook
“It seems to be, if it’s conservatives, if Republicans, there is big discrimination,” Drumpf said of social media platforms. “I see it absolutely on Twitter,” he said, also naming Google and Facebook as offenders.
I guess her heard about Nunes' lawsuit against Twitter for allowing people to express their sometimes blatant opinion. But why would he name Twitter anyway? I mean, he's on there all the time, trampling through it with his tweets, it's like his regular press secretary. He's an idiot, after all.
“You look at the networks, you look at the news, you look at the newscasts – I call it Fake News,” Drumpf said, letting Bolsonaro know he had first dibs.
During the eventful Rose Garden presser, Drumpf also announced the “twilight hour of socialism has arrived” in the Western Hemisphere, citing unrest in Nicaragua, and change in Cuba.
#Trump #DonaldTrump #FakeNews #Twitter #Facebook #Google #Autocracy #Authoritarianism #News #Politics #FreeSpeech #FreedomOfExpression #FreePress #PressFreedom #ImpeachTheMotherfucker #NotMyPresident #PresidentTrump
Aber Vorsicht: Privilege Separation ist nicht universell sinnvoll, und die Trennlinie ist im Allgemeinen nicht "das ist eine Library" sondern Funktionalität. Nehmen wir an, man baut einen Webservice, der aus hochgeladenen Bilder Thumbnails extrahieren soll. Dann ist es sinnvoll, den Thumbnail-Teil in einer Sandbox zu machen, aber es wäre beispielsweise nicht sinnvoll, die JPEG- und PNG-Teile per Sandboxing voneinander zu isolieren.
Insofern: Toll, dass Google das gebaut und veröffentlicht hat. Aber nicht blind einsetzen sondern vorher gut drüber nachdenken.
#fefebot #32c3 #google
Stadia is here.
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19432957
Posted by valgaze (karma: 1706)
Post stats: Points: 274 - Comments: 302 - 2019-03-19T17:15:34Z
#HackerNews #cloud #gaming #google #service #stadia #unveils
Google is launching its Stadia cloud gaming service at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco. Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who says he plays FIFA 19 “quite a bit,” introduced the Stadia service during a special keynote at GDC this morning. Describing it as a platform for everyone, Pichai talked up Google’s ambitions to stream games to all types of devices. Stadia will stream games from the cloud to the Chrome browser, Chromecast, and Pixel devices, and it will launch at some point in 2019 in the US, Canada, UK, and Europe.
Phil Harrison, a former Sony and Microsoft executive, joined Pichai onstage to fully unveil Stadia in his role at Google. Harrison says Google will amplify this game streaming service by using YouTube and the many creators that already create game clips on the service. Google previously tested this service as Project Stream in recent months, allowing Chrome users to stream games in their browser. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was the first and only game to be tested publicly using Google’s service, and the public tests finished in January.
Of course, Google won’t limit Stadia to just one game. Google demonstrated a new feature in YouTube that lets you view a game clip from a creator and then hit “play now” to instantly stream the title. “Stadia offers instant access to play,” says Harrison, without the need to download or install any games. At launch, games will be streamable across laptops, desktops, TVs, tablets, and phones.
"Google will leverage YouTube for Stadia"
Google demonstrated moving gameplay seamlessly from a phone to a tablet and then to a TV, all using Google-powered devices. While existing USB controllers will work on a laptop or PC, Google is also launching a new Stadia Controller that will power the game streaming service. It looks like a cross between an Xbox and PS4 controller, and it will work with the Stadia service by connecting directly through Wi-Fi to link it to a game session in the cloud. This will presumably help with latency and moving a game from one device to another. You can also use a button to capture and share clips straight to YouTube, or use another button to access the Google Assistant.
To power all of this cloud streaming, Google is leveraging its global infrastructure of data centers to ensure servers are as close to players around the world as possible. That’s a key part of Stadia, as lower latency is a necessity to stream games effectively across the internet. Google will support up to 4K at 60 fps at launch, and it’s planning to support up to 8K resolutions and 120 fps in the future.
"Stadia has more teraflops of power than an Xbox One X"
Google is partnering with AMD to build a custom GPU for its datacenters. It’s a chip that Google claims will deliver 10.7 teraflops of power, which is more than the 4.2 teraflops of the PS4 Pro and the 6 teraflops of power on the Xbox One X. Each Stadia instance will also be powered by a custom 2.7GHz x86 processor with 16GB of RAM.
One of the first games to launch on Google’s Stadia service will be Doom Eternal, which will support 4K resolution, HDR, and 60 fps game play. Doom Eternal doesn’t have a firm launch date just yet, but it will also be available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PS4, and Xbox One. Stadia will also embrace full cross-platform play, so developers can enable cross-platform multiplayer and game saves and progression.
Focusing on developers, Google also unveiled an impressive way for game developers to apply their own design style to titles on Stadia. It’s a machine learning-based style transfer tool that developers can use to simply drop an image into the video frames of games and have it mimic the style throughout. Google is also using something called State Share to let players easily share moments, so you can even share an exact link to a part of a game, changing the way games are typically shared. Q-Games founder Dylan Cuthbert is even building an entire game all around this new State Share feature.
YouTube is a giant part of Stadia, and Google appears to be relying on it to push gamers to its cloud service. More than 50 billion hours of gaming content was watched on YouTube during 2018, so Google is letting Stadia users highlight, capture, and share straight to YouTube or even let viewers play alongside creators. A Crowd Play feature of Stadia is designed to facilitate this, and it includes a lobby system to let you match up with YouTube content creators.
"Google launches its own game dev studio"
Google is even creating its own game studio for Stadia-exclusive titles, Stadia Games and Entertainment. Jade Raymond, who recently joined Google as a VP is leading Google’s push for its own games. Raymond is an industry veteran who has previously worked at Sony, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft. Google says more than 100 studios already have dev kits for Stadia, and more than 1,000 creatives and engineers are already working on titles that will work on the service.
While Google unveiled Stadia today, it had no details on exactly when the service will be available other than 2019. Google didn’t reveal pricing or even how many games the service will have at launch, but is promising more details in the summer.
Google will naturally face competition from a number of rivals that you’d typically associate with games and gaming services. Microsoft is planning its own xCloud game streaming service, which it demonstrated recently, with public trials set to start later this year. Amazon also appears to be readying a similar service, and both Nvidia and Sony are already streaming games over the internet. Even Valve is expanding its Steam Link game-streaming feature to allow you to stream your Steam games from a PC to anywhere through the Steam Link hardware or the Steam Link app.
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