The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for antitrust violations, alleging that it abused its dominance in online search and advertising to stifle competition and harm consumers. The lawsuit marks the government’s most significant act to protect competition since its groundbreaking case against Microsoft more than 20 years ago.
When the Almeda Drive Fire burned through communities in Talent and Phoenix, Oregon, many wondered why there wasn’t more emergency evacuation information. The gaps in Jackson County’s alert system left many without critical information. And the same type of system is used across Oregon and California.
Apple is the first U.S. company to boast a market value of $2 trillion, just two years after it became the first to reach $1 trillion. Just five companies — Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and Google’s parent company — account for nearly 23% of the S&P 500’s entire value.
Distance learning, ordering groceries online or applying for unemployment, those are all kind of difficult without a good internet connection. So, at least five public utility districts in Washington are setting up drive-up Wi-Fi hotspots amid the coronavirus pandemic.