Day: June 4, 2021

Facebook Faces Two Antitrust Inquiries in Europe

LONDON — European Union and British regulators said on Friday that they were beginning separate antitrust inquiries into Facebook, broadening their efforts to rein in the world’s largest technology companies. The investigations by the European Commission, the executive arm of the 27-nation union, and Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority take aim at a key business …

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At Grocery Stores, It’s Hard Work Picking Your Online Order

AWM, in Aliso Viejo, Calif., offers retailers sophisticated overhead cameras that are able to track employees and customers as they walk around stores and recognize products, even down to Red Delicious versus Gala apples. Kevin Howard, its chief executive, said that the company could cut stores’ fulfillment costs by 60 percent through methods like flagging …

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India’s ‘Ugliest’ Language? Google’s Answer, Kannada, Drew a Backlash

It was an odd, unanswerable question. Still, it was on the mind of at least one Google user in India. What is the country’s “ugliest” language? For anyone who typed the question into the platform’s search bar recently, its algorithm produced a fact box confident of the answer: a tongue called Kannada, spoken by tens …

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