EU slaps Google with a record $2.7 billion fine

EU slaps Google with a record $2.7 billion fine

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service. European regulators said Tuesday that “Google has abused its market dominance as…

Europe hit by massive cyberattack

Europe hit by massive cyberattack

PARIS — A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. Company and government officials reported serious intrusions at the Ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices, where one…

Social media is the new crystal ball

Social media is the new crystal ball

Fortune tellers once used crystal balls to predict the future. But modern day soothsayers could use social networks like Facebook and Twitter to forecast events, researchers have claimed. A team from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Washington have…

The iPad’s biggest flaw: It’s too perfect

The iPad’s biggest flaw: It’s too perfect

Some of the world’s biggest technology companies are facing an unusual and costly problem: their products are proving too good to replace. Sales of traditional tablet computers are falling and are tipped to drop further, even though their use and usefulness have…

Pandora Media founder stepping down as CEO

Pandora Media founder stepping down as CEO

Music streaming service Pandora Media’s founder and chief executive, Tim Westergren, plans to step down, Recode reported citing people familiar with the company’s plans. The company has not yet selected a replacement for Westergren, who is likely to stay on at Pandora…