Russia, Google reach $7.8 million settlement on Android case
It will also develop a tool allowing users to choose a default search engine on their Android devices. Google will also drop its requirement of being the only search engine that comes pre-installed on Android devices, and will no longer enforce any existing agreements where manufacturers had agreed to do so.
"We are pleased to announce that today we have concluded a commercial agreement with Yandex and an amicable agreement with the FAS, which meet the interests of all parties", Google said in a statement. Not only is the company being fined $7.8 million Dollars, but it has agreed to allow the pre-installation of third-party apps.
Google has reached an out-of-court settlement with FAS, a Russian anti-monopoly watchdog, over its Android operating system, Reuters reports. The addition of a choice window provides users with the opportunity to choose their default search engine. Plus, "Google will be obliged not to restrict pre-installation of any competing search engines and applications". That's allowed Google to set strict conditions for any phone manufacturer that wants to build a phone with access to the Play Store's millions of apps.
Yandex's chief executive Arkady Volozh declared the settlement "an important day for Russian consumers".
Sharp right turn for Supreme Court
Supreme Court, capping more than a year of bitter partisan bickering over the ideological balance of the nation's highest court. Vice President Mike Pence presided over the senate for the vote and announced the final tally of 54 to 45 in favor of Gorsuch.
Costa relishing Hazard partnership at Chelsea
They deserve the best because they are having a good season, but I think all my players are having a great season. They have been nominated alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sadio Mane, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku.
OnePlus 5 could be badass, here's why
According to a BGR report , the specs of the flagship phone OnePlus 5 might have been leaked through the internet. Chinese publication PC Pop claims that the so-called OnePlus 5 will feature a 5.5-inch 2K screen up front.
It brings to an end a long-running battle between the U.S. firm and Russia's competition regulator, the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS).
The two-year dispute has now been settled out of court after Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) concluded in 2015 that the tech giant abused its market dominance by forcing phone makers to have Google apps on their devices.
The deal also makes it possible for other applications to be pre-installed on Android devices in Russian Federation.
Igor Artemiev, head of the FAS, said, "Implementation of the settlement's terms will be an effective means to secure competition between developers of mobile applications".
Turks vote in historic referendum
Two of the Turks were thought to have joined the ranks of Islamic State, which holds territory in neighbouring Syria and Iraq. He also appealed to voters of other parties to approve the changes so that " Turkey can leap into the future".
World's oldest person, Emma Morano, dies at 117
Carlo Bava told the AP that she died while sitting in a rocking chair in her home, located in the Northern Italy town of Verbania. At the age of 117 her life spanned three centuries, having been born in the 1800s. "She is always a very serene", he told the AP.
Man says brother might be among 4 dead in NY
After all, MS-13 - notorious for its elaborate tattoos and its unremitting violence - has perhaps 70,000 members all told. This follows by weeks the arrest of several MS-13 members in the savage killings of three teens in nearby Brentwood.
Late Schwartz goal puts Wild in 2-0 series hole
In the final minute of regulation Zach Parise found the puck on his stick near the net and put it in for the game tying goal. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are officially underway and last night's game between the Blues and Wild did not disappoint.
Mobile, Dish bid combined $14 billion in USA airwaves auction: FCC
In that earlier auction the big buyers were AT&T and Verizon , but we had a different mix of players this time around. Dish Network , which has amassed almost 80 MHz of spectrum but has spent years looking for a wireless partner.
Wikileaks Is A 'Non-State, Hostile Intelligence Service — CIA Director
If you're wondering what all this means, so are many people. "It ends now", Pompeo said. In January, Assange denied that Russian Federation was the source for his leaks.
Oil demand growth seen slowing for a second year
Then in December, non-OPEC producers led by Russian Federation agreed to cut their own output to 558,000 barrels per day. Prices were boosted after the IEA said production cuts by major exporters offset a longer-term decline in global demand.
Glass, Lundqvist help Rangers beat Canadiens 2-0 in Game 1
Letang got better as the playoffs went on a year ago, eventually garnering some Conn Smythe consideration for his fine play. To find success, the Rangers will need to capitalize on power play chances that will likely come few and far between.
Allies Of Syria's Assad Say U.S. Attack Crosses 'Red Lines'
Boris Johnson cancelled the visit, scheduled for 10 April, on Saturday, saying events in Syria had changed priorities. The Trump administration had seemed ambivalent over whether it would push for regime change in Syria.
Google blocks invasive Burger King ad from taking over Google Home
If you want to cut to the chase and just see how this ad works, hit the source link below for a video of the ad in action. It's not the first time virtual assistants have been activated by the television - to the profound annoyance of users.
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