Google Play cuts subscription fee from 30% to 15% starting Jan 1, 2022

Google said today that starting on January 1, 2022, it will be decreasing the service fee for all subscriptions on Google Play to 15 per cent from 30 per cent, and for developers offering subscriptions, this means that first-year subscription fees will be cut in half. “Digital subscriptions have become one …

Swiss court rejects Google appeal over government cloud computing contract

A Swiss court has dismissed Google’s bid to block the award of a government cloud computing contract worth up to 110 million Swiss francs ($119 million) to rival bidders. “In an interim decision, the Federal Administrative Court rejects Google’s request to grant suspensive effect to its appeal. The Federal Office for …

Google tells suppliers to double production with Pixel 6 series: Report

Google has told its suppliers to double the production of its upcoming Pixel 6 smartphones from last year to more than 7 million units, the media reported on Tuesday. The tech giant has also asked suppliers to build over 5 million of its budget Pixel 5A phones, reports Nikkei Asia, citing …

Amazon cloud storage challenger Backblaze files to go public

DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the LA Clippers talks to Assistant Coach, Roy Rogers of the LA Clippers before the game during Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 30, 2021, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. Adam Pantozzi | National Basketball Association | Getty Images Backblaze, a company …

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says offices are filling back up 

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai gestures during a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. Fabrice COFFRINI | AFP | Getty Images Google employees are filing back into their offices across the country, according to CEO Sundar Pichai. Pichai, who spoke at the Wall Street Journal Live Conference …

Biggest tech companies face US Bills on liability and competition

The biggest US tech companies would face new constraints under two Bills announced on Thursday after a month of revelations from a Facebook whistle-blower sparked fresh calls to rein in an industry that has largely escaped regulation so far. A measure from Energy and Commerce Chair Frank Pallone and other leading House Democrats …

Google set to launch ‘Pixel Pass’ subscription inspired by Apple One

Google is set to announce a new subscription bundle on the lines of Apple One, where a new Pixel device will offer extended warranty and premium subscriptions like YouTube Premium or YouTube Music and Google One, among others. Google will launch Pixel 6 series smartphones on October 19 and the new …