June 1, 2019

Google is dealing with an imminent antitrust investigation from the US Justice Department

Google may soon face an antitrust investigation from the US Department of Justice pertaining to its search business and potentially other aspects of the company’s sprawling software and services empire, according to a late Friday evening report from The Wall Street Journal. The DOJ is said to have spent the past few weeks preparing for the probe. Following publication of the WSJ’s story, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Bloomberg are confirming an imminent antitrust probe as well.
May 10, 2019

India joins EU in investigating Google over Android antitrust issues

India has reportedly ordered an investigation into Google over Android antitrust concerns, according to a report from Reuters. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) reportedly began exploring the issue last year before reaching a decision in April to begin a full investigation.
April 5, 2019

The golden age of YouTube is over

Danny Philippou is mad. He’s practically standing on top of his chair as his twin brother and fellow YouTube creator Michael stares on in amusement. Logan Paul, perhaps YouTube’s most notorious character, laughs on the other side of the desk that they’re all sitting around for an episode of his popular podcast Impaulsive. Anyone who’s watched the Philippous’ channel, RackaRacka, won’t be surprised by Danny’s antics. This is how he gets when he’s excited or angry. This time, he’s both.
March 21, 2019

Google Has Been Fined $1.7 Billion for ‘Abusive’ Online Advertising Tactics

Google has been fined 1.49 billion euros ($1.69 billion) by the EU for breaching antitrust rules, the latest in a long line of penalties against the U.S.-based tech company.  
March 20, 2019

Google hit with €1.5 billion antitrust advantageous by EU

Google has been hit with a €1.5 billion antitrust fine from the European Union over restrictive contracts it forced on customers through its AdSense business.
March 12, 2019

Logan Paul’s upcoming flat Earth doc demonstrates YouTube’s double customary on conspiracy theories

As YouTube tries to crack down on conspiracy theories, some of its biggest creators are using them to bring in views and ad revenue.
February 21, 2019

YouTubers worry looming ‘adpocalypse’ after baby exploitation controversy

YouTube creators are worried that a catastrophic drop in ad revenue may be upon them following a new controversy over YouTube’s inability to curve predatory behavior on content featuring young children.
February 20, 2019

Epic Games pulls Fortnite pre-roll advertisements on YouTube following little one predator controversy

Epic Games has stopped plugging Fortnite pre-roll ads on YouTube videos following a discovery that ads were playing on videos predators used to exploit children.
January 30, 2019

These YouTubers are owed $1.7 million, they usually’re in all probability by no means going to get it

A group of approximately 50 YouTube creators allegedly owed more than $1.7 million following the collapse of network Defy Media are unlikely to see that money.
January 20, 2019

Machinima, considered one of YouTube’s greatest and oldest channels, goes darkish

Nearly every video on Machinima’s popular YouTube channel has seemingly been deleted following its sale to Fullscreen Media earlier this week, and it’s unclear if any will be re-uploaded in the coming days.