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With the departure of Fitbit’s creators, Google has laid off hundreds of workers from its voice assistance and hardware departments

In the late hours of Wednesday, Google let go of hundreds of workers across a variety of departments, including engineering and services. As part of their reorganization, the knowledge and information product team—which includes voice-activated Google Assistant—and the Devices and Services PA (DSPA) team—which oversees Fitbit, Pixel, and Nest hardware—are …

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Judge to weigh competition harm vs. Google gains in search antitrust case

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Justice Department completed its evidentiary phase in its Google antitrust trial, with closing arguments scheduled for May 2024. Can an industry giant legally engage in anticompetitive business practices if they improve its product and its customers’? Apparently, Judge Amit Mehta has “no idea” how he …

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Google to make Pixels in India

A Google executive said the company will start assembling its Pixel smartphones in India, becoming the latest tech giant to target the South Asian market. Rick Osterloh, Senior VP of Devices and Services at Google, announced at the company’s annual India event Thursday that the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 …

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