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Euro 2016 was top trending search, Google's year in search reveals

The Independent - Tech

Euro 2016 was the event the UK wanted to know the most about in 2016, Google's Year In Search has revealed. As Pokemon Go took over the streets in the summer, "What is Pokemon Go?" was the most asked "What is?" question of the year according to the internet giant, ahead of "What is Brexit?" and "What is the single market?" Google search is the world's most commonly used search engine, with the site said to deal with around two trillion searches each year. The poignant story behind the tent in today's Google Doodle Google employees confess what they hated most about working at Google These are the top 100 books of the year, according to Google Google will run entirely on renewable energy within next year Pokemon Go was also second in the top trending searches list behind the Euros, with David Bowie in third and Donald Trump fourth. The EU referendum was sixth on the list, just behind Prince, while Alan Rickman, the Olympics, US election and superhero comedy Deadpool completed the top ten.

Supreme Court rules in Google's favor in Oracle copyright case


The Supreme Court just ruled 6-2 in favor of Google, a decision that should overturn the earlier decision. The introduction to the decision says that "Google's copying of the Java SE API, which included only those lines of code that were needed to allow programmers to put their accrued talents to work in a new and transformative program, was a fair use of that material as a matter of law." This back-and-forth has been ongoing for years. Originally, a jury found in Google's favor, saying its usage of the Java code was considered "fair use." But in 2018, the Federal Court of Appeals overturned that decision, ruling that Google did indeed violate Oracle's trademarks; that decision would have sent the case back to a California court to determine how much Google's parent company Alphabet would owe Oracle.

Google Pixel launch: How to watch the Made by Google Event and what to expect


Google will hold its Made By Google keynote event on Thursday, Oct. 6. At the event, Google will launch its latest Google Pixel devices, including the Pixel 7 and Google Pixel Watch. The event will be livestreamed and the public is welcomed to watch. If you are deciding whether or not you want to tune in, here is everything you need to know about the event. The Made by Google event will kick off at 10 AM ET or 7 AM PT and will be livestreamed on the event's landing page on the Google website.

Missouri Attorney General to Investigate Google

U.S. News

Federal regulators in the U.S. have also investigated Google over antitrust claims. But the Federal Trade Commission settled with Google in 2013 and said it didn't find any reasons to impose radical changes on how the company runs its Internet search engine. Various other state investigations of Google for alleged abuses of its power have not led to definitive conclusions.

Google offices in Paris raided by tax authorities

The Guardian

French investigators have raided Google's Paris headquarters as part of an inquiry into tax payments, a source close to the finance ministry said. Investigators arrived at the tech firm's offices in central Paris at 5am local time, said the source, who declined to be named. "A raid is under way at Google," the source said, confirming a report in the French daily Le Parisien. About 100 investigators and five magistrates are taking part in the raid, it said. A preliminary enquiry regarding "aggravated financial fraud" and "organised money laundering" was opened on 16 June 2015, France's national financial prosecutor confirmed early on Tuesday afternoon, according to the financial newspaper Les Echos.