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SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- European Union antitrust regulators are preparing to step up investigations of Google Inc's practices on several fronts and are likely to revise certain terms of a settlement involving its search engine that was proposed earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, July 22- Google Inc must face a class action lawsuit filed by a U.S. woman whose son had bought online videogame items without her consent, a federal judge ruled late on Monday as he turned down the company's request to dismiss the action.
A federal judge denied Google's bid to dismiss a privacy lawsuit claiming it compiled user data and gave the information away without permission.
At first glance, it may seem easy to dismiss Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi as a viable competitor to Apple. But that won't be for long.
July 22- A federal judge rejected Google Inc's bid to dismiss a privacy lawsuit claiming it commingled user data across different products and disclosed that data to advertisers without permission.
Analysts expected the company to report nearly $38 billion in revenue, but even more, they were also looking for clues on new products to come.
Microsoft makes design central to its future. Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food— or "food concepts," he says, such as dried noodles that come wrapped around a pair of chopsticks and a fork that squeezes out sauce.
REDMOND, Wash.— Before Ralf Groene helped devise the look and feel of Microsoft's Surface tablet, he designed food— or "food concepts," he says, for people on the go.
*Italian watchdog says Google practices still inadequate. *Google says will continue to cooperate with regulator. MILAN, July 21- Italy's data protection regulator has given Google 18 months to change the way it treats and stores user data, bringing to an end an investigation that is part of a European drive to reform the internet giant's privacy practices.
MILAN, July 21- Italy's data protection regulator has given Google 18 months to change the way it treats and stores user data, bringing to an end an investigation that is part of a European drive to reform the internet giant's privacy practices.
NEW YORK— Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100- million-plus subscribers. Verizon is the first wireless carrier to roll out a comprehensive rewards program, and it's expecting big benefits from it. On July 10, Verizon said customer retention was "very good" in the second quarter.
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Asian stocks ended Monday mostly lower due to ongoing geopolitical tensions while volumes were light with Japan shut for a public holiday.
NEW YORK, July 18- A federal judge in New York has granted prosecutors access to a Gmail user's emails as part of a criminal probe, a decision that could fan the debate over how aggressively the government may pursue data if doing so may invade people's privacy.
U.S. financial markets finished higher Friday, with earnings from Google, Honeywell and other big companies lifting the market. The gains helped wipe out much of the stock market's losses from the day before, when the downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine and Israel's launch of a ground offensive into Gaza rattled markets.
*Google leads tech advance; GE slips after earnings. *Obama condemns Russia after Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine. President Barack Obama demanded that Russia stop supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine a day after the downing of a Malaysian airline by a surface-to-air missile, which he said was fired from rebel territory.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Advanced Micro Devices Inc., down 74 cents to $3.83. B&G Foods Inc., down $1.20 to $29.62.
Stocks rose Friday, with the S&P 500 rebounding from its largest drop since April 10.
NEW YORK— Earnings gains from Google, Honeywell and other big U.S. companies drive the stock market to a higher close, wiping out much of its loss from the day before. Markets recovered a day after being rattled by the downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine and Israel's launch of a ground offensive into Gaza.
Google Glass is partnering with technology start-ups, which may help it carve out a more important and profitable role in business.