DOJ sues Google over its dominance in the online advertising market

CNN — The Justice Department and eight states sued Google on Tuesday, accusing the company of harming competition with its dominance in the online advertising market and calling for it to be broken up. The move marks the Biden administration’s first blockbuster antitrust case against a Big Tech company. The eight states joining the suit … Read more

Blizzard China: Millions of players lose access to ‘World of Warcraft’ and other games as it goes dark

Hong Kong CNN — Millions of players in China have lost access to the iconic “World of Warcraft” franchise and other popular video games, as Blizzard Entertainment’s servers in the country went offline after two decades. The company’s services in China were suspended at midnight local time on Tuesday, marking the end of an era … Read more

Many women underestimate breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer, studies show

CNN — Dense breast tissue has been associated with up to a four times higher risk of breast cancer. However, a new study suggests few women view breast density as a significant risk factor. The study, published in JAMA Network Opensurveyed 1,858 women aged 40 to 76 years from 2019 to 2020 who reported having … Read more

How Big Tech’s pandemic bubble burst

new york CNN — In January 2021, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke in lofty terms about how the first year of the pandemic had sparked a staggering shift towards online services, benefiting his company in the process. “What we have witnessed over the past year is the dawn of a second wave of digital transformation … Read more

Here are the companies that have laid off employees this year

new york CNN — Just this week, Alphabet, Google’s parent company, Microsoft (MSFT) and Vox Media announced layoffs that will affect more than 22,000 workers. Their moves follow on the heels of job cuts earlier this month at Amazon, Goldman Sachs and Salesforce. More companies are expected to do the same as firms that aggressively … Read more