Google Faces November Deadline for Initial Response to US Antitrust Case

Alphabet’s Google must tell a district court how it will respond to a federal antitrust lawsuit by mid-November, with the two sides making initial disclosures later in the month, US Judge Amit Mehta said in a brief order Friday.

The US Justice Department sued Google on October 20, accusing the $1 trillion (roughly Rs. 74,54,800 crores) company of illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals in the biggest challenge to the power and influence of Big Tech in decades.

The federal government alleges that Google acted unlawfully to maintain its position in search as well as search advertising. Google

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Black Friday 2020: The Best Tech Deals

The holiday shopping season is approaching and many retailers will be participating in Black Friday sales. This guide can help you figure out where and how to shop to find the best bargains.

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Many shoppers look forward to Black Friday and Cyber Monday every year. After all, it’s one of the best times to get that holiday shopping list whittled down without breaking the bank. The 2020 holiday shopping season is likely to look a little different than previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In years past, many retailers such as Walmart, Target, and Best Buy

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Microsoft Excel: Huge update expands data types beyond just text and numbers

Excel customers can now import their own data directly to Excel and use it as a data type.

Businesses can now create data types from their own data in Excel

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Excel is receiving what could be its most significant overhaul in years, after Microsoft announced that the program will allow users create custom data types.

Historically, Microsoft Excel has only allowed users to work with text and numbers. This changes in an upcoming update, which will enable customers to import their own data directly to Excel and use it as a data type.

This means that organisations will

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TikTok Countersues Rival Video App Triller in Patent Defence

TikTok and its parent firm ByteDance have fired back in court against a patent lawsuit by rival video-sharing app Triller, in a move aimed at heading off infringement claims.

The complaint filed in federal court in California seeks to quash the lawsuit filed in July in a Texas federal court alleging the Chinese-owned app infringed on Triller’s software patents.

The litigation comes with both apps seeing robust growth. 

Triller claims some 65 million active users worldwide and is weighing a plan to list its shares publicly. 

TikTok, which has at least 100 million in the United States and is

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Tech is most represented in the top 20 companies during COVID-19

Eight of the 20 highest-rated companies for work-life balance are in tech, including Zoom, Slack, and Box, according to new Glassdoor research.

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The adjustment to telecommuting, spurred by the still-looming COVID-19 crisis, has certainly been affected by company policies and managerial styles, yet it’s often been left to the remote-worker to find just the right balance of meeting work requirements amid an occasional chaotic home life. The inevitable necessity of blending both, without taxing mental health, may be less of a challenge for those who work for the 20 highest rated companies for work-life balance during COVID-19,

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Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra have 3 camera lenses. Here’s what they can do


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Samsung’s Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are stuffed with awesome tech that puts these phones squarely in the elite category alongside the Galaxy S20 Plus and iPhone 12 Pro. With 5G connectivity, huge screens and the S-Pen stylus, both phones are well-equipped for office life. But how useful are they for photographers? 

We took the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra out and about to get a closer look at its camera features.

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The triple camera setup is pretty standard —

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