U.S. states launch antitrust investigation into Google

(Reuters) — Attorneys general from 48 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico formally opened an antitrust probe on Monday into Alphabet’s Google, in a sign of growing government scrutiny of U.S. technology giants. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is leading the probe, said it will focus …

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Uber Freight HQ opens in Chicago

Uber announced in March that it would hire hundreds of Chicago-area Uber Freight workers ahead of plans to lease additional city office space, and this morning the ride-hailing giant revealed its long-term vision for the newly christened Uber Freight HQ. Uber said it has signed a 10-year lease on the …

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Google Docs finally gets a live word counter

For the better part of decades, the granddaddy of modern word processors — Word — has kept real-time tabs on and displayed the total number of words on pages. Apple’s Pages has for years done the same, as has the open source LibreOffice project’s Writer. Given live word counters’ lengthy …

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