Google (GOOG, GOOGL) announced that it will start deleting accounts that have not been used or signed into at least two years, including content from Google's Workspace apps (Gmail, Docs, Drive, Meet, Calendar) and Google Photos. Yahoo Finance Technology Editor Dan Howley joins the Live show to break down the announcement and what it means for Google account holders. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.
Eleven of the world's biggest tech companies, including Amazon.com, Alphabet's Google and Microsoft, will sign an agreement with the British government on Thursday to step up their efforts to tackle online fraud, the interior ministry said. Under the "Online Fraud Charter," due to be signed at a meeting chaired by Interior Minister James Cleverly in London, the companies pledge to take further action to block and remove fraudulent content from their sites, the government said. In addition to Amazon, Google and Microsoft, the voluntary agreement will be signed by eBay, Meta Platforms' Facebook and Instagram, Microsoft's LinkedIn, Match Group, Snap's Snapchat, ByteDance's TikTok and Google's YouTube, with a pledge to implement the measures that apply to their companies within six months.
Google has agreed to pay Canadian publishers $100 million a year for their news content, backing down from a high-stakes threat to block all news content produced in the country on its platforms after the tech giant and the Canadian government announced a deal Wednesday to avert the looming crisis.