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Google reportedly facing a DOJ probe over its $2.1 billion Fitbit purchase

Watchdog organizations like the Center for Digital Democracy, Public Citizen and Consumer Action have been urging regulators to block the merger. “If this acquisition is approved,” they wrote in a letter (PDF) to the FTC, “Google will further consolidate its monopoly power over Internet-based services.” They warned that Google already …

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LG's 2020 Gram laptops add 10th-gen Ice Lake CPUs

LG has unveiled the 2020 versions of its Gram laptops, and the lineup for the year includes a flagship 17-inch model, a 14-inch and a 15-inch model, as well as a 2-in-1 convertible. Like the previous iterations, they were still made to be lightweight and portable with long battery life, …

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Faze Clan CEO talks growing pains, global expansion, and lawsuits

In this week’s interview on The Vergecast, editor-in-chief of The Verge Nilay Patel and Verge reporter Julia Alexander sit down with CEO / co-owner of Faze Clan, Lee Trink. Founded by e-sports players, Faze is an all-in-one e-sports / merchandising / influencer marketing agency and cultural phenomenon. Lee speaks about …

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The Pirate Bay seems to be testing a streaming option again

Torrent site The Pirate Bay has long been infamous for allowing people to download pirated movies and TV shows. But now, it looks like it’s giving users a new option: streaming. For certain titles, a green play button appears next to the download buttons, which gives the option to “Play …

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