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Trump announces lawsuits against Facebook, Google, Twitter

WASHINGTON  – Former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he is filing suits against three of the country’s biggest tech companies: Facebook, Twitter and Google, as well as their CEOs. Trump said he was serving as lead plaintiff in the class-action suits, claiming he has been wrongfully censored by the companies. “We’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to…

North Dakota Senate kills bill targeting app stores

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Senate has killed a bill seeking to ban companies such as Apple and Google from requiring app developers to exclusively use their app store and payment system. Only 11 of the chamber’s 47 senators voted in favor of the bill Wednesday. Republican Sen. Kyle Davison, of Fargo, said his bill sought to “level the…

North Dakota joins multistate lawsuit against Google

DALLAS – North Dakota is one of 10 states involved in a lawsuit being led by Texas against Google.  Details of the lawsuit were outlined Wednesday by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The complaint says Google is being sued for “anti-competitive conduct” in the online advertising industry. Paxton says Google is using its “monopolistic power” to control the pricing on…

Businesses & non-profits learn about tech from Google employees

FARGO, N.D. – Small Businesses in our area are growing with Google. The free program Grow with Google is designed to teach computer literacy to job seekers, small businesses, and non-profits. Employees hosted workshops, one-on-one help and activities designed to help small businesses learn digital skills. The program also teaches those organizations how to use Google’s software to help enhance…

Google to Host Free ‘Grow with Google’ Workshops in Fargo

Google staff will provide resources for getting a business up and running online.

FARGO, N.D.–Google has announced it will host free “Grow with Google’ Workshops at the Fargo Public Library from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on October 30. The workshops aim to help job seekers and small businesses navigate the ins and outs of operating a business online. Local non-profits, libraries, government agencies and educational institutions will also be invited. Google staff…

Google’s Digital Media Manager Talks About Online Ads with Local Businesses

FARGO, N.D. — In the age of social media, promoting your business or brand has never been more accessible. Figuring out exactly the way to do it can seem overwhelming. A Lunch & Learn event hosted by Prairie Den featured Google’s Digital Media Manager Matt Bergh. He was there to teach participants how to improve their digital marketing skills using…

Agreements Approved On Proposed $600 Million Data Center Near Twin Cities

The center could create 50 jobs will annual wages totaling $4 million

BECKER, MN — Agreements between Google and Xcel Energy to provide electricity for a $600 million data center in Becker, Minnesota have been approved. Google is weighing plans to build the center on land next to Xcel’s Sherco power plant. Becker Mayor Tracy Bertram told the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Tuesday the project would help her community transition away from a…

Tech Tip Today: Google Advanced Search

Get more bang for your Google buck with these tips

  Google search is a fabulous service but sometimes it can be challenging to find exactly what you are looking for. If you want to narrow down your search results, try using Google’s Advanced Search feature, which is hidden in the bottom right corner under Settings. Here you can find pages that match specific search criteria. For example, Find pages…

Google Threatens to Block YouTube App from Amazon’s Fire Stick

The two companies have been at each other's throats over streaming and product services

  NATIONAL — The feud between Google and Amazon is heating up. The two companies have been at each other’s throats over streaming and product services. Google is announcing they are pulling YouTube from some Amazon devices after Amazon is refusing to sell many Google products on its website. But the wrath of Google is far from gone. Company officials…

Love YouTube? Google to Hire 10,000 Employees for Video Screening

Get ready to apply for the job of your dreams

  NATIONAL — Are you obsessed with watching YouTube videos? Then get ready to apply for the job of your dreams. YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki, says the company is working to clean up its act by hiring more than 10-thousand people to screen videos for appropriate content. Last month, YouTube added screening measures on “YouTube Kids” after some reports of…