Google: According to court documents, the acquisition of Epic Games with Tencent was planned

Google: According to court documents, the acquisition of Epic Games with Tencent was planned


Not only Apple is currently struggling with Epic Games in court, Google has also been sued by the Fortnite creators. From the documents that are available as part of the ongoing negotiations, it appears that Google apparently had a different idea of ​​how the dispute with Epic Games could be resolved. As an alternative, a senior executive from Google has suggested joining forces with Tencent to simply take over Epic Games completely.

Through a deal in 2012, Tencent already owned 40% of the shares. However, this means that CEO Tim Sweeney remains in control. Instead of the 100% takeover of Epic Games, there is another idea in the documents, according to which Google could also buy some shares from Tencent in order to gain more control over the game company. It did not come to that, however.

The papers, which have only been fully available to the public since Wednesday, also contain details of a deal with Apple. Accordingly, Google should pay a lot of money for the default search engine in the iOS Safari browser to be set to Google. In addition, after a meeting, those responsible from both companies discussed whether they would like to defend themselves together - as one company, as it were - against Epic Games. In addition, Google is said to have started an initiative with "Project Hug" with which one would like to turn away developers before moving to other companies. The studios are lured with financial support or small commission payments.

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Google Calendar will let you record where you’re working to help organize office meetings

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Google is adding an option to its Calendar service to let you show where you’re working on any given day of the week, the company has announced. The feature will start rolling out from August 30th for users on select Google Workspace plans, and will be accessible via Calendar’s settings menu alongside its existing working hours options, as well as on the weekly calendar view below where it shows each day’s dates. Available work locations include “Office,” “Home,” “Unspecified,” or “Somewhere else.”

According to Google, the option is being added so it’s “easier to plan in-person collaboration or set expectations in a hybrid workplace.” It follows a surge in the popularity of home and hybrid working due to the pandemic. This has meant employees increasingly have to keep track not just of people’s working hours, but also their location, when planning in-person meetings and other events. Google Calendar’s new feature should help here.

Google says the new working locations feature will be switched off by default, but users will have the option of enabling it after it starts to roll out at the end of the month. The feature will be available across the following tiers: Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, Nonprofits, and G Suite Business. However it won’t be available for G Suite Basic customers, as well as customers on the Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Enterprise Essentials, and Education Fundamentals plans.