Alphabet's Google on Tuesday made a last-ditch effort at Europe's top court to overturn a 2.42 billion euro ($2.6 billion) EU antitrust fine imposed for market abuse related to its shopping service, saying that regulators failed to show that its practices were anti-competitive.
Over the next 10 weeks, federal lawyers and state attorneys general will try to prove Google rigged the market in its favour, in violation of the Sherman Act, by locking its search engine in as the default choice in a plethora of places and devices.
In an unmarked office building in Austin, Texas, two small rooms contain a handful of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) employees designing two types of microchips for training and accelerating generative AI.
Alphabet's Google was charged by EU antitrust regulators with anti-competitive practices in its digital advertising business on Wednesday and may now have to sell part of its operations to address their concerns.
Arguing for their "right to be forgotten," a couple in finance had sought to have content critical of them delisted from Google. The court said Google must do so only if content is proven false.
Brazil's Supreme Court ordered the investigation into Google and Telegram executives after the firms campaigned against a bill that would curtail online disinformation.
Google will begin using its AI chatbot in its search engine, as it seeks to catch up with rivals in the fast-growing sector. The announcement came on the eve of a European vote on new regulations for artificial intelligence. Also in the show: US inflation drops below 5 percent for the first time in two years, and French drivers accuse petrol distributors of raking in the profits from unfair prices.
Alphabet's Google is rolling out more artificial intelligence for its core search product, hoping to create some of the same consumer excitement generated by Microsoft's update to rival search engine Bing in recent months.