Attorneys general from 48 US states along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia are investigating whether Google's huge online search and advertising business is engaging in monopolistic behavior.
Regulation of multinational digital platforms aimed at ensuring fair deals for other media businesses and more control for individuals over how their data is used.
As fears grow over the power of tech-giants, the US government has announced an investigation over whether they engaged in anti-competitive practices.
Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei said the company's 's 5G plans would not be affected and predicted that no other parties would be able to catch up with the company in 5G technology in the next 2-3 years.
Amazon said it would close down its online retail operations that cater to consumers in China in an apparent admission of defeat to local e-commerce rivals.
Tiktok has already been banned in neighbouring Bangladesh and hit with an enormous fine in the United States for illegally collecting information from children.
EU antitrust regulators have slapped Google’s Alphabet with a $1.69 billion fine for blocking rival online search advertisers. This makes it the company’s third penalty in two years.
The European Commission said Google, a division of Alphabet, had prevented third parties using its AdSense advertising service from displaying search advertisements from Google's competitors.
The probe follows a complaint that Alphabet Inc’s Google unit had “abused its dominant position and made the efforts of other companies difficult.
Alphabet Inc's Google unit won approval from US regulators to deploy a radar-based motion sensing device known as Project Soli.
In Europe and Asia, there was much talk about the surprise arrest of Carlos Ghosn, boss of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, and stocks in the three companies plunged, while Wall Street suffered a second big decline.
Google's response came after a New York Times report said the search engine giant protected three senior executives from allegations of sexual misconduct by offering them payouts.
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