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Google's decade-long antitrust battle in Europe

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Google was hit with a 1.49-billion-euro ($1.7 billion) fine on Wednesday, the third antitrust sanction from the European Union in two years after a record-breaking 4.34 billion euro penalty last year and a 2.4-billion-euro sanction in 2017 over its anti-competitive practices. FILE PHOTO: Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Philipp Justus, Google Vice Read More

EU keeps piling on fines on Google, slapping tech giant $1.7bn for blocking rivals' ads

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Google has been hit with a €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) fine by the European Union. The sanction marks the third antitrust penalty against the Big Tech firm in less than three years. The European Commission (EC) accused the California-based company of abusing its dominant position by banning third-party rivals from displaying search ads and favoring Read More

Safety first: Volvo to add in-car sensors to prevent drunk driving

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GOTHENBURG (Reuters) – Swedish automaker Volvo hopes to reinforce its reputation for safety-first driving by installing cameras and sensors in its cars from the early 2020s, monitoring drivers for signs of being drunk or distracted and intervening to prevent accidents. FILE PHOTO: The 2016 Volvo XC90, winner of the Truck of the Year award at Read More

Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks in third EU sanction

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European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager talks to the media at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Google was fined 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) on Wednesday for blocking rival online search advertisers, the third large European Union antitrust penalty for the Alphabet business in two only Read More

U.S. Well Services Sets Date for 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

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HOUSTON, March 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — U.S. Well Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: USWS) today announced that the Company’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held at 10:00 a.m. Central Time on May 29, 2019, at 1330 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, Texas 77056, on the 2nd floor in the Central Plains room.  Stockholders of record Read More

Aussie PM calls for global internet crackdown in wake of Christchurch attacks

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called for a global crackdown on social media in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, one of which was streamed live on Facebook and viewed thousands of times. “It is unacceptable to treat the internet as an ungoverned space,” Morrison wrote in a letter to Japanese Prime Minister Read More

Merkel on Huawei: Germany won’t exclude 5G providers just because they come from China

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Angela Merkel has said that her government will not exclude Huawei or any other company from helping to develop 5G in Germany simply because they come from China, in a clear rebuke of Washington’s stance on the issue. “The government has said our approach is not to simply exclude one company or one actor, but Read More

India's RCom jumps after Mukesh Ambani bails out brother Anil on Ericsson dues

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FILE PHOTO: Mukesh Ambani (L), chief of India’s Reliance Industries, and Anil Ambani, chairman of Reliance Communications, are pictured in this combination image of file photos. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Adeel Halim (Reuters) – Shares of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) were locked in the upper circuit on Tuesday after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani helped pay Read More