The lawsuit cited the wage gap was around $17,000 and that Google locked women into lower career tracks, leading to smaller salaries and bonuses. In June 2022, Google agreed to pay an $118 million settlement to 15,550 female employees working in California since 2013. As a part of the settlement, Google also agreed to hire a third party to analyze its hiring and compensation practices. San Francisco activists protest privately owned shuttle buses that transport workers for tech companies such as Google from their homes in San Francisco and Oakland to corporate campuses in Silicon Valley.

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In early June 2020, a $5 billion class-action lawsuit was filed against Google by a group of consumers, alleging that Chrome’s Incognito browsing mode still collects their user history. The lawsuit became known in March 2021 when a federal judge denied Google’s request to dismiss the case, ruling that they must face the group’s charges. Reuters reported that the lawsuit alleged that Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai sought to keep the users unaware of this issue. In November 2019, the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Health and Human Services began investigation into Project Nightingale, to assess whether the “mass collection of individuals’ medical records” complied with HIPAA.

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The lawsuit alleged that Google engaged in anticompetitive behavior by paying Apple between $8 billion-$12 billion to be the default search engine on iPhones. Later that month, both Facebook and Alphabet agreed to “cooperate and assist one another” in the face of investigation into their online advertising practices. On July 18, 2018, the European Commission fined Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. The abuse of dominant position has been referred to Google’s constraint applied to Android device manufacturers and network operators to ensure that traffic on Android devices goes to the Google search engine. On October 9, 2018, Google confirmed that it had appealed the fine to the General Court of the European Union. Google files a legal challenge in India’s SC against the ruling of country’s antitrust watchdog. CCI in October fined the Alphabet Inc unit $161 million for exploiting its dominant position in the market for Android.

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Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world’s largest multimedia news provider, reaching billions of people worldwide every day. Reuters provides business, financial, national and international news to professionals via desktop terminals, the world’s media organizations, industry events and directly to consumers. The Indian directives “will set precedence on how much Google is forced to open up the Android platform to third party local app stores, apps and services,” said Neil Shah, research director at Counterpoint Research. “We are reviewing the details of yesterday’s decision which is limited to interim relief and did not decide the merits of our appeal,” it added. Advancing their work on ‘Project ANGEL’, an initiative aimed at utilizing machine learning techniques to enhance the well-being of teenagers, especially teenage girls on social media.

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In 2005, it started developing its own designs, which were only revealed in 2009. Google’s consolidated revenue for the third quarter of 2013 was reported in mid-October 2013 as $14.89 billion, a 12 percent increase compared to the previous quarter. Google’s Internet business was responsible for $10.8 billion of this total, with an increase in the number of users’ clicks on advertisements. By January 2014, Google’s market capitalization had grown to $397 billion. In the third quarter of 2005, Google reported a 700% increase in profit, largely due to large companies shifting their advertising strategies from newspapers, magazines, and television to the Internet. In May 2022, Google announced that the company had acquired California based, MicroLED display technology development and manufacturing Start-up Raxium. Raxium is set to join Google’s Devices and Services team to aid in the development of micro-optics, monolithic integration, and system integration.

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Responding to the humanitarian crisis after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Google announced a $15 million donation to support Ukrainian citizens. The company also decided to transform its office in Warsaw into a help center for refugees. By late 2006, Google established a new headquarters for its AdWords division in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In November 2006, Google opened offices on Carnegie Mellon’s campus in Pittsburgh, focusing on shopping-related advertisement coding and smartphone applications and programs. Its first on April 1, 2000, was Google MentalPlex which allegedly featured the use of mental power to search the web.

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