據外媒引述知情人士報道，Google正在研發AR頭盔，項目稱為「Project Iris」，目前開發工作仍處早期階段，產品預計最快2024年推出。報道指，頭盔由Google定制處理器驅動，與Google旗下Pixel智能手機類似，而部分Pixel硬件團隊的員工亦有參與AR頭盔項目，但不清楚最終AR頭盔是否屬Pixel品牌。 (CC)
Alphabet Inc's Google reported 27% higher U.S. lobbying expenditures for 2021 compared to 2020, spending $9.6 million for the year, according to the Senate lobbying disclosure database. That's far below the more than $20 million it spent in 2018 but more than the $7.53 million that went to lobbying in 2020. Google spent $2.2 million on lobbying in the fourth quarter of 2021.
EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager fined the world's most popular internet search engine in 2017 over the use of its own price comparison shopping service to gain an unfair advantage over smaller European rivals. The case was the first of three decisions that have seen Google rack up 8.25 billion euros in EU antitrust fines in the last decade. In November, the EU's General Court largely dismissed Google's challenge against the fine, saying the European Commission correctly found the company's practices harmed competition.