Alphabet's Google must face advertisers' proposed class action lawsuit claiming that it monopolizes the ad exchange market, a U.S. judge ruled on Friday. But U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel dismissed some other antitrust claims, including those focused on ad-buying tools used by large advertisers. Castel was reviewing a number of cases against Google, and his decision struck down many claims but allowed at least one key set to proceed.
A former Google employee says the political culture at the company was heavily slanted toward progressive points of view, while conservatives felt they couldn't express themselves
A California regulator has approved a proposal from Alphabet's Waymo to expand its fared, completely driverless robotaxi services to Los Angeles and some cities near San Francisco, effective on Friday. Waymo, which already operates in San Francisco and Phoenix, applied on Jan. 19 to expand its driverless services, saying it would work with policymakers, first responders and community organizations. Last month, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) suspended the application "for further staff review."