The lawsuit against the company's parent Alphabet Inc follows years of complaints that it and other big tech firms including Facebook and Amazon use their massive market power to smite competitors in pursuit of profits.
U.S. tech giants Amazon and Apple have not signed up to a new French initiative to get global tech companies to publicly commit to principles including paying their fair share of taxes, government officials said.
Once the preserve of gamers, virtual reality (VR) has been seized on by the financial sector as a way of enlivening home working for isolated executives and replicating real-world sales, networking or training events.
The European Union's digital chief has invited companies including Alphabet, Apple, Amazon and Facebook to video talks next week to discuss draft rules to curb their powers, an EU official said on Thursday.
New hires include Adidas executive André Maestrini as executive vice president, international, and former Abercrombie & Fitch Stacia Jones as vice president, global head of inclusion, diversity, equity and action.
Alphabet Inc returned to sales growth in the third quarter as businesses initially hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic resumed advertising with the internet's biggest supplier of ads, the tech giant said on Thursday.