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India fines Google $162 million for anti-competitive practices on Android — TC

India’s competition regulator fined Google $161.9 million on Thursday for anti-competitive practices related to Android mobile devices in “multiple markets,” writes Manish Singh.

Here is the link: https://techcrunch.com/2022/10/20/india-fines-google-162-million-for-anti-competitive-practices-on-android/

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Elon Musk’s xAI is working on making Grok multimodal — The Verge

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