The European Commission has filed a formal complaint against Google’s ad business, stating that it may have used its market position of favoring its own intermediation services. The ruling targets a significant source of the company’s revenue, with its advertising business estimated to be around 80% of its annual revenue.
💼Google’s advertising business brought in approximately $225 billion for the company in 2022, representing around 80% of the company’s annual revenue.
💻The European Union has been investigating whether Google unfairly favors its own services over competitors and limits their access to user data.
👨💼This would be the fourth penalty issued by the EU, following a trio of fines between 2017 and 2019 totaling over €8 billion ($8.6 billion).
The Raspberry Pi Pico W, which has sold over half a million boards, can now communicate with Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE devices, thanks to the release of version 1.5.1 of the C SDK and the latest MicroPython build.
💻 The Pico W now supports Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) functionality, and specifically both the BLE Central and Peripheral roles, and is configurable so that both BLE and Bluetooth Classic can be enabled simultaneously.