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Fines, schmines! Google is still minting cash (The 3:59, Ep. 256)

Also, the Musk-Zuck AI tussle, implantable RFID chips, and Snopes call for donations.


Google's parent company, Alphabet, is still crushing it, despite a huge $2.7 billion antitrust fine from the European Union.

The search giant's latest quarterly results, released Monday, show revenue jumped 21 percent, though profit took a hit following the EU penalty. We discuss whether Google is now too big to fail as it's taken a dominant position in search and digital ads.

Also on today's show, we look at Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg's slap fight over over AI; implantable RFID chips for employees; and fact-checking site Snopes' request for donations to keep the lights on.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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Fines, schmines! Google is still minting cash. (The 3:59, Ep. 256)

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