Hello one last time from Munich. I'm headed back to San Francisco later today. So long to being 6 hours ahead of things.
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Elected officials across the country have spent the past three months falling all over themselves to show Amazon just how much their cities love the e-commerce giant and would do just about anything to house its new headquarters.
Bottom line: The real winner is Amazon, which has created a feedback loop of positive press and fawning politicians just as the company increasingly needs both.
Go deeper: Axios' Kim Hart and Dan Primack have more here on Amazon's HQ2 sweepstakes, which got 238 cities in North America to pit themselves against one another.
The European Commission on Wednesday said it was fining Qualcomm 997 million Euros ($1.23 billion) for abusing its dominance in the market for LTE chips.
Why it matters: This adds to Qualcomm's headaches. The company has already faced fines in China and inquiries in the U.S., is in a bitter dispute with Apple (one of its biggest customers) and is fighting a hostile takeover bid from rival Broadcom.
What the EU is saying, per competition chief Margrethe Vestager:
Qualcomm says it plans to appeal.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. Photo: Amir Levy/Getty Images
AT&T is the latest internet service provider to pledge its interest in living by the basics of net neutrality and to call on Congress to pass legislation enshrining such protections.
Bonus: Internet service providers now see net neutrality law as a way to make the big internet platform players play by some of the same rules.
Go deeper: David has more on the ad campaign here.
Facebook VP Elliot Schrage, speaking at DLD 18 in Munich. (Photo: Ina Fried / Axios)
Facebook has pledged to improve the quality of news you read on its service by asking users to evaluate which outlets they find credible. If early indications are accurate, the company is using a shockingly simple query.
My thought bubble: Won't a survey this skimpy just produce results reinforcing how divided we are over what constitutes trustworthy media?
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