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European antitrust officials slapped Google with a massive $2.7 billion fine on Tuesday for abusing its search practices, more than double what was expected.
Dive deeper: Sara Fischer and Kim Hart have more on the decision.
Speaking of slow-burning fires, just who is lighting up? Medical marijuana delivery service Eaze wanted to better understand its customers, so it surveyed 10,000 customers.
What the survey found:
Podcasts, once a curiosity, now are big business.
An industry forecast says they'll draw $220 million in ads this year. A new Interactive Advertising Bureau study also found that while three-quarters of podcast ads are direct-response (like ordering on Stamps.com), there's been an increase in brand awareness ads. These are the ads you typically see aligned next to high-quality TV/video content.
Apple released a public beta of iOS 11, the update to the iPhone/iPad operating system it previewed earlier this month.
Separately: Apple acquired SensoMotoric Instruments, a German company whose eye-tracking technology could help Apple with its AR and VR efforts.
On tap: Cisco Live continues in Las Vegas.... House Energy and Commerce Committee will host a hearing on self-driving car legislation on this morning...
Trading places: Snap has hired Gina Woodworth of the Internet Association to be its director of U.S. public policy.
ICYMI: Cable giants Comcast and Charter are in exclusive talks with Sprint on a possible deal, according to the Wall Street Journal...Facebook, Microsoft, and YouTube are teaming together to combat terrorism...Vimeo is scrapping its long planned subscription video service, according to Recode.
Everyone can go home now. There is an Oscar Meyer Wienerdrone.