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Google's monopoly practices defeated, NASA maps Earth's minerals for climate change

Epic Games wins against Google's monopoly; India's SC rules on Kashmir autonomy; NASA maps minerals for climate research

Today ChatGPT read 1365 top news stories. After removing previously covered events, there are 3 articles with a significance score over 7.

[7.3] Epic Games wins lawsuit against Google for monopoly practices — The Verge

In a historic win for Epic Games, the jury unanimously found Google guilty of running an illegal monopoly with its Google Play app store and billing service. The verdict states that Google engaged in anticompetitive behavior, causing injury to Epic. The future of Google's app store is now at stake, with Judge James Donato set to decide on appropriate remedies. Epic did not sue for monetary damages but seeks freedom for app developers to introduce their own stores and billing systems on Android.

[7.0] India's Supreme Court upholds revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's autonomy — The Guardian

India's highest court supported the government's decision to remove special status and rights from the region of Jammu and Kashmir, a policy in place for 70 years. This change, made in 2019, led to military presence and restrictions in the region. The court stated that the special status was always meant to be temporary. The ruling aligns with the current ruling party's agenda but has been criticized by local leaders.

[7.2] NASA's EMIT mission maps key minerals in Earth's dry regions — NASA

NASA's EMIT mission, launched in 2022 to the ISS, has mapped Earth's mineral dust-source regions, aiding in climate change research. It has captured over 55,000 images, detailing 10 key minerals. This data helps understand how airborne minerals influence atmospheric warming or cooling and tracks nutrient transport, like phosphorus, crucial for ecosystems like the Amazon rainforest. Additionally, EMIT detects methane and CO2 emissions. The findings, vital for climate science, are publicly available.

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