Google announces that it is setting aside $750 million in land and $250 million in financing to encourage developers in the San Francisco area to build and rehabilitate housing, in order to ease the homeless crisis in a region where Google has 45,000 employees.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifies Alphabet Inc.-owned delivery drone service Wing to operate as an airline in the United States. Wing is the first delivery drone company to receive FAA air carrier certification.
Google announces that it is shutting down its Google+ network for consumers after seven years due to "very low usage" and a software error, first reported by "The Wall Street Journal", that potentially exposed the data of 500,000 users. Google+ will fully shut down in August 2019.
The European Commission fines Google €4.34 billion for breaching EU antitrust regulations, claiming that Google abused the dominant position of Android to promote their search product. Google announces it will appeal the ruling.