NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Since 1982, I have been writing about Moore's Law, the idea that semiconductor chips can get better-and-better, faster-and-faster. ( Intel ( INTC) now maintains the original 1965 Gordon Moore article
Alphabet can easily absorb the costs of the fine, but the bigger issue is what might come next.
The $2.7 billion fine could be a sign of things to come for European charges against Apple, Amazon, Facebook and other major U.S. tech firms.
The EU hasn't shied away from levying major fines in the past.