• Google fined a record $5B for breaking EU antitrust laws

    4 monthes ago - By Next Web

    It's been confirmed: the EU has fined Google a record €4.34 billion. This is in response to the technology giant's mobile operating software, Android, breaking European antitrust laws. Announced at 1pm in Brussels by the EU's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, she declared that Google must “put an effective end to this conduct in 90 days” or face penalties. Vestager stated in the press conference that “Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement its dominance as a search engine,” something that has denied European consumers choice and businesses the ability to innovate. Fine...
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  • Google Fined $5 Billion For Abusing Android Dominance

    Google Fined $5 Billion For Abusing Android Dominance

    4 monthes ago - By Ubergizmo

    Google has received a record-breaking fine of €4.3 billion or $5 billion by regulators in the European Union. The European Commission has held that Google has abused the market dominance of Android in three main areas. The company bundles its search engine and Chrome apps into Android, blocks smartphone manufacturers from making devices that run on forked versions of Android, and that it “made payments to certain large manufacturers and mobile network operators” in order to bundle the Google search app exclusively on smartphones.
    The European Commission now wants to see Google bring its...
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  • Opinion: EU's Android Antitrust Fine Is Just A Slap On Google's Wrist

    Opinion: EU's Android Antitrust Fine Is Just A Slap On Google's Wrist

    4 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    Google just broke the record for the largest antitrust fine issued in the history of the European Union, having nearly doubled the previous record holder - Google. The company's $5.05 billion fine issued over its illegal restrictions imposed on Android device manufacturers dwarfs the $2.7 billion penalty it was given for promoting its online shopping service in an anti-competitive manner last year and will most likely also surpass the sanction that it has yet to receive due to abusing the dominant position of AdSense in the digital marketing industry at the expense of its rivals once the...
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