• EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile system

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

    BRUSSELS - The European Union's antitrust chief has fined Google a record $5 billion for abusing the market dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system.
    EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Wednesday that Google went against EU rules when it required mobile phone producers to pre-install the Google Search and browser apps as a condition for licensing Google's app store. She said Google also paid big producers to exclusively pre-install the Google Search app.
    Vestager said that "companies must compete on their merits," playing by antitrust rules that favor...
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  • Google Fined $5.1 Billion by E.U. in Android Antitrust Ruling

    4 monthes ago - By NY Times

    European officials hit the internet giant with the record penalty for abusing its power in the smartphone market, the region's latest move to rein in the clout of tech companies.
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  • Google says will appeal EU fine

    4 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Google said it will appeal against a record 4.34-billion-euro fine levied by EU antitrust regulators on Wednesday over illegal restrictions on Android smartphone makers and mobile network operators.
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  • Google hit with record $5 billion euro EU antitrust fine

    4 monthes ago - By Reuters

    EU regulators hit Google with a record 4.34 billion euros antitrust fine on Wednesday for using its Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals.
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  • Europe penalizes Google with a record $5 billion antitrust fine for the way it bundles its apps on Android smartphones and tablets

    4 monthes ago - By Washington Post

    European regulators ordered changes that could affect which Google-owned apps appear on smartphones and tablets running its Android mobile operating system.
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  • Here's Why the EU Just Hit Google With a Record $5 Billion Antitrust Fine

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Google has been fined a record-breaking EUR4.34 billion over antitrust violations regarding its Android operating system.
    The European Commission levied the fine Wednesday, decrying the Alphabet-owned company's tactics in forcing the manufacturers of Android smartphones to preinstall Google's own search services and Chrome browser, to give them preference over rival services.
    Google googl also broke the rules by stopping manufacturers who preinstall Google's Android apps from selling phones using a non-Google version of Android. Android is supposedly an open-source operating system that...
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  • Europe Slams Google With Landmark $5 Billion Antitrust Fine Over Android

    4 monthes ago - By Forbes

    The EU's Commissioner of Competition Margrethe Vestager on Wednesday announced a €4.3 billion fine against Google, the largest ever antitrust fine levied against a single company by the EU.
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  • EU slaps Google with record $5 billion fine for antitrust violations

    4 monthes ago - By RT

    European regulators have hit Google with a €4.3 billion antitrust fine for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system. It's the highest anti-competition penalty ever imposed on a company by the EU.
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  • Google hit with record $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case

    Google hit with record $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case

    4 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    European Union regulators today slapped Google with a massive $5 billion penalty for abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system. Antitrust regulators ruled that Google had inappropriately used Android to force handset makers to include the search giant's own apps, giving it an unfair advantage over competitors that w...
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  • Google fined a record $5 billion by the EU

    Google fined a record $5 billion by the EU

    4 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Google has been fined a record $5 billion by the European competition watchdog for abusing the dominance of its mobile operating system Android.
    Google is accused of forcing smartphone makers like Samsung and Huawei to preinstall its own services, such as Google Search and Google Maps, on Android.
    The timing couldn't be worse for Google given the growing global appetite to break up big tech - and the company may be forced to unbundle Android from its search business.
    Google has been fined a record €4.3 billion by Europe's competition watchdog for abusing its dominant Android mobile...
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  • The EU is hitting Google with a $5 billion fine over Android dominance

    4 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    The $5 billion fine will be a record as it's the largest fine the European Commission has ever levied on a company.
    The European Commission is set to announce that it is levying the 4.3 billion euro fine against Google later today, the BBC reports. The fine follows a three-year investigation into whether Google's Android device strategy helped the company unfairly strengthen its dominance in search by requiring device manufacturers to set Google as the default search engine on the device. The $5 billion fine will be a record as it's the largest fine the European Commission has ever levied...
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  • Google gets slapped $5BN by EU for Android antitrust abuse

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Google has been fined a record breaking €4.34 billion by European antitrust regulators for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system.
    Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has tweeted to confirm the penalty ahead of a press conference about to take place. Stay tuned for more details as we get them.
    Fine of €4,34 bn to Google for 3 types of illegal restrictions on the use of Android. In this way it has cemented the dominance of its search engine. Denying rivals a chance to innovate and compete on the merits. It's illegal under EU antitrust rules. Google now has to...
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  • EU regulators fine Google record $5 billion in Android case

    4 monthes ago - By Reuters

    EU antitrust regulators levied a record 4.34-billion-euro fine against Google on Wednesday for illegal restrictions on Android smartphone makers and mobile network operators.
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  • EU reportedly plans record fine on Google over mobile system

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

    BRUSSELS - The European Union's antitrust chief is planning a statement Wednesday amid reports that her office will slap a record $5 billion fine on Google for abusing the market dominance of its Android mobile phone operating system.
    The fine was widely expected this week and financial media, including Bloomberg and the Financial Times, reported that the amount would total 4.3 billion euros. The office of antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
    In June 2017, regulators already charged Google 2.42 billion euros for favoring its shopping...
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  • EU to fine Google record 4.3 billion euros over Android: source

    4 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The European Commission will fine Google a record 4.3 billion euros on Wednesday over its Android mobile operating system, a source close to the matter told Reuters.
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  • EU to hit Google with 4.3 billion euro fine in Android case: source

    4 monthes ago - By Reuters

    EU antitrust regulators will on Wednesday levy a 4.3-billion-euro on Google for using its dominant Android mobile operating system to block rivals, a person familiar with the matter said.
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  • Google domination at core of new antitrust fine

    4 monthes ago - By Reuters

    The European Union is poised to strike Google with a record-breaking $2.8 billion antitrust fine over its Android mobile operating system. It may not make a dent, but draws questions over the company's empire.
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  • EU expected to fine Google $5 billion over Android: Bloomberg

    4 monthes ago - By Reuters

    Alphabet Inc's Google is expected to be fined a record 4.3 billion euros by the European Union over its Android system, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.
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  • EU's Google Android antitrust decision incoming

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    A decision in a long running EU antitrust probe of Google's Android OS is due to land shortly.
    European Commission officials are trailing a press conference with competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager - to announce “antitrust decision” at 1pm CET, with a link to watch the event streamed live.
    Press conference with Commissioner vestager today at 13h00 CET on an antitrust decision - follow it live here
    - Ricardo Cardoso July 18, 2018
    Bloomberg is reporting the EU's fine for Android will be in the region of $5BN - which would be the largest ever antitrust penalty handed down by the...
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