• Don't Expect Big Changes from Europe's Record Google Fine

    3 monthes ago - By Wired

    The European Commission ruled that Google had unfairly used its Android operating system to harm competitors and consumers.
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  • This chart shows how dominant Google is in Europe and the UK: About 9 out of every 10 consumers there use Google's search engine

    This chart shows how dominant Google is in Europe and the UK: About 9 out of every 10 consumers there use Google's search engine

    3 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Europe's competition watchdog sent a message to Google in the form of a record $5 billion antitrust fine for abusing its power in one market to strengthen its role in a few others.
    As this chart from Statista shows, Google clearly dominates a few European and UK consumer markets. Even in areas where Android smartphone ownership dips, Google's search engine is used by at least 9 out of every 10 consumers, and its browser is used by four times as many users worldwide as the next leading browser, according to StatCounter data. But in a 2016 investigation, the European Commission concluded...
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  • Google's European fine is a flashback to Microsoft's ugly antitrust battle

    Google's European fine is a flashback to Microsoft's ugly antitrust battle

    3 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Today, the European Commission handed down a $5 billion fine to Google for anti-competitive behavior, the single biggest antitrust ruling the company has ever faced. The commission's central complaint is that by requiring Chrome and Google search as default services on any device using the Google Play Store, Android is engaging in anti-competitive behavior. As part of the ruling, Google must stop forcing Chrome and Google search on manufacturers, and stop any efforts to block forked versions of Android. We still don't know how Google will respond to the ruling - particularly whether it...
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  • Opinion: EU's Android Antitrust Fine Is Just A Slap On Google's Wrist

    3 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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  • Europe has fined Google $5 billion. But that won't hurt it

    3 monthes ago - By CNN

    Europe has slapped Google with another record fine. But the company's dominant position in Europe's mobile market is unlikely to be dented.
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  • Google Hit With Record $5 Billion Fine in Android Antitrust Case

    Google Hit With Record $5 Billion Fine in Android Antitrust Case

    3 monthes ago - By ExtremeTech

    Google has to change its ways in 90 days or face additional fines. Google's CEO Sundar Pichai says the company will appeal.
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  • Google slapped with €4.3bn fine from EC

    3 monthes ago - By Mobile News CWP

    Google parent company Alphabet will face a fine of five per cent of daily global revenue if it does not fix up in 90 days
    The European Commission has today fined Google a record €4.3 billion for illegally cementing its dominant search engine position with Android.
    In a statement the EC accused Google of imposing: “Illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general internet search”.
    Google violated antitrust laws from the EC such as:
    it required manufacturers to pre-install the Google Search app and browser app , as a...
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