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Trump says EU taking advantage of U.S. with $5 billion Google fine

30 days ago   |   By Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said the European Union was taking advantage of the United States, pointing to the record $5 billion fine that European antitrust regulators slapped on Google on Wednesday.
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Europe's giant Google fine is too little, too late

Europe's giant Google fine is too little, too late

30 days ago   |   By The Verge

Google was hit with a $5 billion fine from the European Commission over Android app bundling yesterday. While the fine is the biggest the EU has ever levied against a single company, it's the changes to Android that Google now has to make that are far more significant. But they're probably too little, too late.
Google will now be forced to unbundle its Chrome browser and Google Search apps from Android; meaning that phone makers won't have to ship Android phones with these apps pre-installed. Additionally, phone makers will be able to fork the open source version of Android and still be...
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Six questions you were afraid to ask about Google's EU antitrust case

Six questions you were afraid to ask about Google's EU antitrust case

30 days ago   |   By The Verge

Google has been hit with a massive $5 billion fine by the EU this week for Android antitrust violations, with the European Commission claiming that Google has been taking advantage of Android to impose its own services - Google Search, Chrome, and the Play Store - upon consumers and device makers.
It's a confusing case, so I've taken a few minutes to try to break things down here and answer some of the bigger questions about what's going on. It might stir memories of Microsoft's ugly antitrust battle with the US government but there are some differences between the two. Here's what's going...
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FTC To Look Into Google's Android Antitrust Fine From EU

30 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

The United States Federal Trade Commission will look into the historic $5 billion fine Google received from the European Union on Wednesday due to a number of illegal restrictions it imposed on manufacturers licensing a version of the Android operating system equipped with the Play Store. New FTC Chairman Joseph Simons said the regulator is “very interested” into the decision that resulted in the largest competition fine in the history of the Old Continent, having confirmed he already had a preliminary discussion on the matter with EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager earlier...
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Google EU fine is a double-edged sword that could hurt Android

Google EU fine is a double-edged sword that could hurt Android

30 days ago   |   By SlashGear

The European Commission just slapped Google with a $5 billion fine and gave it 90 days to clean up its act. The reason: Google's anticompetitive practice that used Android to practically force its Search service and Chrome browser on manufacturers and carriers to the detriment of rival apps and services. Like any issue of this magnitude, it's not a clear-cut...
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