EU hits Google with third antitrust fine (page 2)

Google has announced that it will start asking European Android users which browser and search engine they would prefer to use on their devices, following regulatory action against the company for the way it bundles software in its mobile operating system. Last year Google was fined a record $5 billion by EU regulators for violating antitrust laws and was ordered to stop “illegally tying” Chrome and its search app to Android. Google’s initial response was to start charging manufacturers licensing fees for the Play Store and other apps while offering the option to include Chrome and the Google search app in the overall package for free. Now, SVP of global affairs Kent Walker says in a blog post, Google will go one step further by offering... Continue reading…

EU hits Google with third antitrust fine

Europe has slapped Google with another big antitrust fine, the third in a series of billion-dollar penalties the US tech giant has faced for hindering competition.

Wed 20 Mar 19 from CNN

Google fined $1.49BN in Europe for antitrust violations in search ad brokering

The European Commission has just announced another antitrust fine for Google . The latest fine — $1.49BN — relates to its search ad brokering business which competition commissioner ...

Wed 20 Mar 19 from TechCrunch

EU antitrust chief news conference at 1030 GMT, Google likely in focus

European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager will hold a news conference on an antitrust case at 1030 GMT (11.30 a.m. Brussels time), the European Commission said on Wednesday.

Wed 20 Mar 19 from Reuters Technology

Google will ask European Android users what browser they want to use

After the European Commission slapped Google with a $5 billion fine for antitrust violations, the tech giant has been trying to keep its practices in check. Its latest move? To ensure ...

Wed 20 Mar 19 from Engadget

Google will give Android users a choice of browser and search engine in Europe

Google has announced that it will start asking European Android users which browser and search engine they would prefer to use on their devices, following regulatory action against ...

Wed 20 Mar 19 from The Verge

Google seeking to promote rivals to stave off EU antitrust action

Google is trying to boost price comparison rivals such as Kelkoo in an effort to appease European Union antitrust regulators and ward off fresh fines following a 2.4-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) ...

Mon 18 Mar 19 from Reuters Technology

Google faces third EU antitrust fine next week: source

Alphabet unit Google is likely to be hit with a third EU antitrust fine next week related to its AdSense advertising service, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, with the sanction ...

Fri 15 Mar 19 from Reuters Technology

Apple says Spotify wants 'the benefits of a free app without being free'

Apple is firing back in response to Spotify's European Commission (EC) complaint. In a newsroom release, the company said that Spotify "seeks to keep all the benefits of the ...

Fri 15 Mar 19 from Engadget

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