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Google slapped with $5 billion fine by EU for Android antitrust breach

July 18, 2018

Via: Mashable

European antitrust regulators have fined Google with a 4.34 billion euro ($5.04 billion) fine for abusing its position in the smartphone market to increase the dominance of its search engine, the European Commission announced in a statement Wednesday.

Google was ordered to stop the practice within 90 days or face further penalty payments of up to 5% of the average daily global turnover of its parent company, Alphabet.

European regulators say Google has required manufacturers to pre-install the Google Search app and Chrome app as a condition for licensing Google’s Play Store.

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