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Google Slammed €2.42 Billion Fine By European Commision For Breaking Antitrust Law
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Google Slammed €2.42 Billion Fine By European Commision For Breaking Antitrust Law

by Samuel OnyikeJune 27, 2017

Google has been slammed with a huge €2.42 billion fine ($2.7 billion) for tampering with results on Shopping. The decision comes after seven years of investigation, which concluded with ruling that Google abused its dominant market position and fixed search algorithms.

According to the judgment, Google must change its algorithm and must treat rival shopping services the same way it treats its own.
The EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager praised Google for the innovative products but pointed out that it also abused its market dominance.

Google denied EU consumers a choice and benefits of innovation.
The ruling can be appealed, so we might not have seen the end of it. Google is currently under fire on two more cases – the AdSense business and its relations with Android manufacturers.

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Samuel Onyike
Epigrammatic tech-savvy writer. He loves to write on the ever changing technology topics and sees the human mind as the first virtual reality. Samuel doesn't need a manual to use a device even for the first time. He'll beat you in football games.

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