Google slammed with record fine from EU


Bad news for Google. 

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The European Commission has fined the tech giant a record €2.42 billion ($2.72 billion; £2.13 billion) for “abusing dominance as search engine” by promoting its own shopping comparison service over others. 

The ruling also puts a 90-day deadline for Google to end its anti-competitive practices or risk paying up to 5% of the average daily worldwide turnover of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. 

“Google has come up with many innovative products and services that have made a difference to our lives,” Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said. Read more…

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