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16
May

Google faces record antitrust fine: European authorities may hit search giant with £2.3 billion penalty for promoting its own services in searches

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Google faces a recordantitrust fine of around €3 billion ($3.4 billion or £2.3 billion) from theEuropean Commission in the coming weeks. The European Union has accused Google of promoting itsshopping service in internet searches at the expense of rivalservices in a case that has dragged on since late 2010. Following three failed attempts at a compromise in the past six years, Google is believed not to have any plans to settle the allegations unless the EU's Antitrust Commission changed its stance.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Google (stock picture of employee under Google logo) could be hit with a record antitrust fine over allegations it promoted its own shopping service in internet searches at the expense of rivals. The European Union wants search engines to be more transparent about how they promote adverts in search results

 

Source:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3591638/Google-faces-record-3-bln-euro-EU-antitrust-fine-Telegraph.html

 

 

 

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