Google has been issued a €1.5-billion fine by the European Commission for alleged illegal practices in search advertising.
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Google is to begin asking Android users in Europe about their preferred search engine and Web browser apps after being accused of abusing its position by the EU competition authorities.
The European Commission had solid antitrust reasons for fining Google €4.3-billion for violations including the bundling of certain apps with the Android operating system – and for not going after Apple for similar behaviour. Yet, from a consumer’s point of view, Apple should get the same kind of attention.
Google will be fined about €4.3-billion by the European Union over apps for Android mobile devices, setting a global record for antitrust penalties, according to a person familiar with the EU decision.