Google fined record €4.3 billion by EU

Google fined record €4.3 billion by EU
European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager gives a joint press conference at the EU headquarters in Brussels on July 18, 2018. Photo: Getty

Tech giant has 90 days to make changes or face further fines

Google was fined €4.3 billion by the European Union and ordered to change the way it puts search and web browser apps on Android mobile devices, setting a global record for antitrust penalties.

The penalty - the same amount the Netherlands contributes to the EU budget every year - is far higher than any other dished out by the US, Chinese or other antitrust authorities. More significantly, Google was given 90 days to stop what the...

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