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EC warns of fines for Google Android practices - report

Monday 3 October 2016 | 10:31 CET | News
The European Commission has signaled that it's prepared to levy heavy fines on Google if it does not stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices. Google could face a large fine because the anti-competitive practices, which started from January 2011, are still ongoing, according to an EU document seen by Reuters. The Commission said it intends to set the fine "at a level which will be sufficient to ensure deterrence". The document, running to more than 150 pages, was sent to complainants last week for feedback.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Google
Countries: Europe
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