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“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the European Union over a record $5 billion fine EU antitrust regulators imposed on Google, saying the bloc was taking advantage of the United States” writes Min Read for reuters.com. The 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) fine is nearly double the previous penalty that the company was ordered to pay last year, but it represents a little more than two weeks of revenue for its parent company, Alphabet Inc.EU officials on Wednesday also ordered Google to stop using its popular…

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Europe’s giant Google fine is too little, too late

“These force phone makers to bundle 11 Google apps, including Google search, Chrome, YouTube, Gmail, and Google Maps” writes Jul Edt for theverge.com. Google will now be forced to unbundle its Chrome browser and Google search apps from Android, meaning phone makers won’t have to ship Android phones with these apps preinstalled.Of the 11 apps Android phone makers have to preinstall, the EU is specifically worried about two: Google search and the Chrome browser. Source: theverge.com Share This:

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Trump threatens EU with ‘tremendous retribution’ via auto tariffs

“Auto unions were among the few industry players offering qualified support for the tariffs” writes Josh Zumbrun for marketwatch.com. President Donald Trump stood by his threats to levy sweeping tariffs on automobile imports as a way to extract concessions from trading partners, despite opposition from the industry and discontent in Congress with the White House’s proposal. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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EU regulators charge Qualcomm with additional violation in pricing case

“BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators on Thursday charged Qualcomm with a new violation in a case where the U.S. chipmaker has been accused of selling chipsets below cost to drive out Nvidia Corp unit and British phone software maker Icera” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “The supplementary statement of objections sent today focuses on certain elements of the “price-cost” test applied by the Commission to assess the extent to which UMTS baseband chipsets were sold by Qualcomm at prices below cost,” the European Commission said.The EU enforcer had…

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EU mulls coal, pharma, chemicals tariffs if U.S. hits cars: Wiwo

“BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union will consider introducing tariffs on coal, pharmaceuticals and chemical products from the United States if President Donald Trump imposes restrictions on European cars, Germany’s Wirtschaftswoche magazine reported on Thursday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Juncker is due to meet Trump on July 25 and has said he will explain that the European Commission coordinates trade policy for the 28-nation bloc.Juncker heads to Washington next week to discuss strained trade relations between the EU and U.S. after Trump imposed tariffs on EU steel and…

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Google does it best, and the EU ruling won’t change that

“The cold reality for the EU is that most Android users prefer Google search, Google apps, and the Google ecosystem” writes Tristan Rayner for androidauthority.com. However, the overall demands won’t change Android as we know it, even if  Google can’t successfully appeal the ruling.An appeal also almost certainly means Google won’t have to pay the fine or change Android until a final decision is reached. Source: androidauthority.com Share This:

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EU Hits Google With $5 Billion Fine for Breaking Antitrust Rules in Android Business

“For one, regulators claim that Google has required Android device manufacturers to pre-install the Chrome and Google Search apps to be able to license the Play Store app marketplace” writes Aaron Mak for slate.com. European Union regulators on Wednesday imposed a record-breaking 4.34 billion euro ($5 billion) fine on Google for breaking antitrust rules by using its Android phone business to “cement its dominant position in general internet search.” The European Commission also ordered Google to end its illegal practices within 90 days or face additional fines.Lastly, regulators accused Google…

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Google Fined $5 Billion By EU For Illegal Android Practices

“The EU has fined Google a record $5 billion for its illegal Android practices which violated the antitrust laws” reports iphonehacks.com. It says that Google made it mandatory for OEMs to install Google Search and Chrome on their devices as a part of its Google Play licensing agreement.Google also highlights that a typical Android smartphone comes with over 40 apps pre-installed from different developers.It is due to the open nature of Android that there are over 1,300 brands using Android with over 24,000 devices being available at almost every price…

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EU hammers Google with record $5 billion fine over Android

“The EU fined Google $2.7 billion last summer for abusing its dominance as a search engine to steer customers to its own Google Shopping platform” reports axios.com. The fine is the latest action by the EU to target the dominance of one of the world’s most powerful companies.The size of the fine is meant to curb Google’s dominance over mobile phones, one of its biggest areas of growth. Source: axios.com Share This:

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