Google appeals $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case

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Google appeals $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case

Post by Slappy » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:08 pm

Google appeals $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case
The EU's executive Commission issued the fine in July after it found Google forced smartphone makers using Android to install the company's search and browser apps.
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tell em ya got lots of niggers who also have 5 kids to feed and that 5 billion would come in real handy .
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Google has appealed a record $5 billion antitrust fine by European Union authorities, who say the tech giant abused the dominance of its Android operating system to stifle competitors.

A spokesman for the company, Al Verney, confirmed Wednesday that the company has filed its legal challenge with the General Court of the EU, the bloc's second highest court.

The EU's executive Commission issued the fine in July after it found Google forced smartphone makers using Android to install the company's search and browser apps. The company also paid big phone makers to exclusively pre-install the Google Search app. The bloc's competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, said at the time of the ruling that "companies must compete on their merits."

Under the ruling, Google must take measures to fix the problem by the end of October or risk further fines.



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"The Commission will defend its decision in Court," a Commission spokesperson said in a statement.

Google, which had said it would appeal, argued that its free, open-source operating system has led to lower-price phones and stoked competition with its chief rival, Apple. The company filed its appeal Tuesday just as it was unveiling its latest generation of Pixel smartphones, which undercut iPhones on price.

Android is the most widely used mobile operating system, beating even Apple's iOS. The fine, which follows a three-year investigation, is the biggest ever imposed by the EU on a company for anticompetitive behavior.

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Re: Google appeals $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case

Post by Mikgof » Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:11 am

No need to fine them. If people are too stupid to install alternative browsers then they deserve to be stiffed. What they should be doing though is taxing them fairly. Facebook just got away with a tax of only 0.62% on profits of £1.2 Billion. Google, Amazon, and Apple pay similar rates. Don't fine them, tax 'em.

Fines are only fair if the companies are stifling competition. Which they're not doing in this case. Anyone can install a new browser and if someone is so retarded to not be able to do so, then what the fuck are they doing with a smartphone or tablet in the first place? Using them as doorstops? They're certainly too stupid to use them as intended.
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Re: Google appeals $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case

Post by Ami Bidasse » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:37 am

Seigneur Marie-Joseph, Gougoule a la gaule, il veut tirer l'Android ! :lol:

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