EU hits Google with record 4.3 billion euro fine over Android – Times of India

BRUSSELS: The EU said Wednesday it had slapped a record 4.34 billion euro ($5.04 billion) anti-trust fine on Google for illegally using its Android operating system to strengthen the dominance of its search engine. “Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine,” EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement.”This is illegal under EU antitrust rules.”

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Trai, CCI slug it out over rights of jurisdiction in Supreme Court

NEW DELHI:India’s telecom regulator and anti-trust watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) are locked in a showdown in the Supreme Court, with both laying claim to jurisdictional rights on anti-competitive issues in telecom. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ( Trai) filed an application of intervention before the apex court last week, saying it has “exclusive jurisdiction” on the sector, a claim contested by CCI on Tuesday.

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Abuse of dominant position: CCI fines Google Rs 136 crore for ‘search bias’ in India

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) Thursday said that Google abused its position as the dominant search engine here to create a search bias in favour of its own services and has fined the company Rs 135.86 crore, or 5 per cent of the company’s average total revenue generated from India operations from its different business segments for the financial years 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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Israel’s anti-trust regulator to look at internet giants

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s anti-trust regulator said it will look at the business practices of internet giants such as Facebook and Google to make sure they are not stifling competition. “We will look closely at the activity of the internet giants to see whether they are abusing their power and breaching the Anti-Trust Authority’s rules,” the head of the authority, Michal Halperin, told parliament’s Economic Affairs Committee.

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