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How a British couple sparked Google's battle with Europe -

In June 2006, a British husband and wife team who had recently started their own price comparison website noticed that it had suffered a sudden drop in internet traffic. Adam and Shivaun Raff, who had set up Foundem the previous year, discovered that ...and more »

Even a $2.7 billion fine can't hurt Google - Yahoo Finance

Google was fined $2.7 billion by the European Commission, but even that can't hurt the search giant. (image: AFP). More. Europe is once again mad at Google, but this time European regulators' angst comes with a serious price tag: a €2.42 billion, or ...and more »

Antitrust: Commission fines Google €2.42 billion for abusing dominance as search engine by giving illegal advantage ... - EU News

The European Commission has fined Google €2.42 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service. The company ...and more »

Google Fined Record $2.7 Billion in EU Antitrust Ruling - New York Times

Google suffered a major blow on Tuesday after European antitrust officials fined the search giant a record $2.7 billion for unfairly favoring some of its own services over those of rivals. The penalty, of 2.4 billion euros, highlights the aggressive ...and more »

Google's Big EU Fine Isn't Just About the Money - WIRED

Margrethe Vestager, the European Union antitrust chief, addresses a press conference on an antitrust case against US search engine Google at the European Commission in Brussels, on June 27, 2017. Georges Boulougouris/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images. The ...and more »

Google Said to Face $1.2 Billion Antitrust Fine, but Battle With Europe Looms - New York Times

European Union officials are expected to issue a record fine of at least 1.1 billion euros, or $1.2 billion, against Google as soon as Tuesday for breaking the region's tough competition rules. Yet the hefty penalty and its timing, which were confirmed ...and more »

Statement by Commissioner Vestager on Commission decision to fine Google €2.42 billion for abusing dominance as ... - EU News

Today, the Commission has decided to fine Google €2.4 billion for breaching EU antitrust rules. Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving illegal advantages to another Google product, its comparison shopping service. Google ...and more »

Google Fined $2.7 Billion for Tweaking Search Results - BleepingComputer

The European Commission has hit Google with a record fine of €2.42 billion ($2.72 billion) for abusing its dominant market position and tweaking search results to favor its Google Shopping service to the detriment of its direct competitors. The EU says ...and more »

Google EU fine sends shockwaves across tech - The Hill

The massive fine that the European Union levied against Google on Tuesday is sending shockwaves across the tech industry, highlighting the intense regulatory scrutiny that companies face when doing business across the Atlantic. The EU's executive body ...and more »

Google's fine will hit more than its coffers. It could shake up every part of your online life -

The fine is gigantic: €2.4 billion, (£2.1 billion) by far the biggest ever in this type of antitrust case. But, strange as it may seem, Margrethe Vestager's decision in the European Commission's competition case against Google isn't about money. It's ...and more »