High Tech > Google

Don't Expect Big Changes from Europe's Record Google Fine

3 monthes ago   |   By Wired

The European Commission ruled that Google had unfairly used its Android operating system to harm competitors and consumers.
Read more ...

 

This chart shows how dominant Google is in Europe and the UK: About 9 out of every 10 consumers there use Google's search engine

This chart shows how dominant Google is in Europe and the UK: About 9 out of every 10 consumers there use Google's search engine

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Europe's competition watchdog sent a message to Google in the form of a record $5 billion antitrust fine for abusing its power in one market to strengthen its role in a few others.
As this chart from Statista shows, Google clearly dominates a few European and UK consumer markets. Even in areas where Android smartphone ownership dips, Google's search engine is used by at least 9 out of every 10 consumers, and its browser is used by four times as many users worldwide as the next leading browser, according to StatCounter data. But in a 2016 investigation, the European Commission concluded...
Read more ...

 

Google's European fine is a flashback to Microsoft's ugly antitrust battle

Google's European fine is a flashback to Microsoft's ugly antitrust battle

3 monthes ago   |   By The Verge

Today, the European Commission handed down a $5 billion fine to Google for anti-competitive behavior, the single biggest antitrust ruling the company has ever faced. The commission's central complaint is that by requiring Chrome and Google search as default services on any device using the Google Play Store, Android is engaging in anti-competitive behavior. As part of the ruling, Google must stop forcing Chrome and Google search on manufacturers, and stop any efforts to block forked versions of Android. We still don't know how Google will respond to the ruling - particularly whether it...
Read more ...

 

Opinion: EU's Android Antitrust Fine Is Just A Slap On Google's Wrist

3 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Google just broke the record for the largest antitrust fine issued in the history of the European Union, having nearly doubled the previous record holder - Google. The company's $5.05 billion fine issued over its illegal restrictions imposed on Android device manufacturers dwarfs the $2.7 billion penalty it was given for promoting its online shopping service in an anti-competitive manner last year and will most likely also surpass the sanction that it has yet to receive due to abusing the dominant position of AdSense in the digital marketing industry at the expense of its rivals once the...
Read more ...

 

Wall Street doesn't think that the $5 billion EU fine will slow Google down - but one analyst says there's another, overlooked cause for concern

Wall Street doesn't think that the $5 billion EU fine will slow Google down - but one analyst says there's another, overlooked cause for concern

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Analysts who cover Google don't expect that the $5 billion fine imposed on the company by the European Union to cause much harm to the business.
According to reports published Wednesday by finanacial analysts, Google is largely expected to meet Wall Street expectations.
Ben Schachter, senior analyst at Macquarie Research, posted a gloomier note. He complained that Google withholds too much information and that this makes it more difficult to evaluate the company.
Schacter also stood out from others for advising caution when it comes to valuing Google's side businesses.
Wall Street is...
Read more ...

 

Google Hit With Record $5 Billion Fine in Android Antitrust Case

Google Hit With Record $5 Billion Fine in Android Antitrust Case

3 monthes ago   |   By ExtremeTech

Google has to change its ways in 90 days or face additional fines. Google's CEO Sundar Pichai says the company will appeal.
Read more ...

 

Europe has fined Google $5 billion. But that won't hurt it

3 monthes ago   |   By CNN

Europe has slapped Google with another record fine. But the company's dominant position in Europe's mobile market is unlikely to be dented.
Read more ...

 

Google slapped with €4.3bn fine from EC

3 monthes ago   |   By Mobile News CWP

Google parent company Alphabet will face a fine of five per cent of daily global revenue if it does not fix up in 90 days
The European Commission has today fined Google a record €4.3 billion for illegally cementing its dominant search engine position with Android.
In a statement the EC accused Google of imposing: “Illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators to cement its dominant position in general internet search”.
Google violated antitrust laws from the EC such as:
it required manufacturers to pre-install the Google Search app and browser app , as a...
Read more ...

 


Search by Tags

   Google      Android      Business      Smartphone      Mobile      Apple      IOS      Phone      Editorials      Android      Antitrust      Europe      European Union      Google      Mobile      Smartphones      News      Manufacturers      European Commission      Fine      Margrethe Vestager      Record  


OnePlus moved the OnePlus 6T launch event, because Apple

OnePlus moved the OnePlus 6T launch event, because Apple

Apple recently announced it is holding a hardware event in New York City on 30 October - the very same day OnePlus is launching its next flagship, the OnePlus 6T. In order to... Read more ...

Google Apps License Could Cost European Phone Makers $40 Per Device

Google Apps License Could Cost European Phone Makers $40 Per Device

The Commission's requirement that Google unbundle apps is bound to make Android licensing more complex. Now, a leaked document suggests that Google could charge OEMs as much as... Read more ...

Facebook hires former deputy PM Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

Facebook hires former deputy PM Nick Clegg as head of global affairs

No, it isn't 1 April Read more ...

LG C8 OLED, Sony WH-1000XM3 win big at What Hi-Fi? Awards

LG C8 OLED, Sony WH-1000XM3 win big at What Hi-Fi? Awards

If you're a fan of AV, the name What Hi-Fi? should mean something to you. These folks have been covering the world of TVs, speakers and headphones for the last four decades and... Read more ...

Facebook is battling a tidal wave of fake news and misinformation on...

Facebook is battling a tidal wave of fake news and misinformation on WhatsApp in Brazil

Facebook is battling a wave of fake news and disinformation in Brazil. Business groups have been spreading hoaxes supporting the far-right candidate in the presidential... Read more ...

Red Dead Redemption 2 rumored PC version surfaces once again

Red Dead Redemption 2 rumored PC version surfaces once again

Two years after it was first announced, Red Dead Redemption 2 is poised to launch next week. Throughout these past two years, Rockstar fans who claim PC as their primary gaming... Read more ...

PowerA Nintendo Switch ‘Diablo 3' controller arrives at GameStop

PowerA Nintendo Switch ‘Diablo 3' controller arrives at GameStop

PowerA has unveiled a new wireless controller for the Nintendo Switch that features Diablo 3 artwork. The controllers will be available exclusively through game retailer... Read more ...

The Yellow iPhone XR Is Already in Short Supply

The Yellow iPhone XR Is Already in Short Supply

With pre-orders for the iPhone XR now underway, some colors are proving more popular than others. Read more ...

Pixel 3 camera problem leaves some shots unsaved

Pixel 3 camera problem leaves some shots unsaved

A Pixel 3 camera bug is failing to save some photos, with Google's new Android flagships apparently experiencing a weird glitch with the Google Camera app. The problem affects... Read more ...

SoulCalibur VI input lag tested - and it's comparable to Street Fighter V

SoulCalibur VI input lag tested - and it's comparable to Street Fighter V

As SoulCalibur VI is now available, some may be wondering about input lag in the game. Any seasoned fighting game fan wants to know the precise milliseconds between the timing... Read more ...