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EU set to slam hefty fine on Google



EU set to slam hefty fine on Google
The European Union is looking to put an expensive leash on Google.
The EU’s Commission plans to launch yet another antitrust case against Google (this one regarding Android), the charge sheet shows specifics of just how the government body plans on doling out punishment.
And it’s no light tap on the wrist — instead, the document suggests that Google would not only be ordered to cease payments and discounts for mobile phone manufacturers who pre-install Google’s Play Store with Google Search, but would also have to pay fines that target the company’s highly valuable search ad revenue.
As Reuters reported, “The penalty could be based on revenue generated from AdWords clicks by European users, Google Search product queries, Play Store apps purchases, and AdMob’s in-app advertisements,” which could translate to quite a bit of dough coming out of Google’s pockets.
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