Published: Fri, July 20, 2018
Tech | By Constance Martin

The EU fined Google $5bn and Trump is furious

The EU fined Google $5bn and Trump is furious

After the Google fine was issued on Wednesday, Vestager debunked Trump's remarks, stating at a press conference: "I very much like the U.S.".

Trump said on Wednesday he was looking forward to a 25 July visit by EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, who is coming to the White House to discuss the trade relationship.

A third European Union case against Google, which has not yet concluded, involves its AdSense advertising service which is accused of blocking users from displaying search advertisements from Google's competitors.

"Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine", Vestager said in a statement.

European Union antitrust commissioner Margrethe Vestager's fine on Google comes just a year after slapping the company with a €2.4-billion penalty for thwarting online shopping rivals.

The European Union started a flame war when it fined the U.S. firm $5 billion for monopoly violations. It's still early to tell how the Internet search giant will respond to the ruling, but many observers have been quick to point out that Sundar Pichai's memo contains what could be constituted as "warning shots" regarding the openness of Android. Rapid innovation, wide choice, and falling prices are classic hallmarks of robust competition and Android has enabled all of them. 'Today, the European Commission issued a competition decision against Android, and its business model.

Google has been quietly posting code related to Fuchsia online since 2016, and according to Bloomberg's findings, the software will likely be created to address the shortcomings of Android, focussing particularly on voice commands and frequent security updates.

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They were also made to set Google Search as the default, as a condition of licensing some Google apps.

Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai warned that Android may not remain free as a result of the European Union ruling or it may shift to a tightly controlled distribution model like rival Apple Inc.

Justifying its decisions by saying, Google said that open source platforms need to balance the needs of everyone to be successful.

Prevented Android phone makers from selling devices that run "forked" versions of the operating system.

It represents just over two weeks of revenue for Google parent Alphabet Inc and would scarcely dent the company's cash reserves of $102.9 billion.

It nearly doubles the €2.42b - about Dollars $2.8b - that the European Union levied against the company a year ago over promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of its search results. Across Europe, 90 per cent of the markets studied by the Commission were dominated by Google. Blumenthal previously called on regulators to investigate how Google tracks users of Android phones.

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