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2023 Author: Donald Evans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 05:03
It is the highest fine to date, and of course the Competition Commissioner's pulse did not tremble when he released the figure. But… Why has Google been fined? It sounds the same to you Android, and it doesn't matter to you It sounds like Google is the main search engine Well, the Internet giant had a somewhat crazy strategy.
Whether it sounds like it or not, the truth is that Google was imposing numerous, unjustified and illegal conditions on operators and manufacturers, with the order to protect its dominant position.
Google is in the spotlight for its bad practices
What do we mean by this? Well, it has been shown, after many months of work, investigations, documents, testimonies and others, that operators and manufacturers were not free to choose the engines and search engines to implement on the devices.
Google has manipulated the market to its own advantage, and has used Android to boost its search engine dominance.
In this way, the Internet giant imposed on the different manufacturers of Android smartphones and network operators a series of conditions and restrictionsto ensure that traffic from Android devices went directly to the Google search engine.
This is why it has been settled with a large fine, since has not allowed a real advance in the technology market, nor has it given consumers the opportunity to benefit from legal and effective competition.
Google has gone against the rules of the European Union regarding competition. Hence the fortune that he will now have to spend to face his wrong decisions.
A series of payments to various smartphone manufacturers and network operators have been uncovered so that include the Google and Chrome search app to access the Play Store.
In addition to the 4,340 million euros, a daily fine of up to 5% of Alphabet's daily turnover is added, which, as we know, is the mother of Google.
It doesn't end here, it doesn't even end, as Google continues to be in the crosshairs of the European Union for a few alleged irregularities in your AdSense advertising system.
A Google still has explanations to give and the occasional fine. We don't know how this will end, but it doesn't look good for the future open fronts that the company has.
What do you think of all this topic? Did you know some facts about the fine? Did you suspect bad practices on the part of Google? Do you think the European Union has done the right thing?