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RPT-UPDATE 1-Google fined $1.7 bln for search ad blocks in third EU sanction

7:28pm IST

BRUSSELS, March 20 Google was fined 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) on Wednesday for blocking rival online search advertisers, the third large European Union antitrust penalty for the Alphabet business in two only years.

Google fined $1.7 billion for search ad blocks in third EU sanction

5:32pm IST

BRUSSELS Google was fined 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) on Wednesday for blocking rival online search advertisers, the third large European Union antitrust penalty for the Alphabet business in two only years.

Google to prompt Android users to choose preferred browsers to allay EU concerns

4:40am IST

BRUSSELS Alphabet's Google will prompt Android users to choose their preferred browsers and search apps, a senior Google executive said on Tuesday, as the company seeks to allay EU antitrust concerns and ward off fresh sanctions.

EU antitrust regulators offer online whistleblowing on cartels

19 Mar 2019

BRUSSELS Whistleblowers will be able to report suspected price-fixing online instead of showing up at the offices of the European Union's antitrust regulators in an effort to make it easier for companies to come forward.

Google seeking to promote rivals to stave off EU antitrust action

19 Mar 2019

BRUSSELS Google is trying to boost price comparison rivals such as Kelkoo in an effort to appease European Union antitrust regulators and ward off fresh fines following a 2.4-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) penalty nearly two years ago.

Google faces third EU antitrust fine next week: source

15 Mar 2019

BRUSSELS Alphabet unit Google is likely to be hit with a third EU antitrust fine next week related to its AdSense advertising service, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday, with the sanction expected to be much smaller than previous fines.

EU competition head unlikely to rule on UK tax probe this month

14 Mar 2019

BERLIN European Union regulators are unlikely to rule by the end of March on whether a UK tax scheme for multinationals breaches EU rules on state aid, Europe's competition chief said on Thursday.

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