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Yahoo! ArtsMar 20, 2019
Google slapped with massive $1.7 billion antitrust fine - its third in three years
Reports a few days ago said that Google would receive a new massive fine in Europe, and the EU on Wednesday delivered its latest ruling against the tech giant. This time around we're looking at a €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) antitrust fine as a result of illegal practices in Google's AdSense business.The EU says that Google abused its dominant position again, this time concerning its AdSense business. The company did it for more than a decade, the European Commission explained, preventing AdSense customers from inking advertising deals with rivals. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager had this to say alongside the judgement: Today the Commission has fined Google €1.49 billion for illegal misuse of its dominant position in the market for the brokering of online search adverts. Google has cemented its dominance in online search adverts and shielded itself from competitive pressure by imposing anti-competitive contractual restrictions on third-party websites. This is illegal under EU antitrust rules. The misconduct lasted over 10 years and denied other companies the possibility to compete on the merits and to innovate - and consumers the benefits of competition.Google was slapped with a €4.3 billion ($4.88 billion) antitrust fine last year related to Android, and a €2.4 billion ($2.73 billion) fine the year before for its search business. In total, Google is looking at fines totalling €8.2 billion ($9.31 billion) from the EU in just the last three years. The company has appealed the previo

Google Hit With $1.7 Billion Fine By European Union (Billboard Music News)

Billboard Music NewsMar 20, 2019
Disney Closes $71.3 Billion Fox Deal, Creating Global Content Powerhouse
The Walt Disney Co. has closed its $71.3 billion acquisition of large parts of 21st Century Fox, expanding its global reach and content portfolio...

Playbill NewsMar 20, 2019
Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: March 20

NYTimes ArtsMar 20, 2019
Disney Moves From Behemoth to Colossus With Closing of Fox Deal
The $71.3 billion acquisition of most of Rupert Murdoch's entertainment empire is officially done. The ripple effects may not become clear for years.

TV by the NumbersMar 19, 2019
Sunday cable ratings: ‘Billions' premieres steady, ‘Walking Dead' ticks back down
Predictably, AMC's "The Walking Dead" led the Sunday cable ratings…
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