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ComputerWorldJul 18, 2018
Google faces $5B fine over Android browser and search engine ties
Google has been ordered to pay a $5.05 billion fine and stop forcing Android smartphone makers to install its search engine and browser on their phones. That decision was handed down by the European Union's antitrust authority on Wednesday.

The ruling could open the way for smartphone makers to offer more choice, with devices running different versions of Android, or offering alternative browsers or search engines out of the box.

The European Commission found that Google has abused its dominant market position in three ways: tying access to the Play store to installation of Google Search and Google Chrome; paying phone makers and network operators to exclusively install Google Search, and preventing manufacturers from making devices running forks of Android.

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CNN TechnologyJul 18, 2018
Europe has fined Google $5 billion. But that won't hurt it
Europe has slapped Google with another record fine. But the company's dominant position in Europe's mobile market is unlikely to be dented.

Here's Why Google Just Got Hit With a Record $5 Billion Fine (Gizmodo)

New York Times TechJul 18, 2018
E.U. Fines Google $5.1 Billion in Android Antitrust Case
European officials hit the internet giant with the record penalty for abusing its power in the smartphone market, the region's latest move to rein in the clout of tech companies.

EngadgetJul 18, 2018
Google's latest undersea data cable will run from Virginia to France
Google has been involved in a number of undersea cabling projects in the past, including connections between Chile and Los Angeles, the US to Denmark and Ireland and Hong Kong to Guam. It also completed an undersea cable between the US and Japan in 2...

CNN TechnologyJul 18, 2018
Google's latest move to crack China: A WeChat game
Google is trying to grow its presence in a huge market where most of its services remain blocked.
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