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EU fines Google $2.7 billion

By J.A. HaglJune 27, 2017


Google, man. Google’s habit of placing priority on its own services in search results did not make the European Union happy. EU regulators slapped the tech company with a $2.7 billion antitrust fine Tuesday. That’s a record, even if technically, the EU could have charged them $9 billion or 10 percent of its annual sales. Google has 90 days to clean up its act or face additional charges. Google is planning on appealing the fine.