EU court upholds 2.4-billion competition fine against Google

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The EU General Court upheld on Wednesday a 2.4-billion-euro (2.8-billion-dollar) European Commission competition fine from 2017 against Google for abusing its market dominance by promoting its own shopping service. The bloc’s second highest court largely dismissed the US tech giant’s appeal against the decision of the EU executive branch, which acts as the European Union’s competition watchdog, according to a press release. Wednesday’s ruling – a boost for EU ambitions to rein in Google’s market dominance – can still be challenged at the bloc’s highest court, the European Court of Justice. Aft…

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