Google loses appeal over 2.4-billion-euro EU competition fine

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The EU General Court upheld on Wednesday a 2.4-billion-euro (2.8-billion-dollar) European Commission competition fine against Google for abuse of market dominance in the online shopping sector, boosting EU ambitions to rein in the US tech giant. Dismissing Google’s appeal, the European Union’s second highest court backed the EU executive branch’s view that Google Shopping put itself at illegal advantage. The Luxembourg-based judges found Google, when returning search results, had broken antitrust rules when it favoured “its own comparison shopping service over competing services,” an official …

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