Google appeals to a European record fine of 2.24 billion euros

Google appeals to a fine of 2.24 billion euros imposed by the European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager in June. This confirms the European Court of Justice.

The US internet giant gave results from Google Shopping, a service that allows users to compare online product pricing, a prominent position in Google search engine search results. Rival comparison sites would deliberately be assigned a lower position.

The European Court of Justice now announces that Google is appealing against this fine. It is not clear what strategy Google will use to get the penalty off.

Meanwhile, in Brussels, another research on other Google practices around the Android mobile operating system is ongoing. For example, the internet giant would require manufacturers and operators to install apps on smartphones or tablets developed by Google.

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