Jun 28 2017
The fine, equivalent to about $2.72 billion, is the largest of its kind, and is the latest attack on tech companies doing business in the EU.
"When the Commission asks why some comparison websites have not done as well as others, we think it should consider the many sites that have grown in this period, including platforms like Amazon and eBay", says Kent Walker, Google's chief lawyer in a blogpost today.
Google has issued a statement saying that they disagree with the findings of the commission. This will affect other cases the Commission might build against the internet giant's various businesses, like Google Images. But the Commission's determination on this, and the way in which it appears to have arrived at its decision, make the chances of an appeal look slim.
However, one of the other original complainants - the British price comparison service Foundem - welcomed the announcement. "Google's illegal practices have allowed Google's comparison shopping service to make significant gains in traffic at the expense of its rivals and to the detriment of European consumers".
Google (GOOGL, Tech30) said in a statement that it tries to show ads in ways that are helpful for buyers and sellers.
The fine centers around Google's comparison shopping service - which has been known by names from Froogle and Google Product Search to Google Shopping - and its prominent display in related search results.
America's Cup: Kiwis are better, faster
But the Americans aren't to be ruled out of proceedings given their tag as favorites to secure a third straight title. We tidied up a lot of those little errors we made yesterday around the course and I think that really showed.
Funeral for Muslim teen killed in attack near Virginia mosque draws throngs
Police in Fairfax, Va., said Monday, June 19, 2017, that "road rage" was to blame for the slaying of a 17-year-old muslim girl wh. Detectives said he then drove her to another location and assaulted her again. "I don't know the family", she continued.
US House speaker Paul Ryan vows to complete tax reform in 2017
But Republicans continue to disagree on various components of a tax bill, in addition to whether tax reform should be permanent. Paul Ryan is delivering a "major speech" on taxes today at the National Association of Manufacturers conference.
We have watched Google undermine competition in the United States and overseas. He adds that Google's data shows that users typically prefer links that lead them to the actual products they're searching for, rather than to websites where they have to conduct the search again.
"We find that this abuse has taken place since 2008, but also that it has taken place in every European country where Google Shopping has rolled out.... and that's reflected in the level of the fine", she said. Only further down the page do you see Google's actual search results for pages relevant to your query.
The $2.7 billion fine represents just over 2.5% of Google's revenue past year and Alphabet, Google's owner, had $92.4 billion in cash as of end of March.
"As a result, competitors were much less likely to be clicked on", she said.
In 2016, the European Union advanced its investigation into anticompetitive complaints about Android. and added a new investigation into the potential anti-competitiveness of Google's Ad Sense service.
At her press conference, Vestager insisted her action was "based on facts" rather than any prejudice the European Commission might have against USA tech companies. The company denies the allegations in both cases.
The commission has already concluded, preliminarily, that Google abused its dominant position in those two cases as well.
However, does Amazon go out and sue Google just because its search ads are below Google's own special search box for Google-partnered products?
Jun 28 2017
UVA Children's Hospital specialties ranked
Joseph Sanzari Children's Hospital, part of Hackensack, is ranked 45th in the field of pediatric neurology and neurosurgery . In the 2017-18 rankings , 81 of the 187 hospitals surveyed were ranked in at least one of the 10 specialties.
Jun 27 2017
Edmonton's Connor McDavid wins first Hart Trophy as NHL MVP
Matthews led all first-year players this season and tied for second in the league with 40 goals, including four in his NHL debut. Matthews was the no-brainer choice for the Calder after his 69-point rookie season for the Leafs.
Jun 27 2017
Boeing launches new jet with flurry of orders
Delivery to airlines like United Airlines , British Airways and launch customer Singapore Airlines will begin next year. The Max 10 will be the largest of the updated 737 series, which competes head on with Airbus's A320neo family.
Jun 25 2017
US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in southern Syria
Russian Federation supports the Assad regime and issued its threat to coalition aircraft over western Syria in response. Russian Federation condemned the USA action and in retaliation suspended a hotline meant to prevent such incidents.
Jun 24 2017
Rani Rampal to lead India at women's Hockey World League Semi-Final
This 3-2 defeat led team to the elimination and this is where the journey of team India ends in the Hockey World League. Rahim (19th, 48th minutes) scored off penalty corners as the Malaysians knocked the Indians out of the tournament.
Jun 23 2017
Germany's Loew to rotate against Chile with 100th win in sight
Veteran Universidad de Chile stopper Johnny Herrera stood in for Bravo in Sunday's 2-0 win over Cameroon in Moscow. Among those set to start on Thursday will be keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Loew said.
Jun 22 2017
Family reacts angrily to Milwaukee ex-cop's acquittal
Heaggan-Brown had previously said he believed Smith "was reaching for his waist so he discharged his weapon a second time". "Mr. After Smith was shot, the resulting violence during protests left businesses burned, police cars damaged and officers injured.
Jun 22 2017
'Bumblebee' Spinoff To Explore Generation 1 Transformers, So Which Autobots Will Appear?
Unlike his elder statesman characters in " Westworld " and "Thor", Hopkins doesn't appear to just be doing this for a paycheck. If you're coming to see a Transformers movie, chances are you want to see robots kicking each other's butts.
Jun 21 2017
Champions Trophy: Gracious in defeat, Virat Kohli applauds Pakistan
And after he was dismissed the incoming Pakistan bats kept the runs flowing at a decent pace. In this Champions Trophy 2017, England were the only undefeated team in the tournament.
Jun 21 2017
3300 dead since central Congo conflict in August
But the report will carry considerable weight in a country where about 40 per cent of the population identifies as Catholic.
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