EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile system

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union fined Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for using the market dominance of its Android mobile operating system to force handset makers to install Google apps, reducing choice for consumers. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Google went against EU rules when it required mobile phone producers to pre-install the Google Search and browser apps as a condition for licensing Google’s app store.

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Google adds Kubernetes apps to GCP Marketplace

Continuing its support for container-based web development, Google announced today that it will begin offering commercial Kubernetes apps in its cloud store. Google Cloud Platform is behind the GCP Marketplace, and the company wants to make the open source Kubernetes platform even more “plug-and-play, production-ready,” according to a blog post from Anil Dhawan, product manager for Google Cloud Platform.

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EU’s antitrust chief details Google’s Android abuses, including killing Amazon’s Fire OS

Ever since the European Union launched its antitrust case against Google’s Android two years ago, Silicon Valley insiders and tech pundits have been scratching their heads.
They are alternately bemused and puzzled by the same questions: How can something that a company gives away for free…

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EU Hits Google With $5 Billion Fine For Pushing Apps On Android Users

EU Hits Google With $5 Billion Fine For Pushing Apps On Android Users

The European Commission has fined Google $5 billion for violating EU antitrust laws — specifically, by forcing manufacturers of Android phones to pre-install the Google search app and the Chrome web browser. “Google…

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Google gets slapped $5BN by EU for Android antitrust abuse

has been fined a record breaking €4.34 billion (~$5BN) by European antitrust regulators for abusing the dominance of its Android mobile operating system. The fine is the second major penalty for the ad tech giant for breaching EU competition rules in just over a year — and the highest ever issued by the Commission for abuse of a dominant market position.

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Antitrust: Commission fines Google €4.34 billion for illegal practices regarding Android mobile devices to strengthen…

Google must now bring the conduct effectively to an end within 90 days or face penalty payments of up to of the average daily worldwide turnover of Alphabet, Google’s parent company. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “Today, mobile internet makes up more than half of global internet traffic.

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Cyber security top priority for aircraft makers, says Airbus

Everything the air manufacturing industry plans is considered through the lens of cyber security, but not everyone is up to the same standard across the industry in general, even among suppliers of critical national infrastructure, said Ian Goslin, UK managing director of Airbus cyber security. “The level of analysis that is done against every element of our platform development in terms of the aircraft is always considered through the lens of cyber security,” he told Computer Weekly.

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