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EU Slaps Record $2.7B Fine on Google Over Shopping Service

Google allegedly elevates its shopping service even when other options might have better deals

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    European Commission Hits Google With $2.7B Fine

    European regulators have issued a $2.7 billion fine against Google. (Published Tuesday, June 27, 2017)

    The European Union's competition watchdog has slapped a record $2.72 billion fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.

    European regulators said Tuesday that "Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service."

    It gave the Mountain View, California, company 90 days to stop or face fines of up to 5 percent of the average daily worldwide turnover of parent company Alphabet.

    The European Commission, which polices EU competition rules, alleges Google elevates its shopping service even when other options might have better deals.

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    Google maintains it's trying to package its search results in a way that makes it easier for consumers to find what they want.