Google Fined For Breaking Russian Antitrust Rules With Android

Google has been fined a sum of $6.75 million for competition violations by Russia’s antimonopoly watchdog on Thursday. The antimonopoly body accused U.S. technology company Google of forcing retailers to install and keep a suite of its app on mobile phones that were sold on the Russian market. SeekingAlpha adds: Google was found last October to have violated rules related to the objection. The fine amount was determined as a portion of Google Play sales in the country, though an exact breakdown has not been disclosed. An appeal of the case is set to continue August 16 and talks to settle the matter amicably are additionally said to be under consideration. Google has also run into antitrust issues with the European Commission in recent months.

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