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European Commission Fines Qualcomm $1.23 Billion for Abusing Dominant Market Position

Qualcomm, the chip maker that manufacturers billions of system-on-chips for Android OEMs, spent decades building its Snapdragon empire. But some say the company is abusing its dominance monopolistically and violating anti-competitive laws in multiple countries. Qualcomm has been fighting these lawsuits for quite a while now, but it lost a crucial battle in Europe on...

Google to Separate its EU Shopping Unit From the Company

Google has been under fire with the European Commission about antitrust violations for years now. The company's biggest two complaints right now deal with Android and the way they require OEMs to pre-install their applications while the other pertains to its Google Shopping comparison division. The company filed for an appeal for this investigation earlier...

Report: Google Proposes to Display Rival Shopping Comparison Sites via Auction

After a long investigation and multiple reports, The European Commission claimed Google was abusing their market dominance as a search engine to promote their Google Shopping service. This led to the EU saying Google needed to pay the biggest antitrust fine they have ever issued out ($2.7 billion). While this case plays out, the company...

Google Files for an Appeal Against the EU’s $2.7 Billion Antitrust Fine

Google has been under scrutiny in countries within Europe as well as Russia. In Russia, they were forced to let users pick which default search engine they wanted to use. There have been multiple battles in Europe with one focusing on Google Search exclusivity and the other accusing them of manipulating shopping results. This shopping...

No More Roaming Fees: EU Members Can “Roam-Like-at-Home”

Today marked the end of successful negotiations to enact laws abolishing data roaming charges for members of the EU. The European Parliament, Council, and Commission have come to an agreement that will see the end of data roaming fees by June 15th of this year. With consumers seeing no direct charges, the agreement focused on...

Google, Bertelsmann, & Udacity to Offer 10,000 Android Scholarships for EU Developers

Out of this group of developers, a recent report claims that just under half (42 percent) are self taught. As such, Google has recognized the need to reach out to these self-taught developers in order to foster independent development on Android. Therefore, Google has recently announced an initiative to fund 10,000 Android Developer training scholarships for...

Google vs. EU: Android Antitrust Charges in the Horizon

A new report originating from Reuters claims that Google is about to get charged in the European Union over abusing Android for unfair promotion of its own apps and services on the OS. Antitrust allegations over Google have been an ongoing topic of hot debate, with governments and judicial machinery of several nations alleging Google for...