EU Antitrust Office – Google defends itself in court – economy

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EU Antitrust Office: Google defends itself in court

Google is defending itself in court against the record antitrust fine imposed in 2018 and refers to its rival Apple. “The Commission has turned a blind eye to the real competitive dynamics of this industry – that between Apple and Android,” Google lawyer Matthew Pickford told the Court of the European Union in Luxembourg on Monday. The cartel watchdogs overestimated the importance of Google. Instead, Android is a prime example of functional competition. The European Commission had ordered the American group to pay 4.3 billion euros three years ago for illegal practices in the operating system of Android mobile phones, because the subsidiary of Alphabet, for example, the makers of smartphones and mobile network operators, had banned regulations for the use of Android. since 2011 and asked to preinstall some Google apps.

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