The EU's competition authorities have ordered the US Internet giant Google to pay a fine in the amount of 1.49 billion euros. In the case of search engine advertising, other providers had been unduly hindered.
EU competition authorities have imposed for the third Time a multi-billion penalty against the US Internet giant Google. In the case of search engine advertising on the part of the service "AdSense for Search" had been disabled other providers unauthorized manner, informed the EU Commission. The company had to pay about 1.49 billion euros of punishment. In the case of "AdSense for Search" can include other web pages of Google search masks."market behrrschende position abused"
Google I need more than ten years of its dominant position in the market failure and other companies, the chances of a fair competition and innovations installed, said EU competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. Due to restrictive clauses in contracts with third-party Websites, Google prevents competitors ads placed on these Websites, said the EU Commission.
business conduct, therefore, was at least since the year 2006. In 2016, Google lifted the restrictions according to the EU Commission.Google already longer in sight
The authorities in Brussels has Google's behaviour in business for some time in the visor. Due to the abuse of its dominant position in product ads in search results-controlling the Commission in 2017, imposed a penalty of EUR 2.42 billion.
Due to restrictions of Competition in the Smartphone-System Android was in 2018, even the record fine of 4.34 billion euros.
The Commission pointed out that on Google in the EU States, "civil damages actions" by individuals or enterprises could be affected by the "anti-competitive behaviour".
this is the third contest the case before the EU is now a part of the core business of Google with Online advertising. Financially AdSense" for Google is "more of a niche product. Accurate Figures on the part of the service. However, Google's advertising business as a whole plays the lion's share of the proceeds of the parent group Alphabet.
In the final quarter of 2018, the company earned thanks to the high advertising revenue of about $ 9 billion. The sales increased sharply and amounted to 39.3 billion dollars.Google more billion penalty, 18.07.2018 EU threatens punishment can profit Google-mother shrink, 25.07.2017 Atlas |Belgium |Brussels