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EU: Google AdSense case nearing end

 |  November 7, 2018

EU regulators are close to wrapping up their third case against Alphabet unit Google involving its AdSense advertising service, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday, November 7, reported Reuters.

The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager come four months after the Commission levied a record €4.34 billion (US$5 billion) fine against Google for using its popular Android mobile operating system to block rivals.

That followed a €2.4 billion fine imposed on the company last year after it thwarted rival shopping comparison websites.

The European Commission in 2016 opened a third case when it accused Google of preventing third parties using its AdSense product from displaying search advertisements from Google’s competitors.

“We are approaching the end of that investigation,” Vestager told reporters at the Web Summit in Lisbon when asked for an update on the investigation.

Full Content: Reuters
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