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5 Things To Know About Google's $2.7B Dispute With The European Commission

The commission has accused Google of illegally favoring its own product ads in search results and damaging other product comparison sites, though Google says that Amazon has done the most harm to competing sites.

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Is Google Unfair, Or Just Savvy?

On Tuesday, the European Union's antitrust regulator, the European Commission, issued a blistering take-down of a key tenet of Google's search advertising business -- the Google Shopping service. After an investigation, the European Commission determined that Google is unfairly favoring its own service's results in its market-dominating search engine. The commission slapped Google with a $2.7 billion fine, which is a record high amount for an antitrust case (Intel, the previous record holder, was fined $1.4 billion in 2014).

What do these actions mean for Google? In the following slides, we've summarized the key details of the case and how Google is responding.

 
 
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