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The European Commission found that the search giant uses its position in the market for mobile operating systems to further cement its dominance over internet search in Europe. (AP)

3 Takeaways From EU's Latest Google Antitrust Fine

Europe’s antitrust enforcer hit Google with another massive fine on Wednesday, this time a €4.34 billion ($5.04 billion) levy over the licensing practices for its Android mobile operating system, nearly double one issued last year for favoring its own comparison shopping site in search results. Here, Law360 takes a look at the latest fine and what it could mean for Google.

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