In Latest EU Fine, Signs Of Google's Next Sanction

By Bryan Koenig (March 21, 2019, 9:24 PM EDT) -- Despite leveling its third major fine against Google for abusing its market power, the European Commission is far from done with the search engine giant.

The EC's antitrust chief signaled Wednesday that probes are continuing even after the company's latest billion-dollar fine. The continuing investigations are good news to many Google critics who argue that the commitments to increasing competition the company has made recently are little more than resurrected promises the EC has already found wanting.

In announcing a €1.49 billion ($1.69 billion) penalty for Google's past use of restrictive terms in contracts to provide ads on third-party websites, Competition...

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