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JULY 26, 2018
Google is too big, dirty and must be regulated ASAP.
Google secretly tried to settle with the European Commission a year
before receiving a massive fine, Bloomberg reports.
The European Union's competition watchdog fined Google 4.3 billion euros ($5 billion) last week for abusing the dominance of its mobile operating system, Android.
Google lawyers reportedly started talking to EU counterparts about settling the Android probe in June 2017, after Google had been fined over its shopping service.
Google secretly tried to settle with the European
Union's competition watchdog over the investigation into Google's Android
operating system, Bloomberg reports.
The European Commission hit Google with a 4.3 billion euro ($5 billion) fine last week for abusing the dominance of its mobile operating system. European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told Bloomberg that Google began trying to resolve the investigation a year before the fine was imposed. Google lawyers talked to their EU counterparts about the possibility of a settlement in June 2017, Bloomberg says, weeks after the company had been fined 2.4 billion euros for abusing its dominant position to promote its shopping service