The EU released a 327-page explanation of its decision to fine Google US$5 billion last year for antitrust violations, providing US regulators with a detailed roadmap for pursuing similar allegations.
Last year, the EU found that Google abused its dominant market position by tying its search app to the Android app store, according to the report. In addition, the EU found that Google improperly entered into revenue-sharing agreements with equipment makers and wireless carriers who agreed not to pre-install competing search services on phones.
The EU released the details of its ruling as a host of US entities are conducting their own antitrust probes into the company, including the Department of Justice’s antitrust division, state attorneys general, Congress, and a Federal Trade Commission task force.
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