Monday March 14, 2016

Russian Turns Down Google Appeal In Anti-Monopoly Case

It looks as though Google will be amending its contracts with Russian smartphone manufacturers and paying a fine after losing this appeal. Are we taking bets on how big the fine will be?

The Moscow Arbitration court on Monday rejected an appeal from Google and upheld a ruling that the U.S. firm broke anti-monopoly laws by abusing its dominant position with its Android mobile platform, Russia's competition watchdog said. FAS, the watchdog, ruled last September that Google had broken the law by requiring pre-installation of certain applications on mobile devices running on Android, following a complaint by Russia's Yandex.

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