Italy fines Google 100M euros for abuse of market position

Agence France-Presse

Posted at May 13 2021 03:49 PM

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The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S., August 7, 2017. Mike Blake, Reuters/File


ROME— Italy's competition authority said Thursday it had fined Google more than 100 million euros ($120 million) for abuse of market position for shutting out a rival's smartphone app offering recharging of electric vehicles.

The anti-trust authority ordered Google, whose Android operating system and Google Play app store dominate the Italian market, to include in its Android Auto mobile system an Enel X app for users of electric vehicles, finding the US giant had shut its rival out.

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