Google loses challenge against EU antitrust decision, other probes loom

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By Foo Yun Chee LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) -Google suffered one of its biggest setbacks on Wednesday when a top European court fined it 4.125 billion euros ($4.13 billion) for using its Android mobile operating system to thwart rivals, offering a precedent for other regulators to ratchet up pressure. The unit of U.S. tech giant Alphabet had challenged an earlier ruling, but the decision was broadly upheld by the Europe’s second-highest court in Wednesday’s ruling and the fine was reduced only modestly from 4.34 billion euros. It is a record fine for an antitrust violation. The EU antitrust enforcer …

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