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Google Android antitrust fine largely upheld by EU court
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Alphabet unit Google is facing a fine of more than 4 billion euro for breaking competition rules, the Court of Justice of the European Union announced Wednesday.
The ruling largely upholds a top European court decision. However the fine was lowered to 4.125 billion euros ($4.13 billion) from 4.34 billion euros.
The General Court said its reasoning differed from the EU executive commission's "in certain respects" in deciding a penalty of 4.125 billion euros was appropriate to "better to reflect the gravity and duration of the infringement."
The search engine technology, online advertising and cloud computing provider had appealed the record EU antitrust fine imposed for reducing consumer choice through the mobile Android operating system and restricting the competition.