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Google Challenges $5 Billion Fine

Google is fighting a record 4.34-billion euro (US$5 billion) fine imposed three months ago by the European Union competition watchdog for using its popular Android mobile operating system to beat rivals.

“We have now filed our appeal of the EC’s Android decision at the General Court of the EU,” Google said. 

The company pointed to arguments from CEO Sundar Pichai on the day of the EU ruling in July, claiming that Android has created more choice for consumers, not less.

The European Commission in its July decision said Google had abused its market dominance since 2011.

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