The Story Behind Google's Secret Offer to Settle EU's Android Probe
Posted in: Government & Policy at 22/07/2018 23:38
European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager coolly hit Google with a €4.3 billion ($5 billion) fine last week, the biggest penalty in the history of antitrust enforcement.
It didn’t have to be that way.
A year earlier, when the company -- already reeling from a €2.4 billion fine in another EU case -- made quiet attempts to settle the probe into deals it has with Android phone makers, the response was equally chilly.