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First Look EU fines Google $5 billion for 'anticompetitive behavior'

The European Union has placed a record fine on Google for forcing Android mobile phone producers to pre-install Google Search and browser apps as conditions for licensing its app store. Google claims the sale of content and apps is a critical part of its revenue.

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The European Union fined Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for using the market dominance of its Android mobile operating system to force handset makers to install Google apps, reducing choice for consumers.

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