The European Commission's Android and Google Search Decisions
11 AM EDT
The EC has found Google dominant in general search and that Google abused its dominance by showing enhanced product ads at the top of search results ranked using different algorithms than for free results, which the EC argues stifled competition in an adjacent market for comparison-shopping services. Google has been ordered to pay a record fine of EUR 2.4 billion and to treat equally rival comparison-shopping services when positioning and displaying its own comparison-shopping service.
The EC is also expected to issue a decision on July 18 that Google abused its dominance by contracting for pre-installation of Google Search and Chrome on Android devices, and for mobile device manufacturers not developing both compatible and “forked” versions of the Android mobile operating system.
Please join an extremely knowledgeable panel in a discussion of these two major decisions:
- Alec Burnside, Partner, Dechert
- Franklin Rubinstein, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
- Prof. John M. Yun, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University
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