Google Found Guilty of ‘Abusing Dominant Market Position’ in Russia

Google has been found guilty in a rapid Russian antitrust probe, a spokesperson for the country’s antitrust regulator told The Wall Street Journal.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.wsj.com

Google Inc. has been found guilty in a rapid Russian antitrust probe, a spokesperson for the country’s antitrust regulator told The Wall Street Journal.  In February, Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service opened a probe into Google for alleged anticompetitive practices related to how the company bundles apps with its Android mobile operating system.  The company was found guilty of “abusing its dominant market position,” but not of “unfair competition practices,” the regulator told The Wall Street Journal. The Russian agency will have 10 business days to issue its ruling on the case in full.  “We haven’t yet received the ruling,“ Google’s Russia spokeswoman said. “When we do, we will study it and determine our next steps.”   Google has been tied up for several years in an antitrust probe in Europe. The Russian regulator’s decision, however, comes just under seven months after the probe was initiated. – More shenanigans from Mr. Putin, me thinks.

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