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EU Slaps Google With Android Antitrust Charges
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Michelle
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4/27/2016 | 10:21:37 PM
Re: What happens stateside?
@Technocrati I think it will eventually come up, but without the thunder as was seen in Europe. I have absolutely no expertise in the area...
Technocrati
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4/27/2016 | 3:18:07 PM
Google: Do Want We Want, Here's Some Money......

"...Google provides financial incentives for manufacturers and mobile network operators to pre-install Google Search as the exclusive search provider."

 

 

Didn't this used to be know as a bribe ?   

Technocrati
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Technocrati,
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4/27/2016 | 3:08:06 PM
Re: What happens stateside?

@Michelle    I am curious as well, but it does not seem Google is having too much trouble doing what it wants in the U.S.    

It will be interesting to see if this comes up at all in the U.S.

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4/27/2016 | 3:05:45 PM
Google's Unique Approach In Europe

"...Google requires handset makers who choose to pre-install Google Play to also pre-install Google Search as the default search provider and Google Chrome as the default browser."

 

This is interesting.  As a Android user, I have Google Play and Search installed of course, but I have never noticed that Chrome was a must as a default browser, which I don't use on my phone.  

I wonder why Google is forcing this in Europe ?  Of course this is how they make money, but I would think people would eventually use Google search without being forced to do so.

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4/21/2016 | 1:39:08 PM
What happens stateside?
This is a very interesting ruling. I'm curious to see what happens next in the US...


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