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Google Fined £2.1 Billion

#1 by Voltman , Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:48 am

For promoting their own sales channels in search results, or something like that.
I'm not sure what they are doing but It's good to see them getting jumped on.

"Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service"


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RE: Google Fined £2.1 Billion

#2 by Sheldonboy , Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:23 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #1
For promoting their own sales channels in search results, or something like that.
I'm not sure what they are doing but It's good to see them getting jumped on.

"Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service"

It's about time Google had their collars felt.


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RE: Google Fined £2.1 Billion

#3 by mikejee , Tue Jun 27, 2017 10:37 pm

Probably a good thing, but really got my goat on the news today when some so-called price comparison site said it reduced competition, when all these sites often don't actually have the cheapest product.


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RE: Google Fined £2.1 Billion

#4 by Voltman , Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:45 am

I don't use price comparison sites, at all, ever, largely because I don't trust them.
They can't possibly operate out of altruism alone so they must rely on advertising for revenue.
It's quite clear to me where their loyalties will lay.


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