Italy Fines Apple, Samsung $5.7 Million for Slowing Down Phones

Italy’s anti-trust watchdog said it was fining Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. 5 million euros ($5.7 million) each following complaints they used software updates to slow down their mobile phones. Apple was hit with an additional 5 million euro fine for failing to give clients clear information about how to maintain or eventually replace handset batteries.