EU Fines Google Record $5.1 Billion for Abusing Smartphone Market

Google was hit with a $5.1 billion fine by European antitrust officials for abusing its power in the smartphone market, in the region’s latest move to rein in the clout of American tech companies. The penalty of 4.34 billion euros was a record, and far larger than the €2.4 billion, or about $2.8 billion, that the European Union levied on Google last year for unfairly favoring its own services in internet search results.