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Italy fines Google $120 mln for abuse of market position

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Italy’s competition authority said Thursday it had fined Google more than 100 million euros ($120 million) for abuse of market position for shutting out a rival’s smartphone app offering recharging of electric vehicles.

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The anti-trust authority ordered Google, whose Android operating system and Google Play app store dominate the Italian market, to include in its Android Auto mobile system an Enel X app for users of electric vehicles, finding the US giant had shut its rival out.