Tencent Technology News, after the European Commission issued three antitrust fines for US Internet giant Google, with a total fine of $8 billion, Google appealed all three rulings. Google's appeal against one of the 2.4 billion euros ($2.64 billion) antitrust fines in the European Union will be heard in a European court for three days in February 2020, according to the latest news from foreign media, according to revelations from the parties involved in the case on Monday.
According to foreign media reports, the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice will hear the views of Google and a technology lobby that supports its appeal, while the European Commission will be supported by the German government and eight companies.
Richard, chief executive of Kelkoo, a British price comparison website on the side of the European Commission
Two years ago, the European Commission accused Google of preferring its own price-comparison shopping service, imposing huge fines on it and ordering it to stop its anti-market business practices and create a level playing field for its competitors.
Google subsequently referred the case to the European Court of Justice, one of three appeals against three independent anti-monopoly decisions of the European Union.
Groups supporting the European Commission include BEUC, a European consumer group, through complaints that prompted the European Union to investigate Foundem, a French price comparison shopping site, Twenga, a German publishing group, VDZ, a German publishing group, and BDZV, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), and Axel, a German publisher.
In addition to the case, two other antitrust tickets issued by the European Commission on Google involve Android operating systems and web advertising. In the Android case, the European Commission ruled that Google had bundled its own applications and services in Android, creating unfair competition. In the antitrust case of online advertising, Google is thought to have put pressure on external websites to prevent them from displaying ads from rival advertising unions on the web.
Google's appeal against two antitrust cases -- android and web ads -- is not yet known when the trial will take place.
In addition to the European Commission, Google has been subjected to countless antitrust investigations and fines in many countries and regions around the world. Google's growing market influence and dominance in the three main areas of online advertising, web search and Android is thought to have dampened the growth of start-up technology companies and consumer choice.
In addition, the government and opposition in the United States have recently launched a wave of antitrust investigations into the four major technology giants (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon), and Google has also been subjected to antitrust investigations involving the web search business and the online advertising business.
In addition, prosecutors in more than 40 states in the United States have announced that they will jointly investigate Google's monopoly on the market. (Tencent Technology Reviser / Chengxi)