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EU Android antitrust probe may affect Google's mobile model

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 05:50

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At issue are agreements that give Google applications prominence on devices running the company's Android operating system. Without these services pre-installed, the company could generate less revenue from mobile ads.

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GOOGLE'S means of making money from the smartphone boom is under threat in Europe. Antitrust regulators in the region are expected to unveil charges soon that could require the Alphabet Inc unit to change how it lodges tools such as Search onto phones - and make it harder

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