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Google execs prepare for fight with EU over fines

Many expect the penalty in the US tech giant's shopping-search probe to exceed the US$1.2b fine on Intel 8 years ago

A large penalty and an order for Google to change its ways might just be the start. The European Union is also examining its AdSense advertising service and its Android mobile phone software.


AS EUROPEAN Union (EU) officials count the days before their annual vacation, Google's lawyers and lobbyists are hunkering down in Brussels, preparing for what may be a record EU antitrust fine.

A penalty in the shopping-search probe could come within weeks and many expect...

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