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Google hit with record 4.3-billion euro fine in EU over Android

BRUSSELS, Belgium (UPDATED) – The European Union slapped Google with a huge 4.34-billion-euro fine for abusing the dominance of its Android operating system on Wednesday, July 18, in the biggest antitrust penalty in the bloc's history. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the US tech giant illegally used Android's near-monopoly to ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJul 18th, 2018

Google faces record 4.3-billion euro fine in EU over Android

BRUSSELS, Belgium –  Google faced a record EU anti-trust fine of 4.3 billion euros on Wednesday, July 18, over its Android smartphone system, in a ruling that risks a fresh clash between Brussels and Washington. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager is expected to say that the US tech giant abused Android's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

What Android users should know about Google’s fight with the EU

The European Union (EU)  slapped Google  with a $5 billion fine Wednesday, alleging that the tech giant has acted in an uncompetitive manner by pre-loading apps and its services, such as Google search and the Chrome browser, onto Android phones. But as the specifics of the complaint are ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Trump slams record EU fine against Google

WASHINGTON, DC, USA –  President Donald Trump lashed out Thursday, July 19, after Brussels hit US tech giant Google with a record fine , and warned he would no longer allow Europe to take "advantage" of the United States. "I told you so! The European Union just slapped a Five Billion Dollar fine on one of our great ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

EU slaps record 3 bn euro fine on truck cartel

Brussels, Belgium -- The EU slapped a record fine of nearly three billion euros on five of Europe's biggest truck-makers, accusing them of colluding to fix prices and dodge the costs of stricter pollution rules......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJul 19th, 2016

Iran sentences fugitive ex-bank chief to jail

TEHRAN, Iran –  The former head of Iran's largest state-owned bank, who fled to Canada over a record-breaking $2.6 billion embezzlement scandal, has been given a 20-year prison sentence and $6 million fine in absentia, the judiciary said on Saturday, December 9. Mahmoud Reza Khavari, the former head of Bank Melli, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017

Rockets add All-Star Paul as they look to take next step

em>By Kristie Rieken, Associated Press /em> HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets believe adding Chris Paul to a team led by James Harden helps close the gap with Golden State. They’ll find out how they stack up against the NBA champions early when they open the season on the road against the Warriors on Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time). “We’re looking forward to trying to get as close as we can or better than Golden State,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “They seem to be the ones that set the bar and we know it’s a high bar but we have a lot of potential and now it’s up to us to try and do the work and get it done.” When the Rockets orchestrated the blockbuster deal with the Clippers in June to acquire Paul, a nine-time All-Star, the obvious question was how he and Harden would coexist. Harden was Houston’s point guard last season. D’Antoni knows there will be bumps along the way as they adjust to each other, but loves having two players of their caliber running his faced-paced offense. “Normally my offenses have been one kind of Hall of Fame point guard,” he said. “And now we’ve got two that will be on the court the whole time and I’m real excited about that.” He’s not worried about it not working out and said that in his experience if players want something to work out it normally does. “If you give them freedom and you have certain philosophies that you want them to do they’ll figure out what’s comfortable for them,” he said. “And putting them into spots where both of them can succeed and adjusting a little bit to me that’s the process.” Paul isn’t worried either, not after what he’s seen from D’Antoni and Harden since arriving in Houston. “One of the best things about this transition has been the communication aspect of it,” he said. “We talk about just about everything so it doesn’t get to a point where it’s out of control ... I think as long as we do that everything will be fine. Harden finished second in the NBA in scoring last year with 29.1 points a game and also was the runner-up in MVP voting to Russell Westbrook in a season where the Rockets were eliminated by the Spurs in the Western Conference semifinals. He knows his numbers could drop playing with another scorer like Paul but also believes his presence improves the team overall. “He’s one of the best we’ve ever seen at facilitating,” Harden said. “And his attention to detail while he’s playing is something I haven’t seen or something I haven’t played with ... he can make me better.” Paul, who has been criticized for failing to get the Clippers out of the second round of the playoffs in his time there, is very clear about his motivation for joining this team. Chasing a title is all that matters to him at this point in his career. “It means everything,” he said. “If I was fine with anything else I probably would have just stayed where I was.” Some things to know about the Rockets as they prepare for the season: strong>CAPELA’S NEXT STEP: /strong> Center Clint Capela had a career-high 12.6 points and 5.4 rebounds last season in his first year as a starter after Dwight Howard left. But he averaged just under 24 minutes a game as he worked on his strength and conditioning. The Rockets hope the fourth-year player can give them about 30 minutes a night as he continues to develop. “His next step is that,” D’Antoni said. “I think he will. It’s a matter of getting older, stronger, getting into a man’s body.” strong>IMPROVED DEFENSE: /strong>Though Houston lost defensive specialist Patrick Beverley in the trade for Paul, D’Antoni believes the defense will be better this season thanks to the addition of Paul, P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute. The Rockets had one of the league’s most potent offenses last season, but their defense wasn’t nearly as good. “We need to be in the top five defensively,” D’Antoni said. “If Golden State’s No. 1 offensively and No. 1 or 2 defensively, duh — we’ve got to be up there or otherwise we’re not going to win.” strong>NEW OWNER: /strong> The Rockets have a new owner after billionaire casino and restaurant owner Tilman Fertitta bought the team from Leslie Alexander this offseason. Fertitta paid a NBA-record $2.2 billion to buy the team after losing out to Alexander when he bought it in 1993. The businessman, who owns the Golden Nugget casino and is the star of a reality show called “Billion Dollar Buyer” on CNBC, promised he wouldn’t be as out front and hands on as Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban, but he’ll certainly be more visible than the 74-year-old Alexander was. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 12th, 2017

EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros

EU fines Google a record 2.4 billion euros.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2017

EU wants Google to stop anti-competitive Android practices, fine expected

EU antitrust regulators plan to order Alphabet's (GOOGL.O) Google to stop paying financial incentives to smartphone makers to pre-install Google Search exclusively on their devices and warned the company of a large fine, an EU document showed......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2016

Apple accuses European Commission of 'political crap' over 13 billion Euro fine

Apple accuses European Commission of 'political crap' over 13 billion Euro fine.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 1st, 2016

Apple hit with record 13 billion euro Irish tax bill

Apple hit with record 13 billion euro Irish tax bill.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 30th, 2016

RCBC fined P1 B by BSP over cyber heist

MANILA, Philippines - The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has slapped a record P1-billion fine on Rizal Commercial Banking Corp......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2016

EU slaps record $3.2B fine on truck cartel

BRUSSELS, Belgium The European Union (EU) slapped a record fine of nearly 3 billion euros ($3.2 billion) on Europe's biggest truckmakers, accusing them of colluding to fix prices and dodge the costs of stricter pollution rules. Senior managers from D.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2016

Google collects location data even if you turn off location setting

MANILA, Philippines – An Associated Press report exposed a sneaky Google practice where the search giant continues to collect a user's location data even if the user has turned off the "Location History" setting on their mobile device. The data privacy issue affects both iOS and Android platforms, the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Google Play notifies gamers ’Fortnite’ not available on Play Store

Gamers and "Fortnite" fans are getting notifications from Google Play that the game is not available on the Play Store. The launch of beta access for "Fortnite's" Android version had fans excited to finally play the game on their Android devices. However, the title was initially limited to Samsung devices and will be rolled out gradually to other brands. Beta access required gamers to register on a waiting list where they would get an email with instructions on how to play. Gamers would later discover that looking up "Fortnite Battle Royale" on Google Play returned a specified message that the game was not available on the platform, as first reported by 9to5Google. One g...Keep on reading: Google Play notifies gamers ’Fortnite’ not available on Play Store.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Foreign investments still coming

Foreign direct investments (FDI) continued to surge into the country for the January-May 2018 period, with registered net inflows hitting $4.8 billion, or a growth of 49 percent from the comparable period in 2017, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said.   In a statement, the central bank said investment inflows were boosted by continued favorable investor sentiment on the back of the country's solid macroeconomic fundamentals and growth prospects.   The strong performance of inward investments in the first five months of the year came on the heels of a record high FDI figure of $10 billion recorded for all of 2017.   The latest data showed that net eq...Keep on reading: Foreign investments still coming.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Cusi orders oil firms to sell low quality diesel at cheaper price

To accommodate the targeted P3.0 billion oil importation of Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corporation (PNOC-EC) and in line with the inter-agency approach on taming inflation rates, Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has ordered the oil companies to go back at selling Euro-2 diesel, a fuel with higher sulfur content or what is widely regarded by… link: Cusi orders oil firms to sell low quality diesel at cheaper price.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Chelsea signs goalkeeper Kepa after Courtois joins Madrid

LONDON --- Chelsea has signed Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga for a record fee after selling Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid. Chelsea announced the signing on Wednesday after paying Kepa's 80-million-euro ($92.6 million) buyout clause --- the biggest fee ever for a goalkeeper. The transfer was completed shortly after Courtois' move to Madrid was also confirmed in a deal that will see midfielder Mateo Kovacic move to the London club on a season-long loan. Kepa is considered Spain's goalkeeper of the future and was a reserve at the World Cup in Russia. The fee paid for him tops the 72.5 million euros Liverpool gave Roma for Alisson earlier this summer. "Kepa...Keep on reading: Chelsea signs goalkeeper Kepa after Courtois joins Madrid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018

Apple becomes 1st private company worth $1 trillion

NEW YORK --- Apple became the first private-sector company to surpass $1 trillion in market value Thursday following its latest surge after reporting strong quarterly earnings. Shares of Apple briefly hit $207.05 in late-morning trading, before retreating somewhat. The gains came after the iPhone maker reported strong earnings late Tuesday that prompted a two-day rally in the share price. The company's stock was at $206.85, up 2.7 percent near 1620 GMT. Apple said it currently has 4.83 billion shares outstanding. As with other landmarks --- such as the Dow crossing 25,000 for the first time ---the Apple record is significant because of its resonance beyond the financial univ...Keep on reading: Apple becomes 1st private company worth $1 trillion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Google sets limit to number of notches on Android P devices

MANILA, Philippines - While we have yet to see a device with more than one notch cutout, Google has gone ahead and set the ground rules for the maximum number of notches an Android device can have. In a developer blog post , Android UI product manager Megan ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

3-time major champ Wawrinka out in 1st round at Washington

WASHINGTON--- Stan Wawrinka's surgically repaired left knee is just fine. What's missing now for the three-time major champion as he goes through a rough season is the self-belief that comes with success. Wawrinka's latest quick exit came Tuesday night at the Citi Open, a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (3) loss against 234th-ranked qualifier Donald Young of the U.S. in the first round of the hard-court tournament. "I was missing a lot. Not feeling the way I wanted. I'm looking for confidence, for sure," said Wawrinka, who has been ranked No. 3 but is merely 198th at the moment on account of a 6-11 record in 2018 after two knee operations last year. "It's tough to not win a lot of matches....Keep on reading: 3-time major champ Wawrinka out in 1st round at Washington.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2018