I wonder if CNN is still worried about the U.S applying tariffs to EU automobiles? It's global competition. Protect your industries or other countries will go at them at will. Europe fines Google $5 billion for abusing its Android dominance Europe has hit Google with a record $5 billion fine. The company was ordered by the European Commission on Wednesday to pay €4.34 billion ($5 billion) for unfairly pushing its apps on smartphone users and thwarting competitors. "Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine," Margrethe Vestager, Europe's top antitrust official, said in a statement. "They have denied European consumers the benefits of effective competition in the important mobile sphere," she added. The Commission said that Google (GOOGL) broke the law by requiring manufacturers to install its Google Search and Chrome apps as a condition for licensing Google's app store. It said that Google paid some large smartphone makers and network operators to install apps on phones before they were sold. It also prevented manufacturers from selling devices running on alternative versions of its Android operating system.