Louisiana real estate and Tennessee whiskey: The Tipline for 27 June 2019

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes. Two years ago today, the European Commission slapped Google with a then-record $2.7 billion fine after finding it had illegally promoted its own comparison shopping service ahead of rivals’. That record stood for only a year. The following July, the commission fined Google nearly twice as much after determining it had illegally required Android device makers to preinstall its applications. While several EU complainants believe the commission’s punishments did not go far enough, US complainants are looking to see if a potential second US enforcer to review Google’s conduct will bring a lawsuit.

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