Google says it is complying with EU antitrust orders

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Over the next few months, Google will be making further updates to give more visibility to rivals in Europe.

Google has always agreed that healthy, thriving markets are in everyone’s interest.

Google has made and will make a number of changes to address EU antitrust regulators’ concerns that it unfairly promoted its shopping service and hindered rivals of its Android smartphone operating system, a senior executive said on Wednesday.

“We’ve always agreed that healthy, thriving markets are in everyone’s interest. We’ve already made a wide range of changes to our products to address the Commission’s concerns,” Kent Walker, senior vice-president of global affairs, said in a statement.

“Over the next few months, we’ll be making further updates to give more visibility to rivals in Europe,” he continued.

He did not comment specifically on the European Commission’s 1.49-billion-euro (USD 1.7 billion) fine handed down earlier on Wednesday for blocking rival online advertisers.

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