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South Korea fines Google $177 million for hampering mobile OS competition

South Korea fines Google $177 million for hampering mobile OS competition

South Korea's antitrust watchdog on Tuesday fined Google 207.4 billion won, approximately $177 million, after it found the US company abused its market position to block competing mobile operating systems (OS) from entering the market. The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) said Google effectively prevented device manufacturers, such as Samsung and LG, from customising Android OS.

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