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Google appeals USD 2.9 billion EU fine even as it plans fixes

AP  |  Mountain View (US) 

Google is appealing a USD 2.9 billion fine imposed by European Union regulators.

The had dinged the search giant for favoring shopping listings it gets paid for. Google's appeal comes even as it is working to comply with an order to give equal treatment to rival shopping services.

The appeal filed yesterday was not made public. But Google's argument is expected to follow its June blog post in which it maintained that consumers expect to be taken directly to pages where they can buy products rather than to other online retailers where they may have to repeat searches.

Google also claimed it faces fierce competition from eBay and Amazon.

It also submitted plans in August to give these rival online shopping services equal treatment to meet a second condition.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 00:13 IST