The fine, which goes into escrow pending the inevitable appeal, is smaller than the record €4.34bn fine imposed last July on Google for abuse of its Android platform. The company may have some of the deepest pockets in the industry, but it will still be hoping that with its latest announcement it managed to avoid further fines from the European Commission.
AdSense is a program that allows publishers to display advertisements on their own sites, targeted to their audience and content.
But Google for a time prohibited those third-party sites from using rival ad services, then required prominent placement of its own ads - two of the many restrictions on AdSense customers that led the European Commission to conclude in an initial complaint filed in 2016 that Google had acted anti-competitively.
"We're still looking into the search market for jobs, and the search market for locals", Vestager said Wednesday. Firstly, it prevented them from running any third party adverts on the search results page - meaning that if a company was offering a better deal on ad revenue, websites couldn't use it without losing their entire search function. After a heavy fine, the USA company agreed to rework Android licensing in Europe by splitting Chrome and Search from the OS, followed by changes to Google Shopping. In 2017, she slapped Google with a 2.42 billion euro fine in a case involving its online shopping search results. But the decision announced Wednesday prohibits the company from introducing any such ad restrictions in the future, while opening the door for Google to face lawsuits from "any person or business affected by its anti-competitive" tactics, the European Union said.
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"Google's practices covered over half the market by turnover throughout most of the period", the competition commission said.
In a statement, the company said: "We've always agreed that healthy, thriving markets are in everyone's interest". "For almost a decade, we've been in discussions with the European Commission about the way some of our products work", he says.
Google said the prompts will arrive sometime "over the next few months", though we don't know which alternative search engines and browsers will be suggested to users.