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Fork it! Google fined €4.34bn over Android, has 90 days to behave

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Re: Big fines are just a cost of doing big business

"So you think EU should hurt anyone selling phones now, instead of just Google?"

They could if they needed to and for Europe it would be a very good idea considering all the mobile cash staying home and all the instrustries that crop up to service the demand. Add in making their own standards and patents, it isn't that there is a lack of ability in Europe rather that buying in working kit with production capacity in place is cheaper in the short term than doing it themselves.

The US is attempting to close it's markets for the appearance of financial improvement but that also means it can be done to them in turn.

What the US sells to Europe can be made and grown in Europe too and if they think they are indispensible then they are wrong. If they try it and leave it too long they loose their market position and then have to play catchup on European standards they didnt get to dictate.

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