In a shocking turn of events, Google has been handed a massive €2.4 billion fine by the European Commission after allegedly abusing its dominance as a search engine provider to give illegal advantage to its own shopping services.
The company is now forced to end the anti-competitive conduct within a window of 90 days.
Otherwise, it will face penalty payments of up to five percent of the average daily global turnover of its parent company Alphabet.
“Google has abused its market dominance as a search engine by giving an illegal advantage to another Google product, its comparison shopping service,” the Commission stated in a press release.
Amazon is planning to rival Google with a service that translates languages on CNBC
Amazon already uses its own translation tech in-house to offer product documentation in various languages.
Amazon is set to expand its Web Services range of offerings for developers with a new tool to translate their apps and sites into multiple languages, reports CNBC.
When it launches, the new service will see Amazon go up against Microsoft and Google, both of which offer translation APIs to enterprise customers.