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India fines Google $162m for abuse of Android platform

Antitrust watchdog also investigating company's in-app payments system

India's competition regulator has fined Google $161.95 million for anticompetitive practices.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) -- India's competition regulator on Thursday ordered Alphabet's Google to change its approach to its Android platform and fined the U.S. tech company 13.38 billion rupees ($161.95 million) for anticompetitive practices.

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said Google leveraged its dominant position in markets such as online search and app store for Android, to protect the position of its apps like Chrome and YouTube in mobile web browsers and online video hosting.

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