Google's $5B EU antitrust fine, 800 Tesla owners asked to pay back German subsidy
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Google has been issued a record five billion dollar fine for violating European Union antitrust regulations related to it's Android operating system.
The decision revolved around Google requiring third party smart phone makers to preinstall some Google apps in order to use Android on those devices, Potentially restricting consumer choice and slowing innovation.
Google plans to appeal the decision.
Two US lawmakers have submitted a bill that would add emergency alerts to platforms like Netflix Netflix and Spotify.
If passed, the legislation called the Ready act would expand alerts into streaming platforms, improve how states handle alerts and set up an inquiry system when alerts are improperly used.
And finally, some Tesla owners in Germany are being asked to pay back an almost $5000 electric vehicle subsidy.
A German Federal office issued a statement explaining about 800 Model S owners who purchased their cars before March 6th did not pricing criteria for the subsidy.
Tesla vowed to appeal, and announce it would cover the cost of the credit until a final resolution was reached.
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