March 20, 2019 / 11:43 AM / 3 months ago

EU's Vestager says Google rivals more visible after changes

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe’s antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager gave a cautious welcome on Wednesday to Google’s attempts to boost rivals and offer Android users a choice of browser and search apps in order to comply with her orders in two separate cases.

“We see positive developments both in the shopping and Android case,” Vestager told a news conference after handing a 1.49 billion euro (1.3 billion pounds) to Google for blocking rival online advertisers.

In a sign that Google’s regulatory troubles may not be over, Vestager said she was still looking into its actions in search market for jobs and local search following complaints.

Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by Philip Blenkinsop

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