Google fined record $2.7 billion in European antitrust case

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The European Commission has hit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine after concluding that the search giant unfairly favored its comparison-shopping service over others. “(Google) denied other companies the chance to compete on the merits and to innovate,” said Margrethe Vestager, the EU commissioner in charge of competition policy, in a…