Google search engine monopoly on Android in Russian Federation to end
"Under the terms of the settlement, 55 million Russian Android users will be offered a choice of search engines on their mobile devices".
In August previous year, Russian authorities slapped a 438 million ruble ($6.75m) fine on Google, concluding that the company was "forcing its partners to feature its services".
Alphabet Inc's Google will open up its popular Android mobile operating system to rival search engines in Russia as part of a deal to settle a two-year dispute with Russian competition authorities.
"Today is an important day for Russian consumers as Google has agreed to take significant steps that open up its Android platform in Russia", Arkady Volozh, Yandex's chief executive, said in a statement.
In the early 2000s, Yandex requested the FAS initiate an investigation into Google's business practices, and in 2015 the organization found Google's practices to be anti-competitive and in violation of Russian antitrust laws.
While Google never outright required manufacturers to pre-load its apps, its previous rules made it so that companies producing Android-powered phones had to either install all of Google's core apps - Gmail, a browser with Google default search, and, most importantly, the Google Play app store - or none at all.
The anti-trust case was originally filed by Yandex, who claimed that Google violated Russia's competition rules.
Should the European Union investigation go against Google, it could be fined up to $7.4 billion, the equivalent of 10 percent of its global revenue.
Google faces a similar tussle with regulators in the European Union, where competition chief Margrethe Vestager believes it broke competition rules. Any developer that signs a "commercial agreement" with Google can be included - Yandex is the first to sign up.
Google has also agreed to soon offer a "Chrome widget" that will let Android users in Russian Federation choose a default search engine aside from Google.
"Implementation of the settlement's terms will be an effective means to secure competition between developers of mobile applications", said FAS head Igor Artemiev.
The movie stars were on hand during the 2017 Star Wars Celebration at the Orange County Convention Center. Next, Ridley herself came out to a standing ovation that began before she even had hit the stage.
The spark? A certain Arsene Wenger . "Honestly, I am disappointed", he said after the match, according to Sportskeeda . Arsenal find themselves in sixth place in the Premier League , seven points behind fourth placed Manchester City.
As a consolation, Mexico wants the opener at its 87,000-capacity Azteca Stadium if it becomes the first three-time World Cup host. Montagliani said on Monday that the group will push for all three host countries to receive automatic World Cup qualification.
Murphy's heartbreaking final tweet, posted Tuesday, reads: "One to Sleep On: Release the past to rest as deeply as possible". Certainly, Charlie will be missed and his legacy will live on through his work. "He died with gigs on the books".
The Women in the World conference in NY was the first public interview given by Clinton since she lost the Presidential Election. And why and what the underlying reasons why is what I'm trying to parse out myself.
The two went to the final nine tied for the lead. 6-8, to catch Garcia. "I struck the ball well", he told reporters. That gave the 37-year-old Spaniard two putts from 12 feet for the victory, and his putt swirled into the cup.
She says there's nothing to prevent Trump from releasing his income taxes and that "the simple truth is he's got a lot to hide". It has legal authority to obtain confidential tax records, and could vote to make them public.
Deluxe Edition owners will also get a head start on the battlefront , being able to jump into the game up to three days early. Customize and upgrade iconic characters such as Yoda or Darth Maul, starfighters, or troopers.
The plan will be phased in over the first three years, with tuition being free for residents who earn up to a specific income cap. The scholarship would only cover the costs of tuition, so room and board, text books and other fees would not be included.
In Kwahu, some people will just want to give fun another chance, and will try very hard to play hard all in the name of Easter . Meanwhile in Allentown ministers from several churches and members of the community carried a wooden cross throughout the city.
Kushner shouldn't have the role (even if I like some of his views) because one should never hire someone who can't be fired". On Wednesday, he told the Wall Street Journal he "respects" the United States central bank chief.
Marcotte, a 27-year-old former Google employee, was killed while jogging near her mother's house in Princeton on August 7, 2016. Marcotte was a Google account manager who lived in New York City at the time of her death.
Portland is unsure of Jusuf Nurkic's status for Game 1
The Warriors begin their march toward a third straight NBA Finals on Sunday, and the first team on the road is the Trail Blazers. Somehow, the Warriors' 67-win season felt underwhelming coming off last year's National Basketball Association record 73 wins.
At least 4 people shot at Atlanta transit station
In the meantime, MARTA ridership is up to some degree as some commuters opt for the train as a way to avoid traffic headaches. The victims, as well as the gunman, are apparently in the age-30 range, although some accounts differ on that as well.
Batman and Wonder Woman React to 'Thor: Ragnarok' Trailer
What we do know is that Mark Ruffalo completed his scenes for Thor: Ragnarok several months before filming wrapped. In the trailer, countless creatures are seen all around Thor who wants him to battle like a gladiator in an arena.
Australia says it's ready to supply uranium to India
However, Turnbull assured India that the first shipment of uranium from Australia to India will happen "as soon as possible". While riding on the train, Prime Minister Turnbull whipped out his phone and snapped a selfie with PM Modi.
David Letterman's Mother, Dorothy Mengering, Dies At 95
Speaking to the New York Times about the book and her burgeoning TV stardom, she said , "I couldn't believe how it all took off". Dorothy Mengering, David Letterman's mother who won over viewers with her Midwestern charm on her son's Late Show, has died .
Romo's honorary Mav day turns spectacle for final home game
That didn't make accepting reality any easier for Romo, who sources say even asked that there be a "competition" for the job. This is meant to let the fans of Dallas sports have one last time to cheer on the longtime Dallas Cowboys quarterback.