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Google’s anti-competitive activities harm Indian consumers and economy: MapMyIndia CEO

According to a top executive of domestic navigation firm MapMyIndia, Google’s anti-competitive behaviour hurts Indian consumers and the economy by stifling “swadeshi” (indigenous) competitors. For abusing its dominant position in numerous markets related to Android mobile devices, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) fined Google Rs. 1,337.76 crore in October and ordered the internet giant to stop engaging in a number of unfair commercial practises. The CCI order on unfair business practises in the Android mobile device ecosystem has been challenged by Google in an appeal filed with the NCLAT. Google argues that the decision is a major setback for its Indian users and businesses that depend on Android’s security features and may increase the cost of mobile devices.

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