Google Faces Antitrust Measures In Russia & South Korea

Google is facing the wrath of yet more antitrust regulators, this time from Russia and South Korea. After being on the receiving end of a formal investigation of the same nature from the European Commission earlier this year, the search company has been ordered to pay 6.8 million US dollars to Russia's anti-monopoly watchdog. The Federal Anti-Monopoly Service in the country ruled last year that Google had made all Android devices overly dependent on Google services, to an illegal extent. Meanwhile, South Korea's antitrust regulator made a statement on the same day, stating that it had begun formal investigations into the company for violating anti-competition laws. The Korea Fair Trade Commission has previously investigated Google's headquarters in Seoul in July, but no other information was given. The investigation is said to be ongoing.