March 20, 2019 / 11:41 AM / a month ago

EU's Vestager says Google rivals more visible after changes

BRUSSELS, March 20 (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 ($1.69 billion) 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. ($1 = 0.8811 euros) (Reporting by Foo Yun Chee; editing by Philip Blenkinsop)

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