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Google gets fined in France for Free Google Maps

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Really? A Parisian commercial court in France has fined Google to pay a fine of €500,000 for giving its maps for free.  Bottin Cartographes,  who was on the other side of the lawsuit claimed that the Company ( Google) has leveraged the market by giving away its Google Maps service for free, while others try to make a living off it. 

“We proved the illegality of [Google’s] strategy,” said the prosecution counsel. 

Google plans to Appeal the decision, and believes that the company has not eliminated competition in this segment and is purely giving away its services because it can. 

Honestly, since when are Awesome products for free, looked down upon?

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Mobile phone lover, Deviana, is iGyaan's Mobile news correspondent